Just dropping in with a few lines. Looking forward to live music tonight, a surprise from my sweetie! Off work. All the birdbaths are all scrubbed clean and filled. The hummingbirds have fresh food. The tomatoes from the garden are fine. I continue to work on closing down the shop and transitioning to a private studio. I think a Friday nap may be in order. Or wait…I have time to go shopping! The Steelbender is prepping for a lesson anyway.
Oh, and I am still working on family history. Pictured is one of my McNeill ancestors: Thomas McNeill born in 1849, my great-great-grandfather. His wife was Martha Jane. ❤
Well my baby is 19 today. That is hard to imagine! But believe me it’s real. She is quite the sweet pea!!
In other news, bridges are important, on roads and in life. I saw the doctor yesterday about my arm. He was just a baby. I remember back when I was younger than all my doctors. He toddled in wearing tight black pants and a purple shirt. The doctors of yore were rolling in their graves, especially as he said “got it,” every time I said half a sentence. I am to continue on with ice packs and ibuprofen. Got it!
Ohhhh, Eeeeee, Ewwwwww, can it really be this long again since I posted!!? No intentional breaks here, folks, just up to my eyeballs in busy-ness! I have been working out of town a lot lately, and that really adds to my work day each day. I am gearing up for opening the shop this coming Saturday as one of my last big SALES before the doors close forever. I am really looking forward to it! I am trying to fit in some practicing for an upcoming wedding. (Not my own!) Jason and I were asked to sing and play at one. Perhaps I can get some kind of audio clip for you! I have also traveled to Virginia recently to see my dear sweet sister. Life has just been busy! GASP!
Life is so busy, from this point, I am going to do my very best to update regularly (daily!), even if it is just one photo!
As far as I can tell, you have to work with what you’ve got. I am still refining my little fenced-in garden on the edge of a grove of pine trees. My mind was made up as soon as I started a new garden: I am not fighting Mother Nature. I will enjoy the deer. Maybe even feed them. 😉 I will work with native plants as far as what goes in the woods. I will make myself fences to have a few things I love, and some food. I will feed the birds and let nature do her thing!
Here are some recent garden photos.
Perhaps I can get a few minutes in my garden this evening. I have green tomatoes! Stay tuned for photos.
Happy Winds-day, as Pooh likes to say! It feels good to get a chance to sit down and catch up here, and I look forward to catching up on all of your posts too, my blog friends. I have been busy gardening and playing guitar, as usual, including another recent jam with friends. There is something about playing in a small familiar group that is very nerve-racking to me! (Or nerve-wracking. I’ve seen both. But I digress.) The point being made is that, for me at least, it is often harder to do something so personal in front of very close friends than it is to do in front of a group of strangers. Playing is very personal. It is very exposing. Anyway, I am grateful for the group of friends I have who share this experience with me.
Then there is my garden. Oh, be still my heart, little places are coming alive in Lynnwood! I will share the most recent photos of the one fenced-in haven I have. I am very afraid the tomatoes won’t get enough sun to produce fruit. They get, I think, about 4 hours of direct sun and then dappled light. We shall see. Jason and I are currently outlining new areas that get even more sun. Next year, or maybe later this season, we will have vegetables there. For now, we experiment with my one fenced-in spot. Meanwhile, the deer still visit and eat what they like where they can get to it.