Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy May Day ..... Better Make that Mayday!

Rainy Day View from kitchen window

Mayday, Mayday... I've fallen behind again in my blogging.
Today is a nice rainy day. Great for the garden and great for catching up on indoor activities like laundry, cleaning AND Blogging. Of course I am starting here with my blog.
Housework be damned, the blog must go on!

Another Milestone...

I turned 51 a week ago and the persistent buggers at AARP still won't leave me alone. I am now getting monthly "Membership" offers but I refuse to take the bait. My pride is more important than a shiny card that enables special age-based discounts.

We celebrated my birthday with a dinner at a fancy restaurant that my hubby and I reserve for special occasions. This is the first time we took the whole family. Fortunately there was a children's menu for my younger two.

The oldest boy, age 13, gave us a preview of his growing teenage appetite when he ordered Salmon AND gourmet Pizza. There was a miscommunication with the server who brought Full-Size Portions when he thought he had ordered the Bar-Size Portions. The scary part was that Devon ate like a champ. He finished the Salmon entree and made a dent in the Pizza. We better start up a special Food Fund so we can afford to keep the kid fed.

Next birthday I'm thinking Wendy's!

Spring Recital

Alex and Colin had their Spring Piano Recital this week. I had hoped to have a new video camera for this occasion. I wasn't sure if I wanted a new camera with a high-def video function or simply a single-function video camera. I had decided on going with a simple video camera too late for my birthday but not for Mothers Day (hint, hint).

Colin performed first. He played The Russian Dance from The Nutcracker and a Medley of Disney Songs as a duet with his piano teacher. Unfortunately I put the camera on the wrong setting and I didn't get this on disk. I did however get Alex's performance. It is posted on YouTube.

Hopefully I will have a chance to get a do-over on the duet! With my new (yet to be bought) video camera!

Garden Report
My poor plants that I have started indoors are more than ready to be put into the garden. My Yellow Squash and Cucumber plants have already started to flower. This week we had two frosty mornings. Yesterday the daytime high was in the 80's with a nighttime low in the 60's. I am hoping that I can start getting these babies into the ground.

I am planting a few "overgrown seedlings" each day in hopes of minimizing any catastrophe. I am already getting salads with fresh onions and chives.

Love this time of year.

Porch plants ready for a garden burial

French Mesclan Garden Mix

Perennial Favorites - Chives

Well, I think I'm about caught up here and I have a few loads of laundry with my name on it.
Hope everyone is having a happy and productive weekend and great week ahead!


SurprisedMom said...

PLEASE don't say the "L" word! I have piles up to my eyebrows! However, I'm glad you decided to blog before doing that household chore. Your garden sounds like it's going to be paradise when you get through transplanting and planting.

Like you, I like this time of year. Unlike you, I don't have a green thumb. Good luck!

terri said...

Happy Birthday!

Your boys are so cute.

I haven't even thought about planting the garden yet. And starting plants indoors is out of the question, thanks to a cat who can't leave plants alone. I'm sure yours is going to be abundant!

Tara R. said...

Happy belated birthday!

I knew once my son started ordering off the adult menu, we would probably need to sell the house to keep him fed. Where do they put all that food?

Good luck with your garden, it looks like you already have a great start.

seashore subjects said...

Your yard is so beautiful! Here's hoping you get your camera for Mother's Day!!

WeaselMomma said...

Happy Belated Birthday!