What’s blooming and bagels!

Friday! I have trouble keeping track of the days when the schedule gets a little out of order, don’t you? I had a protein drink and went to the gym at the usual time.

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Straight leg deadlifts 3 sets of 10 at 65# Lower body
Close grip lat pulldown 3 set of 12 at 50# Back
Cable squat to row 3 sets of 15 at 50# Full body
Dumbbell chest press 3 sets of 15 with 20# DBs (40# total) Chest
Reverse Crunches 3 sets of 12 Core
YTWL 3 sets of 4 (each letter) with 8# DBs (16# total) Shoulders

John arrived at the gym, so we headed on out for breakfast! It was pretty warm already, I have to say. Today is more humid than the last couple of days.

Sunflower bagel and coffee!! I how I missed the bagel.   This was an awesome bagel today. I was pretty hungry.

It was nice to relax and eat, since I don’t have a set work time for my 1/2 day today.  13 mile ride this morning.  Trying to figure out if we will be able to bike tomorrow or if Earl will send too much wind our way. Supposed to be windy with rain possible tomorrow….

The garden had a couple surprised in it for me today.  It still is looking quite good for this time of year.  A little tired in spots, but still weeks of color left!  As requested, here is an outside shot of the house.

Victorian style.  Note the front yard?  This is the only yard we have.   Not kidding.  There is no back yard (it is totally covered by our shop) and no real side yards (just strips).  Makes for easy mowing, though 😀

Impatiens with a weed sticking in there.

Butterfly bush is going like crazy:

This bloom was at nose level:

My multi-blue clematis has a bloom on it.  I saw this while watering today and was so pleased!  I thought it was done.


This is a volunteer.  Actually, I cut it down earlier in the summer and 4 came up in its place.  Kind of like the Sorcerer’s Apprentice.    I am leaving these up for a bit and checking for monarch eggs, since that one has been hanging around.

Red geranium.

Lunch time!  I did find the heel of the bread left, so I made a PBJ sammie.  Yum.

After a little more work, I decided to go out and have a little fun.  Am I the only one that enjoys shopping here?

I practically lived here when I did my flip houses.  Checking out curtains and paint swatches.  I have the  renovation itch again (as does John).  Too bad I don’t have money LOL!

Since it is so close, I had to stop for a snack.  I really looked hard at the pumpkin scones.  Really hard, but I just couldn’t justify getting one.  So I got a pumpkin muffin instead.

I don’t know if that was really a wiser choice LOL.  It was pretty tasty and seemed fatty.  I just love pumpkin anything.

Speaking up pumpkins – now it seems like fall!

I cannot believe that I bought another rose bush!  They were on sale for $6 each, so I could not pass one up.  It met all my criteria for roses:  Easy care, hardy, reblooming, fragrant, and not a tea rose.    I just need to find somewhere to put it.  Side of the house is going to get a makeover, I think!

Dinner time included a baked crab cake and some baked fries (OreIda)!

Hot sauce was sprinkled liberally. :mrgreen:

Need to do a little more work tonight and some chillaxin’ – like this:

Any fun plans on tap?

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17 thoughts on “What’s blooming and bagels!

  1. Pubsgal

    Going to be spending 2/3 days at the art festival in the mountains near where we live. It’s lots of fun, and we help with the cookie booth to make money for our kids’ school. I’m getting excited – I could see them setting things up when I drove past this morning! Otherwise, a lot of hanging out and enjoying the time off.

    Love your cottage garden; it goes perfectly with such a cute house!

    Gotta say, Pixie is one of my chillaxation role models. 🙂
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..Happy September! =-.

  2. Sharon

    I love your house Lori – kind of thought I probably would. And as a matter of fact, I spent about an hour in Lowe’s this afternoon. There is one a couple of miles from my house and odd as it sounds, I’ve found it’s a great place to get some walking in. Long, wide aisles with fun stuff to look at as you walk by.

    Have a great weekend.
    .-= Sharon´s last blog ..A New Day =-.

  3. april

    Oh I love pumpkin everything!! Haven’t had a starbucks muffin but it looks delicious. I know that Kroger makes some pumkin chocolate chip cookies.. they are huge and delicious and I use to eat a ton of ’em!

  4. John

    I like the lack of mowing part and the nice big porch! I’d like to plant my whole yard in flowers that come up every year. Problem is the initial work 🙂

    Also wanted to say Thanks so much for voting and blogging about my Bigstridea! Really appreciate the support!

  5. Shelley B

    Your house is so cute and no wonder people comment on the front yard – it really looks appealing! Love your porch, too!

    No big plans for the weekend beyond running club and a tailgate for the first A&M home game (we aren’t going to the game, just the tailgate, lol). Enjoy your weekend!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Friday Mishmash- aka MizFits Post =-.

  6. Joanne

    What an adorable house you have. I so love that you know all the names of the flowers. Although my parents are really good at flower gardens and keeping house plants, they certainly didn’t pass that on to me. Everything dies when I try to take care of it. As for flower names, well…lets see…I know what a rose looks like 🙂

    Great eats – YAY long weekend. We have a family get together tonight. A bike ride (maybe) tomorrow and my longest run ever on Monday. Ted is going to bike along, back and forth just incase the medics need to be called 🙂
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..Training and Arnold Sandwich Thins and Sweet Potato BGT Chili =-.

  7. Jody - Fit at 52

    Lori, I love your house! Beautiful & quaint! I have no yard period so love your small yard, the porch, the garden! Thx for the pics!

    Now that Pixie, she ought to be in movies & commercials.. such a cutie!

    Have a great one & enjoy the new windows! They should help with that storm!!!!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Saturday Funny Happy Bday! =-.

  8. Dawn

    Your garden looks so pretty, loved the pictures. Boy what a cute house too. Pixie of course looks cute as always *smile*. Mike is always watching those flipping houses shows but as you have seen with our bathroom remodel it wouldn’t be very profitable for us lol. Hope you have a great holiday weekend.

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