Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Independence Day & A Birthday



Today is Independence Day and my mommy's birthday.  She would have been 76.  

She has been around us a lot lately, especially last Saturday.  Cindy and I had a garage sale at her mother-in-laws house.  We were sitting in the heat waiting on our customers when Cindy says, "Look, a cardinal, momma is here"  I didn't miss a beat with my reply, "she's not going to miss out on a garage sale".  And the cardinal was a female.  She flew around us all morning.  Later that evening when Bella and I were at the fireworks, she was there again.  This time through music and fireworks.  While the fireworks were going, you could tune into a radio station and listen to music.  Lo and behold, "God Bless Texas" came on.  That was one of her favorite songs and she loved Texas and fireworks.  I love it when she makes her presence known.  I know she is with us all the time, but when little things like cardinals appear, its reassuring and comforting in a way.  

Happy 76th Momma!!  We love and miss you every single day. 

Happy 4th of July!!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Happy 3rd of July

Happy, Happy, Happy!

Today is a good day and its a Monday!!  LOL!!

Nothing significant going on, I'm just in a decent place.  I feel good today and I'm happy.  This is huge for me because I feel like I have been in a funk for a long time now.  

Me and my sweet girl one morning last week.  She almost always gets up before I leave for work to see me off.  She says, I just need to see you and hug you before you leave.  #ohmymeltingheart


 We are down to less than a week before my vacation begins and I cannot wait.  I'm ready to chill out and relax for a glorious 12 days.  We will hit the beach for a week with the family and then shift to the river for a few days.  My vacation begins this Friday at 5:00 p.m.

I've pulled out most of my red, white and blue decor.  I did snap a picture of this area that welcomes you when you enter our home.  Remember those magnolias from Canton?  Those are it in my watering can.  I picked up Uncle Sam on clearance at Hobby Lobby last year. I had seen him early on but didn't want to spend the money.  Deanna, Kristian and I ran to the Hobby Lobby in San Marcos last summer when we went to the river.  There he was for only $7.  Couldn't pass that up.  My Family, Friends, Freedom sign is a few years old. I think I got that at Kohls but I'm not certain.


My children ended up spending the weekend with me.  Christopher had to work Friday and Sunday. He is a cook at the Chili's in town. So proud of him.  He is enjoying it, although he would rather not make salads.  hahaha!  Bella and I went to hang out with my friend Lauren from work Saturday evening.  We went up to the fairgrounds and watched fireworks.  They were awesome.  We sat with Lauren's brother-in-law, sister-in-law and their boys.



Bring on the fireworks!


Sunday, Bella and I went to pick up a few groceries but first we made a drink stop at Sonic.  She found her sunglasses in the car and had me take her picture.


And yes, that is a blanket on her.  I may have had the A/C blowing really cold in the car.  ha!


This is a little cross stitch project I've been working on since last weekend.  Bella loves flamingos.  She found this one and asked me to make it for her.  Its coming along.  

That's about it for us.  Mommy has been working every day and the kids have been chilling at home.  Lucky kids.  When Chris has to work, Bella stays with my sister or daddy.  They have been kind enough to help me out with her this summer so I can have a break from daycare costs which has been wonderful.  

Hopefully we will get off work early today to begin our July 4th holiday.  I will be off tomorrow but back to work Wednesday for a short 3 days and then.....VACATION!!  I may have previously mentioned that but I wanted to make sure y'all didn't miss it.  :)  

Have a great week!!



Saturday, June 10, 2017

Wasn't The Plan

I didn't plan on ignoring my blog for almost a month but that's what happened. Truth is, work has been crazy busy that I'm mentally exhausted whenever I get home that I just want to relax and not think about anything for at least 30 minutes, or longer. The last few weeks of school were a blessing because Bella had no homework (thank you Jesus) so other than making sure Christopher had all his work turned in and was prepared for finals, it was relatively easy. These last two weeks of work has had my anxiety and stress levels at an all time high. I finally hit a breaking point yesterday. Thank goodness for co-workers who were willing and able to jump right in to help a girl out.  I actually left work on time yesterday thanks to their help.  I came home, ordered pizza for supper, grabbed an ice cold beer and sat outside for a while with my sweet kids. I'm out here again tonight for a bit. It feels too nice to be inside, although we need to spray the yard because those pesky mosquitoes keep finding us.

