Sunday afternoon

My grandson Ethan is sleeping.  I have tuckered him right out, I believe.

I am taking care of him while my husband is at our son’s house helping him build a deck.  I remain deckless — but, hopefully not for long.

We have been blessed with some lovely weather for this long weekend, the last bit of summer, or should I say nearly the only bit of summer we’ve had in this province this year?  Ethan and I have made 3 trips to the park since I brought him home with me yesterday.  He loves to run, and just as his father was at that age, he is full and I mean FULL of energy.  What better way to let him use it up than walks to the park where he can run and play and climb to his little heart’s content.

Me, on the other hand, these walks and all this playing is taking a bit of a toll.  I woke up this morning with wonderful plans to weed the garden when Ethan went down for his nap, but what I’m actually going to do is go sit out in a lounge chair with my book once I get this short post done.  The sunshine is begging me to come out and soak it up.

I will not disappoint.

The garden centers are winding up the season and have all their perennials on sale, so yesterday I went and bought myself a lovely little hardy hydrangea.  I’ve been wanting one now for awhile, but recently read an article about varieties that are hardy for our neck of the woods.  After learning about the many varieties that can survive our winters I decided to take the plunge.  And, at $17.49 with a year’s guarantee I’d be crazy not to.  So, sometime this week I’ll get my new baby planted in.  Ooh, the excitement!

I’m telling you, I’m loving my new scheduling plan more and more.  It’s been a relaxing weekend of enjoying time with my grandson and not having to worry about laundry, or vacuuming or washing floors.  I’m actually looking forward to next week, so I can get even more ahead of the game.  I’m feeling some major writing time ahead.

Happy Labour Day weekend everyone!



  1. siggiofmaine said,

    September 4, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Love your post…sounds like a lovely time you are having with your grandson.
    And hydrangea’s…thanks for the reminder…I have to check on different colors I saw this summer…one a dark pink, one red a few white and some navy blue ones in a yard with some light blue ones nearby. I have some lovely cream to medium blue hydrangea’s. I never knew they came in so many colors. Some colors are because of the ph in the soil.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend…

    ☮ ♥ Siggi in Downeast Maine

    • Kathy Larson said,

      September 4, 2011 at 9:16 pm

      Thanks for dropping by Siggi — I wish I lived somewhere a little milder so that I could have those varieties — it just gets way to cold here. If I wanted to replant every year, treat them as annuals, I guess I could. Enjoy planting!

  2. souldipper said,

    September 4, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    A friend just gifted me with a bush today that I’ll be planting. I will have to go out (it’s dark right now) to get the name, but the leaves are the most exquisite deep burgundy while the wispy spring blossoms are the most sensuous pink. The bush takes my breath away – I had taken a photo of hers before I even knew she lived there!

    I really like hydrangea as well. Am awed by the different colours due to different soils. I know…simple things\simple minds! 🙂

    • klrs09 said,

      September 5, 2011 at 8:55 am

      You’ll have to post a picture of that bush — it sounds lovely. I’m always looking for ideas for my own garden. I’ve been lax in the picture taking of my yard this year — not enough sunny days and many of the plants didn’t flower as well as they normally do. Also, I lost quite a few things to winter-kill. But, I’m hopeful now for next Spring.

  3. September 5, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Wonderful: Ethan sounds like my Al: a hurricane but a loveable one 🙂 Love hydrangeas…..

    • klrs09 said,

      September 5, 2011 at 8:59 am

      He’s a handful — just like his father was. Has a temper and boy is he stubborn! But, that’s how I like them — full of spit and vinegar and not afraid to have fun.

  4. granny1947 said,

    September 7, 2011 at 6:57 am

    Sounds like a perfect weekend.
    Aren’t grandkids wonderful?
    Especially as you can give them back!

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