Thursday, July 29, 2010

My kind of gift

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.


  1. Oh those cute boys we live with... they do the sweetest things, don't they? I'm always amazed at the thoughtful thoughts and deeds. As for your date, I say you can't go wrong with good food. And, I know this sounds weird but one year I gave my husband a foot soak, scrub and massage. He absolutely loved it. Which led to other things, but that's another story.

  2. yay!!!! i'm all about "doing" things on dates. we loved boondocks and you can do a lot of fun stuff for under $20.

  3. I, too, love the magic of new sod. Not long ago we did it to my son's yard, and soon we need to do ours again.