Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I've hung up my dress-for-success clothes, and pulled my domestic "genes" out of storage.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

My Photo Diary: May


My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

What the WHAT? 
How did it get to be the end of May so fast?

After the longest winter ever,
spring is zipping by way too quickly for me.
 
The first order of business is to thank those
who participated in "Show Us Your April." 
I loved having a peak into your day-to-day, 
and the creative ways you packaged your photos.
A special thank you to my friend, Claire,
who co-hosted the party with me.
Check out a sampling of everyone's photos, below,
and hop on over to their blogs for a visit.
Tell them Ms. Toody sent you. 

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 This past month for me was all about enjoying the outdoors,
so lots of photos from around the homestead.

Without further ado...
"May" I show you my photos?

May 1 
Today is Show Us Your April party day! The nice thing about so few link-ups is that everyone gets featured!


My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


May 2
I could sit outside all day and take pictures of birds. I think they are onto me now, because they are actually posing.  

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


May 3
Yes, I really did pull right off the road on the way to pick up take-out sushi to take this picture. "I'm always chasing rainbows..."
My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

May 4
Red, white and blue.

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

May 5
Bleeding Hearts are bloody gorgeous.

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

May 6
Glad I had time to stop at Bryant Park before meeting a friend for lunch on this perfect spring day.

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

May 7
No t-shirts for me from Disney...my souvenir was a whisk! I used it to whip up my fondant birthday cake.

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


May 8
Celebrating my sister's birthday tonight! She's still younger than me, darn it. 

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

May 9
Six turkeys crossed the road...why? I don't know, but only two of them signed the release allowing me to use their picture.

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

May 10
I set up an "open bar" for local hummingbirds, but so far no takers. What am I doing wrong, I wonder? No pretzels, maybe?

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


May 11
Mother's Day gift from Junior Goo Shoes...he knows what his mama loves!

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

May 12
First day it is warm enough to sit on the deck, and work on my blog. Heaven!

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

May 13
Move-in day for these little birdies.

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

May 14
Seems most everything was late to bloom this spring, but not the azaleas...right on time.  

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

May 15
"Waterlogued" my house today... 

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

May 16
Remember the birds that moved in a few days ago? I guess they didn't like the neighborhood. A new family is living here now. 

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


May 17
I took a dozen photos of this butterfly, and they came out crappy. Mr. Goo Shoes took one with his phone, and nailed it. 



May 18
The day I look forward to every year -- the Greek festival at a local church. Greek pastries make me swoon!

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

May 19
Peek-a-boo! Or maybe I should say, Peck-a-boo!

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

May 20
Lunch and a show in Bryant Park. It's Fleet Week in NYC, and the US Navy Jazz band gave a free concert. For a little taste of it, here's a video.

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

May 21
Let the summer planting begin!

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

May 22
I finally bought myself three of those flower pots that I gave as gifts on Mother's Day.

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

May 23
More flowers to be planted. I haven't even made a dent!
 
My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

May 24 
Sadie put on her patriotic outfit for the start of Memorial Day.

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

May 25
We kicked off the weekend with Skinny Sparkling Raspberry Margaritas...a recipe that I found over at Vicki's Life In My Empty Nest. Delish!

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

May 26
Yes, that is potato salad on my hotdog. I think the only people on earth who eat hotdogs this way, are from my hometown. 

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes



May 27
This was the mother of all Designer Showhouses! Thirty eight stunning rooms! Thanks to one of my readers for sending me an email about it. Watch for a house tour post (or three) in the next few weeks. 
 

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

May 28
Had to park in a new lot when I went to get my hair cut, which was right smack in the middle of Little Italy. Hey, how did these cannolis get in my car?


My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

May 29
Pretty Lilies of the Valley. Ann from On Sutton Place inspired me to take some from the front of my house, and plant them in the backyard, in this post.

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

May 30
So this was waiting for me this morning in my new flower box....

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

May 31
May comes to a close with the rhododendrons at their peak.

My Photo Diary - May  --- Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Wishing you all a Happy June!

32 comments:

  1. May was gorgeous coming and going, but especially beautiful from you perspective. I love the birds - and the whisk!

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    1. Thank you! I could sit outside all day and watch the birds! I wish we got more variety, but it's still fun to watch them. Happy June!

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  2. Love the pics! Spring makes me feel alive after the longest winter!!!

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    1. Glad you like! The longest winter was followed by the shortest spring! It will be summer before we know it!

