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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Finally – Potted Geraniums

Do you ever have days when you feel like you’re just going from one thing to another to another?  Me too!  Today was one of those days – it started out with this:


I was there by 8:00 this morning, spent over, well let’s just say over my budget, only to get to the car and find I didn’t have the Diet Dr. Peppers I had paid for.  I went all the way back in to the service desk, all the way to the very back of the store to get another carton and back to my car.  You know the best part?  A good part of my exercise for the day was done – you gotta’ love that.  :)

Back home, unload, put away, change clothes and spend a couple of hours doing this:


The sunroom/den needed to be painted before the new floor is put in next week.  It has really high ceilings that require a ladder.  I can’t pick up our ladder, let alone climb it – it’s really heavy because it’s one of those kind that remind me of the robot toys that you turn this way and that and they become something else…know what I mean?  So I taped all the parts from about my eye level down and my husband did the top.  There’s really not much wall to paint in here because 3 walls are brick and most of the 4th is a rock fireplace.  And on the wall part are 4 windows and 2 patio doors.  Lots of taping.  Lots and lots of taping.  And more taping.  And then he painted while I supervised.  :)  Oh and “we” painted it Faded Burlap.  Really, that was the name of it.  You can see it, can’t you?

Next up:


I got to pick up two of my grandchildren from school.  In my new car.  Sometimes after school we stop at Sonic for slushies.  Not today.  Not in my new car.  I substituted Chips Ahoy and milk when we got home.  Blame me?

Time for supper:


Mexican Soup – this is so good and so easy you won’t believe it.  Want the recipe?  I knew you would:

2 cans Campbells White and Wild Rice Soup

1 can Chicken Broth

1 can Rotel Tomatoes

1 family size chicken – chopped

Heat and eat!  Of course you want to sprinkle some grated cheese on top, and maybe some chopped green onions, a dollop of sour cream and some crumbled chips.  My husband loves this and he hates soup!

Finally I got to work on this:


This is Potted Geraniums from Primitive Gatherings.  Aren’t those colors wonderful.  Honestly, their wools are to die for – hand dyed, soft and really spectacular to stitch on.

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Julie Fukuda said...

I'd say you put that day to good use. I eating of messy stuff in the car...especially a NEW one!
I should try geraniums like that. My potted ones did not make it through the HOT summer which is sad because they were doing so well until the middle of July. Sigh! They won't mind heat and lack of water and look terriffic.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I know exactly what that ladder is. We have one. It's all I can do to move it out of the way in the garage to sweep.

I will have to add that campbell soup to my shopping list. Wouldn't you just kniw it, I made a trip to Walmart today. Anyway that soup sounds good. We both love soup.

Have fun painting, I hate that job.

Quiltdoodles said...

I want to try your soup recipe. SOunds easy and yummy. Thanks. Did you decide on he floors yet?

Marie said...

Marlene, you sure manage to pack a lot into your days! I really enjoyed reading all about it. That soup sounds delicious as well. we can't get the chicken and wild rice soup here but I am wishing we did! In answer to your question about pictures, I just go to google search, images and then put into the search line what is it I am looking for! xxoo

Michelle said...

Love your geraniums! Also sounds like you had a GOOD productive day! Be blessed! Michelle

Arkansas Patti said...

I have met that ladder and it has won. They are brutally heavy.
Hay, I would drive slowly and let the kids run beside the car. Kidding of course.
We are so careful till we get that first scratch--usually in a Walmart parking lot. Good luck.

Valerie said...

When I pick up my grands we also go to Sonic...half price!!! But if I had a new car I wouldn't either. I LOVE those potted Geraniums! They are just beautiful. And yes, we all have those days but it looks like you got a lot done!

Adrienne said...

Hi, Marlene -
Your day sounds like mine today! I know what you're talking about with paint before new floors. We just ordered new carpet and need to do some painting before it arrives. We will be busy, busy, busy but will be able to cross several things off our to-do list by the time is all in. Loved seeing your stitchery - you do such neat projects!

nanny said...

You had quite a day and got so much accomplished.....
I never realize I don't have all of my stuff til I get home....bummer.
That soup sounds very good....will make it soon!! Thanks for the recipe.

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

LOVE your gerania! I so enjoy hand buttonholing on wool.

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Jody Blue said...

The geraniums stitching is so pretty, I'm so impressed by your work.