Funny it has taken me so long to work out what makes my day, and its funny that it is something that I took for granted! Something that we no longer have in our life! Yet this week and a bit I have been out and about every day and over the moon about the effects its having on my body.
The Secret To My Happiness.
It’s so simple. So easy. And hurts every muscle in my body ~ actually I am wondering if I am going to be able to move tomorrow. You see I don’t have a garden bed in my Motorhome. Actually I don’t have any flowers, and for someone who LOVES roses it seems weird not to have something growing.
Where we are staying, is four acres of land! Four Acres of garden beds that are so over grown, neglected, run down and in much need of TLC. Yep I have been given permission to do what ever I like with each garden bed 🙂
It’s like a Kid in a Lolly Shop ~ What will I chose first? Where do I start? Where do I Stop? Actually I don’t think I will stop until we move on. When I started with the front garden beds my intentions was to do a few garden beds and leave it at that. Yet the more I walk around the Caravan Park, the more I see and want to do.
The Front Hedges ~
one of our sons trimmed all of them!
Yeah its crazy ~ my happiness is getting out in the fresh air. Getting dirty and sweaty. Then watching the gardens take shape. The garden beds are talking to me, and letting me decide what they need. I take out weeds, and I discover Plants that are hidden in amongst the over grown out of control gardens. I move plants from one location, to another. And soon I can see shapes, designs and colour co-ordination taking over.
Its like I am letting go, being in the moment, and seeing what happens within each garden bed. Some of the beds are large, some can only hold a few plants. Each has little dirt or mulch so that has been added. And some of it is so hard to dig so I ask David to dig deeper into the dry dirt. Once he has then I can add the plants, add the mulch. Add water.
The After Photo ~
I keep forgetting to take the Before Photos!!
Here is the Front Garden Bed as you arrive to the Caravan Park.
I can see how its going to look in a few years time. For someone who can’t see the visual aspects of building projects, I am enjoying the visual images that I am receiving. Its going to look good for those that arrive this week, next week, next year.
And How Much Do I Charge For My Happiness?
Funny but the Secret to My Happiness is not being charged. I am not asking for money, nor has it been discussed. This was a project that started off with us cleaning out the palm leaves behind our Motorhome. Then we took the load to the dump (we had over filled the trailer).
Our boys did get paid ~ it was pocket money for all of them to share, for helping out. Seen as how one of our sons didnt want to help in the garden beds, he is still getting his share of the money ~ because for two days he washed all of our clothes, hang them on the line, took them off, and folded them…..then he put them all away! That gave me time to work on the gardens.
Next I started mowing around our Motorhome. With the warmer days I wanted the grass shorter! Following on from the mowing our boys whipper snipped the grass along the river bank. The grass on the river bank was tall, some of it past my waist. Snakes would have loved the camouflaged area, as well as mice! So it’s now gone.
One of the Cabin Garden Beds
Then we wondered on down and did the front garden bed. With one of our sons trimming the hedge at the front, mulching went on and so the week began with many more plants added, moved, replaced and more! That is the secret to my happiness ~ getting out and about.
Using muscles I haven’t used in such a long time ~ and feeling the after effects for some time.
The other side of the same cabin ~
Will have to update with more photos as I take them!
The Best Surprise ~ I have lost weight this week, and I am sleeping better.
Funny How I Find Happiness with what I once took for granted…..we used to have 1/4 of acre to play with!
What Makes You Happy?
PS:- Please don’t tell me “My Kids Make Me Happy” because I am asking what makes YOU happy. My kids are my joy, yet we all need something outside our family 🙂
New Life on the Road