Tuesday, June 11, 2013




Well, my back went out Sunday evening while at a Bible School program.  It is not good to walk into the restroom, your back go out, and then wonder how you're going to get out of the restroom.

As you can probably tell, since I've written this post, I did make it out, and with my husband's help, made it to our vehicle.

And since it has taken me three times as long to do anything since then, I have wished many times I would not have taken it easy Saturday afternoon.  But, I can't change that now.

I did take a few pictures on Saturday.  My husband and Louie hit the computer hard while watching some fishing shows on television.
Louie is such a good worker!

As I've mentioned in previous posts, we're doing some remodeling.  Part of it is having some plumbing replaced under the kitchen sink.  One thing always leads to another.  And just as I get one area straightened up, another one gets messed up.

Because my back had gone out, I was unable to put everything back under the sink.  The last thing I wanted was to get on the floor and not be able to get back up!  When I came in for lunch today, I found that the wire mesh basket containing sponges, dishwashing liquid, packets of plant food, brushes and cleaning solutions had been knocked off on the floor and was scattered everywhere!  That wasn't what I wanted to see and I definitely didn't feel like cleaning it up.  I soon found the culprit in another room playing the innocence act to the hilt...

Chico had made himself comfortable in the den.  It's impossible to stay aggravated at him; he is so funny and lovable.  I just wish he could be trained to pick up after himself!

After lunch, it was time to check on my garden before settling back in to work.  This year I planted three raised bed gardens and also have herbs and tomato plants in several planters.  Hopefully this year will be a good year for the plants!  Two years ago we had too much rain and last year we had a drought.  I am more than ready for some homegrown produce.

Just take a look at this, though.  Around ten days ago, right after I got the raised bed gardens planted, I turned around to see Gracie had found a place to rest.
Evidently the freshly watered plants and cool dirt felt good to her.

The plants survived and are flourishing.

So far no wild critters have eaten the herbs.  I wouldn't mind if they would eat my volunteer crop of Vinca vines, though.

I am so looking forward to tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella sandwiches.  Yum!

In the meantime, I'll continue to keep the gardens weeded as best I can with a sore back.

Also, I'll pick up after Chico when he knocks something over.  You do those things when you love your pets.  They give so much more than what they take.  Providing entertainment is one of those things.  I snapped a picture of Chico taunting the beagles from behind the pet gate.
So, life goes on.  Weeds continue to grow when I don't feel like pulling them.  Mishaps happen when I don't feel like cleaning up a mess.  But, there are always things to smile about and laugh at. 

The good and the not so good go hand in hand on a daily transcendent journey.  Enjoy!



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