I need a shandy and a sit-down...

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I need a shandy and a sit-down...
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Sat, 05-31-2014 - 7:11pm

Since she has no lawn around the condo, Lolo bought a wading pool with a built-in water spout, & brough it here.  For the last 4.5 hours, Bree has played in the pool and with the hose, splashing Mommy, Poppa and me.  She has poured buckets of water on everyone.  Ed has a water cannon, and chased Bree around the yard with it.  The dogs were smart, and ran and hid.   I am exhausted, but we all had a blast.  Lolo & Bree just left, because Will gets out of work soon.  Ed is sleeping on the chaise on the deck.  It got up to 88(F) today, but with the water, and a nice breeze, I didn't feel it--till NOW!   I still have a couple transplants to do, but instead,  I will get my shandy, and go join him. 

Rae, Anthony and Layla drove to Maryland to attend Anthony's sister HS graduation, and let his parents meet the baby in person.  His aunts, sisters and mom had been here for the shower, but not since the baby was born.  For this, all his sibs and their SO's and some aunts went also, so it was a quite a reunion.  Rae says the baby has been passed from hand to hand, and the only time anyone gave her back was when she pooped on Ant's brother.  The best part has been that she and Ant got to sleep thru the night for the first time in 6 weeks!  They will be home Sunday night.  Ant goes out of town on business Monday morning, so Rae & Layla will come by after they drop him at the airport, and have breakfast with Bree and I.

So what is everyone else doing this wekend, and coming week?

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Sat, 05-31-2014 - 7:27pm

Today was a lovely day, well, still is...I should say!  Sunny but not too hot here and with a nice little breeze.  If you sat out in the sun, as I did for a while this afternoon, you felt the sun sizzling on your skin even though the temperature was not too high.  But the breeze was just nicely cooling at times. 

I planted my annual flowers in my garden boxes and pots.  I have a certain number of pots and boxes and designated places for them to go, but last year for some reason I had about 4 more pots and I found that to be just a bit too much for watering purposes.  So I left those out this year and still I have a good amount of flowers I'll be needing to water regularly.  That's what you get for planting in pots or anywhere, I suppose! 

We bought a new central vacuum - traded in our old one for a discounted price on the new one and have just installed it today.  The former one had a crack in the hose which after many attempts to fix with duct tape, (and it eventually always wore out) we decided it was time to replace it.  Howver, the salesman (good as he is at his trade!) convinced us to buy the whole package deal - new motor and dust bin and all vacuum parts.  Should last us a good 20 or so years, I guess!  Ray had quite the task to install the new motor and bin as it could not fit in the exact same place as the old one in our garage (the reason being this new one is bigger).  And he had to buy some extention pieces of plastic hose to hook it up properly.  But it works! Yay for handy-man Ray!

Ray is off tomorrow as now all Sundays to the train club park to help run the ride-on trains for the public.  The boys will probably be here for supper tomorrow...but as always we never know if Christine can make it.  Anyway I'll have plenty of chicken for any number of people and will surely have leftovers, even. 

Not much else is planned for the weekend.  We'll probably watch some of our PVR'd t.v. shows this evening. 

Shirley

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Sat, 05-31-2014 - 8:49pm

Staying inside - it's either too hot and sticky or raining.  Looks like the same for the next week - highs 85-90 and always sticky outisde, and seems to be always a chance of rain - went to a niece's hs grad party today and it was nice for a bit, then the winds started, then it poured buckets - so much for the bounce house. They did try to towel it off but not esactly something the 3 of us were interested in anyway!  Otherwise did chores most of the day while dh and ds worked til mid aft. Tomorrow is haircuts for dh and me, and if the rain holds (50% chance) a car show.  Right now dh and I are watching Saving Mr. Banks - what a delight!

Sue

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Sat, 05-31-2014 - 11:26pm

  Busy day today.  This morning I did my regular weekly grocery shopping trip and DH did lawn work. 

