So they say it's not rocket science, but making good compost is a delicate balance of food, water, air and TLC. Oh, and it needs a home (preferably out of sight and down wind). However, if you do it right, it doesn't matter if it's down wind because it's really not supposed to be smelly. It only turns smelly if it has too much moisture and maybe some of the wrong ingredients. We seem to make a lot of compost at our house - not always with the right balance, but on occasion we have had some success and at times we have added to our garden that dark brown, moist, earthy smelling amendment called compost that makes our garden beautiful.....but we are still working on that perfect balance. As Libby said, the storm cloud may be hovering over our house, but we see a break in the clouds and the sun in beginning to shine through!
We have had some wonderful appointments this week with very skilled and knowledgeable doctors. No final decisions for treatment have been made yet, but each step of the way takes us further into that sunlight and the skies are looking more clear. I've been so uplifted by all of you, our dear family and friends. You are truly the best in the world and the flowers in my garden. You all know how much I love flowers - especially the ones that grow in that dark rich composted soil! Thank you for your love and support and encouraging words - I know it will keep me going. So many have been on this road before me and that also gives me strength. I am so thankful for your amazing examples. In actuality, I want everyone to know that the storm may seem like a big one from the outside looking in, but inside, I am blessed with peace and calm. I only know of One who has the power to calm storms and I am so grateful.