Wednesday, April 30, 2014

rain rain..rain

its raining, its pouring the old man is snoring....   but thats ok right, because April showers bring May flowers!  I sure hope so.  It seems spring was so slow to get here and she still is dragging her feet.  but I did notice yesterday coming home from work that sweet pale green lacy-ness to the budding trees on the sides of the roads and the fresh new greening of the grass in some areas too.    its coming.. eventually.  its just a cold spring, thats all...  it's going to warm up eventually. we've been hovering between 40 and 55 for weeks it seems.  

Just checked our 10 day forcast and its staying in the 50's for the next 8 days then the 9th and 10th days they're calling for 61!  with lots of rainy days mixed in there.  woohoo.. (thats a sarcastic woohoo... )   lol!   well looking on the bright side, its not snow and its above freezing and I dont mind driving in it! plus the rain washes and refreshes the earth....   Im trying to be positive here.
 Well, enough about the weather...   In other news.. Easter is put away and the house has been springified.   birdies and nests, green plants and some flowers.  I need to paint somethings around here and do some more sprucing up, but otherwise this is it for a few weeks!  I'll be ready to switch over to patriotic decorating in mid june!  
Like this little bunny above?  I made her for a little swap with a friend.  not sure her picture does her justice, she is really really cute.   I want to make her a little sign that says happy spring or something.. but she needs to go in the mail this morning and you see where I am right now.. I may not get to the little sign! lol!
I am thinking about hosting a patriotic wreath challenge... anyone interested?  I need to make a wreath for myself and thought maybe some of you might need some  inspiration to do one for yourselves too.
OK.. gotta run!
happy wednesday!  


Sunday, April 27, 2014

hello out there!!

 Here I am.. did ya miss me this week?  Im on cup of tea number 3 for this morning.  up since 4:30.. I know, how crazy is that.  woke up and just could not lie there any longer.  plus I woke up stiff and with a headache that still hasnt completely gone away.  And its taken me all of 3 hours to get unstiff! LOL!  yikes.. I think I'm getting old!  Ive got to do something about that...
Ive been so busy the last two weeks....  and today is the first day that I'll have had to myself in over a week.  not complaining.. Love my time with my family... but need my time alone too.   I have to admit I do get a little overwhelmed sometimes. ( I think that means I m getting old too....   !)
 Yesterday I started packing easter away.  See how Frannie helped?  she loves to climb into boxes and baskets.. well, I guess all cats do.  
I packed 4 bins full, I really do have some sort of obsession or ocd problem dont I?  lol.. oh yeah, my cousin calls it hyperdecoraphilia..  lol!   sometimes its not so funny though! 
 I had kept Marlaina over night on friday night and then bethany and torry came to see her yesterday morning.  then tiffany came .. and Robert was around working on a truck.. tiff and Marla stayed the day and for dinner.  Eventually Tony and violet showed up.  so I didnt get a whole lot done yesterday.  my house is a disaster!  so in a minute Im going to take a small overdose of tylenol  and then Im going to throw myself into cleaning up and redecorating the house for spring..  then I think I might go do a little shopping. 
I finally went to the dr this week for my messed up leg.  probably havent mentioned it here, but my leg (sort of behind my knee) has been bothering me for a couple months.  seemed to be gettting worse and was driving me insane this past week, so I finally went.  do you want to hear the story?  It'll take me forever to type it out.. but its sort of funny and creepy!  lol!
so.. my dr, who Ive had for 25 years.. is pretty lame.  hes about 70 and from india. Ive developed this thing where I do not want him to touch me.  I know, weird.   oh.. first let me tell you.. he thinks my name is Naomi.  always has called me that.  he must see my file says Neroni, Vivian and he just thinks it says Naomi.. or good grief, he has an accent, maybe all these years Ive just thought he was calling me Naomi.. maybe hes really calling me Neroni.  in any case, when ever I see him he is always happy to see me, always takes my hand in his and says, "Naomi, good to see you!"   I told him I was only there for my leg, but he needs to go through the whole routine, nose throat, ears.. blood pressure.. heart.. and I always end up with him pressing on my fat belly and feeling up the girls for a breast exam... which I freak'n hate!  grosses me out.  so of course he wants me to put a gown on so he can look at my legs....  you know those god awful paper pieces of crap that dont even fit around you unless youre a tooth pick which I am not.   So then he is behind me for the most part, and arguing with me that its sciatica.. which.. I know that it is not.  but its a weird pain that I can not explain.  however I also know that it is not the bone or the joint..  but in the end he wants to send me for an xray because he says that I have confused him.  that was after he was behind me for 15 minutes, probably checking out my fat butt ..  oy vey.. gives me the heebie jeebies!  lol!    
sooo, he wants to send me off with a slip for blood work and an xray and says to go ahead and get dressed and come out.    which I do.. but when I go to open the door, he is coming back in and says..  "go back in, I forgot to do something".   I say whats that?  he says... no lie, girls.. I swear to god, he says, "RECTAL EXAM"!   I said.. " uh uh, no freakn way..  we are not doing that.  Im out of here."  grabbed my slips and go.   wth was that?  are you kidding me?  LOL!!  
so at first I found the whole thing just funny and bizare, but now Im sort of disgusted by it.  how unprofessional.  and, Im not going back there.    He sees mostly old people there.. I dont know how I ever started going there anyways.  I think it was about 28 years ago.. soon after we moved out here.   he wont miss me...  besides, he doesnt even know my name! lol!
so that was my crazy dr story.
and now.. I guess I better get busy before the day gets away from me.
Happy Sunday girlie pies!

