Wednesday, May 31, 2006

What's for dinner Wednesday?

Ah, it is teach little sister (10) to cook week. We always start summer vacation with a burst of 'how can I make summer an educational time for my kid(s)', which always fizzles. However, this week she is learning to cook, and picked some entrees to learn to make:

fajitas (Monday)
homemade pizza - she has since nixed this and added chicken and dumplings to the list
ham, beans and cornbread (Tuesday)

So tonight , we are having..........

a beef roast with veggies

Why? because you have to make soup out of leftovers, of course!

Sunday, May 28, 2006

5500 feet, my eye!

The weatherman said no snow below 5500 feet (we are at 5000) , but hopefully the tender plants will be ok........

Gardening woes

Well, this is what I saw out my back window this morning! I covered my two Early Girl tomato plants last night, as well as the jasmine that is about to bloom. However, I didn't cover the herb pots I put together last night(for Edgy, Sassy, Gretchie and myself), so they got covered this morning. Hope the basil survives!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Bloomin' Azalea !

One of my favorite spring plants!!! (Ok, so I have a lot of favorites!)

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Azalea ready to bloom

Here is one of my favorites ( ok, pretty much all flowers are my faves) - my peachy-tangeriney azalea, getting ready to bloom.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

flowering dogwood

Just a spring pic, pretty, isn't it?

Friday, May 12, 2006

* * * Things Mom Would Never Say * * *

1. "How on earth can you see the TV sitting so far back?"
2. "Yeah, I used to skip school a lot, too."
3. "Just leave all the lights on ... it makes the house look more cheery."
4. "Let me smell that shirt -- Yeah, it's good for another week."
5. "Go ahead and keep that stray dog, honey. I'll be glad tofeed and walk him every day."
6. "Well, if Timmy's mom says it's OK, that's good enoughfor me."
7. "The curfew is just a general time to shoot for. It's not like I'm running a prison around here."
8. "I don't have a tissue with me ... just use your sleeve."
9. "Don't bother wearing a jacket - the wind-chill is bound to improve."

read this on GCFL (good clean funnies),
received from FranCMT2.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

White Bleeding Heart

Ah, I was afraid this little plant had died last summer!!! It was newly planted thing, then, and I knew bleeding hearts 'disappeared' after they bloomed, but I thought mine was permanently gone. Not so! Yahoooo!

Monday, May 08, 2006

wood violets

So, just another picture from the yard, I love these little flowers!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Is this for real?

Someone sent me this picture, does anyone know if there really is such a thing as an albino peacock, or do you think this is an edited pic?

Thursday 13----- Insomnia!

can't deal with the code stuff, just hoping to make a quick insomnia list!

13 things I do when I can't sleep:

1. Hey, I go thru the alphabet, too, and list colors, plant names, family names, etc.. hopefully boring enough to go to sleep over.
2. Sing the 'books in the old testament' , 'books in the new testament' books, too.
3. move to the couch
4. this is always bad- go play solitaire on the computer and check my email
5.snuggle up to my husband and try to lie really still next to him
6. review all the places I've lived, go thru the floor plan of the house/apt - tres boring!
7. put lotion on my feet and heels, if they are itchy!
8. read a bit, usually the scriptures
9. go visit the temple in my mind, review what I wear there, picking up my bag, driving there, going in, etc.... helps me feel calm and relaxed
10. pray
11. try to relax, and it doesn't work well for me, either
12. if something's bothering me, I pick it up and throw it in a big box, to look at later, or hand over to Someone else! My latest box has a big R on it for resentment, and features big pokey sharp things sticking out from the sides.
13...... uh, ? guess this is really a Thursday 12!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

? tulips?

So, these are some kind of mini - tulips ? I am not sure, any guesses are welcome. I love the color!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Spring flowers

Some jonquils in the yard!

Monday, May 01, 2006

blog or garden?

so, it's spring, and instead of words, I think I'll be posting pics, this is of grape hyacinth blooming in my yard!