This is a picture day. Thought you would like to see how the backyard grilling platform looks after a pergola is added. The back yard is done for a while. Now Mother nature will make it beautiful. She has a new grapevine to focus on, as well as our vegetable garden and lots of wild flowers. She will be busy in our little back yard.
It's hard not to keep going on a project that's turning out so beautiful. When I saw the back of the house the first time, I wondered how a builder could make this little peaked roof line. The inside and front of the house is a designers delight. But I knew as John did that the back yard was workable. The back of the house was going to be a little challenging. Was it going to be a screen porch, most people put them in, or maybe extend the deck. Well this is our design choice. We are not done yet, the last step will be our pergola over the grill platform. More pictures to come. But for now we are enjoying our accomplishments.
God Bless those who travel along with me on my journey . Carol
On my birthday, John gave me two packages of peeps. He knows that it's my Easter favorite. Unlike chocolate, birdie peeps are my favorite only during Easter. I don't understand peeps for Halloween etc. But what I saw when I was drooling over the peeps, was the sugar free message. Really, how can that be, what would they do, what is that yellow sparkly covering over the white wonderful marshmallow?
Turns out it's something I don't understand and my guess is it's bad. Chemicals, really, I want real sugar if sugar is what I am going to eat. When I first saw it I thought what is John thinking? Does he think I should stop my sugar hits regarding peeps. Well, finally I ask him and he never even noticed the sugar free info. Love that man. Never any underlying message from him ever.
Happy Easter all you peeps. May you celebrate Easter for what it is, not what goodies you get. Carol
I told you that I love getting greeting cards and yes I make them. Maybe that's why I make them. Did you know that a single card sent to someone can change their day? That maybe the time you took to send it made a difference. That picking a card that matched the person is not a waste of time. When I give a card to a person that is not expecting it and probably has never given a card to anyone, the look on their face is almost a gift to me.
My birthday cards will stay on the mantel for a month, not that my birthday lasts a month but that everyday I am reminded of people that like me enough to send them. I am truly blessed. It's not just birthday cards, it's every card we get. My house is always dressed with card reminders of those who care.
Thanks to those who made my mantel beautiful and my heart full. Carol
Birthdays are as different as the individuals that have them. From lavish parties, surprise parties, and lots of gifts, everyone has different wishes. I'm not sure why they are important because everyone has one.
For me it's simple. I love birthday cards, I want them to arrive through the week. On my birthday, I wake up to my world without drama. I hear Austin stretching and ready for another day, my husband putting a pot of coffee on, and I feeling renewed. A prayer of thanks crosses my lips. I don't need much, but what I get are small love gifts from John. This year it was flowers, peeps, chocolate covered marshmallow eggs, and a cake. Supper was my choice and I chose pizza at a real pizza place. Veno's was my choice. Be still my heart the pizza was the best ever.
I don't like people at work knowing it's my birthday, why you ask, because if I have a good day and everyone respects me, it's a great day. I had a great day at work. What a birthday.
God bless those who travel through my little blog. Carol