Today I am celebrating the end of a rough week or so. Nothing terrible happened just a little flare of a bothersome chronic health issue. A bit of a challenge but not insurmountable. I am feeling almost normal…whatever that is…and will be back to regular posting of my nonsense, responding to comments and reading your blogs in the next few days. It may take awhile to catch up because I am still a tad tired but I am ready for action!
It amazes me how we are wonderfully made. Even when things are not to our liking and we think we are less than we should or want to be the truth is life is a gift. Sometimes the wrapping gets a little ragged but the gift is still a miracle.
I am celebrating the soft rain we had yesterday.
No thunder or wind with it. Just raindrops falling quietly.
Last week there was a ferocious storm which was exciting to watch
but came down too hard and fast and then drained away without giving
the earth a good soak so the flowers and grass did not benefit much.
I am also celebrating the end of the A to Z Challenge.
It really is a good exercise but does take some discipline.
It would be easier if I did the posts ahead of time but I don’t.
Every year I tell myself I will be more prepared so that
April won’t seem so rushed and every year I
wonder why I didn’t take my own good advice.
I am celebrating my new balcony railing has been installed! It has not been an easy job. The lower floors weren’t too bad but the upper floors took some muscle and care. Not easy to remove the old and lower it to the ground then hoist the new and install it. The crew was super nice and polite and did a great job. They worked fast and cleaned up after themselves.
The lower floors weren’t too bad but the upper floors took some muscle and care. Not easy to remove the old and lower it to the ground then hoist the new and install it. I live on the top floor and the crane/hoist only worked to the floor below me. The new railings would not fit in the elevator so they figured out how to bring them through an apartment below my floor and lift it over the open atrium railing. It was quite fascinating to watch.
While the guys were doing the work I took a book downstairs and read in the lobby. Taking the old railing out and installing the new was noisy! When they were done I came back upstairs and walked into the apartment and looked out the glass door and it was breath-taking. The improvement of the look and view is amazing. I feel like I am living in a treehouse!
I did get some before pictures but don’t have after(s) yet. I want to show off my balcony but it will have to wait a few days. I think this is called a teaser. 😉
Today I am celebrating that I have made some decisions.
Nothing really big but just stuff I have been putting off.
I am going to finally get new kitchen cabinets.
I have been thinking about this since I moved here 21 years ago!
I decided on new curtains for the living room and bought them.
They aren’t up yet because I also decided to get new curtain rods
and the handyman hasn’t been back to install them.
So, there you go, two decisions made.
Only about half a gazillion to go.
Now, Friendly Fill-Ins, Week 47
The first thing I think about in the morning is is it already time to get up and what my plans are for the day?
2. The last thing I think about before sleep is I talk to the cats say my prayers.
3. I am looking forward to getting new kitchen cabinets and painting the kitchen.
4. I am so pleased that I am getting a few things done every day that I have been putting off. I am lazy and when I don’t have a definite “due date” to get something done it doesn’t get done.
The sun is shining and it is not windy and freezing.
The guys installing the new balconies are back to work.
If it is too cold the epoxy used with the screws is ineffective.
Definitely, want the railings to be secure.
If it’s too windy they can’t work because it isn’t safe for the installers.
Certainly, want them to be safe and secure.
The cats are not happy about the noise.
He just wants it done.
It’s hard to nap with all the noise.
Not exactly happy but putting up with it.
So, today I am celebrating
the good weather and working conditions,
the guys working and doing a good job,
and my sweet catkids.
Those who are acquaintances, people you know but aren’t especially close to. The people you know for a time or season of life then they are gone. Some friends are those you work with and rarely see outside of work. There are the friends who call you when they need something and only you can help them. Some people just show up now and then and it’s great to see them.
There are also the best of friends who sometimes are really more family than friends and sometimes more family than your actual family. These are the ones you laugh with but you can also cry with them. These are the ones you can agree to disagree with and it doesn’t matter what the difference is you still love each other. These friends you can call anytime for any reason and they are there for you.
These are the friends who are priceless gifts from God.