Sunday, March 16, 2014
My DD and I were lucky to find out that our local nursery offers classes occasionally. This one was for Terrariums. It sounded like a fun way to spend some time together. DH tagged along with his camera, of course.
Here's DD and I at the bench in the greenhouse after the presentation and discussion...
She actually made a second smaller one too. She found this beautiful, purple, miniature orchid. It didn't quite fit into her big terrarium, so we found a way to make it work. I'll have to snag a pic of it later.
As we were walking out after we finished, we saw this...
We're not ones for putting a lot of stuff in our garden or yard; but this one took our eye. All of us fell in love with it. So, now, in addition to our 3 dragons and a tree gnome, we have a rather colorful gazing ball.
Now, if spring would only get here soon so my flowers can bloom too!
Can you believe it's snowing here again?
Hope you all are had a great weekend!
Monday, March 10, 2014
No, seriously... what happened? I mean, I know we lost an hour for daylight savings but it seems so much worse than that.
I started this blog last night. I even had almost all of it written, then
the whole thing disappeared. So, I figured it was a sign... that my blogging, as well as my weekend, was over.
It was a good weekend mostly. We had to go back to get our taxes finished. We were missing some statements. Of course, our first appointment was 2 Saturdays ago... the missing statements showed up in the mail the Monday AFTER our appointment.
Just our luck! We gave up doing them ourselves a long time ago, They're just too complicated and I'd rather be safe than sorry. So, I'm glad that's done for this year! Whew!
I had an added bonus... my daughter is the only girl I know that hates shopping. I mean truly hates it. It's like pulling teeth sometimes. Then, she drives me nuts and dresses like an orphan. She's 12... I get it... she's still figuring things out. But it drives me BONKERS! So I was quite happy to fork over some dough when she found 2 absolutely adorable button down shirts. She work one today with a tank top under it and the waist tied up. She looked so nice. Yay!
Now it's time to buckle down and work hard though. The service is finished on my equipment, so now it's time to play catch-up. It was a LONG day in the lab for me today; but that keeps me out of trouble...
I hope you all had a spectacular weekend! We finally are getting some warmer temps here in Maryland. It was a refreshing change! I'll be a little crazy this week - lots of after work appointments too - so I wanted to make sure to wish you a wonderful week!
Spark on my friends!
Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for living a full life. ~Sophia Loren
Thursday, March 06, 2014
My friends, I'm sorry I've been missing you lately! Work has gotten a little bit insane. We've finally gotten my machine up and running so now I've got the avalanche to work though...
Tonight I'm hoping doesn't become the norm for a while... I've been doing really great eating clean. It truly does make a difference for me. But today, DH is still in Georgia with work and I was running late. I had to work an extra hour. Then DD asked for McD's. I was just so tired I caved without much of a fight and for the first time in months, I ate McD's.
Let me tell you... I feel it too. It's so strange. I feel sluggish and pretty yucky.
Makes me appreciate all this clean eating! I'm going to be hopping right back on that train ASAP!
That reminds me, I've gotten some new Irish cookbooks - much more traditional than the Americanized versions. Going back to my roots is pretty fun. On deck this weekend is a traditional Irish stew. Yum!
Anyway, for those that asked, I was reading 1356 by Barnard Cornwall. He writes historical fiction and this one was good. I enjoyed it a lot! I finished it just in time too. I was glad I was able to borrow it and I'm glad I didn't have to go back on the wait list to finish it.
Now that I'm not trying to finish a 600 page book in 5 days, I'm hoping I'll have a little more spare time to spend here. I've been trying really hard to make myself a priority. Not in a selfish way; but in an "I need to get healthy" kind of way. I'm seeing results and making progress - slowly, but it's still progress - so I must be making better decisions.
I hope you all are doing well. I really do think of all my friends and wish you well! Even when I don't get a chance to bop around and comment to you all. I try to as much as I can.
Sending you wishes for Spring and a wonderful weekend!
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