June 19, 2012

New Color, Same Old Life

Lots of new flowers in the yard this week, which is happy. I'm especially glad to FINALLY have blossoms on my Lilac. It's a dwarf variety (Miss Kim) and seems to bloom about 2-3 weeks behind the larger varieties. There's nothing like the smell of Lilacs to lift my spirits. 

It's been a long few days. Some tense dealings with a few people have left me in a funk. I just hate conflict, so when it squirms its pesky way in to my life I get very anxious and overwhelmed. And just when I thought things were looking up the rain came back and soaked everything in a dreary light. I'm done with rain now. I really need sun, and lots of it or I fear I may mold. Plus the kids are feeling a little lumpy as well, doing lots of sighing and prone to turn on the TV if I don't keep my eye on them. I thought we might hit the theaters for a movie this afternoon but there's just nothing worth seeing out right now. So, now it's close to dinner time and I'm at a loss as to what to cook, which is always a very discouraging feeling. A few overripe bananas are staring at me from the fruit bowl so I'm thinking about Banana Pancakes. Emma isn't a fan of breakfast foods for dinner, but hey – you can't please everyone all the time. right? 


  1. Oh my, Jenny, I hate conflict too! And the last 2 days have been rainy and we have had to have the heater on...and tomorrow is the first day of summer!!!!!!!
    But according to the weatherperson, tomorrow is supposed to be sunny and warmer...can you hear Annie sing:)
    Your flowers are beeeeeautiful and I hope your your banana pancakes were a hit:)
    Gracie <3

    1. Thank you Gracie - the pancakes were good and then we went on a family walk which made me feel a little better. Plus, the forecast calls for SUN tomorrow. Hallelujah!

  2. Love the flowers, especailly the pink Iris, do you know it's name? I understand about the conflict issue I'm the same, I'd rather just crawl under a rock. The banana pancake idea made me chuckle, my youngest daughter hates them, and I love them. She leaves for college soon, so I'll be able to have them more often! (trying to think happy thoughts or I'll cry)

    1. Those pink iris came from my husband's uncle's house in Boise, Idaho. I wish I knew the variety because you don't see pink too often.

      I can sympathize with your sadness - I already feel sad and my girls won't be gone for 5 and 7 years.


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