Monday, June 8, 2009

We have a Vegetable Garden!

So some time back in April I surprised my Knight with 16 vegetable plants for the garden. One problem............we didn't have a garden. Second, we were still trying to finish up the deck. My Knight being my Knight and being use to my crazy ideas never blinked. That week end we rented a tiller and went to work. Well I did make the trip to Home Depot with him to get the tiller. After that Meghan showed up and took over. My Knight tilled and Meghan planted.

and we waited....... and waited................ and while we waited we planted flowers.......

And look what happened........

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009


WOW, time really does fly when you're having fun. Below are some of the reasons I haven't been blogging. They're not in order and I will have stories to go along with each at a later date. Patience.............

There was a ballgame at the oldest ball field in the nation in which professional baseball is still played.

And then there was this mess!

Of course we have to make time to enjoy the deck.

There are wineries to visit.

The garden and flower boxes
had to be planted.

The last day of Spring Training! Atlanta v Detorit.
A day spent with wonderful friends and great food at Frank's.

You won't believe this one.

A few days with family that we don't get to see near enough.
No he's not family!!
What breakfast started out as
and after it was rescued by my Knight.
OK, so I have been at this for over an hour. It's time for bed. I'll fill you in on all the details later.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sharing my Sunshine

Some pics of the flowers my knight sent me:

Following are some of the wonderful drawings that one of the
Pre-K classes where I work did:

It seems that my flowers were also an inspiration to them. Thanks goes to Ms. A's and Ms. M's class.

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

So I haven't been blogging lately.......

and I don't really know why. But, I do know that I'm not the only one. Check out my nephew Aaron's post. I think he does a great job of describing the self imposed pressure of a blogger. There is also the post of a friend of Meghan's. I think this may be closer to how I'm feeling.

When I started this blog I really wanted it to be uplifting, funny, inspiring. Something you would look forward to reading. I just haven't been feeling any of those things and I'm blaming the weather.

Honestly, could it rain anymore? I think we need to start gathering up the animals, two by two! I NEED TO SEE THE SUN!! Several days of sunshine, all in a row, with temperatures in the 70s, would be great.

My knight has done what he can to bring sunshine into my life. On Thursday I received a wonderful bouquet of Sunflowers at work. He has also reminded me several times of what my father has always said, "It's just liquid sunshine." Well, I want to go outside and enjoy the sunshine without getting wet.

Please no comments on how badly we need this rain. No comments on the terrible drought we are in. I want the SUN! I need the SUN!

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

No Dogs Go to Heaven?!?

So, yesterday I received an email with pictures of two church signs. The email said that the churches were across the street from each other and were exchanges "thoughts" about rather or not dogs will be in heaven. The church signs, as it turns out, were not real. (You can make your own church sign picture at ) Anyway this has started me thinking. You mean some people really believe that there will be no animals in heaven! I'm just having a hard time with that. No birds singing. No deer roaming around. I guess I haven't been giving this enough thought. (I'm really behind on my Bible studies.) I've known several dogs that deserve a place in heaven before some humans. All of this, it seems, really comes down to whether or not you believe animals have a soul. You have to have a soul to get into heaven. This has really been bothering me. But, Rachael helped me out today. She found the following web site, . I like Gary Kurz. I was baptizied in a Baptist Church when I 16 years old, many years ago. In the years since then I've wondered if my personal beliefs really run true to the Baptist faith. One thing I do know, I like the way this Baptist preacher thinks and if I'm ever in the same town where Gary Kurz is preaching, I'm going!! No matter your belief, take a moment to look at the above site. I think he makes some good arguments. Ritzi, if I make it to heaven I'm sure you'll be waiting for me.

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Thankful Sunday

After over two years of talking about it. I have a fence around my deck!! Something I wouldn't need if not for this:

This has been our neighbor for the past two years. Before our new neighbor moved in we had a nice wooded lot across the street. I still remember every spring when the girls would go pick wildflowers. Well, the girls grew up and we got a new neighbor. We have not enjoyed our deck much during the past two years and boy have I missed it!! I can't wait for the finishing touches. We are also adding a 8'x16' space for Tom's cooking stuff. More pics to come when the deck is complete.

So what am I thankful for? Kenneth, the man behind my deck!!

And of course my Knight, for paying the bill!! Thanks Kenneth and Tom.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I'm back!

Yes, I've been out of touch for a while. I just haven't felt like myself. Nothing more than a cold but it came with an awful cough. Now I'm feeling much better. Rachael says that's because I gave her my cold and cough! Anyway, I didn't think that whining about it here would help. I was going to make this a nice long post to make up for the last two weeks but, sorry, I got a better offer. Dinner and a movie with my knight. Sorry again, but I've got a life to live.

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