Saturday, June 20, 2009
By the time I got home, the rain had lightened, so I went out to dig an area for the new YELLOW Lilac that I purchased this week at a sale... but again, it started to rain harder.
I have resigned myself to a lazy afternoon on the porch ... completely indulgent! Curled up with a stack of magazines, enjoying the sounds of the rain, and the sites of these sweet pink roses I cut yesterday during a break in this never ending rain.
As I look around, I currently have FIVE vase of flowers arranged around the house - talk about indulgent!!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Despite the rain this morning, I did manage to fit in a little 'shopping'...
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Right now, the house is quiet... Poor DH has been on overload, being in the presence of THREE 'Smith Girls'!! So he is out golfing, #3 is still asleep, Maggie is dozing at my feet after our early walk, the sun is shining, and our roses are luscious in the morning light. My gardens aren't quite MacKenzie-Childs caliper, but I love 'em!!
**SIDE NOTE: I did find the glaze on that piece of Haeger from my previous post!! In Ed Blas' book it states that Haeger produced this line 1971-72 and it is called 'BLUE DECORATED' - snappy name, huh?!**
Thursday, June 11, 2009
A local animal shelter is having their yearly fundraising sale, so I HAD to stop by on my way to work this morning. I found this little piece, in a glaze that I've never seen before... no chips... and look at that sweet little tag will ya!! (Now I can't wait to get home and research it!)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
This left me with Saturday free to participate in the Town festivities - our first annual Founders Day (In celebration of Statesman Seward's purchase of Alaska - and their 50th anniversary of statehood). There was to be a 'High Profile' guest in for the event, parade to be viewed, speaches to be tolerated and a 'block party' to be had! Now, mind you, our sleepy town rarely draws attention or any real interest. This 'guest' however, drew out a 'Passion' in the locals that was pretty impressive. There was both positive and negative energies flying - but just the fact that there were 'sparks' flying was an occurance not to be missed!
Before I get into the escapades that Mrs. M, baby Z and I had during their all too short visit, I must give humble praise to all of you selfless, ever awake & puked on Moms out there! I definitely DO NOT posess the Parental 'gene' or the desire to ever acquire it! I ADORE our sweet nieces and nephew, as well as all of our friends small ones - but that is DEFINITELY where I draw the line!!
Upon arrival (my first meeting with Z), he was 'out of sorts'. Poor baby was hot and just Not Happy. Temperature? Well, contrary to popular belief, those of us without 'chilluns do not regularly take temperatures! We know if we aren't feeling well, and if it gets bad enough, we go to a Dr., who's job it is to take our temperature. I soon learned, that in the land of the Wee-Ones, a 'rectal thermometer' is a necesssity. Off we went... in search of... The local drugstore was close enough, so we walked. WARNING: Be careful who you allow to drive the stroller!! Yes, Z and I over the course of the weekend did a little 'off roading', wiped out a couple of small store displays and struck terror into the hearts of many... but it was all good! Well, the fever was 'up' and 'down' over the weekend - kind of like Z's 'sweet potatoes'...
(Insert missed photo op: Mrs. M as the poster child for Birth Control - complete with 'second time around sweet potatoes' COVERING the front of her!!)
The visit was brief - cut short by the necessity to get Baby Z home and feeling better, but the short time we had with them was Wonderful!! We were even able to fit in a little shopping adventure, and a BBQ - topped off with homegrown strawberries and Angel Food Cake (while Z was eating his Sweet potatoes!!).