I like to sit at my kitchen table and read blogs and answer comments on my laptop.
Or I'll do little sketches and doodles while sitting there
and when I look out my windows
I see my neighbors dining room window.
Or, I think it's their dining room.
If I have my curtains pulled back, to let in the light
I can see right into their house.
If they have theirs pulled back,
they can see into my house too.
I thought about this last year
and decided a privacy fence or even a single fence panel
wouldn't be tall enough to block them out
and while they are nice enough people
I don't want to look at them.
So last year I went out and bought a little fruit tree.
I already have a few planted around my yard.
When I got that tree, in case they were looking out their window,
I made a big show of setting it in various spots and
standing back and looking at it with a critical eye
while I already knew darn well where it was going.
I just didn't want to it to be obvious, that I was blocking them out.
So, I planted that tree
and a yellow climbing rose and a red rose bush and well, lots of things.
This morning, before leaving for work
I was reading all the great comments you all had left me
about Ricochet and my work problem(s).
I was wishing I didn't have to go to work, even if everything was ideal
because a cool breeze floated into the room.
It finally was a day without rain and light fell across my kitchen table.
I paused every now and then and glanced outside and
thought about staking the little tree or maybe pruning it.
I thought about how I needed to get out there and do some weeding
and I thought about....so many things.
Then something caught my eye.
Was that the neighbors dog?
Was she loose?
I got up and walked closer to the window.
NO! it wasn't a dog!
I snapped a couple of photos with my phone
and then I hurried out the front door and walked slowly to the side yard.
Just a few feet away.
She/He looked at me for a moment
and I swear it almost stepped forward
and then it took a step back and turned.
It hurried but didn't run.
I stood there for a moment.
I felt happy..
Life is Good.
Everything will eventually work out.