Neighbors & Junipers

Oh my gosh, it is Wednesday again! I have to think. The landscapers are coming this morning to cut down the junipers and pines. I have taken ‘before’ pictures and will take the ‘after’ ones when they are done. I know it will look very different and possibly bare for a while, but I am anxious to have a clean palette to work with. Right now, it is all junipers. Yuck!
Did I mention I have great neighbors? What a joy it is when a person can step away for a few minutes and visit with someone friendly. I’ve had great neighbors in the past, but none so close-by and for some reason, the ‘close thing’ is working for me at this time in my life.
My visit to my mother’s house was a little difficult this time. There are signs of her slipping downhill that I would like to ignore – and yet I can’t. After all, she is 94 and it is to be expected – but it still isn’t easy. I don’t want to face what I know is coming. No one ever does.
Mom has had a wonderful, long life. She has enjoyed her four grandchildren and will see her third great-grandchild next month. She is still living in her own home (she’s been there for fifty five years) and staying in your comfort zone is a pretty lucky thing, I’ve come to understand.
I’m thinking of going back to college. I need some web-design expertise, and I would love to take more anthropology classes. “Why not?” I say, “Why not?”
I guess I will take a gander outside and see what is still standing. It is exciting to think that I will be able to plant something soon.
Happy summer everyone!

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About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy is scheduled for release in Nov. 2018. National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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One Response to Neighbors & Junipers

  1. Terry Decker says:

    Have a Happy Summer yourself. Sounds like it’s off to a great start. I’m assuming you are talking about your new home?
    Going back to school is always a good idea. Sounds wonderful.
    Terry

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