Friday, March 28, 2008

Posting Pics of the Pets

Boo is curled up on my lap purring - as I am typing. He mostly is a very independent cat - but also very loveable, and still playful. He was born underneath one of our portable classrooms at work. He was very young when I brought him home which I think made him very attached to us. He does have sort of a cautious, wild streak in him. He was the most adorable kitten.

How can I not love this face?

Monday, March 24, 2008

Crochet Therapy

I am always making beanies for someone. These I am sending to a friend and co-worker that moved to Idaho - for her kids. I got added a pom to the one for her youngest.
These are fun to make.
I actually really like crocheting these - they are easy to make and I have made so many I can do it mindlessly. Crochet Therapy.
I go back to work tomorrow after 10 days off - 10 relaxing days. It is a busy time of year from now until school is out. I really try to put work out of my mind while I am on vacation - and I am sure tomorrow will be a busy day - getting back into the swing of things. I can't say I am looking forward to it - but I guess I am ready.
"A vacation is having nothing to do, and all day to do it in." ~ Robert Orben

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Sunday

"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?" Jesus Christ - John 11:25, 26)

I enjoyed putting out my Easter decorations this year. Here are some eggs I painted a few years ago. I saw a cute idea for some eggs I wanted to make this year - but I was busy crocheting beanies and baking this week. Today I baked a pineapple upside down cake, a chocolate cream pie, and a banana cream pie. We had an untraditional Easter dinner (Ham did not sound good to me). Richard barbecued chicken with a Hawaiian BBQ sauce and I made fried rice and broccoli/beef. I am trying new recipes these days. I am really getting the hang of making cream pies - I want to try a coconut cream next.
Richard thought the boys should dye eggs. We only boiled a dozen - not nearly as many as when they were little. Jennifer and Josh stopped by - so they joined in. It was fun to watch and listen to them. I am glad Richard came home with the egg dye kit.This was a lot less messy than when they were small.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Walking and Dandelions

I went for a walk yesterday. It was such a beautiful day. I ended up with blisters on my feet, because I did not intend on walking 3 miles when I set out - and I did not have on decent shoes - but it was so nice out - I just kept walking.
I have always liked dandelions. They remind me of my childhood. My grandma - she never wanted any of them in her yard - and I remember helping her dig them out with a paring knife. I remember holding them under our chins when we were young and getting yellow all over our chins. I think it was supposed to mean you liked butter. I remember taking bouquets of dandelions to my mom and taking the stems and making chains out of them. And of course blowing the ones that had gone to seed and watching the seeds float in the air - (more dandelions to dig out of my grandma's lawn.)
" You cannot forget if you would those golden kisses all over the cheeks of the meadow, queerly called dandelions." ~ Henry Ward Beecher
"If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn." ~ Andrew V. Mason

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

St. Patrick's Day

I had to put the green feather boa to use on St. Patrick's Day. I made everyone take a picture with it on. Some were more willing than others. Richard of course was willing
Jake and Kasey. I think they are so cute.
Luke - obviously very willing. Never one to be shy.
Luke's girlfriend Kim. She is so cute.
Josh and Jennifer.
It was a great St. Patrick's day - Corned Beef/cabbage, soda bread, mashed potatoes. It is one of my favorite meals to make and everything was delicious. Mom told me that my grandma always made green bread on St. Pat's day - so I also made one of my loaves of bread green. It was a fun night. Brent and Ashley, Sarah, Nataleigh, and our friend and neighbor Michelle were also here. I love it when the house is full and everyone is laughing and having fun.
If you're enough lucky to be Irish, you're lucky enough! ~Irish Saying

Sunday, March 16, 2008


And then there is Brent - "Boo". Here he is trying on some silly green beer mug specs that Michelle gave Richard. Never a dull moment when Brent comes over.
With St. Patrick's Day and Easter falling within a week of each other - my desk at work ended up decorated for both holidays. Easter kisses in a shamrock mug.
How cute is this bunny. I guess I should have given him a shamrock. Tomorrow is St. Patrick's day. We are having friends over for corned beef and cabbage. One of my favorite meals - to make and to eat. I am on Spring Break this next week - so I won't have to rush home from work and cook. I can put on my Irish music, and enjoy the whole day.

"St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time -- a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic." ~By Adrienne Cook

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Luke J.

I love this picture of Luke! He has such a good spirit - this reminds me of that.
"We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journeys" ~ Stephen R. Covey

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Play Ball!

Here are some pictures of Jake at his game last Saturday. This one was taken while they were warming up. This one was during the game. I had missed a few games due to work - so it was great to get out to see him play. Plus it was warm and sunny - It was a day made for baseball. And this is me at the ballgame - eating seeds.
"It is well to remember that a Martian observing his first baseball game would be quite correct in concluding that the last two words of the National Anthem are - PLAY BALL!
~ Herbert H. Paper, in Cincinnati Enquirer, 2 April, 1989