...Friday's are fun around here..usually anyhow. Of course it is also a day that we usually set aside every week to do some housecleaning before the rest and fun that the weekend brings.(but hey..I have a new "toy" to try out today..a new dyson vacuum cleaner..and it's a beauty too)
Friday's are special for me because it means that I'll have 2 entire days to spend with every single member of our family..all together at the same time. It is also sometimes the days when hubby and I can sneak away just by ourselves too for an hour or two all alone if we so choose to. (I'm so appreciative of my oldest daughter often times offering to watch the youngest so that her dad and I can have a "date", she'll say to us..ya know ya'll need a date..go on..I'll watch the 2 youngest kids"..ahh so sweet of her)
Well, I have a new toy to try out this morning... the dyson vacuum..we all crowded into the master bedroom last night to watch my hubby try out the vacuum cleaner on the area rug in the master bedroom..yeah I joked that "oh honey..so you got yourself a new toy..have at it..looks like fun huh..you can do the whole house now..see you have a new toy." haha ..he was like "yeahhh.right" and gave me that funny look that means "yeah right...NOT!" haha. Anyhow he wanted to see just how good this machine was..and my goodness, we were amazed..in just a few seconds the filter area was swirling with dust and lint....wow!!(doesn't take much to entertain my crew around here huh? LOL haha)
My family joked that "hey mom..you have a clean house already, but now you are gonna be known as "Spotless"..lol ...ahh well. It will be nice to be able to actually really get alot of the allergens up while I am doing my household chores. as Martha Stewart says..."It's a good thing!"..haha.
I forgot to post a picture last night of the little floral arrangement I made..isn't it cute? I like making little things like that. They are so fun and cheerful and they really add a bit of fun and whimsy to decor.I like anything like that ..that has a decidedly "garden look" to it. ..as I adore flowers of all kinds.
Speaking of flowers...the cottage garden has had a round of lavender colored bee balm growing in it..most of that has gotten faded flowers now..but the flowers that have started popping up all over in the garden now are gloriosa daisies(some folks call them black eyed susans but these are large flowers though) and a few bright reddish orange blanket flowers..wow..they are so cheerful. I could most assuredly have a garden filled with just thosse two "sunshine bringers" I tell you! They are so delightful and so cheery looking. They never cease to perk me up when I see them. I really enjoy seeing bright cheerful yellow flowers like those.
This afternoon after my household clean up is complete..I'm wanting to get out the old Farm ABC coloring book that my hubby found at the antique mall this past weekend..and trace over some of the images to prepare a few tea towels for some redwork embroidery. Lookig forward to scouring through the book to find unique little patterns...oooh what fun!..Play time later today..ha.
I wanted to wish you all a very lovely day today. I hope that today brings you a bit of cheer and a smile upon your face.
Have a good one!
Thanks for joining me in "blogland"
~The Garden Goose~
Friday, June 15, 2007
Posted by Tina Leavy at 5:52 AM