Monday, July 25, 2011

This and That

     It is Monday, a day when many of us in Blogland join Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday. We show off our new projects, the changes we have made in our homes or wonderful things we have transformed from ugly to beautiful. Well, unless you want to see pictures of my refrigerator before and after I clean it, the wrinkled clothes before and after I iron them or the dust in the house before and after I attempt to get rid of it...I've got nothing to share. My husband told me to take a picture of the puddles on the deck because WE GOT RAIN yesterday afternoon. It wasn't much, but the sky got dark, the thunder rumbled and the temps dropped 19 degrees very quickly. Bliss! We are heading right back up to dry and dangerous by Wednesday, but it was wonderful!

     We made a final trip to my in-law's house on Saturday. The second auction is coming up this weekend. It will have the household items and the rest of the antiques that we didn't have time to sell at the first auction. This one is combined with another family at their home and we aren't stressing over it. We don't even have to be there (but we probably will go). We took a cutting from my in-law's lilac bush. It is sitting in a bucket of water and we have no idea how to transplant it at our house. Any suggestions? We would love to save it.

     Since we were in "the big city" to check the house, I finally got to a decent Farmer's Market. I was so hot that I can't say I even enjoyed being there. We practically jogged through the aisles, grabbing things as we went. I was complaining, melting and even managed to hug some dirty zucchini against my white t-shirt. However, I have rainbow kale, fresh peapods, beautiful orange beets, purple and white baby carrots and various other goodies to show for the effort.

     I also crossed over to the "dark side" since I had access to a "real" Verizon store and finally had the time to explore my options. I have been an iPhone holdout. I am definitely a gadget person. In fact, I had a hard time getting out of the store with only the phone. Those iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tablets were calling my name. I just hated adding the fee for the data package to my already loaded cell phone bill. I hated the $10 package that I was forced to add with my last phone. We have 3 phones on our package and I already pay enough! Our Verizon salesperson was great and he did some research on our usage habits and found that we were paying for minutes we didn't need. A few tweaks and our bill with the new phone will actually be a little less than it was before. I've been playing with my new toy since I got it and I love it! I'm having a little trouble adjusting to texting with this kind of keyboard, but hopefully it will get easier. I'm obsessed with all the apps available, if you have a favorite let me know!

     I'll leave you with a picture of a store display from our trip to Michigan. Maybe it will inspire you...I could certainly use a little decorative inspiration this summer. How was your weekend?


Glenda/MidSouth said...

I am there with you - I have not made any changes around the house in some time now. Sorry - No help on the lilac cutting. Call a nursery, as they should be able to help. Talk with the owner or someone that actually works with the plants.
I had an upgrade on my phone recently, but did not take it. I do well to call and answers calls. :-D
Quiet weekend here - to hot to do much.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Don't have an i phone just the old fashioned cell phone. My tightwad hubby really doesn't want our bill any bigger either. We may be finally getting and ipad though with some kind of gift card he got. yippee. Then I will have to learn how to use it.

Barbara F. said...

Sue, I decided at the end of June that my goal this summer was to keep cool and leave the decorating and DIY projects for the fall :). I hope I stick to it. xo,

Kim @ Touch of Nostalgia said...

Rain! We are getting some thunderboomers as I type. Yeah! I won't have to water the garden tonight. I believe we are headed back up in temps too. ;(

Have fun with your new phone! Can you believe we are a couple 'techies' here when it comes to anything with the computer but...we have neither owned a cell phone...just the plain ole landlines. We don't travel is we've never been able to justify the bill.....yet. I'm sure we'll jump and get one someday. ;)

JUST ME said...

Holy cow I want to LIVE in that store...

Linda said... is really weird here...muggy...we usually don't get humid this is different and I don't like it. I have an Android...I love favorite apps have to be the maps and Yelp..oh and I added AA roadside service never know...have fun with your new phone!

Traci said...

You'll get used to it in no time! I love the Words With Friends & Solitaire apps. We have DirecTV & with their app I can set my DVR from my phone.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

No i-phone for me either!
Hi Sue,
We got a bit cooler and it's been a nice change.
Not a lot of projects right now since the baby is at our house so much.
Harder to get things done!

Blondie's Journal said...

I got an Android for Christmas...very similar. Every time I get used to one phoene, hubs buys me something different!

I didn't know the heat was coming back Wednesday! I have so many weeds and we leave for 2 weeks at the lake on Friday!! Maybe my dear sweet kids will do it for me!! lol!


Angie said...

Congrats on the new iPhone - you won't be sorry! (And, it's true what they say...we iPhone users are somewhat elitist). My favorite apps outside of the normal standards are: Epicurious, The Daily Beast, Groupon, HuffPost, Netflix, Wells Fargo, Fly Delta, My Fitness Pal, Get Running, Words with Friends and Instagram :)