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05-22-2010, 07:14 AM
:cheer: the Merry Month of May! We seem to have slid into full summer here with temps well into the eighties. Good thing the AC got fixed because I'll probably need it.

I'm off to the Church in a bit to take over yet another mess of plants. They wilted after transplanting yesterday but are fine today. Anybody want 36 pots of Rudbeckia tri-loba? I sure hope everything sells although any leftovers will be passed on to a plant sale next weekend a few villages over. Right now it looks like we are in for a rainy morning so I'll be out in the rain selling. Good thing gardeners are tough!

Two cousins want to take me to lunch after the sale and catch up on family stuff. They are from Toronto and coming this weekend to open up one of the cottages for the summer. We'll probably eat at the local diner and then I hope to wave bye to them and have a nap. I'm dragging a bit these days from being overbooked.

In the meantime, I'm enjoying my coffee and looking forward to the rest of our long weekend - it's Victoria Day ([url)on Monday. I guess I'd better buy a two-four :rofl: because the Pypers are coming on Sunday.

Have a great weekend whatever you do.

05-22-2010, 07:26 AM
Good Morning:sunny:

Hi Ruth! It sounds like you have a fun filled weekend. I really do hope you get that nap today! I'd love Rudbeckias, btw....wish I were closer.

I did manage to get some planting in yesterday inbetween run arounds. Today, I'm theoretically free until 1pm. A Vet hospital is having a grand opening and the memorial for my friend is at 3. I may just rest up since tomorrow will be a long one.

Last night it was so warm, the air just wafted of lilacs. They are in there finest right now, and there are lots and lots of them. Maybe I'll take the pups for a walk in the dark...since everyone should be sleeping in but me.

Have a great day everyone!

05-22-2010, 07:27 AM
:coffee: Good morning.

I'll take 5 of the rudbeckia, Ruth. I do have some in my side garden, but they'd look nice along the fence at the bottom of the yard, too. Since you have Monday free, you can deliver to them then. ;) Hope your sale is successful at finding new homes for all the plants!

It's just going to be a puttering day here. Jake wants to get the lawn mowed and I want to get the garden hoed. Hey, that rhymes!
First, though, is breakfast and groceries.

Hi, there, Debbie! I love lilacs and ours were spectacular this year.

05-22-2010, 07:40 AM
Hi Cottage, puttering sounds wonderful. haha on the rhyme! Have a great day!

I had really been trying to get the lawn mowed but it's been so rainy. Yesterday I finally sqeezed the time in...Bing went out w/me..the lawn is pretty small and I do it in circles. He just followed me in circles until I think he finally got a bit dizzy! When I looked later, his paws were all green from walking in the freshly cut grass.

05-22-2010, 08:00 AM
Hi! I'm looking forward to a weekend of grading, bad movies, end of the year concert, and some puttering......

I slept in today until 6:30!! AND I think that cold I've had all week is finally gone.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

05-22-2010, 08:15 AM
Good morning chicks!

Ruth - Mmmmmm....hope you get a nap in. Having the brown thumb I do I looked up "rudbeckia" eyed susans? Definately a beauty! I am definately looking foward to our long weekend here next weekend!

Cottage - did you sleep on your new countertops? ;)

Debbie - Looooovve that lilac smell. Our neighbors have some on the fence, but they never wafted in the window :(. The honeysuckle have been wonderful though!!

FCMonroe - me too!! (til 6:30!!)

Me - I have a busy day at work, then who-knows-what. Probably cleaning. I'm hoping we get a family hike in this weekend, but it doesn't look like the weather wants to cooperate. I MUST plan a menu for next week!!

Have a great day!

05-22-2010, 08:31 AM
Good morning. DH and I are babysitting two of our nephews today (8 and almost 4). I am tired just thinking about it! I am also going to spend some time online trying to come up with some motel options for DS1 and his friend for their drive back to campus. They leave tomorrow and are thinking of taking three days to get back. Ah if only that had thought this through sooner I could have done it already. Sigh. 80s expected here too!

Have a great weekend all.

05-22-2010, 08:40 AM
Good morning :coffee2:

Ruth - I'd love some of those plants too! My perennial bed is a mess and that stupid lamium is everywhere. Enjoy your nap.

Debbie - Lilacs and daffodils are my favorite flowers. A quiet morning walk sounds lovely. I"m hoping to start those again this week.

Cottage - Your day sounds like ours - DW is on lawn mowing detail and I've got gardens to tackle :)

fc - sleeping in is a great way to start the weekend. Hope the grading is a breeze and you have time to relax.

