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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Linkx

I just wanted to mention a Blog I was referred to by a Blogger friend. You must check this site out if you are at all interested in a fun new Blog template.
It's been a soggy day, with rain pouring down for most of it. I love that fresh spring smell that a freshly showered yard makes. It's not even overly cold!
I had a free DVD rental, so I went out to rent 27 Dresses. I hear it's good and can't wait to watch it.
I've decided to make a huge crab/egg/cheese salad for supper. Basically, I just throw salad fixings in a large bowl and then add those three ingredients to it. Nothing Gourmet about it, but it's just scrumptious!!As fresh seasonal fruit becomes available I like to add it to my salads. I think I've tried them all at some point, but my fav is strawberries and roasted pecans. You can caramelize the pecans if you like, but I'm not allowed too much sweet, so I settle for roasted.
Remember in my last post I talked about dreaming?? Well, I have been browsing thru Southern Hospitality where Rhoda has posted some absolutely stunning ocean/beach pics of her holiday in Florida. If I could crawl thru cyber and go laze on those sugar-white beaches, I'd be in heaven!! *Dreaming*
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I have one more link to share. This has just come out and is such a hot item!! I can't wait until they make this available for sale. This is another Stylin' Diabetic treat.

Dreams


I couldn't get to sleep last night and all thoughts were running thru my head....random, silly thoughts and dreams. Hubby & I had coffee with our son yesterday aft and the talk was about boats, 5th-Wheel RVs, lakes, the shop he hopes to build yet before winter....well, as you can see, we went around the world and back :P
So, of course, guess what thoughts ran around in my head?? To be honest with you, if I had to choose between an RV or boat, I'd get the boat! I love water...swimming and being on it. The boat my son & Daughter-in-law looked at was one that was great for fishing but had all sorts of clever add-ons....turn the passenger seat and up pops a table telescopically,turn the driver's seat and up pops a sink & stove. Open a small door in front of the two seats and down you go into a tiny bathroom. The rear has a platform that lowers to the water, revealing a hidden ice-maker/cooler, then raises to boat level. Anyhow, it sounds marvelous....until he quoted the price-tag. Soooo, that remains a dream.
I also thought about lakes and how I'd love to just spirit away to a quiet, secluded Bay and relax...meet up with friends for a dinner of fish and wine..*sigh*
Isn't it great to dream??

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Lilacs, Herbs and Birds

Here is my baby Lilac bush, which is already growing these purple scented blossoms.
In my Herb box I have chives, oregano and mint growing.
The bird feeder Hubby hung is now attracting birds, much to his delight :)

Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Anniversary!


Happy 13th Anniversary to my Brother & Sister-in-Law. Deb has a wonderful, informative Blog, so go check it out.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

I love Spring!

Mmmmm....the smell of freshly mown lawn comes wafting thru the open door and windows.There's just something about it that brings back memories of carefree childhood...the smell and the stained green feet from running and playing on it afterwards.
The sun was shining this morning, the birds were singing and as I slowly woke-up to a new day, I couldn't help but smile. I love spring, with all the newness it brings. I love that my feet can breathe in the fresh air walking around in sandals...I love that I don't have to put on boots, coat, gloves, scarf and hat when I leave the house, I love sitting in church with the stained glass windows open as the sun dances thru and creates little pink, blue, green and yellow pools on the pews and carpet and everyone is dressed in bright, fresh clothes and my girlfriend's little grand daughters are dressed in pretty summer dresses and sandals and smell of freshly washed hair and baby powder.
Well, you get the idea that I love spring :)

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Rest and Laughter

Boy, has it cooled down out there and it's been raining since late yesterday afternoon. So, since it's only 9c out there and very wet, I'm having an indoor day. I'm actually going a step further and having a lazy indoor day..hee!
Now, for all you Neil Diamond or Jimmy Kimmel fans out there, I ran across this You Tube clip that is just hilarious! Hope you enjoy a good laugh and have a lovely, restful weekend!

Friday, May 23, 2008

My Prize


I was sitting here, minding my own business when I got a call from Tim Hortons. Guess what??? My Garmin Nuvi 250 GPS arrived!! We quickly went to pick it up and I've just finished registering it online and setting up different things, the first being Geocaching sites around our town.
Now we're going to hop in the car and test it out :)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Job Well Done!

