Monday, May 14, 2018

Life: It Goes On - May 14

Better late than never, right? I woke up feeling super productive yesterday and couldn't stop long enough to post. That's what spring does to me! I cleaned, I did laundry, I gardened. The perennials are finally coming along and the annuals and herbs are all planted. I've planted mostly mosquito deterring plants this spring - lavender, geraniums, catnip, marigolds, and lemon geranium (aka citronella). We've got a major ground cover/shady area project yet to do - we'll move a lot of stuff we already have including lily of the valley, hosta, and bleeding heart. My backyard is my happy place again!

Last Week I:

Listened To: I'm about 70% through Seating Arrangements and I'm still not entirely sure how I feel about it.

Watched: Westworld and The Voice (although this may be my last season of this one - starting to feel too much like a judge popularity contest). I can't remember anything else we watched, although I know I didn't watch nearly as much as I normally do.

Read: Loving Madeline Miller's Circe; I'm going to be sad to be done with it tomorrow. Then I move on to this month's book club selection, The Women In The Castle.

Made: Champagne cupcakes, dipped strawberries, and a cranberry/pink lemonade punch for the bridal shower we hosted on Saturday. Strawberry rhubarb pie and rhubarb sauce from the first harvested crop of 2018. Cooking with rhubarb always wraps me up in all the  mommas I come from - my plant came from one grandma, my pie recipe from another, and my mom taught me how to make rhubarb sauce.

Enjoyed: Dinner with friends, happy hours on our friends' deck on Friday evening, making a bride happy with the shower, and Mother's Day with my kids (well, Mini-me via a long, long telephone call).

This Week I’m: 

Planning: On a lot of cleaning this week. My family will be coming for a long weekend next weekend and every last bed will be put to use.

Thinking About: Sunny days on the patio, tomatoes on the vine, fresh foods at dinner.

Feeling: Tired bu accomplished.

Looking forward to: Voting tomorrow then heading off to my friend's (she is running for office!) campaign party.

Question of the week: We have been so busy the past couple of months; spring is flying by. Have you found time this spring to enjoy the season?


  1. Wow, it does sound like you've been busy. Glad you have gotten to have good family time. I'm not a big rhubarb fan, but it does remind me of my grandmothers. :-)

  2. Time seems to be flying for sure. I felt pretty productive too this past weekend. Well, on one of the days. LOL.

    I just found out my daughter made the JV team for volleyball so once club ends she starts with that. No rest for the weary.

  3. I am still trying to recover from the winter and dance season, but I do feel closer to enjoying the season. Of course, just when I am ready, the pollen starts raining down onto everything. This is why spring always feels like a catch-22 to me - I want to be outdoors and enjoy the feel of the sun on my skin and yet I always regret it when I do in the form of itchy eyes and skin, a nasty headache, a runny or stuffy nose or both, etc.

    Have a good week and enjoy your family!

  4. Congrats on getting your plants out! I did too and it feels good. We're off for a little adventure this weekend to get out and enjoy the outdoors. I've heard all the good things about the Circe series. I need to read the first one, though. Good luck on your goals this week!

  5. I just noticed your friend is running for office! Wow! I hope your friend wins!

  6. I need to get one of those productive feelings! If I don't get herbs in the ground soon it's going to be too late and I need to clean out my raised beds. Great job! The Women in the Castle is on my TBR. Can't wait to see what you think!

  7. How did your friend do in the election? I hope things went well for her. We vote next month. I have my mail in ballot and need to feel it out . . . I hope you have a great week, Lisa! It's been busy here too.