I am a lover of horticulture, gardening and the environment. At age 8, I sent away for a package of Zinnia seeds for 10 cents and I've been hooked ever since. After 25 years of being self-employed, I retired. That only lasted 4 years and I now work in a water conservation program: I buy grass from homeowners who are willing to convert to desert landscaping and lose that thirsty green stuff. I pursue what interests me and you can blame my sister for getting me into this blogging thing.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

What did you do on Sunday?

As long as I've been married, I've been a messy housekeeper. So I invite people over when my house needs cleaning. That's because I would be embarrassed if the house was dirty when I had company. I know, it's weird, what can I be thinking? That's just the way I am.

Well, I invited my girlfriends over for a swim. This place was a flurry of activity from about 6AM on. Almost everything is dusted or swept or mopped. There are no dishes in the dish rack and the sink is clean. The patio was swept and the pool was sparkling by 10:30 in the morning. Wow, this place looks good.

Now my friends love to come here but feel they have to bring lunch. Who am I to argue? It's great that I don't have to cook too. Usually it's something from the deli at the supermarket but today we had Trader Joe's crab cakes and breaded tilapia. We had fresh fruit salad, hummous, pico de gallo, guacamole and cookies. It was a feast. And I was really proud of the yard, my water lilies were blooming in the pond, the chaste tree was glorious and all the flowers were blooming. This is when I enjoy my garden. I don't feel as if I have to go and pick weeds when I'm admiring it. I can show it off to friends and just appreciate how the plants have matured.

My friend Grace doesn't know how to swim. So friend Bob, Jann's husband, gave her a swimming lesson. He's good, he had her kicking and splashing and swimming in no time. And I don't think he minded being the only guy among 6 women. Most of the husband's stay home but they're welcome anytime. I think the girls just like their gab time though.


Blogger Motherkitty said...

You and the girlfriends look great and look as if you are having a wonderful time. I wish I could be there for your next pool party. I'm sure your yard is glorious knowing how much work you put into it.

We spent our Sunday buying more bulbs and plants and getting them in the ground. Now I'm almost too sore to walk.

June 05, 2006 4:20 AM  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Your pool looks so inviting and you girls look like you are having a great time. Your yard in bloom must look magnificent right now and I'm sure your friends were Ooooing and Aweing at everything.

You sound like you had a feast and I love fresh fruit salad and also guacamole(sp??).

Having seen part of your gardens, house and pool it sounds like you life in your own garden of eden.

June 05, 2006 4:57 PM  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

"life" was supposed to be "live"....SORRY

June 05, 2006 4:59 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

Looks like BOB is happy as a lark.
Terrific picture.

The more I read your blog, the mosr I am impressed with how you are living your life. Good for you.

June 06, 2006 6:05 AM  
Blogger Alipurr said...

sounds like so much fun, good food, too

June 06, 2006 12:10 PM  
Blogger oopseedaisee said...

Hi, here via garden Views. Gary sent me over. Your garden is fabulous, and what nice photos you take.
What did I do today? We were just getting in the pool on a clear blue sky day. Then the wind whipped up and brought clouds and a thunderstorm. A few minutes later it was clear again. Thank goodness my plants weren't too bashed up.

June 12, 2006 12:23 AM  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Just wanted to stop in and say, "HELLO."

June 12, 2006 3:11 AM  
Blogger bornfool said...

I love your pool! The next time I'm near Vegas I'll stop by for a visit. I'll give you warning so you can clean. :)

June 14, 2006 8:21 AM  

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