Tuesday, May 31, 2011

~FLUFFING THE OUTSIDE PILLOWS..~

I am so fortunate to have a home..and to have a son in law who is a contractor that can do curbing for us, pour sidewalks and enlarge and flagstone our patio.
 
My mind does not stray far from what is happening in JOPLIN and in other neighborhoods in tornado alley...
I appreciate what I have.  I know full well that I also live in a very dangerous area..


See that broken area?  The huge Cyprus tree's have grown a root under there and we had to have the concrete broken up and the root removed.  It was over about 8 to 9 inches in circumference.   


See down at the end of the walkway?  Well around that corner is all concreted in now with a new fence and curving flowerbeds to be planted.  OH JOY! :)
Now to pick out the stones that will cover the sidewalk, and the patio.... 
He brought me samples...
I want something that is cool and smooth to bare feetsies in the hot summer months...something that will look pretty in Winter with rugs for coziness.... 
Hugs,
Mona
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P.S.  My daughter checked in with me  to tell me she is out seeing movies today...can you spell "DELIGHTED?"  I can!!  lol
A few of you out there know the whole story...so you know how happy I was to hear she is now trying to work again and is doing things.   Yes, I worry.  Of course I do...but my daughter is strong.  She is determined and she has love and support. 
Just wanted to let you know....and again...thank you for being there...for my Sandy and for all of us. 

15 comments:

  1. Yes, sweet friend - prayer is so powerful. I continue to keep Sandy in my prayers, you too.

    Blessings

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  2. Your new patio is going to gorgeous Mona!
    So glad to hear the news about your daughter!
    I think of you often my dear,
    Big Hugs,
    Cindy

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  3. You lucky lady! I would love to have someone who has the skill and loves to do those kinds of jobs.

    So glad to hear your daughter is doing better. :)

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  4. Such good news about Sandy and her journey past surgery and on to recovery. Looks like some lovely changes in store at your home -- looking forward to seeing the finished work. I always smile when I get the chance to "visit" you Mona.

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  5. That is wonderful news!!!

    I like the red stone but don't know how it feels on the feet and being dark,it may absorb the heat.

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  6. Smooth walkways/sidewalks are so important as we age. We don't see as well and it's easy to trip over a small crack. Glad to hear you are replacing your walkways! They will look wonderful.

    Di

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  7. Mona, I cannot wait to see your finished outdoor project. I love all your choices of stone.
    So glad your daughter is recovering from her health challenge.

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  8. Nice to hear that Your daughter feel so well!!

    Roots can do so much damage but who thinks of that when we plant new small trees :-) :-) :-)

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

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  9. Such good news about Sandy! And your latest project is so exciting :) Life is looking up again, I can tell!!!

    Huge hug,
    Des xoxo

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  10. I'm always so glad to hear from you, Mona, and doubly glad today for the "ordinary" things---picking things for your home, and the everyday of going to a movie---which spell just enjoying little things which we never give a thought to, until.

    Thank you for sharing your moments and the good news today.

    rachel

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  11. I just want to give God praise for what He is doing in your daughter's life...So thankful for the healing that is taking place...
    You are one blessed lady...I have one son-in-law that is an Atheletic Director and the other one is an outside electrical salesman....Both have great jobs, but I don't need any wire and I don't want to know how to play football, so NO extra goodies for me around here.....Ha! I am blessed as well when it comes to these guys...Both are good Christian guys...
    You are going to enjoy your new outdoor look....Glad you have good help..
    Blessings....
    shug

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  12. Such wonderful news. I'm really happy for all of you, and continue to prayer for healing.

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  13. God is good and answers prayer. I am so happy that your daughter is doing so much better. Blessings, Ginger

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  14. All the praise goes to God for HIS love and kindness. I am so so happy daughter is doing well. Bless her heart....
    Sounds like you are getting lots of newness outside. Wonderful...and just in time for the glorious summertime.
    xo bj

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  15. MONA I ENJOYED READING YOUR PROFILE AND BLOG.SOMEHOW I CAME ACROSS BOTH AND WILL BE BACK TO ENJOY SOME MORE BLOGS FROM YOU . BLESSINGS TO YOU LINDA

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