Friday, April 17, 2009

Moms Gone Wild

When the weatherman says it's going to be 70 and sunny mid-way through April, it's time for an impromptu girls day.

We're headed to the garden center. My daughter calls it the flower shop. We called her godmother on the spur of the moment and are taking advantage of the beautiful weather to do a little exploring.

I'm looking for hardy Spring-flowering shrubs that like acid soil. We have an area that just needs a little something extra to hide a nasty fence, and why not add color at the same time?

I'm hoping to find Forsythia, Azalea, Rhododendron, or Flowering Quince. We'll look at the size and color to see what would be best, and by the end of the day, we may have some new plants to put in!

Then "the girls" will head out for an outdoor lunch.

-Sigh-

Days like this make me appreciate this week's disappointment. There's nothing like getting a little perspective from a friend to help you appreciate the positive side of things. This time, it came from JCK at Motherscribe, specifically As to Why I Didn't Get the Job. A great read.

So, today, I'll sit back and enjoy this life. The warm sun will feel so good. I hope you enjoy it, too.

Sometimes what seems like a roadblock might just be a bend in the path.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

- Midwest Mom

4 comments:

  1. Have fun! I've been having similar thoughts of wanting to get out and get some plants. It's beautiful here today.

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  2. Too funny. "Wild" is really pretty tame for moms, I guess. Still, it's good to get out and have fun now and then and leave the schedule behind.

    Hope you all had fun!

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  3. I'm liking the new picture on the top of your page! This morning the weather was mild so we too took a trip to the "flower store". My son was more interested in the animal statues than flowers, but whatever kept him out of my hair while I browsed was fine with me!

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  4. What a fun way to spend time with the kiddos. Man that was a fabulous picture!

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