Sunday, June 15, 2014


It's been raining this past week.  Every day.  Day after day.  You know what happens when it rains don't you?  The grass grows.  And grows and grows.

I got out the weed whacker and an hour later it looked like this:

I still have to pull up the weeds around the gazing ball and there is a LOT of work to do to get everything cleaned up, but it's a start.  I can do only a little at a time because of the pinched nerves in my back.  But it will get there.  And you will go on the journey with me in pictures.

But there are some flowers in the yard.  My lilies have bloomed and they are beautiful.

And there are still a few roses.  There would be more if I pruned them.  *Sigh*

Joe's son, DJ, just called to wish him a Happy Father's Day.  That is so nice of him since he is so busy with work and a sick wife.  He's a good son to Joe.

The last time I saw my dad alive and awake was on Father's Day 1999.  Four days later he died of liver cancer.  Father's Day is not a happy day for me.

Well, anyway my post on Thursday was my 1,000th post.  Can you believe it?  I sure can't.  I had no idea I would still be blogging years later.  So in honor of my 1,000 posts I am having a give away.  What am I giving away?  I'm so glad you asked.

These two summer plates with crabs and coral.  So cute!

Watermelon scented candles (smells so good) and a fish shaped candle holder.  Just right for the summer.

And a daffodil flower pot.  Isn't this pretty?
 How do you win all this you ask?  I'm so glad you did!  All you have to do is leave a comment saying you want to be entered in the contest.  If you don't want to enter, that's fine too.  Just leave your comment and say "don't enter me."  But I hope you will enter because I would love to send these things to one of my friends.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  It's the beginning of another week at work and this week we start with our new summer hours.  No more Fishtown Fridays and no more working Saturdays until September.  Nice!

I made a special dinner for Joe:  barbecued chicken, rice and asparagus.  So good.

Well, I'm going to go for now.  Bedtime calls.  Until later....

Sunday's weather:
High:  83 degrees
Low:  64 degrees
Sunrise:  5:31 a.m.
Sunset:  8:31 p.m.
15 hours of daylight!


  1. Love the lilies! They are gorgeous! Our red roses are the same as yours,though our yellow ones
    are doing pretty good. The rain sure does make things grow. I'm not looking forward to the heat/humidity predicted for this week.Not a big fan of it.
    You did a good job in the yard. I keep forgetting how much 'yard' you have till I see it.Every little bit
    counts! Have a wonderful day!

    1. Thanks, Debbie. Wait till you see them in person. I love my lilies. My roses would look better and come back if I pruned them the way I should be doing.

  2. Absolutely LOVE those lilies, they are my favorite flower. I wouldn't mind having a whole field of them at my house!

    Sorry to hear about your dad's passing right after Father's Day. It's a tough day for anyone who has lost a Father but due to the timing, I'm sure it's especially hard for you. Prayers for you my friend.

    Oh and Yes, PLEASE enter me in that fabulous giveaway!!!!

    1. Oh, I know. I love my lilies too. I hope the pink ones bloom this year. They always bloom after the orange ones for some reason.

      You are entered in the giveaway!

  3. That blue globe looks wonderful.

  4. Tried to blog a comment but it wouldn't let me. Good pictures but glad they're in your yard not mine. I'm a cement girl. Yes please enter me in your give away.

    1. I took your comment off of facebook and added it here so I wouldn't forget. You're entered!

  5. Your lilies are so pretty, love your blog also! Please enter me in your giveaway.. Have a great day!

  6. Ok, I found your post about the giveaway. Didn't read alot yesterday evening since I sign off computer earlier so I don't stay up late. I need to trim my roses. Lilies are lovely. There's one I saw while Phil and I were walking yesterday. Two colors, dark pink then off white, almost striped....nice. yes, enter me into your drawing, I did say that in the other post. Hugs!

    1. I have pink lilies too and I hope they open up this year. You are entered in the giveaway!

  7. Kathy:enter me in your giveaway for the daffodil flower pot...I LOVE IT! ;)

  8. Your lilies are so gorgeous! They are such a beautiful bright color! And I love your sweet may pretty things that I would enjoy! Please enter me my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

    1. Thanks Diane. You are entered!

    2. Hi Kathy, your lilies and roses are beautiful. And the apple pie I saw in another post, wow! Like a bakery, perfect! What a sweet giveaway, and congrats on 1000 posts. Please enter me. xo

    3. I'm blushing with the compliment on my pie. Thank you.

      You are now entered in the giveaway!


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