Thursday, May 26, 2016

Thursday's Thoughts...

I think I need to make this...but I can no longer find the recipe.

When Lucy looks at me like this...I am at her mercy.

Seriously.

I still need to make these breakfast baked potatoes. But I can't imagine waking up and baking two potatoes.

 

I want to fill my refrigerator with these nine homemade salad dressings. I made the Honey Mustard one and it was yummy! They were on Pinterest.

Roxie...unlike Lucy...is not big on eye contact. It makes us think she is guilty of something. Usually...she is.

Reading this...

Hugs,

Patty

 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

So...It's The Middle Of The Week...

It has not been an exciting week. At all...lately I think my life is now the opposite of exciting...everything that Den suggests I am out of the mood for...movies, lunches, dinners out...I am just not in the mood! Seriously...is it this stream of bad weather and I need to be jump started into summer or is it because we have already been to the beach three times and it's not even warm yet?

My siblings all have chaos in their lives...controlled chaos...one brother is still in Saudi but both of his daughters here are having first babies in the same month, my other brother has a daughter getting married and my sister is building a new house next door to her old house! If we venture home to Ohio we have to stay at a hotel because her daughter's family...husband, dog and four young children are living in her house with her! This is because my sister's daughter sold her house and my sister's house won't be ready until fall and my sister's daughter is buying my sister's house! My sister says there are kids, toys,and furniture everywhere!

Fun!!!

We have decisions to make, too, but I am all about postponing them. I need time to think!

Books!

Reading this and really enjoying it...all of my book covers lately look like this...

And my iPad cover has these little tiny teeth marks in it, too. She tried to bite my Kindle cover but she can't figure out how to open it.

Bookmarks...have the same fate...

The culprit...

Off to start my unexciting day...

Hugs,

Patty

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

One More Trip To Wolff's!

Today we are planting 3 huge pots with what I love to call "my flowerpot potpourri"...

We trekked back to Wolff's for just a few more flowers! I have tall spiky things in the middle of these pots and traily things for the sides and lavender and lemon balm and minty herbs to keep the mosquitos away! We will plop geraniums and lantana and verbena in these pots, too...and some amazing little pink popcorn flowers that I can't remember the name of! And marigolds...we always plant marigolds...tiny ones because Den loves them even though he always calls them geraniums. Then we will say a prayer that we haven't created a deer salad bowl! We bought these really cool whisky half barrels. I can't wait to plant them but apparently plant gathering exhausted Den and he is napping! So...we will plant soon.

Oh my!

Finished this lovely book! Typical Beatriz Williams lovely style! It was just plain yummy!

Starting this now...I have no clue how I will feel about this one!

Off to read and plant and watch Den sleep!

Hugs,

Patty

 

Monday, May 23, 2016

It's All About The Books!

For some reason...even though I love this author...I was reluctant to dive into this book. But I read it through most of the Billboard Music Awards...they were as awful as I expected...but they provided a great reading background. I am really loving this book! Did you know that a "cavalier" is a representative that a man sends to his potential fiance to present her with the ring and ask her to marry him? This book is all about the "cavalier"...not being so cavalier!

So...what else is Monday for other than sharing new books? I love doing this and then going to Book Date's post to read and comment on a few new blogs. It's my perfect way to spend a lazy Monday morning.

Amazon Vine was loaded with so many incredible choices this morning!

Here are just a few...

Seashell Season...Holly Chamberlain...a mother/daughter beachy book that I could not resist!

Nine Women, One Dress...by Jane L. Rosen...you can almost guess what this is about...nine unrelated women and one "magical" little black dress!

The Killing Game...by Nancy Bush...an intense mystery!

The Square Root Of Summer...by Harriet Reuter Hapgood...I have been trying to get this so when it showed up I was ecstatic!

From Amazon...

"An epic romance with twists that will leave you breathless." ―Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Beautiful Creatures and author of The Lovely Reckless

All The Time In The World...by Caroline Angell...a musician turned nanny amidst a family crisis...yum!

So...those are my newest books...I am off to tidy the house and then read a bit...oh...laundry, too, I think...it's very chilly here today...again...and we aren't sleeping...for some odd reason there seems to be three separate goose families in our yard! We usually have only one...we can't figure this out...and they all seem to be "yelling" at each other! Plus they didn't all appear at the same time...why can't we all just get along?

Have a happy day!

Hugs,

Patty

 

 

Friday, May 20, 2016

The Quest For More Flowers...

We decided to go to Wolff's Apple House for more flowers today.

How can I explain Wolff's...hmmmm...I don't think I can! But...you can pretty much buy everything there...any flower in the world plus you can buy lunch there, too! Salads, pierogis, pulled pork, pickles, pasta, plus the most amazing produce! And pies! You can buy pies there! Everything they sell is as organic as you can get and as local as you can get. I am proud to say I helped two elderly gentleman spend $7.95 on a quart of local strawberries!

And I encouraged them to buy Angel Food Cake and whipped cream to have with their local berries!

I love to help people!

Here is my collage of Wolff's!

And if you are thinking we were able to walk out of there without cinnamon and pumpkin donuts...you are so wrong.

So I have arranged all of the plants the way I want them...Den is planting them...I just got my nails done!

Reading this...still...it's wonderfully good!

So...we are beautifully hot and sunny here today...but the week end is going to be cold, wet and gloomy!

Sigh!

Have an awesome week end!

Hugs,

Patty