photo taken by suzanne * May 25, 2011
Today marks the first day of summer, I guess, for most of us. But, here, in Texas, we have already experienced a sample of what's to come. We've been graced with 104 degree temperatures, and no rain...until last nite. And down it came. I'm not sure how much we got, but I woke up at 3:30 am and walked thru the house looking out the windows and marveling at the sight and sound of it. I wasn't even mad about it, or gumping that it would only give me a bad hair day-I could suffer ONE day of spaghetti hair for the stuff that was coming down out there! You see the pink roses in the vase above? Well, they thanked the nite of fresh rain and bliss-now, maybe I'll get a few more of them. And it seems as tho I will still enjoy a cup of hot coffee, even in the hot Texas summer!
One of my favorite blogmates, Susan, who hails from Australia, of 'this n that', also enjoys a great cup of coffee. She and her husband, "MD", create their own coffee designs at 'Coffee Art'. You will find both of her blogs on my sidebar... easy to get to! Or...you can click on her blog button that is located on my sidebard with the beautiful bird that chirps "this n that" and go directly to her blog. Susan generously sent me a blog award the other day for my garden blog, and, I would like to give her a proper thanks! This blog is young yet, and I have far to go, but I am grateful for the followers and readers who have stopped by.
Thank You Susan!
AND, upon receiving one of these awards, you're supposed to reveal 7? things about yourself that may not be well known...like what, I ask? Don't we all know enough? OK, OK, I'll try!
1.) You already know, I save the best for last...that means what? It's kind of like, "Give me the bad news first!" But one thing, is food. I love salad, and will only eat a small portion early on. Then I eat the rest of my meal, and treat the salad as a desert. I think a lot of people do that, tho. And of gift giving, I save the best gift to give for last-not unusual either...hmmm!
2.) I like 1950's and 1960's rock n roll music...Tommy James and the Shondells, The Temptations, The Animals, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, James Brown, Otis Redding, and any of them who could do music I could dance to. Anyone remember the Stroll?
3.) I go barefoot a lot, wear t-shirts and jeans, and sometimes go bra-less (shhh! too much info?) Nothing to see here!
4.) I swear, I'm running out of things- I "swear"? Ok, I, too, am guilty of under-my-breath cursings! Especially when I am cut off by SOMEONE TALKING ON A CELL PHONE, WHO SWERVES TOWARD ME ON THE STREET!" But, I have made it a habit of doing so without moving my lips until the culprit has passed and cannot READ MY LIPS!
5.) I am lefthanded. Does this mean I'm in my right mind?
6.) I love to watch classic car shows and auctions on TV. And I watch a show called "Chasing Classic Cars" where this guy will go almost anywhere to buy an old 'woody', or something unusual. Most of the time he takes them to an auction, or actually has a client who wants purchase the auto.
7.) And, I do like to design and print greeting cards, calendars, and other items like business cards and flyers.
Phew! Is that over? Thank You again, Susan!
So, without further adieu, I will move on. I tried to put a poll on this evening, but the gadget bar would not accept my closing date, or any other date for that matter. Never fear, I will try again later, or tomorrow. In the meantime, I am working on a new garden story and beginning to recuperate from my ghastly cold!
Thanks to all who have stopped by...HI MOM!
"What dreadful hot weather we have!
It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance."