Thursday, March 22, 2012

Brain Fog?

This is what our mornings have looked like all week:

Fresh spring grass
 This is Blue.  In the fog.  Blue. in. the. fog......

                                                       Bridget. In. The. Fog
Don't bother me, I'm eating!


Road?  What road?

 And this is what it looks like from my front porch.  There is a road out there somewhere.....beyond the fog.

Foggy mornings sometimes create a foggy brain for me..........

This is what the foggy mornings have turned into:
A clear view
Which is the same view, from my front porch, as the one just above!  Big difference, eh?

Here are some good Spring things!

Spring in a barrel!
The hyacinths smell SOOOO good -Here - take a sniff!!!!!!!!!!

Mmmmm, they smell so good!

We worked on putting in a nicer front walkway.  Ever since we've lived here, I wondered why there wasn't a sidewalk or walkway of some sort, from the front porch to the driveway.  The wet weather we've had for the last year, totally frustrated me.  It took some work and sweat from both hubby and I but we worked together, and got it done, and it's SO nice.  Except next time, I would not put sand in between the blocks - I'd put little tiny stones.  The sand gets all over the shoes especially in this foggy, damp weather.  But at least I can get to the car from the house, without my shoes getting full of MUD and wet red clay - which does not come out of anything no matter what you do!  Especially white leather sneakers.

Come on in!
It's so much more inviting now.

The next thing I want to do is get the front porch sanded, and either stained or painted.  I'm thinking of taking those rails down, and putting up screens.  I'd have to frame the screens out and put them up and then probably still put some sort of rail there - wouldn't want anyone falling thru!  The stupid part is, those spaces between the beams are not even.  The person that built this house did some strange things.  Anyway, I'm one to figure the problems out, then over come them, as opposed to Hubby who likes to avoid issues like that.  But see how nice the front walk is?  It has taken me YEARS (7) to get to this point.  It was NOT hard.  It just took some work.  There used to be five sets of those blocks right in front of the steps (now there are three rows), so we shrunk the amount of rows of blocks in front, and dug a pathway to put them in to lead out the gate.  We didn't have to buy anything but the sand that went in between!  Win win! I just hope they don't get all wonky like they did when Hubby first put the rows in, in front of the steps.  If they do, we'll have to do something about it.  I don't want anyone to trip and fall!

So there is my blog post for today.  Not anything exciting. I haven't really DONE anything exciting, but this is my life.

I have worked on a quilt top, which is done except for ironing the seams.  I ironed them open this time, because I want to see how it turns out.  This is going to be a quilt to sell.  I have to order the fabric for the backing, or try to find it locally.  I should make some phone calls today to see if any of the local quilt shops carry the fabric.

I have volunteering this afternoon with Evan at hospital and I need to get him brushed out and bathed.  We've been doing a lot at the dog trainers and walking a lot over there, so he's pretty dirty!

Hope you all have a wonderful day today.  I'm hoping the sun comes back out today!


1 comment:

Judee said...

That is a nice walkway and I love your pictures. We will have to compare hyacinth photos soon.