Life’s Way of Interrupting Things

As some of you know, I took a 5-day weekend this weekend to try and get furniture moved around in my bedroom and start working on putting things away in an organized fashion. Life had other plans for me.

Thursday night, my sister-in-law had a bit of a medical emergency. They went to the ER and she will be fine, but they had to admit her for a few days. Consequently, yesterday, instead of moving furniture that was coming out of my room, we all spent the day playing with my adorable niece and sweet nephew. Now, it’s not a hardship to spend time with the munchkins. At 4 and 2, they’re just a joy to be around. They’re inquisitive and smart and always wanting to know “What does that spell?” or “What does this go to?”

I noticed through all this that with my new job and the work I’ve done in therapy, I do much better at “going with the flow” and adapting as the situation needs.ย  Even a few months ago, I would’ve been upset that my plans were being messed with, even though it certainly wasn’t my sister-in-law’s fault. Yesterday, I just rolled with the changes and wasn’t upset. Maybe a little twinge of “Welp, there goes that plan”, but I wasn’t upset like I used to be. So yay for that!

The kiddos slept here at Grammy & Papa’s last night. It worked fairly well, though there were a few tears. My brother picked them up a little while ago and will spend the day with them and they’ll sleep in their own beds tonight. We may very well have them tomorrow too, which is again, not a hardship to play with them. ๐Ÿ™‚

My dad and I did go get my new bookshelves from my co-worker’s house today, so they’re in the garage when we do get a chance to move things around, but that will be some other time. Maybe Monday, maybe not since we might have the sweet munchkins then too. If not Monday, then maybe next weekend.

Even though it means my room isn’t getting completed this weekend as planned, it’s still been a pretty good first 2.5 days of my 5 day weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope the rest of you are having a good Saturday!

Just a few musings…

While I’m still working on some reviews for various books I’ve read,ย my next blog tour isn’t until Thursday so I thought I’d post a little about my water garden and life. ๐Ÿ™‚

I talked a little bit about my water garden in April’s end of the month review. This is either the 9th or 10th season I’ve had it now. It’s small – just a little 50-gallon pond, but it allows me to have a waterlily which is my favorite flower. ๐Ÿ™‚ This is my water garden and the area around it in spring 2014. ย Below that is my waterlily in bloom in summer 2014.

Small pond with waterlily pads, fountain, two other plants in it - surrounded by rocks, columbine, and ceramic items including a fairy door.

Closeup shot of a pink waterlily surrounded by lily pads

I mentioned in my end of the month review that I’ve been hesitant to put the fountain in my pond because of a nesting robin. The planter they’re nesting in is just to the left of the pink columbine on the brick wall and almost directly over top the outlet I need to plug into. ย I was finally able to get the fountain in after I got home from a bridal shower for a cousin yesterday (May 6). I didn’t put the fountain in right away. I started just by working in the pond – cleaning out the algae and any rogue sticks/leaves/blossoms from nearby flowers.ย ย Mama and Papa robin both were scolding me for being so close to their nest for about the first 10-15 minutes I was out there. I just kept working and staying away from the end closest to their nest. After maybe 20-30 minutes, they finally decided I wasn’t a threat and each came and fed the babies. Only after that did I plug the fountain in. They didn’t protest to that at all and now it’s up and running! Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

I tend not to read as much during the summer because fighting the algae is a never-ending battle, plus I like to take photographs of my dad’s flowers and go to the park for other nature photography.

Other than work, my pond, and reading, my life lately has been filled with the little munchkins that are my adorable niece and sweet nephew. ย For those who don’t know me, I live with my parents because of some of my health issues. My parents watch my adorable niece and sweet nephew on Fridays, so I get to see them in the mornings before I go to work. I love it! This week, we also had them on Tuesday due to their daycare provider having something else going that day. I was thrilled because Tuesday happened to be my day off this week. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m always thrilled when I get to spend more time with them. ๐Ÿ™‚

My adorable niece is 4 years old. She’s this adorable, sweet, precocious bundle of energy and I love her to pieces. My nephew is 20 months old and just the sweetest little guy. He has a very tender heart and is very loving. They are pretty much the joy of my life. ๐Ÿ™‚ My brother and sister-in-law have asked that no pictures be shared of them so you’ll just have to take my word on how adorable they are. ๐Ÿ˜‰

While I’m worried about all the changes in healthcare that are happening here in my country (USA), I’m trying to focus on these positives and not worryย too much. ๐Ÿ™‚ As long as I succeed in not worrying, all is good.