Thursday, April 29, 2010

last space...

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Since we moved here 2 years ago in May I've had one area that I've put off... the basement. At first we agreed that as we were settling in we would have things that might be in a holding pattern so no need to try to organize things that might not stay there. Then we decided summertime was too gorgeous outside to miss a moment stuck inside and down under. The ideal time would be winter! The problem with that was the basement hides all your stuff! It does such a great job of that we just forgot all about it! Sure ... Christmas decorations would come out and we were busy buying and wrapping and packing to go out of town for the holidays. Then at the first of the year all of the decor went back into their boxes and the door was shut to be forgotten once again. Before we knew it... spring was here and it was just too glorious out to be stuck inside -- working! There was much to do outside and after hibernating for 5 mo who could blame us? After all no one else is going to see it!
So it went for another whole year...
Well, Saturday was rainy and chilly with the dampness all around.
Chuck looked at me and said "So what's on our schedule today?"
"We should really get the basement done" I replied.
His answer "Oh"
After working a hectic 55 hr week he was not exactly game. And on a rainy day like Saturday he really just wanted to chill... on the couch.. with a book and the TV set on baseball or golf or racing... or all 3! I let him know I really only needed his muscles which relieved him as his whole day wouldn't be lost.

So 5 days later I am about as close to done as I can get. And I feel pretty good about it!
I really do revel in the organizing process as well as the end result... I know ~ I'm just weird like that! It sure is nice to be DONE!

the basement somewhat organized!


finally... some order


finished with the unfinished


Oh and coincidently our neighborhood is holding a garage sale next week!
How perfect was that timing?

Monday, April 26, 2010

showing kindness to self...

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showering ourselves with kindness is just as important as treating others kindly


I try to treat myself to a walk every day

sure-for the exercise
but just as much for
the pure pleasure
of experiencing the great outdoors!




focus





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The fragrances alone make it worth the trip.





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Sunday, April 18, 2010

a beautiful renewal

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by way of winter

we have a renewal

of the earth







these smell sooo good!







then spring brings

forth all things

rich with beauty





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Thursday, April 15, 2010

pretty in pink...

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and orange and blue and red and...




pretty in pink






each and every day







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a whole new array of colors








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keep coming out...









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reminding me why











spring buds









spring is my favorite season!









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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

spring...

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is here...





spring has sprung


and while our grass is already beautiful and lush





out my back door 2






...waiting for it's second cutting








96/365








it's the blossoms that I just can't get enough of!!!






93/365 bbzzzzzzzz














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