We've been having wonderful weather here in Pennsylvania..a little rain now and then, and mostly sunny lovely days that aren't too hot..and cool at night for sleeping with the window open. And I have a bad case of Spring Fever!!!
I promised my daughter Laura I'd post pictures of the pretty bouquet of flowers she sent me for Mother's Day.
and the balloon imprinted with these sweet words that came attached to the bouquet.
Today I decided to go for it and request a vacation day tomorrow to make a nice long 4-day weekend. As a rule, someone else in my office always beats me to it, but not this time. I got lucky. And when I checked the calendar I discovered there is not another chance to make a 3 day holiday weekend into a 4 day weekend until Labor Day rolls around, since the 4th of July is in the middle of the week. I hate it when that happens.
On my list of things to do this weekend:
~ Finish varnishing this Bride's Box I painted for Randy's new bride Beth. And of course I have to pack it up to send to the newlyweds.
~ Plant my baby Azalea outside -- an Easter gift.
~ Plant my four hayrack windowboxes (this is one of them, photo from last year, showing the flowers I planted then..Calibrochoa or 'Million Bells'.)
(For this year, we'll plant with pink geraniums purchased last weekend from this beautiful greenhouse)
I'd like to add white Calibrochoa and blue lobelia planted inbetween the geraniums to drip down over the edges of the hayracks. I'll probably get them here, right down the street at Roger's Roadstand.
~ Can't forget to fill my birdfeeders. The goldfinches are gobbling up the thistle seed.
~ Still must get licorice root mulch for the front flower border
~ be sure to get garden tour tickets for the Bedminster Conservancy Garden Tour next weekend before they're all sold out.
~ and visit the
Bucks County Designer House before it ends on Sunday.
~ There is also a Christmas gift I want time to play with...a brand new Brother sewing machine I must learn to use -- because....there is a new slipcover for my very old, comfy, club chair calling out my name -- still to be designed, cut up, and sewn together.
I wonder if I'll get it all done.