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The Rain…Falls Mainly in May

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We’ve had about 3 weeks of wet weather around here.  The plants (and weeds) are loving it, and we’re loving it because it’s keeping our newly-spread mulch matted to the ground when the wind blows.  But despite the soggy ground, I think it’s time for a little spring garden tour of the backyard plants!  (No big picture shots yet – the big picture isn’t pretty yet!)Plants are thriving left and right.  A division of a pink phlox last fall was a dubious contender for survival….but it’s alive (above)!  The lilies that got munched into nothingness last year are also cheerfully growing into neat little clumps so far this spring.  Divisions borrowed from my mom’s garden late last summer are also doing great – some Autumn Joy sedum (the one in the photo is protected from basketballs by an obelisk) a HUGE lily that looks like something tropical, and some monarda (“Bee Balm”) are doing fabulous.  The Karl Foersters are doing great, too.Casualties of transplanting and/or winter include those coupl…

A Little Surprise

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Hello blog buddies!  Yet again, I must apologize for my rather slow posting these last few weeks.  As I’ve said before, I haven’t really gotten much done around here.  Ok, in six weeks, I haven’t really gotten *anything* done.  Yeesh.  But this time, I’m going to pull my bestaceexcuse out of my sleeve (and no, it’s not “sheer laziness” or even “vacation”….)Actually…I’m pregnant   (Sounds so weird to me…!)We found out in March that we’re expecting our first baby, and boy (or girl), it’s been kicking my patootie.I had no idea “morning sickness” (what a misnomer) could last all day.  Or that I would be starving hungry *constantly*….but that nothing would ever sound or look good to eat.  Or that all I would want to do is lie around.But ANYHOO!  We will officially enter the second trimester tomorrow (whoop!!), and I’ve been feeling much better and more energetic for about two weeks now.So now the fun begins!  Not only can we catch up on lots of things house-related, but of course, baby fun…

A Spring Break

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So I’m just full of excuses lately, aren’t I?  The last 8 days or so was a good one, though.  And Shamu agrees, so there.Last year, we planned to take a weeklong vacation to Florida that never seemed to get any traction.  Maybe it was because of work….an unwillingness to commit to dates…or the fact that we decided to jump headfirst into the bathroom renovation (ummm…bingo?) but as a result, a vacation was of high priority this year.  April seemed like a good time to avoid the school spring breaks and the hot summer weather in Florida.  Plus, we were both starting to feel burned out at work.To save some moolah, we arranged to stay with a cousin near Orlando (and his lovely family).  We rented a car for a week and tooled back and forth to Orlando, Cocoa Beach, and the surrounding areas.  We also enjoyed, and marveled at, our “private” pool during the day and the gorgeously landscaped bug-proof enclosure it was in.  I’ve never seen anything like that, and it was so nice!Other adventures …

Quick Note

Where in the world is Carmen San Diego?

Actually, I'm not sure where she is......but I can tell you where we've been for the last eight days!

FLORIDA!  On vacation, enjoying Sea World, Universal Studios, the ocean, and the beautiful warm weather!

Gotta run though...more to come later...