Tuesday, June 14, 2011

No Lazy Days of Summer Here

Not enough hours in the day!  I still have so much outside work to do.  I'm still trimming and cleaning out my cotoneaster bushes and it's taking up way too much time.  
Last week Mom and I found our way to this Amish greenhouse that we had heard about and they had the biggest baskets of flowers I have ever seen for $15.00 each.  I asked the cute little Amish girl how they get them so big and she told me in her sweet little Amish accent voice, "They just grow".

This pot of these little yellow flowers was about $1.50!

I hung this huge basket next to my blue and pink seating area.  See my previous post.

Over the weekend, Mom and I took a little road trip to Pittsburgh to help Spring clean my girlfriend's mother's house.  Her mother and my mother were very good friends years ago, and the four of us have reunited recently.  See post about this here.  My friend's mother had a stroke a couple of years ago and just isn't able to keep up with her house by herself.  So my girlfriend arranged for a Spring Cleaning Party with family and friends jumping in with scrub buckets and food.  Mom and I drove the 4 hours to get there Saturday morning and spent the night in a very nice room at a Country Inns and Suites.  We cleaned again on Sunday and got back on the road for the trip home by 3:00.  It was fun!  Really!

I'm cleaning the light fixture in the master bath.  With a smile!

Hubby couldn't quite understand why we would be willing to do this when I keep saying how much work I have to do around here.  We did it because they asked!
We also stopped at an outlet mall before coming home.  I've been looking for a dress for my upcoming 35th year class reunion coming up next weekend in Cincinnati.  I wanted something classy, but sexy, but not too revealing, that fit well but not too tight, oh my!  And I think I found it!  We went into Dress Barn and I wasn't hopeful because I had been to a Dress Barn years and years ago and was not impressed.  Well, this one was a nice store with very nice clothes. 

Here it is.  I'll be sure to get a picture the night of the reunion.

I also found this cute little pink top and had to get it, too.

This weekend we have a wedding to go to on Saturday.  Sunday we'll have the 3 grandkids here and are going to brunch for Father's Day.  On Thursday I leave for Cincinnati to meet up with my best friend that now lives in California and we'll be going to our class reunion get togethers on Friday and Saturday nights.  I'll come home on Monday and then on Saturday the 2nd, we're having a 4th of July party here.  
For someone (me) that likes to just stay home and putz around the house, I don't know why I let myself get so    busy!


Valerie said...

I wonder if cleaning other people's houses is more fun than cleaning our own? Hmmm I don't think I'll ever find out! I like that pink top. Have fun at the wedding and the reunion. Don't worry, the cotoneaster will wait!

Theresa said...

I love staying at home and have been spending WAY too much time in Hotels! Love the dress you chose! I have found nice things at Dress Barn, it has changed over the years!

Sweet cleaning party, I would have helped too! I know she appreciated the help!

Have a blessed day my friend, sounds like busy days ahead! HUGS!

Denise said...

Cleaning with a smile, I'm sure it's because you are doing a wonderful thing by helping your friend and her mom!

Have fun at your class reunion.

DJan said...

You know, they say if you want to get something done, ask a busy person! You are a prime example of somebody who is so busy that you are an inspiration to everyone else who is trying to catch up with you!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

You did that weekend of cleaning in a disabled lady's home, because it was a wonderful thing to do! How sweet of her daughter to gather people to do it. Don't we all hope that if some day, we need something, there will be willing hands to help us out? :-)

My Dear, how could you not look super at your Reunion?!? You are totally in super shape! Totally.

I'd "watch my back" at this Reunion, if I were you. Or have hubby "watching your back". There have to be jealous ol' classmates there. -giggles- Who will smile broadly at you. But really be flashing *green eyes of envy* at you too. -chuckle-

Just sayin'........


Grandma J said...

What a loving and kind gesture for good friends to do. I can only imagine that the cleaning party was probably fun too, and much appreciated.

I can't wait to see that beautiful dress on you as you live it up at your reunion! Have fun!!

Erin @ Life's Little Delights said...

Hi Nina! Just catching up on some blog reading - you're a delightful read as usual, and I love your Gerbera bucket! Maybe you are going to the same wedding we are Saturday??


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