My vacation time is just around the bend and I can't wait to be off and relax for a good 12 days. Other than maternity leave, this will be the most time I have ever taken off from work. We will start out at the beach house this year and end at the river. Momma can't wait. The kids are pretty anxious too.

Speaking of the kids, they are happy to be done with school, well Bella is. Christopher has to take 3 weeks of summer school to get a half credit in English. He failed the first semester, past the second but not enough to pass for the year. I'm not even going to get into this because I have talked and cried enough for everyone and then some. He will take care of business these 3 weeks and go into his senior year ready to kick ass all year. Bella ended the year with the A/B Honor Roll. She has already checked out books to read for the summer and almost done with summer reading program where she can receive a free book, just for reading 10.  Of course Christopher thinks this is nuts. Can you say night and day?

Well I'm going back inside because although I have sprayed, the mosquitoes still love my legs. Hope y'all are all well and enjoying your summer.

Love & hugs!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mother's Day Weekend

This past weekend started with my work's annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament. We have been hosting this tournament for 17 years now.  Daddy brought Christopher to fish one year but when he realized he couldn't win because I worked for the Port, he gave that part up and started helping elsewhere at the tournament.  For several years, he passed out bait to all the kids.  This year, he stuck with me and helped me get all the door prizes ready.  Makenna was also able to join us this year.

My crew...



Bella and Christopher's cousins came out to the fishing tournament so Bella opted to go hang out with them so she could fish too.  I went to check on her before I got really busy.  Here's my little fisherman..


We had almost 300 kids show up for the tournament.  Not too bad considering it was Mother's Day weekend.  Jackson, Henry, Piper and Makennah all caught some fish and participated in the weigh in but didn't win the big prize.  They all had a lot of fun and plan to come back next year.  

Sunday started with coffee and this delivered to me...
Cinnamon waffles minus the syrup and fruit.  Yum!


We spend the morning being lazy and after lunch we went to my dad's where Tony was cooking for the ladies.  I was summoned inside the house and told not to look out any windows.  After a few minutes, I was summoned back outside where this was waiting for me...

My boy had built his momma a fire pit!!  


Inside....


I haven't fired it up yet because I want to remove the old pit that is on its last leg and made a pretty sitting area.  Or prettier than what is there now.  ha!  So, so proud of my son.  He is really taking off with his welding, getting better all the time.

Proud momma with her babies....


For the first time that I can remember, I bought Bella and I semi-matching dresses.  One of my blogs featured my dress a while back and I loved it.  It went on sale last week so I thought about getting it.  While I was looking, I just happened to catch a glimpse of Bella's dress so I decided to get both for Mother's Day.  Let's all say "awe" together....


This was also my first DADIM, although I didn't share it with the FB page however; I have been wearing a dress every day since, just haven't taken pictures.  See how bad I am at this.  I had every intention of doing so but work has been so crazy that I just forget to ask someone to snap a quick picture.  

my sweet girl...


I also have to share with you the cute flower pot Bella made at daycare...
(psst...you can see the print of my dress I wore today)



 This had more Jolly Ranchers in it but some little girl decided she needed them, hahahaha!


I brought it to work to use once the candy is gone.  It'll sit next to this flower pot Christopher made for me many years ago.  The sunflower is actually a pen :) 


It was a good day and weekend spent with family.  
We came back home and and topped off the weekend sitting outside for a little while listening to a little Merle Haggard :)

Hope all the mommies out there a great weekend with their babies.


