Monday, June 25, 2018
I've been moving slowly this past week so it's no surprise to me that I am posting in the afternoon again--LOL!
One of the things I do so love is being out watering the flowers and getting fresh water in the dish for the birds and ground squirrels. I took this picture back last Tuesday.
I wanted to show the planters...
...from one side...
...to the other side.
The blank spot in the back of this planter is where the gerber daisy died right off the bat. Leah says she has a yellow one I could have--awesome!
Now it may not be obvious to you the difference in the past week but the following pictures I just took a few minutes ago. Everything has been blossoming and bushing out like crazy with the rain we've had.
You may notice the blue planter filled with cat grass on the end table. I haven't brought it in yet to see if Annie is interested or not. Karma, you may recall, LOVED her cat grass. But Annie has never had any before. We'll see--soon! It's getting tall already.
A little thunder and lightning seems to have set all the flowers to blooming. Even the gerber daisies are finally flowering!
The red one back of the chairs is awfully puny, but I'll take it.
The two yellow ones in the front planters are finally going to town.
The marigolds, on the other hand, are going wild!
They have a special place in my heart because I grew up on Marigold Terrace in Fridley and mom usually planted some.
The coleus look like beautiful bushes!
They tower over everything else.
The fuchsias almost have more blossoms than leaves--LOL!
So the plants are doing fantastic outside.
I think the fertilizer Leah gave me has really given them all a boost this year!
I have been extra sore, stiff, and tired this past week so it's been pretty quiet over here. I've slowly been watching Star Trek: Enterprise and The Sniffer (subtitles) on Netflix. I rented the Masterpiece Mystery: Unforgotten DVDs and really enjoyed that series. Annie has been extra cuddly--like she knows I was feeling a bit poorly. ;)
But, in general, I am better than I was this winter and spring so I decided to do something totally unnecessary--just for fun! This month I've ordered up a bunch of icon planner stickers to use in my bullet journal--whoohoo!
I know. Kind of a dumb way to celebrate, but it works for me--hehe! ;) Anything I could get in rainbow colors I did, of course.
Washing machines, trash cans, laptops (for blog days)...
...grocery bag (Caroline), present (birthdays), vacuum cleaner (also for Caroline)...
...tiny piggy banks (for when I have to have bills and bank stuff done), hydration trackers (something new for me)...
...and then I had these custom made (etsy shop).
Gramma Day and Craft Day flag stickers--whoohoo!!
These will mostly go on my big monthly calendar. Adds some color and easy to locate, for sure--LOL! I haven't gotten July ready yet in the bullet--still skeletal--but I threw in a few stickers because I just couldn't wait.
The weekly hydration tracker stickers are in for July, but I am a little disappointed that the paper on those is so thick compared to all the others. Will cause a fattening-build-up and be more noticeable to write over on the pages fore and aft.
BUT--I really like being able to track a whole week in one sticker, so I may have to find some thinner ones by another vendor when I run out.
These will be fun to play with for months and months! I still have a few more coming from an etsy shop in Australia. I can show them to you when they get here. These just tickle me. Doesn't take much to make me smile, as you know. ;)
Anyways, this is really short and sweet for me--LOL! More next week. Have a fantabulous week, everybody!! :) :) Chat again soon.
"Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you."