Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Hydrangea Experiment

Well, it's naptime so I tried to sit on the porch swing with my iced coffee and look the new PBKids catalog I just got in the mail. Alas, I was thwarted. First of all, Daphne was making all kinds of noise, which I heard over the monitor, because instead of napping, she was "having a campout." Plus, it's hot out there. And finally, although I didn't actually see any mosquitos, I felt their presence. So I quickly cut some hydrangeas and came back in the house. Kev's mom told me they are easy to dry, so I decided to try it. Most of the internet articles say to wait until the end of the season to cut them, but I thought I'd try it anyway. I don't know how they'll do, especially hanging right in the sunny window, but I couldn't figure out anywhere else to hang them, and they look sort of weirdly pretty hanging there. If this batch doesn't work, there's plenty more for later.

I can hear Daphne up there whispering to herself now. I don't think she's going to sleep. Dangit. We had a nice long playdate with the neighbors this morning, so she ought to be tired. I know I am. I guess my porch time will have to wait until the sun goes down.

Tomorrow morning we are going up the street to see Horton Hears a Who for $1.00 at the Tally Ho. They have a different kid movie each week all summer. It'll be nice and cool in the theater, and there will be popcorn. She probably won't take a nap after sitting in the dark all morning though. Maybe I'll make her jog all the way home...

1 comment:

Gye Greene said...

Yeah, they DO look pretty -- like crepe paper.

Campout: Cute!!! :)