Saturday, Joe and I spent some time cleaning my outdoor office. AKA: the screened-in deck. I hate to admit it, but it had been over two years since we'd really given it a good cleaning. It was a mess! Even the cobwebs had cobwebs. But Saturday that all changed. We took everything out, took the screens off the windows, hosed those down, power washed the floors and walls. You name it, we cleaned it.
And it's all so pretty now...
Oops! How did he get in there?
I love this yard statue (that I keep on my deck).
A little "welcome"
But the "precious thing" I found while we were cleaning is this (below). It sits on the table beside me as I write.
Mom and Dad gave me this some years back. Mom loved statues! And look what I found written on the bottom (that I'm sure I knew was there at one time).
So very precious! Especially now. This Friday marks three years since Mom went Home. In some ways it seems like yesterday, and in others, it feels like a lifetime ago.
I'm tellin' you, friends… If you're not already doing this, please start writing on the backsides and bottoms of gifts you give. Some day, someone will be very grateful that you did!
Now, off to write in my outdoor office. Beside my statue. With sweet, sweet memories of Mom.