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  3. Love all of your pics as usual! I am a little behind (try not to act shocked - can I retire too??) and going to catch up on commenting on the photo diaries.
    The snake in the planter... ok, his friends keep wanting to get in our pool. Then they can't get out and I have to use a bucket to save them and throw them back in the yard! Wish I would have taken a pic of the baby black racer a few days ago!!

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    1. Uh, maybe I'll have to re-think that move to Florida! Snakes in the pool? EEK! Happy June, Claire!

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  4. You sure covered in all in these pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Thanks for the feature. That snake would have sent me over the edge. Yikes. I love all your NYC pictures and the bird photos too. Thanks for sharing your May.

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    1. Thank YOU for participating, Katie! The bird photos are my favorites - I could take hundreds of them! Have a great June!

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  6. Love each day! So fun! My best souvenir from Disney is a magnetic clip for my fridge. I keep all my weekly recipes on it...ya know, the ones I copy from all the great blogs I visit and from Pinterest! Love the whisk. On my list to get next time I am there!

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    1. Ah, AnnMarie, I like that your souvenir is kitchen-y, too! I think I got a pancake mold in the shape of mouse ears, too. My son is too old for that now :(

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  7. P.S. Thanks for the feature from April! It was so much fun to do!

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    1. You are welcome! I really appreciate that you participated, AnnMarie!

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  8. Looks like you had a nice month of May! That snake would've scared me to death (even though I think it's not poisonous). I just saw a baby snake in my basement (off my garage) and I freaked out! I made my 20 yr old son get rid of it for me. The food at that Greek festival looked good! I'm personally glad that May is over now. It was very stressful for us. We had so much on the calendar and now I'm looking forward to a less hectic month.

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    1. It was a nice, relaxing month (for the most part). I think we are going to another Greek festival this weekend - I just love the food (and hubby loves the desserts!). Wishing you a peaceful June, Kelly!

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  9. Amy, Your May was beautiful! I love all your bird photos...and even the snake! Thanks for hosting the "Show Me Your April"...fun, fun, fun! Happy June!

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    1. Thank you, thank you, Corinne, for participating! I think the bird photos are my favorite, too!

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  10. Thank you Amy for hosting the Show Me Your April, it was fun to do. I should have continued with May really, but I really don't know where May went! Yours looks full of colour and delicious goodies, both for you and the wildlife!

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    1. I'm so glad you participated, Chel! I really enjoyed spending lots of time outdoors in May...hope the summer doesn't go too fast! Have a good June!

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  11. Loved all your pictures! Pretty and pretty yummy too. Best wishes! s and d

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    1. Thank you, S & D! Hope June is off to a good start for you!

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  12. Wonderful photo diary! I enjoyed it. I am a wuss when it comes to snakes...that would not have been the most pleasant surprise to me here! :)

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    1. I was freaking out, Deb because I just had my hands in there taking out all of the flower pots. EEK! Haven't seen him since - I don't like that he's hiding somewhere and could appear at any moment (hopefully not wrapped around my leg).

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  13. Gorgeous photos Amy! I have had such a busy May that I haven't had the time to stop and enjoy the Spring finally showing up, but through your photos, I definitely got to see what I missed! Time to pay a little attention in June :-)

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    1. I hope you get some relaxing time outside in June, Beth! I'm just hoping that the summer doesn't fly by too fast. I need a Loooooong one!

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  14. Hi Amy,

    Trying to catch up with so many blogger buddies' posts in between spring cleaning, which is difficult since I've been jet lagged for over a week now! Anyway, LOVE your photo diaries and this month is beaming with all those bright and bold flowers - gorgeous pics! Wow, your waterlogued house is wonderful! And, lastly, I hear ya loud and clear re: those decadent Greek pastries, which also make me swoon, but in addition, balloon!!

    Have a great week ahead and Happy June!

    Poppy

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    1. Thanks, Poppy! It felt so good to spend a lot of time outside after our nasty winter. I hope that the summer takes its time...I need it to last awhile. I think we are going to another Greek festival this weekend...the last thing I need is to eat them so close to bathing suit season! But I won't be able to help myself!

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  15. I loved all of these photo's and such a busy month!! Wish I had one of those cannolis! Blessings dear. Catherine

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    1. I allowed myself just one of those cannolis, Catherine! It was a mini one, and delish!

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  16. You know this may just be the best of the best - I love seeing how you spent your month - I have to start doing this!!!
    Sadie Sadie married lady is too cute for words !
    And I need to be in Bryant Park - God I miss it !!!
    See ya in August Sistah !
    xox

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    1. Thanks, Suzan...Yes, you need a Bryant Park fix! We firmed up our vacation plans, and I will be around for when you visit!

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