Friday, April 21, 2017

its almost here!

another weekend...
not sure if we are ready for this one...
going to be a bit colder...

the clematis is blooming!

we had rain off and on yesterday...
and the temps the last couple of days have been in the 80s...


but its 44 this morning with highs of 55 this weekend...
the last couple of days, I have been sorting winter clothes out for summer ones...
washing short sleeves and tank tops up...
pulling heavy sweaters and long sleeves out of the closet to tote up...
but I have left a few warmer things for these colder days...
;O)

and I am sure there will be a few more of them before its done...
lily of the valley started blooming, too...

I am not sure if we will get very much done outside this weekend or not, but there is plenty to do inside...
Easter stuff is picked up and we need to get the outside stuff put away, too...
I have had an ear ache and sore throat for a few days now...
and migraines...
so I have not kept up on things in here this week...
maybe the guys will feel sorry for me and help me get it all back in order!
its just this weather jumping around all over the place...
maybe time for a slower weekend around here...
yeah, right!
have good days!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

a trip to the green house...

Craig had the day off and we were to go into town to buy plants and stuff...
but I was not up to it...
so we just hopped on out to the local green house...

we found a couple fragrant rose bushes...
should only get about 3 foot high...

some wave petunias and waxed begonias for me...

since I wasn't feeling good, I only played a little bit...

I cannot believe I planted flowers in April...
but we got to 81 today...

the lily of the valley are blooming now...
and something else popped open...
but that's for tomorrow's post...

the farmers are going full tilt around here getting their crops in...
corn went in behind us yesterday...

planting seems to be harder work on those who just watch...
than those who actually get their hands dirty...
;O)

I have a vase full of lilacs here in the kitchen...
the smell is awesome...
the tulips are slowing fading away...
but the iris have heads coming up...
and the peonies are budded...
things are moving along...
and so many have their gardens planted already...
I am not there, yet...

but the sounds outside are wonderful...
birds singing, mowers going...
and kids playing...
its great to have warm weather again!
have good days!


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Saturday's car show...

it was in the grass...

so we couldn't get me close to the cars in the wheel chair...

but I got these pics from the sidelines...

did ok yesterday...
not sore at all...

but I can feel it this morning...

got to get moving and work the soreness out!

I like car shows...
I have a thing for chrome...
:O)
have good days!

Monday, April 17, 2017

we have a winner...

our town's Easter Egg Hunt was at noon on Saturday...

and it was a beautiful day for it!

there's Eli with his dad, Mark...

I think he has the hang of it this year...

they put candy in the eggs...
you get your candy out and give the eggs back and they reuse them every year...

and in a few of them, they put this...

that means you get to pick out a basket from the Easter Bunny...
Eli picked the cow one...
it had a Frisbee, a chocolate bunny and inside the box was a gift certificate...
free pizza slice from Casey's General Store...
he was happy...

and  you get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny for the town newspaper!
funny story about that photo...
our newspaper editor/owner was up there to get photos...
and both her batteries were dead...
frantic, she searched the crowd...
saw me and yelled, "I need you!"
so, I got the photo for her...
offered her my camera to finish out the activities...
she said no, that she had another camera with different batteries down in the office and was going to run after that one...
but would have missed this photo...
so I took it and sent it to her in an email...
:O)
what a morning...
we got up and did the cooking for dinner...
and then uptown for this fun time...
saw the car show and back home to eat...
Doug and Paula brought me an Easter Lily...
and its so pretty...
I finally got my nap in at 7pm that day...
car show photos tomorrow...
and then more later on in the week of the rest of it...
:O)
hope you had a fun weekend...

and could I get prayers for my cousins and their families?
my aunt Marie crossed over Jordan Saturday night...
and she went so easy...
:O)
just imagine your first 24 hours in Heaven is on Easter!
what a party that must have been!
aunt Marie was the sweetest soul...
I haven't heard of the arrangements yet, so just pray them through the week...
:O)

Have a great Monday...
I am cleaning here after the weekend...
laundry...
and napping...
plenty of napping...




Friday, April 14, 2017

Happy Easter!


Thursday, April 13, 2017

T time...

going to be a busy couple of days...

so I will leave you with these...

got much to do and things to see...

I may not be around until Sunday...

I have no idea what these are, cannot remember, but I didn't plant them...

Easter dinner is set for Saturday at 3pm...

Easter egg hunt and car show up town first...

tomorrow, we need to go shopping...
but that might just end up being DH going...
he can do it faster without me anyway...
made one too many trips to the bathroom this afternoon...
but...
I did find a sink full of morel mushrooms this evening...
;o)
have a blessed weekend...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

semi busy day...

it didn't start out very productive...
really slept in this morning...
but by the time I got moving, the sun was really warm...

I worked out here for an hour or so...
and then road around the yard on the mower picking up sticks and running the dogs around...

for all the rain we got, its still bone dry!

all of this just so we don't have to move this old glider when we mow...
I need more bricks or pavers...
but that will happen soon enough...

peonies have tiny little buds on them!

and so that's the day's improvement...

found some wild strawberries on the very north edge of the yard...
this is the second siting in 4 days of a bunch of lady bugs...

maple trees are leaving out and making helicopters...

autumn clematis...

weeds, flowers, weeds, tree, weeds, bike, weeds...

lily of the valley liked the rain...

so much more to do, but we have all summer to finish it!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

as promised...

our quick run around on Sunday...
we had to go the grocery store for a few things and we have gotten into this habit of going when they have lunch ready to go in the deli...
my fun dinner this weekend was cat fish...
this shot was from the grocery store parking lot...

and so was this one...

and this one...

we didn't take too long, because we didn't want our food to get cold...

there are some pretty places in town...

the tulips are opening up all over...

check out the leaves on these...
they have spots!

some very talented gardeners...

and there's a few with easter decorations, too...
(so I am not the only nutty one around town)

we got a good soaking of rain yesterday...
and all around us got hail, but we did not...

still overcast today...

and a bit cooler...
50s...
enough to wear a flannel shirt or a sweat shirt...

and what do I do when we ride around?
(besides taking photos?)
I heckle my friends...
only in a small town can you pull up in front of someone's place and just holler...
he is so proud of his roadster!
its one of his new toys...
I got some good photos for him and will shoot it again this coming weekend...
Saturday is our annual easter egg hunt on the square...
AND...
they have added a car show to happen, too...
this will be the roadster's first appearance...
and the old chevy will be there, too...
so, there you have it...
a beautiful day and a hot rod...
notice the license plate...
"THIRSTY"
he found a beer keg and put it on the back for a gas tank...
that deserved another...
"boys with their toys eye roll"
:o)
have a fun day!