Wednesday, May 27, 2009

" Day Late And A Dollar Short "

I was going to post this yesterday but got carried away with my work. This is very usual for me!
Can someone please identify this lovely flower for me? It was one that was given to me by one of my lady friends that I used to workout with. It had already bloomed last year when she gave it to me so I couldn't identify it in any books from the library. This is the first time it has bloomed for me. Very pretty, but would like to know what it is.

After dropping Katie off at school this morning (only two more days) I went right to work back in the yard. I still have quite a few weeds to pull. But I'm almost there! As I cleaned up the garage a bit, I pulled out the old metal chairs and gave them all a hosing down.

Now if I can only find the time to repaint them all! Something I was supposed to do last week when I was sick. Maybe they'll get done and maybe they won't !

Changes are coming soon. I am going to redo my blog this weekend. I found everything that I want to have on it and almost gave it a try myself but I still get a little nervous about it. I'm so afraid of clicking on the wrong thing and poof, it's gone. My Katie knows how to do it. I told her yesterday that I would give her five dollars if she would do it for me. At first she was all for it. Then when she discovered that it wouldn't work the super fast way that she wanted to do it, she told me to just forget it and I could wait for Ginny to do it. So I took my five bucks back!
I did manage to get one of the chairs painted before it started to rain yesterday. Hurray for me! If it's rain free today perhaps another?

Katie is starting to get excited about graduation. Katie rarely shows her emotions, but I can see it. They aren't doing anymore work in school and are just watching movies and goofing around. I told her that this last week of school she is basically just a money maker for the school district from the state! But she is having fun. And I do remember those last days of eighth grade and how cool we all felt! Only to be quickly demoted from this feeling the first day of freshman year! Things are very different now. Katie's class can basically wear what they want to graduation as long as it falls within the dress code guide lines. Katie will be wearing a casual black dress with white polka dots over black leggings. I'm sorry, I think that they call them something else now but I can't think of what it is. With that she will be wearing her converse shoes. I wore, in 1972, a very, very floral mini dress with white patent leather baby doll shoes! When I look at the pictures I can't help but laugh as my feet looked huge in comparison to my twig like legs under my blue graduation gown! I only weighed 95 lbs. I don't know what happened!

Today is Katie's last full day. Her class gets out early tomorrow. I am praying that I have the energy to keep up with the weekend and especially Saturday. We are all going out to eat after the graduation on Saturday and then coming back to our house for cake. Kate has invited 5 friends over to spend the night and of coarse our family will be here along with a few old friends of Ginny's that are in town visiting. I am very fortunate to have a husband that is very helpful and I will be relieved and happy to see him. He should be home tonight. He doesn't know that the girls are spending the night yet! All six teens! Oh well, hope daddy's in a good mood.

Today I have just a few things to do in the house and I am pretty much done. I am going to meet a friend for lunch today that I worked with years ago. It will be a nice time out from the work.


Anonymous said...

Hello! :)

Diana said...

Hi Paul, Thanks for stopping by!

Eileen said...

Wow! You got a lot done!
And I love your metal lawn chairs!
And you know me, I think they are perfect the way they are, I don't think you need to bring a paintbrush anywhere near them!
What color have you chosen to paint them? Did I miss that in your post? I'll have to reread it.

Such an exciting time for Katie, I remember my eighth grade graduation well, and those last few glorious days, it was a wonderful feeling! I wore a white lace dress that my Aunt Florence had made for me (not really mini, but short, that was in 1968!), and I too was SKINNY, five-foot-eight and ninety-five pounds! Where did that girl go??

Thanks for bringing back the nice memories! Great post!

Enjoy your special upcoming event!
Enjoy your family!

Blessings each day said...

My friend Mimi would know the name of those flowers...hmm...maybe I can print them out on my printer before prayer group this morning.

You have so much excitement going careful not to overdo, Diana, we need you hardy and whole!
But do enjoy it all!



Diana said...

Oh Eileen Katie is so embarrassed that I found these perfectly good metal chairs in the garbage. While they still look good in the picture, some of them are really rusty.I painted them a hammered bronze. And you must have been super skinny as you have six inches on me!

Wanda said...

Your flowers are SPIDERWORTS...odd name I know...they grow wild in my woods and are easily Marcy says Diana take care...and enjoy the weekend coming up!!!

Diana said...

Spiderwort? Imagine that. Thank you Wanda!

Wanda said...

You are welcomed Diana!

Eileen said...

Diana, you couldn't have picked a more perfect color for your lawn chairs! Hammered Bronze, I love it!

And I have to laugh at you saying Katie was embarrassed! You know, one day she may turn out to be just like you and I and come to appreciate the 'finer' things in life! I wasn't always this way!

Why are you changing your blog? Just in the mood for something new?
Me too!
But I think I'll wait until the Fall, I kind of like my roses and pale colors for summer.

Linda Higgins said...

Wow you had a very busy busy weekend! Mine was so....boreing in comparison! I do miss the comotion of having children around all the time. I really do! it just keeps you young I think! Looks like the weather cooperated for you too this weekend. I am too chicken to try anything new with my blog...I need to print everything out and start putting it in a book so that when BLOG crashes....hehehheheh I will have saved the memories!

Bernie said...

Diana, I really enjoyed your blog today. I too have thought many times to change the look of my blog but am afraid I will loose everything I have worked so hard to have. I only wish I had a young one close by to help me. It's okay though as no matter how it looks I love keeping in contact with my blogger friends.
I had to laugh at Katy, she really marches to her own drum and one day you will be really happy about that....not one to follow but to lead.
Graduation memories, decriptions of what you both are wearing, the girls coming over and hubby coming home....I am so happy for you.
Please don't over due Diana, we all love you in Blog World and would miss your post if got sick.
Take care my friend and enjoy your busy and full life.....:-) Hugs

Eileen said...

I know you're so busy getting ready today, and I'm sure your day is emotion-filled!
But I just wanted to stop in to say I'm thinking about you and wishing you all the best! Enjoy this wonderful time in your daughter's life and in yours!
I'll be 'talking' to you again next week!

Brenda said...

Wish i knew the name of your flowers. I will have to keep looking and see if you get your answer.

I wore a mini dress to my first job interview in 1971 and got the job. What was I thinking?

Brenda said...

Hi Diana,
I just read your nice comment on my blog. I did want to clear up one thing though. The pictures are not my home. We stayed at a Bed & Breakfast, owned and operated by a man by the name of Harley. The pictures are his home--where we stayed. It is very sweet--like a step back in time.

Blessings each day said...

Had to drop in again to let you know you are missed!

Just letting you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers for having a super wonderful week-end of celebrating and being with family!!

Looking forward to hearing all about it too!!

Blessings and hugs,