Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Time to Plant and a Time to Eat Cake :)

Dear Reader,
Our dear children gave us a Bible verse and pictures of flowers for Christmas...

flowers that would come from the near 100 bulbs (plus 4 hydrangea bushes)
they had ordered from American Meadows.

The bulbs and bushes came via Fedex yesterday
- on April Fool's Day, no less :)

Hubby and I spent a good part of this morning
where this delightful plethora of bulbs should be planted.

Hubby likes straight lines and order while I like hither and yon....
You can imagine the  ....
.... "discussion" ....

Hubby likes to group like things (and colors) together
while I like to mix them all up ....

we have learned in our 33 years of marriage
that the BLENDING of our very different ideas
 produces something more wonderful than either of us
could have ever come up with on our own ....

.... only it can get slightly sTrEsSfUl until we get to the "blending" part :)

So ...Hubby produced

the cake he proudly picked out all by himself at Publix yesterday
because .....

today is also my BiRtHdAy ......

He situated it nicely amongst the bulbs and bushes

(Notice he even had them write my name as
Betsy "Chick"
in honor of my "Parading Chicks" paintings :)
He then commenced to cut this lovely,
CoMpLeTeLy and ThOrOuGhLy ChOcOlAtE cake

and we ate cake for lunch!

Just cake and milk ...MmMmMm GOOD!!! ....

to fortify us for the "blending of our ideas" :)

For everything there is a season .... a time to plant ....
... and a time to eat cake ....:)

Have a lovely day!

Remember the GiVeAwAy!
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Courtney at SL's No Ennui said...

That cake looks GOOD! And so many BULBS! :)

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Happy Birthday!!!! and wishes for many, many more.

I think that's a dElIgHtFuL birthday meal ;)

If I was down your way I'd love to help you plant the bulbs, but I'll have to just set here and see the blooms in your photos. It'll be lovely!

MyStory of HiStory said...

Happy Birthday!!! This is a beautiful post well said. That cake looks delicious! And those flowers -- such a neat gift that will keep on giving!

Tiff said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a great day!!!

Beth said...

Please sent a piece of that chocolate heavenly goodness to town, please! Happy Birthday :)

Mug said...

Thank you all, sweet people! I DiD have a great day! :)

Wish you WERE here, Farmgal.....I would definitely take you up on your offer! We planted 26 gladiola bulbs (34 are left), 3 Canna lilies, 3 African lilies, and 15 Lily of the Valley on Sunday afternoon. There are 34 glads left, 15 different Canna lilies, 3 African lilies, and 4 hydrangeas left :)

Hi Beth! Not much of that chocolate heavenly goodness left :) ...Chocolate doesn't last long around here...I have to keep "even-ing it up", you know, and it just keeps getting smaller and smaller:)

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