The little wall that Tom and Grant (mostly Tom) put together separates the paved/concrete parking space in front of the garage from the graveled space that can be used for parking but needs a bit of separation. So it’s a spot to put a few planters, sit on and just help define “public” from “private” uses.
I think it’s lovely…
Today we were in the garden. Until about 1:30 in the afternoon, we worked slowly and steadily.
And it is starting to show!
One of the planters by the front door is now blooming nicely.
Tom and Grant built a lovely bench for me out of the reclaimed cement blocks that used to prop up our old house. There are more of these blocks — look for future installations!
I pruned back the St. John’s Wort a little bit, after Tom spent some time yesterday clearing the weeds from around it so I could see what needed shaping. I got a little too close in a couple places and it touched my face and skin, so I will be uncomfortable. At least I know what causes the rash, and so I am not as worried as the first time I reacted to it. Still, it looks a lot nicer than before and since we are actually living here again it will be easier to keep it shaped and manageable.
I started to pull some of the weeds from between the pavers in the front patio. It’s a constant, thankless job, but necessary. I cleared about 30 assorted aster-relatives, dock, and forget-me-nots. And
noticed got distracted by the lovely pattern the table makes on the pavers when the sun shines…
I am working to show my students that you should perservere with difficult tasks. Practice more than once, take a break but return.
I am just learning the drums, but… Here is the most difficult piece I am playing tomorrow. I took a video of my practice session to show the kids how many mistakes a new learner makes, and that it is OK to be less than perfect!
Not certain who said it first, but both my sons exited the Griffin-Capital band tradition with this mantra: Practice Makes Better. (note: link will open in a new window, with a youtube video)
Hope it is true for me, too!