Sunday, March 22, 2009

OOPS, I Forgot

Susan, from the Maharajah's Palace, gave me the "Sisterhood" award for my blog. I thank you so very much for this. I am still surprised when I realize that people other than family and friends read my blog and I actually have "followers". It honestly gives me incentive to do more work on the house. I'm passing it on to EVERYONE who is working on their own blog, as we all need that boost from time to time and to choose just a few is not only confusing, but not fair to the ones not mentioned. I think that anyone who takes the time to share their thoughts with others is just as welcome as those that call and ask how you are doing. It's wonderful that computers bring us all together no matter how far away we really are from each other.

The Kiss of the Sun

I have Spring Fever and the weather is perfect for it, at least, until tomorrow, when it's supposed to change. I've spent the better part of my time cleaning and uncovering tiny little sprouts that hide under Winter's junk. The crocus and mini-daffodils are flowering now and signs of others are following. I get all goo-goo when my flowers start to show from their long Winter's nap.

The Kiss of the Sun for Pardon,
The Song of the birds for Mirth,
One is Nearer God's Heart in a Garden,
Than Any Place Else on Earth.

I've not completely ignored The Garfield, but it's only with monotony. Sanding a new stack of shingles, cutting and gluing them on to the house. Surely you don't need to see the same photo, just on the other side of the house. Boring!

I am guessing it will take a while to get to the point where a photo will be of any real interest. Sorry about that. I'm eager myself, but life comes before it's imitation. The change in the weather that's coming is supposed to be here tomorrow and hang out for a few days, so maybe I'll get something done then - I hope.

Until then, I'll be in the garden if you need me.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

A Little More Siding

Putting up the siding is an easy task, but not the least bit exciting. The photo is of the front porch, front door, and tower. The height it's at right now is as high as I can go before I put on the porch roof. I'm only halfway finished, then will turn my attention to the porch, adding a plank floor, and on the tower, stonework all the way up My heart says I'll be done with the siding this weekend: my fingers ask "Who am I kidding?" I need to rummage around in my box of "Gonna Do's" and find my front trim, the planks, the riverstones. Good grief! I thought I said I was organized!!! I love this house! I'm so sad that lately is been a big sigh instead of something more enthusiastic.


Oh, my goodness..all the positive re-enforcement a girl could need. More than a dozen of you have said such sweet things. Thank you so much. Your nudge has done the trick. And, the weather, Springlike, but not quite there, is perking me up some. My crocus are blooming, the mini daffies are in bloom, and the standard daffies are almost there.

Well, HiHo, HiHo.

Monday, March 9, 2009

My Apologies

Well over a month ago, Doreen Playter pass the blogging award back to me. Thank you so much, Doreen and I apologize for doing nothing about it until now. I really do have better manners than that.What's kept me is just cabin fever, my own personal funk, a 1,400 page book, and all around procrastination. In other words, no good reason at all.

I also have the problem of passing it on to others and I just have a mental block there. My reading of others' blogs is a random method, bouncing from one blog to another, and I've already passed it once to my most favorites. This is not to say that there are not other great ones that I read, but that, for the most part, I haven't spent a whole lot of time reading many blogs. Those that I've spent any real time reading, I have already passed it on to them or they have already received it from others multiple times.

As for my dear baby? Garfield, it too have suffered my lack or attention and I only have a few more pieces of siding up, nothing spectacular right now, but on the verge of being show off again. I have, just a few days ago, picked up level and exacto knife and am back on track. It shouldn't be too long now for me to do show and tell. Please accept my apologies for being so lazy.