Although it is almost the end of April, I feel as though I have just recovered from the Festive Season!
It sounds crazy, doesn’t it? How can that possibly be?
It’s been four months since I packed away Christmas decorations, but the preparations before Christmas, the holiday in Eduardo after Christmas, the complete lack of routine over the summer holidays, and the frantic pace of term one of school, have made for crazy times.
Fun, but crazy!
I feel I’ve just taken a breath and some sort of order has been restored.
Yes, I prefer my little patch of the universe to have some semblance of order because, to me, a little bit of order equates to a little bit of freedom: -
FREEDOM to walk Jet without feeling guilty about the backlog of washing not being done!
FREEDOM to occasionally have the luxury of reading a book
FREEDOM to watch Downton Abbey and take the proper amount of time to sob uncontrollably when Matthew has a car accident
FREEDOM to crochet without feeling I should be scrubbing soap scum off bathrooms
FREEDOM to dream big about my Etsy shop
FREEDOM to blog and to unearth some other amazing blogs out there.
Yes, I am really enjoying taking the time to regularly tune in to the happenings in these blogs below.
Go on, just press on them and be transported through cyber space to their latest wonderful posts.
Aren’t they a treat?
And they are very inspiring, don’t you think?
So, with a combination of a tiny bit of FREEDOM and a large dose of INSPIRATION from the great blogs above, I ventured out into The Oasis Out The Front Door and tackled a job that has been begging to be tackled – the revamp of a sad, forgotten garden bed.
Yikes! So many weeds!
The green bin was full in no time and I had only removed weeds from about a third of said garden bed!
Time to stop weeding for a little while, add some well-rotted compost to the soil, and start planting.
The Travellers gave us a Ballerina Apple tree they had in a pot for many years – here’s hoping it will cope being transferred to its new home.
Then came the extra fun part – decorating with an old log and some weatherproof cats from the Op Shop …
Poor Jet waited patiently for me to throw the ball during this whole gardening session …
Next to Tottie’s rose went a very special doll’s pram and a small, whitewashed house.
The doll’s pram belonged to a very special friend who lost a battle with breast cancer. Every time I look at my revamped garden bed now, I remember her and her all too short, but very memorable life.
and Dee Dee took a moment to reflect on those near and dear that we have lost …
And, finally, some more rocks around the edges and a smaller Ballerina apple …
Stay tuned to updates in this garden bed as there’s plenty more to come from The Givers – of course – and a special plant on its way for Teddy.
In the meantime, enjoy the tiny snippets of total freedom in your day …