Good morning My Friends,
It sure is a Monday...at least around here. I hardly slept a wink last night and I've no idea why. I'm just glad I work from home which means I will take a nap later! And it is kind of gloomy out. It is grey and overcast which is fine. We desperately need the rain and I sure hope it does not pass us by. It is already almost 70 degrees and pretty muggy.
Anyway, I've showered and the first cup of coffee is finding my throat. There were no breaking emails or notifications overnight from work, so all is good. How was your weekend?
Saturday, as I'm sure you know, was world-wide knit in public day. Dee and I did what we do just about every Saturday. We met up for coffee and chatter and we knit in public. As Dee said, "every Saturday is knit in public day for us!" I like that. Once again I did learn, though, that I am not really able to knit and talk at the same time. I was blissfully knitting along on my green Hitchhiker when I realized I completely forgot the eyelet row. Tink, tink, tink and all was back where it should be. I need to cast on a simple pair of vanilla socks that I can take on Saturdays.
Saturday afternoon, Fletch and I went over the Colin & Mailing's house. There were more weeds that Fletch wanted to get rid of and I needed to water the houseplants. Much to my surprise, I discovered that an orchid on the windowsill in the living room is blooming!
I believe this is the orchid that the former owners of the house gave to C&M (along with a nice bottle of champagne) when they closed on the house. I do talk to the plants when I go over, but I didn't expect this to be blooming (and have more buds, so more blooms to come). Actually all of their house plants are doing pretty well.
Sunday was a lazy day. I made some cold things for dinner (chicken salad and cucumber salad) in the morning and let them chill in the frig all day. I did wander around the back yard late in the afternoon and discovered that our Seven Sisters Rose is beginning to bloom. Fletcher's Mom gave it to us from a cutting in her yard which she had gotten from a cutting in her Mom's yard. 3 generations! The blooms are small and not terribly fragrant, but I love it.
Perfect for a little bud vase. We also discovered that our Trumpet Vine has started to bloom (which is early for us). We hope the hummingbirds will show up soon.
Today should find me doing some much needed cleaning, but my guess is that I will determine that it can wait a little bit longer until it is done. Ha! Maybe I'll feel inspired, but it's rare when that happens involving cleaning. We'll see. Wishing you all a wonderful day and start of the week - enjoy!