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Sunday, July 04, 2010

When we came home for a week at the end of June I decided that I wanted to bury the past literally.
I wanted to make this change to put away the past and the suffering that went with the presence of this constant reminder of the pain and suffering I had endured.
I had a plan and design inside that I wanted to make a reality and share.

This raised bed veggie garden filled with weeds represents the old me, the one that had to sit on the side of the garden to work the soil and plant the seeds for veggies. As you can see I had forgotten to sow seeds this year as I am not the same person for which this garden was built.

This is my new canvas in which to design what I have planned in the past week.

As you can see I am not the same person as before as I have changed in many different ways and have grown to love all that mother nature has to offer those who are willing to see the beauty.
It only took me a week to change the back yard with the raised bed veggie garden of the past to the flower bed that was inside my imagination for such a long time.
I hope you to have grown in ways that will make your dreams come true.

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LIL-VIXEN 7/4/2010 8:48PM

    I just want to know what took you so long to develop your imagination into a beautiful reality? Your garden is beautiful. You did a wonderful job on the layout and design. Ever thought about landscaping as a hobby?

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SP_COACH_NANCY 7/4/2010 8:41PM

  Wow, what an AWESOME analogy and what an AWESOME garden!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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NEELOJ 7/4/2010 8:25PM

    Great job!! Doing something like this can make us a new person!
There is nothing like getting dirt under your fingernails!!
Keep posting pictures as it grows!

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LAPRATH 7/4/2010 8:19PM

  Sandy, I can not believe how fast and hard you work. Did hubby help? Anyway it is a beautiful story, and one worth remembering. You feel so elated now when you have your old life to compare to.
We stayed home today...except for going to church. Our minister wanted us to go to their place for a barbecue, her husband does wonderful ribs. Bill was reluctant to go this year...the old poop. Now we are going to the Kennewick Eagles cause our friends invited us.
Today I finished some loose end jobs, paid some large bills, gave hostas and other plants to my daughter Denises' friend Michele. Made potato salad, cole slaw and Bill cremated some very good Black Angus hamburger. I prefer it well done.
I've been drafted back to working at Costco. We have a new boss I like, who does not rule by intimidation. So I'll work and pay off the $697.00 shoe bill which I worked up in Seattle at the Rack and special shoe stores.
THE GOOD news is that no longer do my feet get sore at work...because I have lost 15 pounds since I worked there last.

We all pay for what we do, or not do.

"When the world's trying to beat me down. I know that you're there waiting to lift me up".

BarbaraJo emoticon

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LILWASPUD 7/4/2010 7:45PM

    Absolutely beautiful, Sandy. It's so hard to even imagine what that other person was like, as you are such a vibrant, LIVING woman today, with SO very much to be proud of.

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REDBUBBLES 7/4/2010 7:08PM

    It is beautiful - just like you are.

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SUNNYARIZONA 7/4/2010 6:54PM

    Wow!!! that really has to make you feel so good!!!

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    what a metamorphesis. good going.

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    emoticon Very nice! emoticon

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