gone missing/ miscellaneous happenings

I know I haven’t been here much lately. It’s been busy! I am now the mother of a college graduate!!! Yeah me! well, and congrats to Eleanor, yah, yah, yah (hehe). The house is full with everybody home for just a few more days. Having everybody home makes for appointments, messes, commotion, and projects.
Eleanor is working on a bag based on this one. Among other things.
The grass has been mowed and I turned the compost- which is actually one of my favorite things to do… weird, eh? I’ve been trying to get some gardening done, but I haven’t put in nearly as much time as I need to. My very own tree peony is blooming now. It only last about a week max, doesn’t bloom every year, but is so beautiful when it does. This was from last week-


and the weekend-


Now it is all raggedy looking. It actually lasted longer then usual because of the cool wet weather. This week and through the weekend I hope to get some plant dividing done, my tender plants (dahlias, salvia, canna) into the garden, and summer seeds planted (nasturtium, flowering vines). Memorial Day is the traditional safe from frost date in this area. Last Friday, temperatures in the 40’s, this Friday is suppose to be around 90!

Another silly project- when I saw Meatcake making the rounds in the blog world, I knew we had to make one while Julian was home. Last nights’ dinner-



It was delicious! After turning the compost though, I was sort of too tired to really get into the decorating. Maybe next time.

7 thoughts on “gone missing/ miscellaneous happenings

  1. That meatcake looks like a beautiful brocade fabric! I don’t know what is more beautiful, your dinner or that peony!

  2. Congratulations on your graduate! Mine is doing the big transfer from community college to “real” college (away from home) this fall. I’ll finally have a work room! I am also having internal gardening/crafting battles. Scary weather!

  3. i second that comment about the compost. one of my fav things to do on a cold winter day is to go over to the compost and lift off some layers, watch the steam rise and take a big sniff spring.

    portland maine

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