Monthly Archives: May 2011

menu plan monday ~ may 30, 2011

Today was Memorial Day in the United States. We didn’t participate in our usual tradition of attending the ceremony at a local cemetery where many of DH’s ancestors are buried. Instead, DH and two of our daughters joined our younger son and his wife to attend a special event at another cemetery. DH’s great-great-great-grandfather fought […]

happy hostas

I started to put this post together a week or so ago, but didn’t get it posted due to being busy with prep for the annual church family picnic. Then I was ill this week and spent four days in the recliner, elevating my leg. So, finally, here it is…the first of several hosta posts. […]

menu plan monday ~ may 23, 2011

We had a busy weekend, preparing for our church’s annual spring picnic at our house. We had more than 90 people here, which is the largest turnout for the picnic we’ve ever had. LOTS of fun!! This sweet picnic-er kept everyone entertained. 🙂 The weather was forecast to be rainy on Saturday and Sunday, but […]

flowers…love ’em

So many flowers popping up in the garden. Something new every day. Like this pretty blue columbine. The yellow flag, Iris pseudacorus, just opened this week. Peony ‘Dancing Butterfly’ Peony ‘Nymph’ The Goldmoss Stonecrop Sedum blossomed this week. And the pretty white geraniums did, too. The lovely peony ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ opened this week, as well. […]

menu plan monday ~ may 16, 2011

It’s a week of birthdays in our family. My Dad’s birthday is the eighteenth. As is my younger son’s and my SIL’s. My niece’s birthday was yesterday and my birthday is a week from tomorrow. My family was here yesterday afternoon and we celebrated Dad’s birthday with a cake. My four sisters and two sisters-in-law […]

peonies…ah, spring!

My mower came home from the mower hospital yesterday. Much as my leg ached, I just had to get out and mow. So I did. Loved being outside for a change. The peonies and irises are adding so much color to the garden. Here are a few pictures I took while mowing. I *always* take […]

menu plan monday ~ may 9, 2011

April seemed to crawl by, but May is busy and will fly, I’m afraid. I love this time of year and hate to see it pass without time to savor every day. In the meantime, the foxes are still as cute as they can be. DD took this picture of one of the babies the […]

getting outside for a change

Between rain and not feeling well, I have missed a lot of garden time this year. Yesterday, I went out and sat in a chair to watch DH pull weeds. It was a sunny day, though a tad chilly in the shade. I “supervised” cleaning under the carport and some garden bed clean up. DH […]

menu plan monday ~ may 2, 2011

It’s been two weeks of rain, with a few days of sun thrown in. But mostly rain. The few days of sunshine were very welcome. The kitties enjoyed the sunshine, too, though sunning in the birdbath doesn’t seem like a great idea. Here’s the menu for the week, with what has become our “traditional” Mother’s […]