thanks for reminding us. We do fly the flag over this weekend, now, the only thing is we have to remove our aruba flag to fly the american flag. Yes, we are flying the aruba flag....
Plans for our weekend include planting $250 worth of the 6 pack of flowers, having a cookout in the center of our cul de sac with a bonfire, marshmellows, the whole bit, and washing down our pool and outdoor furniture. We may even take the cover off the pool and start the filter. I have been looking forward to this weekend for a long time.
Have a great weekend everyone, and Yes, fly your flags.
The stars and stripes will be flying high and proud. What a pleasure to see this message posted here for those of us in the United States.
Not to bore anyone but I'm working on a new story called MacMillan Judge, Privateer. This one takes place mostly off the Barbary Coast in 1815 involves the ransom of an enslaved daughter of a Philadelphia merchant but.... and here's the good part.... at the almost end, our man, MacMillan Judge, sails to an island the Spanish once called Isla Unitil, that is the "Useless Island." But we all know better, that this place is a priceless gem.
Enjoy the holiday everyone and please remember the real reason for this day.
Our family (dd is "forced" to watch) honors Memorial Day with remembrance through: National Memorial Day Concert on PBS Sunday, May 25, 8:00pm Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna host the annual tribute to America's military personnel, featuring singers Gladys Knight, Sarah Brightman, Idina Menzel, Rodney Atkins and John Schneider, and the National Symphony Orchestra under Erich Kunzel.
For some fun stuff, hanging out cooling off, going to be mid- 80's today, in the hot tub which is a lovely 86 degrees, while working on that pre-Aruba tan and catching up on some reading. As long as the thunderstorms hold off, we'll be grilling each night accompanied by my declicious homemade salads!
we dug up 9 hostas from our yard in waltham and brought them up here to waterville.
separated them and planted some along the front walk.
other perennials that we have planted here are tons of "silver mound".
planted 9 hydrangea plants/bushes yesterday and added in a handful of carpenters nails (the oxidation-rustation will cause the hyrdanga flowers to turn blue)
we have a few rose bushes to dig up and bring with us in early july.
also too planted 5 window boxes of impatiens and vinca and 2 large pots, one with a patio tomato plant and the other with grape tomato plant. (large containers each holding 40 lbs of soil) those are decorating our front steps, the only area that gets full sun.
we have an old iron post of what looks to be an old clothesline in the far corner of the yard. today we are going to plant and hang 2 upside down tomato plants fro the cross rail of the post. (google it)
my niece has had much success growing upside down tomatoes.
today, off to buy a flagpole at home depot. unsure where we'll mount it though.
happy long wknd and first unofficial weekend of summer!