and there have been some euphoric highs and some challenging lows...
I'm so grateful that I live in such a beautiful neighbourhood...
grateful for friends who are just a phone call away
a wonderful life partner and husband
two crazy but affectionate cats and a wonderful family
who keep me grounded and whenever I feel that my mood might spiral downward
I ponder on all life's gifts and blessings.
I lost almost 6 pounds since my last week weigh in at Weight Watchers
it was so exciting you could have knocked me over wih a feather.
Tracking my food intake and walking really works!
I've been tired after the longer fast paced walks and have slept so soundly
that I have not even stirred when Mr. HB gets out of bed
and when he brings me my morning tea I am slow to respond and groggy.
Leaving the house later than usual and feeling like I am in a bit of a stupor is not like me...
Thankfully the roofers have departed
after finishing the noisy work and taking their immense bin away.
It looks calm...
but there is major construction just across the street
Our neighbourhood is changing...
new homes are being built
are taking over!
Heavy equipment parking in "my spot"
oh dear me
breathe in deep Yogic breaths
it's silly but it has been my spot to park for 30 years...
I am not territorial at all :-)
If you want a brand new home in Fairfield
there are two across the street which should be finished in a few months...
one is considered to be an Emily Carr replica
the other an arts and crafts style home
($865,000 asking price)
If I were to choose my new neighbours
I would ask that you like:
to play bridge
be mindful of the noise bylaws
join in on the annual Block Party and be neighbourly
perhaps you'd like to walk with The Hostess a few times a week
and if you like to cook let's have a progressive dinner several times a year!
There is a lot of clean up required on the front porch...
fine shavings and dirt need to be swept away
the porch and chairs need to be washed.
I am praying for a sunny weekend so I can remedy this quickly.
On Mother's Day in the Cook Street Village
I found a funky distressed tool tote at a local shop and envisioned it filled with herbs or flowers.
(the singing green grocer sold me the herbs)
I decided that herbs would be the best bet as I can keep them on the porch or sundeck near the door and when I need them they are nearby and ready for snipping.
The great thing about this new planter is that it can easily be moved with it's sturdy handle.
We have a long weekend coming up and I hope to spend time catching up on my domestic chores
pottering about in the garden and cleaning up the front porch.
If the weather is mild
I'll be taking my tea outside with the newest issue of Country Living UK...
after I clean the porch and plant the veggie seeds of course!
What have you got planned?