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Weekly Overview May 23 2016

pink impatiens

Outside My Window…Sunshine, a blue sky, and a front lawn that needs mowing.  A thunderstorm passed through about two hours ago and dumped an inch of rain.  It’s much cooler outside now and the wind is blowing a good bit.  We’re due for more storms this afternoon.

 I am thinking… Of all the house cleaning that needs being done this week.  We have guests arriving around June 2nd!

I am thankful for… Guests arriving!

From the kitchen… Silence.

I am wearing … A green jungle print top, dark blue stretchie pants, footsie socks & sandals.  I’m the height of fashion today.

I am hoping…  Bill and I can sort out for certain our vacation plans for the summer.  There seem to be too many variables and more being added every time we turn around.  I still believe we will end up driving, as airplane tickets are close to $60 more per person this week than they were last week when I was looking.  And Amtrak was cost prohibitive.

I am reading… Prince of Tides, by Pat Conroy, The Rosetta Key, by William Dietrich, and The End of Diabetes, by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

I am busy creating… my sea shore themed afghan.  I decided early last week it was not wide enough, so unraveled the end of over 150 rows and am in the process of adding another 10 inches or so to it.  It’s coming along nicely.

I am hearing… Sleep on the Floor, by The Lumineers on Spotify.  Bill talking next to me.

Around the house & garden…  The garden grows well, other than one of my tomato plants has signs and symptoms of some sort of curly leaf virus and I am going to have to throw it out.  And my coreopsis has a fungus of some sort, so I need to try to treat that, in between rains!  Otherwise, everything is growing very nicely.

We got a lot of the Garden To Do List completed over the weekend –  I know I didn’t post the updated list last week.  I will do so this week.  Inside the house, nothing got done.  It will have to be the focus this week.

In other news…  Bill seems pretty sure we don’t have enough black tubing yet, so I think we’ll be spending more money on the “make the pool warmer” project.  I keep telling him it won’t matter how much tubing we have if the weather doesn’t ever turn hot and dry!

One of my favorite things… 

Copper enjoying our glider

Copper enjoys our glider.

Usually she lays under it, but I had been sitting there earlier with her on my lap, so maybe she was keeping my spot warm.

Our Weekly Overview… 

Monday: Bill works from home all week, support desk.  David goes in to work at noon.  I’ve been lazy this morning, sleeping in a little, crocheting a lot, playing with blog posts.  Laundry has been started, though, and I will get house cleaning done this afternoon.  I also need to call the eye doctor and make appointments for both Bill and I for exams.

Tuesday: David works.  Charles is meeting with an Alabama realtor at our trailer – hopefully that will be productive.  More house cleaning and likely a grocery run in the a.m. will be necessary.

Wednesday: David is off.  More house cleaning for me.  Also need to send out quarterly invoices for work.

Thursday:  David is off.  More house cleaning for me.

Friday: David works.  Hopefully by Friday the housecleaning will be completed, but that’s rather doubtful.  I also need to put 3 pepper plants into containers and mow yard sometime during the week, in between rain storms.

Saturday: & Sunday:  Bill has bought pieces to build some sort of movable structure for the netting that goes over my raised bed.  If he hasn’t completed the building one evening during the week, that will be his project Saturday.  Sunday is NASCAR race at Charlotte.  And next Monday is Memorial Day, a nice 3-day weekend that Bill is looking forward to.

Here is picture thought I am sharing …

kitchen window hanging baskets

Just a Moment – Twenty-Six

Friday ritual inspired by other blogs. A single photo from this past week…. few to no words…. just a moment captured in time. If you feel inspired to share…. leave a link in the comments with your moment.

 So much green!  And bright flowers!  Tomatoes are growing great, Swiss chard is getting too big, beans are doing well, new lettuce is coming up, and lilies look beautiful.  I’m a happy camper.

 

back yard view

Weekly Overview May 9, 2016

front corner flowerbed

Outside My Window… I can see this front flowerbed from my office window, although today it is a rather wet and dreary looking.  In addition to the brilliant gold of the Solana Coreopsis, there is also a Sabine Baur Daylily (yet to bloom), a painted daisy, a pinkish-purple flowered lantana in the very corner (needs a good bit of growing yet!), and several ornamental sweet potato vines.  I sowed some cosmos seeds along the back edges, but I think they may have gotten washed away during one of our April storms.  I’m pleased with the way the flower bed is turning out – much prettier than the lone Knockout Rose bush that I had to pull (it had rose rosette disease).

I am thinking… About the number of items I was able to cross of my Garden To Do List this weekend.

I am thankful for… My lightning-fast new computer.

From the kitchen… I sorted through my spice racks this morning and made an order to Penzeys, taking advantage of their free jar of cinnamon Mother’s Day special.  White beans are soaking and later today I’ll also make up a batch of pinto beans.

I am wearing … Dark blue stretchy pants, turquoise t-shirt, blue Sketcher loafers.  No bling this morning.

I am hoping… To use some alone time this afternoon getting some more crocheting done on my afghan and watching another episode of The Story of God With Morgan Freeman on National Geographic channel.

I am reading… The White Princess, by Philippa Gregory, The Rosetta Key, by William Dietrich, and The End of Diabetes, by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

I am busy creating… Still crocheting my afghan.  And planning flower beds and containers.  Gardening seems to be filling my brain these days.

I am hearing… The microwave beeping (David is making something), the hum of several computers in the office, the washing machine spinning.

Around the house & garden…  More garden activities planned for later in the week, when it dries up a bit.  And there’s always house cleaning to be done!

In other news…We had a productive weekend.  I finished scrubbing down the pool walls and Bill vacuumed the pool on Saturday.  We mowed 2/3 of the lawn on Sunday and ran the battery down on the weedeater.  I hung flower baskets, potted plants, and generally enjoyed gardening.  I’ll post some pics later in the week.

One of my favorite things… Morning walks.  I am trying to get back into the habit of morning walks.  Friday, Saturday, Sunday, I managed to remember that fact.  This morning the weather is not cooperating at all.

Our Weekly Overview… 

Monday: Bill is working at home this morning and then will drive in to the office to meet his new boss at 1 p.m.  This is his second new boss in less than six months, so he’s been a little unsettled about the whole job situation lately.  David has work.  I’ll be finishing up the last agent website conversion this afternoon, and then enjoying a little solitude.

Tuesday: Bill works from home and David will be working.  Hopefully he’ll have that second interview sometime this week, as it was postponed last Friday.  I’ll spend time catching up on my accounts (Quicken) and tackle whatever paying work shows up in my Inbox.  Also plan on contacting a real estate agent in Alabama and try to get the ball rolling on selling our Alabama trailer property.

Wednesday: Bill works from home and David has a day off.  I will probably continue with Quicken and work to get the pile of papers on my desk table under control.  Maybe I will get some gardening done if the weather cooperates.

Thursday:  Bill works from home and David will be working.

Friday: Bill works from home and I think David has the day off.

Saturday: & Sunday:  Likely the usual, errands run, yard work, pool cleaning, race watching.  We are exciting on the weekends!

Here is picture thought I am sharing … A sign I saw in Hobby Lobby on Saturday.

voices sign

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