As you may know by now, I love to cram as much stuff into a day off as possible. Today was no exception. It started at 5:00 with a wake up call from the furry entourage, which was fine, since I had a 7:15 appointment to get Ruby Suby's oil changed. Afterwards, there was just time to stop at The Plaid Apron, my friend Drew's restaurant in Sequoyah Hills, for some breakfast. I had the Eggs Benedict with baby eggplant in place of the Canadian bacon. Skipping meat on the Benedict meant I had to add a couple of strips of Benton's bacon. Bacon makes everything better!
Then it was off to the stylist for a hair cut and gossip, with extensive lawn mowing shortly thereafter. Such a waste of a cute hair style! Just four days ago, on my last day off, the grass was still dead, brown and crisp. Just three days of steady rain made it knee high and hard to cut.
A nap followed. Hey! It's my day off! I look forward to a nap all work week!
I awoke to the sound of thunder rumbling. It got closer and more furious very quickly, to the point where I considered taking shelter. But the electricity subsided and a nice, soaking rain followed. Glad I got the mowing done when I did!
I took inventory later around the yard to see how everything had enjoyed the recent weather. The sunflowers in the median garden are all in bloom. I was happy to see that they're multi-bloom varieties this year. You never know what you'll get with those assorted seeds sometimes. I especially like the bronze ones!
Out back, the limelight hydrangea continues to impress, and the Tuscarora Crepe Myrtle is going gangbusters. It was one of those trees that came home with me last year, poking out the sunroof. I have plans for more, maybe an allee of them down the walkway in the back.
And then, what I've been waiting for all week: An afternoon on the couch watching gardening videos and knitting lace. Apparently, Weftie enjoyed it, too. Who doesn't like a warm lap on a rainy day?
|Tencel shawl progress|