Husband's last camping trip

Husband's last camping trip

Monday, June 25, 2012

My new oasis

Took the weekend off.  I wish I could say I went someplace exotic, rested on the sand of some tropical island while a Cabanna Boy served me drinks, but, (gasp) that would be a lie.

I actually landscaped my patio.  I bought 3 plants, ($4 bucks, Home Depot), transplanted them into bigger pots, put pebbles along the side of the bricks where there was dirt, moved the BBQ under the patio roof and Viola!  My very own oasis.  I put solar lights around the perimeter of the patio, in the pebbles.  I found an old, rather large clay pot that I will be making into a water fountain this week.

It is so pretty out there now.  I love to sit there and watch the hummingbirds drink from the feeder.  I make my own nectar and they love it.

Once the fountain is finished, it will be so peaceful out there.

Now, all I need is that Cabanna Boy!!

This will be my escape.  I can think and ponder out there.  No noise, no questions, no nothing.  I am going to enjoy this new oasis.  Pretty darn proud of myself too.  A little hard work, some sweat (no alot of sweat) a few sore muscles and a little sunburned, but so worth it.

Husband told me it wouldn't work, my idea, that is.  Said it would not look right.  I did what I do best, I ignored him and went to work.  When it was finished yesterday afternoon, he looked at it and was very surprised at how nice it turned out.  So there, huh!!!

Husband has not come out of his stupor.  I've gotten used to it now.  It's actually not so bad after all.  He doesn't know what's going on around him, so, I don't have to do a lot of explaining or answer so many questions throughout the day.  Makes my days easier.

Ah, once again, the perks of Alzheimer's.

1 comment:

  1. Show us pictures of what you have done. Glad you will have a place to escape for a few minutes.