Wednesday, May 25, 2016

a tiny bit of flower power

I got to play outside this past weekend finally!  still much to do, but  I did manage to get 4 of my window boxes filled as well as a few planters and pots.  I still have a couple things left to fill.  Torry came over on Friday and did his dinosaur garden.  I think he needs a bigger container.  I have to look for an old wagon I think.  This little toy wheel barrel is really small.  But he's happy with it.  I took him to pick out plants for it and all he wanted were petunias! Tried to talk him into other things.. but he picked them out fast and that was that!

Being close to the lake, I think makes my lilacs and lillys bloom later then everyone elses!  But they are blooming now!  In fact I think I need to go out this morning and pick some to take to work.  They smell so good and they make me happy!     

Unfortunetly lilacs dont seem to last long after they are picked.  I wish there was a way to keep them fresh longer.  but oh well even a couple days is worth it.  
I wish I had it in me to have "real" gardens.  I don't venture much further then pots and boxes.   Anything in the ground itself feels out of my control!  lol!  I don't have a green thumb.   I'm lucky I can keep anything alive!  I have plants inside that I've had for 30 years.. and I swear that it's a miracle that they are alive! seriously!

Here's a pic of my little fairy garden.  Not quite done.  I bought the metal banner for it the other day.  But I really think I liked the paper ones that I made in previous years better.  I'm thinking of covering the little metal ones with some cute papers.  I also need to put a taller plant in the back and put my little tire swing in there.  Then it will be finished.

wow.. I was just thinking today was thursday and I was thinking the weekend was almost here!  lol.. its only wednesday.  I was at a training all day yesterday on drug trends and now Im confused! lol!
Anyways.. I suppose I should do something constructive and get ready for work!
have a great day bloggy friends!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Im still alive!

Oh my goodness!!  Ive been wanting to get here to write a blog post for over a week.. but every time I sat down to do it something would come up!   well.. finally! .. here I am!  sorry, Ive just been the most awful blogger lately.  I hope everyone had a great mothers day.   A bunch of the kids came over the day before to celebrate here and we had a cookout.  And then some came back again the next day. It was a full weekend!
I cheated here..  the picture of Torry, Lillianna and Sera were not from that day! but they are all very recent pics from the past week.  lol!    And so anyways.. mothers day weekend was very nice.

Jennifer, Ella, Marla and I also went to a doll and bear show that weekend.  These are my new little friends I found there.  all of them were cheap.. like 8.00 a piece!  so obviously I couldn't pass them up.  I just love those monkeys.  they are great company in my craft room!  lol!

So, in other news...  NOTHING!  lol!  It seems Ive done nothing interesting or worth talking about. except, I got my kitchen table cleared off!  lol well, Jen and I did go see the musical "Dirty Dancing"  the other night.. but it really wasn't very good.  there were some good dance scenes.. but all in all it was sort of weird.
Oh.. I know what else I did.. Torry and I made our first trip to the lake on Wednesday.  it was a little cool out, but we loved looking out over the lake and chit chatting about silly things that 5 year old boys like to talk about!

Ive been on call since Friday.  I haven't added up the hours, but I must be close to 20 hours since Friday night.  needless to say, Ive not really had a weekend this weekend.
And as much as I hate the cold un-spring weather we've been having, I'm so glad that this weekend wasn't beautiful, because I would have been ticked if I had been stuck working and it was nice out!  lol!  I am starting to get the itch to spend a lot of money on flowers!  so all that overtime pay will come in handy!

Hopefully next weekend will be nice... because I'll be on call again the weekend after that!  I sure hope they appreciate me at work.  lol!
I made broccoli quiche the other morning.. another thing that I had been trying to get to for about 2 weeks.  I had bought broccoli to make it, then never got to it and had to throw it away!  so then I bought more broccoli and it still took me a week to get to it!  I ended up making it Friday morning before I went to work!   its sooo good!  Theres still some left.. that we'll finish for dinner tonight.

I guess I should end here.. I need to have some breakfast, do a little blog hopping, make a lunch, feed all the animals, take a shower.. try on ten different things while I figure out what to wear.. you know.. all the typical morning things!  
have a great day my friends!
I hope you keep visiting me and leaving me comments even though Ive been awful! 
love you all!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

wishful sprinking!

Its still been cold out!  mother nature is all kinds of messed up I think.  It was only like 46 yesterday... and that's how its been for a while.  I just checked the weather and it looks like about 57 for today.. still kind of cool.. but I'll take it.  lol.. like we have a choice!

Actually the forecast I just looked at shows improvement through the week and in the 60's for the weekend.. with sunshine..  so I guess I cant complain about that!

Ive been springifying little corners of my house. nothing extravagant.  really, I have a bunch of junk and I have strewn it about the house.  I would love to be on one of those shows where they fix up and decorate your house like a normal person.   I am incapable of normal.  there is no normal for my house.. its just in a constant state of stuff..  or should I say stuffed!

I try to not over do it.. but maybe my version of overdone and other peoples versions are not the same.  and I suppose it does depend on the time of year.  I may go a little overboard for Halloween!  and Christmas!  I always say I'm going to cut back and not do so much.. but something within me takes over and I cant help myself.   

Anyways.. its not too much right now. in fact its not much at all.  just a few birds, nests and shrooms scattered here and there!

I haven't played at my craft table since several weeks before Easter and I was feeling the need to make something!  I finally managed to get there on Saturday and made these cute little pompom birdies for mothers day.  just pompoms!   aren't they cute?  I made a bunch more in case I get inspired to make something for the girls for mothers day...   we'll see.

OK.. I guess that's it for this morning.  I know Ive been a lousy blogger lately.  there are days that I consider giving it up all together.  but I would miss all my bloggy pals!  so eventually I come back! 
have a great day bloggy pies!