Tuesday, June 7, 2011

School's Out for Summer!

There you are! Thank you for waiting for me. My feet are blistered from all the packing and tromping up and down the stairs in dumb (shocker) shoes. Drat. Oh well. I guess I'll just have to rest them and watch a few seasons of Lark Rise to Candleford.
Maybe after that I'll watch Sense and Sensibility. Why not have an Emma Thompson film festival and watch Much Ado About Nothing, too? Okay, that's all sorted. (I love it when my UK friends say that!)

A watched pot never boils, right? Still waiting for this year's peonies to pop.

I did a big clean last summer in preparation for a bunch of kids from Hawaii. I've noticed that the dining room DOES NOT look pristine any longer. Time to clear and toss and move stuff!

My sweet neighbor is in Florida. Weep. We had such fun going to the garden center last year. I hope they have a fine selection of gnomes this year, too.

Our anniversary is Thursday! Bill brought early sunflowers.

Now, I found three pretty images (children's book illustrations). What do you think? Don't you love the cozy fire and the dog taking a snooze?

Gigi said I'm a house mouse. I am! I would not be surprised if I look in the mirror tomorrow and see some whiskers!

It takes a few days for the summer feeling to really sink in. I'm still deprogramming a bit. However, the bird feeders are full and ready for tomorrow morning. I looked at some big and bright swimsuits online and I'm thinking about ordering one.
This is The Summer of the Long Walk so I must heal these blisters and get out on the road.

As soon as I hear some quiet, I will write a poem and make that apron.
We'll talk again soon.


Gigi said...

Hee hee - whiskers indeed - you funny cute girl! Have a most splendiferous slow & long summer vacation full of flowers & cabins & bears (oh my!) & many many happy restful days.

Betty said...

so glad your on holidays now as you will most likely be able to post more often!I look forward to your cheery chatter. Hope the three bears table gets lots of use and you get to sit in that squashy chair a lot Bettyx

Kerri said...

Yay school is out! How fantastic! Have fun pottering in your house and garden, and a big Happy Anniversary for Thursday!

Carolyn Phillips said...

Have a wonderful summer PomPom.

Anonymous said...

YIPPEE!!! Have a fab summer PP! :) xxxx

Elizabethd said...

I'm sure you will have a great Summer. I well remember the relief of finishing the term!

Michela said...

Happy wedding anniversary then!
Enjoy your holidays, lucky you!

Pom Pom said...

Oh, thank you ALL for the summer good wishes and the anniversary wishes, too. Life is sweet. YOU are sweet.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Enjoy joy joy the Summer sweet friend. Three more weeks for us..
Your bunny images are cute!! o xx o

wayside wanderer said...

I hear whiskers happen the older we get. Yikes! (One older friend told me the best place to check for whiskers is in the car mirror because of all the sunlight. Not really a tip I want to need.)

Yay for school being out and for restful days ahead! I hope you like the salad dressing! We ran out of strawberries so have been having pears and blueberries on our greens. I want to find a recipe to make my own sometime soon.

I've decided that if we ever get crazy rich I am going to buy paintings that have dogs somewhere in them. Not pictures of dogs, but just pictures that have dogs in them. (There *is* a difference. No poker playing dogs for me.)

Have a lovely day!
Leslie in hot, hot Texas

GretchenJoanna said...

The Summer of the Long Walk? Sounds good to me....

Anonymous said...

Oh...yay for summertime break! I hope your summer days are sweet! Happy Anniversary tomorrow!

Blessings & Hugs,

Gumbo Lily said...

Hooray, school's out! Wishing you long, peaceful, joyful walks. Heal those tootsies first.

Happy, happy anniversary to you and Bill.

Hoping you find some nice garden posies for your yard and pots and some gnomes too.

O Happy Day!

libbyquilter said...

oh shooot~!
you're still teasing us with the poetry thing . . .


Lisa Richards said...

As usual, your post is a feast for the eyes and the mind!
When I first saw the words, "School's out for summer", I couldn't help hearing Alice Cooper singing in the background! :)
The tree in your header picture is just awesome. Is it in your yard?
I've been looking at sunflower pictures, trying to find a good one for drawing practice. I think I like yours best!
The idea of an Emma Thompson film festival is a good one! My son, Jordan, bought me a copy of Sense and Sensibility a while back and I've watched it quite a few times. Can I find Lark Rise to Candleford and Much Ado About Nothing on YouTube?
I LOVE the children's books illustration of the fireplace! What book is it from?
Thanks for another fun post! Have a great summer! :)

M.K. said...

So glad you are out of jail!! haha :) I'm amazed it only takes you a few days to "deprogram." It used to take me almost all of June to recover, before I could really sink into summer.

The last picture is by Garth Williams, right? I love the story "Bad Mousie" that he illustrated. Have you read it? I like the middle one best :)

Pom Pom said...

MK! I love Garth Williams. I can't get enough of his work. I'll have to find Bad Mousie. Does it surprise you that that title appeals to me? Smile. Smile. Smile.

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Yay for summer and long walks! Yay for happy anniversaries and sunflowers! Yay for poems and aprons!

I hope this is a most marvelous summer for you!


Shey said...

You are just the sweetest, happy anniversary! Putting up stuff for the year is sure a hard job, I hope you get plenty of rest, and those gnomes are super cute! Makes me wish I had a garden!

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