Thursday, July 12, 2007

hAAlf nAAked Thursday


Today I got to go play at the Maven's house and plant a garden for her. I got to bring home this rock for my garden, Oh, and some blackberries too! For more or less hAAlf nAAked fun, click here...http://haalfnaakedthursday.blogspot.com/

I had the best day ever today, as I'm sure you can tell by the photo! AAngel and I went to our friend's house for the afternoon. It actually turned out to be very convenient for all parties involved. First I must tell you a little about our friend, her name is Maven. I met this amazing young woman at about this time last year, when I was first returning to AA. The first meeting I had gone to was my Friday night meeting, which is now my home group, and Maven was the speaker. She had a powerful story to tell, and I found I could identify on many levels. I could hardly believe that she was not yet 30 but had 15 years clean and sober. We became friends quite quickly. Something neat about her is that she is exactly 15 years younger than I am, and 15 years older than AAngel, so she gets along well with both of us, and we love her a lot. Maven has a busy life. She has three children, two cats, a dog, oh yeah, and a husband! She also has many friends and makes time to see all of us...

Anyway my primary purpose today was to help her get some gardening done as Maven and her husband just moved to a new home with a huge yard (about 1/4 acre). There were two huge bags of soil waiting for me and maybe 6 or 8 perrenial plants to get me started, and the best part? I got to decide where to plant stuff! AAngel was kept busy playing with the three boys, they are 10 and 4 years and a 9 month old. The Maven got to paint some drawers for her kitchen. We were all in heaven, doing what we loved to do, but I was the luckiest of all! I plan to go back tomorrow, to do some more yard work and gardening, woohoo! And in the fall, when I tidy up my garden for the winter, I will be able to bring my friend even more flowers for her yard! If you want to see how my garden is growing, scroll down to the bottom, and click on view!

Today I am so thankful for the following...

  • to have spent the day with my friend and my daughter, alone but together
  • I now have a whole new yard to plant gardens in, the possibilities are endless
  • it was a beautiful sunny, but not too hot day
  • my muscles are sore from my hard work and it feels good
  • I think I'll have another good day tomorrow, and my home group is tomorrow night
  • my AAngel left today and is going to Wonderland with her group home tomorrow
  • I will have Saturday all to self
  • I will get to collect more rocks for my garden tomorrow, just like I did today
  • hAAlf nAAked Thursday is always fun
  • to have so much in my life to be grateful for, and that includes all of you!

9 comments:

Shadow said...

i envy you your green fingers.... those pics you post of your garden and flowers are so beautiful. enjoy!

Pam said...

that is so wonderful darlin'! Real Fun is when we are doing what we are passionate about. And I am a ROCK FREAK...so I'm diggin' that you got to take a big one home.

The Maven said...

Look at you with your rock! You crack me up!

My blog post today will include pictures of all your hard work (yesterday's was spent complaining about Spawnling turning nine months old and growing up too fast *pout*). I walked around after I dropped you off yesterday and just looked at all the beautiful work you've done. I can't believe you would be kind enough to do that for me. My gratitude is abundant. Thank you SO much *hugs*

It's pouring outside today! Let's hope it gets sunnier and more gardening-friendly :) At worst I'll pick you up for the meeting tonight.

Sober Steve said...

thanks for the pics,,,Miss ya gurl.
I need a meeting bad today. Haven't been yet. Waiting for it to come to me I guess.

Meg Moran said...

soooo wonderful to hang with the winners, bond from the heart, give and share love and our talents...this program is so much more than not drinking huh? The richest rewards of life are right here on this path.

sharonsjourney said...

That is so cool, how you did the pictures, I saw them all. I love your garden. You're funny, holding that rock. I have a rock garden too, besides my flowers, I'm a rock hound. I love them, they're pretty, they're interesting.
That's great! You & Angel had such a good day with your friend. Sounds like you're working a dynomite program...it shows.

Scott said...

nice!! I love to create and work amidst God'a abundant creation, in a garden... It's especially great taht you can share it with your daughter and an AA friend!

Lounge Daddy said...

well... lets all stop over and see how things are looking for ourselves.

Granny said...

What a great way to spend the weekend.