Friday, 2 June 2017

A Few Of May's Reasons For Being Cheerful



I am joining in with Lady Ella's Reasons To Be Cheerful at:  Flowers of Progress


I am pleased & amazed that about 97% of my perennial plants that are in the garden where the new fence was installed have returned & seem to be growing quite well.  Nature can certainly take a thumping from 3 burly workmen.


I signed up for & actually participated in an art class.  I often get ideas to do something but because my many anxieties overwhelm me I drop out, this time I did it & I had fun.   It was a sign making class at a  studio called Muse.  Not only did I have to drive (at night) to another city but participate in an unknown media & with people I did not know.  Everyone & especially the instructor were really kind, relaxed & most welcoming.  I would do another sign class at this studio but maybe also a painting class.  
 


I attended a birthday celebration for one of my sisters, with all the sisters in attendance.  It was really an enjoyable time & lasted longer than my “I’m only staying for a couple of hours” – we laughed (mostly) & shared fun stories of the birthday sister for just over 5 hours! 


New person at the clinic is working out really quite well.  Hiring the right fit for an already existing team takes a lot of luck because on paper (CV/Resumes) everyone looks perfect.  Things have been relatively steady this month at the clinic, which means that when I am not working, I’m really not working.


So happy to have the patio set up for the summer.  I really enjoy starting my day on the patio with a cup of tea & then a wander around the garden.  Next to being at the barn, my garden is my happy place.


"It was one of the beautiful lengthening days, when May was pressing back with both hands, the shades of the morning & the evening. "  Amelia Barr

6 comments:

  1. What a lovely post! I'm feeling quite sad that none of my four lupines came back up this year. The first year, the deer (or some animal) ate them, last year they seemed to do quite well. I've decided to give it one more shot--maybe three's the charm. It hasn't been warm enough here yet to start the day on the patio, but I'm looking forward to it! Glad to hear things worked out with the new hire. It can make or break the work environment, that's for sure.

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    1. Thanks. Lupines, which I really like, & foxglove are two that I cannot get to grow in my garden. I too am at a loss as to why. I treat them like annuals - expensive annuals.

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  2. Congrats for doing something out of your comfort zone!!!
    My back yard is a shambles as our gazebo collapsed from our first snowfall last year...I still haven't cleaned it up....I really need to find some motivation

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    1. Of course for you Tracy you are managing two properties & with a difficult winter, it makes finding cleanup mojo difficult, for me finding energy & desire to clean up all the leaves is a challenge.

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  3. Well done for attending the art class and doing something outside your comfort zone. So glad it was a success and that you might do more in future.

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    1. As you know Sandie, participating in The Artist's Way has given me lots of encouragement to move on my crafting/creating/artist ways ...

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