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!"
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.