Friday, June 25, 2010

Follow Friday 40 and Over!

Today is Follow Friday 40 and Over blog hop day!  I love this day and I'm so thankful to Java for starting it.  I've met some of you lovely bloggers the last few weeks through this blog hop and hope to meet more of you today.

Now usually, I like to set out a little refreshment for my guests, perhaps a nice glass of lemonade, or a slice of pie.  We can sit a while and visit and take some time to get to know each other, in a gentle kind of refined way.

Not today!

You see, I've been rather busy this past week taking care of this:

My mother is away visiting my brother in Greece right now.  So I have been faithfully driving over to my parents' home twice a day, watering all of her MANY hanging baskets and flower beds, preparing meals for my Dad, and taking care of my Mum's sweet cat "Button."  

Unfortunately, there are some projects at my own home that have been put off and put off and can wait no longer!  So today, in between trips to my parents (my Mum comes back tonight, Hallelujah!!!), I will be tackling this job:

Yes, yes, I realize the flower bed in the background DESPERATELY needs weeding ... but today, I'm concentrating on mending and painting my swing which is dying for a fresh coat of paint!

So, I hope you drop by for a visit today, but instead of this:

I just might offer you one of these:

But I bet we'll have fun together anyway.  And when it's time for a break, this is where I'm planning to head.  Wanna join me?


  1. I hear ya on the projects...they are never ending around here! Following you from Java's blog...have a great weekend!
    Dee @

  2. Love the yard, but can see how it would be quite a bit of work. We've had rain every 5 days or so, which means I haven't had to remember to water my few flower pots :)
    Found your blog through "Over 40 Friday Follow" and I'm following you now!
    Have a great weekend.

  3. So great to meet you and become a new follower of your lovely blog. Looks like you have been a busy girl tending your mother's home. The swing is wonderful and what an awesome project it will be to paint it.
    The dip in the pool is perfect after a long hot day of yard work. We do that here too.

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
    I have so enjoyed my visit here and look forward to my return. Your sweet furry friends are adorable.

    Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  4. Hi Ro, I'm the same way with my Mom and Dad, always helping . . they are so special to us too. Hey, love the pool part, but so hate to put on a swim suit . . Happy Weekend! Sandy:O)

  5. I did dedicate you a little something on HERE'S TO YOU THURSDAY. Hope you liked it...

  6. Totally YES, if I help you weed and paint, we can jump in the pool.
    Meeting you through Java, at Follow over 40 Friday.
    Fun to see new places.

  7. I just found you from Never Growing Old's Over 40 Blog Hop. I'm enjoying visiting your blog.

  8. I popped over for a visit from the Over 40 Blog Hop, and love your blog. I'm your newest follower!

  9. You are so sweet to mention theFollow Friday 40 and Over Blog Hop! in your post! Thanks!!!

    My parents live next door and so it is an everyday reminder to me when I look over at the overgrown weeds, the neglected paint, etc...I know what you are talking about here!

    See I told you we have a lot in common!!!



  10. Your header with the roses is just beautiful! That backyard garden is just lovely! I am coming by for the first time and I am now a follower! Please come by and share your photos and gardening tips on my website, Midchix. You can link back to your blog and get some Link Love!
    Let me know if you need help!
    See you soon!

  11. You're a good daughter! My perfect home would have no garden, just a nice paved area for the bbq...

  12. thanks for your kind words on my post about my dad. have a wonderful day.

  13. Thanks everyone for dropping by my blog!

    I've tried to make the rounds and visit all of you back. You all have such creative blogs that it was fun to visit each one this morning. :)

    Audrey, if you happen to see this, I can't seem to get back to your blog. If you leave me a comment with a link to your blog, I'd love to pop over and return the visit. :)



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