Monday, May 1, 2017

Welcome May


I have realized that I am not the only person who is in shock that today is first day of May.  This year is blowing by faster than ever.  We have four weeks of school left.  I am counting down just like my kiddoes are.  While I am ready for summer break, I am not ready for the summer temps.  I know I whine about this all the time, but I just don't know how I could stand it as a child because back then I LOVED summer time.  I'm just old now I guess.  LOL!!

My sister's softball team has made the play-offs again this year.  The first round was Friday night and they came on strong winning 13-0 in 5 innings.  Next round begins this Friday in La Grange.  I probably will miss the first game since it begins at 6:00 and I have to work until 5:00 but I'll likely travel Saturday to catch Game 2.  Love watching those girls do their thing on the field.

A Dress A Day In May started today.  As you can see, I wore jeans today.


The Port hosts a Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament every year in May.  This year, we are allowed to wear jeans to work along with the current or past TACFT shirt for the next two weeks.  I love jeans so you know I'm taking advantage of that.  Plus it sure makes getting dress every day a lot easier when the only decision I have to make is which shirt I want to wear.  The shirt above is this year's shirt.
I'll pick up DADIM after the fishing tournament.  And who knows, maybe I'll participate on the weekends with a dress or two.

Hope y'all are having a great Monday.  I'm ready to hit the hay.


Friday, April 28, 2017

Two Things

Today has me rattled a bit.

I was first hit with the news that someone I met through my ex-husband unexpectedly passed away this morning.  He was my age.  Correction, We also shared a birthday He also shares a birthday with my son.  I am in disbelief as most people are when something like this happens.  I know I have said it here before but I feel I need to repeat it again.  Today is a gift.  Tomorrow is not guaranteed.  Live your life to the fullest every single day and make damn sure your people know what they mean to you.  Tell them every day.  You may never get a chance again.  And please, please...don't live your life angry and bitter.  It only hurts you and those you love in the end.  Its not worth it people.  This gentleman I knew was a character, always happy and always joking around.  He was always kind to me and always made me laugh.  He will be missed by many.

Second rattle....

I pulled into Bucees to get gas this morning.  Just as I stepped out of my car and was trying to pump gas, a man approached me to tell me how much he loved my car.  Asked about pricing, that is was his favorite car and was thinking of getting one himself.  He told me he could tell I was so happy driving this car because I looked so happy.  I was rattled so much that I entered my pin number incorrectly and had to go inside to see the attendant to continue.  I don't know if this man was talking to me very innocently or if he had other intentions.  All I know is it rattled me.  I always try to be aware of my surroundings no matter where I am but damn, this one bothered me.  So my second message to you today is to always be aware, no matter where you are.  Don't think for a minute because you are at a busy gas station nothing will happen because it will.  This is when bad people strike.  Folks these days have their heads down on their phones or in a zone and don't pay attention.  Nothing happened to me thank goodness but just be careful  If it was nothing more than an innocent comment to me by this man, then shame on him for doing it the way he did.  He should know better!

That is all I have today.

Be thankful, be blessed and have a great weekend.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Happy Birthday Daddy

Today is my daddy's 76th birthday!! 

The pictures below are pretty recent.  Doesn't he look great?!?  


This man has been such a rock in our lives, especially after mom passed away.  He has always been there for all of us kids.  There have been times I was scared to death to tell him something but even after I managed to push the hard topic out, his reaction was always a supportive, caring one.  As we have all gotten older, family has become that much more important to us. We have all always been a pretty tight knit family, but losses and hardships along the way have made us even tighter.  We are all there for each other through the good, the bad and the ugly, and daddy is the first one to say "tell me when and where and I'm there".   



We have so much fun together in everything we do, family dinner, card games, board games, football/baseball/softball/soccer games, beach house, family gatherings...you name it, we always have fun.  

We celebrate together....the big accomplishments and the little things.  