Oh...me old bones doth protest!! Transplanting is certainly hard on the back...oiy! But I have 10 raspberry bushes planted and the green ground coverage planted in between. We decided to go out to the river and collect some small rocks or big stones to spread around for some interest(tomorrow, that is) and Hubby is going to lift the back strip of sod yet and we'll put bark mulch or some such thing there so it won't be such a headache to weed-whack.
I eased my tired, sore, dirty body into a lovely bath and soaked for a while. Oh the pleasure of working out in the yard and see the accomplished results *sigh*
Now a glass of wine and a soft couch will finish my day off quite nicely....Cheers!

R & R

Rhubarb and Raspberries, that is :)
I just got home from my daughter-in-law's place, where they are planting a huge garden. Her Gramma gave her plant clippings for all sorts of things, like cucs, tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli and all sorts of veggies. To make room for everything, I dug up some herbs and have them in a long hanging box. Our son is building a shop, so a corner of raspberry bushes have to go.....I'm transplanting those along the fence line for some privacy as well as the fruit. Gramma also sent along rhubarb roots and those will do very well in the backyard as well.
I'm looking forward to the "fruit" of our labor :)

Funny


Ok, just sending this little "funny" along. I found it on Random and Odd

Whoa…uh, what is she wearing under that dress?”
“Carrie Underwear.”

My Hubby quipped "I think she forgot to put on the pants to that jacket"
I know, I know....BAD!! :P

David Cook Rocks!


I waited thru a two hour Finale to see my Fav Idol win....Wahoo!! The two hour show wasn't as good as Season's past, although there were definite highlights.I would have to say that, besides the Final song of course, the comedy bit in which Jack Black, Ben Stiller, and Robert Downey Jr. pretend to be Gladys Knight's original Pips...that was hilarious!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

O Little Town of Bethlehem....

No, I'm not confused.....it's NOT Christmas and this is not about that Christmas Carol. It seems that 2000 some years ago, there was no room at the Inn, so pregnant Mary had to have her baby out in the barn. No such accommodations for the tourists.
The First Post reports

Palestinian hotel companies have plans to add 10,000 rooms in East Jerusalem, Jericho and Bethlehem over the next three years in projects worth $300m. Holidaying in the West Bank has never been so bankable.

So, if you're the adventurous type and are not looking to go to a lovely holiday resort, this may appeal to you.
The Minister of Tourism says it best:
A summer retreat to Hebron is more like going on Gladiators than perusing the Coliseum: prepare for military checkpoints every 100 yards, disgruntled soldiers on every corner and the whirr of curfew sirens.

I can't help but wonder if Russel Crowe wants to do a movie sequel :P

Banks!!!

If there is something I absolutely HATE with a passion, it is going to the Bank. Is it just me, or does it sometimes seem like I know more than them?? I mean....seriously....we just spent far too long sitting in an office, explaining our finances (which seems so intrusive every time)and then arguing over the income amount on Hubby's tax return (how smart is that??) Hubby makes money for himself and the same company pays him for his truck, but it's paid separately. We want to have our truck loan with the same bank as our mortgage...do they want our business?? Sheesh!!

Newer is Better.....


...well, not always. My son bought a 1-year-old Ford Lariat F-350 a few years ago. It gave him nothing but problem after problem. So, logic dictated that trading it in for a brand new truck, same as the other one, would give him problem free service. Both my Hubby and son work in the Oil field, so need dependable trucks for work.
Well, once again this truck has given him grief. He's had a couple extremely high towing bills and the recent happening, is two Injectors giving out. So, he hobbled it from Prince George to Dawson Creek and Hubby went out there to pick the family up. Now, Son wishes he could trade it once more, but that isn't an option.....so he's without his truck for a couple weeks. Thankfully(or maybe not) they are still on Spring Break-up, with road bans still in effect. That's life sometimes, hey?

