5.24.2013

what we've been up to...

hi there... how have you been?

we're good over here... john's been off this week... it's been a busy one... in a good way...

 we spent monday working in our backyard... phew... gardening is a job... our whole patio needed weeded... i did some planting... some mulch went down... it's looking so pretty back there... i have a bench and wicker chair that need a little re-painting... i'll have to share a pic once i get it all together...
{in the planter:  striped wave petunias {which you can't really see}... the taller, dainty, light purple flowers are nemesia {compact pink innocence}, and the purple and green flowers are a petunia hybrid {supertunia pretty much picasso}... i had them last year and loved them...} 

the school year is winding down... marina had her field day on tuesday...
 it was H O T outside... thankfully there was a nice breeze... and i was happy that john and i were both able to volunteer to help out... such a fun day for the kids... and for us... water relays... belly bumpers... tug-of-war... and some parachute action...
i had a great 6 mile walk in the park on wednesday... and was going to aim for a nine miler today but marina was home from school so i hung out here with her and watched the lion king instead... 
 i'm on the cusp of another book club get together... this book is a good one... i have a ways to go but i'm really liking it so far... have you read it?
another glimpse of our yard...we started working on this area, as well...
 this playhouse pic is a before shot... it's in the process of getting scrubbed... and cleared out... the weeds need to go and it needs a bit of mulch... some tlc is in order... i'd like to add little curtains to it this year... and the flower boxes need some flowers... impatiens always do well... what color should i plant?
 there was a day that included some sprinkler fun... 
 marina and her little friend were flying through the yard looking for these... i snapped a quick pic of this one... i love the tiny details of this wishing posy... go ahead...

make a wish... 
  have you heard of handel's ice cream?
 there are locations popping up in other places across the country... we're lucky to live near the original handel's ice cream location...it was given a makeover this spring... we visited there the other day and picked up a couple of pints... peanut butter parfait and banana cream pie... yum!
maizie's school had their art show last night... here's her tessellation project... turtles...
 hard to believe that a few days ago it was warm enough to run through the sprinkler... last night they were calling for frost... ugh! had to cover the plants that i could and bring others inside... i chose to cut these irises... i don't really have a green thumb but i try... so i'm thankful for these... so pretty...
today the high was 53 degrees... the low tonight is going to hit 33... needless to say... we were chillin' in a 60 degree house... our furnace is now back on... 

what have you been up to this week?

have a happy day~
angie

2 comments:

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

I loved The Paris Wife. Shortly after I read it I went to the Hemingway house in Key West, so that made it more interesting.

Cathy Trochelman said...

Oh how I miss my book club - it broke up due to a falling out between 2 key players. Can you even believe it - like high school :/ Hope the weather is getting nicer for you....rainy here all week. Last year was a drought....I guess this is better (?)