Monday, August 21, 2017

Let me explain

Are you ready for the Solar Eclipse?  I am very interested but not to the point that I would travel to another state and battle crowds and traffic to view this.  No thank you, I will catch the TV coverage and at the same time be sure of safety to my eyes. Yesterday I baked a bread (could have turned out better) and made an apple cake. Today I am trying to find relief with the pain in my right leg and knee. I guess it is time to call the pain specialist. About that Gelato jar....thank you for all the tips. I did try tapping the lid, running hot water as well as using a rubber grip for lids. This was just a case of the gelato company really did not want me to enjoy the gelato at that moment. Well, not to worry as it is gone...and it was delicious.
I am pleased with the Library Bookcase. Fits perfectly against the side wall and completes the area.  the closed door section is great storage for the computer/desk things that I do not need to have out in view. All things tidy now. At some later time I may add a light inside the shelf area. I just want to change out the plug outlet on the wall now that it visible.
I am down to just 2 outside umbrellas and thanks to Keith, the too tight screw is out and now the not so green umbrella is in the stand.
Just to show you what the heat and sun do to the umbrellas...see how pretty (on the right) the blue was? This is just 2 years sun and heat. The red and green umbrellas, although pretty faded still have some time left.
The pond is looking good and working well. I did not want the water to be clear...no pond is clear, and I did notice it a bit green. Okay, there is and always will be some algae, but...remember the patch of green that I bought to add to the water lilies? I decided I liked it so I bought 2 more to fill in space. I just happened to read the tag...did not on the first one...and it said for indoor use only...will bleed green color if wet!
Guess that accounts for the green water! But, I like it. Slowly adding some features around the pond so the frog will not be the only thing there. Soon I will be able to add some annuals as we plant them in the fall and winter here in Arizona. I will be getting my tomato plants next month. Denny would be very pleased.  Our yard was his hobby and enjoyment.  I am learning to care for it as well as the house. Today is 2 months since his passing. I have accomplished a lot and learned a lot and have had the help of dear friends.  Staying strong and brave is not easy. I thank each of you for your love and encouragement and your kinds words. 

9 comments:

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Your bookcase looks wonderful and the pond area is lovely too.
You have done so much in these two months. Thank you for sharing your journey with us all.

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

are we getting fish for the pond.bookcase is fantastic. we are all here for you hugs

Mouse said...

your bookcase is perfect there and well done with the pond ...you have done so much in that time and are adapting daily to different things and to coin a phrase " holding up well " as always you are in my thoughts xxx love mouse xxxxx

Ann at Beadlework. said...

You have accomplished so much in so many ways in two months Grace. Don't look too far ahead and take little steps each day.

Janice said...

And just like that time marches on. Dennis would be so very proud of you maintaining the yard as it us an appealing sanctuary. Inside is also keeping you busy and that's a good thing. Just keep an eye on that foot and be careful to rest (with some Gelato) if need be haha

Vicki said...

Your bookcase looks great on that wall. Your pond area is very pretty. I stayed indoors yesterday and stitched. There seemed to be a lot of patchy clouds overhead during the hours of the eclipse so I couldn't tell if it was slightly darker due to the eclipse or the passing clouds! haha The pictures of it on the TV were very cool. Hope you feel better today.

Brigitte said...

The new book case looks great where you have placed it.
I really love how the pond area looks with all the details that you added.

Julie said...

Your new bookcase does look pretty filled with your treasures and the pond area is dleightful

Leonore Winterer said...

Well, I guess as long as you don't want new fish, the green water should not be a problem, and it does like nice with the patches!