Gosh, it is quiet here!
Although I can't say anything, I have been AWOL from my favorite blogs lately.
I cannot believe how much there is to accomplish in twenty-four hours these days. I came home Friday afternoon after a morning of running errands and squeezing in a half an hour to go on the walking trail (instead of the usual forty-five minutes).
Upon arriving home, there was still rosemary to plant and a garden to hoe. While walking back to the garden shed, I had one of those "If you give a mouse a cookie" moments and found myself in the midst of perennial greenery pulling the large (I mean, really... they are at least a 15" tall)
I was gone most of Sunday (we had a lovely time with Miss M's family and at the shower). Then today was full with a doctor's appointment and looking through the mall for a mother-of-the-groom dress. I can't put it off, anymore. It must be purchased. And walking... in dreadful wind and cold... but I know me and if I do not keep up with a habit it somehow gets lost along the way.
It's a good thing unanswered e-mails don't suddenly disappear after two or three weeks. I was thinking this morning how e-mails could be like the large jets circling Chicago's O'Hare airport waiting their turn to land. Do that long enough and they run out of fuel. (It is that kind of thinking which makes my children look at me in that odd way.)
Thankfully... hopefully... the same does not happen to e-mails unless they hold their breath and pass out waiting for attention as one does in Kindergarten. What, you didn't? Anyway, I have not forgotten you dear friends!
I did get quite a chuckle from the comments on the gardening pictures. No, I haven't planted a warm weather "crop" like tomatoes or green beans, yet. Our Spring has been crazy (as perhaps your weather has been, too?).
We had a hot March and now a cold-ish April. More frost is possible within the coming week so it is beginning to look like our normal planting date in May for warm weather veggies.
You can use recycled wood on a raised bed but personally I would be very careful. You should never use treated lumber. We used Southern Yellow Pine instead of cedar... it's much cheaper and (according to my husband who has a Master's Degree in Wood Science)... just as good for the price. One of his gardening friends has used it for decades.
Now I am trying to decide between watching an episode of Doc Martin on TV tonight or putting in a DVD. Last night after we arrived home, I was so tired I turned on the DVD just to see what was there already and up popped the familiar Franklin Springs music. So... I watched The West Lady's show delicious bread recipes.
The only reading I've accomplished recently was on the Kindle while I waited... and waited... and waited at the doctor's office this morning. :)
Picture: Summer Porch