Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Well, as I mentioned last week, Global Warming, I mean Summer, has hit New England! Thursday and Friday this week are supposed to be 96F/36C, which is mega-hot for us. Thursday's description on the news station says "blazing heat"! But just think how boring life would be if we didn't have weather to complain about!

Last week I went with Katherine and her friends to see the Transformers movie - awesome!

Yesterday we went to Toys R Us to buy My Little Ponies - she collects everything! It's amazing the seriousness of figure and action figure collectors. She was telling me that most Pony collectors are adults and that Hasbro actually listens to the collectors about which ponies should or shouldn't be in the new show or in their line of toys!

Also last week, Mister cleaned all the green mildewy stuff off the north side of the house, which happens to be our main entrance on the deck. He scrubbed the deck clean and re-stained it. Got rid of the cat "house" and built a new one. Then he repainted this funky retro metal couch that he picked up last year. I'd say the deck's looking pretty good now!
I've always been forgetting to take a snapshot of my cutesy S&P cabins - one with a red roof and one with a blue roof.

I picked up this garden flag at the end of the season last year. I needed a flag holder for it and had this plastic hanger that is split in the middle of the bottom - voila! A temporary (if not permanent) solution!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your deck looks great! Love the red glider. Of course the cabin S&P's made me smile. See ya later!

JunqueMagnet said...

That is quite possibly the coolest bench EVER!Love it.Enjoy.

Unknown said...

I adore that red bench!!


Bunnym said...

That bench is TDF!! SCORE!!


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Your garden flag is adorable, especially outstanding against the rustic background!


Red is the color of cherries, not cheese;
Yellow the backs of the sweet honeybees;

Red the fair hair of the Derry Town maid;
Yellow the yolk of the brown egg fresh-laid;

Red are the wounds of the sun going down;
Yellow the daisies beloved by the clown;

Rainbows of colors, delighting the eye—
Yellow and scarlet for this lullaby.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Red and Yellow Rooster

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

What a gorgeous patio glider. My grandparents used to have one that was similar but not nearly as snazzy looking with that lovely new paint job.

DD & I enjoyed the Transformers as well. And wasn't the "theory" about space travel intriguingly fun to think about? As a baby boomer who LOVES Star Trek, I had a great time with that thought. :)

Thanks for another lovely Rednesday!

Kelly Mac said...

You just can't beat a glider on a porch...especially when it's red! I missed you all last week while I was away. Happy Rednesday.

LV said...

Sue, you always come up with the best of reds. I have to go looking for them. I have nothing red in my house. Just the plain old earth tones and white.

Sunny Simple Life said...

We are finally roasting over here too. I am staying in unless outdoors involves water. Love the s&p shakers and we have lots of the My Little Ponies around here. Some of the first ones for my older daughter and now a new little collector is playing with them.

Maria @ LSS said...

I love the red couch.

Mine's here.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Love, love your red retro glider. Kuddos to the Mr. for not only painting it, but for buying it!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Your hubby did a great job. That red metal couch is awesome! Belssings, Debbie

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I'm just like everyone else -- I'm in love with that red glider. Thanks for hosting this party every week; it's such fun.

Curtains in My Tree said...

So sad I don't have any Rednesday for show but wanted to say Hi

You always have the greatest RED'S


Barbara Jean said...

Love that red metal bench!
thanks for hosting

barbara jean

Cherry Chick said...

Sue...Happy Rednesday. How nice your deck looks all spruced up. I love the red on the couch. Hopefully, it will cool down again so that you can sit out there and enjoy it.
Take care,

Cheeseboy said...

This is strange because it is only like 84 degrees here. I say "only".

You really liked the Transformers movie, eh? I have been so hesitant.

Rebecca said...

I've never seen a bench like that-super cool!!!!