What’s Blooming today!

The weekend.  Hooray!!  The weather was truly spring-like this week with very fickle weather.  Windy, rainy, cold with peeks of sun.  Today was just  a walking day for exercise using my 10 minute walks interspersed throughout the day.  No biking in this wind.

Made up a new breakfast:

This is 1/4 cup of part-skim ricotta mixed with 1/4 cup pumpkin, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon of honey and some cinnamon.  Baked for 25 minutes.  Topped with 10 grams of dried cranberries.  This was interesting.  It’s kind of like my ricotta puffs, but with pumpkin and a single serving.  It is sort of like a pumpkin pie, but firmer and not as sweet.

Busy work day today.  Good for a Friday. I buckled right down and busted out a lot of work, which was a nice change from my usual Fridayitis  :mrgreen:

I got a little hungry before lunch, so I had a date with crunchy peanut butter.

My old favorite snack is back!  More dates in the house since it is riding season.

Lunch time:

PB flour with a coconut flour biscuit.  Quick and easy.  I wanted to get back to work and continue busting it out.  I did take a 10 minute walk after lunch though.  The garden is blooming nicely now.  The mid season tulips are up.

Princess Irene. I love the 2 tone color on this one:

Golden Parade:

Also, my fritillaria is here.

I actually got 3 bulbs and only 1 came up.  Figures because each bulb was about $5!  Gahhh!!!  The problem was that this part of the garden is a bit of a depression and we had a rainy winter and the water pooled there. Then it froze all the plants with ice instead of just frozen ground.  Not so good.  I did lose a fair number of bulbs this year, but all the more reason to order more!!

Lily of the Valley.  I just adore these!  So tiny, so fragrant.

I worked hard today and finished up all my lines early.  I have a set amount of lines that I like to get per day (since I am paid by the line). My goal is to finish them in a certain amount of time.  Some days when I finish them “early”, I just knock off.  Some days I work in the amount of time I normally do and get the extra lines.  I decided to walk with John to the post office and then do a bit more before dinner.  That was a nice 1.5 mile walk to the post office and back.

Then I did another 30 minutes of work and really called it a day!  All before dinner.  Sweet.  Speaking of:

Baked clam strips.  My day ended up pescetarian.  Not planned.

Another 1/2 mile walk after dinner and I had a little over 3 miles on the day. It feels good to get in that broken up activity and it really hasn’t hurt my work production, so I need to remember that.

I am out of here early and John and I are headed out for a Friday night on the town!

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10 thoughts on “What’s Blooming today!

  1. E. Jane

    Love your flowers! The fritillaria is so unusual, and lilies of the valley–I love everything about them! I also like tulips, but this year, the deer ate almost all of ours. The deer don’t seem to like the daffodils though, so they have been blooming for a long time. It’s been a wonderful spring! Have a great weekend!

  2. Tish

    Lily of the Valley. I love it. Great pic. I could almost smell it! Our weather has been fickle too, but enough sunny bits to get out and ride or run pretty often.

  3. Fran

    Your flowers are blooming very pretty. Love to see this every week.
    You know the Princess Irene tulip is named after a real Dutch princess? She’s the sister of our Queen.

    Hope you and John had a great night out yesterday and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
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  4. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    Your garden is beautiful Lori – so colorful and cheerful. I’m a huge fan of Lily of the Valley. I used to pick gigantic bunches of them for my mom and she’d put them in vases in the kitchen and they smelled ridiculously amazing.
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  5. Alissa

    I think I comment that those baked clam strips look good everytime you post a picture of them. I keep forgetting to look for them in the store! Your flowers are beautiful. We did some work in my flower gardens this weekend and they’re finally starting to look better!
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  6. Roz@weightingfor50

    Oh Lori, your flowers are GORGEOUS!!!!! Love the pictures from today, and yesterday too. Just catching up on some blog readings and have to add “OH PIXIE” regarding her sunflower “nomming”. They do test us sometimes don’t they? But they’re so worth it. Hope you and John are having a great weekend.

  7. cheryl

    Love your flower pictures! Bulbs don’t do very well here (Arizona) except for Iris. I miss having tulips!

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