Twynn - Wow, I didn't think you were allowed to sleep in :) :crossed: maybe tomorrow's weather will clear up for you

Karen - Happy baby sitting! I'm pretty sure chasing them around counts as serious exercise ;)

Today we are just back in the groove of home stuff. The weather here is perfect, almost too perfect and very dry. Of course we are tempted to take a day to do some birding but I'm going to stick to my guns this weekend. The gardens and yard need serious attention, we are out of beans, and there's post vacation laundry to do. Bike riding is also a high priority so that will be fun. I plan to end the day relaxing on my porch with a glass of wine :)

05-22-2010, 09:42 AM
I'm new to this but hope all of you enjoy the things you have planned for the weekend. I so wish I lived close enough to enjoy your plant sale. I love plants but here in Southern Indiana seems the selection is limited. My family is celebrating my youngest daughters 14th birthday with lunch out at Famous Daves and the kids out to see Shrek. I hope to get some petunias planted.
All enjoy your weekend.

05-22-2010, 09:51 AM
Back from my walk-actually two. Bing and I went first and swiped some lilacs from a hedge while it was still dark. Then Rudi and I went up and back.

lookinforsz12, thanks for joining in! Have a nice weekend, especially celebrating your DD's BD.

Cyndi, glad to hear you have a nice weekend planned. See you later! I'm going to bike up to a yard sale at 8.

Twynn, I've never noticed such a heavenly scent, either...everything must just be perfect. I love honeysuckle, too.

Karen, I so do not envy you! Never having kids, I would rather do almost anything else! I'd call it spontaneous exercise!

Frances, glad to hear your cold is gone! Enjoy your weekend and as you're grading papers remember it is counting down!

05-22-2010, 03:22 PM
Sounds like you all have nice weekends planned! Unfortunately mine will be spend in front of my computer writing my English paper... but at least I finished my Chemistry paper yesterday! WOO HOO!! I can't wait until its all done, I'm starting to feel like my computer is just an appendage that I'll never break free from! lol.

I got an email from EDD (unemployment) yesterday saying that it was their error and they will be expediting my DH's check! Whew, what a stress reliever! All that stress and all those tears for nothing.

Karen, they didn't do the usual nude scene at the end. Instead they all (like 60 people) got naked SEVERAL times throughout. Within the first 2 minutes there were people completely naked. I was shocked. All I kept thinking was, are these people's parents here watching their kids performance? Awkward.

Have a great weekend everyone... I'm back to the research grind!

05-22-2010, 05:56 PM
Whew! Just back from a whirlwind day! The sale went really well and I now have a manageable number of plants left. They will be passed on to another sale on Monday or Tuesday for someone else to nurture until next weekend.

My cousins and I did do lunch and a lot of digging around in family history. Suddenly I'm the matriarch of the family and they keep digging out information from me. Sort of fun!

Right now I am going to turn on the AC, take a shower and change into my patio dress and sandals and sit on the front porch with the doggage, my book and a cold drink. BBQ steak, salad and roasted asparagus and early bed are on the agenda.

I hope your weekend is as good as the rest of mine will be.

05-22-2010, 09:58 PM
A whirlwind day here, too, in more ways than one. We're in the middle of a large duststorm which we are all really hoping passes before the pooch parade tomorrow. I'm ready for an early night, too. I wish I could join you, Ruth, your dinner sounds fabulous!

Kelly, sorry you're spending the weekend studying but at least school will be over soon. Sooo glad hubbys EDD will be coming soon.

I'd better find something for dinner myself!

05-23-2010, 06:18 AM
Early bed didn't happen and I woke at 3:30. Oh well! It's going to be another warm and sunny day. I may get a bit of my own garden stuff done but also plan deck time with book and iced green tea. I hope your day is just as relaxing.

05-23-2010, 06:48 AM
You and me both Ruth! I felt like I woke up every hour last night. At 5, I finally just gave up and got up. I think it was the diet coke I drank last night. I'd been cutting those out lately, but the only other thing to drink at the concert dinner was sweet tea, and I was thirsty! Next time, I'll bring my own drink.

It's good to be up early, though. I'm planning on a walk as soon as it is light enough out. I went for a walk yesterday, but I waited until 9:15, and it was really hot out by then.

05-23-2010, 06:58 AM
My cat seems to think he should wake me up at 4:30. he is always extra needy when we've been away. I hope this passes soon!

I'm off to pour my first cup of coffee. Can I get anyone a mug?

Ruth - Enjoy your porch afternoon. It sounds lovely. Now I'm thinking of iced tea.

Frances - I love morning walks. The world is so quiet :)

Now to caffeinate!

05-23-2010, 07:05 AM
Hi Ruth:sunny:Ouch! I've found the only thing I can do is go to bed early since I always wake up early no matter what!
Hi Frances:sunny: Glad you have a plan for an early walk. It's starting to get hot here, too. I think your hot would just wipe me out!
ETA- Hi Cyndi:sunny: Did you find a gardener? I'd like a maid! Enjoy your :coffee:
I'm formulating a game car is loaded with beautiful gift baskets filled with expensive wines. There's one spot in the front reserved for Bing. He gets to attend his first Pooch Parade and Rudi has probably seen his last. I still need to get a card table fit in somehow. This AM I'll get a beany brownie made and mentally get my dinner game plan worked out so I don't show up on my doorstep at 5-ready to eat anything. My plan is to walk out the door at about 8:40 and hit the pool for some of my own water aerobics and be to the park by 10. First....:coffee:

Have a great day everyone!

