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Three Things On Thursday

I’ve got finished socks to show you but they haven’t been photographed. And I’ve got new socks I’m knitting but they haven’t been photographed, either. I haven’t been anywhere or done anything particularly interesting. That can really only mean one thing. Or is that 3 things?

3 Things I’ve Been Reading

  1. Water for Elephants. Loved it. Truly, a wonderful story that made the circus come alive for me.
  2. Freedom Riders. The jury is still out on this one. I watched the documentary on PBS and that was great but I have a feeling the book might be just a little too long with a little too much information but we shall see.
  3. Crunch Time. I love a good mystery, especially one with recipes thrown in for fun.

3 Things I’ve Been Planting

  1. Herbs. I got some basil and parsley at the garden center and I got some lavender and dill and catnip at the Garden Club plant sale. The dill isn’t looking great but the others are doing well and I’m enjoying my little herb garden.
  2. Perennials. I’m trying to grow Lupine again and I’ve also added some Columbine, Comfrey, and Obedient Plant. I’ve moved some things around the yard and the perennial bed is looking better than it has in quite some time.
  3. Container gardens. I’ve got lots of red verbena and yellow bidens and orange superbells and they are bright and cheerful and look great on the deck.

3 Things I’ve Been Loving

  1. Biking outside. The other day we rode our bikes to the plant sale and then through the cemetery. It feels so nice to ride outside after being cooped up all winter.
  2. Watching the hummingbirds. We finally have a full grown male and he is gorgeous. One things I’ve observed is that the female will perch and drink but the male always hovers. I’m rather curious about this.
  3. Hanging on my deck. We ate out there several times over the weekend. I love my deck – until the damn mosquitoes come out, that is.

3 sets of 3 things = 9 great things in my life right now.


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  1. Jamie loaned me Water For Elephants for a flight home from NM a few years back. I couldn’t put it down! It was such a good book!

    Isn’t biking outside SO much nicer than inside? I love it!

  2. Try the Halberstam book on the same subject — “The Children” I think the title is. It’s very good.

  3. Three things I’ve been loving: 1. Cleaning out my classroom and winding down the school year. My amazing group of kids will be moving on to the junior high and they are so so so ready! 2. Summer reading – I’ll get my Water for Elephants off the shelf and put it on top of the pile! 3. Life slowing down so I can enjoy my morning cup of coffee with my cyber knitting friends with more regularity! You always put a smile on my face, Carole!

  4. I’m still reading Water for Elephants, it’s so good! I’m looking forward to getting our CSA box this week, since there will be basil and parsley plants in it!! Hoping to get some flowers (and possibly some other things) planted this weekend, too. I haven’t seen a hummingbird in a couple days, might have to change the water (although I did it last week & it isn’t down very far) … maybe I just haven’t been watching enough. Love the deck, it’s a perfect place to hang 🙂

  5. Plant some sage around your deck— it can help w/ the mosquitos. We burn it in our campfires to keep them away ( my mom used to slather us in sage oil when we were kids to keep them away instead of bug spray).

  6. Love this list Carole. I often find myself struggling what to blog about. This is great. I love the hummingbirds also.

  7. We’ve had but one meal on our patio. If only the weather would cooperate.
    Your list is a great way to count the good things going on in life.

  8. Great lists. I’ve been trying to read Water For Elephants but my brain is too scattered right now. My garden is a mess too. I think i’m going to throw in the towel on that one for this year and stick to container gardening on the deck. But the deck is lovely now that it’s not raining quite as much. I look forward to spending lot’s of time out there.

  9. Im all for the hanging out on the deck part!
    My Columbine look better than ever this year. I grew them from seed from my sisters’ plants . It took about 3 years to get them to grow more than an inch high. Now they are 2 1/2 feet high and lots of purple flowers.

  10. Very interesting post! I’m reading three books, too: Lone Survivor (last month’s book club pick), Something Borrowed (this month’s book club pick) and 90 Minutes in Heaven (for Sunday school).

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