I love making people. I only ended up with one kid so maybe I’m over-compensating? I’ve made scarecrows and globe people, tiny little doll people and I even made my daughter an anatomically correct boy baby. She thinks it was gross. I think he was cute. If you come and visit me you will meet my newest people.
Happy Halloween (a little early)!! Come & trick-or-treat at my house this year.
I had a busy weekend. I had some cute girls over on Friday so I made a salad bar for dinner.
We played around with a fun app called Snap Chat
Are you on Instagram? They have video now!
We met a cute dog. My husband added the hat.
I finished off the weekend with some chores….that I love! Really!
What did you do this weekend?
I’ve spent all weekend organizing my mother’s basement and her backyard is full of everything that is staying and leaving. The weather is not fully cooperating but what are you going to do? A little water never hurt anything, right?
I have never been able to figure out what to do with this wire basket. It was just so big. Then one day I walked into my backyard and realized it would work great out there holding lots of little plants!
I had a pocket full of birthday money so off to the plant store I went. My plan was to get succulents but found I couldn’t resist some herbs and some plain old cute plants. It’ll probably end up a disaster when some grow and grow and grow out of their new home.
all the ingredients one needs for a cute planter
don’t put the puppy in the planter
I lined the baskets with some burlap. Adding in some potting soil and then stuffing in all the plants was pretty easy.
bottom tier all planted up. top next!
I think it looks great.
Time and again when I have felt frustrated and stuck in situations like having no money or hating my job or being too fat or getting my feelings hurt I continue to have those things in my life as long as I can stand it and then, I choose something else. I choose the thing I knew would be the solution from the first minute I began to be frustrated. I am always the answer. You are always your answer. Which means that I am always the problem and so are you. Bad and trouble will always be around but unhappiness and torment are a choice we make. We have heard this one million times because it’s true.
As I get older that choice becomes easier and easier to make, thank goodness. As I look back I marvel at how long it took me sometimes to admit to myself there was even a problem and even longer to remember that I was the solution. When I meet young women I always want to tell them the secret to happiness and contentment but I know they can neither hear nor believe it. I am thankful that when I was a young woman I had Mary Marjerrison in my life to see how someone can be happy in spite of their circumstances. I loved being around her because she was so kind and calm. I know that she had experienced much sorrow and yet her life seemed so lovely to me. It meant a lot to me that she would take time for me. When I was a little girl she would have me over to spend the night and we would have such a nice time together. I would see her every Sunday at church and she was always there volunteering at something. Our whole family was often invited over for dinner to her and her husband’s home. They were both so gentle and generous. Even when she was dying she was choosing her life. Her doctor suggested that she take some anti-depressant medication because she was feeling upset about her diagnosis. Her reply was that it was appropriate to feel upset in her situation. She spent her last Autumn planting bulbs for the Spring. I’ll bet those flowers look beautiful still.
My table with a Spring bloom gifted to me from a dear friend