Friday, May 18, 2007

I left work an hour later than I had planned… it’s been that way all week. By the time I hit the parking lot, I was contemplating how long I could hang in there like this. It’s a choice.. But there are lots of new tasks and things will stream line eventually. But home can’t suffer because of it. It defeats the purpose of working. I wonder if guys feel things like this.

I promised myself that I was buying the flowers for the horse buggy after work. So I went and bought my annual bottle of Liquid Fence, and impatients for the buggy.

Not much quilting taking place, But I got some needed quiet when I made it home as the guys worked late and Chelsey had dinner plans. Ransom and I relaxed on the porch swing. I looked out over the woods. We’d planted an apple tree 17 years ago. Don’s wanted to cut it down the past 5 years as it’s never produced an apple… well—I looked out and it’s got Apple blossoms everywhere.
We’re going to have apples.
I laughed and went and got the ladder and camera. As I traipsed through the woods, the trilliums
are everywhere and the wild violets (I think) are blooming.





I felt better and knew I could tackle another day tomorrow. I know the steps to take to lighten the load; I just have to do them.

Gratitudes:
Chelsey’s improving grades
Eric’s safety at work
The tail wagging of a ‘sorta Labrador’ dog

15 comments:

Juliann in WA said...

Happy friday. I am up too too early but we had a very late meeting at work and I never sleep well after those - my mind wakes me up with so many ideas. At least we have the weekend.

Rose said...

Plant one more apple tree Melanie and i promise u, ull have heaps of fruit!!!....have a great weekend!!!

Joanne said...

Congrats on the apple tree! I'll have to get a picture of our trillium -- it's all the deep red variety. And I printed a picture of your violets -- I want to look them up in my wild flowers book.
I'm having the same problems -- trying to fit in time for everything and everyone. Why is it our quilting time and alone time is always the first to go?

KCQuilter said...

Yay, yay, yay for you!!! Apples to pick right outside the door! What could be better???

Libby said...

Those apples will be the tastiest ever! Tail wagging - it's like a standing ovation from your dog *s*

Dawn said...

We are going to have apples this year too! It took about 15 years for our trees to finally get fruit! Beautiful pictures!

Carol said...

YIPPEE! Fresh apples from your very own tree. That is just the best. Enjoy your weekend...take a break

Elaine Adair said...

Love those trilliums - I am reminded ot traipsing through the Smoky Mountains, on a search, for trilliums. Thank you for the memory.

anne bebbington said...

Those apple blossoms were definitely sent to give you a lift! I hope it's a nice tasty eater

tami said...

I love apples trees as well. It's so much fun when Spring has sprung. :cD

Fiona said...

Looks like the apple tree and wildflowers put you back in a relaxed frame of mind. I think the only way for a woman to have a good work/life balance is to work part time - the downside of that is you never get promoted.

JudyL said...

Does the Liquid Fence work?

Hope you have a great weekend and work is much better next week.

Tazzie said...

How fun to have apples this year! We love them in this house. I hope work settles for you soon, I'm sending positive thoughts your way.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

atet said...

Oh yum, Michigan apples. Thanks for the lovely photos. Hang in there, I know how hard it is to balance work and family.

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