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Friday Round Up: Mixed Bag Edition

I don't know about you, but it seems like this has been a bit of a crazy week in BlogLand  Now, I can't really complain -- because my week has gone much, MUCH smoother than it has for some people I know.  And, while I might have had a broken air conditioner, at least I didn't have any snow.  And I haven't noticed any big, persistent woodland creatures in my birdseed (yet).  But.  I did spot some huge . . . HUGE. . . poison ivy in my neighbor's back yard. . . in an area way out behind their pool. . . where they never think to check.  It's nearing my fence.  I'm ready to do battle!

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Graduation plans are in full swing this week.  My mom visited on Wednesday, and we worked hard, putting Brian's scrapbook together.  It's still not quite finished. . . but almost!  

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I've also planned the menu for his graduation open house, and started gathering the supplies and equipment I need to pull this off!   Meanwhile, the newly-finished (former) high school student is enjoying just . . . hanging around.  Doing nothing!

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And. . . speaking of doing nothing. . . my bad knee acted up this week, relegating me to the couch with an ice pack (and maybe some wine. . . and some knitting. . . and an audio book. . .).  I broke down and got a cortisone injection yesterday, and things are improving.

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That quiet time did wonders for my current knitting project!  I am very close to finishing this little summer cardigan.  (Horribly written pattern, though.  Horrible.)

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And, in perhaps the biggest news of the week, I have purchased a new computer!  It's going to take me a while to shift everything over. . . but I'm really excited.  I have taken the plunge.  See?

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Now, before signing off for the Memorial Day weekend, take a look at what's happening in my garden.  Our summer-like weather has encouraged all kinds of blooms . . . and vegetable growth at a rate I can practically WATCH!

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Have a relaxingl Memorial Day weekend! 

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Your mother is slaving away and the boy is lounging?! I hope he was at least waiting on you hand and knee.

Love the garden photos!


Some of the pics didn't want to download. What I can see is super.

Hope your knee improves!

Have a great weekend.


Everything in your garden is romping away. we're so far behind you, partly due to the unusually cold weather.
Hope the knee improves quickly.
Woo hoo ! A Mac !


Congratulations and welcome to the walled garden! I was a PC/Windoze person for 22 years before I got a used Mac Mini. The only down side seems to be that there are fewer free programs (although, really, how many different versions of Solitaire does one person need?) and my library system's audiobook download software only runs on PCs. But I manage quite well nevertheless. Your new baby looks awesome! Love the huge screen and the flat keyboard!

Hope the knee behaves and stops giving your trouble, although anything that forces a person to sit, knit, and drink wine cannot be all bad ;-)


Lovely garden photos!

I hope your knee is behaving.

Have a lovely long weekend :)


Your garden is doing so well! We're still waiting for good weather to help ours along. Yay for the new computer!! Relax this weekend and let that knee heal a bit. You deserve some pampering.


Hooray for the iMac! Don't you just love it? And what a beautiful spring garden. Got pollen? We have a thick coating everywhere -- outside and in.

Lori on Little Traverse Bay

Oooh, I think you will love your iMac! (I do! Mine, that is...)

You're a little ahead of us in the gardening spectrum, but even so we are close behind. The warm weather is speeding up the blooms. I wonder what will be left come late August!? Well, enjoy it while it's here!

denise copeland

Your garden is gorgeous! And Guenivierre is darling - working through the pattern will be worth it.

I used Windows for many years. I love my Mac because I do not have to deal with the incredible numbers of viruses that were an every day reality for me while using Windows.

Sending healing thoughts for your knee!

Diana Troldahl

I hope your knee is feeling better. The garden is glorious. Even in my wild back yard the deep red peonies are budding, and I have two rose vines blooming.
I love your white peony photo, and is that white spiderwort? (just above the strawberry)

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