Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Preparations!

I'm getting ready for Easter dinner. My 22 year old daughter announced that she is bringing her boyfriend for dinner. Since we have never met him I'm considering this a big deal! So, I'm calling together some of the family to help interrogate him, er I mean provide pleasant dinner conversation.

I love hyacinths at Easter and have yet to get one, so today during my lunch hour I'm running to the greenhouse about 7 miles from work where I know they have some. Since the weather is going to be nice this weekend I'm thinking it would be nice to have the urn planted that is on my front porch....and the porch furniture should be on the porch and, oh golly, I really need to scrub the porch first, not to mention food preparation, grocery shopping, working full time and all the other things that are involved in Easter dinner.

So, the rest of my week will be non-stop busy! Anyone else got big plans for this weekend?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

First Day of Spring

Yesterday was the first day of spring and the weather here in PA was beautiful so it put me in the mood for some hyacinths and off I went in search of some. I went to a lovely shop in a town about a half hour from me because every year at about Philadelphia Flower Show time they have a beautiful display of some sort, so instead of a day at the Flower Show, I soak up some spring at the Mifflinburg Farm Home Store (ok, I forget the name of it, but I know where it is). Most of the floor space was taken up by the lovely display and although there were hyacinths blooming in the display, there were none for sale. I thought I'd try another more local shop and forgot to stop on my way home, so this week for sure, I'll be looking for hyacinths again.

Next to the check out was this lovely basket of herbs with a bunny, some cute carrots and Easter Eggs. I loved the display but it cost $60 and since herbs don't do well in low light and it is another month or two until we can actually plant outside I decided to pass and not even try to replicate it in my own basket.

I did some more shopping and had a great day, even met my sister and neice for dinner.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Thinking about....

another project. This year for Christmas my husband gave me a nice big flat screen plasma TV and I decided to put it in the living room so I can watch it and enjoy the gas fireplace at the same time. Since I have been spending a lot of time in this room all winter I have been thinking about repainting and some changes in there. This past weekend I painted one of the walls and now I'm living with it and looking at it at different times of day to see if I like it. The color I picked is "pink".... that may seem a bit odd to some of you, but then quite a few of my blog readers most likely already have a pink living room and wouldn't find pink to be odd at all.....

I wasn't sure I would like pink with the brick in the fireplace, but I actually think the pink looks just fine with the brick.....what do you think? Here is the pink and the "before" yellow.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring is in the Air!

Today the sun is shining and it is almost warm.... my bulbs have dared to stick their little shoots up! It is supposed to warm up to about 50 this week... I may even wash my car and shave my legs. One of my dogs is wanting to be outside all the time, so that is another pretty convincing sign of spring. I still haven't seen any robins yet but I wouldn't be surprised if this is the week they come back to PA.

What are the signs of spring in your area that you are noticing?