Saturday, May 2, 2009

The day came and is finally going ...

Our beautiful baby girl Addie ... growing up ... this is Addie posing for me before Prom 2009 today. Carrie at Designs by Tonya did her hair and she had a braid across the front to "honor" LC, Lauren Conrad for you non "The Hills" people. Addie really likes the show and compares herself to Lauren all the time. It was a crazy day, ties, flowers, hair, pictures .. boys have to be easier ... and then "the plan"! So, here she is ..... isn't she lovely .... singing on my way to cat nap upstairs ... isn't she lovely, isn't she beautiful ... too tired to remember the rest of the words ...

Oh, and the green grass cut perfectly just for this photo! lol

Friday, May 1, 2009

I am in a good place

Good morning ... you know yesterday I chatted about rain and more rain and today guess what it is doing, yup, raining. And I am okay with the rain. There is a song out there and I believe the chorus has something like "stand a little rain" .. it's on the tip of my tongue, just dancing around on the edge of the brain cell that can't quite reach it, but it will come to me at some point today. Anyway, the reason for my going on and on about the rain is ... I think I have been in the rainy season, you know, the one where a little gray cloud follows you around, you move left, it moves left, you move right, it moves right. You just want to sing song "rain rain go away .... " ahhh here it comes ... "everybody wants love to be easy, but it's never been that way, each love starts out with blue skies, sometimes those blue skies turn gray, when the storm blows over, only the strong love remains, if we're ever gonna see a rainbow, we've got to stand a little raaaaiinnnn." So there is so much in those lines about friendship, life, love ... and believe me when I say, I know my friends have been through some rain with me. I know.

I was in a meeting last night, looking around at the positive energy and just thinking, I am in a good place now. I can stand the rain, I have stood the rain. I am so very thankful for the loves I have in my life. And thankful that they stood in the rain with me over these past few years. Those are the perennials of my life, no matter how cold it gets outside, how much frost and rain and lack of attention at times, they are always there, just under the surface, popping up and shining, reminding me, always reminding me just how beautiful my life is with them in it, my rainbows! Ah, the loves of my life, thank you. I am in a good place.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Weatherman says more rain

The Weatherman says more rain, more and more until Saturday. I need to rent a bush hog to cut the fields in the front 49 and the back 49. I love my green green grass, but I hate that I have to mow two days back to back to get my perfect lines back. Oh well, what's a girl to do? Oh I know, not only hire a cabana boy that can deliver awesome fruity drinks, but one that cleans the pool and mows the grass. Hmmm very interesting thought there. lol Anyone know any cutie patootees looking for such employment?
Alas, I did manage a bit of weeding before the rain last night and I was noticing all those lovely butterfly bushes popping up as well as the hibiscus. I just love the butterfly bushes and bee balm and the dainty hummingbirds that come to visit my garden. I have fuchsia bee balm, but I am thinking I need some red ... it's such a fussy plant when you transplant though. I might have to hit the garden store this weekend even though I promised myself I wasn't buying any new plants, just a few annuals. Oh, who am I kidding? I am garden store addict!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

It's not swine flu --

Do you remember the days when your Mom wouldn't let you go outside without a jacket on because you might catch a cold? Even though you are so stinking hot from playing tag or riding bikes, if you walked in the door without that jacket on you were in so much trouble. Well the other day when I was swimming in the 86 degree pool and it was a little cool, I bumped it up to 89, just to enjoy it a little more, I thought for a few splitting minutes, man is the air cool out. I remembered the jacket days, and it's April --- global warming? What would my mother say if she saw me swimming in OHIO in APRIL!
Well. my mother would say today, with my throat sore and my ear aching, I told you so!!!!!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

We've come a little ways ...

So, after moving all the crushed limestone, sand and stones, we think we are a few stones short! But here is the progress so far ... the "grilling"
patio, or man outdoor cave was suppose to be 12 by 12, which started out 10 by 10, but now has grown to a 12 by 15 .. which is really exciting ... the part under the four wood posts is going to be a bench. And all around the deck is there will be a railing .... it's going to be super cool. We are also going to have something "climbing", it's between a trumpet vine, bittersweet, jasmine or wisteria.
Oh and the third picture is what is left of Vandy's clothing before hitting the swimming pool .. it was 86 yesterday and he was so sweaty. Thank GOD for chemicals! lol He did finally take a break, we had friends over for a bbq and an all afternoon swim date! Vandy really needed the break. We'll get back on the patio next weekend, rain is coming! Oh and I wanted to add that my cousin Jenny asked how our pool is already 86, well it was 89 ... we turn off the heat in the house so we can have heat in the pool .. and it works the same in the fall .. I want to be warm in the house, I have to give up the heated pool. lol

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Running Behind

Did I mention the rocks arrived? Did I mention I am helping Vandy move 1 1/2 tons of crushed limestone, 2 tons of sand and 1 1/4 ton of rock? Giant rock? Well I did, help him that is.
Did I mention the pool is open and at a cozy 86 degree temperature? I like this part better than the rocks.

Have a great weekend ladies, church this morning and then rock movement and perhaps I will mow the grass in the front of the house. Oh and let's not forget pool time, my backside hasn't enjoyed as much sun as my front! lol