It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. Time sure does go fast, and it seems to be speeding up each year.
I used to pick a single word as a theme for the coming year. Looking back in my archives here, it seems I haven’t done so since 2011. Oops!
I haven’t given it much thought for 2018, and to be honest I am not sure that I will choose one. The whole holiday season kind of snuck up on us this year, as we were busy dealing with the craziness of life and doing things like replacing my car, and sadly, also our HVAC system. Oh yes, after 20 years driving Rhonda the Honda, it was finally time for a new car.
Also, I have noticed that I tend to forget about my theme word a few months into the year anyway. Perhaps it’s just too rigid? It’s more enjoyable to take the days as they come, and not try to force so much into it, but just let it be what it is.
I do think I might start sharing here more often again though… just for fun. No sponsors, no traffic goals. Back to “the good old days” so to speak, when blogging was about connecting with other people.
We have been going through storage at my parent’s home, and oh what fun things we have found! I remember trying to collect all of these glasses from McDonald’s! These aren’t the only special glasses we collected, and I don’t think we ever accomplished getting a full set.
The Muppets were such a big part of my childhood too, we always made sure to watch The Muppet Show. The two old men in the balcony were always my favorite part. Is it any wonder I ended up with a bit of snark in my sense of humor?
Did any of you collect these glasses as a kid too?
We have a running joke in our family (on my dad’s side) that our family crest is an Oreo. It must be in our blood to love them, and of course we have to try all the new flavors when they come out. By far my favorite kind are the White Fudge covered version that only come out near Christmas. So, of course when we heard that there was a “mystery” flavor we had to try it.
Even if we don’t win anything, it was fun to try. We have a guess as to what the flavor is, but I won’t tell you because I don’t want to ruin it. But if you have tried them I would love to hear what you think it is!! We can compare notes.
I love when the weather turns warmer, and the first flowers of the season start to show up. Here are some of the first flowers of the year. Peonies, a fun flower from a wildflower mix (I wish I knew it’s name), one of our beautiful roses, and of course the clematis.
The peonies are all but done blooming now, most have already finished and are ready to be cut back (this encourages more blooms for next year, so I better get on it). The first round of roses has finished as well, the clematis is still blooming a bunch, and the wildflowers seem to just be getting started.
I always call this time of year “pretty season” in the garden. There will be a lull where nothing much is blooming other than roses, and then the summer blooms start coming in. Sadly, grass is always growing, and in places it doesn’t belong, like the flower beds.
What is happening in your garden?