Thursday, May 31, 2007
A picture for you of the siberian iris out by the garden fence. I love these little jewels of the garden. They seem to like this spot very much. They bloom much better here than they did by the house. I woke up this morning and realized we only have 8 more days of school (not counting today, today is here and being spent)! Yay! Since I work for the schools that means in just a little less than 2 weeks I will be free to tackle a long list of fun projects I have decided to try to tackle. There should be lots of fun things to show you and tell you. Can't wait!
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Happy Memorial Day weekend!
I am sure most of you aren't looking forward to a rainy Memorial day weekend, but I woke up this morning to the sound and scent of a soft rain on the roof and I am loving it!
I find rain so relaxing. We don't have a lot of plans for this weekend that will be ruined by it, and it is supposed to be sunny Monday so I might as well enjoy it and I am.
I am headed over to the church this morning to help with a teen garage sale to benefit a mission trip and then probably to the farmers market. Rain cannot keep me from the flowers! By the way, did you ever notice how a rainy day seems to make colors seem brighter? I ran out and took these pictures of the garden this morning and the colors are amazing. The snowball bush blooming beside the garage just pops in this light. And the clematis is so bright and pretty.
If the rain stops we will work on garden chores (I have a LOT of weeding and planting to catch up on), and I found a tutorial for putting a picture in my blog header and my daughter is going to help me try to figure it out. Hopefully I will have a beautiful header by Monday! Wish me luck.
Monday we have a picnic planned with friends at a lake house. It sounds like the perfect weekend to me. A little rain, a little sunshine and family and friends. Happy Memorial day to everyone, and a big thank you to all our servicemen and women,past and present for their dedication and sacrifice.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
A Great Weekend!
The heading under this picture says "Lemon Pie is the Acme of Deliciousness" Isn't that just the funniest?
Friday, May 18, 2007
See you soon!
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
1. I paint at least one room in my house every year. There have been a few years I missed but not many, I swear the rooms are getting smaller! And usually it goes something like this, I wake up, look around pull all the furniture to the middle of the floor, go buy paint and have it done by that evening. It helps that I have a small house (that's why I call it a cottage).
2. Not a really weird thing but not the "norm", I home schooled my girls for 5 years and loved it. I wouldn't trade that time with them for anything. I started it about 11 years ago and it was a big step off the beaten path for me, but so worth it.
3. I pick up stuff by the side of the road and re-do it for my house. I thought this was weird until I began reading more blogs and found out how many kindred spirits there are out there.
4. I own chickens, not strange if you live out in the country, but I am not so much out in the country. I don't live in a subdivision, but an older town that has gradually filled with subs and is now very populated. Lets just say I don't know anyone else in the area that has chickens.
5& 6. My husband says the only fault I have is that I don't screw lids down tight when I am done with them. I don't know which is the strange thing, not screwing the lids on tight or my husband thinking I only have one fault. I think that might actually be two things!
7. My oldest daughter says it's weird when I dance around the living room to her music. Can't help it, sometimes the music just takes me and if I can't dance like a weirdo in front of my family then where can I?
Here are the rules...each player starts with 7 random Facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog,you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!Have fun!!!.
Under A Blue Moon
Because I Said...
My Messy, Thrilling Life
The Draper House
Hey friends & Family, can you think of any weird things about me?
Friday, May 11, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Below is a close-up of the blossoms. When I mow the lawn it smells so beautiful out by these trees. The neighbors have two BIG old apple trees right next to ours and it is heavenly to be near them this time of year!
Then of course, we have the lilacs... We have six beautiful lilac bushes scattered over our little 5 acres and every spring around my birthday they give me the most wonderful gift of their blooms! I am able to fill the house with big bunches of lilacs, all I want, and still look out on masses of them.
We also have a lovely gnarley old pear tree. The pears are totally inedible, hard as rocks and there are always masses of them in the fall to clean up, but I just don't mind because to have masses of pears you first have to have masses of blossoms. The tree is beautiful, They don't smell as pretty as the apple blossoms but they are beautiful and the leaves are glossy and turn a deep burgundy in the fall. I enjoy the pear tree no matter what the season.
So much more to show you as spring advances. I can't wait to show you the lavender, the pergola dripping with flowers, the perennials and annuals tucked here and there. Spring in Michigan makes winter in Michigan bearable (almost). :>)
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Here is a peek at the glass rooster I am putting in the mail today for my mom for mothers day. She has the hen in this color and when I saw the rooster I just had to get it for her. I can post this because my mom doesnt check my blog, she isnt a computer person, so I am safe!
It is a beautiful rainy day today with thunder and a light rain. Wish I could stay home and putter around the house instead of going to work...but that is what I say when the sun shines too! Good thing I work for the schools so I get the summer off. I have been a stay at home mom too long and now work feels a lot like prison to me. Poor hubby has been supporting us for all these years, I try to make home happy for him to make up for it :>)
Well, off to work and to drop mom's package in the mail. I hope my blog isn't too boring. I don't lead a very fascinating life, work, clean, try to find a little me time. I am at a stage in my life where I can try to change a few bad habits, t.v. - a HUGE time stealer and so easy when I am tired to plunk down and zone out. A few years of that and you realize all the time you could have been doing things that were productive or that would have brought me closer to friends and family. How many more conversations could I have shared with my family? More exercise, more time to read my Bible and grow as a christian and decent human being. Life seems filled with time thieves. A little stolen here and a little there and you barely notice. I suppose the computer could be in that category but I don't usually just sit and surf and I am finding so much inspiration in the blogs I have found. Inspiration to be more creative and more sharing. Anyway, I hope whoever is looking in on my little corner of the world will some day find some inspiration here too. Now off to work (sigh)!
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Good Morning, I just thought I would share this picture of a pretty glass bug catcher that the girls put in my Easter basket, I hung it in my east kitchen window where the morning sun makes it glow.
Sunday, May 6, 2007
Happy Birthday Lauren!
Saturday, May 5, 2007
Farmers Market Saturday!
Hope you had a great day too!