We are a tight family and I love that about us.  I know daddy (and momma) had a lot to do with that.  My children are close to me and I hope they always are.  

Happy 76th Daddy!!  Cheers to many more!


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

My Crew

I was a lousy picture taker this past weekend. No pictures of activities at all.  However, I am proud of that at the same time because it means I was enjoying the moments and I didn't have my phone on me.  Its a two-fer.

I did have daddy take some pictures of me and the kids at his house Sunday.  This was what I deemed the best and currently my favorite of us...


To me, you can really see how much Christopher looks like me in this picture. One of his HS friends met me several weeks back while we were out shopping.  She couldn't get over how much he favored me, from mannerisms to looks.  I loved it.  I'm just glad he didn't get my height! 

I hope you all had a very blessed Easter celebrating he day with the ones you love most.

Love & hugs to you all.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Fridaaaaay!


It has been a long week but an awesome week.

Tony got the official word from the doctors Wednesday that he is cancer free!  The pet scan revealed no hot spots, endoscopy only revealed scar tissue and biopsy came back clear.  He has elected to watch and observe, no surgery.  This will entailed a pet scan and endoscopy every 3-4 months. Life is good!

I also received good news yesterday.  I had my follow-up from my second endoscopy.  My ulcer has completely healed, but I did still have signs of gastritis so they did another biopsy and it came back clear.  For now I will continue medication, revisit in 3 months to see how I'm doing and try my best to avoid spicy, acidic, tomato based and citrus foods and juices, you know basically everything I love to eat.  Also limit my intake of coffee, teas, soda and alcohol. I can handle this.  I am also looking into taking a yoga class.  Everything I have read about it is positive and I think it would help reduce my stress and anxiety, or at least help me to deal with it better.  Anyway, I have contacted a place to see if they offer an evening class for beginners.  We shall see.

I am super glad its Friday because that means tomorrow I get to see some kinfolks, and I also get to see momma's sisters and y'all know that makes me very happy.  I still don't have my basket complete but I think I know what else I want to put in there so I will pick those things up on my way home today.  Tonight Miss Bella and I will be making Snickerdoodle Blondies and 7-Layer Dip which is really 5-Layer Dip because we leave two of the layers out.  The blondies is a Pinterest recipe.  Marilee made them for our Canton trip back in October.  I have made them once since and decided these would be a good easy dessert to take for Saturday.  I have everything to make them so that's a bonus and plus, they are sooooo good! I have eggs and candy for Easter egg hunt for the kids, godparent gifts and godson gift.  I think I am good to go. Bella has been counting down to this day all week, and so have I.

Hope y'all have a great weekend!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Weekend Happenings

We are now in April people!  Geez Louise...before we know it summer will be here and ending and I'll begin my Christmas shopping.   I'm totally not ready for that.

This weekend began with my children going to their dad's house however; Christopher decided he didn't want to go so he stayed home.  18 now and wanting to hang out with his friends.  No surprise there.  His father agreed so he stayed while Bella went.  The break was actually going to be good for me because I have been in a funk so a quiet house is what I needed.  No big plans although I thought long and hard about making a road trip to Round Top.  I decided against it because I really didn't want to go alone.  With encouragement from my girlfriend Jenn, I went shopping Saturday hoping to find some Spring dresses.  No luck there but I did treat myself to this cookbook I have been wanting for a while...


I began reading it yesterday and have only made it through the appetizers and breakfast, but oh my gosh, I LOVE it.  This is my new favorite.  Sorry Pioneer Woman.  Its pretty and full of yummy recipes.  Easy recipes.  Some fancy, some not.  Great stories and I love the way she has the recipes laid out in each section.  Plus, proceeds go to the American Cancer Society and Cystic Fibrosis. Annnnd, I discovered we have a couple things in common.  Not only has cancer affected her family but this cookbook of hers was 20 years in the making!  I've almost caught her with my family cookbook.  LOL!!  I know mine won't be on the best seller list but it will get done and printed one day.  

