Friday, May 31, 2013

Hi-Ya...c'est une Friday fantastique...!!!!!

there is no reason to have bobby rydell singing
as you read  or look at this post
but it's one of those days
and it came on the radio as I started writing this post
so push play and sway as we look at how very
 pretty the
garden looks right now..
even though we are in the middle of a heat wave
with all the rain and cool weather we've had
 it's all just
bloomin luverly 
the friday flowers this week are courtesy of
mother nature
and not the store
and at the very end you will find that
giant doily I have been making
it isn't blocked
it isn't a very pretty picture
yes it's on the floor
but HEY
it's done

play this when your significant other walks through the door
have a good weekend


the front

the back

the side bed

the front side bed

moth flowers

dogwood and blue

a volunteer daisy plant....squee!!!

an Appalachian sun drop/butter cup/very yellow thing 

a very very very old rose bush my youngest bought me a very very very long time ago

and the never ending doily...
that is finally ended

Friday, May 24, 2013

end of the week...

it's been a horrible week for so many
so many tears and heartbreak
I didn't realize it's been a week since I last posted
seems to be a habit of late
I have done nothing of consequence or interest
so I have nothing but photos of

the never-ending doily
that has turned itself into a small cloth
I am plodding along with it
can't give up now!!!

needed to make something fast and quick and now
because .... well just because

 I've made two so far

and because it's already summer
well it will be after Memorial Day here...
we had a change of scenery in the bay window
 I put three of the doilies out

:) :) :)

see how big it got????

have a good weekend peoples
and take care


Friday, May 17, 2013

a new vase for the friday flowers

some time ago 
I decided I wanted a 
vase for the living room
when I was on the 
colour  the  place  up  a  bit 
 coz  it's too  dark  and  drab  
frame  of  mind
so I went on a search
 so did 

but our tastes do not mesh on things such as this
I am very particular about what I want to look at for the eons that I will have it
for I do have things that have been around for
ages even
that are
(no... I didn't use a thesaurus)
getting on
along in years

and husband is too
choosy that is

and quite truthfully
we are along in years and superannuated  too !!!!!!!

:) :) :) :) :) :)

so I made it known that I would be choosing said item
nicely of course
but pointedly
(coz the things he was looking at and showing me
 made shudders run down my spine!!!!

short story long!!!!!
 I waited and looked a little 
here and there 
 every so often
because getting a new vase is not important 
not one little bit
not at all
it is the lowest thing on a list of things far more important

I found something on Etsy that would have filled the bill very nicely
but when I decided to go back and get it
someone had beaten me to it

so I hope they enjoy their very nice new
long may it hold their Friday Flowers

then fate steps in......
(or to use my favourite expression lately......
some bloody effing bastard 

stole my credit card number 
ran up eight hundred plus dollars worth of crap
 from E-bay 
and caused me to wait 
a few days more)
I fooled them

husband needed a hair cut
 so I waited for him in the useless craft store
that wasn't so useless
 that day
for in the depths of its
50% OFF shelves 
for all things living- room-ish
sat a vase
of the "turquoise" persuasion
waiting for me to find it
and find it I did 
so with
cheque book in hand
I marched up to the check out portion of the store 
 and purchased said
while I tried to remember how to write a cheque!!!!!!

so that is why the flowers are up there  front and centre again today
which is

and I understand completely if it isn't to your taste
we each have our own vision and version of
vases of the "turquoise" persuasion
so I hope you find one of your own this week end
or whatever it is your little heart desires
and may it be
50%  + off


the credit card problem has been taken care of and all is well
and all that is left to do is change everything everywhere and hope the beb's leave me alone
this is the second time it's happened 
seeing as I don't do retail therapy that often
 (no I don't!!)
it's just annoying 
very very
rude to steal what is not yours

Thursday, May 16, 2013

and a second post today ....because....

....after posting the previous post

I found the whole lot of them together milling about...
not quite merging, but almost...
babies swimming hither and yon while the parents made sure they stayed close....
so tell me....
how do they know who they belong to....
there right in the middle is
Nanny Goose
with his new family
they are a bit smaller than the others so he is extra protective
such a happy sight

is it really 17 years already....YUCK!!!

not since I last posted
but since the
terrifying martian monsters were here
bugs from under the ground that come every 17 years to
mate and die

a trilling call
that when first heard 
sounds just exactly completely  like
in cheesy UFO movies
it's horrible
I tell you

they come out of these shells

I found this one half out


they are now everywhere
the cool weather has kept the numbers down but the heat is back so....
you have to step lightly when outside
or there is a stomach churning
that sets me running for the cover
of the great 
to all things familiar
non alien


and if these are good for anything 
other than gliding and looking cute
someone hopefully has a big chance of 
many many 

YUCK!!!!!!  YERK!!!!!!  ICK!!!!!!   BARF!!!!!!!!!

:) :) :) :)

(I don't do bugs)

(see how big the babies are ....they look like gooses now... not yellow balls of fluff !!!!
and they know how to "bottoms up" without choking!!!!)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

happy day....mums....

t'was a beautiful   sunny    blue sky    kinda day
white puffy clouds floating overhead



swimming by

my first born.....
the one who made me a mum!!!

with the ones who made me a 



and swings


OH MY!!!!!