Have you noticed that I have been posting more often? I guess because I am less busy, which doesn't make for a really interesting post. Oh...come summer. Fun~busy. But I am not going to complain about wanting summer to come because it seems like spring just arrived. And along with it, a lot of rain. I cut these daffodils a little while ago and you can see that they are spattered with mud. The ground is saturated. Thus, no playing in the garden, which means I will not be getting any vegetables until around August. Okay, this may turn into a complaining post.
I hope everyone had a good Easter. It was a busy day, I cooked and cooked and cooked some more. Thankfully, Emily decided to make a quick potato casserole and that saved me a lot of grief in not having to peel, boil and mash potatoes. Have you ever had the hash brown potatoes with corn flakes and butter on top? It sounds so...American. It's SO good though. And I didn't make cupcakes with cute little marshmallow bunnies on top as The Husband made a trip to Costco and came home armed with desserts. He was so proud of them, you would think he had made them himself. Have you ever seen how big their pies are? Goodness.
I thought I was going to paint eggs by myself Saturday night, but when I told the girls, they tripped over themselves getting to the kitchen. I got to color one lousy egg, that would be the bright pink one in the foreground, which I think turned out pretty good for someone who is all thumbs. Abigail had a heck of a time blowing the eggs, getting yolk everywhere and dropping them a few times. After she got bored, Emily prettied them up. Aren't they cute?
She spent a long time on this egg, using thread and flowers and buttons. I'm going to save it.
My red twig dogwood is in full bloom. I remember ordering this from Burpee a good 20 years ago. Those are yellow and orange daylilies all around it. In between are bleeding hearts, columbine and astillbe. It's very shady in this corner of my yard.
We have a busy couple of weeks ahead. I have to go through all my summer clothes to see what is presentable to bring on vacation and then I need to supplement the wardrobe with a few items. We have Mother's Day coming up and that morning I am in a cancer walk~a~thon with a brunch afterward. We also have a communion coming up and a trip to the lake because I left my bathing suit there. The Husband hates pools, but I plan to spend a serious amount of time there on vacation. He can go fly fishing. And I have an appointment Thursday to get my hair straightened with this new process my girl uses. I'm so excited. Goodbye, Shirley Temple. Hello sleek and no hours spent blow drying and straightening and hair spraying. It'll be a new me.
I'm so sorry for such a long, boring post. Very random as usual. I'm off to do laundry and some housework...I'll spare you the details. I'm joining Marty for Table Top Tuesday. Visit her blog at A Stroll Thru Life!