Friday, August 28, 2015


 Twice in less than a week, I have been surprised and blessed by kind giving people.

About 3 years ago, I had stopped at a garage sale and bought some bricks to use to edge around flower beds in our garden.  Milda, garage lady, shared that she would eventually be getting rid of more bricks and pavers, and asked me if I was interested in getting more.  So we exchanged contact information.

And out of the blue she gave me a call!  I was really surprised that after all this time she would remember me!
 Her call was timed perfectly!

Last year I put together this patio in our backyard, and that's as far as it got.  I kept thinking that maybe if I added more pavers, it would be more comfortably spacious to entertain at least 2 more people besides us.
So Milda and I scheduled a day I could stop by her place and pick up the pavers and bricks.  It took me 2 round trips to her place to pick them all up.
I came home and placed them around existing patio.  I still have to finish up this project though.  I need to get some sand so I can level all new pavers and not trip over them.  Also add more plants around area and spruce it up a bit.

I'll be honest, I haven't been too motivated to go out and garden this summer.  I simply can't get myself to go out there and get my fingers dirty.  Maybe once the weather turns more fallish like, I'll push myself out there and prepare the garden for the upcoming spring.

These two events made me think how lucky I am that people I've come across in my life, would take the time to even think of me.  I appreciate their selfless generosity and thoughtfulness.
I must pay it forward!