Tuesday, July 1, 2008

How Did We Get To July Already?

July is here! Summer has gone by so fast. I haven't even scratched the surface of all the jobs I planned to do.

PJ has been prepping the house for it's new paint job! It's way past time for it to be done. There is a lot of work just to prep. He's removed all the gutters, washed down the dirt and spiders, caulked, nailed... I think the actual painting will be the easiest part.

Our garden and yard is in a sad state of neglect. That's another big to-do item. This fall I plan to redo my front flower beds with all new bulbs. I've grown weary of my iris plants. They have taken over and have not looked very pretty that past two summers. I want more tulips, hyacynth, snap dragons, columbine...

I've only read one book this summer. A light mystery. I have hundreds of books and so little time! Plus, I need to get my new glasses. I have put off getting the bifocals, and my boys laugh when they see me trying to focus on a book or magazine! You get the picture!

I've written a couple more poems. I like the simplicity and complexity of a poem. That sounds like a contradiction, but for me it isn't. Even in the shortest verse, there can be a myriad of messages. Some placed by the writer and some discovered by the reader's own life experiences. I may see it one way, and you another way altogether.

My art projects have been put on hold while we get the "have to dos" done.

Hugs to all...


~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Dearest Nita, How wonderful to met you! Thank you for the kind comment you left on my site.
We have so much in common. I love Anne of Green Gables..And many of the books you listed.
I read about your Mother-in-law and she sounded so nice.
You were lucky to have her.
I would like to exchange links if you want to.
Yours truly, Nita

Nita Jo said...

I would love to exchange links. Must figure out how that's done though. It's been wonderful reading your blog. Very uplifting!
Thanks for visiting mine.

Donna said...

Hello Nita Jo!! Thanks for your sweet comment on my site! I've been blogging for Almost a year and I have to say, it's been a Blessing!! Have met So many wonderful and loving people...just like Miss Nita (above comment)...who's an absolute Doll!! So join in!! And Very happy to welcome you!!hughugs

Nita Jo said...

Hi Donna! Welcome to my little corner of the world. I love visiting you at Made In Heaven!
Hugs right back to you!