What a good day today was! There was a moment this morning when Mom and I were sitting outside under the trees and I said, “I’ve been in such a good mood the past few days.” Mom immediately agreed that she, too, has had high spirits these past several days. It’s because we’ve been so productive with our various projects. Some accomplishments were big, some seem small, but altogether a wonderful weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
There’s nothing like getting something — anything — done to make me feel like I’m making a difference and not just trudging through laundry and washing dishes every day. More seeds have been planted; I cleaned out and reorganized the spice cabinet (what a mess!); two boxes have been filling up with stuff to give away (one for a church yard sale and one for the Mountain Mission truck); salt dough ornaments are (still) drying in Mom’s oven; four beautiful birds (2 red and 2 gold) have been sewn together; I cleared up some of the clutter that appeared to have taken up permanent residence in the living room; and today we finished building the raised bed for Violet’s shade garden!
The raised bed wasn’t hard to build. I used a circular saw for the first time in my life…and I liked it! Power tools make me feel power-full. We were four screws short, but that is easily remedied the next time we go into town. Now I just need to buy dirt to fill the bed. I ordered some plants online at www.bluestoneperennials.com and they’re due to arrive May 30. Bluestone is having a great Spring Clearance sale and I couldn’t help buying a few things for Violet’s garden.
One more thing I did today was bake a cherry crisp (YUM!) for a dessert auction tomorrow. Our church is teaming up with other Methodist churches in our district to raise funds for a local mission. There will be delicious barbecue for sale, by the plate or by the pound. I may have to go and buy back the cherry crisp I made, because that smelled so good! If there had been a way to sneak a spoonful without it being noticed, I probably would have done it.