Thursday, June 14, 2007

A Mixed Bag

I have several small updates to impart so I thought I'd put them all in one place.

First of all, for you grammar mavens, you'll be happy to know that my mom has posted a new entry on her blog, Marge's Words to the Wise. So please check it out because otherwise you may be one of the unfortunates who are using the expression "beg the question" incorrectly, and you wouldn't want that!

Next, I'm very happy to report the progress on our deck, also known as the Intrepid. It is 99% finished, and it is looking good! The only thing left to do is to stain it with waterproof stain, but that won't be for a few weeks, as the wood has to dry out. I'll take some pictures this weekend and post them so you can see it for yourselves!

Tonight on my way home from work I stopped and bought two sizable tropical plants that were on sale at our local supermarket for only $9.99 each. I figured they would look good on the deck. This weekend DH and I can put together the new table and chairs we had already bought, and all will be ready in time for his parents' visit for Father's Day on Sunday. Thankfully, weather predictions are good, so the traditional Father's Day barbecue should be able to take place on the new deck.

I think Diva actually preferred it before the railings went up. She loved lying out on the flat surface and being able to see all around her. Hopefully she will figure out that she can sit up on the bench along the main railing and watch from there instead.

Last, but not least, I have a short new post on Medicana today, inspired by a CNN article my friend sent to me.

That concludes this evening's update!


RUTH said...

Thanks for the update; shall look forward to the photos of the deck. Enjoy your BBQ...I bet you have some great ones.

Mauigirl said...

Thanks Ruth! I am looking forward to a good weekend relaxing on the deck - and catching up with the blogs I usually read, including yours! - work has been very busy!

Anonymous said...

I am curious as to what are the two sizable tropical plants you bought?

Evil Spock said...

You write two blogs? Evil Spock can't even keep up with one, that's why Evil Spock subcontracted on The Needs of the Few.

Liz Hinds said...

Hope your Father's day barbecue went well and that the weather stayed good. At least the railings wil stop Diva flinging herself off!

I will pop over to see Marge now.

Mauigirl said...

Evil Spock -
It is hard to keep up with two. I even started a third one, on travel, but am way behind on updating that one! I do pretty well keeping up with the medical one though - what's good about it is the information continues to be useful indefinitely.
Liz - will post my update of the weekend shortly! The weather cooperated, thank goodness!