 After lunch we had to go by DH's office to do something that he forgot to do yesterday.  Then to the HS graduation party of a family friend.  Then to visit a friend who just got out of the hospital.  Then this evening was the company that I work for annual party at the ball park..  DD3 and her boyfriend were able tp join us so that made it even more fun.  

  No big plans for tomorrow.  May do some shopping. 

  Only plans for during the week are Friday night dinner at the Vet center. 


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Sun, 06-01-2014 - 9:25am

Busy weekend..

Yesterday, I put another coat on the main bathroom walls. Being new walls (we had the bathroom completely re-done), it took 3 coats to cover the new drywall. I lined the new cabinet and vanity. Today, I have to remove the painter's tape from the ceiling and  touch up the paint  (I am picky). That is half way done. Plus, calk the door frame. I think I'll paint the door & door frame on Monday.

Plus, I have washing to do and garden work. I have to refresh the mulch in the front yard and move a few plants arround. If I have time, I might visit the garden center.  I want to put some more color in the front garden.

DS was a groomsman at one of his university buddies' wedding yesterday, about a 5 hour drive away. He took time off from work and left Friday.  And DD and her boyfriend went along  to visit friends and keep DS company on the long drive. The three of them will be here for supper.

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Sun, 06-01-2014 - 12:08pm

Greetings from San Antonio Texas! We're here for 4 days for the annual conference of dh's professional association. Saturday morning was stressful getting out, even though I was packed there's always much to do. The flight was smooth and we arrived in time for a late dinner. We strolled the Riverwalk looking for a restaurant---what a mob scene. Today we will visit the Alamo and Market Square, that may be all because it's kind of hot to be out walking around IMO...in the low 90s. I haven't decided what ill do the other days while dh is busy. Time to head out....I hope everybody enjoys the rest of the weekend.

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Mon, 06-02-2014 - 12:34pm

El, my dh was in San Antonio for business, and liked it.  He said the Riverwalk was fun--lots to see and do, and nicer at night when it cools a little.  He enjoyed the Alamo, also.

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Mon, 06-02-2014 - 12:41pm

Gardens are NEVER done Marie!  Something dies and needs to be replaced.  Something languishes in one spot, but thrives in another. Something gets too big and needs to be divided--and then you have 10 of all the same thing!  Are you looking for annuals, or perennials for your yard?  It looks like Heuchera (Coral Bells) is hardy in Canada.  I LOVE these things, and have dozens.  It is the foliage that provides the color, and they leaf out early in spring, so the color is reliable all season long, unlike flowering perennials.

http://www.buddgardens.com/buddgardens/P8.htm

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Mon, 06-02-2014 - 1:22pm

I'll look into that plant.  I have to divide my hostas plants. They are getting huge and I have too many of those. Plus, two perenials have taken over; I had to culled  them back. I still have to finish refreshing the mulch. 

I have a rather large garden, as gardens go. There are Bleeding hearts, serveral spiral bushes, peonies, lillies, hostas and daisies plus a host of flowers I don't remember their names. I have been experiementing over the last  15 years.I've had a few mistakes like one perenial that took over the garden and migrated over the fence; pretty yellow flowers but too invasive. And don't ask me about the chocolate mint!

I was lucking this year. Only my lavender did not come back. Even my rose bush has started to grow.

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Mon, 06-02-2014 - 4:00pm

 We lived in San Antonio for 2 years.  Every time someone visited it meant going to the Alamo and the River Walk so it got a little old.   But then a few years after moving away DH and I went back there for our anniversary. 

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Mon, 06-02-2014 - 4:32pm

Sabr.. now that I see the plant "in person", i know which plant you mean. It's a good idea. It was on my list last year when In planted by semi-shade garden, near my pear tree. Took some searching at various garden centers but I did find the color I wanted (mauve) at the price I wanted.  I only buy small plants for a few dollars, in case the plant doesn't take.

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