Picture of the cover of my next journal.
So many things to do in this nesting and blooming business.
Bought a tv, something to set it on, and something to match that. I just got my cable hooked up yesterday, and we’re still getting the bugs out. (so to speak).
Yup, NCIS, Gibbs and Abby. It’s mainly what I watch.
I have a sofa ordered from Amazon. Got swatches first, and everything. It will be delivered, and brought right inside. Just like up town.
I ordered an 8 cube bookcase from Target. That arrived and I put it together. Not hard really but a bit awkward with one person doing it.
Now when I go to Mary’s house I come back with a box or 2 of my books that have been stored in her garage.
Before all that I made the Shiloh Shrine.
Here’s part of it:
Thats sweet grass between those two pictures.
I’ve been plant shopping with my friend Gail, who knows all about plants. So far I have a Trumpet Vine, Pink Jasmine, and some Lavender. Also Nasturtiums, mint, and some parsley.
I’m making plans to enlarge my yard, which I’m allowed to do here, as long as I pay for it. The fence needs improvements in other areas, but management here will do that, and also provide me with a new shed, since the one here is rusting away.
There was no grass when I moved in so management seeded the front yard. I water it twice a day. I’ll have to do the back yard myself, but they supply the seed and mulch. There is a lot of yard waste to rake and shovel, and fill up my ‘yard waste’ trash bin, and a neighbors, too.
I celebrated my birthday with Jason and Mandy (son and d.i.l.). That was very nice.
This is what 69 and about 103 look like.
I’ve had some back aches, shoulder aches, and knee pain, but generally I feel like I’m holding together quite remarkably. (except for emotionally). And don’t forget 2 dog walks a day….many on the beach.
But then, still, in the evenings I’m missing my boy, sitting with my IPad at night, with tears falling, looking at Petfinder and the like, but I can’t get Shiloh back and nothing feels right…..until….I think maybe something is (right).
For now, I’ll just say there is a possibility that we might have a new family member sometime in August. I’m trying to stay calm about it because there are so many ways it could fall through. I’ll tell you more as time goes by and as I know more.
Sunsets are nice here too.