Oh, those hot August days...
so much going on..
Had workmen here all day Sunday
as they ripped out
and sawed down 21 year old
trees to make life easier.
My enormous African Sumac
in the far corner had to come down,
as well as decrepit, way past their prime,
bottle brush trees that lined the walkway.
Javier cut stump for me with foot rest
The Sumac was always too big for the area,
invaded into neighbor yards and created
so much debris that at least three times a year I
had to pay for help in clean up.
I was dangling from tall ladders
cleaning out gutters,
making friends and kids frantic with worry.
(Ok I only fell once ...geez)
totally new updated sprinklers,
new dog run area..
pre-plans for vegetable gardens
The yard looks foreign to me
right now. Far less shade,
I'm working on it.
But as we age we have to come
to terms with our capabilities.
I was astounded when my folks moved
down to a wee space when we had always had
sprawling homes with lots of land.
I get it now.
made a fountain
Finished all the prep for the next Gathering class.
Kits ready and waiting, very early this time, because
I am sooo excited for this one.
Marking items down at boutique
to make room for new holidays to come.
job interviews.. new directions
Proofing latest script for DD
Kids are thriving with
exciting projects, possibilities.
A surprise visit from my "surrogate son"
Ivan, made for wonderful long chats as the sun
went down last week.
has been the extent of my cooking
Cannot wait for cool weather
soups stews casseroles.
I am such a cold weather gal,
the wrong place for a long time....