Hoist the Mirror Ball


Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas for the win!
NOT that I was surprised Kristi and Mark won, since Kristi had consistently scored high through-out the entire competition.She worked as hard as all the rest of the Stars and deserved the Mirror Ball award....way to go Kristi!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Last of the Kennedy boys



I guess the news of Edward Kennedy has hit home for me is because I remember the impact on Canadians the deaths of President John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy in 1963 and 1968 and then later the death of John F. Kennedy Jr.and his Mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
I will be following this story of Sen. Kennedy battling a brain tumor with interest and prayer that his remaining days are close for him and his family.
As this story found in The First Post reads:

Ted's role as national uncle came with the final Kennedy tragedy, the death of JFK's son John in a plane crash redolent of the family hubris. He was the little boy saluting his father's coffin in 1963 and was the heir to the myth of Camelot.
and
For all his sins, when the last of the Kennedy Boys does die, it will be the end of an era.

A Shocking Experience

I would not even begin to try and push my personal disciplinary views onto anyone, but I read this article on my Hubby's Blog and just had to bring it to your attention. I have never in my entire life heard about this form of Discipline....Shock Treatment

Rotenberg is a school for severely disabled or deeply disturbed children who would otherwise be overlooked by society, according to a statement released by the school. Shock therapy is only used "after obtaining prior parental, medical, psychiatric, human rights, peer review and individual approval from a Massachusetts Probate Court," according to the school's Web site.

But other Experts differ in their opinons on this matter:
"In terms of the stress that it creates for the individuals with autism there is simply no way there can't be some very negative long-term side effects," said Barry Pizant, who is an adjunct professor at Brown University's Center for the Study of Human Development. "It interferes with their ability [to] trust people who are with them and these are people who already have trouble understanding people."

I am an Aunt to a Mentally disabled niece and know the disruption these children can cause at home, in school and in public, but I have never, ever heard my Sister talk about this form of control discipline...please be your child's advocate and research all there is to know about a school before subjecting you child to a harmful form of discipline.
"Be very watchful," said Shreffler, who added that her children have never been treated at Rotenberg." Special-needs kids a lot of times can't speak for themselves to tell the story."

Nana and Gramma


Since it's a rainy day and not much I can do outside, I got a few indoorsy(that's a word out of Faye's dictionary)things done. First I sorted thru pics and got a gift CD made for my parents to take to my Si and her family in Kenora, Ontario.
While looking thru hundreds of pics, I found this one, that my Son sent to me after I had visited him and his family in Abbotsford. This is Jackson with his Nana(l) and Gramma(me-r)We ate breakfast at De Dutch Pannekoek, which quickly became our fav place for breakfast several years ago. They had a whole row of stuffies lines up along the back of the booth, which made for a cute background in the pic :)

Monday, May 19, 2008

A Stylin' Diabetic


As I was browsing Blogs, I stumbled across this one that can add a flare of fashion to the otherwise boring necessities of Diabetes testing paraphernalia. I think this intro says it best:


Where testing your blood sugar
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Finally say goodbye to the black
nylon bag, and hello to modern flair.

Shop Stick Me Designs for an ever-changing selection
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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Nature's Crayons

 
 
 
 

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Here are some of the planters I've worked on this weekend.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Roses and Birds

This morning Hubby suggests we go out to buy that Rose shrub I've wanted to plant. Nice idea :) And then when we were at the store he suggests buying the Bird feeder he's wanted to get for quite some time. Again...nice idea.
The shrub is planted and fertilized and the Bird feeder is hanging full of food. Now Hubby is wondering when the birds will show up. Ummmm...don't know dear :P
Hubby used to have a 50 gallon aquarium and when we moved here we had to get rid of the whole thing...he misses his fish....they would get SO excited to see him and swarm to the top to be fed. Now Hubby is hoping that the birds will be just as happy to see him...maybe.

Friday, May 16, 2008

MeMe

I found this MeMe on Bill's Stuff and thought it looked so interesting. I'm right into downloading tunes right now, so I'll be able to come up with the songs.

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs.

1)This is Your Gift by John Tesh
2)Avalon by John Tesh
3)Jesus Take the Wheel by Carrie Underwood
4)You Raise Me Up by Selah
5)Bridge over Troubled Water by Clay Aiken
6)My True Friend by Bette Midler
7)Memories by Within Temptations

Enjoy listening to these songs :)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Owie!!

