Sunday, April 7, 2019

Quick Update - It is SPRINGTIME

What a beautiful Harbinger of Spring !  I patiently wait for this Forsythia plant to bloom each and every spring and especially this year following the historic winter weather .  I was on my way out to the garden and got side tracked and decided it was a priority to write a brief post .  It has been a while since I have stopped and updated my blog .  THE GARDEN IS ALIVE !
White Hydrangea .
 White Hollyhocks .
White "New Dawn" Climbing Rose .
 Lavender Lilac .
Outdoor Maintenance continues with successfully unplugging blockage in drain pipe .
During the recent past heavy rains the water flowed briskly down and out this drain .  Hooray for me and my success !
And - - - some random cooking .  Honey-Mustard Brussels Sprouts. The mustard and soy sauce give it just the right amount of tang .
Old fashioned Scalloped Potatoes .  As usual, very good .
White Beans with Bacon and Herbs .  Really good, especially with Pork Chops .
Now - are you ready for this ?   A little repair-replacement of some CAR PARTS .   The rear view mirror on my 1998 Chrysler Sebring Convertible had become very blurry and difficult to see clearly and the support lifts for the trunk lid were no longer holding the lid open .  Not good to have the lid fall on my head !!!

Can you see the buttons on my shirt popping off !!  I have to admit that I am quite proud of myself .      I guess it is true that "When there is a Will, there is a WAY .  Internet shopping and all for less than $150.00 .  Labor priceless !!!

If you are a blogger,  you know there is no such thing as a quick post .  Even after almost ten years I have not discovered a way to "quickly post" .

The sun is bright and I am on my way out to the garden .

Have yourself a Wonderful Day .



  1. Absolutely LOVE forsythia and hollyhocks!! So excited for yours and everything else you’ve got popping up around your yard! I wish I had the motivation I once did to cook all the beautiful food you prepared. Bet it tasted as scrumptious as it looks! As always, you do such marvelous work keeping after things that need replacement or repair. Definitely something to feel proud of having accomplished! Good for you!

  2. The photo of the Japanese Wisteria is stunning! Good for you for handling the car repairs yourself. As always your meals look so delicious. Glad to see you back to blogging-I appreciate the effort it takes and always look forward to reading about your latest adventures.


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