Sunday, April 5, 2009

happy weekend

This past Friday was my 39th birthday. (And no, I have not been 39 for the past several years!) My fabulously amazing General Manager made me this ~

a luscious pound cake, still warm from the oven!

Lee gave me a beautiful necklace, some ginger-scented goat's milk soap, and some Higher Ground coffee, all of which he purchased at Red Rain in Homewood, Alabama. Sadly, Amy Vickers' environmentally friendly general store is going out of business at the end of April. There are lots of good deals to be had from now until then, but I sure will miss them when they're gone.

On Saturday, I took Leah to a Girl Scout event at Rickwood Caverns ~


face painting

cool rocks

creeping phlox with shadowy intrusion

trillium, which i was able to identify thanks to a post by Annie at Edifice Rex

don't know ~ do you?

big bunny

And on Sunday, we ate a delicious dinner at my mom's, after which the kids sifted through a big box of quarters in order to find one from each state. Plenty of Delaware, but man is Missouri ever hard to find.

Perhaps the most exciting news of the weekend is that my brother,
sister-in-law, and niece scored VIP passes to President Obama's speech at Hradčany Square in Prague. He waved to my niece!


Lythrum said...

Wow, you guys had a busy weekend too. :) Would you happen to have a piece of pound cake left? ;) Happy Birthday! My husbands was just Friday and we celebrated with Chinese food.

fitforceres said...

Happy Birthday Meg! And welcome back to the land of living.

Did I actually post under an open ID?! There's hope for me yet


The Country Experience said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a great one.

I'm sorry to hear about Red Rain. It's been a while since I've been there, I had no idea.

Brandy said...

Happy birthday Meg! I had no idea when I saw you on Saturday. Sorry I was such a lame running partner.

countrypeapie said...

Hey Lythrum ~ The pound cake didn't last long! Oh, I LOVE Chinese food.

Thanks Rob, you savvy blogger, you!

Thanks TCE! My husband still goes there quite a bit because he's in town more than I am. Sad to see them go.

Thanks Brandy! You were a perfect running partner. I think we both needed an easy six that day.

Rurality said...

The red one is Fire Pink. A good one! It's called "pink" because of the pinked edges, not the color. :)

countrypeapie said...

Thank you, Karen! It's such a pretty little flower -- really stands out in the woods.

Y'all please don't ever hesitate to correct me if I identify anything incorrectly in a post. Just assume there's a question mark after the name of each flower/plant/animal track. :)

brninuk said...

did you ever figure out what that bush or white wildflower that you posted on April 8th was. I have a couple in my backyard and am trying to figure out what they are also. The picture you took is identical to what I have. Thanks, Terri :)