I remember my "elders" talking about time flying and I didn't get it at all. Time dripped down like molasses from a wooden spoon. It was in no hurry to pass, at all. The closest we got to understanding was when summer zipped by like mayflies. Suddenly it was time to go back to school, Thanksgiving was an eternity away and Christmas was just an impossibility somewhere over the horizon. That was then. This is now. I want to know where my weekend and whole 1/3 of a week disappeared to. It seems like just yesterday, it was Saturday. And now I'm told it's WEDNESDAY! No, really? Well what we've been doing is putting in my fish pond. When we lived over at the other house on Jackson Road, I had an ornamental pond filled with the loveliest Koi...they were so tame they would take food from your hand. I believe I told how the pond came about in an earlier post...it was like this, tho...for our Anniversary Mama gave me a complete pond outfit...the large rubber liner, the pumps, the chemicals etc...in April, I took it upon myself to put the pond in since Mac had made no move to do so. I got my can of spray paint and outlined the pond shape I wanted...sort of a kidney bean on steroids...then I got the tiller out and wrestled it over to the area where I was going to put the pond. Mac came to see what I was doing and promptly told me I didn't have a clue what I was doing and took over the project. Didn't know what I was doing? Little does he know. The pond was dug in just a little over an hour. By nightfall I had fish and plants in it. When we moved I had to sell my Koi because we didn't have a pond home for them to go to in the new place. I cried over their departure...they were my pets. But the gentleman who bought them kindly promised to let me come "visit" them. Okay, so here it is four years later and I decided that since I never intend to move again, we should try the pond again. We put the pond in three weeks ago, but it still needed to be landscaped. I had another vision...Mac says "you can't sit out here for more than five minutes without having a vision, can you?" No, I can't. I decided that we needed two contrasting stones separated by landscaping timber with mulch around the outside to go around the plants...we started this project on Saturday. We finished last night at about 6 pm. We collapsed into bed at 9 pm. It was well worth it. Now I have to go find myself some Koi.
Doing a little edit here...Poetkat did a "which muppet are you quiz...oh my...turns out
You Are Elmo
Sweet and innocent, you expect everyone to adore you. And they usually do!
You are usually feeling: Talkative. You've got tons of stories to tell. And when you aren't talking, you're laughing.
You are famous for: Being popular, though no one knows why. Middle aged women especially like you.
How you life your life: With an open heart. "Elmo loves you!"