Monday, April 21, 2014

favorite easter pics

wow! the weekend was crazy!  busy!  and Im a bit egg-zausted!  lol!
We had a great easter weekend.  I took a bunch of pictures but its so hard to pic just a few favorites to post.  This one of violet above is one of my most favorites..  isnt she stinking awesome???

They all are.   I am blessed with such awesome little people in my life.  And they were all so good this weekend.  I just want to smoosh them all...  Little marla princess pie is stinking funny as heck!  she says the funniest things.  she couldnt peddle the little bike so she basically stradle walked it around saying "I ride'n my bike!"

And Torry..  what a trip he is.  There is a rule, I was not aware of, and that is no picture taking when he's riding his bike!

Tiffany and I pushed Marla around for a bit, but she really was quite happy to walk it like I said before.  lol!
Ready, get set, Go!

Dont you love this picture of Marla walking away?  I think it looks really cool with the old cemetary in the background.  this is across the street from my house behind the church.

heres a few more of my favs from yesterday..  jen and tony.. there are so many tonys around here, the babies have started calling this uncle tony, uncle trupo! 

the guys

nessa and bethany
and look how precious violets little outfit is and that expression!  shes wondering what her cousin is laughing about..
And this pic below of my son Tony is my favorite of the day.  I LOVE this picture!

and lastly.. the food.. gotta have food pics!  see the bunny cake? 

I hope you all had a happy Easter weekend..
if you really want to see the rest of the pics from the weekend, go here.
For some reason flickr changed something about loading their pictures... and they seem to take longer to come up. I know a couple people have mentioned that they cant see the pics..  Are these showing up ok?
Happy Monday bloggy friends!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

easter eve day

cookie anyone?  
how could we possibly have egg decorating day with out some easter cutout cookies?    yummy yummy in my tummy!
we have a busy day ahead!  I'll be heading out about 8:45 this morning for Torrys first soccor game!  should be very interesting.  I wish i had a better camera. mine takes lousy pictures of anything that moves!  but I'll be trying to snap a few anyways.  
After the game, I'm taking Jen, princess Ella, beth, Torry pie, tiff and marla princess pie all out to an easter egg hunt that a girl I work with puts on. Its kind of cool out there this morning, but the kids wont care.   After that we will all head back here to meet up with Vanessa and Violet pie (whose getting her little ears pierced this morning!) to dye easter eggs at my house and to have pizza.  
The bunny puppets I ordered came this week and Ive already filled the babies baskets this morning and put them away for tomorrow.  I also filled a bunch of easter eggs to do our own little easter egg hunt here in the morning.  I have about 14 more to do, but I want to get some change to put in the rest .  I really do need to pick up a couple little things so I'll have to squeeze that in somewhere along the line today.. or tonight.  I guess it'll have to be tonight. I can probably run to the mall later.  I sort of wanted to go to the movies to see Heaven is real.. but that probably wont happen this weekend....  lol!
so thats about that for today.  By tomorrow afternoon I should be exhausted.  but its all good!
Happy Day bloggy pies!
lol.. buffy's whistling here comes peter cotton tail.. 
I love it!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday

It is Good Friday, the day Christ was nailed to the cross. I hope we're all thinking about that today. I know the movie or broadway show of Jesus Christ Superstar isnt exactly totally biblical, but Ive always loved it . And regardless, its thought provoking. Easter isnt all about bunnies and chicks, though some of you might think that I think so.. but I do know better. I'll be thinking about Jesus on the cross today and I will be grateful that died to save us from our own selves and that he rose again three days later. enjoy this performance and remember what today is about. xoxo

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

tuesday evening chatter..

Hello bloggy pals!!  I cant believe that Easter is this weekend.  Ive been decorated for about 6 plus weeks already. It seemed so far away.. and now its almost here.   I didnt do as much holiday crafting as I usually do this year.  I did make a few things. some bobble head chicks and a few bunnies.  maybe it seems like I didnt do as much because I didnt do any swaps...  and of course now I wish I had!  duh!!!  
anyways, I made this little bunny above for a special friend of mine.  I just made him this morning before I went to work and then, I actually made it to the post office this morning as well!  Normally it takes me days and weeks to get to the post office..  I just have some memory thing about it and always forget to stop!

