Rain! And the rest of the week…

Well the Memorial Day Weekend came and went without much notice.  Dare I say I’m not overly excited nor disappointed by this.  Well, aside from the missed opportunity to shop.  The pool parties, barbecues, pyrotechnics on the beach are fun and I do look forward to them, however, I also don’t miss them as it’s always as much of a brouhaha than a good time.

Tropical Storm/Depression Beryl is in town and today brings lots of rain.  I don’t mind really as I love a rainy afternoon.  The cats mind it much more than I do as there is no sun in the window to laze about in.  They are making due with the living room sofa and the daybed in their room today.  For a Tropical system Beryl really visited us with little flair.  Nothing more than a quite house with the pattering of thick rain on the windows.  The trees are barely moving outside even the birds are flying around.  As it is not even June and this is the second so called storm to breeze our way I’m certain we’ll see worse in the coming summer as in years past.

Success over the weekend did come in the form of planting a few items in the back garden!  So upcoming this week is finishing to pluck the weeds from the front flower beds, that is an ongoing torment, and to get a few more things to add to the back.  I always hate to buy too much because I like to get the first round of stuff in and put it where I want it and see what space is left to work with.  Besides, they never have everything you want the first go around anyway.

This is the weekend of my wedding anniversary!  On Monday June 4 I will have been married to my husband, Bill, for 7 years.  So hopefully we will do something nice over the weekend though no plans are made yet.  I got my gift awhile back and it’s been sitting in a closet waiting for me.  I was good and actually left it there!  A new Coach purse!  Though, I CONFESS, I have pulled it out for a peek or two here and there.  I will go and pick up a gift for him tomorrow, maybe Friday.



The Calorie Burn

TGIF!!  This week I’ve been off a day – so it’s taken even longer for Friday to come around.   I hate that.

This morning I went to my relatively new Zumba class.  For a fairly “all white” girl it’s a bit overwhelming but it’s fun.  I feel rather uncoordinated and the giant mirrors do not help that whatsoever.  Let’s just say the closest thing this shawty’s got to Apple bottom Jeans and Boots with the Fur are Calvin Kleins and flip flops with cat hair.

I also came home and spent a bit of time weeding out the back flower and garden beds.  I figure it’s nearly June so it’s getting close to that now or never point.  Hopefully by the end of the long weekend I’ll have some flowers, herbs and veggies back there.

With all this work this morning I was feeling quite proud of myself.  Especially the Zumba.  That’s one of those crack of dawn things I’m not too good at.  I get up at 7:30 for the 9:00 class.  But I’m sticking with it – GO ME!

Combined with the gardening I think I got more sweaty than most of the men I know.  I still have yet to discover how to be one of those people who can be all nasty and say with a straight face how good it feels.  I would love to think I burned an amazing amount of calories off as well.  All I’m noticing so far from my efforts is stinky laundry for the pile and a  stomach begging for lunch.


Memorial Day Weekend!

It’s Memorial Day Weekend!  It used to be a favorite holiday when I was a kid, it meant our pool was opening.  Summer was starting and school was ending.  Like many holidays – the fabulous tends to fade when you become an adult.

What I do look forward to is any sale shopping I might be able to do!  Since it IS still the beginning of summer any good Southern Gal pal knows what that means:  Time to break out those white shoes and purses ladies!  Now I know some of you may have tried to sneak in a wear or two as the weather warmed up.  I CONFESS I am guilty of one outing in a new pair of sweet white capri pants I picked up.  And while people will tell you how nice and “ready for summer” you look – you know they are talking about you behind your back.

Orange will NEVER be the new pink – and any mannered southern girl does NOT where white shoes, carry a white purse, or wear white pants (not matter how cute) before Memorial Day.