Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Sunday, April 15, 2007

the patio project.

i've been having this urge lately to have a pretty patio with flowers and comfy places to sit and stuff like that. i don't know where it came from. i have a sneaky suspicion it all started when my subscription to southern living began showing up in the mailbox. i had an orchid once (for you long-time blog readers, you'll remember the orchid saga), and it died. i've since been informed that orchids are some of the hardest flowers to keep alive. i guess i don't have to write off my flower-growing skills just yet. especially since that was my first experience.

anyway, i officially started the "patio project" today when i bought some (read: inexpensive) flowers and a (read: inexpensive) clay pot from wal-mart. it's the lovely ensemble you see here.

i'm going to get a smaller, matching pot tomorrow because i have a few more marigolds, and a few more of those spikey (i can't remember the name..) things too. then i'll have two pots.

i want to eventually get some window boxes to plant (probably with that asparagas fern you see here, and the other long green thing and then some red geraniums) and hang over the rail. and probably some more pots too. and some nice chairs, and maybe a table. oh, and a fountain would be awesome. and citronella candles. and...can't you just see it?

i just have this wish to have a little oasis out on my patio. sure, it faces a parking lot. but i can close my eyes, right? maybe it has to do with having a baby. you want to get close to nature. ellie really loves to be outside, so i can just see landon and i sipping icy-cold lemonades while she, wearing a super sweet sun hat, plays with her toys on a pretty outdoor rug.

i'll keep you posted.

i'm off to a pretty good start, if i do say so myself.

i think the flowers are lovely.

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