Friday, May 27, 2011
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I have completely lost my stitching mojo and I am hoping to get it back in a couple of weeks. Right now I just don't have time to stitch or when I have some time I have been reading. Since I don't have any stitching to share, I thought I would show you my flowers on the terrace and the front balcony. Planting flowers takes lots of time. I had to go to three nursery's to find everything I needed. We love the flower boxes in England with lots of flowers and plants flowing over. I think this years boxes will be beautiful when they fill in a bit more. I cram in the plants. The boxes on the terrace each have 14 plants per box.
In my free time, I have been reading. I read The Secret Holocaust Diary which was very sad and interesting. It was a free or nearly free book on Kindle. I also read The Static of the Spheres which is a novella and also free but this one was not even worth reading for free. I subscribe to the Random House Book Club newsletter and about once a year they send me a free book. Last week they sent me The Passage by Justin Cronin. It is really good. I would have never have bought this book because it was overpriced on Kindle and did not have enough star to justify the price but I am enjoying the first 100 pages or so. If I continue to like it I will look at other things Justin has written so it was worth their time and money to send me this book. I am also reading Executive Privilege on Kindle and IPad.
Speaking of IPad...What a cool toy!! No reason in the world to own one other than to play on the Internet and with the Apple Aps but it sure kills time. I can keep up with all your blogs while I am on vacation. How cool is that?
Saturday is the Soldier Field 10k which my husband and friends are running in. Later in the day people will be over for a BBQ. Sunday is our condo planting flowers in the common areas and then our neighbor is having his 40th birthday party. Finally, Monday is a trip to my SIL's for another BBQ and a neighborhood parade. Between all of this I have to get ready for my vacation because every night next week is busy. Just crazy!
Enjoy the long weekend with your family, friends, books, and loads of stitching.