Monday, March 29, 2010

Mellow Monday!

Monday's are usually pretty mellow for me. Now that spring has arrived I am spending most of my time working out in the yard on the week-ends. So, even though I am back at work on Mondays and busy too, its more mental than physical work.
I took the picture above of sweet Karlita the Kitty, enjoying the sun on Saturday. She is getting older and enjoys sun sitting and looking for critters. On Saturday morning we had to take her and Lady Brat to get their yearly shots and they both were pretty laid back the rest of the day.
When we first moved into our house a little over two years ago, several neighbors told us about a lake that was a short walk away from the house. I have been trying to walk every day now and on friday afternoon after work I decided to walk down to the lake.
Our road dead ends into the road that goes down to the lake. We live in a neighborhood but as you go down Black road it starts turning into a beautiful country side stroll. The forsythia is so pretty right now and the redbud trees too.

I Love the old house in the picture above. Its abandoned now but there is a old couch and chair that are still sitting on the front porch. I always wonder when I walk by about the people who use to sit out there. I imagine them to have been a elderly husband and wife, just good country folk, sitting there enjoying the late afternoon sunshine. The barn is behind their house too so I am sure they owned a good bit of the land around the house. I Love all the buttercups planted around the house too.

Right past the house you look over to left and this is what you see.
Yep, its the interstate. This road is right next to Instate 40. Its noisy but still pretty. And then when you get to the end of the road it turns into a gravel road that leads to the lake.
The lake is on private property but the people who own it don't mind if you walk down to the lake. I am sure they try to keep people from hunting on the land and I am not sure if they care if you fish or not.

There is a boat dock on the lake too. My neighbor told me that several people would bring their boats there, but once some teen-agers wrecked on the lake and it killed one of the boys, so they roped off the boat ramp now. They built a gazebo off of the dock that is really pretty.

I was really excited to find this wonderful spot. I plan on walking down here alot this spring and summer. I can't wait till the trees start turning greener too. And I am sure in the early mornings there will be alot of deEr down here too and other wildlife. It will make my walk so much more enjoyable knowing that this quiet refuge is here. Even though the interstate is close by, you don't seem to hear it as much down by the lake.
Well, I just had to share my fun walk this past week-end. I hope every one is doing ok and that you all had a great week-end. Have a wonderful Monday!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Yes,,finally another post!

I know, I didn't do what I said I would do when I was off last week for spring break. But unfortnately nothing went as planned. My Mom got sick with a cold and didn't feel like doing much at all and I spent my break taking care of her. Yes, I was pretty bummed out. I didn't get to see my BFF-Rosemary, didn't get to do our fun outting, just didn't get to do much of any thing.
But thats my Mom and she is 81 years old and I won't have her around that many more years and she is my top BFF.(Best Favorite Friend).

My mood was pretty low last week but I put my big girl pants on and got over it. Plus, I did have 2 spring like days weather wise. I got to play in the flower beds, lots of bulbs coming up.
I did take pictures but haven't downloaded them into PC yet. So the flower above is a old one!

Today its Sunny and going to be 72 degrees. So when I get off work I will be outside till dusk.

I got a really important e-mail today! My Luck has changed! I found out that I won a wonderful prize in Sweet Pea's Corner blogiversary! I am so excited. Its been forever since I have won any thing. I won the most precious Bunny Teapot and the cups to match!

Are they not CUTE or what? It made my day! Its her 4 year Blogiversary! Thanks again, Pea! I Love them and will treasure them so much. They are going to go with my other Bunny collection and I will post a picture of them all together when my gift arrives.
So, I got to thinking about when my Blogiversary day will be here. So I went back and looked and it is coming up, May 30th! And it will also be my 4th one too. So,,,of course I am going to have to have a giveaway, but of course. And,,I will be off of work by then too!
I have been doing several more different types of jewelry pieces. During my spare time which isn't too often. But, I am hoping if we can work every thing out, that maybe I won't have to go back to work this fall. If this happens then I will start creating more jewelry and try to start selling some pieces. Please keep your fingers crossed for me.
I am going to be pretty busy the next couple of months. I will be planting and working on my Flower beds and Mom's too. I also am having my garden tilled up next week too. Can't wait to start playing in it and getting some good Veggie crops growing!
But I will be popping in to visit every one and will post here too.
Lots of Hugs to my Blogger Buds! Hope you all are having a nice week!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Spring Break!

Yes, its that wonderful time of year! I am off next week for spring break. Although its not feeling to springy this week-end. Its been rainy, gloomy and cool most of the week-end. Hopefully that will change next week. If not, then I am just glad to be off of work.
I am hanging with my Mom this week as my stepbrother and stepdad went to Oklahoma. So I am just keeping Mom company. Probably do some spring cleaning on her house and some on mine the next couple of days. But on Wednesday, we are going to hook up with my dear friend, Rosemary. I can't wait to see her! We are going to go to a fun place on Wednesday night and then Mom and I are going to spend the night with her. I am going to keep it secret and that way I will have something fun to blog about later in the week.
I did some St. Paddy's day swaps this month. I hosted a swap in one of my Art groups. It was a altered CD swap. The picture above is one that I made. I did both sides of the CD, the picture below is the back side of the CD.

I really enjoyed doing the CD. I haven't altered a CD in a few years and I also Love to do
St. Patrick's day art too. The picture below is some ATCs that I made for another swap that I am also in this month.

I got a new printer, scanner, and copier for X-mas and I still haven't learned to operate it that well so forgive the scans. I will get better at it,,promise. Well, I hope every one has had a nice week-end and I hope you have a great week ahead. Who knows,,I might just post several times this week. :-)
Hugs to you all!

Thursday, March 04, 2010

I have had the Winter Blahs!

The other night I was lounging in the bed with two of my faithful lounging partners, Carlita Kitty and Lady Brat(don't have her pic). I started thinking,,'WOW,,I am really being a lazy butt lately" I always get the blahs in the winter but this was a little more than that.

Long story short,,a new blood pressure medication was really making me feel pretty bad. And if that wasn't bad enough the Pharmacy filled the prescription wrong and I was taking 150 mgs. more than what I was suppose to take. After getting on the right dosage I continued to feel really bad and sluggish. So now I am taking a different one and I feel so much better.
I also think alot of my problem too was that we had so much of this stuff(picture below).

While I am a big snow lover at heart,,we just had too much of it this year and it was way too cold for this Southern girl. And we really didn't even have that much,,lol. But I think the older I get the more I feel the cold. lol.
So yes,,I turned another year older in February. But that didn't bother me too much. Two more years and I will be 50 and that doesn't even bother me.
What bothers me the most is that I have really gotten out of shape and gained some weight and that also was bugging me and getting me down. But I am proud to say that as of this week I am back on track and excercising and eating better. So,,,,,my next step is to try to get back to blogging a little more regularly.
I have also cut way back on my Facebook games,,espiecally since I know that in a few more weeks I will be outside planting flowers and getting my garden ready to be planted.
So Yes,,I am in the Spring mode now. I know we will have a few more cold spells and maybe at little bit more snow(hopefully not) but it doesn't stay around long here in March.
So my pledge now is to start posting a little more frequently. Lets see if I can do it.
I have missed you all but I have popped in and checked on you. And I will do it more and more.

Big Hugs to you all!