My Captain and his father, Papa, are back at it again on the back patio project, lovingly known as “The Mudpit.” You may or may not remember this project starting a while back in “A Family Affair,” that we are building a walk-out patio on our vintage Sear’s Kit Cottage. And when I say ‘We,’ I am using the term loosely. It’s really just My Captain and Papa.
But I help where I can, like making sure that before they start early in the morning, they have a good meal. Today they had huge stacks of multigrain pancakes slathered in heavily salted butter and pure Vermont Maple Syrup. Because we are in to HEALTHLY choices in this family, that’s why.
They ate out on the soon-to-be finished patio, surrounded by the chaotic explosion of flowers that I call a garden.
They were surrounded by bird calls, the smell of honeysuckle,
and plenty of gnats. Ah the romance of nature!
We try to take pictures along the way of this project, mostly so we have something to show the trauma team when the accidents happen. So after breakfast, I picked up the camera, and started taking pictures of the progress….but I didn’t get very far. Basically, I got this photo, and only this photo:
Why? Because even after all of these years, whenever my beloved is around, I’m highly distracted. I got that one photo of the project, and the rest were……..
of My Captain….
and his assets.
I got so distracted and flutterpated just by taking these pictures, that I then proceeded to get on the lawnmower and mow for half an hour, without the cutting blades engaged.
I wish I was kidding.