Sunday, May 22, 2011

Spring Freshness...

Just had a big morning downpour....just like in the picture.

It has stopped now...
everything smells so fresh and clean.
The world is lush and green...
The sparrows are singing...
The sun is peeking...
Raindrops on leaves, glistening...


"I'm afraid to speak or move for fear that all this wonderful beauty will just vanish... like a broken silence."

— L.M. Montgomery  ~ Anne of Green Gables 

Psalm 28:7

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Happy Saturday Afternoon!

For today.....Saturday, May 21, 2011

Outside my a nice spring day....a tad bitty cloudy with the sun peeking on & my granddaughters would say the sun is playing peek-a-boo.

I am thinking.....boy howdie, my neck is killing me!!!  I am not sure exactly what I did....but it hurts something terrible!!  My granddaughter spent the night with me on Wednesday night and I shared my bed with...she even wanted to share my pillow!  :)  Okay, I didn't see that would be a problem....HOWEVER, when I woke up Thursday morning to get ready for work....OOOOuUUuuCCCCccccCHHH!!!!  I guess I slept real stiff as to not disturb her sleeping...I am not sure but today it hurts worse than Thursday morning!  I am wondering if I am going to have to go to a chiropractor!  I cannot move my head to the left or the right (very dangerous when driving)... cannot look up either!  I can look down without too much pain and look straight ahead.  I had so much planned for this weekend...  :(

I am hearing.... I am listening to one of my favorite blogs music... Rebecca over at the Gathering Place has the best music evah!!  Ha!Ha!  She always uses that word "evah"!  :)  "In the Palm of Your Hand" by Alison Krauss to be more specific.

I am wearing.....ha!ha!  You don't want to know what I am spite of my bad neck, I refuse to throw in the towel and not get anything done.  I was working out in the flower beds just a few minutes ago...and I still have on my brown sweats and white t-shirt....splotched with a little dirt and sweat!  :)

I am put my foxglove in the flower bed.  I bought a new plant this afternoon and I need to get it in the ground.  I love love love foxgloves.  They are the prettiest flowers in the world in my opinion!!  I bought a little platter on ebay yesterday with a foxglove painted on pretty.  When it arrives, I will have to take a picture and post it!  When my daughters were little, I had a big flower bed FULL of foxgloves with a white bird house on a post in the pretty. 

I am reading.....I am not reading anything right now....but I felt a little melancholy earlier today and was thinking I would like to read the Little House on the Prairie books again...return to the basic old-fashioned goodness of life...before all the world's craziness that we are in now (thinking of Arnold S).  It has been years since I read those old books but I remember the last time I read them when my daughters were in grade school how much they made me feel good, wholesome, and warm...  :)

On my much pain I am in.  I am constantly trying to relax my shoulders and neck....I mentally force my shoulders to fall back down where they are supposed to be and before I know it, they have tensed back up again.  Maybe I should go take some Tylenol and take a the Foxglove planting for later.

From the kitchen.....well, I am on a new diet....called the Dukan diet.  It is really working for me.  I will be having tilapia with onions with a little bit of seasoning and fresh green beans tonight.  So yummy!

Around the daughter and granddaughters went back home Friday morning after a couple days visit but I still see evidence that the little girls have been here.  A couple of toys still out ...sometimes it is nice to have them out...makes me feel like those beautiful, happy girls are still here just around the corner and will jump out any second to give me a hug!  :D  The windows are wide open, letting in fresh breezes after so many days of rain and cold.  The little red teapot is on the burner, ready to whistle any make a cup of afternoon tea.  I just receive and am enjoying my "Willard" mail from Susan Branch....I just enjoy her sweet art and her pretty home on Martha's Vineyard with her updates. 

One of my favorite peace and quiet!  I love my granddaughters but this weekend has been guarded to belong to only me!  :D  Haven't had any alone time for months with all the activities in my life and learning a new I actually worked hard on keeping it a secret that I took Monday and Tuesday off and none of my friends or family know!!  LOL!!!  SSSHhhHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!  I am hiding....only my boss knows I am off!!  And she promises to keep my little secret too!!  :)  Do you enjoy your "me" time?  Do you have to have it periodically too?  :)

A few plans for the next few tomorrow and more gardening for the next few days!  :)  Praying God will heal my neck so I can be a little productive with my time.....maybe He wants me just to relax...  at any rate, I just would like the pain to go away.

Blessings to you and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Psalm 28:7

Friday, May 20, 2011

Memories are made of this....

I promise, I wasn't trying to tease about being back... :)

Life has a way of getting in the way! I think I am just going to post when I can and not worry about being consistent....or even if anyone looks at my posts! :)

Life is too short to worry!

I appreciate all the sweet notes of welcoming me back on the last post after being gone for so long. I marvel at all of you who are able to keep up with your blogs....I imagine that your life must be slow and full of bon-bons!! :D But I know that isn't many of you are so busy, busy too and work as well. So maybe it's me!! I just don't have the stamina to keep up!

But that's okay for if that is the case. I am not going to beat myself up! :)

Last weekend I went to a wedding out of St Louis. My dear, dear friend's daughter just got married....such a beautiful bride. My darling little granddaughters were the flower girls....they did such a nice job. They were rewarded with their little dolls!

I love beautiful! At the reception, I sipped on a little wine and danced and danced and danced! :) So many sweet memories made.....dancing with my daughters and little granddaughters! :)

Be sure and pause the music at the bottom of the blog so you can listen to good ol' Dean!

Blessings to you as you make sweet memories too!

Psalm 28:7