These people are the ones you strive to be. The ones who make the time in their busy schedules to find someone in need and help. They buy food, ferry passes, help pay bills (even the BIG hospital sized ones)invite you to fabulous parties with great food, in beautiful homes, they do this all with a smile and a joke and a hug. Gracious is the word, it defines them. Except Don who is also just darned funny!
So today my AAB Volunteers are coming to my rescue. They asked me what I wanted, not needed, they put those fires out, but needed? Me? I wanted to grow food and flowers. I could juice my own stuff, I could sell the extra at the farmers market down the street. I could sit outside and weed and get healthy…what do I want?
A chance to participate in my recovery. Not just lie there, like I did yesterday, with bags and bags of stuff slowly dripping into that big vein next to my heart.
What do I want? I want to turn over dirt, pull out big tufts of bunch grass, dig in compost, hammer, nail, screw, lift, carry, run and fetch, drink gallons of cold tea, and at dusk, clean up, make dinner and sit outside afterwards and look at our handiwork, toasting everyone with a glass of wine.
But that’s not going to happen today. Today, I will sit and watch. I will pour tea and offer cookies. I’ll watch my heroes, my Mom! My sister, my brother, the volunteers…
But I’ll get in there somehow…more later.
Well, I just got sidelined. I was only raking and throwing the clippings into the hen yard. It’s starting to smell nice, grass clippings and sawn cedar. I had to come lie down. Just for a minute.
I feel FINE![/caption]
What a great day. My barren front yard transformed into a garden in the space of hours.
This is what it looked like at 8am. Weed whacking under way….
The containers under construction…
My brother, Richard.
Building the containers
The layout begins
Love this one!
The consultation, this would have gone a lot smoother if the hadn’t asked me.
A decision and the first dump truck load of soil.
Don working the whacker
Putting out snacks and drinks
My sister, Liza
Sidelined again but I’ll take more pictures tomorrow…what a splendiferous day! Thank you everyone, from the bottom of my heart…