Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ahhh, Sunshine!!

Finally we get to enjoy the sun.  Today was so beautiful.  We have had so much rain we are at 165% of average rainfall.   I spent 2 hours in the garden weeding and cleaning up.  It was around 75.  Tomorrow is supposed to get as high as 86 in some areas!

All the California Poppies "Alba" are blooming!  So beautiful and the Alonsa is going to town, bloomed all winter and now it is upping the show!  Will add pics tomorrow.

Monday, March 21, 2011


Oh, my gosh!  I have been dreading today for a couple weeks.  My Aunt Edna, who is in perfect health for 96.....except for dementia so bad that she forgets how to move her feet at times..... had to go in for her yearly physical.  It is very hard for me to get her in and out of the car and through the whole thing.  It doesn't seem very big after it is over, but thinking about doing it is the worst part.  Anyhow, today was the day.  Rain threatened and it was not looking fun. 

I thought I would get some exercise in and was going to download my scheduled exercise on IFit from the computer but automatically opened my email first instead......and guess what!!  I had won a party prize from the internet party Rebbeca Sweet and her co-author Susan Morrison were giving on the release of their new book "Garden Up!. 

From Rebbeca's blog

"Today I’d like to announce the winner of the Fiskars products which I was giving away on my blog.  These tools are truly some of my favorite (and NO, I’m not just saying that because I’m part of Fiskar’s Blogging Team!). Today’s winner receives a combo-pack containing one of my favorite tools to reach those ‘just out of arm’s-length’ wayward branches – the Fiskar’s telescoping bypass loppers. Fiskar’s is generously offering these loppers, PLUS their super-cool Cuts-More scissors as well as their reinforced Kangaroo Garden Container to put those pruned branches in! How’s THAT for an awesome prize!!

 And I was the winner!! 

Well, that certainly helped brighten the day!  Then it turned out I had help going with me and my aunt, so that was another relief.  And everything went fine.

And Jen called and said my Mother's Day present would be delivered to our house tomorrow and I could open it early!  Guess what it is.... The new book "Garden Up!!  It is about vertical gardening!

And Cathy and I had a bit of time to chat this evening.  It turned out to be a great day after all!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011