Sunny Sunday

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Sun, 06-09-2013 - 8:17am

Any exciting plans for the day?

Do you garden? What are your favorite plants?

Would you rather entertain at home or go out with friends?

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Sun, 06-09-2013 - 10:15am

just_another_marla wrote:
I love peonies. Partially because I love the massive flower, and partially because they were my great-grandmother's favorite and she had this weird way of pronouncing the word in her thick accent.

My family has always called peonies, "pinies."  I mostly say it the correct way now, but it still sounds funny to my ears not to say pinies.  (Like pine with and eez at the end).

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Sun, 06-09-2013 - 10:14am

reginageorge2005 wrote:
<p>Any exciting plans for the day?</p><p>Do you garden? What are your favorite plants?</p><p>Would you rather entertain at home or go out with friends?</p>

1.  I have a *working lunch* after church, then I plan on taking a nap (maybe even in the sun).  Dh will cook dinner this eve.

2.  I would like to, like to garden....but at this point, not so much.

3.  Dh is a wonderful host, and I enjoy having people over, but I would rather go out.

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Sun, 06-09-2013 - 10:13am

Any exciting plans for the day?  We're thinking about going to the pool, and then we're having dinner with DH's grandma.

Do you garden? What are your favorite plants?  I do.  I really like flowers, fuschias and peonies in particular.  And as for vegetables, I love home-grown tomatoes and corn.  And here are the baskets I did for the back porch this year:  

Would you rather entertain at home or go out with friends?

Usually go out with friends.

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Sun, 06-09-2013 - 10:09am

Any exciting plans for the day?

The girl has a four hour dance rehearsal so while she's there the lady and I are heading to the seacoast for a reception for former staff and board of the states Humanities council where I worked for 7 years

Do you garden? What are your favorite plants? I buy plants in planters each year and put them on my front steps of my condo - does that count?

Would you rather entertain at home or go out with friends? oh hells bells ALWAYS go out- I will treat for dinner a million times over if you never make me entertain ... ;-)

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Sun, 06-09-2013 - 9:42am

Peonies are another favorite of mine. I just planted two more...I love, love, love them for cut flowers. 

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Sun, 06-09-2013 - 9:39am

Ds had two friends sleepover last night and dd had one, so probably the most exciting part of my day will be making them all a big breakfast and shuttling everyone home. 

We have flowerboxes lining most of the house and my goal has been to make them as low-maintenance as possible with tulips, irises, peonies in the spring, lilies and hostas for summer, evergreen bushes and English ivy for year-round green. I love the ivy. My longer-term plan is to have dh make some rustic window shutters and flower boxes so we can make the house look more charming and give a little pop of color with annuals in the summer. 

I've never planted a vegetable garden, though I've done tomatoes and peppers in pots. 

I love peonies. Partially because I love the massive flower, and partially because they were my great-grandmother's favorite and she had this weird way of pronouncing the word in her thick accent.

If I want to spend time with people and enjoy their conversation, I prefer to stay home. We just had a couple over Friday night and while I don't prepare exotic dishes, we had a lovely evening filled with food, wine, and interesting discussion. I don't mind going out once in a while, especially to see live music, but most of the time the loud bar scene exhausts me. Plus, bar wine in my area sucks and I'm not really into drinking beer or liquor.

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Sun, 06-09-2013 - 9:07am

1. My plans are only exciting to other quilters :)  I have about 35 yards of fabric to wash, dry and fold for the stash. I have to run to Target for plastic bins, because my current storage capacity won't manage this :)  I'd also like to pull out some fabrics to test as a border for a set of quilt blocks I finished at the TOGA yesterday, and then put up my design wall to work on layout for some exchange blocks I have from the past 5 TOGAs--I finally have enough for a lap quilt.  :D  Like I said, it's only exciting to other quilters :)

2. Yes, I do.  I actually love all the plants in my garden.  Well, okay, I only really like my bleeding heart when it's in bloom, but it's nearly yellow enough to cut it it back now.  My favorites?  hmmmm,such a hard question. I love my day lilies. And my begonias.  and my peonies.  And lilies of the valley.  And my gladiolas.  And I especially love my rose. I'd love to get two yellow roses to plant on either side of my red rose.

3.  I like to have people over, but I also love to go out. I have never had people over just to watch TV, tho.  Not that I object to such gatherings--I do go to other people's homes for that. But it's not the sort of thing I think of for entertaining.

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Sun, 06-09-2013 - 9:03am

reginageorge2005 wrote:
<p>Any exciting plans for the day?</p><p>Do you garden? What are your favorite plants?</p><p>Would you rather entertain at home or go out with friends?</p>

Yes, we are ceebrating DD3s birthday/Father's Day this evening.

No, that is DH's thing. 

Both equally, depending on the circumstances. 

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Sun, 06-09-2013 - 8:52am

Any exciting plans for the day?

It's gorgeous today. Morning Church, afternoon sail, dinner with family tonight.

Do you garden? What are your favorite plants?

A little, we have impatiens for color, and vegetable and fruit garden. We're trying to restore the grapevines that we discovered on the edge of our property last year.

Would you rather entertain at home or go out with friends?

Both - During the summer, we entertain a lot, but I like to go out too.

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Sun, 06-09-2013 - 8:46am
Yes, gardenias are very pretty, agreed.