Sunday, April 18, 2010

playing outside in the sunshine!

Morning friends! Just want you to know I'm feeling much better!
Still have stuff to deal with, but its ok..
Life is never dull around here.

People have often told us that we could be on reality tv, like the osborns..
OK! I'll do! just give me lots of money!
actually I'm afraid people would be pretty bored with us most of the time.
but there would definitely be some interesting moments.
eh... isnt it like that in every family though??


I'm thinking Roberts friends that spent the night here last night are probably pretty convinced that his mother is off her rocker when I started collecting some little friends to take out to play in the garden with me!

That was after I made a big huge fuss about capturing a bumble bee that was flying around on the enclosed porch. I wanted to let him go, though things didnt work out well for him in the end. bumbles usually remind me of miniature teddybears, so I dont like to hurt them.

anyways, I probably am nuts!
How 'd this weekend go by so fast? I started this post this morning.. and now its almost dinner time! Yesterday I did just about nothing all day long! I went to Joann fabrics and Barnes and Nobles in the morning, then came right home.. but Im not sure that I did anything constructive after that! I talked on the phone for hours yesterday.. Im not usually a phone talker. but Friday I had received a phone call from Cindy Owens from thimbleprimstudio, so I called her back yesterday and talked to her for quite a while. such a treat! then Jenny (be cheery) called and I talked to her for a long time! And to top it all off, after I talked to Jenny, Natalea ( Kandeland) called and had me laughing my butt off! so it was a fun and laid back afternoon. Then last night we went to our friends house to play euchre. So really Saturday was a very nice day.
Today.. I'm still not being very productive~
I sent my husband all the way to Conesus today to pick up two chairs that I bought on craigslist. He just got back with them a bit ago.. wow, they are really nice. Well worth the money. They are twin chairs, but I'm breaking up the set, one is going in my craft room the other jennifer is taking to put in her bedroom at her new apartment.
Im waiting for him to bring the chair in the house, but he has decided to take a break and is watching something dumb on tv. annoying! Actually I think he has fallen asleep already! I want my chair in now... I might go try to get it myself. Yes.. I'm a very impatient girl! Truthfully, I dont think I can get it out of the truck though, so I will have to wait....
Well.. I guess I was a little productive today...
This afternoon Jen and I pulled the carpet up out of the living room and put it out to the road. I wanted to go back to the hardwood floors with just the big area rug. It looks so much better.. much fresher and brighter. I had to clean the floor good and then I used liquid gold to shine it up some.. only problem.... ummm... its a little slippery in some spots now! hope no one falls!

Well, I should get busy here, Bethany and her boyfriend are coming over for dinner along with Jennifer. We're cooking hotdogs and burgers on the grill. Im making a macaroni salad for them and a tossed salad for me as well. And, what are hots and hamburgs on the grill with out baked beans! So I really should get off the computer and get moving in the kitchen. Plus I need to go out for a walk before it gets dark out!
OH.. one more thing.. Just want to thank everyone for all the encouragement this week.
You are all such kind and caring souls!
Love to you all!
now.. off to the kitchen I go!
hugs!

18 comments:

Kai said...

You are so adorable! I LOVED seeing all your critter-babies outdoors enjoying the sunshine! Don't worry so much about being 'productive', Viv! I think you do lots more than you give yourself credit for & you NEED to just chill now & then. Oh - don't forget to show us your nice slippery wood floors & your new chair! LOVE YOU!

kathy said...

Sweet Viv ,
OH !!!!!I LOVE A PARADE ( sung by me ) How cute this is -am so loving this . You know you should make all these little animal vignettes into a book -- all the cute teaparty pics from a while back , dollies bears etc -- and write a story -- DO it for a childrens book- WOuld be A hit I think . Glad you are feeling better still praying for you --Kathy - ga ♥

bojojoti said...

Ha! I can just imagine you posing all your treasures and photographing them with your kids' friends watching! I'm sure my neighbors consider me very eccentric as I am often contorting myself to photograph this bloom or that!

And grown children... What do you do? They are too old to put in time out. But it would sure be nice if you could!

Sandy said...

Viv,
This post is so fun!!!!! Can I ask...do you ever sell your sweet creations???? That lamb is just calling my name....hear it??? I do..."Sandy....Sandy"...see?????
:)

Mica said...

I wanna play with you!!!! Sweet post! Hugs, Mica

Lori said...

Viv, what a darling post...i love the little parade of animals out enjoying the spring sunshine!!! totally sweet:)

natalea said...

this weekend flew by! it was nice though. and nice to talk to you! how was dinner? hope all is well. Are you ready to get back to work? me neither!
talk soon, xo nat

Susan said...

Too cute of a post! I sure hope all is well with you and things work out. One day at a time.

Have a great week!

Persuaded said...

Oh, Viv, I'm so sorry that things aren't going so well for you and yours:-{ I just prayed for you and thoughts all sorts of warm and cheery things about you and the kids- does that help at all? ♥((hugs))♥


Oh, and I love all these sweet photos of your little friends playing outside. It reminds me of those story books about the dolly who lived with a teddy bear family. Do you remember those? They were my favorites♥
Have a wonderful Monday, my friend!

Heather said...

I'm glad to hear things are getting a bit better!!

I have to imagine the little parade helped... they're just so cute and cheery... who couldn't smile at them?!

Your story about the chair cracked me up... and definitely don't do anything that will get you hurt!!! (Chairs can be evil and shifty before you get them in their place!)

Jacqueline said...

I had the pleasure this morning of reading back a few posts. I had one of those weeks with a son myself that caused me tears and I did the same as you. Went and played with my dolls where the world is right. No war, no arguments, no dolls on drugs or drunk. No major drama and chaos in my doll house where it is safe. The Fairyland is a good place to hide in safety too.
Yesterday I was in the backyard with a pink Barbie jeep and my hedgehog Gretta from Gothere going to Nowhere...photo shoot!

Jacqueline said...

I had the pleasure this morning of reading back a few posts. I had one of those weeks with a son myself that caused me tears and I did the same as you. Went and played with my dolls where the world is right. No war, no arguments, no dolls on drugs or drunk. No major drama and chaos in my doll house where it is safe. The Fairyland is a good place to hide in safety too.
Yesterday I was in the backyard with a pink Barbie jeep and my hedgehog Gretta from Gothere going to Nowhere...photo shoot!

Katsui Jewelry said...

Viv,
I love your little friends in the garden and I think you could have a chance at an outstanding reality show. Takes one to know one...My own family of four brothers and myself always had plans for "The Royal Gillises" (did you see The Royal Tennenbaums?). We were nuts but we have a lot of really good stories now!!! You make me laugh!!!
Hugs,
Suz

icandy... said...

hehe..
the panda on the lion is my favorite!
hoping that you have a wonderful day!
ox
christina

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I wanted you to know I have 4 kids and know how crazy it can get!!! Wild sometimes and you do not know what is coming next. I am so glad you are feeling better. I know how it can be sometimes. I am sending you big hugs and lots of love...m...

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

What fun playing in the sunshine! Thanks for the adorable pics they made my day!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Creative Breathing said...

There is a party going on at your house VIV! A cute party at that! Your weekend sounds ordinarily wonderful! Grilling and rearranging! You must share posts of your floors. I love that you threw in one more baby face - too sweet! Have more fun days ahead! Productive? You bet! E

barbara burkard said...

and here my kids thought i was the only one that took things out like that to play....and photo..lol...going to show them your pics...or maybe not...that way it will keep them guessing how CRAZY i am...