Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Morning of May

 Hello, it's me again!  We woke up very early this morning and when the sun came up, the clouds were stunning.  PINK!

 Look at the promise of peonies!  Can't wait!
 Iris buds.  Aren't they full and plump?
 Another variety of peony loveliness!  Did you know that if you move your peonies, they don't bloom for three years?  They like to stay put.  Me, too!
 Within a week, the maple leaves have come to the party!  Go ahead, have a climb.
 The books on my art table are just waiting for me to leisurely pull them out, one by one.  It's kind of an odd combo, isn't it?

 I found something very wonderful at Office Depot . . . polka dot duct tape!  I have covered the spines of many books at school with it as well as my Bible's spine.
 As soon as school is over, I shall have a lovely study (again) of my beloved The Wind in the Willows.  Mags is still waiting for Badger.  He's reluctant to fly, but he is also compiling his travel "to do's" and they involve visiting many people all over the world and helping them out  a bit with home keeping and hospitality.  Do you want to be a Mr. Badger hostess?  You can!
 I've got some seed planting to do.  Whee!
 I still have my gingerbread house stickers on my walls from two or three Christmases ago.  I never tire of candy and cupcakes.  I'm not eating gluten anymore (or dairy) because of my sinuses, so I am going to learn to bake gluten- free tea treats this summer.  
 Look what my mama sent!  Two of her childhood books!  Yahoo!  

She also sent this sweet tea towel.  I see many tea parties for one (or many more some days) in my summery future.  Thank you for your concern for my cold.  I had a long sleep last night and I have cough drops and cough syrup to get me through today.  I feel a lot better.
This weekend = GRANNY CAMP (and GRAMPY!) so four little darlings are coming to our house.  I am going to vacuum, change the sheets on cozy beds, plan some activities, and shop for Goldfish crackers, bananas, gummy fruits, apple juice, tasty breakfast cereals, and chicken nuggets.  Sound tasty?
Atticus is walking and talking, so he'll keep this granny busy.  
Okay, time for my breakfast smoothie, a shower, and my quick zip to school.
Thank you for checking on me today!  You are so nice to do so.  


Lynn said...

I love looking at your bookshelves and finding some of my own favourites there!
Happy weekend :)
How much longer til school finishes?

M.K. said...

A Badger hostess?? Yes, PLEASE!! I'd love to :)
Those vivid morning skies -- so glad you woke early to capture them for us. Beautiful! I also have a WITW copy I need to read. I think I'll take it to the beach today, yes :)?

Your mama was so sweet to send the books and lovely towel. Those cups are so pretty. Have a good day, Teacher Heroine!

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Hope you feel better PomPom. You'll surely going to be very busy.

You have lots of interesting books. The Wind in the Willows is one of my fave books. And Atticus is such legendary name; To Kill a Mockingbird must have that influence on you. Your grandson must be a cutie.

Have a good week.

Farm Girl said...

I am so glad you are feeling better. It sounds like a busy weekend.
I just love all of your photos today and I love the duct tape.
I am so glad your spring is almost there. Have a wonderful day.

TexWisGirl said...

i know you'll love having your grands!

Betty the Wood Fairy said...

I like the look of your bird books - in my lunch break today I found an RSPB pocket book reference guide to birds - so useful and pleasing to find. I hope Mr Badger enjoys his travels, I won't invite him as I am working a lot more these days and he would probably get very bored here on his own but I think he will have some fabulous adventures round the world. Betty

wayside wanderer said...

I really liked seeing all your flower buds...a lot. I wish for peonnies!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Wonderful post--love seeing all your books and flowers and pink clouds! May I please come to Granny Camp? I promise to behave and make my bed.


ann said...

Gorgeous sun rise. You have good plans for your summer. Soon.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

No, I didn't know that about peonies...good to know because I want to move some with me when I move. As well my Grandma's snow ball bush. Love the tea towel, it's so pretty.

Happy@Home said...

I am reminded once again at what a privilege it is to connect through the blogging world. Where else can we peek into someone else's bookshelves and gardens without being noticed? Love it.
My peonies are currently in full bloom, but I've been too busy to cut a bouquet. It seems irises take 3 years to bloom after dividing also. I am finding this out in my own garden.
Enjoy your time with the grands.

April said...

I love York duct tape! The kids are so excited for granny camp! Suitcases are out and getting packed!

Lisa Richards said...

I just love your mom's old books and all the wonderful books on your shelves!

The pink cloud time of day is one of my favorites. I've tried to capture it so many times!

Take care of yourself and enjoy those grandkiddos! :)

Kit said...

What lovely skies and plants. I can't wait to start planting. Not till the beginning of June for me. Have fun! Kit