Saturday, February 27, 2016


February has pretty much come and gone with nary a word from me :) It's been a busy month without it being busy? Confusing, I know! Meaning, I've had things to do but not so much that it was an overwhelming month. Yeppers, that about sums it up.

The weather has been phenomenal!! Perfect open widow weather. Perfect walking weather. Perfect be outside with a project weather. Perfect be outside and crochet weather!

Ash Wednesday was a great day. I let S come to Mass before school started so she could have her ashes without waiting all day. It's always wonderful to be able to start your day with a Mass. She misses it, I think. It really does set your soul and brain on the right track.

Valentine's Day. I bet you are thing lots of romancing went on. Nope. We really don't go in for all they hype. Plus,  this year we were able to go to the in-laws for my FIL's 90th birthday. They had a little birthday party for him. Even with his Alzheimers he was really excited about his party. Since it was on a Sunday, the girls and I got up early and went to Mass so that we would still have time to be able to go with the rest of the family to their Methodist church. THAT was a totally different experience. I have been a Catholic a long time. Coming up on 13 yrs. And before that I was Lutheran. Before that I was nothing. I have been to a Methodist service a couple of times and a few more ,other, churches over the years. So, I had kind of forgotten the "feel" of a protestant church. I was really off kilter for a bit without the structure of the liturgy. I am glad my girls had a chance to see what it was like. They don't really remember what it was like before we converted.
   This particular church was no longer part of the Methodist family. Apparently, it is so small that they weren't bringing in enough tithes. They were set loose. They kept most of the ideas and part of the name. VERY casual. I don't even think they have a permanent preacher. I think there were, maybe about 25-30 people total. And about 6 of those were all one family :).The man giving the sermon was a local high school science teacher. He did a pretty good job.
   Anyway ( I kind of went off on a squirrel chase there) we were at a party and on the road for all of Valentine's Day.

So, I have been refinishing an old phone box, restarting my Rapunzel blanket, walking, taking S to UIL One Act practices/ competitions, and purging this month. Lots of stuff to keep me happily busy....idle hands, you know!

Ya'll have a Blessed weekend! I'll be taking a nap today. I've been up since 3am. Couldn't sleep and I needed to be up before 5 am anyway. S has another UIL thingy going on. Today it's Prose and Poetry. Just a practice competition. She's got this!!!

Sunday, February 7, 2016


I have been enjoying the beautiful spring weather we are having. Seriously. It's been in the 70's. It even hit 80 in my backyard the other day. And because the weather is so gorgeous I have become somewhat of a dork. Yeah, a complete goober. You see, I walk laps in my backyard. It's not a big backyard but big enough to lap. It really is goofy. Sometimes I just don't want to waste the time driving to where I like to walk. And while I am doing a load of laundry or cooking, I can just head out and take a few laps...anything to get me up and moving :)  I can walk my neighborhood, and I do, but most times I like to stick to the yard and play with my dog and cats.
Yep. They get so excited when they see me head for the back door. My dog, Moxie, always looks at me expectantly. All I have to do is nod and say let's go. She runs outside and gets her ball and tears it to shreds...little bitty pieces!! Simba will run around the "track" ahead of me and flop right in my path. Then dart from one set of bushes to the banana trees. Bella will laze in a lawn chair and meow at me as I walk by. Today, I picked her up and carried her as I walked several laps. She loved it!!!

They sure do enjoy playing with each other.

With it being so nice out lately, I have found myself in the garden aisle of every store I go to. 

I just love this Alice. She is just so cute sitting there!

I dropped poor Mickey. I have since doctored him up and set him outside. He is quite happy sitting with my garlic.

 I did bring this home with me too. I just don't quite know what to put in it though. I really need to think on it awhile. I just love anything red with white polka dots. Added bonus if it's Minnie!!

Yesterday, I didn't get to spend the day outside much at all. I was asked  to chaperone S's One Act Play practice. Woo hoo, I got to ride the bus. It's been awhile since I've had that "privilege".
Riding the bus as an out of shape 50 yr old is NOT as much fun as riding the bus as a fit 15 yr old !!!

I sure am hoping that they will do well in the competition. They have a couple of months to go so they have plenty of time to work out the kinks. I am going to brag on S a bit though....she has a small part but she didn't have a critique at the end. As her teacher said " No critique is a good critique".  So a round of applause for S!!! Love that kid!!!

Alrighty, I am off. While C and H watch the Superbowl, I am going to get some crocheting done while I wait for Downton Abbey to come on!

Hope ya'll had a good weekend!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Sweet Bella

I was sitting outside enjoying the beautiful weather when my sweet, little Bella decided to come sit in my lap. She has never done that outside before. Inside--no problem. Outside---never. 
Luckily I had my tablet with me and I was able to capture these cute pictures.
Oh, how I love this cat. She was about 4 weeks old when we got her and I had the privilege of feeding her( and her brother) about every 2 hrs. And because of this it is still expected that I stand by her while she eats.
She waits for me to go to bed....actually, she sits by the bedroom door and demands I go to bed. When I am at the computer early in the morning she sits on the table and pats me on the head until I have her full attention, sometimes with claws out. She responds when I ask her questions and will even start the conversation occasionally. 
The only thing that would make her perfect is if she would voluntarily give me furry, purry kisses. I have to steal them :)