Monday, May 6, 2013

I could get used to this!!!!

The weather turned suddenly last week.  Perfect.  Absolutely perfect.  Warm, not hot!, in the day, cool at night.  Blue sky, everything is growing and I can spend an entire day in the garden- or at least until I get too sun burnt to stay any longer! I was joking the other day that I'm getting tired of this perfect weather. 
It could stay like this all summer (never above 80 for me!), with a gentle rain overnight every 5 or 6 days.

 Of course this can only be accomplished on the days I do not have to work, or go to the doctor or the dentist ( how did all my check-ups get scheduled for the same week, anyway?), or ......
 You know, when life isn't tugging me in three directions at once. 
 Last Saturday, Amy had two softball games.  I don't get to see her play much because they play a lot of Tuesday and Thursday games (my work days)

That's Amy at first base.  (she pitched the early game)

Dad- my stepson- is also one of the coaches

 I did take some handwork with me.  I worked on this flower for a while, but there was enough of a breeze that the thread kept getting tangled.  Plus I'm out of practice doing hand applique, so I needed a more stable work space.  So I worked on my sock for a bit when I wasn't watching the game.  Baseball is a bit less boring when someone close to you is playing!

But, the weeds aren't going anywhere.  I grow mostly perennials so I don't have much planting to do, until I can do the pots for the porch.

I finally got to enjoy the magnolia blossoms for more than an afternoon.

There are more blooms on my daffodils and narcissus this year than ever before

Lungwort, or Toad Lily

Even some of the early flowers are peeking out.



So who has time to sew? (maybe next time it rains)

My green thought this time is a reminder.  You cannot - or at least  you SHOULD not- throw compact fluorescent bulbs in the trash because they contain mercury!   I saw a man at Home Depot bring some up to the service desk and the girl pointed to a place where they accept them.  Good to know!!!

I am grateful for:
AMAZING weather
My boss plays along
My hubby takes good care of me
Lucas helping me dig some poppies for the garden.
Music that makes me feel like dancing.  (I saw a quote once: there are few shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them!)

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