Tuesday, March 30, 2010


It's Spring Break for my kids. We are kicking back, having a STAYCATION. I love it.

Youngest son is much improved. He's not taking pain medicine and is looking forward to pizza and subs in the the not-too-distant-future. I think it may be YEARS before he has chicken broth, jello or popsicles again. LOL

Oldest son is thrilled to have NO HOMEWORK, and to be able to play lacrosse with his friends every day.

DH and I like the late mornings, even though he has to work, we're not getting up at 6 to get the kids off to school. Sleeping in until 8 is wonderful.

My shingles are almost gone--yea!


I'm looking for a good book to read. I want to sit out in the sun, in the garden with my shelties, and read.

I've started and stopped 7 books. I've tried fiction (mystery, thriller, historical fiction, SF and romance) and nonfiction (history, biography) but nothing seems to strike me.

Are you reading anything good? What suggestions do you have for me to read during our Spring Break?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thankful Thursday 3/25/10

Late post today.

I'm very thankful today that my son's surgery went well and he is home. He had his tonsils and adenoids out.

My heartfelt thanks go out to the doctors, nurses, iv team, lab techs and everyone else who cared for my child and who works behind the scenes to make the hospital function.

They work long hours, deal with things most of us would rather not see, and do it in a caring, professional manner.

Thank you all.

Thankful Thursday is sponsored by Rhondi’s blog.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


White Wednesday is sponsored by Faded Charm Cottage.

My niece and her husband are expecting their first baby this summer. Along with starting baby’s library (check it out and give me some more suggestions!) I made a crib blanket.
Other than a few prayer shawls, I haven't done much crocheting in the past few years. After a couple of false starts, it came together.

My nephew and his wife recently told us they are expecting their first child in the fall. I started their baby's blanket as soon as I completed this one.

I'll get busy on the needlework for the babies' rooms when the next blanket is done.

Christmas is going to be soooooo fun this year, with two new children in the family.

What new or ongoing projects are you doing?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday Afternoon

Looks like my Sunday afternoon nap will be on the couch; the bed is taken.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Finally on Facebook


Please stop by for a visit.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Skitter Kitten had a quiet and photogenic day.
Happy Saturday to you all.

Don't for get to "Spring Forward."

Monday, March 8, 2010


Thank goodness we have a king-sized bed and our shelties are small.

Mr. Whiskers gets booted out for the night. He likes to attack toes at 3 am.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


On a trip,
driving or flying,

be prepared and stay safe.

This article
has basic information and good advice to help you prepare for emergencies while you travel.

It's worth passing on.

I was surprised to learn that not every place in Canada accepts US health insurance. I had not thought about what to do when a natural disaster strikes when you're on vacation far from home.

This summer is going to involve several trips for our family, so I printed out the info and will keep a copy of it with me when we travel.

Are you planning any trips this year?
Have you encountered a health problem or natural disaster while away form home?
What advice to you have for vacationers?

Friday, March 5, 2010


I'm putting all of my writing and reading news on MY OTHER BLOG .

Please stop by. I'd love to see you there. If you follow me on this blog, please consider following me there as well.

Happy Saturday

Thursday, March 4, 2010


With almost two feet of snow still on the ground, I needed a little SPRING in my life.

DH sent some to me while he was away on a business trip to Texas. I love to see the stalks shoot up from the dirt and explode in flowers. The crocuses just faded, and most of the tiny daffodils have opened. Soon there will be hyacinths and tulips. Each morning I get up and check my "garden." I love daffodils and plant lots of them, because the deer don't eat them and they spread each year.

Skitter kitten sat still just long enough for me to fit her with some Spring attire. The ribbon is now shredded, as all ribbon tied to her is destined to be.

Check out more reasons to be thankful at Rhondi’s blog.

What are you thankful for today? Are there any signs of Spring in your world? What are your favorite spring flowers?