So...this is the story of my day. I have been totally ambitious today. I not only cleaned and vacuumed my floors and cleaned my kitchen.....I remembered that my son had told me that his wife's Brother, Sis-in-Law and baby fled with only their night clothes when their 4-plex burned down. That was a couple of months ago and since they had no tenant insurance, they lost everything. They have been staying with his Mom, but have finally found a place to rent. That's all fine and dandy, but what to put into the place so they can live there? My son and Daughter-in-law have put together quite a bit of stuff, since a friend of theirs just bought new furniture. I decided this was a good time to totally pull things out of the storage closet and give them anything we won't need or haven't used in a year. It's amazing what you can find! I have a big orange bag filled with towels, a set of queen bed sheets, a shower curtain....well, the list goes on.
Then I did the same thing in my kitchen and found a set of dishes for 4, cutlery set for 4, plastic containers, a juice pitcher...lots of "stuff"!!
By the time I got that all into boxes and everything ready at the door, to take out to my son's place, I was bagged!(excuse the pun:P )
I should know better than to take it one step further and go out to plant the Lavender. I had an old clay pot that had broken so I took the hammer to it and broke it into smaller pieces for the bottom of the large planter for added drainage...and I cut myself pretty bad....ugh!
So, my lesson is to pay attention to my fatigue level and not push it.In the words of Scarlett O'Hara.."I'll worry about it tomorrow" :)

Song and Dance

As we move towards the Season Finale of most TV shows, I'm not wanting to miss any of my fav shows. Forgive me , but I'm a self-proclaimed addict :P
Anyhow, in Dancing with the Stars, Marissa danced her last steps. She has done amazingly well and her vivacious personality has won her many fans. I saw that even the Judges, Len in particular, had also grown fond of her. She'll go back to Broadway with new confidence.
On American Idol,Syesha sang her last notes.Her voice grabbed at many a heart string. Her favorite saying,

`Be the change that you want to see in the world.
will take her far in life. So, now the battle between the two David's begins.I`m so hoping it`ll be David Cook who wins. David Archuleta has a phenomenal voice that is so pure, but he`s young and is clearly overwhelmed by it all. David Cook is more mature can will withstand all that goes with the fame. No doubt David A. will make it big time anyhow, since he is extremely popular and has a golden voice. It all boils down to the balladeer versus the rocker.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

French Lavender

Oh, the pleasure of putting my nose into the fragrant Lavender bush I bought today. It's a small plant right now, but promises to grow big enough to fill one of my large ceramic pots. In the heat of the sun or a warm summer shower releases a heady fragrance that will waft thru my open windows. I'm planning on getting a fragrant rose shrub as well. The best part of both these plants is that I get to dry the flower and use them all year round :) To soak in a tub filled with those glorious little petals will be a piece of heaven on earth.

Missing


Today would have been the third wedding Anniversary for David & Karen. We remember their wedding day as such a great time, with so many family that came out for it, to share in the big day. It was fun!! Miss you David!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Pots and Plants

I see I haven't been posting for a while...my bad :P I don't know what's with me these days but I seem to be a bit withdrawn. I've talked to a few gals just in the past couple of days who have mentioned they've missed seeing me. I don't have a good answer for that. And I suppose I don't really need to. I just feel a bit guilty to be hiding out.
Sooooo....I've spent some time outdoors the past few days. I haven't planted many flowers, but I've been looking into different ideas for projects we want to do. Darn it, if the flowers aren't so pricey, I may have a yard full of them, but it adds up quickly. I have two very large ceramic planters and have decided that it would be wise to plant shrubs, so I'm not putting out money each spring, but can buy flowers just to add color. I've been researching what shrubs would be the most suitable for containers. Hydrangeas and roses are the most popular and there are some pretty flowering shrubs suitable for this climate as well.
The other idea we've had is to lay a brick patio. It's far cheaper than building a big deck and will look pretty with potted shrubs and a couple privacy fence sections, which will also double as a wind break, since we have a lot of that around here.
I'm thinking this will keep us busy enough over the summer. And will inspire us to invite family and friends over more frequently....so I have that to look forward to.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Bragging

I'm going to do a bit of bragging.....I'm SO impressed with my Hubby's Blog and all the time and research he puts into it.....so, I'm going to give it a plug and invite you to go and read it for yourself....you will be glad you did :)

Meme

I read this in How About Orange and thought this would be fun to do, since I haven't done a Meme in a long time :)
I am to list six unremarkable quirks about myself, so here goes:

1) I love lots of 18% cream in my coffee. I know this is probably....no, it IS bad for the arteries, but I'm not ready to forego that yet.

