Saturday, May 17, 2008

Gotta Love the Long Weekend

Remember the wonderful cookie jar that my son gave me for Mother's Day? It's now almost empty. But there is no way I'm baking this weekend. It's way to hot here. Instead I plan on making use of the gifts the girls gave me. It's a long weekend here in Canada. And it's gonna be hot, hot, hot. So after steam cleaning my carpets I plan on getting outside.

First to plant these lovely flowers Tia got me:

It's the big gardening weekend here in my area. This is the weekend everybody dons garden gloves, drags out the shovels, hoes and garden hoses and gets in touch with their inner green thumb. Except I've never been able to find mine. Green thumb, that is. I always dance around the fringes of touching it. The desire for a beautiful garden is there, but the creativity and talent eludes me. Oh, and the fact that I don't enjoy the work of gardening probably has a lot to do with it. But a garden planter I can handle and these great wave petunias really spread and bush quite nicely. For the other planters, I'm off to the Home Depot.

And then when I'm done that, I plan to spend a lot of time in the adirondack chair with this, from Kay:

What are you guys up to this weekend?


Barbara H. said...

I just saw an episode about the situation in that book on Primetime or Dateline or one of those shows. I asked for and received the book for Mother's Day. Such an intriguing story!

Michelle said...

Happy Long Weekend Susanne ;-) it's sunny here love it!!! We're heading to the beach today and the park for carnival rides too..taste the cotton candy and popcorn...The book sounds very interesting must check it out..The flowers are beautiful lucky Mum.have a great weekend.

Linda said...

How nice that your weather is cooperating for the long weekend Susanne. Have lots of fun and get lots of rest.
It's just the usual around here - but I like the usual.

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

sounds wonderful
love the flowers

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ellen b. said...

sounds like a wonderful weekend is in store for you. It's hot hot hot down here too! Blessings.

Org Junkie said...

Oh how I love the wave petunias. They are my favorite.


annie said...

Pretty flowers, I got to do a little gardening today too! and a lot of hair! Tomorrow is church and hopefully I'll get to sneak in a nap.
Have a great weekend.

Melanie said...

Have a great weekend! The weather is great down here, too. Warm, but not too hot to enjoy the outdoors.

Tammy said...

Sounds like a good weekend, Susanne...(we have the heat this weekend, too, though!)
Gardening and reading...ahhhh!

We have a busy weekend since our eight yr old's choir does their big musical production Sunday evening!
Then my mom will be here for the next couple I need to get off to bed! :)

Beck said...

I hope you're loving your weekend, Susanne! It is SO cold here this weekend that I very cheerfully made some gluten-free muffins this afternoon just to warm up the house!

gail@more than a song said...

Long weekends are so nice! Hope you've had a good those flowers. I never quite reach green thumb status either.
Saw that book in my church library this morning, had thought it might be good/interesting so I'm gonna check it out soon.

The cookies must have been good, since your lovely jar is now empty!

Islandsparrow said...

Beautiful blue flowers! Are they petunias?

we have sun but I wouldn't say it's hot - 15 - very pleasant! I'm heading up to the neighbours for a barbeque!

have a great weekend.