Quick week, 1/3 of the way through June, swear the days are on wheels. Lovely Tropical Storm Colin visited on Monday and the rest of the days are just a blur. But I have been practicing my German everyday, if only I could remember my Die, Der, Das I'd be fine.
My first is my new rug. Because, and yes I know we shouldn't, but we do, we eat on the couch in the family room, even with daily vacuuming and spot cleaning, we've made the rug there pretty unsavory. So I've gotten a new one. The old one is out on the deck, it has been thoroughly soaked, loads of soap and scrubbing has taken place. Whether it can ever be resurrected is another story. We could solve our problem by eating at the table, but we don't. It's not even that we're sitting on the couch to watch tv, we're usually reading. So an investment in cheap rugs seems like a reasonable idea.
My second is the new header for my blog, one of Mac's paintings and it looks right for June.
My third is the Hibiscus that sits on the front porch and is blooming right now. We have to put it in the greenhouse in winter, but that's alright, we've kept it going for several years now. Except for being sensitive to cold weather they're actually a pretty hardy plant and require little care.
My fourth is a little fairy house that our daughter gave me a few years ago and the yard pretty much destroyed. But Mac managed to resurrect it and even lay a path out for it. He moved it into the garden where it's a bit less wild than the rest of the yard.
And my fifth is a bit of a sad tale. Yesterday we were going to run errands and then go out for shrimp and beer at the Marina near us. So I washed my hair, I shaved my legs, put on my new Gloria Vanderbilt black capris, new zebra top and my new blue sandals. We went to the post office to mail a package internationally, which took forever even before the postage machine jammed. They don't have customs slips laying about any more. You have to stand in line, and everybody and God was there to mail packages, get the slip, fill it out, go to the head of the line, have them type in everything you've printed out, then print your postage. Which as I said is when the machine jammed. The postman had to jimmy the paper out and put it through again. Mac had gone to the hardware store and bought a bunch of stuff and was back LONG before I was through. But eventually it was done, we won't even talk about what it cost. Then off to pick up water and a few other items. Home then to drop stuff off and down to the Marina for our reward, except there was to be no reward, they didn't open till 4:00 and it was on 2:20. Sigh. So home we went, changed into around the house clothes, cooked some shrimp and had a couple of beers. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't what I had envisioned, I mean, I shaved my legs.
|Photos borrowed from Amazon and Macy's where I bought these, definitely not me in the photos.|
Well that's my Five, hope everyone has a good weekend.