I must admit I have never eaten an egg out of an egg cup. I don't even like soft-boiled eggs, which is what they are made to be used for.
So for years, I have just admired the beautiful color and form of these objects and used them only for decorative purposes, usually with artificial eggs.
One day last week I had an extra onion and voila!
A new purpose was born! Instead of walking the extra 22 feet to the pantry to get an onion, I now have them right on the counter top where I need them. They are just the right size for cooking for only two people.
Friday after work we immediately took off for the weekend. We went to a casino where we were both in a slot tournament. It was such fun. We had to play 5 different rounds and all five scores were added to determine the winner. There were 96 people in the tourney. After the first round, I was in FIRST PLACE! What a thrill it was! I had visions of winning the $1000 top prize...at least for two hours until the next round when I bombed---I think I had the lowest score of all 96 that round. Nonetheless, I finished in the top ten, but there were only five prizes, so I may as well have been number 96. Oh, well, I didn't win the tournament, but I did hit a which required I fill out a tax form. If you gamble at all, you may know that you only have to fill out tax forms if the haul is $1200 or more. So, it was a good weekend!
I finished reading "The Quilter's Homecoming" by Jennifer Chiaverini. Is anyone else reading this? I feel like I missed something........whatever happened to Mae? I sure thought she would make another appearance at the end. Did she and I missed it?
On Friday my bulbs from Breck's arrived. When we got home at 1 p.m. today, I ran inside changed into grubby clothes and went out to plant the 55 tulips and 24 allium. I really wasn't in the mood, but knew I had to get it done. I didn't even take the time to pull up pictures of this past spring to see where I have tulips planted. I just grabbed a shovel and dug. I only overtuned a couple of other tulip bulbs so hopefully I remembered and they will look fine where I planted them.
Well, off to get a few things done before I have to get up to go to work. Weekends do zoom by, don't they?
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.