Sunday, June 22, 2014

YAY!!! ... A New Toy!

Dear Hubby sure knows the way to my heart.  Yesterday he told me that he would like to go and price some carpet cleaners and my eyes lit up lol.  I know, I know, I'm not normal.  It's the little things, like the fact that my floors will finally feel cleaner to me.  I wish we could afford to rip all of it out and put in new flooring, but I will settle for the little things for now. 
Our house is nearly 100 yrs old and I know the carpets have been replaced since then, but to me it feels like they are older than that.  I've wanted to clean the carpets since the first day we decided to move, so this is HUGEEEE for me to finally be able to do this.  I can't wait to fire her up and put some new life back into my carpets.  Gotta run ... I hear her calling me!!!

Until next time...

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Hot Weather, Relaxation & Flowers

This past week has been pretty hot and humid.  The weather man keeps calling for rain, but it seems to skirt around us just about every time.  The fields and gardens are getting pretty dry and the crops are on standstill.  The other day I was outside and noticed Mr. Squirrel running across the yard.  He seemed to be on a mission.  A little while later I caught him napping in the shade of one of the maple trees in the yard.  He was all sprawled out on the branch, enjoying the cool breeze.

While I had the camera out, I decided to take a quick walk around the yard and check on my plants and flowers.  My one bush is absolutely LOADED with these beautiful pink blossoms right now.  It's so full that the branches just hang from the weight.

I also noticed that my peony is finally blossoming.  My white one blossomed out about a week or so ago and the pink one has been loaded with buds for quite awhile already.  I figured with the lack of rain, it was being stubborn and refused to open.

I need to do a little research on my hosta plant.  This guy is getting pretty big and I would like to divide it, but I need to figure out when the best time of year is to do it.  I figured with the size of him, I could probably have enough to space it out across my entire flower bed along the backside of the garage.    The bed right now is just filled with river rock and plastic underneath.  This hosta sits on the far end of the bed and spreads about 4 feet wide.

I have 2 other hosta plants down by the garden shed, but they are a little smaller than this one, but a different variety.  They are the green with the white stripe down the center of the leaf.  I would like to eventually divide those off too,  but they have to grow up a little more yet.

Dear Hubby and I took advantage of this nice weather we have been having and decided to clean out the vehicles the other day ... all 3 of them!!!  It seems with everything that has been going on the past few months, it kept getting pushed off to the side.  We broke out the windex, armoral, and the shop vac and made an afternoon of it.  We managed to get it done between a few beers and cocktails!  Other than that, there's not much going on around here.  Just been working on the house and yard work... the typical boring stuff lol.  I hope everyone is well and enjoys their day!

Until next time...