Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Mama was right!

Mama would not appreciate my posting a picture of her in her house dress. But she looks beautiful, doesn't she?



Mama always said, "however your Monday starts off, that's how your whole week will be". I believe her!

On Monday, Poppy had to be in a company meeting in Durham. He rode with his boss. Around noon I drove to Durham and spent a little time with Shelby. Then Shelby and I drove to pick up Poppy at 4:00. 

Mama would say, "I just despise to have to go somewhere on Monday. It ruins the whole week".

Tuesday, Poppy was off work. We drove to Henderson to pick up prescriptions and buy a few groceries. Arrived back home to chaos all day! Ever have a day when everything gets on your nerves? :(

Crazy as yesterday was, I managed somehow to get the Stargazer Lilies planted. Nine bulbs. Last summer I
fell in love with this big beautiful lily that bloomed in the back yard...



Can't wait to see nine more blooming this summer!

Now this morning, Eli has an appointment with the groomer. Out and about again...I dropped him off around 8:30 and went on to Walmart for the things we didn't get yesterday!



Funny Eli! Six months ago I had to beg and plead to get him in the back seat of the car. Even used the old carrot on a stick method...except ham instead of a carrot! Now he gets his leash on, hears the words "bye bye" and he jumps from the top step on the front porch with me hanging on and drags me to the car. 



It is finally beginning to look like spring here...


The rose bushes have new growth...



and a flowering quince blooming for the first time...





and now the weather people are saying the temperature could drop down to 28 degrees Saturday night. This is the end of March in North Carolina, for goodness sake!

Oh my. Better get busy. The groomer will be calling for me to pick up Eli soon...and I still need to vacuum. Thank you. I appreciate you all so much!

Love,
Henny


25 comments:

  1. I guess if sweet Eli has been to the groomer, your vacuuming efforts may last a little longer!
    That Lily is a welcome spot of beauty.

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    1. Vacuuming is the main reason Eli went to see the groomer. I've worn out my vacuum cleaner since Eli has been with us! All that long whit hair! : )

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  2. Those Lily's will make a splendid show of colour in the summer months. A truly beautiful photo of your Mama...

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    1. Thank you. Hope all the lilies come up and bloom.

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  3. I think you've just identified a bush we have, and don't know the name of...flowering quince!
    Jane x

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    1. Oh good. They are really pretty and one of the first to bloom in spring.

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  4. Don't you find that some weeks are like that, you just seem to be on the go all the time, and seem to accomplish next to nothing at home, although you are vacuuming and got your beautiful lilies planted!

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    1. Absolutely! I don't feel like I've accomplished anything this week!

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  5. Wow I love the flowering quince I need a red color bush in my yard. My yellow bells and shirt button bush is blooming. I hope that it does not get that cold this week. Happy that you got to spend some time with Aunt Shelby.
    Love you

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    1. I have always wanted a flowering Quince but could not get one to grow. This one looks like it might live...if I could get all that monkey grass away from it. Love you Vicki

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  6. I'm sure the new leaves and green grass would make your day.

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely flower picture and of course the picture of Eli riding in your car.

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    1. Oh I do hope the cold weather we've got coming won't kill the flower buds.

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  8. You have spring!! It snowed here today:(

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    1. Good grief! Snow again? I can't imagine it getting down to 28 here again! Hope it won't kill all the spring growth.

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  9. Everytime I read your blog I think of my Eli, he is my hubs of nearly 41 years and his hair grows like crazy, when you post your Eli is getting a grooming, I know it is time for my hubs Eli to get a haricut, he loves to go and get all fussed over at this barber shop no ladies allowd..Your Eli looks adorable and I get a kick he knows to get to the car as fast as he can..My hubs says in the morning need a hair cut darling...Your blog is just wonderful, love the references to your Mother, she is a looker for sure and her words of wisdom are sorely appreciated..what a lovely lady, you are like her in so many ways, Happy Spring, Happy easter and Happy Passover too, ciao....

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    1. Oh I do appreciate your comment. Your Eli sounds special. I love that he says to you, "need a hair cut darling". I do miss my Mother. Not a day passes that I don't think about something she used to say. Happy spring and Easter and Passover to you too. : )

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  10. Your jonquils are lovely! I am enjoying the few days of spring we have had (not the storms). I like busy days, every now and then, but much prefer not to have to get out and about day after day...I think I am becoming a semi-hermit (and loving it a bit too much!) LOL!

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  11. Thank you. I'm with you on becoming a hermit. I wonder if I would ever leave the house if I didn't have to! : )

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  12. I love looking through old pictures and I agree, that is a very beautiful picture of your mom. That lily from last summer is stunning. I can see why you planted even more this time around... :)

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  13. Your flowers are so bright and wonderful as I am still looking out at a white world here in Minnesota. I do hope the 28 degree temps miss you and your flowers. I love your mama's sayings. They remind me of my grandma.

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  14. What great pictures! It really DOES look like Spring at your place. I'm so jealous! Hope spring continues to come your way!!!

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