I also ventured into Hobby Lobby Saturday.  This weekend we will celebrate Easter with my mom's side of the family.  I'm sure I have mentioned before that we do these family baskets at our gatherings.  You put together a basket of goodies (of your choice), spending about $25-$30.  Everyone who brings a basket gets to draw a number for a basket.  Its really fun and I love a Spring basket. I'm pretty sure I was in Hobby Lobby for a good two hours or more looking at things, picking them, putting them back, etc.  Here are some contenders...
  



Ultimately went with the round staked birdhouse in the middle picture because it was different.  I really loved the birdhouse on the bottom, wanted it for myself but I put it back.  You should be proud of me for doing that. I haven't completed my basket but I have two pieces to start it.  

I also decided to add some Easter touches to my magnolias at the house so I picked up the eggs and carrots below.  The welcome stakes are Godparent gifts.


 And here are my magnolias dressed up for Easter...


Sunday, Bella came home early so we decided to make homemade chocolate chip cookies. 

this kid is a mess...



These were a nice treat and turned out really good.  Soft and chewy, just like my babies like them.  I do too.  After we finished that, I got supper ready and in the oven.  After it came out, Bella and I let it cool and went for our evening walk.  That girl encourages me to get out and walk every night, and there are nights I just don't feel like getting out but she wants to, so mommy goes.  I always feel better when I do.

Today, my brother is at MD Anderson having his follow-up testing to make sure his treatments did their job.  Praying for positive results.

Y'all have a great week!


Friday, March 31, 2017

Life Does Go On

I have often thought about all the things that have happened since you've been gone.  Its so weird looking at the calendar and seeing that it has been 10 years now.  10 years.  So many times I have wanted to pick up the phone to call or swing by the house to see what you were up to. I still have those thoughts and then remember you are gone.  Both your girls had babies, Brady and Bella. When I think about you missing out on time spent with them, it breaks my heart.  Even more when I realize they will only know their Grammy through pictures and stories we share with them.  My divorce.  Bryan falling out of a tree while cutting a limb.  Daddy remarrying. Cindy's trip to the State Play-offs, and realizing you never got the chance to see her coach in Angleton.  I remember her first game.  She had a spot reserved just for you right up front. Tony battling cancer.  Life just moving on without you.  You were way too young mommy.   All the holidays, birthdays and anniversaries that have come since you've been gone. Every single one of them difficult.  Time does not make things easier.  You learn to manage the hole left, the emptiness and some days you just don't manage it well.  That's how I feel about it anyways.

I remember the day like other difficult days, in flashbacks.  Moments that stand out.  I remember our last conversation the night before.  I remember getting the call to come home because you took a turn during the night.  I remember family coming to see you.  I remember all sitting in the bedroom sharing stories.  And I remember when you took your last breath.

And now, as I sit here writing about you, my eyes fill up with tears and I get mad because you aren't here.  I want to throw a fit because life just isn't fair.

You are always with me, I know this.  Some days I feel you are closer than others.  I still love to see you in my dreams.  I love it even more when you talk to me.

10 years mommy and I still miss you so very much.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Welcome Spring


Today is the first day of Spring and I am trying to embrace it.  I don't know why I'm having such a hard time letting it in this year.  I do enjoy all the flowers popping up, trees filling up and the birds chirping.  I think maybe I'm just not looking forward to the unbearable heat that will soon follow.  I do hope it will hold off a while yet.  Fingers crossed.


For now, I will pull all my dresses that have been hiding in the closet and start wearing them again.  Something about a cute little dress and sandals that puts a skip in my step and a smile on my face.  I will also look forward to my walks in the evening with my girl.  I love the conversations we have and our time spent together taking in all the pretties around us.  She sees it all and it makes my heart happy.  

Happy Spring Y'all!  Have a good one!

