Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
My flesh and my heart fail;

But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:25-26

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sewing and Gardening

Good Morning friends! Wow! We shot right up to 89º yesterday! Lovely day for gardening. I have been getting some done every day this week. Madeleine and Brian even helped a bit on Sunday. I am so glad. I just cannot garden all day long anymore at all. Take a look at my garden pals.
These two were hanging out under the trampoline for a shady rest. They continue to get along. The biggest issue is that Mabel wants Henry's food and he wants her diet food! I have to stand watch every time or they will switch!
These two sit on the back porch now. =)
I could not find the same pink pansies as last year. These are a pretty pinkish purple. I also planted the two pots in front of the garage with the Pius XI colors, since the graduation and party are not far off now for Jacob.
I am not sure if I made mention that he is officially registered at Marquette University. He will begin the nursing program in the fall. They only had room for 125 nursing students. Over 1,100 applied from around the country and world. It will be so very interesting to see how many male students there are.  It appears there will be few. Jacob received very good scholarships and grants.

Jacob just went to his Senior Prom with a friend. They had an excellent time. It is now a whirlwind of school activities. School is done before May is over. Jacob and Emerson have both begun studying for Advanced Placement course final exams. These will be difficult, but if they do well, they will receive college credits for the courses. Lots of money saved then. ;)
This is the little bed I made for Henry. Now he has two, like Mabel. He loves it. Have I mentioned I love HIM?!?
SQUEE!!
I finished the book A Skeleton In God's Closet by Paul Maier. A very good fiction book. It is twenty years old. I read it because our Pastor mentioned it. I just began The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen last night. This is one of the Royal Spyness series I very much enjoy.

No cross stitch to show at all. I must get this latest book read and back to the library so I can begin another waiting for me. =) I just love books. I love to stitch too, but sometimes new books just need to be read. ;)

Today promises to be another hot one. I may garden again, don't want to push the pain too far. I have prayed for all of you today my friends! I hope you have a glorious day!

Reading and planting,
Vickie


28 comments:

Giovanna said...

Nice to see your little friends getting along so well. Enjoy the reading and the nice weather.

Mii Stitch said...

Nice to see Mabel & Henry getting on fine but shame about the food! :D He has a lovely little basket too x

Margaret said...

Awwww, Henry and Mabel are so cute together! Henry is so adorable -- he obviously loves his bed! Enjoy the weather and the activities!

Simply Victoria said...

Henry is so cute! Isn't this weather the best?! Take it easy with all the gardening.

Varla Lee said...

A big smile is in my face now looking at those little cutes together, and the flowers are the 8° wonder!! Hugs to you <3

Tiny said...

Hello

It's lovely to see your little cuties together, they are very sweet.
I love the dog bed.
Pansies are one of my favourite flowers, yours are very pretty.
Bye.

Brigitte said...

Enjoy reading and sewing and playing in your garden. Three wonderful things to do.

butterfly said...

Vickie your babies are so sweet, I bet they are now playing together.
Your flowers look so beautiful.

Carolyn said...

They are so adorable and great little helpers.

What a cute bed you made.

Congratulations on both of your sons and good luck to them on those exams.

Beautiful flowers. Enjoy your weather and hope you get lots of reading done.

Trace4J said...

Oh how cute are your furry kids.
Great gardening pals.
Praying for you too friend.
And sending you a big ole hug :)

Michelle said...

Oh what lovely photos thank you for sharing them x

cucki said...

Aww sweet friends are so cute and having so much fun..
Enjoy your day dear x

Cathy said...

Adorable furry friends!! And congrats to your son!
Cathy

Annette-California said...

Mabel and Henry look so adorable. Great bed you made for Henry, and your flowers are so pretty. Congrats to both your sons. I wish them well on they exams. My son is super busy with his college semester ending soon and finals are coming up. glad you are having nice warm weather and I hope your back is much better.
love Annette

Chris said...

The pups look very content together. So glad that they are enjoying each others company and Henry is settling in well.
So exciting about your son starting a nursing program.
Love the pansy's.
Hugs!

Shirley said...

Hi Vickie, I know you are very proud of your boys and hasn't the year just flown by. I love your pansies and I am glad I haven't bought any to plant yet. Mabel and Henry are getting along very well from looking at your pictures which I always enjoy. I have a niece who is doing her residency. The road has been long, but she will make a great doctor when it is all said and done. I am sure your son will make a great nurse. Have a great day. Enjoy the sunshine, I would love to have it today. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Shirlee said...

Mabel & Henry are so adorable! Love those little lookalike statues : )

Sally said...

Mabel and Henry are adorable!

Carol said...

Awww... aren't Mabel and Henry sweet together--what a relief that they get along so well, Vickie! You just never know!

Your flowers look so pretty; I was just thinking today that I need to get out and buy my flowers before they're all picked over.

Wonderful news that Jacob received some nice scholarships--you must be so proud of him :)

moreofhim said...

Mabel and Henry are so, so cute! I can see why you love them so.

Henry seems to be adjusting quite well and I love his new bed!

Hope you're feeling good! Have a blessed weekend!

Julie

Minnie said...

You should be a very proud mom, and the fur babies are adorable.

Meari said...

Since I've been away for a while, I think I missed something! Henry is adorable. My poodle was named Henry only he looked like Mabel :)

Catherine said...

Loved seeing the pics of your cuties!! Hope you are enjoying your spring!

Ninnu said...

Your garden pals are so sweet! Here in Finland spring is started a little bit late...

Parsley said...

Aww, I love Henry and Mabel getting along so well. Yes, mine like to steal each other's food too.

Lillie said...

I didn't know how long I was away until I read your post.

Henry is so adorable and Mabel is such a sweetie, good to know both got along nicely.

My congrads to Jacob.

Beautiful blooms you have. Spring is definitely in the air for you.
Hugs, Lillie

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Oh my god your dogs is verry beaituful I love .....
bisous

Furry Bottoms said...

Mabel looks a lot like my Twinkles. I had her as a child and she was my shadow, my best friend. I loved my poodle. She lived to be a ripe old age too. I miss her!