Tuesday, May 15, 2007

A Little of This and A Little of That

I've been consumed with posting entries of our trip and have neglected to talk about what's been going on since we got home.  First of all, I've been busy, busy in my yard.  usually, I plant like crazy in the month of  April and since I was gone for the entire month....nothing got planted.   At this point all my hanging baskets and pots are planted  and  I've added a few new perennials to my "lump" of dirt, next to my neighbors driveway.   I found a new (to me anyway) almost white marigold, that has a sweet fragrance.  It's called "Sweet Cream. "  I don't really care all that much for the plain old yellow ones, so this new (to me) variety caught my eye.  I still have  some impatiens to plant in some white planters I have, but there are still a few daffodils blooming in each one, so I'm keeping the impatiens on water until the daffodils are finished blooming.  Then I'll roll down the leaves, wrap them with rubber bands and plant the impatiens in between.

My son mowed the lawn while I was gone and I did get the front lawn mowed the other day.  Today, I took the Weed Eater out and trimmed around the back yard and will mow it when it cools off (it's 80 degrees here today).  Maybe later tonight.

Mother's Day was good....my dear son took me to lunch/early dinner at El Toro's (yummy Mexican).  The day before he brought me a beautiful hanging basket he had purchased at a local Farmers market.   My daughter & son in law gave me a gift certificate for my favorite local garden shop.  And Sunday afternoon (after I got home from dinner) and again Monday afternoon (with friend Barbara) I went there and spent the whole thing except for 5 cents.   It felt good !!

Today I went for my first visit to Curves.  My Medicare supplement plan pays for a membership to Curves, LA Fitness or Gold's Gym.  I chose Curves because it's just for women, I decided I didn't want to work out my fat old body in front of a bunch of studly guys.  Anyway, my plan is to go three times a week and maybe, just maybe I can drop a few inches and pounds.  Barbara & I must start taking apples when we go to the movies, instead of eating that deadly (but good) movie popcorn. 

My grandson turned 16, while I was away.  So I'm planning on taking him on his "birthday surprise trip this week."  The destination is not too far,  it will just be a day trip. 

Well, that's all of the "this and that" I can think of for now.  I will post another entry on our trip in the next day or so.

Until later..........Linda

7 comments:

jlocorriere05 said...

Nice to catch up with your every day life Linda! I've done the same, just talked about my vacation lately! I'm glad you got some nice things with your gift voucher and got to spend time with your son as well as getting the hanging basket. Have a good rest of the week! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

fasttrack58 said...

Glad you had a lovely mother's day!
Have a great Wednesday!
Linda :)

mariealicejoan said...

I really am enjoying your trip, but it's also nice to catch up with all that's going on now as well.  I'm so glad you had a lovely Mother's Day!
Marie
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queenb8261 said...

Glad you had a nice Mother's Day. Let us know how you like Curves. I need to do SOMETHING.  I have no energy and think if I could just get started doing some exercise I would have more energy & feel better. Have a wonderful week.
Barb

ally123130585918 said...

Linda just click on one of the moving pictures and it will be enlarged and the caption will be seen ~ it is quite good when you do that ~ Ally x

jeadie05 said...

So pleased to catch up with what you have been up to ,since you got back ,You pricked my concience Ihave just been and potted some more plants ,in the drizzle .yes its still raining here in my part of the UK Im sure the gardens have enough now Your Mothers day gifts sound lovely ,have a great day out with your Grandson....love Jan xx

labdancer51 said...

Hi Linda,  I want to plant my summer flowers but the weather has been really wet and cold so it will have to wait until the end of the month. I`m not a lover of marigolds usually but the one you`ve found sounds really nice, can we see a photo please?  :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

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PS: Thanks so much for all the lovely postcards from your trip, it was a nice surprise to find the package. :o)