Friday, May 08, 2009

Making excuses...

Sigh, I made up for being home for four entire days. I had to run a few errands so I dropped Christopher off for his final Chemistry class at 7:50 AM, then took my husband to his next-to-last-day of work, and then started my own errands. I didn't arrive home until the afternoon.

My destination was my favorite nursery which isn't too far from the college. Oh, how I love walking through their greenhouses. I could spend a gajillion dollars on flowers and herbs and veggies and... well, everything there.

The place was so packed with people, you would have thought it a sunny Saturday as opposed to a rainy Friday morning. I could have stayed much longer but my will power was quickly slipping away. Even with the economy taking quite a hit in our area, people were smiling and purchasing many flats of flowers. One does have their priority. I came away with what I'd gone after... zinnias to plant in containers on the deck and a couple small basil plants.

I had time to stop by the Goodwill and the Mission thrift store in that part of town. My best purchase was a small bench that can be made into a child's table (much like a small picnic table when fully extended). I've seen pictures of something similar in catalogs for a couple hundred dollars so I knew it was an excellent purchase. We can use it as a bench and when the grandchildren visit, it can be a table.

I was not feeling well when I arrived home. I pulled a muscle in my back a few days ago by carrying a planter from the front porch to the back deck. Can we say... impatient? I should have waited for one of the guys to arrive home and I'm paying for the stupidity. Ouch...

I was stretched out on the sofa with Sasha at my feet when I heard the neighbor's dog barking (better than any fancy alarm system to tell me someone is in the area). It was my favorite brown truck (UPS), delivering a box from Colorado which held the beautiful items I won from Bernideen's give away.

Just what I needed to take my attention away from aching muscles. Thank you! If you haven't visited Bernideen's blog... click here. I would love to visit her store, especially since she's having an Anne of Green Gables tea. :)

All this to say (and make excuses) that I haven't had a chance to work on the book and film list at all today. I hope to do so in the morning. God willing, the creek don't rise (which is really iffy this spring), and I can keep nose to the proverbial grindstone...


Vee said...

Oh I followed your link out, got lost, and almost forgot to find my way back. I know what you mean about the greenhouses...I have to have a plan or I'd go crazy and that's something I can't afford to do. My beloved did bring me home a pot of yellow pansies today for which I was very grateful.

I'm sorry that you pulled a muscle. I know how painful that can be.

Congrats on your win!

scrappy quilter said...

I'm going to check the link out as soon as I finish this comment. One of my favorite annuals is Zinnias. I grow them every year. Love those flowers. We have a place called The Green Spot. Like you, I could spend tons of money there. I try to stay away from there.

Hope you're back is feeling better soon.

btw - beautiful picture.

Anonymous said...

I only come inside when I have to. Love being outside in God's green earth just puttering around the yard and garden. Know what you mean about garden centers! :) I have Made myself stop and use a dollie and such to move heavy things from my car to the house or pots and such in the yard. Oh getting older is not fun but if I do things wiser I might not hurt as much later :) I am still strong but I have over done things too many years not being wise with lifting things too heavy etc and paying the price for it now. Yes impatient is what I was. Hindsight is ...well hindsight. Hope your back eases up soon. I imagine those like me who submitted movies etc at the 11th hour did not help you to compile the list ... But I sure did enjoy seeing all those titles people submitted I had never heard of!! Jody

Becky K. said...

Happy Mother's Day.

Hope that back gives you a break so you can have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for directing me to Bernideen's blog, its lovely. I love Anne of Green Gables and Beatrix Potter, too!

Friend Debra