05-23-2010, 07:31 AM
Good morning Debbie! Those gift baskets sound wonderful :) Will there be pooch parade pics? Sounds like a fun day.

No gardener and no house cleaner so I guess I have to slog away at more of it today. Some years I love putting the garden in but this year I'm just not feeling it. Maybe I'll just plant squash. Shouldn't take much to fill all my beds ;)

I had a wonderful bike ride yesterday and was happy to discover I wasn't as out of shape as I thought. DW and I are getting out this morning for another ride. We added those pedals with the cages this year and they really do seem to make a difference.

Happy water aerobics and happy day my friend :flow1:

05-23-2010, 07:44 AM
Drat! My snowy white Disney just came back with black stockings on! She obviously found a muddy place and did some digging. I need to check out the fence around the dog yard to see if she found an escape hatch and then give her a bath! (I may take my own bath first and then throw her in the tub - she'll love the lavender bubbles, I'm sure.) I guess Jazz will be Church dog this morning although Disney probably needs it more.

05-23-2010, 07:57 AM
Did you all save any coffee for me?

I woke around 4, but it was raining, and it was lovely to be able to just curl up and drift back off to sleep listening to it.
We're supposed to have showers off and on all day, so Jake and I decided to spend the day giving the sun porch a good cleaning. The cushion covers on the sectional have zippers, so I'm going to attempt to take them off and wash them on the gentle cycle. It should work fine, as it is indoor/outdoor furniture. I'll hang the covers on the clothesline in the basement to dry, though.

Ruth, I have a vivid picture of you and the pups on your front porch. :) I hope you have a lovely, restful day!

Francis, enjoy your early morning walk before it gets too hot!

Cyndi, I wish I live closer so I could join you and Julie on your bike ride! I've been riding my stationary with the free run on the Wii, and I really enjoy that, although I have to wave the remote back and forth the entire time so it records my progress. I hope you get your garden planted today!

Debbie, those gift baskets do sound lovely! Have fun at the Pooch Parade!


I bet Disney will smell wonderful after her lavender bath. Can I borrow her to cuddle up with today, Ruth?

05-23-2010, 08:13 AM
Goood morning!

Cyndi - my coffee just finished brewing...running to get a cup!

Ruth - tee hee hee. I bet she looks cute with boots on!

Cottage - I think it's cleaning for me as well :(.

Francis - When I visit my mom in cocoa, I'll go on a run at 7ish, and am drenched!! WAY too hot down there!! Good luck!

Me - work wasn't as bad as I thought it would be :). Then when I got home, the DH was off with the children at the beach, so I went on a run. Apparently, that wasn't a good thing to do, and I was exhausted the rest of the day (I had some odd gut bug the day before). But, that was a great excuse to read instead of clean, right ;)??

Today I help the DS's sunday school class, and then probably clean. I need to cook up some beans and plan the week!

PS - For those of you that remember, I saw Matt yesterday, he stopped by my work. He looks fantastic!!! He's kept his weight off, is very happy in his new career, and is running a 10 mile race next month!

05-23-2010, 08:30 AM
Wow you gals are early!

My son and his friend are starting the drive back to campus sometime today. It is about 18 hours (a bit longer to her house actually) and they have three days. She does not drive so will just be keeping DS awake and company. I plan not to worry. But will be happy when I know he has made it there.

Have a great day all:)

05-23-2010, 10:40 AM
Hi Karen, sending good vibes for a safe trip for DS and his friend....sending you good vibes, too, because I'm sure you'll miss him.

Twynn, have a good Sunday. My beans are cooked and brownie in the oven. Plan, plan, and then.....plan! Lol I'm probably headed to the pool with your friend Billy Ray this AM-thanks. Actually, some mornings it's John Denver, being we're so close to Aspen.

Linda, I had a great visual of your Wii biking on the virtual road while waving the wand. When I come visit I'll bring my real bike and we'll go visit Cyndi and Julie. Enjoy your spiffy sun porch! Wish I had one.

Ruth, at least Snow White fits in the tub!

Cyndi, I'll try to take my camera....I just get sooo busy!

On yesterdays walk we saw a little bunny. This AM, I saw movement in the and white tail...the cutest skunk! Fortunately, Rudi, on his leash was clueless!

Have a great day everyone!

05-23-2010, 11:34 AM
Back from a bike ride and cleaning the rest of the front gardens. I'm ready for a nap now ;)

It's so nice watching healthy changes in someone else. 2 years ago when we first got the bikes DW rarely rode and was always far behind and ready to turn around sooner. This morning I had to work to keep up with her. The other day we walked 10 miles while birding. I love having a partner who can keep up with me :)

05-23-2010, 05:00 PM
Debbie, I hope the dust storm didn't ruin the doggy parade today! I got half of my paper done yesterday, so hopefully I can get the other half done today and tomorrow... Then it will be smooth sailing until finals! :)