Time to wash off the dust of winter and spring from the front porch. Small but big enough for a chair and a small table for coffee and a book. Great place for tying shoes before going out. Didn't change much. Cleared off bits and pieces that needed to find a new home or be released.
Swept then washed the floor boards, hauled stuff to the carport for now, brought out the white metal table from the back deck.
Checked to make sure the tea mug was a convenient reach and the chair was comfortable. Lunch in the sunshine.
Read another chapter, enjoyed my lunch. Rested. Almost ready for the annual sand and prep and repaint the deck and steps and touch up trim and the front door.
When one has a birthday I think they need to pick some favourite things to celebrate - all the month long.
Yesterday DH and I had a 'day out' travelling up the Fraser Canyon to visit favourite places. That was Day 1 Day 2 (today) DS and DGS gave me a smoothie maker - and we plan to have cake with our supper.
I gifted myself with a 5 week online journaling courseWrite your Heart's Desire 2. Exploring thoughts, thinking about what the future me would thank me for, writing things down. Making time for me to dream, think, consider, plan, record.
My promise to me is to pay more attention to taking care of me; to laugh, to smile, to hug, to continue my daily walks, to eat mindfully.
The Fitbit that was my Mother's Day gift this year has been fun - it reminds me to drink water, get out and move, sleep enough.
I planted flowers in my front yard planter boxes and they are doing well.
I am grateful that DGS is keeping the front and back lawns mowed this year. Replacing the lawnmower made the job smoother.
Recovering from a car accident takes hard work and time and I have learned to cherish what I have and I am grateful for my blessings.
Thank you dear ones for visiting today.
I looked back in time and found I had written birthday posts since 2011: June 2/11 post, June 1/12 post, June 2/13 post, June 2/14 post, June 2/15 post, June 2/16 post. June /17 post, June /18 post
Another sign made with a stencil - fun, quick and just right for summer travel.
This week has been a 'let's take a look in the drawers in the workshop' - and in my 'drawer that used to hold my sewing supplies' were a few very old well used vintage+ thimbles.
Photo by DGS
Another great church sale this month, my favourite one to visit - just a mile or so from our home. Squirrels are Blue Mountain Pottery.
And then there was Vintage Saturday sale - favourite finds - vintage kitchenware, wooden handled brass chamber candle holders
Mid-century footed copper comport, small dachshund, crib board, letter holder, rolling pin and tart pan (plus a small Dutch carved shoe).
Another 'sort out the workshop' unearthed a wreath shaped wire I had fallen in love with years ago, some well used clothes pins, a butter press and a sad iron plus a handle that didn't fit that shape (below, on the wooden ironing board).
What sign did I make this week?
Supplies: A narrow cutting board Beckley Coal chalk like paint and my fav. brush clear wax and a clean rag masking tape, newspaper stencil by Muddaritaville Studios
A sign to fit into a small space - just like the small trailer.
Using up more pieces of wood from the fence that blew down and from pieces that need to be useful DH has been making small garden frames - easier to reach, weed and harvest. So far potatoes have been planted - that is DGS's area of the garden.
And ... DGS and his Mom brought over a bright red Rhodo for Mother's Day the previous Sunday.
Sunday this week DGS and his Mom brought over a lilac that she can't plant in their yard and so was added to my yard Wednesday (DGS is the hole digger and planter).
Bonus - DGS is now working on digging out a very long underground root that visited and prospered in our yard - from next door - an acacia I think. DGS soaked the soil around the root so he can get the gardening fork under the off-shoot roots.