This week has been a mixture of sweet, fun, happy, and sad. I guess I'm going to start with the sweet first. Our little Lexi was in a school play and played the lion in the Aesop's fable, "The Lion and the Mouse"...
Here's Lexi adjusting her "mane"...
And standing her ground against the "hunters"..It was a fun and very cute play and Lex did great! I'll move onto the fun part of my week. It has to do with the post title...Hearth and Home. Each Spring BFF Donna takes me along on a home and garden tour in Bath, Ohio. It's a beautiful area near Akron and the homes are amazing. Some years I've been blown away by the size and opulence. We've also toured historic homes that were more the size of my house. This year seemed to be a bit of a mixture. We're not allowed to take photos inside the homes but I did get a few outside shots.
Lovely patios ready for a luncheon.
Some looked ready for a wedding!
Fire rings for outdoor socializing at the historic home we visited.
Waterfalls and lush plantings.
Everything manicured and perfect..however...
This garden may be a bit a "head" of it's time. One person's style is another one's creepiness. (mine)
Even farm tools were decked out. Hmmm...maybe I should plant a few flowers in my lawn mower.
This sweet gem is just a tool shed...I wanted to move in.
I loved this little poem outside of one of the gardens and I want to replicate it for my Sister's Journey garden. As always it was a fun day spent with good friends. After returning home I decided to take my own garden tour...well, the tour up to the Creepy Woods. This is the happy part of the post:
Happy to see the green filled out in the woods.
Happy that Eddy's happy to still be able to run up and down the path in and out of the woods! (Watch out for ticks my little friend!) I took up a little project that also made me happy this week. I redid an old wicker couch for my deck. It started out like this:
I used my old stand by decorating tool....the spray paint can...and turned it into this:
Looks better I think! I'll be fussing with the deck this weekend, getting it ready for sitting and relaxing this Summer. I'll have to post a finished pic later. Now for the sad. This week at work has been a real heart breaker for all of us. We have a co-worker who found out she has a rare cancer..a very serious cancer. She's going to be giving it the fight of her life and we're all here for her and ready to step in to help in any capacity....whether at work or her home. She's a private person and not one to sit back and feel sorry for herself. I won't give her name without her permission, but many prayers will be going out for her. I've been around cancer in my job, my family's life, my friend's lives...and I hate that disease with a passion. I also hate ending a post on a negative note. So I had to look for a pic that I felt fit my mood...
I love this shot...even though those dark clouds come by, the sun will find it's way out from behind them. I believe in prayer and miracles and good days ahead. I hope everyone has a good weekend.
Welcome to the Pines! I'm a wife of many, many years with my Chiropractor hubbie, the Mom to 4 all grown up boys/now men...and Grandmother to 9 super Grandkiddos. I work in surgery and my simple adventures are here for your amusement..can you take it?