Truly everyday is indeed Saturday for the two of us, well the pets too! I know I am funny but it is true, being retired and me disabled we have nowhere to go. We get up when we want and hit the bed when our eyes will not longer stay open.
I was thinking about this as I continued to plug away here in the yard, trying the best I could on my own to ready this place for summer as he decided he would do the maintenance on our truck. It is a huge undertaking when it is a Honda. Back 30,000 miles ago he was supposed to change the timing belt well he started yesterday at 10 AM and stopped at 7 pm and back out there this morning by 9 or 9:30. He will do the water pump at the same time. I suggested we trade it in as it looks beautiful and runs great as I knew it would be very involved, sad thing is we are stuck here no matter what happens to JT or Mom or even us, as I sold my van a year and a half ago and my pickup sits with a leaking, ruined transmission still. So I will keep my fingers crossed he does a great job on her and we can go see my Mom over the REAL weekend. She is to coming home tomorrow! I am so happy.
I went to bed really tired and hurting last night but got a great nights sleep and got so much done, so it was a good tired. This morning I had my yummy healthy breakfast and prepared for a full day in the yard but first the house. Dishes and floors! Then time to get outside with JT and my shovel and rake and her toys. I decided I would regain my front driveway after many years of plowing and leaves piled up. So long in fact it was now rich soil, I love free dirt! See where the new dirt is there were deep ruts all along the drive.
It had begun to get so small of an entrance so I worked further up out of this shot and dug all of that out and took 5 loads in the wheel barrel around back to another spot I am trying to build up and add plants that will set out roots to hold it all up. I am now thinking I should have got a pallet of cement blocks but I am so frugal I used boards from my old chicken coop and fence posts to hold it all in place till I can afford to have a few loads of clean fill added under the green growth of bushes and trees to take back more of my land that all the flooding year after year has swiped from this beautiful piece of land. I will add a pretty tree that sends out deep roots and add here too but I will prune so it stays away from the house.
This was at one time all level with the backyard not the lower yard though, just never so dramatic, so I will do this in stages, yes pace myself, add a little soil and a tree then add bulbs for spring as this is on the south side of the house nice and warm. I may get some blocks designed for this for the section you can see from the front driveway just to give it a finished look and not wooden pallet and boards 🙂 maybe I will add a bird bath here as the center piece once soil has had a chance to pack down and I can make it good and level.
All the while I worked and JT played this is what we got to watch in the river
Maybe you can’t see it but there was a Great Blue Heron working the river, thankful for the dam being pulled so it could fish once again. I love that they love my place and feel safe to raise young with the rest of the critters that do.
I worked for so many years 80 to 100 hours each week out on the roads dealing with all drivers do, to have a place like this, so for me it is worth the hard work to keep it and as much as it’s beauty as possible.
Some flowers in bloom here today
Yes I am blessed but thankful for the rains that began to fall so I could put my feet up and write to you. I will hit another 50 blogs hope one is yours 🙂
19 thoughts on “Everyday Is Saturday For Us”
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Now I am feeling guilty about all the work outside I haven’t done. (grin) Curt
That is truly a place worth to keep!
Thanks and I do not mind the hard work it is a perfect place for me to rest my sore body 🙂
Hi Eunice. Lovely flowers. Your hard work is paying off! Have a great long weekend, even if every day is the weekend for you! 😉
Thanks you enjoy your weekend to the fullest as well 🙂 We are both happen in our gardens 🙂
Yes, one was mine and thank you for that Eunice 🙂 Been raining 2 days solid here and this will be a Bank Holiday weekend in the UK so nobody’s expecting any better. Hip hooray for mum being home. Don’t forget to put your feet up a little 🙂
Been up all day painting 🙂
I love the title of this post and so glad for you that every day is Saturday, now punctuated by a beautiful spring.
What a beautiful green yard you have! Good luck with the transportation, and all the yard work. That is some heavy duty lifting! I am trying to reclaim certain beds in the yard. It is exhausting, but so satisfying.
Yes I do what I can and rest but they are amazed at how good I am doing 🙂
There’s not much that satisfies the soul as much as digging in the dirt.
How true and I sleep like a baby after 🙂
Yes, I do also. It satisfies that long ago Kansas farm girl in me.
I haven’t done much this year and it’s already so hot…
😦 was 80 for these last two days so I visited Mom and played with watercolors cooler soon 🙂 Hope your area gets more tolerable too
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