Monday, May 18, 2009

Making Your Home Sing Monday...


During our Monday morning date, I lamented to Superman that I had no idea what I was going to write for MYHSM, that I didn't know how to inspire the family this week, that I had nothing to say. He responded that everything is humming along beautifully and that I should just keep doing what I'm doing because our home is our favorite place to be. Now, I don't know about you, but I can't think of a better compliment he could give me.

We spent the weekend working on the yard. After almost four years in this house, we feel like the brunt of hard-labor work in the yard is just about done. As Buttercup put it, "Mom, it took you three years, but the front yard looks pretty!"

(The view from our deck...my clothesline!)

I must tell you, if felt good to hear that from my oh-so-honest girl.

Almost all our energy is now directed toward the backyard. We had everybody working together on Sunday and it was wonderful. We did a ton of weeding, we planted plants, Superman got the sprinkler system up and running, Superman and Valiant got the waterfall for the koi working again (the pump died a week and a half ago), we're getting the garden ready for seedlings (more on that in a different post), and we got our clothesline up (and staying up) so I could hang the first load of the season on the line.

As I listen to my children, I can hear that the hard work was good for them...they slept hard and woke up in cheerful moods. So, in keeping with Superman's wishes, I'm not changing anything this week. If it is okay with you, we're just going to keep humming right along. We'll just be doing more of the same.

We have some more planting to do, we have house-cleaning, and schoolwork. It is museum week and our bi-annual dentist appointments this week. Charming will be getting used to being back home again and we'll be getting used to having him here. I guess if we're singing anything this week, it is "I Feel Good"

P.S. See Superman's shirt on the clothesline? It says, "According to my wife, I AM VERY HAPPY"

Want to see what everyone else is up to this week? Head on over to Mom's house...Momstheword hosts our Making Your Home Sing party every week and she loves a crowd.

9 comments:

Andrea said...

We have been working on our yard for years...I am not sure I am every going to see the end. It is great to witness the fruits of our labor. It may still look tattered to others, but we see the progress. Keep posting sweet friend...you are an encouragement to those of us who are still a work in progress...

Erin said...

LOL! I said the "hard labor" part will be done! (We've filled six 8-yard dumpsters in the past three years!) I don't think yards are ever done...I think we've just reached the part where it looks cared for again...

momstheword said...

What a sweet comment from your hubby! I love his t-shirt. I'll have to keep my eye out for something like that, lol!

I would love to hang my clothes outside to dry, but because I am allergic to pollen the doctors don't recommend it, as pollen can get on your clothes.

I do have a rack in my bathroom that I dry my clothes on. Not quite the same though, lol!

Thank you for joining us today, my friend!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

What a nice thing for your hubby to say! I completely agree with him. If everything is going smoothly. Then there's no need to change!

Poor hubby is currently working on our yard. What started out as a simple job has turned out to be so much bigger. Isn't that how it usually happens? But it will look great when it's done.

Enjoy your week my friend!

Debbie said...

Awww - such sweetness from your hubby! I love this post. We hoped to do some garden prep over the weekend bu lots of spring rain and cool temps kept us inside. Our girls are little - but we look forward to our yard time together, too!

Alicia said...

Well, you just go on, girl!! Keep up what you're doing!!!!!

Love that shirt!! LOL!! Classic!!

loveaphid said...

Fig's hanging a retractable clothes line for me. Then I can pull it across the yard when I want to hang the sheets up to dry. Sadly it is still freaking cold out here so no outside laundry yet.

Nothing like the sleep you get after a day out in the yard doing hard time.

momma2thestrainkids said...

i wish we had a yard that was workable.. our is mainly rocks and a few parse spots of grass.
what a good complement from your hubby at least he notices all you do ..

Tricia said...

You have a koi pond??!! Post some pics!!