Thursday, May 10, 2012

"Wouldn't it be good'" Nik Kershaw

I got it bad
you don't know how bad I got it.
You got it easy
you don't know when you've got it good.
It's getting harder
just keeping life and soul together

I'm sick of fighting even though I know I should.
The cold is biting through each and ev'ry nerve and fiber

My broken spirit is frozen to the core.
I don't want to be here no more.

Wouldn't it be good to be in your shoes even if it was for just one day
And wouldn't it be good if we could wish ourselves away.
Wouldn't it be good to be on your side

The grass in always greener over there.
Wouldn't it be good if we could live without a care.

You must be joking
you don't know a thing about it.
You've got no problems
I'd stay right there if I were you.
I got it harder
you couldn't dream how hard I got it

Stay out of my shoes if you know what's good for you.
The heat is stifling
bun@ing me up from the inside.
The sweat is coming through each and ev'ry pore.
I don't want to be here no more. I don't want to be here no more.
I don't want to be here no more.
Wouldn't it be good to be in your shoes even if it was for just one day. . . .
I got it bad. you don't know how bad I got it. .. .

 

Yep, that’s the song that is stuck in MY head today…what about you?

Monday, May 7, 2012

It's that time... time to revist (gulp) goals....

·  Back door needs to be fixed near the garage - fix it and then have it vinyl clad to avoid future rot! DONE
OK it's always scary to see it in writing, but it's better if it IS in writing.
What’s the good news? The door was replaced. However, I now need to add another bullet for:
· PAINT the backdoor.
·  Sprinklers - yes, we HAVE to add this back on there
What is the GREAT news on the sprinklers? They were seeing a LOT of progress. New heads put in, water running to them, trenching continues to this day... Pretty soon we'll be down to just one (not so) little thing left... and that is run the final wiring to the box by the driveway bump out. Butch wants to go under the driveway for this one... which will entail some tunneling. What is the BETTER news? I now have a sprinkler in my little garden area. I don't know if I'll know what to do without having to hand water everything all the time. :o) I'm pure-d twitterpated at this point!!
· Revisit tree solution - as sickening as that is to say
The tree solution? Hum... with about 7 of the 50 trees surviving after the drought, lesson learned WAIT until the spirnklers are fully completed.
· plant flower beds to the north side of the pool
This bed too has a sprinkler freshly installed and ready to start sprinkling whatever is put in there... It's "Butch's bed" to plant... so it will be interesting to see what goes in there.
For the sake of THIS exercise, I’m going to put the whole “sprinklers” and backyard stuff to bed with a “Butch is doing that… and pray the progress continues!!
·         Transfer the lovely Wisteria vine dad has for me to my arbor THIS spring.. just before the thaw and the roots start growing...
This is DONE (transplanted) and growing link a, well a wisteria.  It’s almost reached the top of the arbor already – it’s about 2/3 of the way up.  The grapes, however, on the opposite side are going gung ho and are all the way to the top and filling in nicely with grapes actually forming on them this year.  I’m exited!  By next year I should have grapes on the left and wisteria blooms on the right… and by the next year, hopefully they will have intertwined and we’ll get color and greenery all year long across the top of the arbor!
·  get the rest of the house organized with the group
· get the craft room up to snuff (scary statement)
The organization is going well too with the weekly "to do" list from the group. I find it doesn't get the exact thing done at that time, but it keeps me moving and somewhat on track to get things DONE. That's a good thing.

As always without moving every few years it’s harder to keep from accruing a lot of “junk” and stuff that I would never miss.  I’m doing better… just really need to concentrate on the crap craft room over the next few months.  Goals are set… let’s see if I can stick to them. 

Locker in progress

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And to post the progress of the locker :). Almost there. One more coat blue and one more coat yellow and I'm there!!

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