Monday, July 11, 2011
some monday in july
what a glorious morning! i got to shut the a/c off after a few nonstop days, which always makes me feel better...i did finally have to break down and water the garden yesterday, i cannot believe i'm saying this, but i really think we need a bit of rain. in any case, things look pretty fab, garden-wise, except for the various pests and diseases that seem to be attaching themselves to my plants: blossom end rot, powdery mildew and squash borers, so far. :(
i went shopping in my usual whirlwind style on friday. got some new curtains for the living room, 'cause the old orange ones were faded and falling apart. these are kinda grandma (even for me) but were new in the package from pier one, lined, and were going for $3 a panel. they were marked $45 per panel, and they match the couch that i kind of don't like, either :) ha. good enough for now. ps. see that little chair in the corner? that is my next little 'project'...
then, i got a wild hair and went to world market (actually went there for coffee to make rani's 'concoction' and saw a cute little bistro table that i had admired in the spring for $99. i decided to totally overfill my back patio and get it for half that price. now, i can drink my morning coffee in a more civilized way, i guess. to be honest, i'll probably never use it, but i will admire the pretty :) oh. i have to restain the chairs, which i have had for awhile. more for the to-do list....
here is my favorite new plant of the season. it's called a hyacinth bean, and apparently grows huge. the flowers are an insanely beautiful sweet-pea like blossom. supposedly, it gets big purple pods on it at the end of the season, and is a self-sowing annual (a favorite thing). i am thinking of covering the back side of my new fence with it, if it holds up to all i have read about it.
then, spent part of saturday with carey. we realized we are bad shoppers, but that we really don't care. i did run into a cute bird for my long-empty bird cage ;) he makes me happy.
schwew. ready to have a great week! be blessed everyone!
Posted by bobbione8y at 6:02 AM