The Wedding Day.
But who's counting on this beautiful warm sunny morn?
We all are, as there's still a few things on the To-Do List.
This morning, bright and early, this showed up on the side lawn:
Ladders and scrapers and stuff, oh my!
Bless their hearts, the painters have begun the staggering task of scraping paint off the old clapboards,
in preparation for That Old House to be freshly painted in clean white for the wedding.
The first scrapings.
And that century-plus old wood is looking pretty darned good under there.
Certainly better than I would look at that age. Or, now.
Anyway, soon our humble farmhouse will look just like this:
Okay, I lie. It will still look just like its humble self, but in white, with green-almost-black shutters.
But isn't that a spectacular white house? It's in Morristown, New Jersey.
Hmm . . . what else is going on this Wednesday morning?
I had morning coffee here, before the heat set in:
I don't usually use round cloths, as I never seem to get them on tables exactly evenly,
but this vinyl one has lots of circles to act as my guider wheels, and it's a cinch to position it.
Nearby, in the hedges along the driveway, a gentle swaying in the bird house, another white house.
|If this house is a-rockin' then don't come a-knockin'|
I'm not sure who was home, but I tried to zoom in with the camera and then crop,
because I am a curious voyeur when it comes to nests and possible babies.
Yoo-hoo! Anybody home? It's the landlady!
Can't see much. Just that Stickley furniture . . . .
But across the driveway, we have loads of babies!
The grapevine is busy, incubating hundreds of tiny grape clusters.
And our yellow daylilies at the top of the border may be late in blooming this year,
but their baby buds are all in place now, and they should be going gangbusters by June 25th.
Because June 25th is ... what is it again? Oh yeah, our daughter's wedding!
So still on the To-Do List are:
1. Getting the house painted (underway today, with scraping).
2. Weeding and mulching the front beds and the driveway slope (scheduled for next week).
3. Installing privacy fence outside sunroom patio.
4. Daughter Anne to make Alida's veil and headpiece, and fashion fascinators for bridesmaids.
5. Mother -- that would be me -- to bake Norwegian wedding cake (efforts to buy a satisfactory
Kransekake proved unsuccessful) and bake a perfect 4-strand braided loaf of Challah.
(Who wants to come and help bake? Bring wine. Lots.)
And . . . also:
6. Send After Party invitations, and order the food for it.
7. Bring truckloads of stuff to Goodwill, and not bring anything home from there.
8. Run up those danged curtains on my new sewing machine, then put the machine away!
9. Check in with photographer, makeup and hair stylists, Pastor, organist, florist, caterer . . .
and last but not least:
10. Anne and Alida to take one last sisters' overnight road trip together.
Awwww. . . .
I take heart from Connie at Hartwood Roses, whose daughter was married this past weekend, and the weather was gorgeous and all went beautifully, in a fairytale setting at their farm home. I have asked her to send some of that mojo up our way from Virginia -- I'm counting on lots of good luck!
That's it for today! I've gotta go, got some stuff to do; this wedding prep is fun! -- Cass
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