Monday, April 28, 2014

Photos from our weekend

Zap! It's Monday morning! Just like that.
Hello, friends. I hope this Monday morning finds you well and happy. My weekend recap doesn't include a quad ride in the desert, or a road trip of any kind. It doesn't include new recipes tried or sights seen around our city. What I do have are photos taken around our house, and a quick run down of a weekend gone by too quickly...


My weekend began Friday night with dinner and a concert with Carrie and our friend, Kristin. We saw Eric Hutchinson and danced and sang the night away - super fun!

The weather man promised us rain on Saturday but, as usual, didn't follow through on his promise. Instead it was super windy all day, and our temps cooled down a bit. It was nice to feel a cool breeze one more time before our weather heats up and stays hot for the duration of the summer.

Carrie bought a new car Saturday afternoon and asked me to come along for moral support. That girl has some mad negotiation skills, let me tell you. She got a great deal on a car, and Doug and I are both happy to know she's in a vehicle that will be more reliable than the one she's been driving these past few years.

 Remember that beautiful sea of poppies in our front yard?


Well, poppy season is officially over and Doug started working on pulling spent poppies from our front yard last week. I offered a helping hand yesterday, and pulled a small section compared to his efforts. Good news is that our front yard is back to a sea of rocks {"desert landscaping"} and looks nice and tidy now. {Thanks, Douglas!!!}

My mom always hated Sunday afternoons/evenings. She hated the thought that the weekend was over and she didn't like switching gears and getting back into work-mode. I felt that way yesterday afternoon, and I knew I needed some time in my crafting space to feed my soul...

I played with some watercolors and fabric and made more of a mess than anything, but it was awesome just the same.

{fabric Arizona map shapes for card fronts}
 
And now we stand at the threshold of a brand new week. I have a Team Teal post ready for tomorrow in honor of my mom's birthday, and I've yet to come up with a blogging idea for Thursday which is the birth date of yours truly. :o]

So here I go - off to take on the week ahead - happy for the self-inflicted shot in the arm reminding me that this is my birth week! The song in my heart is the birthday tune...

Enjoy your week, my friends!
See you tomorrow...

10 comments:

Susi said...

It's pouring rain here at the moment, I'd love to send some your way. :)
Sunday afternoons are peaceful at my house but the thought of the work week does creep in once in awhile. Has to be done so...
Loving those fabric Arizona maps.
Have a good week and enjoy the days leading up to your Birthday.

Helen Philipps said...

Loved reading about your sunny, breezy weekend! I have been working in my garden too, weeding and planting and cutting the box hedging....it has been sunny and windy and got quite warm for the UK!I liked seeing your crafty desk and bright colours. I hope your week goes well.
Helen xox

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Love the little Arizona state maps. Please send some sunshine. I'll gladly trade you a good downpour!

PS Word verification is my son's name. Spooky!

Sian said...

Interesting little rock face in that plant photo. I've scrolled back up to look at him a couple of times, he keeps pulling me back

I hope your birthday week is a good one

debs14 said...

Oh yes, that awful Sunday evening, got to go back to work tomorrow feeling. I know exactly what you mean!
Hope you have a fab birthday week x

scrappyjacky said...

I love those bright,sunny Arizona colours.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love Eric Hutchinson. His music always makes me happy. I'm with your mom on Sunday afternoons, mainly because Clara always seems to leave a mountain of homework to be done then.On the upside, I usually have a Sunday night TV show I like (it was Flipper, Lassie and Wonderful World of Disney when I was a kid). Now its either Mad Men or The Walking Dead.
Rinda

Amy said...

The years are flying by ... just seems like last week that it was the start of May! I have finished your quilt square and will have it sent sometime this week ....

Karen said...

Sunday evenings were the worst when I was teaching. As soon as dinner was over, I knew I had a long stretch at my desk to get ready for the next week. It took awhile before I got to the point where I didn't think about it any more! Have a great birthday week!

Gail said...

I had to smile when you said it was the end of poppy season down there, up here we barely have the leaves above ground.

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