Sunday, June 24, 2007

I Had a Very Busy Saturday

It's amazing what you can accomplish on a Saturday if you stay home for the weekend. I had an icredibly busy day. Finding my Asian man below piqued my interest in garage sales, so I left at 8:00 a.m. to hunt for other treasures. I bought a few things which I'll show you another time.

I went grocery shopping with DH.
At noon we went to a memorial luncheon for my ex father-in-law. After that my son and his girlfriend came over for a short time before they headed back to Detroit.

Around 2:00 p.m. I finally was able to get outside and work in the gardens. It was great working weather (75 degrees) and I worked for about 4 hours. Digging out wheelbarrow loads and then refilling with topsoil. The arm muscles got a good workout today.

I made my first Margarita.

I had no idea how to make one, so I brought out the "how-to-make-cocktails" book I bought in December.

I even used freshly squeezed lime juice.

I must say it was quite good even though I do not have a cocktail shaker (I did not make the blended type).

I used my 1970's orange Tupperware bowl. It was all I could find with a tight fitting lid. I just tossed in the tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice and ice and shook it like crazy.

After all my hard work, I showered, put on my green acres gown, and sat in the deck glider sipping my Margarita while DH cooked burgers on the grill.
I am planning to accomplish even more outside work today. It's already light enough to go out (it's 6:10 a.m.). As soon as I finish my second cup of coffee, I'm heading out there. One of these day I must get caught up!


  1. We had our annual neighborhood garage sale yesterday, so I didn't get much else done. I am heading out into the garden today, too, as soon as it dries out a bit (that sounds good to write, "dries out a bit"!)

  2. Sounds like a fun Saturday. I had that whole set of Tupperware bowls, yellow, orange and avocado. Very 80's!!

  3. Carol,
    Please send the rain my way.

    My bowls are orange, yellow and rust (no avacado). I got them in 1974. They sure have held up well, haven't they?

  4. You said..........
    After all my hard work, I showered, put on my green acres gown, and sat in the deck glider sipping my Margarita while DH cooked burgers on the grill.

    Life just doesn't get any better than that!

    I am glad to hear I am not the only magazine addict out there, I also love those rubber band days.

    Lovely pics and your strawberry shortcake looks yummy!

  5. I see your rose campion. I planted it based on an article I read in SL but, while I love the blooms, the plant looks terrible now. Should I cut it way back?

  6. Welcome Iowa gardening woman and amen to that comment! It sure doesn't get any better.

    Has it all gone to seed and it's turning ugly with yellow tinge?

    If so, yes, I would cut it way back. Shake those seeds all over where you want more of it. It is a pretty short lived flower, but it will reseed like crazy. It's actually a biennial and you will get a lot of little plants that will not bloom until the following year.


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