Tuesday, April 15, 2014

So...It's Raining!

It has been really really really warm here...but simply not warm enough to fire up the air conditioners. We have deck furniture out...the girls have been in their tent...mulch is on the way! Happy Spring! The rule of planting here is that only pansies until Mother's Day...then you can plant everything. We usually take a trip to Lancaster...to a greenhouse with beautiful plants...to get flowers...that will be our field trip soon.

But today is a relaxed day...yesterday electricians were here adding outdoor lights, fixing things and setting up the generator so that all we gave to do the next time we have a natural duster is to plug it in...whew!

Just sitting around waiting for the electricians to finish is mildly stressful. The cats had to be sequestered...and the projects took much of the day.

So today I am relaxing. My project is complete and I feel relaxed and renewed.

Yeah, Patty! Even the girls are having a peace filled moment.

Here we are! Happy! Relaxed! Not hissing!

Now...books! I am reading this...it's about a family who owns a paper mill in a small

town...either in or near New Hampshire...there is an accident with a bus filled with children and this starts a disagreement among some families...one of the families is the mill owning one. I have just started reading so I am still in that discovery zone part of reading a new book. But the beginning is good...the characters are interesting and the mystery is beginning to unfold. So...so far so good!

I have a ton more books to share but I will do that later!

Dinner tonight...I think it's salad night! Either this Hummus Salad from New Nostalgia or this Tex Mex Salad from a blog called The First Year. I have been making these great "croutons" that Den loves...angled slices of a baguette...lightly crisped in a pan with just a touch of olive oil...then you rub a fresh garlic clove onto them...yummy! I think I might sub out the Fritos with an organic blue chip, though!

Happy Tuesday!


  1. We've actually had our air on a few times already this year. I'm at Carl's parents and it poured her during the night.

  2. Hi Patty, love your 'selfie' photo...no glasses? You look so bautiful, and such a sweet smile! Every time I look at the photos of your 'girls'...they seem to bet closer and so much affection for each other!
    I was just looking at the weather report on TV and saw how it's snowing in Cleveland, and low 30's?...it was just in the low 70's over the weekend there! (my hometown)...here in WPB FL. is always mostly sunny, and breezy...hot today!

  3. It has been raining all day today! A good day to be inside reading. :) Salad sounds good too!

  4. Last week it was seasonal here. Then we got another inch of snow! Now it has melted, but is still below average in temperatures. *sigh*

  5. Carol has left a new comment on your post "So...It's Raining!":

    It's raining here to, but it's a cold rain that keeps switching over to snow. Boo!

  6. It snowed here all day, Patty. Didn't lay though.

  7. I've been using my air conditioning this week. The temp. has been up to 90, so far. I tried to go for a walk in the early afternoon and it was too hot!

    Mercy Snow sounds good...and I feel cooler already, just looking at that cover.