Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Neglected Blog....

Oh my, I have neglected my blog again.  I have absolutely no excuse other than I have been out and enjoying our Spring weather.  Up until yesterday when the winds began to blow, it had been an absolutely gorgeous Spring.  Even Easter Sunday was pleasant enough to sit outside and that is sometimes a rarity.  But Sunday brought rain, wind, and much cooler temps.  I had almost convinced myself that the warm weather was here to stay. I should know better, Spring is totally untrustworthy, one day 70's, the next 40's.

I hope you have a little time because I have a boatload of photographs to post.  First is the "grand" the day before Easter.  We had gathered together to celebrate the life of my son-in-law's father who had passed away.  He had been quite ill for several months and was in great pain, but he is now in a much better place.  I took this sweet picture of my great grand....oh to be nearer so I could take pictures all the time.  She is already 7 months old, has her first tooth, pulling herself up to a standing position, doing the low crawl and moving faster than a speeding bullet.  Also has 2 words in her vocabulary, Mamama and hi.  I know, she is absolutely brilliant.

The next day was Easter Sunday and the 2 grands, the boyfriend, my daughter and son-in-law all gathered to celebrate Easter, enjoying the belly pleasing brunch and the warmest Easter we have had in years.

Me and my Girls

Lisa & Sam

With the warm weather, Spring in all it's glory has arrived.  I went to the Arboretum 3 times in one week, each day seeing some newly emerged beauty.  

The Forsythia.....

The Daffodils....

The Magnolia's...

The Azaleas...

The Flowering Trees....


God is good!!  

"If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke 

Until next time.....

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Happy Saturday

I am pretending it is Spring outside eventho the temps are hovering around 30 degrees.  And next Sunday is Easter.  I sure hope it warms up a little so those sweet young children can wear their new frocks without heavy coats and mittens.  Didn't you always get a new dress, shoes, sometime a hat, and always new lacy gloves?  The first year we moved to the Chicago area I dressed my son in white pants (he was still young enough that I could get away with it) on Easter Sunday....he blended nicely with the snow on the ground.

Joining Madge at The View From Right Here for her weekend

Weekly Top Shot #171
"One day everyone will realize that it's not about being perfect; it's about being happy." ~ Unknown
Until next time.....

Friday, March 27, 2015

Random Five on Friday - The March 27th Edition

Well, let's see now, what can I find that might interest you.....

1) - We had 5 inches of snow on Monday, it melted, thought Spring would appear, then was greeted by another 1 inch this morning....arghh##@!  That last word was a 4 letter word in disguise.

2) - Getting ready for Bunco on Monday evening, I turned on the shower for a clean-up of hair & body (and you know I like squeaky clean) and the water ran cold.  Down in the basement I discovered a leaking water heater.  Now I am the proud owner ($900 later) of a brand spankin' new water heater.....arghh##@!  That again, was a 4 letter word.

3) - Binged watched the new series on Netflix entitled Bloodline, starring Kyle Chandler, Sissy Spacek and Sam Shepherd.  It has it's flaws but it kept me interested enough to watch the entire 13 episode Season One.  The setting is Florida near the Keys, and much of it takes place at a beautiful B&B inn right on the beach that the family has owned for 45 years. The black sheep son returns home for the big 45th celebration and it's downhill from there.  There were a lot of arghh##@ (4 letter words) throughout the series, but unfortunately I have come to expect that.

4) - Just saw a preview of "Outlander" which begins again on April 4th.  Based on Diana Gabaldon's books (there were 8 in this series) which are, I would mildly describe as "steamy" and romantic. Ms Gabaldon is well known for her very prolific romantic style.  If you didn't see the 1st season, go rent it, borrow it, or steal it.  You can thank me later.  And if there are any 4 letter words, they don't sound so bad with a Scottish brogue.

5) - Remember I was contemplating buying a new camera???  Well, now that I have spent a good chunk of change on the "can't be without" water heater, the camera purchase has been placed on hold....arghh##@ (you guessed it, a 4 letter word)

Disclaimer: The above images have absolutely nothing to do with this post.  And yes, it is a real nest and real daffodils, and no it isn't a real egg, plastic.

During Lent we have focused on our fears, a week at a time during Sunday morning services. "F-E-A-R has two meanings: 'Forget Everything And Run' or 'Face Everything And Rise.' The choice is yours." -- Zig Ziglar   I think that pretty well sums it all up in 4 words, now it is our choice to pick the right one when facing our fears.  Hope you have a blessed weekend.

Linking to Nancy's 

Until next time......