Actually my memory problem doesnt just involve post offices.. but we wont go there! LOL!
Im keep this post short and sweet because I really want to do some blog hopping tonight.. and Im already fading fast! I snapped these pics this morning of my kitchen windows....    sometimes I feel like such a dork running around snapping pictures of stuff...   just stuff.. lots of stuff!   I just dont think its normal.  but then, I am not normal... I know that.. we all know that. Everyone who really  knows me, knows that.   but then, really?  what is normal? 
OH whatever..  we are all unique!  some of us are just oddly unique..  lol... some of us run around with cameras taking pictures of silly stuff to post on blogs and facebook.  But I think.. I have so much cute stuff.. I have to share it with other (unique) friends who appreciate it like I do.    I guess thats the key..  right?
LOL.. whatever...
OK.. I'm out of here for now.. heading to the couch with my tablet...  have a great night!

Friday, April 11, 2014

its friday!

omg.. be still my heart....     I seriously NEED all of these!
just thought Id share that!

And check out this weather for the next few days!!  woohoo... time to open some windows!!  well.. just ignore that crap that comes in on tuesday...  Im pretty sure mother nature is bipolar..
happy Friday bloggy pies!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

hello out there!

hello my friends...  Im sorry... Ive just been a horrible blogger pal lately!  not that Ive been doing much of anything else.. I just think Ive been lazy!  not much going on here this week or last weekend. Ive done a little crafting here and there, made this ugly bunny the other day.. def not one of my favorites!  but I guess I like him enough!  lol!   

Easter is only 10 days away. soon that ol' bunny will make his way here!  Then it wont be long and I'll have to pack up all these sweet little things again.  We'll be doing Brunch here on Easter and hopefully it'll be nice out to do a little egg hunt for marlaina adn Torry.  of  course Violet is too little for egg hunts yet.    I ordered all the babies bunny puppets for easter.  Cant wait for them to get here!   I wanna play!  lol!

Its supposed to be warmer the next few days here.. finally!  I just wish I could stay home from work and open some windows!  Yesterday morning our furnace needed a small repair and what ever the guy did down there, he must have spilled a few drops of fuel oil.  just enough to make the house stink.  tony went down there to try to clean it up, but couldnt find anything to clean up.  oh well.. so we just have to wait for the smell to go away on its own..  need to open those windows!

Im on call this next week, starting tomorrow.. so Im not making any big plans for the weekend.  just hanging out.  I want to watch the movie 12 years a slave at some point and do a little easter crafting to make some little easter gifties for my daughters and daughter in law's.  (Can I just say my girls for now on and you will know that I mean all four of them, daughters and dil's?  lol!  girls is so much shorter!  lol!)  
anyways,  Ive no plans to go anywhere... well.. maybe to the grocery store!  we're about out of everything!

So thats about it in my little world. 
I hope everythings hippity hoppity fine in yours!
toodles for now!

Friday, April 4, 2014

april 4th 1981

Today is our 33rd wedding anniversary. Though we have been together 38 years, since april 1977.  I was only 16 when we met.  This was our first christmas together 1977.  I was 17 by the time that picture was taken.  I look like a little baby!    and this is the old folks all these years later!

Lots of years.. lots of good life lived.. no turning back..  its forever and always...   through thick and thin.. good and bad.. and all that jazz...   

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

good morning chickie pies!

 happy Wednesday bloggy chicks!
Remember I was inspired by Kim K's and Laurie at magpie ethels chicks?  well I finally got to mine last night.  I did the one in blue last night and the one in green this morning.  now Im inspired to make a couple bobble head bunnies to go with them!  hopefully I can start them tonight.  using paper clay means they will need a couple days to dry, so I probably wont get to finish them till the weekend.   
Woohoo!  April has arrived!  no one played any jokes on me yesterday.. which is pretty amazing.. usually someone manages to fool me somehow... well actually one of my facebook buddies did post that it was 88 where he was and that he was on his way to the beach.   I have to admit that I was really jealous and believed him.  
It seems that spring may actually be here now.   Yesterday it was 60 degrees here.  today is supposed to be a little cooler..but I checked the 10 day forcast and there is no snow in it!  I think we had 5 months of snow this year! yikes!!  We deserve a beautiful spring and summer.. and fall.. and then no winter next year!  lol!  
I seriously feel the need for some real fun and adventure...   I need to win the lottery and go on a trip!
for real!
ok.. I guess the only trip I'll be going on today is my trip to work...   there are no real trips in my future! :(
oh.. by the way.. do not buy post grapenuts fit cranberry and vanilla...... YUCK!!!!  do not waste your money..   I like plain grapenuts.. but these were gross!
hi ho hi ho off to freakn work I go...