Friday, March 17, 2017

My Girl

Bella and I were laying in bed the other night watching Barnyard.  She was laying on my shoulder (snuggling) like she always does and holding my hand. I wanted to take a picture but I couldn't get to my phone without disturbing us.  What I noticed in that moment was how little she STILL is.  At times, she seems like she is such a big girl but in that moment I realized that she really is still a little girl.  I love her little hands.  I love that they always want to hold my hand, give hugs and grab hold of my arm real tight.  I took a day off this week for Spring Break.  One day.  I felt guilty even asking for that one day because I have missed so much work to help with Tony and with my own stuff I've had going on.  We spent the morning and early afternoon with a friend of mine and her girls shopping and eating lunch.  The afternoon Bella and I ran to mall to get her a new dress for a wedding she is going to this weekend with her dad.  I had to go back to work the next day and she was not having it.  I left one very unhappy little girl Thursday morning and again today.  "Please ask your boss if you can get off early today mommy".  She kills me.  I did take these pictures yesterday morning...


Look at those sweets hands.  We polished our nails together the night before.  She wanted pretty nails just like mommy's.  Sometimes my heart just wants to explode with love for her.  I also realized that day that we have a lot of little things we do together that are very special to her and that means so much to me.  I often think I don't do enough big things with children but its at times when I need the reminder that all those little things really do matter to them.  They mean the world to me and I'm glad to know they mean a lot to them too.

Monday, March 13, 2017

BBQ Chicken Benefit

We had a BBQ Chicken Benefit for my brother this past weekend.  All monies raised go towards Tony's growing medical bills for his cancer treatments.  He originally wanted to sell briskets but the price of them are really high right now, so much that he would of had to charge $80-$90 per brisket. He opted to sell whole and half chickens instead.  $15 for a whole, $8 for a half.

Friday night we gathered to cut and season the chicken for the first round.


Saturday morning, the guys were getting the fire started and loading the smoker around 5:00 am.  I was very happy to not be a part of that early morning call.


My shift began at 10:00 am when it was time to pull the chickens and wrap them for all our generous customers. Saturday was a very rainy day.  It was hardly spitting rain until it came time for our first pick-ups to show up and then it started and didn't want to stop. 

Before the rain started....




Our cousins David, Veronica, Patrick and Christy came to help out.  We had a lot of laughs and so much fun hanging out this weekend.  Some of us were just plum tired from being up so early.


We had two pickups Saturday, 12:00 and 6:00.  It was a very long day but seeing all the people come out to support Tony was awesome.  Sunday we only had one pick-up time but again, we saw so many people.  A lot of folks we "see" on FB, we got to see in person.  It was great.    

Saturday's Crew....nothing like family!


I can't remember how many chickens they put on the pit but I know it was 300+.  We sold every single one of them and had a lot of donations.  After Cindy calculated the numbers, we're looking at  $4591 in profit. So many giving hearts.  Words just cannot express how much we appreciate the love, support and generosity of everyone who has helped out through this journey.  We love you all.

And that's me with my big brother.  Love him so much.  

  
Thank you everyone...y'all have a good one. 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Randomness and A Recipe

I have been trying to embrace this whole March Spring thing that's happening on the calendar. Planting flowers, polishing my nails with a Springy color, wearing more dresses and skirts. I'm not quite there but I'm getting there.  The time change this weekend will certainly help I think.  I'll be tired but it'll help.  ha!

A couple few weeks ago I had a random day off.  It was more that Bella was throwing up in the morning, not because she was sick, but because her allergies have been really bad and she had drainage and mucus in her throat.  She has a hard time getting it up, chokes a little and boom.  I stayed home and took her to see Dr. Patti to prove to her that mommy knew what she was talking about.  No fever, no nothing but drainage.  Mommy was right and Dr. Patti did a fine job of telling Bella to trust me  Take your medicine because it only works if you take it, every day.  Thank you Dr. Patti!

