Happy Mother’s Day.
I got some new Adirondack chairs from my cats. And, I am probably going to work in the yard. But I wish you moms sunshine, flowers and mimosas!
Today, I am again taking part in THE SUNDAY POST from The Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a highlight of my blogging week!. I hope you’ll check out THE CAFFEINATED REVIEWER ‘s link up and maybe, after you swear your unyielding devotion to FW&FD, you’ll cruise around and find some other great blogs.
This week — well, okay, I am writing this a little while ahead, May 1, and it was my first day back in the yard after finishing my trim painting project in the morning I through on a jacket and went outside where except for a couple of breaks for food and liquid, we worked outside in our yard until 5:30 removing winter mulch, building peony cages and assessing plant and structure damage from the winter. We’re probably losing an Adams crab apple tree I picked out in 1999 before we even had moved into our house. The tree will probably bloom this year but having been completely girdled by whatever will not make it past this year unless my husband can create a scion for the roots. It’s iffy. I am pretty bummed out about it. The plant was not perfect having sported some nasty growth habits, but it will be like losing an old friend.
On the other hand, our house and both of us survived what was the worst winter of my life. We lost some other plants but the Adams Crab is the worst loss we face from this worst winter in my memory and that’s 53 winters in New York and New England.
Most of the new plants I put in last fall seem to have made it. And, now we have an opportunity to finish the porch, replace more exterior trim and the shingles on the south side of this 15 year old house.
Yay! it’s spring. I have Daffodils and have put in some pansies.
Last Week on the blog:
MONDAY May 4 OUTLANDER RECAP: THE WATCH
TUESDAY May 5 LOVING HIM OFF THE FIELD: The Power of the Press
WEDNESDAY May 6 THE MASTER Miami Vices
THURSDAY May 7 THE ACCIDENTAL DRAGON, Smoke but No Fire for Me
FRIDAY May 8 Wherever You Go, There You Are: THE GREAT ESCAPE
MONDAY May 11 Outlander Episode 114 Recap
TUESDAY May 12 Audiobook Review ROCK ADDICTION by Nalini Singh Rock & Roll All Night!
WEDNESDAY May 13 ALL’S FAIR IN LOVE AND SCANDAL: The Poison Pen!
THURSDAY MAY 14 A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD: On the Ordinary Family AUDIO ARC Review
FRIDAY May 15 Audiobook Review ONE GOOD EARL DESERVES A LOVER: Girls Who Wear Glasses
Have you noticed how I have reviewed a ton more audio books this year than I used to? I have mentioned before this has allowed me to get so much done around the house! Now, I will move back into the yard with my audio books, and hopefully will take up running again now that it’s spring and the air is not too cold!
I urge folks to take up audiobooks as a way to increase the amount of time you have to “read.” It’s definitely a different experience from reading but I use more calories “listening” in the garden or while house painting, than sitting and reading. It’s an important part of my fitness plan!