I mowed my lawn the other night. It took me two hours since I have over a third of an acre of lawns and hadn't mowed them in three weeks. I hired a lawn crew when I moved in, but fired them after three visits.
That's kind of how things have gone around here.
In a funny turn of events, a neighbor peeked his head over the fence and told me he noticed all the work going on and if there was anything he could do to help. "Well, actually, yes." Was my answer. He sealed up all the gaps and entrances where rats and skunks could get into my house (true story) and when I chatted with him afterwards he said he likes helping neighbors and there was no charge.
I could have cried.
I think the deal is this - I've had a really hard time asking for help my whole life. The word I chose for this year was SURRENDER and holy shit has that been the case. I think this is me finally surrendering to asking for help and being ok with it.
|Since I don't have a picture of my mowed lawn, here's a gratuitous house picture|
In other news, I have been making soap like a fiend. I absolutely adore making soap! It's been such a breath of fresh air to have a new hobby. I'm still at the point where it's what I'm thinking about when I fall asleep. It makes for pleasant dreams that way...
You can follow along with my soaping adventures on my Instagram page (along with gardening, pizza, laundry, sunset, and house pictures since that is pretty much my whole life).
Lots of people have been asking if I plan on selling my soap. The answer is yes! I will be opening an Etsy shop in the near future. I will make sure to post the link here and on twitter when that happens. And yes, it already has a name...