Monthly Archives: May 2016

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

What is this {pretty, happy, funny, real} you speak of? ~ {pretty, happy, funny, real} ~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~ Inspired by Like Mother, Like Daughter!

For the past few years, I have really been trying to appreciate the beauty of the ordinary. To really appreciate all the good that is going on in my life.  I think it makes me happier.  So, here goes my first foray into phfr:



The roses are blooming like crazy.  Not only are they pretty, but they smell pretty too.  Sitting on my porch is such a lovely experience as their fragrance wafts its way around the yard.  And the butterflies are back.  This guy has been quite busy in the yard today checking out the flowers in bloom.



The raspberries are ripening and there are a LOT of them this year.  Every couple of nights Dan goes out and picks the ripe ones for me to have with my breakfast.  He is so sweet and lets me eat most of them because they make me so happy.



This is my little garden cart that Dan got me for Christmas.  Looks pretty stable, doesn’t it.  Don’t let its looks fool you.  Put that thing on unlevel ground and it will tip.  That is exactly what it did on Wednesday tipping me over into the raspberries.  I was using a three-pronged cultivator to pull weeds and somehow I ended up sitting on it in the process.  When I called the doctor’s office to ask when my last tetanus shot was, the nice woman on the phone told me I had never had one in Oregon.  Hmm.  I’m lived continuously in Oregon for over 50 years.  I know I’ve had a tetanus shot in that time.  But not, apparently, since the database was created (over 10 years ago).  So I got a DTaP because tetanus lives in dirt.  After a small melt down, all is well.  Neosporin and Nexcare band-aids are my friends.



Every spring I have such great hopes that I will have my garden cleaned up by Memorial Day.  That is Monday and here is my garden.  Full of weeds.  I do have a couple of beds cleaned up and planted, but this one is still completely full of weeds.  Although I do think I will let that volunteer poppy continue to take up residence.  Red poppies make me happy.

So there you have it.  What’s going on in your life?

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