The flowers are mostly planted, the back patio cleaned and the storage shed was cleaned out over the past weekend. Our daughter helped her dad with the shed while I was planting.
We had a little scare when BG tripped in the shed and fell out onto the concrete narrowly missing the back of the wagon that was backed up to the door. He has a nasty bruise and scrapes on his arm and he said his knees hurt, but otherwise he is okay. He's a tough guy and kept right on working. He wanted to get the job done. Such a fall would have sidelined me for a good while, I'm afraid.
Our son drove in on Sunday for Mother's Day. He brought me the gorgeous orchids and daughter gave me the vase full of candy with beautiful roses. I haven't had orchids before so I welcome any advice on how to keep them healthy.
Last year I had 2 tall black pots on each side of the large window on the front patio but ended up giving them to our daughter. I looked and looked for another pair this spring, but couldn't find a matched set so I ended up buying a couple in light tan and Kim spray painted them black for me. They turned out nicely.
It hasn't been all work and no play since I was here last. Kim and I drove to the Big Town one evening for a little shopping and stopped in at the Olive Garden. We had salad and breadsticks and split an order of Shrimp and Chicken Carbonara. So good!
I also had to go to the Big Town this week for another eye injection. The good news is that the doctor told me my eye was much better but the bad news is that I need to go back in 2 months for another injection. I have a feeling that one still won't be the end of it.
After the appointment, I drove to the Mall and ate lunch at the Cafe Court and then browsed around in Barnes and Noble while waiting for my dilated eyes to clear up a little better before I started home.
We have had a lot of feral cats come and go at our house. I snapped a pic of this pair while looking over the retaining wall on the back patio of our walkout basement. We named them Ginger and Butterscotch even though they are both males. They are a funny pair, very loving to each other and you rarely see one without the other next to him.
I see the patio is getting dirty again in this photo. The wind has really been blowing hard the last two days and the debris ends up on the patio. Those are a few of the pots I have in the back.
It's also been very hot lately. I discovered just how hot the other day when I went to the doctor and the a/c in my car wouldn't come on. It just blew hot air. I have an appointment this morning to get it fixed. Then later in the day I'm getting a much needed haircut. That's one appointment I'm happy to have.
And that's pretty much the story of my
Happy Thursday to you!