4.24.2009

TGIFriday Fragments!




It's been a rough week on so many levels, and I am SO glad it's Friday! We don't have anything exciting planned this weekend, just R&R. Much needed R&R.


It's Fragment time!

* I'm very seriously considering transferring to a day shift position within my hospital (but NOT my unit). In fact, I have three applications in. It's a big change, but night shift is wearing me out. I think it's time.

* My blogger friend Meaghan of http://cancerlost.blogspot.com/2009/04/update-on-how-surgery-went.html had surgery this week. She had to have a kidney and a rib removed. I can't imagine how painful this was for her! And some people say cervical cancer is not much of a risk and not a big deal. @@ I dare them to say that to Meaghan! *ETA: I can't get the blog to link properly, but it's I Kicked Cancer's @ss. Go visit and send her gentle hugs!*

* We're going to visit a new church this weekend. I've been there before with the kids but hubby has never been. I'm excited! It's a very friendly, peaceful place.

* We may be getting a litter of kittens to foster this weekend. Stay tuned! There will be pictures of the fluffy cuteness.

* We went lights-out for Earth Day! We read books by candlelight. The kids didn't mind a bit! It was very nice and quiet.

* This week I've found new flowers blooming in our yard. I was THRILLED to find jasmine blooming on the gate!




I love jasmine.

Then I found honeysuckle on the back fence.


That brings back memories; we always had it growing on our fence where I grew up and I was always sucking the 'honey' out of the blossoms!

I also found some purple flowers growing just behind the back fence.



I broke off some branches, picked a purple blossom, and put them in a vase on a shelf in the kitchen. They smell wonderful!


Hope y'all have a wonderful Spring Weekend!
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23 comments:

April said...

I used to suck the honey from honeysuckle blooms, too! Great childhood memories! Enjoy your relaxing weekend...sounds like you've earned it!

Karen in Texas said...

You want some really good scent Cyndy plant roses where your honeysuckle grows. There's nothing better on a summer night than to walk outside and smell honeysuckle and roses together. We grew up sucking the honey out of honeysuckle too. Thanks for bringing back that memory. :)

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

I love Jasmine, too! Think I'll have to find some this weekend. And I loved your fragments! I did a few today myself! So happy it's Friday!!

Mary Ellen said...

Every time I see pictures of fully blooming flowers, it makes me want to move south! We're still waiting up here in the Northeast.

kristi said...

OMG, I love honeysuckles! The smell, the taste..yum. Reminds me of growing up. We had a pomegranite tree too! We used to break them open and have seed fights!

Kat said...

I hope you get some much deserved R&R this weekend.
Love the purple flower!

I am Harriet said...

Cool pictures!
The kittens sound so great!

Kelly said...

Lovely pictures! Good luck with your job change! ...and Happy Friday, I hope that next week is a much better one for you.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I am waiting on our honeysuckle to bloom. I love the smell as I walk past.
Goodluck on the dayshift thing. Wish I could convince my daughter to switch.

Smoochiefrog said...

I remember sucking honeysuckles too. Love that summer memory!

PerplxinTexan♥ said...

candle light? Oh how that melted my heart, I went lights out on Earth hour for about 12 mins, then I said screw this I need to see. Perhaps it's my age which defys me but, I'd rather blame my impatience.

Anywhoo, glad you are keeping your family close and God closer, best

-PTexan

Kelly said...

Jasmine...so that's what I've been smelling...I am so not a gardener!! I have great memories of the honeysuckles also...such good childhood fun!

Kelly said...

Jasmine...so that's what I've been smelling...I am so not a gardener!! I have great memories of the honeysuckles also...such good childhood fun!

Mrs4444 said...

I really love that shot of the purple flower especially.

I'm really glad you made a move to change your schedule; it's going to be great.

Off to give my regards to your friend...

Sugar Boogers & Tantrums said...

Beautiful flowers. Are the purple one's Morning Glory's? We grew up with Morning Glory's.

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

good luck with getting a day shift job. i hope it will happen for you soon.

i love the photos of flowers you posted. they cheered me up :-) it's almost magical how flowers do that, lift up your mood.

Bad Momma said...

Love the idea of reading by candlelight! Also love the flowers, especially the Morning Glory!

Pouty Lips said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog. The way you write is like we are conversing and it works.

Rhea said...

I like this hodgepodge post! Sorry you have to work the late shift tonight.

Love the jasmine and honeysuckle!

Sorry about your friend, wow, quite a surgery!

I hope the get some fluffy cuteness so I can enjoy the photos!

Karen said...

I love Honeysuckle and Jasmine...

Back in NZ, I had this shrub that was covered in the most fragrant, pink and white flowers. It's called a Daphne shrub.

Hope you get off night shift ...will be keeping my fingers crossed !

I've read Meaghan's blog before... she is an inspiation..

mommaof4wife2r said...

honey suckle and jasmine...i can almost smell it thru the computer! looks pretty too!

get some rest girl, you deserve it!

and many prayers for your friend...wow!!! what a woman!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Great fragments. Love your Earth Day idea. Honeysuckle is yummy. And cancer sucks.

Lena said...

I always make my vault smear, and urge my daughter to attend every cervical smear. My heart goes out to your friend and I will send her some hugs.

I adore your honeysuckle pic. I too have a bush in the garden, although it's a little early for it's bloom here in Scotland but the fragrance in the cool nights is heavenly.