Thankful Thursday

Where has the week gone?! And where has the month of April gone?  It’s hard to believe it’s May already, but that means summer is right around the corner:)  It seems that the warm weather is here to stay…finally!  This weekend David and I are hosting our mothers for Mother’s Day on Sunday, so we have spent the last week or so cleaning out the gardens and getting the deck ready for entertaining. David’s grandma is also coming and she will likely want a tour of the gardens, so I’m working hard to get them in top shape.  We are replacing the rock edging with brick, which looks nice but the materials are heavy to move uphill. I’m also raising the grade of one of the gardens because it slopes down from the yard towards the foundation (you can sort of see it in this post).  I can admit I don’t have great upper body strength, so pushing a wheelbarrow full of dirt across the yard is a little bit of  a struggle.  But I’m not complaining because I get to be outside and I can see thefruits

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  1. I figured our how to change the propane tank on our BBQ all by myself and I managed to carry the full tank up 2 flights of stairs and outside.  I realize this is not a big deal for most, but I enjoy being able to do things for myself sometimes without relying on David.  Don’t get me wrong: I love depending on my husband, but when it comes to cooking related tasks I like being able to do it myself.  Instead of waiting for him to come home, change the tank, then having him wait for me to BBQ dinner I was able to have everything done and ready for him when he was done work.
  2. TWO DAYS OFF THIS WEEK! Which means time for gardening:)  I really enjoy being outside working on the gardens.  Even though it’s hard work at times I feel a great sense of pride when the gardens look good.
  3. David’s grandma’s house finally sold.  Because of many health issues she moved into a nursing home a while ago but had no luck selling her residential home.  Now it’s sold and the new owner takes possession in a few days.

What are you thankful for this week?  Use #OWHThankfulThursday on Twitter to let me know.  Or just comment below:)

About Christina

20-something; rural dwelling; wife to David; homeowner; pretty good cook; wearer of skirts; friend to all cats.

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