May 27, 2009

how did it get to be wednesday already?

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i swear i slept through the last day or so. sunday, while finishing up shopping for the holiday dinner, i also bought a box fan. i used to sleep with one but figured since i now have a beautiful ceiling fan in my room that i could be a grown up girl and ditch my former companion. i think i had forgotten that wonderful white noise drone of a box fan that is roughly similar to sleeping inside a giant airplane. i've been sleeping like a baby - in fact, except for a quick pee break in the early morning hours, i slept until 10:00 a.m. that's insane, but as a friend asked this week, is it really oversleeping if you have no place to be? *sigh*

the party was a great success. food was consumed, friend and family came over, the dogs behaved and i got maximum cuddle time with the nieces. my boys (the nephews) didn't come over as they were hanging out with their dad and older brother - i missed them. but, it was a housefull and i felt happy. cocktails and ribs - yum. the baby's face as she tasted lemon pie for the first time. ga playing tea party with my teacups and reading the book that i read as a child. all part of the quilt of warm and beautiful.

i need to run errands today and i need to replenish flowers. there is a shiny thing in the sky, my brother tells me it's called sol and if i go out it could warm me. i also have a ton of clothes to wash and a room to tidy up. but the sun is shining and housekeeping will....well, keep.

a parting shot of the wilted roses....these kept beautifully for ten days - i think that's a record for me.

wilted

28 comments:

  1. I just got back after a lovely dinner. Was half lying on the couch thinking tomorrow was the weekend - then sat upright when i realised it wasn't. I'm finding this a very slow week...

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  2. those wilted roses are so beautiful! great color!

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  3. There is such a gentle beauty to those roses, so pretty. Glad you had a nice weekend, enjoy the rest of the week!

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  4. Your weekend sounds lovely...it's those little moments you mention that make things great

    My sister can only sleep with a fan going too..but it drives me nuts!

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  5. We sleep with two box fans and an air conditioner going -- it's cold as a meat locker, and we'll probably be deaf in a few more years, but at this point in my life, I'll do almost anything for a good night's sleep. :)

    Love the roses -- such beautiful, soft color! Glad to hear the sun is shining -- enjoy!

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  6. Beautiful shot of the roses- they have so much to give from bud to petal fall, don't they?

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  7. ooooh but wilted roses offer more depth and mood in a photograph ...you wonder about them more. :) gorgeous.

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  8. wilted roses are prettier in peach right?

    dallas
    http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

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  9. Much love and contentment in this post.
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    all part of the quilt of warm and beautiful.
    That's lovely.

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  10. what a dreamy photo of your well kept roses ...which I rather like as they wilt...your family time sounded really nice Char!

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  12. Oh, your lazy day following a weekend of family & fun reads like a very nice time. I wonder if I should invest in a fan just for the sake of white noise? I haven't slept 5 hrs. straight without waking in over 10 yrs!>?!

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  13. glad the bbq was a rousing success! and i bet it was very cute to see the little one taste that pie. :)

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  14. whoa...my flowers never last that long or look that beautiful on their way out..

    and my whole week is completely off with monday having been a holiday...I just can't get my days straight....arrghhh....it shouldn't be that hard !

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  15. if the sun is shining i say take full advantage – leave the housework. it's shining here for the moment so i'm heading out, leaving work and soaking it in. hope it lasts til i get out the door.
    guess that first shot proves what all the rain can do - provide lush abundant growth.
    and i like the wilted roses - sometimes they dry so nicely other times not.

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  16. Flowers are incredibly uplifting. Virtual flowers last forever. You imagine the aroma and it permeates through time and physical space. Found you through Caroline at the Zen in You blog.

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  17. If those roses were any more beautiful when they were fresh, I don't think I could stand it. Lovely, lovely!

    We were just saying this evening at dinner how fast the week is flying by!

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  18. Enjoyed the story. Thanks, Char! :)

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  19. Char, I love the pic of the wilted roses. Mine never turn out like that. mine look like something you should have thrown out last week.
    Glad your party went so well, and like you said housework will keep. I have a sore back and keep telling myself the same thing. Take Care

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  20. Glad everything turned out so nice. Love the wilted roses. Who would have thought they be so beautiful.

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  21. That is a gorgeous shot of wilted roses... you make the wilted look GREAT!

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  22. That photo of the forest is enchanting...how lush! Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday! I love to sleep to the sound of a fan *bliss*

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  23. the parting shot looked just like a painting. it's beautiful...

    and the first one's really refreshing...as if you are walking through the tangles of vines and twigs...

    have a nice day char..

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  24. Teehee, uh oh; the baby may be condemned from that day forward to be dessert addicted like me!! Lemon pie looks delicious! Glad you're sleeping well...Have a good errand-running day :-)

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  25. Love the greenery. I'm glad it's a success Char!
    Wish I could sleep like a baby...err like you! ~XO*

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  26. and that is how it should be.

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  27. Those roses are gorgeous. And sleeping in is absolutely okay (I'm rather fond of it myself).

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  28. Those wilted roses are so beautiful. So beautiful. I'm glad your day was a quilt of wonder.

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i feel as if each comment was between us as we sat and sipped something warm....i love to hear what you're thinking.