Thursday, April 30, 2009
I think I may have even caught a few rays of sunshine that stayed with me! :) Summer is here. At least spring. But I think I'll go for the summer.
Went to a birthday party last night. Fun visiting. And swatting mosquitos. Everyone was enjoying the fact that the mosquitos aren't quite thick enough yet to be a problem.
I'm figurin' that if the mosquitos are here ... and the snow has melted ... and the temp is warm enough to catch a nap outside ...
Let's just celebrate summer!!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Tuesday night I finally slept better after my dear hubby got a virtual clean bill of health. Well .. maybe that is stretching it. Labs, doctors visits and several CT scans later .. I can quit worrying. I do that so very well ... the worrying part. :)
Thursday evening I got news that my brother, Charlie, had a dirt biking accident. The inital news was rather frightening. 24 hours later he had made a miraculous recovery. He'll be hurting for a while with broken ribs and bruises. After a direct head hit airborne at 40 mph ... it's a miracle he's here. Was good to hear his voice last evening. Thanks to Becky for the updates along the way and to Dave for calling this morning with some more of the actual details. All is well that ends well .. maybe he'll get to go home tomorrow.
Last evening we did a little of this. Blayde won a game, as did I. We don't play this game nearly enough anymore. We have enough missing pieces that I think I'm going to run a "Wanted" ad on Craigs List. Never know. Someone may have one sitting in the closet unused. It would get used over here!
The greenhouse is coming along. We're adding a planter box along one wall and the end opposite the door. Need the edging on that and then they'll be ready to fill with dirt. I had Tia move the handy digital thermometer out there this afternoon. Haven't dared put plants out there yet. No heat source .. only the wonderful sun. The screened porch says it is 48ish outside. The greenhouse said 60ish. Hmmmm. Want to see how low it get tonite. Maybe I'll move it all out there. In the meantime ... my kitchen table is littered with seedlings. I "borrowed" Brock's wood creations for snowboarding and am using them in the mudroom where we have a small window.
Hit Walmart this morning. More flower seeds. Potting soil. Jiffy pots. I moved plants into larger containers and used a bit of dirt! Nothing like gardening gloves and a gardening tool to feel a Saturday is complete. My goal is to continually plant all summer long. I'd love to be able to eat them all summer ... not wait until fall. Maybe this way we can enjoy fresh stuff all summer and then have some to put away from winter. Broccoli, zucchini, cucumbers, beans and peas are all looking good! Wait 'til you see what we're doing with potatoes! I'll share when it happens.
Off to a Fundraiser Service Auction this evening. Promises to be a fun evening.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
And then there is this. We were patio dwellers in Arizona. We spent incredible amounts of time on the back patio. Visiting, doing homework, on the phone, anything we could.
Yesterday I came home from work to find my darling youngest daughter doing this.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
next door rhubarb. All the plants but one have shoots showing. I think I need to hustle up some strawberry rhubarb pies and use up what is still in the freezer from last summer!
These things are sitting next to the tulips. I think it's time to go. Saturday morning they were actually put to use as several of the kids headed up to Hatchers to sled and board.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Even Michael enjoyed our visit. Isn't he just the most precious little man? He has the cutest smile ever.
Monday, April 13, 2009
With all those nice springy thoughts in my head this fine Monday morning ... I looked outside. The world is white. Sprinkled and dusted, not dumped on. But still white.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Tho' the day was a bit cloudy, windy, and snow flurried for a bit ... the sun did peak out!
The group except for Jari & I ...
who found a whole new appreciation for Eskimo kisses!
Magnificent and beautiful!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Doesn't this just drive you crazy?! They were probably $1 gloves from Fred Meyer, but I love these little things! You'd think I was heading out shooting, or something, and needed a free trigger finger!
This is enough to drive a person crazy. I walk downhill all day long in my clogs. Yesterday I blew yet another hole in a sock. Ugh. I wear black socks nearly all the time. Eventually I'll just have to start mixing styles of socks! I'll share when I do. :)
My brain is still intact. Just barely still counts, right?
It is 5:49 a.m. and I am actually awake! This is a wonderful thing.
Easter weekend. Today is Good Friday. The kids have school and I have work. Some things never seem to change, it doesn't matter what day of the year it is. Tomorrow I don't have time to do too much in the way of Easter preparations unless it is going to be very late in the evening when the stores are probably all emptied of the good stuff. Tonight that must get done. Alyx said she'd prefer a gas card rather than a bunch of candy. :) Hmmmm.
We have 3 of Blayde's friends visiting here this weekend. They came in late Wednesday night and leave Sunday night. So much fun to see them. Last night they went out and had the Hatcher Pass snowboarding experience. Can't wait to hear how that went. Alyx did the driving up and down the mountain. Everyone came home with all limbs accounted for!
Off to shag another kiddo into the shower and then to pay some bills. Have a great Friday!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Our screened porch can get nice and toasty ... 51 degrees ... almost ready for nap time out there!
Gone are the days of Arizona clean cars. The lines at the car wash have been so long that I've not had the patience to wait. I just keep driving ... maybe that rain will come and I'll run out with a bucket and some soap!
Buds are bursting on the branches.
Streams are running in the yard.
They are nearly forming canyons!