Anyway, since she was obviously fine, I took advantage of the day and we ran some errands after we got back to town.  I got my taxes dropped off, swung by the bank, trip to the grocery store and ran into Brazos Avenue Market (BAM) to see if could spend my gift card I've had since mid-December.  There was a top they posted on Instagram that I really liked so I asked about it and sure enough, they had it.  This is me trying it on and sending a pic to my girlfriend asking her opinion....



Her reply..."its supposed to be off the shoulder girl...show some skin!"  yes I know that but it keeps slipping.  I hem-hawed because if I tried a larger size, the sleeves would have come down to my ankles.  That's a bit of an exaggeration but its almost accurate.  I ended up getting the top and now just waiting for the right opportunity to wear it.  Side note, I was telling the ladies at work about this top and they tell me there is some kind of tacky tape you can use to help it stay in place.  I haven't looked into it but most certainly will.

Last weekend I met up with Kristian for some crawfish and beer at our local spot, Shady's.  Man I was one happy girl!  I had been craving crawfish for a while and was finally able to get my hands on some.  They do a pretty damn good job.


Sunday, it was a rainy day so I threw a roast in the crock pot for dinner.  My sister had told me a while back about the concoction she uses for her crock pot roast and how much the family loves it so I decided to give it a whirl. Here it is...


It was really good.  I didn't tell the kids I was trying something new, I just did it. The only other thing I threw in the crock pot was carrots. Christopher doesn't care for the potatoes when I cook them with the roast so I leave them out and just make mashed potatoes separately. Bella turned her nose up to it and wouldn't even try it.  Kid doesn't know what she's missing out on.  I'm now going to really tortured y'all with this pic...


It really was good.  Christopher was a fan and I definitely will be making it this way again.  I even made a lunch for me to take Monday.  A lunch that I left sitting on the counter at home.  A lunch I had to painfully throw away when I got home.  I was very sad.  

Today I am happy because its FRIDAY!!!  This week has been a long one so I'm looking forward to the weekend.  Hope ya'll have a great one.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March Is Here


Holy wow!  I am absolutely blown away that it is already March.  I shouldn't be because time seems to be flying by faster and faster but still...it always surprises me.

I pulled out my green wreath this past weekend and hung it up.  You know, the one I made with fabric and a wire hanger a couple years ago.  This one...


That is all I have for St. Patrick's Day.  I don't really decorate for that but I do love my wreath and the pop of green. 

I saw this on Pinterest.  Really cute and love all the little clover but no way I could ever do this.  I am not that talented.


I am starting to get in the mood for Spring.  Bella and I have been to Lowes twice and bought flowers both times.  Some of the lilies in the front flower bed have already bloomed.  This warm weather has a lot of things confused.  I wanted more cold weather so I guess that's why I'm torn with this.  I don't feel like I got my fix.  Oh, let's be honest, I never get my fix of cold weather.  Ha!  


Do you associate a specific color with each month?  I realized this morning that I totally do, and I find it funny that my colors don't match the birthstone of the months. Weird how my head works sometimes.  As you can tell I associate green with the month of March.  Another thing that is interesting is that Cindy's birthday is in March (this Friday to be exact) and her favorite color is green.  My birthday is in February and my favorite color is red and I've always associated red with the month of February.  Mom's birthday is July 4th and her favorite color was blue.  Maybe its a girl thing because Christopher's birthday is in February too, but his favorite color is not red.  And for that matter, Scott's birthday is in May and his favorite color is red.  I'm not sure what color I associate with May but I know its not red.  

Okay...I'll get off that tangent I just went on.  Sorry, sometimes I just have to get out all the weird thoughts and questions I have wandering around in my head.  Those that read this get to be the recipients.  I apologize.  

Guess I should get moving with my morning and this 1st day of March.  I hope y'all have a great day.  Oh yes...its the first day of Lent!!   Daddy and Lena are having family dinner tonight so I'm excited I don't have to cook and also that we're having catfish!  Woo Hoo!!

Have a good one!