Tuesday, May 31, 2011

{Virtual Coffee} 2

Good morning! 
 (Although by the time I finish this post, it will be afternoon, I'm sure.  And you know what, I don't like coffee in the afternoon.  I only like it-- love it, need it-- in the morning.  How about you?)

Memorial Day--
honoring those who have served for our country
   I hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day weekend with friends and family (and for those of you in the UK, hope you had a nice long Bank Holiday weekend).  We had a great weekend.  Lots of time spent outside, both in our yard and at the pool club-- with beautiful weather.  We spent time with my husband's side of the family on Saturday and mine on Monday.  The kids were thrilled to see all of their cousins.  Lots of good, fresh food. and in the evening, we sipped wine outside on our front patio.

   We did have some new visitors this week:
Ring-necked snake hatchlings
   Sadly, there were three total-- but the two you see in the photo were crushed (not too badly-- no blood) by the garage door.  The other one slithered away.
   The ferns have grown from fiddleheads just a few weeks ago to lush and full:

   I love ferns.  And they have been growing on the earth since the time of dinosaurs-- did you know that?

   And after working on some small sewing projects this weekend, my suspicion has been confirmed:  the time has come for me to need a pair of these in order to read or do detail work:

my very first pair of bifocals, purchased at WalMart

   Wishing everyone a great week ahead!  After the long holiday weekend, I am going to have to keep reminding myself which day of the week it actually is because it feels like Monday, but its actually Tuesday.  (Does that happen to you to?)

Carpe diem!



The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Welcome to the reading glasses club! Find some funky ones and wear them proudly, I say! I hope those snakes aren't poisonous...I almost prefer to find them...er...squashed. Sunshine on a holiday weekend, what more can you ask for?!

Dawn said...

i love that pin :)
snakes?! eek! so sorry they were crushed though... even though i am not a fan, i wuold have rathered them slither of into never-never land!!

{Amy} said...

eeeeek. we have a lot of little snakes in our area and i just hate walking across the yard and being scared by them. if they would just stay where i couldn't see them it would be fine : )

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

I used to wear reading glasses (mostly for driving and watching movies in the theatre, and sitting in lectures), but funnily enough, since I got to Thailand I barely wear them. I probably would have difficulty adjusting to them by now! But, still, I liked my glasses. I hope you like yours too!

Poor baby snakes. While I prefer them far, far away from me, it is a little sad to see that.

Sorry I'm late for Virtual Coffee - was out of town. Hope you had a good week!

Brooke said...

Yes - I don't like coffee in the afternoon either... I like it - NEEED it in the morning ;D And I am afraid the glasses thing is bound to happen to us all. I have needed mine since college!