Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A nice rain and a pitiful lunch...

Hi, all....
for all the warm wishes for Mr. Sweet's birthday and our anniversary.
We shared a grand day with each other and with our family.

I've been working around inside the Summer House 
because it's been waaay too windy to work outside...where I'd really LIKE to be.

I am so ready to play with my potting bench...

this is the way it looked 3 years ago, before

but that pretty red has faded and I have the beautiful red spray paint to bring her back to life...

if only the
West Texas
winds would work with me.....

So, in the meantime, I've been
inside the Summer House
                                                                 and that's all I can do for now.

I've enjoyed many new flowers and plants inside that I'll move outside a little later.

These were for our 56th anniversary.
 ♥ ♥ ♥
 Today the wind settled a bit and....

We loved loved loved every single drop and it's still cloudy
so we are hoping for more rain thru the night.

I haven't  been cooking a lot lately....

Pretty pitiful lunch, hu.....


  1. The lunch looks yummy! I eat too much! lol I bought some buttermilk at the store today so you know I have biscuits on the menu this week! Hugs!

  2. Hi BJ I spy Pecans in that fruit salad... Never thought to add nuts amd Pecans are my favorite nut. Love all your Spring flowers you were gifted for your 56th anniversary.

  3. Love your red potting bench
    and all your spring plantings . . .
    Looking springy and wonderful!

  4. I went out and bought a cast iron oven-proof skillet and all the "fixins" for making a German pancake with your recipe. Now all I need is a quiet evening with no other demands on my time to give it a whirl! I'll keep you posted!

  5. Your summer house is such a pretty place with the pots and plants. Happy 56th! (belated)

  6. Beautiful flowers! Glad you had a great day! Love your red potting bench. Looks like you are ready for Spring!

    Have a great week!


  7. Your flowers are wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
    The fruit salad is such a summer touch...
    Have a nice day

  8. We had a freeze recently which is strange for April. Probably killed a lot of plants

  9. Bright and cheerful as always despite the wind. Thanks for sharing. Today I am thankful for sunshine and the promise of climbing temps.

  10. BJ, I am with you I can hardly wait to get outside. Here it has been more the cold than the wind keeping us from working outside.... In fact the weather people are hinting more snow could be on the way later this week.

    God bless.

  11. I have been watching about the weather! Hope it all gets better and you can get the spray-paint can going:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  12. BJ, I love your plants and I have been wanting out to play too. We should be able to finish my pansies by this weekend. Spring has been fickle this year. Hope your son is still recovering nicely. He's in my prayers. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  13. Love the potted plants out along your fence. That lunch looks good to me!

  14. Not pitiful! It looks delicious!

    So there!!!!



  15. I should grow some Texas Bluebonnets here since I love them so much. We've got high winds and on and off rain. So no planting yet, but soon!

  16. It has been windy here also and we got rain almost 2 inches day before yesterday. It is cloudy and they say we may get more rain today. Your lunch looks good. Love your plants. Hope the wind stops so you can get out and spray paint your potting table. Prayers are still with your son. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  17. Lovely puttering. I don't think lunch looks so bad. A little yellow/orange but I bet it tasted good.
    It's raining here today. I nice little soaking rain. 'Cept I was on my way out to Big Lots for Blue for the patio and the ACE next door for a can of Blue spray paint and it's too wet. I would definately melt!
    Thanks for sharing your day. Hope the rest of your week is Blessed.

  18. What a great potting bench, love the red. I really like your gift, you will sure enjoy it when the weather turns nice.
    Nothing ever comes out of your kitchen using the term "pitiful" and I think it's a delicious lunch.
    Continue to take care, full blown cooking will be back soon enough…….

  19. Love the potting bench...that is just what we need. I don't have a window that would work for bulbs...but I sure appreciate yours! The bulbs are certainly lovely!

  20. I think buttered noodles and fruit salad sound pretty yummy. I love the potting bench, BJ. Your plants are wonderful. It got so cold and rainy here-weird weather in Texas!

  21. Arranging the summer house is lovely! one day at a time, BJ!

  22. You have such a wonderful area to plant and I really liked your bright colored pot on the patio/pool area. - That lunch looked good to me.

  23. First, happy 56th anniversary, love your potting bench and your patio looks great to sit and rest a while.

  24. Oh such color and vitality! And that lunch looks mighty good to me. Happy 56th Anniversary!

  25. Your new plants looks so nice.
    Happy Anniversary!

  26. Beautiful plants - and belated congrats on 56 years - wow - what an accomplishment! Your lunch looks as delicious as everything you prepare!!

  27. BJ,
    I'd take your (delicious) pitiful lunch
    and your rainy day. . .any day, dear friend!


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