For your viewing pleasure, a pretty yellow daylily from the many that are popping up everywhere along with the peach varieties. So pretty and I love mixing them up. I like how every area in my yard has them blooming at different times depending on the amount of sunlight. A real treat.
A few weeks ago I mentioned that I went to our local farmer's market and bought a three year old hydrangea. Look how big those blooms are! Can you spot Milo behind them? :) Wow!
I'm short on words. Thanks so much to all the ladies who emailed me, wrote in their comments, and gave warm healing wishes on Instagram. I just feel so happy and truly blessed. All of you gave advice that was right on target...get casted and get back to the doctor. I was in such pain for ten days solid after being told I had a sprained wrist.. Long story short, three fractures in the two bones in my arm. How on earth did I do all the chopping and cooking and cleaning before the 4th of July party? I'm not looking for accolades, nor sympathy and pats on the back. Maybe a few fingers shaken in front of my face telling me to stop the 'people pleasing' and trying to prove I can do it all. That's the truth. Even now---I'm typing with two fingers and the hard cast keeps hitting the keyboard. But hey, I want you all to know the situation and secondly, I love to write. And I can't sit still.
My days are filled with errands and 'housework' (can we please come up with a better word?). I'm not invincible but I have a routine that keeps me sane. I HAVE to get out everyday and I may be a hazard on the road but I do it. I push myself because I would go nuts sitting in the house alone day after day. Call me weird---the other day I was taking a shower. I don't wrap the arm in plastic as the nurse suggested. I just hold it out and up and away from the spray. I started to think of people with disabilities and those who have lost a limb like an arm. What if...and call me crazy, we all had three arms, if that's how God made us. And then we injured one and could only use two. There we are in the shower mad as hell that we can't soap up, shampoo and shave our legs at the same time with those two arms We grumble and whine and then we do the best we can. I'm not trying to sound like the quintessential optimist but really, we take so much for granted and we have the ability to adjust. Seriously though, I have my rainy days when I lie on the bed reading magazines and dozing. I don't deny the pain and the need to take care of myself. I'm probably the biggest baby you've ever met! ;-D
Before the big break (Ha!) I took down the wall decor I had on the wall in my family room and with the help of The Husband, hung these windows. I SO love old chippy windows and it's amazing how something can change the way you love a room. To the right of the windows I have a cute group of picture frames yet to be filled. Sort of reminds me of people way back when who carried wallets with unknown faces in the plastic picture slots! I'll get around to it. Hmmm...black and white or color? People or nature? This may take some time.
I've left you with so many projects just hanging. This is the den. My new furniture from Emily's shop arrived about 2 weeks ago. Club chairs in a nubby but soft fabric. I found the sea grass rug at Amazon for a super low price. KariAnne from Thistlewood Cottage wrote about a sea grass rug she's had for over 6 years without one speck of problems. I've had jute and sisal so I wanted to give this a try---I really love the natural look and fibers. The room is in the early stages...I tried a few things on the shelves and am searching for a media center (and if I had my druthers, just a small cabinet I could paint), for a television. This will be a little room for The Husband and I to read in and watch a movie or two once in awhile.
We've been making our dinners outdoors a lot lately, The Husband mans the grill and I usually make the side dishes. I have been hearing for a long time about the wonderful flavors you can get from grilling fruit. Last weekend when Abby was home, The Husband was making the main meal on the grill and we sliced up peaches and let them cook a bit while we had our dinner. Checking them once in awhile, we ended up with soft, warm juicy peaches that tasted a lot like peach pie. We dove into our dessert and I only wished we had some vanilla ice cream. I picked up a pineapple and some mango at the grocery for our next extravaganza and yes, a carton of ice cream!
I've had enough than I need for typing now---if you find a lot of typos, be patient! Thank you for all of your thoughts, advice and well wishes. I'll be in this wretched cast for three weeks. But I'll keep pushing on. Believe me---I have plenty of time to rest and I will. I just love to connect. You can find me on Instagram under Blondies Journal (see sidebar) if you want to get a day-by-day life update. ;-D
Hope you are having a great weekend and I'll be back later in the week,. :)