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Friday, April 18, 2008

Sweet Weekend Wishes

Hello dear friends. Happy Friday! The sun is shining and it is so warm outside. To paraphrase our dear Manuela's recent comment, "Spring may well be over here already!" Here too I am afraid! It is almost hot outside in the sun! I have begun the rather arduous task of de-Wintering the backyard garden and my poor joints and back feel every hour of it. you feel sorry for me yet? No? Aw gee...okay. I am not the most deliriously happy gardener by nature but I like it to look lovely and to be able to be IN it so, work on it is necessary! Spring has been here such a short time but those pesky weeds and grasses- that grow where we do not wish them to- have been hard at work making MY life miserable! Feel sorry for me yet? Still no? I do so wish to get planting soon. Some day lilies, more phlox, black eyed Susie Qs and some cone flowers. I am so sorry that I have been a terrible blogging friend and blog *poster* this week. My nephew has needed me, there were oh so many things to be done here and we had out of town company! In short, life got busy! One precious moment...I received a most wonderful package from our lovely Mary at Dear Little Red House. Oh Mary! I just love it all so much. I will post photos soon. Mary is one of the best blog writers and photographers and please! If you have yet to stop by the Little Red House, do so soon! It is a pleasure! I will be visiting you all this weekend and into next week. I keep you in my thoughts, prayers and heart always. Enjoy your weekend and may it be a sweet one for you all.
Love and Hugs, Susie Q


Rosemary said...

Hi Susie,
I hear you on the garden thing. It's not an easy job.
You have a wonderful weekend!
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Cherdecor said...

It is a beautiful day here in Lancaster County today as well. I have spent some time outside with the electric trimmers. If we don't keep these bushes under control, I fear they will take over!

It does a person good to get outside and flex those muscles! UGH! and double UGH!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Don't forget to stretch out those gardening muscles before you begin! :-)

Have a weekend full of sunshine! Rosie

The Barber Bunch said...

Have a great weekend too!


CIELO said...

Every body is changing the look of their blog... and your is springly! come and celebrate spring at the house in the roses for its "Dessert Festival… come and participate. It promises to be FANTASTIC!!!


Holly (Nickname) said...

Hi SuzieQ~
Stopping in to say Hi and see how things are. Gardening is such a task but so well worth the results!!! I am looking forward to seeing your garden, but most especially, your Black eyed SuzieQ's!
xxxooo, Ruth

Mary Isabella said...

I think your header is magnificently beautiful......

Donna said...

Love your header Susie.

As for the gardening ~ just take your time and enjoy.

Have a great weekend!

Gillian said...

Oh man I love phlox...I plant tons and tons of it...and the black eyed susans!!! They make excellent cut flowers!!! Enjoy your weekend, your blog is looking rather lovely these days Q!

Sheila said...

Sounds like you're doing the same kind of things I've been doing - getting the yard and lawn back in order after the long, hard winter. We're starting to have some beautiful spring days here as well. Today we all went to the park (me, Lisa, and 3 little ones) and it was so nice to be able to be out in the nice weather!
Enjoy your weekend too!

Simply Heart And Home said...


I hope you have a lovely and relaxing weekend. God bless you


Meggie said...

While the warm weather is most welcomed, I feel quite overwhelmed by all the yard work that needs to be done. But, it always gets done....eventually! We can ache in harmony, SusieQ

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Susie!
I was just looking at all of the weeds in my little garden. We went to Lowes today and looked at plants. Last year at this time I had planted some tomato plants and darned if a majot freeze did happen! So this year, as much as I want to get into the garden and plant I am forcing myself to wait another week or two...

Janet said...


I wish you lived closer, I am cleaning out the gardens and have way too many daylilies and a ton of Black Eyed Susie Qs.


the feathered nest said...

I'll feel sorry for you if you'll feel sorry for me! :-) Ugh! Those weeds and the onion grass are in all my beds! I don't spray but I'm seriously thinking about it this year cause the thought of having to pull all those weeds is just too much. I do think spring is just about over - it's been in the 80's and I've had the AC on already! It's going to be another hot summer (hopefully not hot AND dry).


Mary said...

Oh Sue, I'm so glad you like it! I am LOVING all your spring photos -- soooo beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful (and not too arduous) weekend in the garden!

Rue said...

I have to do the same thing and de-winterize our garden. I used to hate gardening when I was younger, but I've found that it's relaxing now. Watering the flowers especially :)

Have a beautiful weekend my friend!

Tammy said...

My containers are just waiting for plantings, but I'm waiting for May 1 just like all the other "good" Ohioans...LOL!

Sorry I've not been around in a while. I'm feeling better now!

Love ♥ Hugs!!

Susie said...

Hi Susie Q!!
It felt almost summery here earlier this week, but we're back to more spring like weather. We enjoy a nice back yard, garden and patio, but it truly takes the work.
I'm sure yours is lovely!!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

You are a hoot! So glad I happened upon your blog (blog rolls are the greatest thing since sliced bread!!)
"I'll be back" as my Governator says!


FHL said...

I have to agree with your outdoor it to look nice, but ugh...

Truth be told I think my poor hubby is going to be frazzled soon- he is desperately losing the WAR of the Dandelions. They seem indestructible this year! Don't tell him, but J, who loves picking them, is secretly rejoicing over this ;)

Pamela said...

I should have worked in the yard today. Instead I went for a long walk -- and saw a pair of Osprey, one with a fish in its claws.

And then decided to catch up on blogs.

wendster said...

Maybe I need an INDOOR garden so I can stay in practice year round?
Oh wait. .. I don't even HAVE an outdoor garden! Tristan was too young when we moved in ... and now I am just trying to think of what to put where.

Hope you enjoyed your company! Good luck to your nephew with whatever it was he was needing you for.

And yes, I DO feel for you and your achy achies.

smilnsigh said...

"I am not the most deliriously happy gardener by nature..."

-giggles- Same here. I'm not thrilled with digging and etc. Glad my husband loves to garden, though.

I'm more into keeping things neat-ish, in the back area. Trying to, that is.


Gretchen said...

I'd feel sorry for you, but my yard is covered with snow and hail and... ;) Actually, allergy sufferer that I am, this is not a bad few days. Still, I'd trade it for some "almost hot" weather. I hope your joints and muscles heal quickly and that your yard shapes up to be the sanctuary you want it to be for late spring and summer.

IMHO, we need not apologize (though I do it too :) ) for lack of blogging. It is understood that we all have very full lives, and I applaud you for being there for your family when they need you, rather than blogging about it. I've been super busy recently, too. But we (bloggers) all understand--and those of us who don't get it aren't necessarily folks I want to visit.

You rock, Susie Q! xxxooogretchen

Andi said...

I certainly understand about being busy. I hate to admit that my posting and visiting blogs and leaving comments has taken a back seat to other things in my life right now.

I so enjoyed your earlier post about your lovely daughter Grace. She's such a beauty!

Love and hugs to you dear friend.


Honest to Ya~Ya said...

I've got new digs, come see me sometime ♥


Cottage Contessa said...

Hiya Sue sweetie! Have a wonderful week playing in the garden under that delicious Spring sunshine! Then pop some pain killers for those aching muscles!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Brenda Kula said...

Spring is indeed a wonderful, exciting time of year. My tulips have already folded here in East Texas, and other flowers have taken their place. Roses are blooming. Herbs and mint are fragrant. I guess I don't feel sorry for anyone who gets the joyous chance to spend time in a garden. It is heaven on earth.