Sunday, May 29, 2016
How many times has someone said that to you? Deal With It. Or if no one ever has, how many times have you overheard it said? Or saw it in a movie? Lots I bet.
Well, for me it is an everyday mantra running through my head. Every single day we have some situation or issue to deal with. Big or small, no matter, things must be attended to.
On the small scale we had terribly dirty pond water to deal with. For some reason this year it has been a lot harder to clear up. Finally we flooded it out for about 24 hours and it was beautiful. That was yesterday. I can see from the window that it's not quite so clear this morning. Hopefully it won't take long for the Muck Buster to do it's thing and whatever else Terry adds to the water. We were enjoying watching the fish chase each other up and down the water way. My favorite frog just enjoys sitting on the island I added last year. He never moves while I work around moving rocks and weeding as I talk to him about whatever is on my mind. I just love him. You can see he has helped to create lots of babies that are getting bigger and I am enjoying watching them grow. I sure don't know what I will do with them all if they make it!! I suppose when they start developing legs I'll have to net them and cart them down to the river.
My daughter is tearing out a perennial garden in the front of her house. Even though it's not transplant time we went ahead a took this ground cover that I hope will spread into the rocks we put around the pond on one side. I was so happy to see this peony is surviving and blooming. Peony are of my very favorite bushes.
the last and most serious issue I have had to deal with is realizing that it is time to say goodbye to Junior. The other two dogs have been staying close to him whether he is in the house or outside. Here they are laying in their favorite dirt spot, even though there is plenty of grass. They love this spot that they created. Junior has been one of the best dogs we have ever had. I can't think of a time that he has done anything that made me mad. I am grateful that this is not an emergency situation. It's just time.
Please don't comment condolences. Junior has been struggling and I have made peace with the decision.