I had an unexpected last-minute Airbnb booking late Thursday afternoon for the weekend, so had to abandon my Duolingo practice and spring into action to get ready for a Friday arrival! I might have finally learned that I need to be prepared for anything!
That done, I crossed a bunch of other stuff off my list over the weekend, and it feels so good! There are still a couple of stragglers, but I'll get to them soon... after I ready the Airbnb for the guests arriving on Wednesday! (There's no rest for the wicked, as my mother would say.)
One of the things I accomplished over the weekend was buying and planting plants in our decorative planters.
You may have seen my post about that on IG over the weekend. I've had this wicker fern stand forever, and it's always been on the back porch, but it's never held a plant of any kind. The cats loved it and would jump up and nap inside... especially after Rusty made it cozy with old porch pillows and a rug. We'd even spot cats in there that weren't even ours!
Not our cat!! We nicknamed this one Ferdinand!
It's been a while since it's been used as a cat bed, though, so I decided to buy some plants.
You can hardly see it now in its spot under the Marriage Window...
...but once these incredibly bright coleus grow a bit, it'll be easier to spot!
I was pleasantly surprised to find that I can enjoy that planter from a couple of other vantage points.
This is from the other side of the Marriage Window... as things grow, I may have to move it a bit!
And this is from one of the kitchen windows... it's visible from three of four!
I have the need to mention -- just in case you've missed it -- that Maddy & Viv will be showing their faces here THREE WEEKS FROM TODAY!! I cannot wait to hug m'girls!! And I'll be driving down to Chicago, FOUR WEEKS FROM TODAY (yes, on the 4th of July), to pick up Kate!!
Oh, quick favor... I'm looking for recommendations for a YA read. It can be any genre, even part of a series, preferably not terribly long. Thank you in advance!