Thursday, April 28, 2016

Scattered Joy

 We had so much fun visiting our Ft. Collin's kids this week.  Their yard and the outside of their home is so pretty and it looks like a nice family lives there (because they do!).  Inside is so cozy, too.  April has added so many sweet touches.

 We walked Atticus to preschool and the blooms along the way were breathtaking.
 Finn was walking with us, but here are the other three zooming down the street on their scooters!  Cute Atticus can keep up!

 Here he is arriving at school.
 Getting organized!
 We headed back to the house for lunch.  More pretty blooms!

Miss grown up CB!
And the chickens!  April's dad made an amazing coop!  Lucky girls!

 Old Pugs!  He's a good boy!
 Today my lovely brooches from Heather at Blackberry Rambles arrived.  She added this cute freebie to my order.  You know, I really NEEDED more posies to wear!  Pink, blue, purple!

 Plum Cake came over today and we ate some jicama.  It's tasty!
I have purchased my first geranium.  
 And we had to do a little shopping, Plum Cake and I . . . a bargain bag of chocolate. 
 Miss Bug said to her mother, "I wish we lived right next door to Granny so we could have chocolate whenever we wanted."  Huh.  Well, they are disappointed if it isn't here waiting for them! 
 We do have SOME healthy offerings as well.  
 When we were shopping today I had to spend $1.50 on a skein of dishcloth yarn.  Had to.

 The bulbs we bought from Sam's school are blooming!

 And when flowers grow weeds grow.  It's SO cold today, so I can't weed.  Darn.
James has a tractor parked outside.  Maybe I can get him to work in my garden. 
 This is random,  but I bought some very purple-y sheets.  They are kind of old fashioned, don't you think?  They are not as warm as winter sheets.  Oh well.  There is more cuddling going on in order to keep warm and that's ALWAYS good, right?
My letter writing supplies were diminishing.  Somehow having stickers makes me want to write letters AND journal.  
 This post is getting long (and I hope not TOO boring!)  I ordered this book.  I'm interested in Wales.  I loved the television show titled Stella (I watched it on Hulu) AND Indian Doctor.  I like the way people from Wales speak, do you?
 Elisabeth Luard was featured in British Country Living quite a bit.  Aren't the photos and the watercolors stunning?

 I forget where I saw this (somewhere on the web) and I ordered it (used) just for me because I love ballerinas and ballet stories.  I really love the illustrations in this perfect book.

 I know some of you said you liked the wood angel girl in my last post.  I moved her upstairs. She's flying under the wall map.  I had to move my kitchen window shutter to make room for the birds, remember?
 Sweet Julie from My Threadbear Life sent me the lovely heart in the background.  Aw!  She is SO crafty and clever.

 Teatime again.  Do you know if that green thing is a papaya or a mango?  I forget!

Our Jenny loves her four baby chicks.  Do you think she might be spoiling them?
 PC and I played with Legos today.  She's too little to follow the directions and I am a very unskilled builder.  I thought, "When I am older, I might take up Lego building because it is good for the brain."  

 I've been sitting on the sofa with little girls lately and I find them extremely good company. PC is a bit of a ham, don't you think?
It's after five and I haven't made the bed (yikes!) so I'll put the pork chops in the oven and head upstairs to smooth and tuck that dreamy favorite place.  
Thank you for stopping by today and scrolling all the way to the end!  (BIG APPRECIATIVE HUG!)

Thursday, April 21, 2016


 Just popping in to say that the snow is melting which makes me itch for warm weather.  Two of my nieces are getting married this summer so I shall take two trips to Washington State.  The first wedding is on the island I love.  Hop in the boat, I'll take you for a zip around the San Juan islands!  Joke!  I can't drive a boat.
 The birds are tweeting outside and it's just about time for me to begin cooking dinner.  Our guest from India is resting.  Jeff and Christie (and JAMES!) are coming over soon.
 I had a happy morning with Plum Cake.  The shoes below belong to her cousins.  I wonder what happened to all of these lovely slippers?  Who knows?  The costume closet is overflowing.
 After cleaning and tidying up for our guest, I was so tired. I determined that I really must work in the garden every day in order to stay nimble.  I think I'm a little bit lazy.
 I've been using my mom's tea cups.  Our guest poured green tea from Brown Betty into the green cup on the far right.  
 I must remind Bill to put the snow blower away for the year (it might snow again but I hope not) so Sunshine can come down off her hooks.

 Soon it'll be picnic weather and flower weather and NOT winter weather.  I drove by the lilacs that hang over a fence on my walk and they are OKAY!  Yay!
 I felt so sorry for the robins when snow covered the ground.  It must have been difficult to find juicy worms.

I wanted to say hello to you and jabber on about pretty things.  Thank you for joining me.  (BIG HUG!)