Loving My Life as Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Sunday, March 21, 2010

And so it begins :)

Yesterday was a busy day here. My Dad came up to our house to help Mark with a few things on our fix it list. One was a leaky faucet in the bathroom. The other was to help Mark work on the new tiller that our neighbor gave us. Well, Dad got it going and so of course they had to try it out. Mark had been hoping to get some of it tilled up...and he did :) My Dad grew up on a farm...and loves working on lawn mowers and tillers...so this he didn't mind at all...
The new tiller does a much better job than the other one...so Dad was trying to go back over what Mark was tilling...They didn't seem to mind me clicking pictures of them. They got used to that last summer in the garden :)
I'm not sure why some of my pictures turn out like this...I don't think it was the glare from the sun...any ideas? I know I don't have a wonderful camera. It's by far nothing fancy...

This picture had a glare too :( But, it was nice seeing my Dad and Mark working along side each other :)
But this picture...I really liked!! Even though it was a little blurry, it was still a nice picture! I like the way the tillers were lined up next to each other...kind of neat!!
This is what's going to be going in the dirt....to start with....

As I was standing there taking pictures of Mark and Dad...I looked up and noticed this tree with pretty pinkish-red buds. It looked so pretty next to the sky. So, of course I had to take a picture :)
Even though I don't really enjoy having these little guys in the yard....I was excited to see blooms :) See how amazingly clear this picture is? It is such a pretty yellow..just like my daffodils.......I just had to throw this in...even though it doesn't have anything to do with spring or the garden. My Mom got me this skirt for my birthday. I just love it!! I have a new fondness for robin's-egg blue. And this skirt is close to that color. I know not everyone knows this about me...But last summer I decided I wanted to start wearing skirts or dresses all the time. I don't feel that it's sinful to wear pants, so don't misunderstand me :)...At first I just wanted to try it. Then once I did...I just decided it felt really comfortable and feminine. I guess it just stuck with me. I have only once, wore pants since then. It was when it was really, really cold. My Mom had bought me some really pretty black boots for Christmas and that remedied that problem. My girls kind of tease me about it some. But, I've always liked the way women used to look....so feminine and lady like. Well, now you know something new about me :)
Mark is busy in the kitchen painting my cabinets. They've needed painted badly since we've been here. I just couldn't decided what color. I decided just to stick with white. We got satin paint and now I'm wondering if we should have got a semi-gloss. I just didn't want them to look like the trim will. We've had so much to paint and it seems like the paint bothers Sam a lot. So, we've put a lot of it off. I just couldn't stand it anymore...and since Mark has been home a lot...I begged him to work on them. Next will be the bathroom. If you remember, our home was dated back 1890-1900. It's ancient :) So we are staying busy here....
I hope your weekend has been a happy one!!
Happiness walks on busy feet. ~Kitte Turmell~
With Love, Jerelene

Friday, March 19, 2010

A Lovely Friday!!

What a lovely day it has been here in Southern Indiana. Just gorgeous!! It has been a sick week for poor Sam. I took him in to the pediatrician this afternoon just to make sure that the cough wasn't anything severe and that his throat and ears were alright too...No bronchitis and no strep!! At least that's what the rapid strep test showed. They'll culture it and hopefully nothing will show up. His ears were alright too. Just hurting from the pressure of his swollen tonsils. He has been running a pretty high temp all week. Today it seems to be staying down some, so I am hoping we are on the mend :) Besides, the weather is too wonderful to be sick!!
When we came back from visiting the doctor I decided to take a walk around the yard. Everything is starting to bud and turn green. Last night I even saw a spider making a web outside our back door. This has got to be a definite sign that Spring is here to stay :)
My daffodils really opened up yesterday, and today they were just lovely!! And there was such a sweet smell in the air too!!
They look like happy little faces smiling up at me. And what a cheerful color too!! I am SO happy that Spring is here:):)

Then I took a little detour through some of our bush honeysuckle. They make a lovely little arbor. In the summer it makes a nice little hiding place for Sam. When we cut all the others back. I insisted that this be left for him. I just love the way the branches twist around. Evidently our pet possum loves it too. Every couple of nights...he comes out and sits here. Sam has enjoyed looking at him so much. Who knew that a little wild animal would make such an impression on Sam. Sam even named him Peter the Possum. Sam got a couple of books on possums at the library and even took one out to read to him :) Oh well....it doesn't take much to make us happy around here :)
After walking through my little arbor....I found this!! I've only had yellow ones...so to find this little dear made me smile :) Isn't she pretty? The most lovely shade of lavender!
These little guys were growing around in several place too!! So Sweet!!!
I am not sure what this is. It was here last Spring and never did anything. I was hoping that after we cut back some of the bushes...that it would get enough sunlight and might bloom. We shall see....Any guesses on what she is?
My Forsythia bush is coming to life too. It was an anniversary present from my Aunt to Mark and I last April for our anniversary. We will be married 23 yrs on the 18th of next month!! Wow, time flies doesn't it?
This is my new wind chime...It is as pretty as it looks in this picture. I didn't spend much on it...but I LOVE it!! So pretty :)
On Wed. I went to the library. They were having a book sale. At first I wasn't even going to look. But then I saw a sign that said "A buck a box." Well, needless to say....I got really lucky. A lot of the books that were on Sam's reading list for next year were on the tables. I got all of these for one dollar!!! I also got 2 movies and a book for me..:) I was so thrilled that I was able to get The Golden Goblet, Adam of the Road, Island of the Blue Dolphins, Call it Courage and Snow Treasure. What a great way to spend a dollar!!
I hope that everyone has a lovely weekend!! Lots of love and hugs to all my sweet friends :)
Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible. ~unknown~

With Love, Jerelene

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What happens when it hits 74 degrees?

Yes! It hit 74 degrees today :) Spring is definitely in the air and I'm loving it!!! To start the day off...we took Teddy to the groomer for a MUCH needed haircut. Now he looks like a little Easter lamb!! He feels so much better and we feel better having him snuggly and soft!!I actually got to open some windows and let the lovely warm breeze in...and yes, it was heavenly!!
Mickey didn't even want to come in....He just sat out there and almost looked like he was smiling. I would yell and he ignored me. Apparently he was enjoying the day too!!

This was also possible....which was really nice!!
Surprise Lilies coming up :)
Blooms on the lilac bushes :)

And some pretty crocuses....my daffodils are looking pretty good too...and I can't wait!!
Sam hasn't been doing very well with his Tourettes. His tics have been the worst ever. Vocal tics that are at screaming level. Body tics that are quite powerful as well. His peds. neurologist had us double his medicine....I can't tell that it's helping yet. They told us to give it a week....We're still hoping and praying. I've not been getting on the computer too much. I give myself a time limit and try to hop around and visit when I can. I felt like my family has to come first. So, I've been trying to spend a little more time off the computer :) I've been thinking of all of you even if you haven't heard from me. I do sometimes peek around and not leave any messages if I'm hurrying :)
With today's warm weather comes thunderstorms tonight...I am sort of looking forward to hearing the thunder...it's been a while :)
The flowers appear on the earth: the time of singing has come.
Song of Solomon 2:12
I'll try to not be gone so long again :)
With Love, Jerelene