2)When I go for a walk I swing my arms back and forth and I also tuck my thumb in behind my fingers....actually Hubby pointed that out to me and it's true.

3)I have a pair of Neon orange Crocs, which are ugly but so comfy that I've been wearing them as soon as I could after the snow melted.

4) I get an Anxiety attack in big crowds of people, where they are pushing you along and it almost becomes a "mob".

5) DO NOT expect me to ever, ever ride a roller coaster...no way!

6) I love watching Reality shows, even though to some people it's a huge waste of time :P

I'm tagging Rachel
Please be a good sport and keep this going....Rach, I know you'll play along :P

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Happy (early) Mother's Day

I read this on Celebrating Women and couldn't resist passing this on to all of you, since my three guys are all grown up and this article becomes SO true...take each moment and savor it!

Happy (early) Mother’s Day to all my friends who are amazing mothers!

Anna Quindlen, Newsweek Columnist and Author:

All my babies are gone now. I say this not in sorrow but in disbelief. I
take great satisfaction in what I have today: three almost-adults, two
taller than I am, one closing in fast. Three people who read the same books
I do and have learned not to be afraid of disagreeing with me in their
opinion of them, who sometimes tell vulgar jokes that make me laugh until I
choke and cry, who need razor blades and shower gel and privacy, who want to keep their doors closed more than I like. Who, miraculously, go to the
bathroom, zip up their jackets and move food from plate to mouth all by
themselves. Like the trick soap I bought for the bathroom with a rubber
ducky at its center, the baby is buried deep within each, barely discernible
except through the unreliable haze of the past.

Everything in all the books I once pored over is finished for me now.
Penelope Leach., T. Berry Brazelton., Dr. Spock. The ones on sibling rivalry
and sleeping through the night and early-childhood education, have all grown obsolete. Along with Goodnight Moon and Where the Wild Things Are, they are battered, spotted, well used. But I suspect that if you flipped the pages dust would rise like memories.

What those books taught me, finally, and what the women on the playground
taught me, and the well-meaning relations –what they taught me, was that
they couldn’t really teach me very much at all.

Raising children is presented at first as a true-false test, then becomes
multiple choice, until finally, far along, you realize that it is an endless
essay. No one knows anything. One child responds well to positive
reinforcement, another can be managed only with a stern voice and a timeout. One child is toilet trained at 3, his sibling at 2.

When my first child was born, parents were told to put baby to bed on his
belly so that he would not choke on his own spit-up. By the time my last
arrived, babies were put down on their backs because of research on sudden
infant death syndrome. To a new parent this ever-shifting certainty is
terrifying, and then soothing. Eventually you must learn to trust yourself.
Eventually the research will follow.

I remember 15 years ago poring over one of Dr. Brazelton’s wonderful books
on child development, in which he describes three different sorts of
infants: average, quiet, and active. I was looking for a sub-quiet codicil
for an 18-month old who did not walk. Was there something wrong with his fat little legs? Was there something wrong with his tiny little mind? Was he
developmentally delayed, physically challenged? Was I insane? Last year he
went to China . Next year he goes to college. He can talk just fine. He can
walk, too.

Every part of raising children is humbling, too.

Believe me, mistakes were made. They have all been enshrined in the,
“Remember-When- Mom-Did” Hall of Fame. The outbursts, the temper tantrums, the bad language, mine, not theirs. The times the baby fell off the bed. The times I arrived late for preschool pickup. The nightmare sleepover. The horrible summer camp. The day when the youngest came barreling out of the classroom with a 98 on her geography test, and I responded, “What did you get wrong?”. (She insisted I include that.) The time I ordered food at the
McDonald’s drive-through speaker and then drove away without picking it up
from the window. (They all insisted I include that.) I did not allow them to
watch the Simpsons for the first two seasons. What was I thinking?

