Some women get jewelry for their anniversaries, some get gift certificates for massages or shopping trips. Some get dates to dinner and the movies. I got magic.
It happened on Tuesday, I left the house that evening- for young women's; the back yard was dirt, the crater from the lost peach tree was still almost as deep as the ache over losing it, and the patio was a dusty mess. I came home and there was this lush green lawn where the dirt once was.
The patio was still a disaster, but there was lawn. and it was the most beautiful sight I think I've ever seen. Sod is magic people. And I have a backyard worthy of a swing set- built by a daddy who loves his girl (*ehem Shcroedad, do you still remember?)
It's still a happy shock to look out the back windows as I walk by and see green lawn there, instead of dirt and dog poop. Even the weather is celebrating my good fortune, it has rained every day since the sod got put in- she's a good gal that Mother Nature.
And my gift to the Schroedad? I cleaned the patio of course.
And I'm planning our date too- ideas please.