Thursday, April 9, 2009

Ten Glorious Days!

I've had ten glorious days away from work! And I LOVE working part time. I haven't accomplished as much as I thought I would, but it's been great doing things at my own pace and seeing things get done, finally. Below is a view of my new porch, still in progress... I bought these chairs this week and plan to put cushions in them soon. I will update progress in the porch area as it develops. Hopefully, next week the plants will be able to be planted and hung.
Yes, I finally set the frog upright! I cleaned around this tree and the frog is happy again. He laid on his side all winter with the ball a few feet away. :o(

This is my favorite corner of the yard right now. I love all the pretty flowers and the dogs are really enjoying their new fenced in area. WORTH EVERY PENNY SPENT! Such freedom... for the dogs and myself now. No leashes in this area!
I must go back to the real world today and the next three days. Work is calling my name, as I do still need a paycheck coming my way. That's okay though.... I love my new part time status. No work drama!!! I'm not there enough to even know what's going on around me when I'm there. I feel more like myself again... loving my life!


8 comments:

Debbie J. said...

Good for you Penny! All your outdoor things and the yard look great.

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Love the new porch. It looks so large. Your yard looks wonderful. I have enjoyed reading your blog and plan to return and read more when I have more time. I enjoyed the picture of the finches. I have a feeder outside the window of my sunroom and love watching them feed. I also enjoy watching wife swap although I don't get to watch it very often. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

ancient one said...

Yes, everything looks so pretty... and I can see now about the tree that looks like it was planted in the corner of the fence.. Will really did a good job with the fence, but it takes your finishing touches with the plants and porch furniture to really make it pretty...

C. C. said...

Hi!

I love your flowers! How very nice! I am glad you are liking working just part time. I would have to agree; I don't function at my best when I give someone else so much of my time.

In answer to your question if I took a class or was self-taught. I have only taken two "improvement" classes (other than college) in my life: a flower arranging course and foot massage class! Everything else, I have taught myself. I just get myself some books and start reading away. Then I get a few supplies and try it. I would probably get along a lot faster if I would take classes, but I homeschool and up until recently the kids have been too small to participate and I don't like to leave them. Now I am so used to learning on my own I don't even think to take a class.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a nice day!

C. C.

Nancy Jo said...

Hi PEN PEN,
So glad you are a happy girl,and like your new job. Your porch looks huge, going to be so much fun to decorate. Your lawn is really nice. I remember when the dogs were taking up so much of your time. Its nice they can be outside more now.
NANCY JO

Utah Grammie said...

Oh SO pretty! Glad you have some time off - rest, recoup and have fun! Happy Happy Easter to you all!

Sandy said...

Your yard looks wonderful...a nice cozy place to sit and reflect.

Rhonda in OK said...

your yard looks so nice - I bet you and your puppies will have lots of fun relaxing there.

And I hope your part time work keeps suiting you - I can handle part time but I have no idea how women work full time. I am a whimp when it comes to workplace drama and worrying about the company's bottom line.