This Fourth of July Weekend has been productive, relaxing, and refreshing. Some might find spending hours doing lawn work a tiring and painful way to spend the weekend but I disagree.
I've visited Leon's Farm Market many times for mulch and our lawn looks so much better. I borrowed my father's clippers and trimmed tree branches and a couple bushes, mowing just became easier and less of threat when you forget to duck. The fire pit my parents gifted us last summer is now surrounded by stone and mulch, a beautiful addition to the back lawn. My mom would be happy.
There are still hours to spend outside but I've already accomplished more in three days than I did all of last summer. Last summer developed into a journey we hadn't planned yet instead of worrying about the lawns and to-do-lists, we dedicated time to each other and putting first things first. No one knew as the fireworks lit the sky last summer, it would be my mom's last summer with us. I'm thankful we embraced the time we had and let the little things go, after all landscaping and trimming is truly a little thing compared to time and memory making with our families, isn't it?
Instead of hiding in the coolness of our home and missing my Mom, I got out and "puttered" as we call it in our family. This type of activity is what kept my mom going and brought her joy. She enjoyed doing it herself and stopping down to see the progress I was making. I found much peace, relaxation, & refreshment busting a sweat and restoring life and hope to our lawn. It was the face lift our lawn deserved and the restoration I needed.
I thought about doing more lawn work today but decided to take the holiday off. Instead, we might picnic with friends, go shopping, bum around the house, or ???? The sky is the limit. I can get back to puttering around the lawn tomorrow, today we are enjoying some R & R.
What are you doing today?
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Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323