Saturday, February 28, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I love to read. And... I love to find books I'd like to read for $2.00 or less! I found as you can see Marley and Me. A $21.95 book for $2.00 - woohoo! And I found book 2 & 3 to The Secret of the Rose series by Michael Phillips I had started awhile back for $2.00 each also. 1776 was only $1.00.
Looks like I'm going to have to start publishing "Tuesdays at the Goodwill."
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
We've been in the 80's this week with today being 86 degrees. I sent some of our sunshine up to Alaska to http://www.mooseintheyard.blogspot.com/ today. Because of the Iditarod they need more snow. Soooooo..... by personal request I marked on my calendar to send the sunshine on March 16 instead. Anyone else needing some sunshine please make requests on my comments and I'll be sure to send some your way too! :)
Monday, February 23, 2009
See the dirt on the lower left hand side of this picture? Well, there is 8 more feet beyond this that will "house" my aloe vera that was originally in this area.
Then that new concrete addition that I showed before ( 36 feet ) continues down the driveway to the sidewalk. Altogether it measures 72 feet long. Oh Golly! I didn't realize we had that much driveway until now.
*** I forgot and left the cat out last night. In the morning when we went out to start on the project, we discovered that the cat must have really "liked" the sand :(
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I watched to the end. My husband has never been to Wyoming. He keep asking me "Is that what it really looks like?" Since Wyoming is a stomping ground of mine, I replied, "Yes, exactly like that!"
This is an excellent movie - check out the website at: http://www.hbo.com/films/takingchance/
God Bless Our Troops!
This is what it looks like today. ( I got the pictures reversed in sequence )
This is Bandit superdogvising. (this was taken before she saw two guys walking by the house and broke her leash - oops - should have seen those two guys run!)
This is that area that was shown above with the stones. This is about 1/3 of the area we have been "working" on. The new driveway in concrete took 1/3 of the area. Then we have some palm trees that need to be worked into this project. The palm trees are the other 1/3 of the area.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Is that cool or what???!!!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
$50,000 invested probably when this is all done - Holy Guacamoley!
This weekend hopefully this project will be done (keeping fingers crossed). So far I've pick out Honeysuckle (on sale this week at Home Depot) and one Pencil Tree but the rest I haven't decided on. I want a bird bath but I am really picky. It has to be just perfect! The water lines will be installed tomorrow.
Special Note: This was not my idea! I was thinking we should extend the block fence to include this area into the backyard. But..... I got out voted! Those dang dogs love "Daddy" and voted with him. I couldn't find the cats to help vote on my side. You know... they have that 23 hours of nap time and can't be disturbed. Oh well!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Green beans string along.
You're such a Tomato,
Will you Peas to me belong?
You've been the Apple of my eye,
You know how much I care;
So Lettuce get together,
We'd make a perfect Pear.
Now, somethings sure to Turnip,
To prove you can't be Beet;
So, if you Carrot all for me
Let's let our tulips meet.
Don't Squash my hopes and dreams now,
Bee my Honey, dear;
Or tears will fill Potatos eyes,
While Sweet Corn lends an ear.
I'll Cauliflower shop and say
Your dreams are Parsley mine.
I'll work and share my Celery,
So be my valentine.
Friday, February 13, 2009
I drove out and picked up my DIL ( Daughter-In-Law). We needed to be there before noon because Fridays are half-days at this new school. I was totally impressed by this new school! I hope that there will be an opening soon for their third daughter.
The third daughter is still in public school. There are no half-days. So the four of us went to lunch at one of the many new restaurants out in their area. We came back to their house and played games, ate chocolates, laughed, ..... had a great time!
Their third daughter came home and told us that her school was on lock down all day. Some man was out in front of the school with a gun - Oh MY! The (public) school NEVER called and let us know:(
They gave me the beautiful roses I have pictured above AND chocolates :) and a beautiful card! Am I blessed or what?
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
The top picture was taken today February 9, 2009. She is now 5 months old. She weighs 63 pounds. And.... she is not one but two hand fulls!
Last night between 4 am and 6 am Bandit decided it was a good time to howwwwl. I tried to settle her down. It wasn't until 6:30 am that I was able to see what the problem was. She had cornered two vicious black things out in the back yard.
You'll never guess what they were - so I'll just tell you. They were :::::: drum rolls, please:::::: daddy's work shoes! She shredded those shoes to almost unrecognizable bits. Sigh! Oh -that dog!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
I got them in the mail the other day. Please check out their website: http://www.GooseberryPatch.com
I have 12 of their cookbooks so far - each one is unique!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Remember when we bought the new truck January 17, 2009? Remember I mentioned that we would have to add to the driveway to park all THREE trucks? Remember when my husband chainsawed down the orange tree? Today they finished the concrete work. He told me that in 6 days it should be hard enough to drive and park on. Woohoo! All three big trucks will be able to park side by side in the driveway.
I didn't show all of it because.... I didn't have it concreted all the way up (most of it - yes). A section up by the fence needs to be "landscaped." Next project!