And a picture of the number one son in his new Unisuit for the Augusta Rowing Club.
Can you believe he is 15??? Not me- seems just like yesterday he was so small I could wrap him up in my arms in my lap. Now I can fit in HIS lap!
I have also taken pictures of the trees on top of my house. Literally- on top of the house. The branches are now touching, and the neighbors say they have seen squirrels running the rooftop. Having fun no doubt! I am going to send these pictures to a friend who has offered to come and help cut them down. Won't the squirrels be disappointed? Too bad!
To Do List for Friday May 29th:
1. Drop the oldest son off for Boy Scout backpacking camp out. Yes- he is going to hike 5-8 miles this weekend. And he is excited? DONE
2. Piano recital tomorrow 6:30pm, and I have to figure out the blasted camcorder. DONE
3. Maybe, just maybe, see someone about consigning cards? DONE
4. See a Movie with a friend??? NOT YET
I know there must be more, but the mind is not working efficiently right now.
So I am signing off for tonight.
These are my peas. Aren't they lovely? I wish there were more of them, but maybe they will still grow more with time. Some are mature enough to eat. We have tried them in the raw and they are delicious. I am hoping to have enough to cook and maybe freeze for later. I built this trellis by myself with a little supervision from my husband. My beets are to the right of the trellis. I picked about 20 beets today.
Broccoli and Cauliflower are in front. I wish they would do their thing, because I am worried that the squash is going to overtake them. I cut back the zucchini today, and hopefully it will not kill it.
Onto the new planter which is an mirror image of the older planter. Although we did not use the stacking brackets in the new beds.
In this bed you can see broccoli and cauliflower. Eric and I planted 3 different types of carrots to the front and all beets in the rear of the bed. You can also see that I have begun the sprinkler system for this bed too. It is not completed yet because I need some parts in order to finish.
This last photo is specific for my husband. Honey if you are reading this, you will know that you are missed.
Looks like I will have to go next door and see if my wonderful neighbor can deal with this hornets nest. I cannot and will not for I am allergic to bees.
So for tomorrow's to do list:
1. Meet with the gardener from Turf Pride who will fertilize my nasty front yard. My Bermuda grass will not grow in the front... or the back either. One side of the front yard greens up well, but the other and larger side will not. Hopefully this gentleman will be able to fix it for me.
2. School the children.
3. Work on cards
4. Call friend to help role play cold call I want to make for local quilt shop about selling my cards.
5. Mail care package to dear husband.
Once again, this is a PTI Quilting Sampler set.
Stamping has been one of my saviors this last year. I used to sew, making many clothes for myself and the kids. When I became ill and could not get out of bed, I turned to stamping as my creative outlet. Once upon a time, many years ago I was a SU Demo. I had forgotten how much I loved it. I needed to get back in touch with my inner child and coloring was a great way to do that. Now, my husband didn't really appreciate my medium, well more the cost of my Copics, but he is happy with the results I can achieve with them. If you need to find your inner child with Copics try Oozaks at http://www.oozak.com/index.php
Anyway, that is it for today! I feel good... I posted pictures of cards. WooHoo!
I wish I had Photoshop to edit and add watermarks, however, money does not allow for that at this time. Maybe tax time. Therefore, I use Microsoft Paint to add watermark and edit photo in Picasa 3. Both are free and that is just the right price for me.
Recipe: SU Blush and Close to Cocoa cardstock, clip art of piggy, ribbon and copics. I used a heart and dust stamp that came to me via a friend, but I have no idea who manufactured it.
See you soon and thanks for looking,
Yep- That is me there in the middle in light purple. I really need to take more photos, so I have more to choose from. This was the only one taken.
Today, the official day, was spent with hubby shopping, and dinner at a Chinese restaurant.
The one thing I wanted for my birthday was an apron. You know, like the ones your grammy had? Well, we couldn't find one... well not any that were cute. So I will be off to Etsy tomorrow to purchase one.
Happy Birthday to me..... Happy Birthday to me.... ( I am singing, hee hee)
I forgot the camera, again. That's what happens when you do things spontaneously. We will be going back in the summer again, because there is so much to do.... tubing, camping, horseback riding, shopping, and my favorite "eating". We watched a glass blower, making butterflies, and listened as he spoke of the history of his trade. Add that one up for schooling hours. I have read that they have a pottery shop where you can watch them throw and create, along with a train exhibit that shows Germany.
I have been working hard on my New Year's Resolutions, which include:
Being more God centered, and making sure our family is leading ourselves on a better path. To me this means spending more time reading the Bible together. Continued education for myself and the kids, and making the commitment to serve and learn through Christ.
Being more of a friend- so many people supported me this last year, and I have come to understand friendship in a deeper way. I want to reconnect and forge lasting friendships.
Live my life joyously NOW- I am always thinking about the future and how happy I will be, but live today with worry and dissatisfaction. I need to change this.... for myself, my children and for our well being.
I know there are more resolutions, but they are upstairs and the laptop and I are downstairs. So more on those later.
Thank you for coming by- and if you are ever in Northeast Georgia, go and checkout Helen.
Well that is it for today. Thanks for stopping by!
Recipe- SU Mint Melody & Only Orange Cardstock, Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic Markers, Spica Clear Pen
I always love it when other's put in their recipe what color markers they use. I will try and do this in the future, but I have already forgotten what I used. Ooops!
I will have another card tomorrow that I watercolored.
See you and thank you for looking!