Hi, welcome to my first blog entry ! I have decided to try this as kind of a therapy for myself. I recently loss my mother and best friend so I am just searching for things to keep my mind busy, so bear with me as some of these entries may seem crazy. But I am going to try and keep them positive. I will do my best...so on that note..
I can't wait to get outside and start of my garden. Tomorrow I am planting my potatoes, they will be a little late but better late than never. We have lived here many years and I have never gotten around to doing any landscaping around are home as we have so much yard to contend with that its all we can do to keep it mowed. So'ooo this year I am finally doing it. I decided to just keep it real and do what I like and not what I think others would like. I think I want to do it kind of old school and not so formal . I have a dinner bell at the end of our porch and I want to play that up a little bit. Hubby just got me a mantis so that will help me tons ! I think I will take some before and after pics and share with you all. Could be interesting ! Well, until the next entry..enjoy life and spend all the time you can with your loved ones..you would be suprised at the little things you can just let go, that really are not that important...let some things roll and don't sweat the small stuff ! God bless you, I hope you can have a positive day just loving life.
Apr 11, 2009 | 8:36 PM PST
Welcome to GG!!! I am sorry to hear about your mother. Many of us on GG have recently lost close family members & friends so you will find a wealth of both garden info and emotional support here. Another thing we all love-photos, soooo looking forward to your before and after shoot!
You are absolutely correct-nobody lays on their death bed lamenting about not having kept their house clean enough. I heard this years ago at church-Life is a parentheses in eternity! Enjoy the site~Andrea
Apr 11, 2009 | 10:57 PM PST
Hey Happy Easter to you. I too have lost both of my parents father 12 years and mother 10 years. After all this time all I can say is some days I don't even think about them and other days they are all ways on my mind.
Apr 12, 2009 | 4:57 AM PST
I know what you mean by therapy. My husband became ill last year around this time, and GG helped me get my mind off things for a little while even if I couldn't get outside and work in the yard. I look forward to your garden journey.
Apr 12, 2009 | 9:24 AM PST
The garden is the next thing to Heaven. It's better to work in a garden than have to visit a "shrink". Sorry Mr, and Mrs. Psychiatrist, but gardening keeps me away from you. Welcome to the Hillbilly's advise column here at Garden Guides.
You have a great day and happy gardening. Bill Mitchell
Apr 12, 2009 | 4:57 PM PST
Welcome to GG! I'm sorry about your loss. I lost my mom and best friend 3 yrs ago. And like P. Young, I am amazed when I realize at the end of some days that I haven't thought about her. And also,some days,she is constantly on my mind. It has taken time though to start healing. The first 2 yrs were tough. But, the good news is.....gardening helps!!!! And all of the GG people are so supportive. Post those pics!
Apr 13, 2009 | 8:26 PM PST
Thanks to all of you for the kind words of encouragement. I am so glad I stumbled upon this sight. Seems like so many of us have so much in common. Have a lovely tonight and an even better tomorrow. dtskh