If we were having coffee this morning you would remember that last week I was bemoaning the wait for my new passport and the dilemma of white hair. Come in, come in, you have to hear this story! Do you want coffee or tea this morning? I think I still have some of that Irish blend from yesterday and some St Patrick’s Day cookies. We might as well finish them off! If you’re here for lunch we’ll polish off the corned beef brisket and cabbage too! Well, as would have it, I got my passport last Saturday afternoon. What are they thinking? The State Department I mean. Look at my passport! The two-inch photo with the white background was blown up to fill the entire two inches all the way around with my face and they colored in my hair!! Doesn’t it look like they used a yellow colored pencil or crayon? SBS says they make all the photos into holograms now to make it harder to counterfeit the passports. That’s why my blown up face looks so contorted, it’s in 3-D now. Since my real hair (the white hair) doesn’t show up, someone colored it in yellow, but my big fluffy hair was just edged in the photo! Oh, and doesn’t that big slice out of my forehead look rather odd too? No one looks like this!!! It’s almost comical! Almost! And to top it off they added wavy horizontal lines all across my face! I am going to get a lot of repeat strange looks with this passport!
OK, I’m over it now, it is what it is. But, I will hate pulling out that passport for inspection, I tell you! Excuse my poor artwork, but I wanted to show you dear, Saturday morning, coffee drinkers what I now look like on my new passport! At least, now that I have a new passport I can sign up to eat at the various restaurants on the cruise!
What else have I been doing this week? Let’s see. Not much apparently, nothing comes to mind. Everyone’s in Florida for Spring Break and we have been freezing our patooty’s off here! I haven’t even read a good book! The books seem to go in spurts. Lots of good ones at once and then a dry spell.
I have worked sporadically in the garden on warmer days. I cut back some of the taller shrubs. I can’t wait to go to the nursery. I will go on the first warm, sunshiney day, like everyone else. I like the frenzy. I have decided to pull out three dwarf light-pink shrub roses in my formal garden. One is doing alright, the other two not so much! I took a photo of the area and I am open to suggestions. I want something bold there, something that makes a statement. Preferably in purple or lavender. The purple ground cover is not covering the ground like it did. I find it has to be replaced about every three to four years. It must get tired of grounding.
I have waited to pull my big pots out of the garage.
They contain varieties of lavender and different ferns. I like to place them around and about in spots in the garden, but I knew it was too early for this, so I waited. I am also thinking of putting a lot more hellebores in the Woodland Garden. Now I have them on one side and they grow so well there. The deer don’t eat them either and that is a plus. Maybe I’d better get a move on or the hellebores will be sold out. Do any of you garden? I have a cottage garden and always go to the nursery in the Spring and Fall and bring back lots of goodies. I can’t help myself! I always think there is room for one more plant, don’t you? I like candles in the garden too. I like them in various jars I have saved and then set them on the stone path.
I have decided to get rid of my large teak outdoor table with the umbrella and go with the smaller one instead. I’m just tired of that big table taking up so much room.
So, there will be plenty to do in the garden if it ever warms up again! I’ll save pictures for you to see my progress! Well that’s about all for this week! I’d like to hear about your gardens, or books you are reading, or any of your adventures! See you next Saturday!
This is part of the #Weekend Coffee Share! I think it is great having coffee with all of you! It is hosted by Nerd in the Brain! Be sure to link up so you can see what everyone else is saying over coffee!