Saturday, August 12, 2017

Not As Planned

Sometimes things don't turn out quite as you expect them to . . .


Thursday, August 3, 2017


I feel like I am doing a lot of waiting and waiting is something I've never been very good at.  

I'm waiting for the weather to cool down.  We've been in the upper 90's and lower 100's for ages.  

I'm waiting for vacation later this month when we go to the Oregon Coast, Columbia River Gorge, and then to the Olympic Peninsula. 

I'm waiting for my hair to be long enough I can pull it into a ponytail (albeit a tiny one).

I'm waiting got my giant sunflowers to bloom.

Today we bought the additional warranty for the wheelie house.  I usually don't think extended warranties are a very good idea but in this case I suspect it will be.  Besides we can cancel at any time and get a refund on the unused portion.

Tomorrow is our long run day.  It's going to be HOT - again.  



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sunny Blooms

I'm anxiously awaiting some blooms from my giants but in the meantime the other ones (about 4-5 feet tall) are starting to bloom.

This is my first "nontraditional color" to bloom.

Many of the plants have multi blooms on them.  Last year I only had 1 bloom per plant.

I suspect the many sunflowers I have coming up in the flower beds looks a bit out of place.  But they brought me so much joy last year that I don't care lol!


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Hairy Post

Here's a picture that shows how the perm looks since it settled down.  You can't tell very well but the top did not curl as much as the rest. I coaxed the curl with mousse. This might be due to the size of the rod, I'm not sure.  Anyway, I really like it and will get another one to maintain the ease of  (literally) wash and wear hair.  I really am low maintenance lol!

We just made the last of our reservations for the Pacific Northwest next month.  We will go to the Oregon Coast to meet our BAR pals, then go to the Columbia River Gorge, then onto Washington where we will see Bob's brother and another Blogville pal.  We're really looking forward to it!


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Can't Wait

We are in our 5th day of triple digit temperatures.  Tomorrow has been promised to be a 6th day.  I am spending a lot of time thinking about the Oregon Coast next month!  In the meantime . . .

I have 2 that have bloomed (neither are the giant sunflowers). 

I can't wait!


Monday, July 3, 2017

Will Joy Return?

The sunflower on this blog is the one I grew last year that I named "Joy".  She measured about 12" across.  I really enjoyed my sunflowers though I didn't have many, just a few in the front yard and about 6 in the backyard (that didn't do really well).  I enjoyed them so much that I planted more this year.  All over the front yard in fact! They are supposed to be giants but some of them look like they are getting heads on them so we'll see.  

FYI - That is Murphy's Barking Window