Waiting Is The Hardest Part

The moments I have been waiting for are finally upon us.  I’ve been impatient, a bit anxious and it seems like a long time coming but everything is finally falling into place.

- I am officially on vacation… for two weeks!!  Considering the fact I spent a majority of the last three weeks in the office by myself, it is a much needed break away from work.  That leads me to say… I will not feel one bit of guilt for being out of the office for two whole weeks!  So, with the exception of calling the office on Monday (because there is one thing I forgot to do), I can kick back and enjoy my time off!

feet- Rachel starts her job on Monday!!  Yay… she has a full-time job!  AND she is going to be staying with Aaron at the trailer until she finds an apartment.  Double Yay!!  Do you know how hard it is for three people in the same house to get showered and ready for work by 8:00 in the morning without having to get up at the crack of dawn?  As much as I love my daughter and seeing her on a regular basis, it will be nice to have a sense of normal at my house again.

Now that I’m in vacation mode, I want to do nothing and I want to do so many things.  It’s so hard to decide!  Think I’ll just go with the flow.

The Flower Bed Project

Several years ago (about 4 or 5) I started building a flower bed with cement blocks by the side of the house.  One row plus two additional blocks were in place before I realized they were way too heavy for me to be lifting and I had to stop before injuring my back.  There have been many times where I’ve tried to get Ken motivated to finish the project.  It even got to the point where every year I planted something, a rose bush (which died), a zucchini plant and a tomato plant (2 years in a row), in an effort to get it finished.  Needless to say, the threat of planting didn’t get it completed.

Once again this year I mentioned finishing the flower bed.  You know what?  The completion of the flower bed project really, really happened!!

I put together a little video of our project in progress (because I’m suddenly obsessed with making videos).

My poor hydrangeas!  Over the weekend I moved them to a new planter box (where they are much happier) and put hostas in their place.  Hopefully all the plants will survive and there will be beautiful all around!