There are so many things for me to be thankful for today. Here are just a few.
Puppy kisses and puppy antics that never fail to bring a smile to my face. We can never have too much laughter in our life, can we?
A husband who, on the long weekend when I was so sleep deprived, got up at 6am with the dog and took her downstairs, kept her busy, took her for a walk, fed her breakfast and let me sleep until 10 am each day. Then, once I got up, he went back to bed.
That same husband who after getting up the second time of the day, worked by himself (in the hot California sun) setting stone by stone the new patio in the backyard. With my bad shoulder I can’t offer much in the way of help so I supervise and approve the placement and spacing between each stone. I did, however, vow to plant all the plants in-between the stones when the patio is done.
I am thankful beyond belief for changes happening in my life and in myself.
A change of attitude, from victim to woman in charge of her world.
A good friend or two or three.
Doors that open and close.
Possibilities that abound if one only dares to dream, then dares to put dreams into action by jumping.
Hope really is the thing with feathers.
Beautiful silver feathers.
Indeed! Thank you.
Hooray for things to be thankful for! xo
I missed you this afternoon….it popped up on my calendar and for a moment I forgot we had postponed things.
Hope your project is going well.
I am so happy for your joy!
Thank you. I hope it is contagious to all.
I’m happy for the hope in your life, Susan. May it keep flowing.
Thank you. I will do everything in my power to keep the flow moving in the right direction.
That sounds fantastic! Glad to hear things are looking up, up, up!
They are. They really are.
I still haven’t had the time to get around to other blogs but I did watch your video and thought it was a lot of fun. I also wanted to throw a wet sponge at someone else who lives in your house. Grrr….
I really sense the change in you recently.
What kind of plants will you put between your paving stones?
Thank you so much for saying that! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it. I am trying, really trying.
I think for the patio stones I will put some kind of creeping thyme as it is really low growing, can take some foot traffic and won’t need irrigation. It is one of the few places in the yard that we won’t have native plants. There just aren’t really any low growing natives that would do well in that place.
We have a stone path on the sideyard and I’ll plant Yerba Buena in-between the stones there. It’s a lovely native groundcover.
I like your commitment to native plants. I guess Irish Moss doesn’t qualify, huh? I’ve seen it in catalogs but never in “person”. I’ll check out the creeping thyme.
The more I learn about native plants the more I fall in love with them. The thyme isn’t native but at least it is drought tolerant which is important in my area.
Irish Moss, all mosses, need a lot of moisture and I don’t have that naturally. If you do, it might work for you. Have you looked at your state’s native plant society? http://www.ncwildflower.org/
If you need something for between stepping stones take a look at http://www.stepables.com/
Thanks for the sites. I love the stepables. Haven’t checked the other yet. Will pass on to my son in law who is into Native NC plants. He also offered to properly pave a smallstone walkway my daughter and I created. Wants to plant something green between. Will you be posting pics?
yes, I’ll be doing pics. I actually put together a new blog to track all this progress but things have so insane in real life that there has been no time to get the posts up.
Yay for good changes and lots of hope!
Thanks, Jo. It is nice to be on the sunny side of the street for a change.
What a wonderful list!
Love this post, Susan. Every single bit of it!