In the Home Stretch…..

We had some lovely fall showers over the weekend.  Yahoo, I didn’t have to water.  On the other hand I worried that the water would lay over all my lovely sunflowers as they started to bloom.  A conundrum indeed.

During the dry spells Steven completed a few finishing touches to the back yard.  We came so very close to finishing up all the concrete work on the patio!  It was actually a strategic decision in the end.  We want it finished the way we envision, not to pour the concrete in places where we’d end up having to remove it in the spring.  So, there is one spot with pea gravel until we can tackle it in the spring.  Oh, and a little bit that we will add a few of the extra pavers that he stamped out.

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I have always jokingly referred to Steven as an “energizer bunny”.   He works tirelessly as a journeyman carpenter for 40 hours a week, then comes home and puts in at least 25 more working around the house.  For the first time in 35 years, he actually admits he is tired!  I think it played a big part in the pause we are taking until spring.  Don’t you think that after three and a half palettes of cement later he deserves a break?!  Most definitely he does, I’ve just never heard him say he is tired.  Makes me feel better, I need a break from running to keep up with him, lol.

You can see all the strings of lights that our son, Shamus has been strategically hanging.  Since the ceremony is at 3pm, by 6pm it will be getting dark.  Our backyard will be lite up like it is daytime!  He was given a huge garbage can full of outdoor lights, and damn if he hasn’t used every……….single……….one, he he he!

So, other than blowing off the patio and watering on Friday morning, this yard is ready to host a large party.  Don’t worry I will be compulsively out there making sure that all the flowers will be viewed at there very best, it’s the least I can do.  They have given so much in return already! …..Cyn

 

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About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website designbycyn.com was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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