Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Thinking of Mom...

It was three years on Mother's Day since my Mom became an angel.  It was also almost three years since Bill's Mom became an angel.  She passed away 6 months after my Mom did.  Mother's Day was quiet for the most part at our home.  We placed an angel on Bill's Mom's grave.  I had sent home an angel for my daughter to place on my Mom's grave last month.  She is buried in Ohio.  I haven't been able to go back there since the funeral.  Hopefully soon!

A graphic I found on the internet which I added my Mom's picture to.  I do sure miss her.
I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!  I did receive the most wonderful gift.  I opened an envelope from my oldest daughter that lives in Florida.  She had enclosed a small piece of paper.  On that paper my Mom had written years ago a poem that she had volunteered myself, her and my three daughters to recite at a Mother Day's banquet.  It was wonderful to read the poem again in my Mom's handwriting. 

The last couple days here have consisted of covering and uncovering all our flowers and vegetables.  I had thought I would get a jump on gardening this year as it has been just beautiful out.  I should of known better.  Frost and freezing temps these last couple days.  That will  teach me.   Hopefully after last night's cold temps that beautiful warm weather will return.  Has it been cold where you live?

I can't wait to see vegetable  blooms again in the garden. This is a Lima bean bloom from a previous year in my garden.

Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Baby it's COLD out there today!  It is -4F as of right now. Brrrrrrrrr!!  Yep....I'm hibernating inside...well at least until I have to go out this afternoon.  I hope it warms up a tad.  With all the Christmas put away I enjoying cuddling up with my blankets and good magazines, books and surfing around to all your lovely blogs.  I've been gathering ideas like crazy for when it gets a bit warmer out there.   All my seed catalogs are coming in and I'm loving dreaming of all the fresh veggies and flowers to come.  
I hope your all staying warm and cozy and safe this nasty winter!

Gotta love all the ice INSIDE our windows. ;)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Chalk Paint - My first attempt

And I love it! :)  I had purchased an old toolbox that had really seen better days.  I used Jamielyn's mix over to I {Heart} Nap Time - How to make chalk paint.   It worked like a charm.  I hope you'll stop by her site and give her a hello and check out her post on how to make chalk paint.  

This is my toolbox I painted and filled with goodies and topped with my cast iron fairies.  Three for each of my grown daughters.  Every time I look at these sweet fairies I think of them.  They are all three very close in age and at one time all resembled these little fairies in size and features.  Well minus the wings. ;) table looks warped in this photo.  It's not.  It must be how the morning light is coming in the window on it.

I hear a freeze is close to nipping my flowers here. *sigh*  Have a wonderful Fall weekend!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Cool Weather!

I am enjoying the cooler temperatures today.  I fired up the oven.  I hope this weekend finds you all with perfect weather like we are enjoying today.

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
-  Albert Camus

Friday, July 20, 2012

Trapped in the Veggie Garden!

What a way to start the morning! For me AND the little baby sparrow!

I went out to check on the veggie garden. We have fencing inside the garden area to separate out areas of plants and to make it a bit easier to walk through it. Well I opened the gate and was met by a flurry of wings and chirps.  There was a baby sparrow upside down! I tell you it scared the bejeezus outta me. lol  The baby bird had caught it's leg between one of the dips in the fencing and couldn't get out. The poor thing had really messed up that leg/foot trying to get out.  It was wedged in there tight. I put on a pair of garden gloves and held the baby bird and slid it's leg out of the fence. I put it in the garden and within a few minutes it was gone. I'm betting that leg/foot doesn't heal properly ...hopefully it learns to hop on one foot.  This photo is of a section of fence in the garden where it got caught. In one of those V sections. Poor thing.

 Have a wonderful Friday and fantastic weekend!

The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.
~J.M. BARRIE, The Little White Bird

UPDATE: Soooo I'm out watering the flowerbeds. Fritz looks awful interested in something on the patio. It was the baby bird It looked much worse for wear than when I had set it down earlier. I know it wasn't from Fritz as he was a nervous nelly looking at it. I picked it up and it fluttered for a minute and then died. :( Poor thing.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bads come in threes right?

I hope everyone is getting some of this cooler weather that we have today.  Right now it's 79 out and it feels perfect!  I'm hoping those 90's and humid humid humid days are gone.  I'll finish out summer with the type of weather we are having today.  

I've been have a fun (insert sarcastic tone) for the past couple weeks.  I decided to wash my truck.  Well the windshield must of had a weak spot or had been previously marred somehow as when I hit it with water from the hose I got a nice foot long crack in it. :(  Hopefully soon that will get replaced.  My state inspection is in a couple months and won't pass with this lovely crack.


About a week ago I decide to "try" and tidy up the garage so I can work on getting some of my collected treasures prepped and painted.  We have a spare dining room table in the back of the garage.  Well it had become a clutter trap.  I do have sheets of Styrofoam and huge cardboard layers on it to keep the top from being marred.  Well I had forgotten there was a leaf under all those layers.  I'm moving things around on the table and OUCH!!!!  the leaf comes crashing down on my big toe and toe next to it.  Yep being the safe person I am, I was wearing flip flops.   I thought it surely must be broke by the pain that was shooting thru it.  So I limp into the house holding my toe...well I looked more like the hunchback of Notre Damn.  Yelling for Bill he comes and asks to look at it.  Dang it hurt to let go of them, so I just let him peek at them. ;)  Thankfully he is good in an emergency as he takes one look at my bloody toes and says...well first off lets get it cleaned up.  Well first I had to let go of my toes as I had a death grip on them as I just knew if I let go they would fall  After they were cleaned up I found I could move them so thankfully they were not broke.  But boy did they sting.  The purple is now gone, but they are still sore sore sore.


Well let's see what else has been making my life  Oh...90 to 100 degree temps and my window air conditioner has decided it wanted to drain INSIDE the house.  We've had it out...torn all apart...cleaned.  Oh...and if you ever store a window air conditioner in your garage over the winter...umm...seal it up good.  When I took ours apart to find out if maybe we had a clog in it.  I found two verrrrrry old mice.  Ewwwwwww Ick Ick Ick.   So it's now back in the windows and only intermittently leaking inside.  *sigh*  Oh one more lovely with the air conditioner....on the hottest day we've had so far this year, the air conditioner is back in the window and cooling the house nicely....POOF...goes the power.  A transformer blew up and lit on fire a couple streets up from us.  The guys were right on it and it was replaced and power back on in a little over a couple hours.

I think I've had enough bad this week!

The good, finally! :)  

Today I see this wonderful scrumptious strawberry pie go by on my feed on Facebook.  

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I have strawberries!  And I have every ingredient (there weren't many) I changed it up a bit and made them into little pies for dinner.  The only thing I didn't have have the whipped cream.   I'm ready to kick back tonight and enjoy my little strawberry pies.  I hope you all have an enjoyable evening! :)

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