Wednesday, May 14, 2008

One more thing


Projects

Ok, so I figured out another thing about myself from my mother's day talk. Mom's know that much of what we do is repetitive - washing the same clothes, the same dishes, cooking the same meals just to get up and do it again the next day... It's hard to see the progress. I think that's why I do Projects! I can begin it, work on it, see the progress as it moves along and then finally I have a finished product - proof that I've accomplished something - like my closet for example. (I would have taken before pictures but I was way too embarrassed (the sigh of relief you heard was from my sweet patient hubby - it was mostly my mess))
Taadaaaaa! finished project - mission accomplished! On to the next project.

Last fall, after our sweet dog Thunder died, we decided it was time to begin the backyard remodel we had been planning so we removed the deck we never used except as a very large dog house. This is the view from the eating area. Bushes have been cut down and footings still in the ground - 9 footings to be exact.
Things are moving along but I feel a little like our backyard is a war zone. Two of the three vegetable garden boxes are 2/3's of the way built... I think we have enough dirt for the water feature Christian, Jen and I are planning to make....

I am thankful to be married to a wonderful husband that is not only patient but very wise.

We are meeting with a landscaper to help me with my current project so I will have time to wash those clothes, those dishes, cook those meals and hopefully, before the first snow flies, we will be able to play badminton in our back yard after a nice meal that includes fresh tomatoes and grilled summer squash and then sit back and enjoy the sound of the stream trickling through the yard as we roast marshmallows in our fire pit..... Ok, Ok, Ok, I'll take the badminton and the squash and be satisfied! (although I can see the stream thing happening)

Is there a cure for this? My name is Karen and I have a project problem...


6 comments:

megan said...

Karen fun to find you in the blogging world. Of course you can link to mine. I can totally relate to the finished projects thing felt those same feelings when we went through the remodel. When you see the before and after it is like magic. In reality it is we are crazy and what are we doing during the process. I should have taken pictures of Todd's face every time I changed my mind.

Dave and Mandy said...

Karen - I feel honored to be "linked" to you! Just when I'm about to take my blog private, a fun, new connection is made. You (and Bishop) are some of our favorite Provo people. I always find myself wondering what you are up to or wishing I was near you for some much needed advice...now I can be "near" through blogging. Love it!

Dave and Mandy said...

P.S. Big hugs to Jennifer! Bring that cute girl to CA for a visit!

The Norris Family said...

haha I love projects! youre right you start and finish that project! then move on to the next one! My name is Tommie and I also have a project problem...

Christie said...

KAREN!!! How exciting you have you post on my blog! How did you find it? I was thrilled to find yours. Yes, I love this glimpse into your life...a fun reminder of why we enjoyed such a nice friendship that unfortunately has been been too dormant! Yes, let's link up! I'm so thrilled for Robbie...such a testimony to the 'just hang in there' that is so much a part of parenting! Ruby is adorable..so happy for Amy! Love the name of your blog...I don't yet know how to do the header thing as well as you. I'm up for pointers! Love to you and yours

Jessica Patch said...

Karen I 'm so glad you have a blog. This will be a fun way to stay in touch other that church! Love you guys!