But the biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make while doing
this. I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now
that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture
of the three of them, sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the
swing set on a summer day, ages 6, 4 and 1. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night.

I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner,
bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the
getting it done a little less.

Even today I’m not sure what worked and what didn’t, what was me and what
was simply life. When they were very small, I suppose I thought someday they
would become who they were because of what I’d done. Now I suspect they
simply grew into their true selves because they demanded in a thousand ways that I back off and let them be. The books said to be relaxed and I was
often tense, matter-of-fact and I was sometimes over the top. And look how
it all turned out. I wound up with the three people I like best in the
world, who have done more than anyone to excavate my essential humanity.
That’s what the books never told me. I was bound and determined to learn
from the experts. It just took me a while to figure out who the experts
were.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Mario hip-hops his Last Dance


Mario & Karina leave Dancing with the Stars. How sad, but we're getting to the finals now and there are bound to be favorites leaving. The Star that has surprised me the most is Marissa....she has come a long way and I'm cheering her on to the last one dancing!! I love Marissa's bubbly personality and how she handles the Judge's critique. NOT that I don't love watching all 6'+ of Jason Taylor dance :P I wish the final remaining couples luck as they dance into the final weeks.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Happy Anniversary



Kevin & Jodie - May 6, 2006
Happy Anniversary!

Tunes


Yesterday, with Hubby's help, we found the electrical cord to hook up the speakers that were attached to our PC, to my lap-top. I've been listening to Tunes thru just the built speakers, which are really tinny! Now I can crank my Tunes and they sound amazing :) I have a box of ear plugs to hand around the neighborhood for if I get complaints....after all, it is Spring and the windows are open...*giggles* *joking*

Going Green

Nooooo....not Green as in "Reducing-my-Carbon-Footprint" BUT as in "My-Grass-is-turning-Green"-ha!! If I stand out on my porch I can see this skiff of green new blades of green....I love it!! Finally! Is it just me or has spring seemed a long time in coming and staying??

Oh, to be this Cheeky Old Lady

As I was reading thru my list of Blogs, I came across this in Celebrating Women and laughed out loud....it's that priceless!

All women should live so long as to be this kind of old lady!

Toward the end of Sunday service, the Minister asked, ‘How many of you have forgiven your enemies?’

80% held up their hands.

The Minister then repeated his question.

All responded this time, except one small elderly lady.

‘Mrs. Neely?’; ‘Are you not willing to forgive your enemies?’

I don’t have any.’ She replied, smiling sweetly.

‘Mrs. Neely, that is very unusual. How old are you?’

‘Ninety-eight.’ she replied

‘Oh, Mrs. Neely, would you please come down in front & tell us all how a person can live ninety-eight years & not have an enemy in the world?’

The little sweetheart of a lady tottered down the aisle,
faced the congregation, and said:


“I outlived the bitches!”

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Smoking....

No, not cigarettes or cigars or pipes....fire! Yes, it was such a lovely afternoon and evening, so it was decided to take a bin of old paperwork (utility bills, etc.) over our son's place and use them as a starter for a fire in the fire pit. We came home reeking of smoke. Now, I love sitting around a fire and roasting wieners and marshmallows, but I can't say I'm a fan of the smoke....actually, I can safely say I try to avoid it as much as possible, but that's like running from a wasp....the more you run, the faster it follows.
A good time was had by all, though and we landed up with a delicious supper, with a yummy spinach salad, corn-on-the-cob and watermelon to go along with the hotdogs. Who can resist the first "outdoor" meal of the year?

Finalists

The Mother's Day Photo Contest has come down to the finalists. Wow, I cannot believe the awesome pics that were entered. It warms my heart to see that Motherhood is so diverse and unique! I voted for Geek Parenting....not because it tugged at my heart strings like some of the others, but because it expresses life with a toddler, that we can all relate to....priceless!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

May Day, May Day.....

Happy May Day!! I wish we had these gorgeous little blooms in our planters, but instead we have rain. BUT, that is better than snow and I refuse to let the rain dampen my anticipation of spring. Today marks a new month and a day closer to balmy weather and fragrant blossoms.