eco-border" and rubber chips (both made of recycled tires) to fill the area, and it looks very nice....or at least finished!! My gardening skills are such that I hope this will be a lifetime fix!! I'm thinking of using a less expensive border and the rubber chips for the beds in back of the house but will tackle that when the temperature rises again.
|Recycled tires are the answer!|
We also had a tough-love talk several weekends ago. I asked her not to take it the wrong way, knowing full well she would (and she did), but I knew there would not be a right time or an easy way to say it. She is so unhappy here and appears miserable 24/7, which is not easy to be around, and I said that she might want to consider the nursing home in Wadesboro as an option. She knows people who reside there. She would know many people who visit, etc. She avoids human contact here, but it would be less threatening there....and she needs to be around more people than just me! She took it in the most negative way possible (no surprise!) and had little to say, except that she knew the nursing home (she had been there for rehab when she fractured her pelvis) and she didn't want to be there. And I said, "Well, maybe it will make being here seem like a better option!" She didn't respond and was quiet for a while, but she has been more involved and less dreary. It probably won't last long, but I'm enjoying it while I can!
In my sketchy notes of topics I want to include in this blog, I had intended to rant a little about the shallow, superficial and just disgusting events of Black Friday. I think I'm going to stop watching the news on the day after to avoid seeing the savagery of people trying to get a good deal on a TV! But, that insanity was so overshadowed by the events of Newtown, CT. that it is just so hard to grasp.....and to imagine the devastation of a community of that size (or any size). I really feel that this is a turning point in our cultural relationship with guns and violence....and it will have been brought about by both the savagery and innocence of this event. It was heartbreaking to hear the families describe the innocence and joy of their children, and you didn't doubt it because they were too young to be jaded by life. The community has been an example of grace under extreme stress, but I can't help but think of what the holidays will be like in the quiet of each home....just heartbreaking and so senseless. You know me....I've already written/emailed the President and Lindsey Graham and am willing to do more. I can't imagine why anyone needs an assault weapon and rapid-fire clips. I think that if you are so afraid that you think those things will help, you need to learn to deal with your fear in a more constructive way. The NRAs answer is more guns.....the only thing that will stop a bad man with a gun is a good man with a gun! Those people have been watching too much TV! They are living in a parallel universe. I hope this will be just like the election.....they can rant and rave, be as obnoxious as they like; but, in the end the majority of sane people will say "enough is enough".
We're getting ready to go look at Christmas lights in the Bluffton area, so I'll take this time to wish you and yours all the sentiments of the season....
peace on earth
goodwill to all
joy to the world