Monday, May 14, 2012

good stuff...

Feeling frustrated at feeling overwhelmed. What's new. Feeling doubly frustrated because I can't seem to get fibro pain back under any semblance of control. Feeling triply frustrated because my brain has left the building. Or possibly the planet. But I am not trying to complain here. Honest. In fact, aside from the fact that I feel like I've been so out-of-touch with my much, much, much loved friends, I've been quite happy as of late. Seriously...so many things to be happy about...

*There's a beautiful Baltimore oriole that comes to visit the tree outside the dining room window every morning now. Cannot help but smile at his gorgeousness.

*I've been baking sourdough bread every few days...and it is so delicious that I think I sometimes audibly moan when I take the first warm bite every time.

*It will soon be time to start planting the garden. There is still much work to be done in the garden bed, but our tomato and pepper seedlings are growing wonderfully and will soon be craving the out-of-doors.

*The house gets a little closer to being unpacked every day. Only the library, the pantry room, one corner of the unfinished part of the basement, the garage, and the itty bitty sunroom to go. Then the repairs and redecoration can begin. :) Though I am still planning on taking a much needed break before tackling what I've dubbed Phase 2.

*The school year is nearing an end. Just six-ish weeks to go. *happy sigh*

So what's making you smile these days?

5 comments:

Kailana said...

I am so glad you have been happy lately, Debi. I do hope you can get your pain under control, though. Take care of yourself!

Jean said...

Making me smile today? Yesterday! Ever shot a possum gum? No, I didn't think you had. It may stretch the boundaries even for my crazy family, but no possums died for the event. Really.

Way to go on the unpacking! I hope the outset of the repairs and redecoration goes smoothly, and that you make it through the next six weeks with a smile.

Chris said...

*kicks fibro's ass* I hate fibro :( But I am so glad that there is good stuff going on as well!! Like tomatoes getting planted soon :D As you can well guess, that excites me SOOOOO much!!! I can't wait to see your garden!!! And sourdough bread!!! Homemade!!! yeah..I'd be moaning too :p

DesLily said...

living with pain pretty much sucks! But it's always good when good things help keep up your spirits! I know you will enjoy putting in your garden! and I expect you to try to get a photo one day of that Oriole! You are sounding much less stressed these day and that's good..now take your fibro meds and let them do their thing!

Carl V. said...

I can almost smell the bread from here...yum....!!!!

I'm not sure if I've ever actually seen an Oriole in the flesh. I've been very bird-conscious since watching the film The Big Year. If you haven't seen it, I would highly recommend it. A very sweet film with some great scenery and great birds.

Glad that the house is slowly finding its way to order. I hope to hear of all kinds of grand adventures this summer emanating from your new base of operations. :)