Sunday, September 02, 2007

Oh, Lazy Day!

Yesterday, we hiked in Acadia, shopped for the weekend groceries and did a few chores around the house. Today, we anticipated having a lazy day. Well, how one describes a "lazy day" is different for everyone!
Spike seems to have it down to a fine science!

I got up this morning and immediately made a list of things I really wanted to accomplish today. Some things simply had to be done like watering the plants and yard, but others were things that I personally, needed to have done to feel as though I had not wasted my day.

The list:

- Wash and hang 2 loads of laundry out to dry (it's a great day - sunshine and breezy)
- Bake Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Bread (dying bananas in the fruit bowl)
- Water lawn (.04 of an inch of rain last night did not cut it)
- Paint the pickle jars in the garage
- Water and fertilize the barrels at the top of the drive
- Finish the socks I had begun knitting earlier in the week
- Check airline prices for a visit to H's Mom (yikes! really expensive, will check again later)
- Cook brown rice for later in the week

I'm happy to report, that with the exception of painting the pickle jars, I have crossed everything off my list! So much for having a lazy day!
Yum! The banana blueberry oatmeal bread is delish! Between that and the brown rice, the house smells wonderful!

The laundry is dry, folded, and put away - well, almost.

The socks are finished and very comfy!
The Mandevilla vine is looking great! Too bad I'll have to cut it back and bring it in the house soon.

Why is it that all the flowers are at their very best for such a short time?The fountain plantings are so full right now. I will bring the rosemary in before any really hard freezes. They are pretty good up to about 28 degrees.

And, so much for my lazy day! Life is good.


Zoey said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me.

I love when I can stay home all day and get little things done. I always get a nice feeling of accomplshment at the end of the day.

LostRoses said...

Hi Giddy, I was thinking about trying to keep my Mandeville over the winter too. This is the first year I've had one. How far will you cut yours back and then how do you treat it in the house? Good light...or let it go dormant, or what? I'm sure I'll be sorry later but I guess it's worth a try!

Sandy said...

Will you post a shot of the pickle jars when they are done, please? Sounds like a full day to me, but all stuff that I would enjoy doing.

Sissy said...

I think those are the coolest sox I have ever seen, Giddy!! It is so awesome you knit sox!!

Kerri said...

Oh I envy you that hike in Acadia! I'm visiting occasionally vicariously through your pictures and descriptions, which is better than nothing...but how I'd love to really go there again! Hopefully one day.
As Zoey said, it does sound like a perfect day. Your bread looks delicious. Zucchini bread is on my to do list. The socks are snazzy!!! I'm having to water too. We badly need rain again.
It's sad to think our flowers will be done soon. The season is so short. I guess that makes us really appreciate them, right?

kris said...

You accomplished a lot today! I like the socks. And your mandevilla is gorgeous - mine was very disappointing this year. So it's nice that I can enjoy yours - thanks! That bread looks very yummy! And a walk in Acadia - yeah, sounds perfect!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Giddy~ I haven't been by for a while...too long! I can see you've been busy this summer.
I'll try not to wander away and get lost for so long again.