Saturday, March 15, 2008

Enjoying the day

I'm enjoying a beautiful if not an occasionally wet spring day. I think, with crossed fingers, that spring has finally come to my part of Virginia. It has been so warm with a hint of a breeze that it just make you want to go outside and play. I'm still a little fuzzy with the pain killers that I'm on. So, I didn't go out to work in the yard or to start the garden. I look forward to the time when I'm no longer under the care of a Doctor. I have had 6 operations since Sept., all but one was related to my kidneys. The only good thing about it is that I still have both of my kidneys. They were not sure prior to my second to last operation if the left kidney was too damaged to keep, but it was fine.

I have been looking at garden books and flower catalogs, planning all the details of my garden. I'm having DH and DS to make me raised plants beds so that I will not have to bend to far. My DH is also making me more stepping stones and edges to make my garden a little bit of heaven. But before all this can be done and the garden started, the whole family will be doing a great deal of clearing of the backyard..

Tomorrow is DS birthday, so we will be doing something nice for him, but we are putting off the big plans that we had until I'm feeling up to traveling. We live in a medium size town so there isn't a lot for young people to do around here, so we go to the next largest city like Greensboro, NC or Roanoke, VA and Lynchburg, VA to go out to eat, shop the malls and just making it an all day party.

So until we meet again ~~smiles~~


Rosie's Whimsy said...

Be careful not to start gardening too soon. It is strenuous work and you don't want to hurt your incisions. Praying that you will heal quickly so you can go out and play. :-) Rosie

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

I would love some raised flower beds around here! And not just for the bending issue but because this Texas soil is like a concrete clay mix. I'm telling you, digging thru this mess almost requires a jackhammer. Which sort of takes the fun out of gardening. lol I was just thinking yesterday that I need to go get a load of manure to spread on the lawn and in the flower beds to help feed them and maybe fool them into thinking something really SHOULD be growing there. Every spring that I start trying to garden here, I realize how much I miss that wonderful soil we had back in the Florida panhandle. Now THAT was good dirt. (This is another indication that I'm getting old...I'm starting to "grade" the dirt I dig in. lol)

Debbie said...

Hi Katie....I'm sorry you have had health problems and I hope you are back to 100% again soon! Your new house plans look lovely and that is so exciting preparing for a new home. :) Thanks for the beautiful spring pictures. Come back and visit me again soon!

Warm regards,
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Nancy said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting me! Please don't tell me these gorgeous spring pictures are taken this year.... while I'm looking out the window at a spring snow storm.... :( What lovely pictures you have on your blog. I am a fan of Thomas Kincaid pictures and could easily see myself in them. I saw my forever home in a dream once.... Not certain where it is or if I'll ever live in it but when I woke up, I knew, without a doubt, that it was mine and meant to be. It still lives vivid in my mind. Maybe, one day.... Yes, take it easy! I had my gallbladder removed a few years ago and thought I knew my body better than the doctors....and what my limitations were.... wrong.... Nancy