Friday, May 27, 2016

Flowers and Dresses

 What am I doing that prevents me from knitting more?  I have no idea.  I may be doing a little too much viewing.  I watched the entire season 5 of Stella (a woman who lives in a fictitious village in Wales), so I guess I could have been knitting then (I was watching on my iPad and that's too much multitasking!)
I'm drawn to blue lately.  I was so happy that Heather at Blackberry Rambles could custom make me a blue rose.  I've worn it a lot! 
We're feeling so flowery.  Samantha Rose wants Grampy to baptize her in the back yard so tomorrow we'll have a house and garden full of family for the baptism and lunch.  FUN!  I thought of dear little Sam as I festooned the entry way with flowers and tulle.  

 Here's the Gudrun dress.  It's like a tent, but it's pretty!  I'll try it on when I figure out what to wear with it.  It's cold in the Northwest where the family wedding will be (outside on lovely Guemus Island).  
 Granny Marigold has this tea cup, too!  Tea tastes extra good in fine cups, don't you think so?
 So, because the wedding is on the beach I am going to wear these blue sensible shoes.  I have had miserable shoe wearing mishaps at previous weddings.  I hate grown up lady shoes.  
 I took this photo to show my sister my funny Dottie Angel dress.  Remember I didn't take the tucks in the front because I didn't want to emphasize that particular area?  Yes, well it is sort of sacklike, but that's okay.  I COULD wear the toadstool clogs to the wedding.  That might step it up a bit. Welcome to our little bathroom, by the way.  Sorry for the unsightly bathroom tissue!  Ha! 
 Okay, jasmine tea this time.  Same cup.
 The Birkenstocks are the most comfy shoe.  I know they look a big rough.  
 Young people give me complements on my pink Fitbit.  I WAS counting calories on the app but that soon became suffocating.  I found that I eat about the same amount every day anyway.  I've also noticed that I am so hungry all morning and then in the afternoon, not so much.  I wonder why that is. 
 This photo is for Kim at My Field of Dreams because she thinks Minions are funny.  Plum thinks they are HILARIOUS! 
 She picked out this cute hippie skirt.
 She figured out it IS worth it to trade the gift book in the kids meal for an ICE CREAM cone.  Smart! 
 Plum Cake fell in love with a library book and when Jenny looked to see if she could buy a copy she realized that it was out of print and a used copy was priced at $50.00.  YIKES!  I found it on Alibris for .99!  Tillie Lays an Egg is a VERY good book.  Plum Cake said, "You mean I get to keep it FOREVER?"  So cute! 
 Our neighbor's iris are gorgeous!
 The leaves are covering the trees again and I am SO glad to see them back! 

 A snowball tree on my walk!  

 And some peachy colored iris.  We dug up our iris because they were getting so invasive, but I like looking at the neighborhood iris.
 Green grass everywhere!

 And the peonies are getting ready to bloom!  I adore peony season! 

And here is the glorious allium that my neighbor has been adding to every year.  Stunning.
I have cleaning to do.  When I look around our house I see that we also have painting to do.  I always notice the chips when we are having company soon.  I wish the cleaning fairies would stop by and scoot me out the door so they could work a miracle or two, leaving the house sparkling.  I really wish the cleaning mood came upon me a bit more often.  
I'll take photos of Sam's baptism and I'll share my Rule of Life in the next post.  Promise.
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