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“To him whose elastic and vigorous thought keeps pace with the sun, the day is a perpetual morning”

May 12, 2012

68° already this morning. It is another lovely day. Skip, my factotum, is here and has a huge list of jobs. First is to fence in my small raised garden. Gracie has already been digging in a corner, luckily not where I’ve planted my peas. Next, Skip has to make the rail pretty where we stuck some posts to keep Gracie from jumping off the deck. He also has some painting and some deck cleaning to do. I expect he’ll be here all day today and maybe a bit of tomorrow. By the time he is done, my deck will be ready for summer. I can start to lounge outside instead of inside.

Gracie is out watching. She takes her around the horn run, the entire backyard, then drinks a little and goes back to watching Skip. This is a great day for her as she has company in the yard; however, the big jobs are anti-Gracie. She’s a pip, that one!

Much as I love the rain, days of it drench my spirit, and the last few days I haven’t felt like doing much, but today I feel energized, ready to take on the world. Having a brilliant sun with the most amazing blue backdrop does that. It makes so many things beautiful, and I notice all of them on a day like today.

I need to buy some spray paint so Skip can paint the deck window boxes and the fountain, and I’m already running late as I’ve been in and out helping Skip so today will hve to be a short post. Besides, I don’t want to waste any more of that sun. It’s a wonderful gift


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