Friday, April 17, 2009

Spring Time

I planted some things and I can see the green coming up! I have basil, oregano, zinnias, jalapeno pepper and tomatoes! Yay! Philip & Tyler have been working in the neighborhood raking leaves/mulch and trimming weeds for people. We got a push mower and I LOVE it! I can mow the grass now w/out vibrating from the handle for hours afterward, LOL! It has been incredibly bright and beautiful here in Charleston. I remember when we were making plans to move here how afraid I was and how I resented the whole idea. We were at a local park with friends last week and I got really caught up in the moment: the view of the harbor and freighters going by; the nature and architecture; the history. I am SO happy we made the move and that I chose to let go of the resentment and can fully enjoy my life here now! Life is beautiful! And Zoloft works well, can you tell? Hehe! I remember one particular friend quoting this to me: Bloom where you're planted." I have finally figured out how to do that here. Along with my small garden! I've been spending the last couple of days cleaning and tidying up our home for Philip's 2nd 10th birthday party. ;) We drove to Columbia a couple weeks ago to celebrate the day ON his birthday. We have his Grandparents and Great Aunt & Uncle and his very first friend (Nathan) coming over for this party, along with several of our new lowcountry friends. Tyler seems to be a bit jealous, or has some other issue going on. He is constantly doing things to get attention, and not in a positive manner. Evan seems to feed off of Tyler, so I'm doing my best to keep them distracted. I set up the bean bag toss we made for Christmas in the backyard, and I gave Tyler the push mower and promised to pay him for doing the front lawn. That worked. For all of 10 minutes. Next thing I knew, they were all playing in a pile of fresh cut logs from a large tree that was cut down across the street! I was a bit "mommy-ish" for a second, and then I leg go of it. What little kid doesn't want to go climbing in a pile of logs?? I've been spending time playing games with them and reading extra books to Tyler. It's a little trying on my patience, having to spend the extra time while I really need to get some cleaning done. But one thing I've learned over the years is that old saying is true: "Kids won't remember how dirty or clean your house is. They'll only remember how much fun they had." Which is precisely why I have so much cleaning to do before the party, ha! With all this going on, I have really been feeling the need for a break and some Mommy time. I am getting just that this evening, as a friend of mine is gathering some of her friends together for a Ladies Night Out! Ed just happens to be getting home in time (honey, if you don't, you will suffer dire consequences!) ;) and so I will get to go out! Woohoo! Happy Spring Time All!

4 comments:

Hannah said...

I think it's soooo neat that Nathan made it to the party! Wow, 10 years is a long time to know someone, especially when you're so young! Here's to old memories and new opportunities! And a thriving garden!

Julia said...

I want a push mower too! That's awesome that your boys are finding jobs in the neighborhood.

I wish I could come tomorrow. I'd love to see your garden. Sometimes when I'm having a rough time I'll just stand outside and look at my garden and it makes me feel so much better.

PineapplePrincess said...

You are so funny. I love that you are so happy! Go Tracee!!

PineapplePrincess said...

We used to have a push mower but we sold it i think! we are dumb. Now we have to pay same guy to do it cause its such huge area.