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Day 192: Getting Things Done

Thursday, July 11, 2019

"Forgive the past. It is over. Learn from it and let go. People are constantly changing and growing. Do not cling to a limited, disconnected, negative image of a person in the past. See that person now. Your relationship is always alive and changing." (Brian Weiss)

Hello, my lovely friends!!!

It’s been a busy but productive couple of days for us. Someone finally kicked us in the butt and we were up by 7:30 a..m. for the past few days. Our weather has been cool, and we’ve been outside working on the backyard. Yesterday we talked about the yard and have decided to have the back done first instead of landscaping the front. The back needs more help than the front. When the house was my parents, my Dad put up a shed but put it on palettes instead of a concrete slab. The rabbits like to live underneath there, and I want to stop that. We’re thinking of putting a big size concrete patio on the side of the house for the shed and we’re thinking of putting up another smaller one for the yard tools because the shed right now houses all the patio furniture. I think the back is more of a headache for us than the front and that’s why we’re going to do the back first.

I woke up earlier this morning and my Mom wants to sleep some more. You all know I accomplish a lot of things alone. I got up and washed my makeup brushes and started some laundry. The water turned on and I guess that means no outside today, but that is fine by me because it's already hot. I guess Mother Nature teased us with cooler weather and now is reminding us that its summer here. We’ve been working outside since Monday and today I’m just going to try and do as much inside that I can before she wakes up.

Since we’ve been working so hard this week, I think we deserve a day out tomorrow. I just want my Mom to get out into the world again. She was always a people person, but not anymore. She doesn’t want people to treat her like a widow and ask all the same questions everybody does. How are you? Are you doing okay? Is there anything you need? It must be hard…etc. You get the picture, she hates that. That’s why I try to make things happy at home with decorating the coffee bar, the holidays, movie night and all that good stuff. I also want here to get out and enjoy things not just go to a doctor’s appointment and grocery shopping. I thought about going to a local bakery and sitting down and having a cup of coffee and a pastry because its simple and something nice to do. Its about finding the joy in the simple things.
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