Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Poppies are in Bloom Again

It's that time of year again! All of the plants are really doing well, and they are very happy for all of the rain that we've been getting. A few poppies opened up yesterday, but it seems that they doubled this morning. There are still a bunch to come, though, so I think we'll be enjoying them all week. Here are some other pictures from around the backyard. That is the hops plant that is growing up the clothesline pole. It's more than tripled in size since last year, so I actually think that we'll have to split it soon. We've had sunshine for five days in a row this week, so Mom and I have really been working on hanging laundry out on the lines. Isn't it beautiful when they are so full?!

Dad's been gone on his fishing trip since Thursday. We heard from him once, but he's due home later today some time. We girls have been busy having fun while he's been off on vacation. We spent Thursday down in Columbus. Mom had a follow-up appointment down there, and we met Aunt Darlene for breakfast. Believe it or not, we hadn't seen her in seven years! She brought pictures of her grandchildren --- they are some of the most beautiful children ever. We also went to some stores (they have Whole Foods down there!) and out for pizza, so we didn't get home until nine.

On Friday, we went out garage sale-ing and then down to see Buddy and Kay. We were only going to stay an "hour or two". Well, guess what?! We stayed seven hours. That meant that we didn't even leave their house until nine, so it was another late night. Fun though. I love visiting with them.

We went to a couple more garage sales yesterday, and I was able to mow the lawn. It's been up in the eighties and sunny, so I even got some sunburn. Hmm. We're all a bit tired today, so it's been an easy afternoon. Our DVDs of the Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy films, Naughty Marietta and Sweethearts, arrived earlier this week, and Lizzy and I are dying to see them. It's the first time that any of their movies have been fixed up and released on disc.

We were also thrilled that our "Royal Wedding" postage stamps (in the form of a presentation pack) came in the mail. They're really cool. We were also able to get some photo-filled magazines with all of the pictures from the wedding day. Hooray! Here's hoping that the DVD and the music album arrive in the near future.

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