Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I'm soooo happy with my flowers this year....It's always my reward after all the springtime work is done....getting the patio furniture out, pressure washing the driveway, edging, the mulch project, washing the windows etc......I take a few days to scout out the possibilities....and then I start collecting....buying a few here and there......I usually just like pink and white combinations for my pots and window boxes...but the kids got me a hanging basket of purple wave petunias....so I broke from tradition to tie it into my scheme......my dear neighbor noticed....I love her for it...because I am such a creature of habit it was very hard for me to deviate!!!!.....for 15 years I have planted geraniums in the front of my house.....I love them!!!!.....I can't ever see me NOT planting geraniums!!!.......just like the Southgate Plaza in West Seneca, NY near where I grew up....they have been planting pink petunias since I was a little girl......some may say boring!!!....but not me, I love the traditon of it....I wonder who has been deciding that all these years????!!!!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Believe it or not....these little pups....measuring just 2" long are a very BIG part of our family!!!!.....My youngest son has made them a part of his life....and ours!!!......they all have names...starting left to right there is Snickerbocker, nickname "Snicks"...then Brown Dog, Jeff , last name "The Kid", Lily, Sean, and the two on the end that look the same have the same name....Pokey!!.....family members all ask about how Jeff and pups are doing....my Dads girlfriend has spent hours playing hide and seek with them all...I ran into a friend yesterday who said that they are even talked about in her house as well.....it all started when my daughter recieved an Only Hearts Club doll and it included one of these little dogs with her.....the dalmation named Jeff (not the name it came with...I think the real name is Dots!).....Jeff got lost at my sister in laws house last year when the kids spent the weekend when my husband took me away for my birthday...we thought Jeff got lost in the woods and would be gone forever....but a few weeks later my niece gave him back in a little box, she had found him in the sheets of her bed!...in the meantime we found Snickerbocker in a box in my desk.....we were looking for something else and there she was!!!......We didn't even know we had her......we were reunited with Jeff...it was a happy day!!! ....over the past year we have lost and found both of them several times....and it's a great Friday night when our pizza is delivered with one of those little white tables in the middle of it....the perfect table for the pups!!!...they have quite the home....often times they live in the Fisher-Price Imaginext castle...they have scooters, dog beds, a football, skateboards, they have travelled to school in the pocket of a backpack,church restaurants and gone on vacation...........once over the winter my son conned my Dad into buying a doll for him at Target just to replace Jeff that had been missing for weeks.....I ended up selling the doll on ebay for $12.50 so it didn't seem too bad paying $15 for a tiny little pup!!!!....and Snickerbocker got left behind at the YMCA one night....I raced right back up there but no one had turned her in.......and I am forever grateful for some woman in Michigan who was selling three sets of the pups and their beds on ebay.....and the "Easter Bunny" was able to put them in my sons basket!!!
Monday, May 19, 2008
Grey's Anatomy.....I'm hooked!!!....I'm not a huge tv watcher....usually just HGTV, E!, 24, and Fox news.....but I really wanted to know what everyone was talking about... I couldn't just start watching without starting at the very beginning.......so I que'd up season one on my netflix account and got going....I loved it!!!.....I would stay up until 1 am watching 3 or 4 episodes a night.....it was wonderful, no commercials.....and McDreamy and Meredith are soooooooo engaging!...I can't stand it!! I think I have a TOTAL crush on Patrick Dempsey!....I got the movie Enchanted for Micaela's easter basket so I could watch it/him!!.....I came across this picture of him and couldn't resist putting it inside my cabinet on my bulletin board so I could see him every morning when I checked the schools lunch menu!!!......the season finale is Thursday night.....I don't know what I'll do all summer without him........I guess I'll have to watch the season again on abc.com....:)
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Well......I can't imagine starting my day without my coffee.....it doesn't have to be Starbucks or any particular brand.....and my coffee maker is nothing great...it does have the function to set it up the night before, but for some reason I have NEVER used this....I don't know why...it would be nice to come down and have it beckoning for me...maybe someday......and this is all because I put so much French Vanilla creamer in it, it doesn't matter!!!!!.....and as you can see I buy the industrial size....actually I always have a back up as well, heaven forbid I would dip below a quart!!!.....Sometimes I delve into a special "holiday" flavor such as pumpkin spice.....but it always has to be Coffeemate.........and when I go to visit family for the weekend...they are always so wonderful to have it on hand for me!!!!.....I do insist on my Starbucks mug though......this is the "must have" mug for now.....it has changed a few times over the years...but for now I love the look, shape and feel of this one as I stand at my kitchen sink in front of the vent with the heat warming up my toes and I take my first sips.......ahhhhh....the simple things!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
How blessed I am to have such wonderful friends!!!......they are truly inspirational!!!...we meet for coffee and the thoughts, ideas, praise, excitement and encouragement start flowing!!!.....I only know how to email and ebay.....but these lovely friends have given me the courage to start this journal......I have missed this camaraderie since I've retired from my flight attendant position.....a source of many crafty and exciting ideas......my loving husband surprised me with my very own laptop for Mother's Day and the first thing I wanted to do was start writing!!!.....one more fun thing to try and fit into my day!!!!!.......I have a horrible habit of stressing over things I love to do.....hmmmmmmmm......maybe this will help......now that I'm "here"!!!