Friday, March 25, 2011

My project for the day!

I am not that crafty. Really. I saw a wreath at a local store, made quite cheaply and they wanted $12.00 for it. So I decided I could do one myself that would look much better. I did and it does. I am so very happy with it! I may do a tutorial for it or a kit to sell, or just make them and sell, not sure which. The cheerfulness of it amazed me! Can you believe it was the grayest day here today and look how sunny and cheerful this looks! I am soooo happy about it!

After school today, Pixie Girl watched Anastasia for about 30 minutes, then this happened!
All dressed up and totally ZONKED out by a week of school and a cold as well! Look at the circles under her eyes, she has had a really hard week this week. But, we are on SPRING BREAK next week so she can get rested up and healthy again!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring Time in the Sun

Today's walk was a totally different journey! Of course, as always, I had a doggie in tow, but today, I focus on Rico Suave! The little chihuahua who thinks he is a Doberman Pinscher! Rico is very sweet and loving, curls up on my lap to sleep while I read or watch TV. Gets really angry when Oscar steps on him, tolerates Pixie-Girl, and guards Annie for dear life!

I have always loved these sweet little flowers...Hoary Bitter Cress...the very first of spring in Tennessee. They are, however considered an invasive weed by some!

Some pansies, planted by Pixie Girl in our gargantuan cement planters on the front porch. We have filled 4, and plan to do 4 more!
Girl Scout Cookies are winding down, on to the Animal Shelter collection! Field trip to the animal shelter and the International Tea, we represent Switzerland!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Walking in the Rain

Took each doggie walking seperately yesterday. Each has its own distinct personality. Today I will focus on Oscar...Oscar Meyer Weenie, that is. Oscar was purchased as a gift for my sweet baby sister after her own best friend of 15 years, Sera, went to doggie heaven. Her landlord, however, wasn't as appreciative of the idea. So, after numerous let downs, Oscar wormed his way into Pixie-Girl's heart, and here he is. Mr. Weenie is a year old now. He has the most laid back disposition. Plays with Pixie all the time. Just moments ago, he was playing "Kung-Fu Panda" with Pixie-Girl and Daddy-O. The other day, he was under my quilt, sound asleep, on his back! He is such a funny little man! If you don't pay attention to him when he wants you to, he barks at you. He jumps in the bathtub with Pixie-Girl, bubbles and all!
Among all the gray rainyness, we found some little patches of sunshine!
And These!
And This!
THIS is my favorite time of year. When everything pushes through the long bleak winter and out pops the sun on the other side. New green grass, daylilies pushing up everywhere, the neighbor's lilac is a green mist right now.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


I have lately become inspired to be the homemaker that my mother exemplifies. A few goals to set me in that direction: 1. Take an exercise class...ANY class 2. Actually USE the Wii Fit! 3. Add one to the number of fruits and veggies we eat daily. 4. STOP drinking soda. 5. Wake up 30 minutes earlier, every day. 6. Lose 10 more pounds this month. 7. Have lunch with Pixie Girl at least twice a month and volunteer at her school twice a month. 8. Call Soldier Boy and Big Bro at least every other day. 9. Take Pixie Girl to the park once a week. 10. Take a walk as a family every night. 11. Begin redecorating...first up: Living Room. 12. Sew a dress for Pixie Girl. 13. Sew a dress for me. 14. Make hairbows to match. 15. Bake cookies once a week. 16. Learn to crochet or knit. 17. Make birthday gifts. 18. Send flowers to my sisters, mom, and grandmother, just because. 19. Have coffee with a girlfriend once a month. 20. Date night EVERY week. 21. Sunday Dinner EVERY week. CHECK!!!