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....
How come Better Homes and Gardens only show the before and after pictures - where are the "What the heck were we thinking pictures!!!?" Well, here are mine!
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...