Thursday, April 26, 2018

I like Thursday. I'm ba-a-ack!

Greetings friends.  After many weeks of my cable/internet/and phone problems we are finally back online.  I'm still catching up with emails and blog posts so excuse me if I haven't been in touch!

Fortunately for me, it's the time of year when I'm so busy I'm barely using electronic devices so welcome to the garden edition of I like Thursday!!!

I like freshly mulched beds! 
I mulced the back yard last week and it looks so much better!
 I love windchimes in the garden.  
We might have a half dozen of them around the backyard.
 I love daffodils and this year is a bumper crop!

 The tulips are beginning to bloom!
I like that Scout now shares a trait with our first female dog.  She is a good squirrel hunter.  The squirrels are constantly ripping the bark off my trees, digging in flower pots, or trying to rip up my tulips.  All I have to say to Scout is "SQUIRREL!" and she goes running out to chase them away.  It is wonderful!  Scout is doing well except when she is making a mess while I'm making taking the shower.
Yes, we have to hide the toilet paper.

I ordered some perennials from Bluestone Perennials and I"m very satisfied with what I received.  This year I am adding pincushion flowers and sea holly to the garden and some irish moss as well.

I did get a lot done in the garden in the last few weeks which is wonderful because the tree pollen is falling now and that is one of my worst allergies.  

Anyway, I'm glad to be back online and hope to visit everyone's blog!
Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Experiencing Technical Difficulties

We are experiencing technical difficulties.  Will be blogging again once the situation is resolved.  In the meantime, be well and stay safe!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Happy Talk: April 5, 2018

It's "I like Thursday!"  Be sure to link up with LeeAnna!

What is there to like this week?  Well we had a wonderful Easter with family and friends and lots of good food and laughter.  I like bunnykins china and used them to serve small things on Sunday!
I like pansies!

I love Scout!
She makes me laugh with her antics!  She's young enough to find things very interesting yet and old enough to not be afraid of them.
She can make cleaning a bit challenging.
She gets herself into interesting dilemmas--like when she discovers her toy has become attached to her collar...
  Last summer my husband lined up our bookshelves with toys she had ripped open.  I've carried them upstairs to the sewing room.  Scout focuses on toy carnage while I sew!

Well we are preparing for more snow so I'm going to head to one of my favorite places--the farmer's market!  I'll stock up before the wintry weather returns!
Have a safe and happy week!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Mo' snow!

Saturday I walked Scout without a jacket.  Sunday was cooler until mid-afternoon when the temperature rose to 60F.  Today we woke to this:

It's a bit ironic.  Many of the local schools had lost their vacation day of Easter Monday in order to make up days lost because of the various storms we had.  Yes, some of the schools are closed today, others are on a delay.  I expect it will melt soon as most spring snow does.

I'm just grateful that it didn't snow yesterday.  We hosted Easter dinner and the weather would have ruined it a bit.  We had a lovely day full of friends and family and lots of laughter (and lots of eating).  Last night I looked at my husband and said, "Do you know what I'm doing on Monday?"  He laughed and said "Absolutely nothing!"
Scout is exhausted as well.  Greta the poodle also was here for the festivities and Scout really didn't know where to turn she was so excited by all the activities.  

I hope you had a wonderful holiday!  Have a great day!