Blood, sweat, and tears do sometimes matter.

I’m all for law of attraction, and the helpfulness it can provide. But sometimes if you want something you just have to do it yourself, or strongly insist others keep their word.

This weekend was a lot of work. Heavy on my labor, with a good dose of what Nathan could handle.

Friday and Saturday I put up trellis that we’ve been sitting on for the entirety of living in this house. The previous owner had left the supplies, but between indecision and priority list we had not gotten to it. I’m glad I finally did. I turned it into an almost ‘L’ shape in the SW corner of our back deck. The gutter prevented me from connecting them, but I was totally fine with the result. Now that I’ve had some moments to experience it I love it just the way it is.

Also, we have a jungle of poison ivy/oak/sumac that has taken over the east and west fence line. I took East and Nathan to West. We both put a sizeable dent, but didn’t finish.

In the process of cutting and spraying invasive unwanted plants, I moved 8 sad roses from the shaded east fence to my new full sun trellis. I’m hoping they appreciate the move and take off.

I also planted a variety of plants. Some that were given to me and $60 of shade loving prinneals I bought at Hy-Vee. It was the entirety of my garden purchases this year. Everything else was grown, or is growing from seed. I have hostas, daisy’s, Lillie’s of several varieties, yuccas, castor bean, ornamental sweet potatoes, lettuces, kale, rainbow chard, bok choy, spinach, ferns, squashes of 3 varieties, arugula, cucumbers, chives, several herbs, 3 kinds of mint, columbine, hyacinth vine, strawberries, lavender, mother in law’s tongue, Poinsettia from last year is getting bigger, forever plant, creeping Jenny, yellow sedum, columbine, echinacia, purple and yellow cone flowers, clematis, peonies, spirea, irises, and several other biennial wildflowers, and a gaggle of coleous (I started with 3 and propagated over a dozen more).

There was lots of weeding and digging and my low back says I need to cut that out for a while. I didn’t finish my drawing edit because of all of it, so remember to check back for that in the next week or so, it’ll go at the end of the last post.

Kids played, sandbox, sprinkler, slip and slide, trampoline, and climbing the old tree and the front tree.

And the female hummingbird that frequents the most, got brave today. She hovered over me twice when I was taking my breaks in the hammock. After chirping a thank you she flew around the inside of the porch and then exited through the trellis. It was a giddy happy moment for me.

So now I’m enjoying my back porch with tikis lit while a storm rolls in. And I’ll leave you with pictures day and night and my blessing.

May you always have exactly what you need. May things you desire come to wonderful enjoyable fruition. May you see the bounty of Momma Gaea all around. May your life be as abundant as you are able to allow. May you know when hard labor is exactly what is needed. May you enjoy life even when having to work hard daily. May you find your comfortable moments of that when you can. Above all may you know that the divine loves and supports you in all that you do.

Om Shanti

About Treasa Cailleach

I'm a massage therapist working with chiropractic and the elderly; musician, artist, pagan, mom, B of LGBTQ, & polyamorous professional.

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