Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Jada loves to play.
She thinks everyone else should love to play as well.
Mom? Do you want to join in?
Doesn't this look like fun Morgan?
Friday, March 28, 2008
Yesterday I showed you the back yard and today I thought I'd show you how the front yard is coming along.
The view to my bench is much different at this time of year!
Jada spends a lot of time with her head out the window once the weather warms up.
Every once in a while this can be a bit of a problem.
Early one afternoon this past summer, our mail carrier went to put our mail in the mailbox.
Jada heard her from the back room, and went racing to the front door.
Barking like a maniac, she thrust her head through the screen door's opening. My poor mail lady let out a small shriek, threw the mail on the top step and went racing to the sidewalk!
By this time I was at the door, horrified.
I asked her if she was okay and she started to apologize to me! The poor woman is terrified of dogs as she had been bitten by one. Could I feel any worse?
I now make sure that door is closed when she might be delivering the mail.
There is still a bit of snow there.
It's at this time of year when I appreciate having some hard scape in the garden. You can't really tell here, but my trellis' are really losing bits and pieces. That's what happens when you buy prefab! Not to worry though, Henry has promised to build me new ones this spring. He's even talking about connecting them so it looks somewhat like a half gazebo!
Now let's all hope that doesn't take as long to finish as my garden shed! That took all summer and I would like to grow vines on them this year.
I can't really complain though, because his work is always beautiful, and good craftsmanship takes time.
And that's what good garden's are all about.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
It's hard to believe, when you look at this barren brown ground, that it will ever be lush and green.
Or that you would want to sit on these chairs, look out over the pond, and watch the antics of birds while they bathe.
Could this ever be green again?
Will this big snow pile ever melt?
Yes! Here comes spring! (In the front yard mind you, but spring none the less!)
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Here it goes. . .
1. I can curl my tongue.
2. I LOVE to read! I started with Dick and Jane ( which should tell you I am definitely middle aged!) , moved on to the Little House books, read every Brother's Grimm Fairy tale book in our local library ( and there were a lot!) I read all the Nancy Drew's and most of the Hardy Boys, then moved on to all Louisa May Alcott books as well as all the Anne books (Lucy Maud Montgomery) which, by the way I still read. The teen years found me reading anything and everything. I even read horror novels (although I think I did that to horrify my step mom more than anything!). I read numerous Harlequin's as a young mom, then went on to fantasy, followed by mysterys.
Now that I'm older, I have become very picky about what I read, which has made finding a good book difficult. I still read mystery's, some fantasy, some christian novels and I love it when I can find something to read that is funny or uplifting.
Can you tell I like to read?!
3. I love to splash in puddles. The bigger the better! Since I don't often have rubber boots on when I meet a good puddle, I have resorted to a rather shameful practice. Once in a while, during the height of spring melt, if I come across a really big puddle while driving my school bus, I am overcome by an irresistible urge. After a quick check to assure myself that yes, the bus is already dirty, and no, there are no pedestrians nearby, I 'accidentally ' speed up just a bit and just happen to drift into that puddle.
The huge splash is incredibly satisfying!
Of course ,if any of the kids notice, I'll look very surprised and let out a loud, WHOOPS!
4. I am very proper. Henry is not at all proper!. After 23 years of marriage we have rubbed off on each other a bit. I'm no longer as easily embarrassed and Henry no longer tries to embarrass me as often. ( Okay, that last bit isn't really true.)
5. I am a research geek. I have to thoroughly research anything new that comes my way. I used to have piles of books around my chair when I was starting something new. I use the Internet a lot more these days.
6. I am a visual learner.
7. If you asked my family what I was like they would tell you I was eccentric. ( Or quirky if they were feeling kind.) When I was younger, my younger sister liked to tell people I was just like the character of Denise on the Cosby show.
8. When my kids were young, breakfast consisted of Pepsi and cigarettes. Now I have two breakfasts. The first I have before I leave for work, and it is always the same. One package of instant oatmeal. When I get home from bus driving I have my second breakfast. Two pieces of jam toast. Although if there is any baking in the house I would go for that first! I haven't smoked for over 16 years.
9. I am a tea drinker. I have never grown up enough to enjoy coffee.
10. I'm a dreamer.
Monday, March 24, 2008
If you play the game properly you then tag 5 other bloggers to do the same.
As I don't read or comment on many blogs on a regular basis ,I wouldn't know who to tag, but, I'm willing to play the game!
I'm going to have to think about what those ten things might be however. The idea is to tell people something they might not know about you so. . .
The fact that I'm crazy about gardening wouldn't count. . .
Check back tomorrow to see what I've come up with.
It may or may not be interesting!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
To bad I don't have time to craft right now.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
We are now back in business!
One of the first signs of spring are the pussy willows.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Pictures show up as text (html?) and I can't use italics or bold things as more text shows up!
I don't have time to fiddle any more as I have a lot of plants to transplant into larger pots and I have more seeds to start.
A big thank you to my friend L for lending me a few more fluorescent lights!
And Ev. . . I'll probably be knocking on your door soon, looking to borrow the 8' light!
Hope to be back with pictures soon!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Mr bear where is your ear?
Are you missing an eye?!
Oh no! Floppy bunny. . .
Big dog. . .
Speak to me!!
Quick, get the doctor.
Get the needle and thread!
Who is responsible for this?!
I should have known.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Once again the unexpected has intruded.
I'm going to spend the day at the passport office.
I've got to tell you this has been one of the most exciting weeks I've ever had!
So far. . .
Thursday, March 13, 2008
I've been feeling under the weather lately and it finally caught up with me.
So. . .
Without further ado. . .
What is this you ask?
My sister T and her husband B were in town for a business seminar.
They are in the greenhouse business and the seminar required a game.
T came up with a game that required the participants to identify the various plant cuttings.
As there were two teams, there were two identical batches of cuttings. Twenty in each.
Guess who got to take the cuttings home?
Better than jewelery anytime!
They had to be planted fast though, as they had spent nearly two days in T's carry on bag.
They all seem to be okay so I'll keep you posted.
Here's what one of them looked like in the bag.
Can you guess what this is?
Here it is out of the bag.
Can anyone tell me now?
Did you say million bells?
I was wrong.
It is a potunia. Have you ever heard of it?
I hadn't. But now I have.
I love new plants!
Here's what my plant shelves looked like before I planted 40 cuttings into 4" pots.
Here's what they look like now!
As you can see I have moved all non essential plants to other locations.
Anyone with any suggestions as to were all the plants I haven't started yet might go?
I'm going to be hanging lights in my bedroom next!