Wednesday, March 21, 2012


It's officially SPRING!
 Although, if you ask me, it showed up weeks ago!
We're still having amazing weather. Temperatures have been in the high 70's for the past week and a half.
I'M LOVING IT!  Being in this part of the country, we could be seeing "the white stuff" well into April. Instead, we have Trees in full bloom, and Spring flowers. It's wonderful!
Along with the amazing weather, comes Thunderstorms!... anyone who knows me, knows how I love a good Thunderstorm. Nothing dangerous of course, just watching the Grey clouds roll in, and the wonderful sound of Thunder rumbling. I was woke up by a Thunderstorm last week. It was heaven.
   This past Sunday, we had a little storm. I couldn't resist snapping some cloud picks to go with the other million cloud pics I have (and I wonder why my computer runs so slow?) ... anyway.. I captured a wonderful
"heart cloud"... I took it as a message directly from God... to me  (smile).

 It's already Wednesday, the weeks fly. It seems like it was just Thanksgiving! I just hope Spring and Summer take their sweet old time and stick around.

 I spent the weekend making jewelry. I flip flop between stopping, then find myself in the bead isle of my favorite craft store Pat Catans... just "buying a few new beads." My hairstylist, told me that the other hairstylists were asking for more jewelry. I had taken some there last year and they really liked it, and bought quite a lot. So I was flattered they're asking for more.
    After my friend Teri was here last year, I learned to work distraction free. Wow!.... I'm easily distracted, and realized I was causing these distractions. Having the TV on, eating, being on the computer etc... all distracting my creative process. I'd spend more time checking my email, and changing channels.. and wonder why I'd have nothing done.
I turned on the "Seascapes" music channel... wow.... what a difference! Just this wonderful "background"  calming and relaxing. Allowing me to actually focus on my art. Okay, I did check the email a few times..(old habits die hard)... but quickly went back to my art. I actually got several pieces DONE!
I'll post pics of the jewelry next time.

  I really shouldn't be up right now... this is my "bedtime".. 2: 45 a.m... really. I'm lucky that I don't start work till 10 a.m... and can afford to stay up late.

Storm coming in

 Daughter Jamie is coming over this Saturday, so she and I can start making plans for the big 10th YAYA, that we'll be hosting. We were going to make a great Julia Child recipe "Boeuf Bourguignon".. yummmeee!.... but Jamie just had her wisdom teeth pulled last week, and can't quite chew very well. So that will have to be another day. 
Next Weekend is a PSMWG. We'll be going to a reverse raffle, for Sheila's granddaughters dance studio, then to "the Dubya's" W=Winnie's for Coffee and laughs.

Easter is just around the corner and I'm anxious for Ham and Potato salad...  Ever notice how EVERYTHING I do, usually revolves around food? ..... and speaking of food.......

 I'm planning a "Cinco De PSMWG" party on May 5th
The "PSMWG's... are my best friends and I...and thats just our Initials.. Patti, Sheila, Me, Winnie and Gloria.  We try and get together at least once a month. "PSMWG" is us.. and also a "thing".. usually refering to a in "when is our next PSMWG... all caught up? hee hee hee. 
 So I'll be hosting in May.  
 I'll make my "world famous" Tostadas, with homemade Pinto beans. No canned beans for me!
and of course, some fresh family recipe Hot sauce...Taco's, Quesadillas....  OH.. I'm getting hungry now.
Yes... there will be a few Margarita's thrown back too.It just wouldn't be Cinco De Mayo.. er a PSMWG with out them now would it?
I'm fighting temptation, to go crazy decorating. And planning on sticking with  things I can make myself, instead of buying the over-priced decorations....We'll see.

Okay, I'm yawning now. Maybe I bored myself reading my own blog .. hee hee..
It's not that bad is it?

have a great day!

FYI... spell check isn't working..... sareee.. : )

Love that cloud "roll"

Sunday, March 04, 2012

MARCH In Like a Lamb

It's March!....
In like a Lamb... Our amazingly mild Winter continues....and it's days are numbered. The lack of Snow, has made this  one of the BEST Winters I can ever remember.  I can't even remember a day where the temperature was in the single digits. The whole season was sprinkled with a generous amount of 50's and 60's. And now, Spring, just a few weeks away.  I can see sprouts of Daffodils, coming up. Next weekend begins Daylight Savings Time.... no more driving home in the dark. I love March!

  But....I do have a major cold right now.
It started Friday morning. I woke up with a scratchy throat, and my voice was cracking. by the time I got home, my voice was worse, but no major cold symptoms ....yet. Saturday morning.... voice GONE!
I had a to cancel a long awaited lunch date with old friends. And accept the fact that I was officially sick.
I talked ... well.. more like whispered, to my Son Eddie in the morning like I always do. He could tell I was sick and asked if I was okay.  Early afternoon, my doorbell rang, I was afraid it was my friends paying me a visit...  but it was Eddie....  carrying "get well soon" goodie bags....... ! Awwh.. it touched my heart!
 Flowers, juice, 2 kinds of soups from 2 different restaurants.... tea... cough drops, Vitamins and even Echinacea... wow.. If that doesn't make a Mom feel better, nothing can. Eddie has always had a kind, thoughtful heart. And I felt better just seeing him. I love that boy.
So now, I'm feeling a little better. The Cold finally kicked in last night and my tissues and Aleve are my best friends. My voice is not as bad, but still pretty rough, which might make my job (being on the phone all day) a little tough....

I tried working on some art but got too tired.
I was working on collage Easter Eggs.  They're cute, but need some work... And I doubt if I'll have enough done to post on Etsy, in time for Easter shoppers.... oh well... next year?

I am currently addicted to PINTEREST it's a really fun place. You can see and follow my pins, by clicking the button above.

I'm looking forward to Spring,  the return of Green leaves and Flowers. and wonderful Spring rain and Thunderstorms.

Daughter Jamie and I, will be working on this year's YA YA plans. It will be our 10th!!! and will be extra special!
So... now you're all caught up with my life... exciting isn't it? 
Have a great week.