Monday, May 3, 2010

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days

Updates from the weekend:

Saturday, rushed to work with heart in throat, replaced peonies in some centerpieces, changed water, talked to flowers sweetly. Did a million other arrangements, baby showers, bridal showers, dinner parties, you name it. Drank a lot of water, wrapped bouquets with ribbon, packed bouquets, threatened driver's life if so much as a petal dropped from wedding flowers. Then sent him out in 90 degree heat with fragile branches of double cherry and those peonies. A series of misadventures followed but nobody saw us sweat. Well, maybe they saw him sweat, but not a bloom was lost. There are no pictures, there is no evidence.

Sunday, 90 degrees and high humidity. While German Girl mowed lawn and edged beds, I lay around our hot house drinking copious amounts of iced green tea and lemonade and reading. that was it. Oh, and I took 2 showers. I was good for zip. Nada. Zero.

Monday, Very, very strict with myself. Housecleaning and laundry. NO blogging. I mean I peaked at a few new postings whenever I finished a room, but then I left the computer alone, just walk away from that computer, I told myself. Then lunch with friends, a little shopping, coffees and talking. Home, prepped dinner, took a few shots of the garden ( see above). Next wedding I'll use my own peonies, lavender and garden roses, thank you very much.

Whew, feel much better now that I've gotten all that out of my head. I am now free to peruse your blogs and see what you've been up to!


  1. oh my lord! What a day woman. You work hard. Saturday was a nail biter for me too. Bomb scare in Times Sq didn't help.

  2. 90 degree heat and cherry blossom?

    You are a braver woman than I.

  3. Your summer is wonderful! Busy, busy girl and still time to take some beautiful photos.

  4. You didn't even mention the humidity. If it's bad here, I know it's bad there, too. Gorgeous flowers! Glad the wedding worked out, but never had a doubt.

  5. Yup, sometimes you just have to step away from the computer! Blogging is SO time-consuming (but so much fun!) Luckily I have a husband who is as much of a computer geek as I am, we just chill side by side with our laptops!

  6. Denise, You would never know from the beautiful flowers and the pictures from your wedding that you had a moments worry. That's the ole don't let them see you sweat thing, right?

    Miss Pickering, braver or stupider?

    Julienne, Sunday it felt like it had arrived! Today we're back to a beautiful spring.

    Webb, OMG the humidity. Dripping. Today is beautiful here, hope it's the same for you.

    Shari, Lucky you, I share one with my partner and even blogging can't usurp the importance of writing a paper or studying for an exam. Need another laptop. great idea!

  7. I'm tired just reading this! And hot! lol

  8. So pleased it all went well - goodness 90 degree heat??!!! Your garden looks fab. - you deserved the break on Sunday completely! x