Monday, June 30, 2014

Gratitude - Day 172-181 , June 21-30, 2014

Back in the swing of things after 10 days of off-schedule life, and feeling more blessed than ever!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Gratitude - Day 167-169 - June 16-18, 2014

These last three days I've been lazing about the house, wandering kind of aimlessly around town, and generally just chilling.  When the cat's away, the mouse gets lazy.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Gratitude - Day 166 - June 15, 2014

On Father's Day, and on every day, I'm so grateful for my Dad. 

What's Blooming? June 15, 2014

Welcome to our yard and garden, and Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there.   Thought I'd give an overview of what's blooming in the garden today. Come along as we walk around the yard!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Gratitude - Day 165 - June 14, 2014

I had the honor to sing today with my Carolina Harmony Chorus for the Komen Race for the Cure here in Raleigh.  

Gratitude - Day 164 - June 13, 2014

Glad to have my husband home from work today.  

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

How to Divide Irises

The home we moved into last year was blessed with many large clumps of German Bearded Irises.  So many, in fact, that I think there may actually be too many.   At least, in comparison to what other types of plants there are here, which is pretty much nothing besides lots of foundation shrubs.

Gratitude - Day 161 - June 10, 2014

I'm grateful today for the life I'm living.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Gratitude - Day 160 - June 9, 2014

A couple of weeks ago when I was in Maryland, I had the opportunity to give back to my good friend who always lets me stay at her home on these trips, by doing some spring gardening for her.  

Gratitude - Day 157-159 - June 6-8, 2014

Had a wonderful weekend in Maryland rehearsing with my quartet, Lustre.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Artwork of Iron & Wood

I found this pretty iron and wood artwork at Michael's last week, and picked it up.  I'm a sucker for scrollwork pieces, and I've been looking for some large wall pieces for our new home for quite some time.   So when I saw this one for 50% off, I went for it.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Gratitude - Day 155 - June 4, 2014

Spent a good chunk of today at the neighborhood pool, lounging and relaxing.  Not a bad way to spend the afternoon.

Gratitude - Day 154 - June 3, 2014

(posted a day late... as usual!)

Last night my husband and I met for dinner in downtown Raleigh for a mini date night. We've decided that Tuesdays are perfect for this, because on Tuesdays he's coming home at dinner time and I'm headed into Raleigh at dinner time. So rather than try to squeeze in a short dinner at home, we'll just meet up in town somewhere for dinner out.   It's a chance to try out new restaurants and have a nice meal out on a regular basis.  Why this took nine months for us to figure out, I'm not sure.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Gratitude - Day 153 - June 2, 2014

(posted a day late)

The weather continues to be stellar here in Raleigh.  And for that, I'm very, very grateful!

Gratitude - Day 152 - June 1, 2014

(posted a few days late)

What a gorgeous day!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

A Visit to Logan Trading Company

Last week I took the opportunity to go to a new-to-me garden center in the heart of Raleigh, Logan Trading Company.   This great center is built on an old train platform and depot, and has lots and lots of wonderful plants and other garden must-haves.  I shared it's Wild Bird Center with you a few days ago, so today I'll take you around the rest of the place.