Tuesday, April 20, 2010


My goodness! I have worked in my flowerbeds this weekend after the granddaughters left to go back home Sunday afternoon and now... ouch! I am so sore!! I feel like I have never worked a muscle in my life and now I am paying for it!

The last couple of years have been extremely difficult years....my daughter and her sweet little toddler living under my roof along with a new precious, pre-mature arrival while her husband/their daddy fought in Iraq ...along with other "extras" in my life as I worked FULL (lots of overtime work) time. As a result, my flowerbeds have been neglected! I worked from 2 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. It felt so wonderful to enjoy the cool spring tempatures with the sun warming the top of my head as I worked away in the dirt! My grandpa was a farmer and he used to say that you feel closer to God when you get your hands in the dirt and work the soil. :) I miss my Grandpa!

It was hard work pulling the weeds and cutting back the ivy but it is so well worth the work! I love the results and I love the flowers! As I get more done, I will post my flower beds! :)

Happy Tuesday!
Hugs, Carolyn
Psalm 28:7


Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! I can almost feel the soreness - I do this every year. Work til I'm worn out. But I know your yard and flower bed thank you.
Thank you so much for popping in to see me and I hope you'll come back. You have a lovely blog.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how I can relate. I have been out in the yard too and I have muscles that havn't moved in years and they are all screaming. lol I know your yard looks fabulous. Love the pretty apothecary jar and the cute little bird. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

cbc said...

Can't wait to see your flowerbeds! I can just imagine the soreness you are feeling. It will all be worth it!

Snugs out to you!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your sweet bird and jar with the nest -- hoping to see your garden soon.

Sandra said...

I love the jar and the seed packets...so many fun ideas and inspiration on your site. See ya soon.

sewingseeds4U said...

This is such a beautiful vignette. I saw a similar jar at Michael's...oooh I heart it. Maybe next week. Thanks for the inspiration.

Beverly said...

Looking forward to seeing the fruits of your labor. I agree with your Grandpa. And I agree with you. My hands love working the dirt but my body screams at me when I do.

Stacey said...

I worked that hard today. Love it though!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I always say, whoever labeled gardening as "light exercise"... never did any! But it is worth it in the end.

nannykim said...

Love the little birdie!