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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Friday, June 14, 2013


I'm a list person. I make long lists of thing that I would like to get done. Some are long range planning and may take several years to get to it and some are urgent and top priority, some are costly,  (I need a new roof badly). Most are just maintenance lists like weeding and household chores etc... some are acquiring something or some are even hobbies.

I make a list and I love to cross them out and it's amazing how much I can accomplish over time. My list changes with the seasons. For example, my spring cleaning lists will be listed by room and what needs to be done in each room so I don't get overwhelmed. As long as I can cross things off, I feel like I'm accomplishing somethings. I don't need to cross every things off. I'm pretty flexible. Also in the spring I have a long list of flowerbeds to weed, divide  or revamp, etc. On days when I'm not very chipper, I do the easy stuff or sometimes I don't do anything. I need to add ( rest ) to my lists.

I got an extra pair of hands to help me today.

 The weeds were particularly bad in this bed. Each paver brick were lifted and weeded in between.

Right now, I'm working on a list of flowerbeds that needs serious weeding and so far I've crossed 12  off  the list with more to go. It's hard work but it feels good after it's done.

This is my crabapple tree that George bought me some years ago.  It was a grafted tree and it send up lots of sucker branches that are growing all around the base. I cut them off every year and they keep coming back. There are millions of  winged seed from surrounding Maple trees all over the yard.

It's hard to believe that the weekend is already upon us and not only that, we are in mid June. 
Have a safe weekend everyone and don't forget to leave a comment. I do appreciate them.