Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday This and That...

If you live, well, pretty much any where in the U.S., you already know that this has been a weather week for the books - heat, cold, rain, snow, and just the tiniest bit of near-hurricane winds.  My van got pushed on a four-lane street this morning, so I am hunkered down and not going out again today!
This was Thursday, after it had already visited 90% of the country.
Had a fun lunch yesterday with a bloggy friend - Allyson and her darling son Baby Blue.  We laughed and talked and, perhaps, drank a bit of wine.  There might have been cheesecake involved, too.  It's always so nice to learn that our blogworld friends are just as nice in person!
February is my least favorite month of the year.  I don't understand why it has to be 120 days long.  Just don't.  So, to help get into a better mood, i needed a fancy pedicure.
Mitchell will hate it.  Fortunately, I am living in socks right now, so he may never see it!
And, Sunday I am throwing the world's smallest Super Bowl Party ... for two.  Wings are in the fridge, along with avocados and the makings for more good stuff.  Chill the beer, Somebody, and we will be ready to go!

Happy Groundhog Day!  (I know, tomorrow.)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wednesday Workdays

73 degrees on the deck.  After two weeks of cold, snow and ice this warm-blooded girl will happily take that and enjoy it.  How about a few minutes in the garden - rake and clippers in hand.

The last snow storm included lots of wind that took down one of the buddelias by the pond,and damaged the other.  My fault, really.  They should have been cut back in the fall, but weren't ready when i started my sabbatical.   But other things are looking good.

(Imagine photo of gold crocus here...)

The yellow crocus blooming, altho no sign yet of the purple.

Many little bulbs peeking out.  These are the mini-daffs, but the wood hyacinths are coming up, too.

(Imagine photo of little green bulb tops peeking out of mulch here ...)

Even the beginnings of a few day lilies.

And, the camellia soldiers on.  New buds are still coming, even as last week's cold damaged older blooms and buds.

(Picture pretty decent photo of one new bud, one very cold damaged bud and one flower half opening and turning black from cold here...)

It appears that the sap Is indeed rising ... now maybe it will in me, too.

Next, adventures in blogging.  Am meeting Allyson (Magnolias and Mimosas) and Baby Blue for lunch on Thursday.  Can't wait to finally sit down with this old friend.

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So, my laptop has decided to take a dive and I can't figure out how to add pictures from the tablet, so words only for a while until I can get the laptop serviced.  Aargh!