Cliff and I have been married for thirty-seven years.
We haven’t been asked yet what the secret is to a long happy marriage. Maybe you have to be married fifty years to get asked that question. Or maybe folks watch us and think we still have plenty to learn, which I imagine we do.
One of our secrets is that we celebrate. A lot! We celebrate everything that merits celebrating.
And so, in honor of the season, I present to you the Christmas shed. A project slow in completion, the shed has now officially been cleaned out. When a friend offered me a wreath leftover from the Hillsborough Holiday Tour, I said, “Thank you!” I knew just where that wreath would go.
Since a wreath has no beginning or end, it represents eternity. This project seemed to take an eternity, but now the lawn is clear of wood and clutter and the shed door is closed.
All three of us: me; Cliff, whose project it was; and the shed, are celebrating!
What projects are you celebrating this season?
Our Shed: Our shed is made from barn tin. Cliff thinks it dates back to the first half of the twentieth century.
Congrats to Gail, who won Crafting Calm: Projects and Practices for Creativity and Contemplation by Maggie Oman Shannon.
Congrats to Joyce, who won One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl.
And congrats to Penny, who won the Old Factory Candle Gift Set.