No Six On Saturday features today. I don’t have the time or energy today to go touring through Blog Land.
And secondly, my daughter is picking me up in less than an hour so I can go see my grandson Andrew, who just this week has learned to walk. And that takes precedence over everything else.
I think I have ironed out what I’m going to do for the counter tops and back splash. But it will take a bit more time, and I’m waiting on some tile decals (faux tile) from India.
Thursday I was in the middle of painting. Realized I needed a little table to put my gallon paint can on. Went into the living room, grabbed a table. And wouldn’t you know it? I forgot that I had a huge glass cylinder full of marbles on the lower shelf of that table that I didn’t see.
Yes, broken into a million pieces. Dogs in the middle of it. I’m in the midst of a paint job and need to hurry before the paint dries.
I don’t know how, but marbles and glass went around the corner into the kitchen and into every room in this apartment.
I’ll probably be finding marbles and glass for months.
There I was trying to pick marbles out of glass splinters. Luckily I came away with only one cut. Add that to my tattered fingers from scraping off hot glue with my fingernails.
But let me tell you a story about those marbles, and why I cherish them.
Before I left Tyler, Texas, I had hundreds of marbles in my gardens decorating the top of the soil. Over the years, dirt had covered many. So I had to dig them back out.
I had originally found most of them while digging for my gardens in the first place. I guess a child played with them back there or something at some point in time.
I was determined that after digging all of them out of the soil there, that I wasn’t leaving them behind.
They were little treasures I dug up. And I had to leave SO much behind. But for some reason I just can’t explain, I wasn’t going to leave my marbles.
Someone who lived there before me “lost their marbles” and I felt duty-bound to take care of them. They were going with me across the state line.
So I’m off to see Andrew and rest myself just a little bit. Because I have plenty more work ahead of me.