Wednesday, May 4, 2016

It has been so long....

I can't believe it has been two months since I did a post. Time is flying by. So let me fill you in on what is going on in my Country Nest. First of all we have a wedding in two and a half weeks. My oldest son is getting married. He is marrying a girl who is perfect for him and you can feel the love! He has been home and I hope he never deploys again. I love  my country, but I love my son more and three times is too much. I do know of others who have been more and God bless them and keep them safe. It is a huge sacrifice for the whole family. I am thankful for all the service men and woman who keep us safe,

Our Garden Club has it's annual plant sale this weekend and there is lots of behind the scenes work that needed to be done. I have never met such a great group of women all with a similar interests. I have made signs, potted up plants and enjoyed great conversations. I have been in Garden Club for about eight years and have learned so much. I want to take the Master Gardener course. I hope to do this next year.

So the new living room set came in and I love it. It is a simple plain fabric. Except for  the accent chair and footstool. It is a bold print with charcoal, caramel and mocha brown colors. We got a couple matching pillows too. Bassett design it yourself allowed us to get a couch and love seat of similar style to our old one.  No sooner did we get the new furniture and the washing machine died. Then we went out for the new washer and dryer. I didn't think I wanted them, but they are really nice. A lot has changed in 13 years. Then with all the windy days our fence around the pool needed new posts so that got done too. It has been busy for sure.

The best news of all is Spring is unfurling the leaves on the trees and there is a warm earthy smell to
the air. I love the renewal phase. Pulling out the garden furniture and pots for planting. Buying lots of pretty flowers and planting a garden.  The temps need to come up a bit, but we are having a week of soft gentle rain which will bring the plants and leaves out. I smells so pretty.

My other news is that I am going in for knee replacement surgery. I have injured it several times and there are complications that need to be addressed. I will be going in after the wedding to get this done. Maybe in my downtime I will have more time to post. Get ready for the flower pictures.

My potting bench got a new coat of paint.

Canna waiting for warmer temps

The Hosta that has been in the pot in the dark shed. Love how it looks with out seeing daylight.

Lots of Basil and Parsley

Canna opening.

I was happy to have a solid couch after so many years with a floral print.

The bold (for me) chair I mentioned. Featured with Fluffy.

My Dahlias ready to plant. 

Fluffy loves to photo bomb.