"Outside a dog a book is man's best friend, inside a dog it is too dark to read!" -Groucho Marx========="The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -Jane Austen========="I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book."-JK Rowling========"I spend a lot of time reading." -Bill Gates=========“Ahhh. Bed, book, kitten, sandwich. All one needed in life, really.” -Jacqueline Kelly=========

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sunday Salon...Mother's Day!

A few of the plants and flowers we will be putting into containers today.
Happy Mother's Day.  My husband takes me to my favorite nursery every year for Mother's Day and we buy plants for all our deck containers and pots.  Then he helps me fill them when we get home. The pictures are some of the flowers we bought.  Today, after church, we go to work planting them.

Remodeling Update:  we got all but two of our boxes unpacked. I put up decorations and pictures. It feels like our home again.

Weather today... Sunny and warm. It is supposed to be a lovely day in the Pac NW. I think I'll request a quick spin in the convertible for a Mother's Day gift.

I'm still reading: The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman. Book One of the Klaatu Diskos trilogy. About his work Hautman says, "I've been thinking about this trilogy my whole life. when I was a teen, this is what I wanted to read---sci-fi, adventure, the past, the future, and a mind-bending mystery all in one." -from the book jacket
I'm listening to: Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. I am entranced by the reading of this audiobook. This is next month's book club selection.

Book finished this week:  All my completed books this week were quick reads that I found when I was moving around my library.
  • Casey at the Bat by Ernest Thayer, illustrated by Joe Morse
  • Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison.
  • God Went to Beauty School by Cynthia Rylant.
Scripture lesson in church: Micah 6:8 "He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God."

I'm praying for: Gary, who has a lung infection that has kept him unwell for months.

Around the house: Planting flowers in my containers and pots on my deck and driveway.

From the kitchen: Apple pancakes for breakfast Saturday.

Memorable event of the week: Dinner out with friends last night. We laughed and talked for hours.

A favorite quote this week: "A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary." ---Dorothy Canfield Fisher



  1. Wow, sounds like a wonderful day. Shopping for plants is wonderful.

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful day.


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