Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Hi from my hiatus...

No photos today, but I'm going to try to snap some tomorrow.

I'm thrilled to report that the Double Pink German Brugmansia is growing new leaves like crazy already!  She likes the greenhouse and adapted faster than I'd have ever guessed, give the roughshod way I handled getting her out of the ground.   I thought she was a gonner for sure.

And while I was spreading out 3 flats of green tomatoes to ripen in the sun out there, I had to rescue 5, yes 5, butterflies in about 10 minutes.  They were all interested in checking out the plants but couldn't find their way out.   They would have eventually -- the 4 windows and doors were open, but I hated watching them all aflutter.

It dropped 21 degrees while I was running errands this afternoon in about 2 hours' time.  And the gusty-gale-force winds are back, too.  Sigh.  I really could live without the wind.

Tested chicken salad to go into the puff pastry shells for the party today - yummy.  With craisins, pecans, and some grainy  mustard with the mayo.  It will be really tasty.  And I made two pans of Buckeye Bars.  They are essentially homemade peanut butter cups in the shape of a bar.  Omigosh.  They may not make it to the party  :-)

I'll try to post some party pictures if I don't get anything photographed before Saturday.

7 comments:

Gail said...

Breath deeply before you know all 156 guests will be home and you can have your time to yourself! Good news about the brug! gail

Diana said...

Actually, I will breathe deeply and really enjoy all our friends at the party. Once it starts, I just have a good time. I have 3 teenagers in charge of food and clean up after that point and I get to visit.

getgrounded said...

I can't wait for the party! And of course, a greenhouse tour....I hope the weather will permit us to mingle outdoors by your wonderful outdoor fireplace, too!

Diana said...

I think the weather is planning to cooperate. And I'm getting rain right now - what a miserable night. The wind is just howling here. And you definitely get a greenhouse tour - though with the plants it's only one step in and one step back out!!!

Diana said...

I take that back, it's SLEETING! wow.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Stop, you are making me hungry.

Diana said...

Lisa - Come on down! The more the merrier...If you look at this morning's post, I'm making you unseasonably COLD today!