Thursday, April 24, 2008

I know it is spring

Well you know it is spring when Mom knocks down part of RD's pretty white fence. Last year Tif and Jarrod came by and fixed the fence after I caught it with the back tire of the tractor. This year I thought I was being so smart and keeping the tires away from the fence and I caught the fence with the bucket instead. So this weekend Red Dog gets to fix the fence. I don't think I will tell him until he gets home. No sign of the coyote since I have been back from taking Gma home thank goodness.
I loved all the extra sites you girls have been sending me to and wanted to ask you if you had been to www.etsy.com if not it is really cool site.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day

So I was talking to an older lady who was shopping in the paint department today. Her vericose veins didn't stop her from wearing shorts and flip-flops, but she pulled it off well and topped the outfit with a straw hat. She was selecting spray paint colors for her annual "spruce up" of her outdoor pots. She picked a pink and a lavender to complement the flowers she wanted for spring.

We chatted about plants we didn't know the names of and problems that we'd had getting things to grow. She was frustrated that she didn't know the name of the plant that she'd had so much luck with. We bid our good-byes and I felt pretty good about the encounter.

About an hour later the paint associate called me and said there was a customer requesting my assistance at the paint counter. When I got there my friend in the straw hat was back. She had brought me a pot with a cutting of her favorite plant in it and written instructions on how to take care of it. "Happy Earth Day," she said, "I thought I'd do my part to celebrate."

Maybe I touched her life by just stopping for a moment to chat, but she certainly touched mine by taking that extra step.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

With spring comes photography..

Charlie and I have taken the camera out a few times over the last week or so.... 

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Hey Ya'll...

Hey everyone... I have clearly not been online lately as much as I have been in the past.

I attribute that to Charlie being home, Brett in guitar and baseball at the same time, and spring time!  Who can resist getting their arse off the pc and outside.  Baseball is going well, our team is four for four!!  WOW! 

So, Pottery is done, I need to take pics of all the wares, maybe tomorrow.

I got my quilt from Candy and have been keeping to myself.  It is so beautiful that I want to use it as decor, a showpiece really, but instead I have been wrapping up in it on the couch.

Work is the same old crap...  I so want to like my job and enjoy my work, but like millions of Americans, I do not.  Oh well.  And I willingly signed the form to go back full time on May 3rd.  This is ok, as it will help me accrue the leave I need for vacation this summer and will be more money, also to pay for vacation this summer.

Brett's guitar teacher has him practicing "Secret Agent Man" and "Sweet Home Alabama" and we all think that is pretty cool.

Yesterday afternoon, Jenny and Julie and I got Greek salads from Mama Lucia's, I picked up a bottle of pinot noir, which made for a lovely afternoon.  Which consequently lead us to very sweetly ask the men to take the boys to the Boy Scouts presentation of safety, or something, and us girls all scrounged our fridges and freezers to come up w/something to make for dinner.  So, I found some frozen corn on the cob, two packs of Italian sausage, I whipped up a pasta salad w/Italian dressing and I had some pepperoni and provolone cheese which I chopped up.  Julie pulled out a kielbasa and sauteed some peppers and onions and made nachos w/canned chili and shredded cheddar, YUMMY!  Jenny chopped some veggies and made two dips, again... YUMMY.  When the guys got back they started a fire, we ate and had a very nice evening.  

Brett had a 9am game today, and it was already in the high 70s.  They kicked butt!  Then we hustled to the high school for football signup's before they closed at noon.  We came home, I made sandwiches, then I crashed on the couch for almost 2 hours!  I almost never nap.. but I was seriously wiped out.  Probably too much wine and beer the night before... ha ha..

I did come across this really neat quilt blog http://crazyshortcutquilts.blogspot.com/.  Candy, I think you would really appriciate this ladies craftsmanship.

I have a HUGE salmon filet prepped for baking!!  Gee, and I wonder why I can't lose weight, ha ha...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Hey Ya'll

Crissy and I just wanted to say hey and tell ya'll that WE LOVE TEQUILA! I'm finally getting to work in the yard and I feel good. It must be spring, I've fixed the gate for the first time this year. I love my new blower/vac. If ya don't have one, ya gotta get one. Nothin' like an outdoor vaccuum cleaner with metal impellers. I'm thinking about using it inside. Two hundred and thirty-five miles per hour has to be better than Bissell.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Bullies

I saw a little segment on CNN that I thought was interesting. There's a website for the Workplace Bullying Institute that I recommend visiting. I see my boss all over this site. He talks "over" people and can only seem to ask a question in a humiliating way. His way of interacting with people is causing a majority of our morale problems. Check it out http://workplacebullyinglaw.org/index.html

new hammocks


Brandi ordered hammocks for the back yard. I thought it made her yard look awesome. I cant wait to sit under the trees and watch the world go by.
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