Monthly Archives: May 2008

walking the yard

DH and I love to walk the yard. And if we say, “No computer while we’re out,” DD will tag along. šŸ™‚ Not to mention all the kitties. The peonies are beautiful right now. Most are caged to keep the blossoms up, but those that aren’t have fallen with the rain we had Sunday evening. […]

basket carnival

Laura at Iā€™m an Organizing Junkie is hosting a basket carnival, an event where her readers can share their favorite baskets and containers for organizing their homes. I have a few favorites of my own… Under the window seat in the library, we have baskets of toys to occupy guests’ children. These baskets fit perfectly […]

Menu Plan Monday

The week is off to a late start as yesterday was Memorial Day (US), so my regular schedule is a bit off kilter. Here’s the menu for this week. Monday DD#1 is home for two weeks. We ate out with her and DD#3. Tuesday tacos Wednesday DH and I are going out to celebrate my […]

church picnic

Each year in May, we host a spring picnic for our church family. Yesterday the weather was great, the yard was at it’s iris peak and everyone had a great time. The irises are 10-14 days later this year than usual, so the timing was perfect. I don’t think we’ve ever had the picnic right […]

fun at the antique mall

During Sisters’ Weekend we visited two antique malls. I really enjoyed browsing through them. I found a few things I had to take home… These wooden molds will make great paper cast ornaments. Or springerle cookies… These vintage postcards show views of Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln is my first cousin five […]

does this picture make me look fat?

I snapped a picture this morning of Happy taking a snoozle on the arm of the recliner in the library. She looked rather comical with all the fluff overflowing the arm of the chair. ~~Rhonda šŸ™‚

yard work

Wednesday DH and I were able to do a little yard work. It consisted mainly of cutting up and carting off the pear tree and the broken limb on the mulberry. We also mulched a couple of beds. The pear tree fell over after the ground became saturated from all the rain we’ve been having. […]

our kitties

Someone said, “Dogs have masters, cats have staff.” Seems to be the case around here. We started with Happy when DD was three years old. She is DD#3’s kitty, but she thinks she is DH’s cat. She loves him. When DH and I sit down to chat, Happy comes from anywhere in the house and […]

menu monday ~ may 19

Time for Menu Monday already. The week flew by! We have a busy week ahead of us, preparing for our church’s annual spring picnic at our house. So easy meals this week to leave lots of time for cleaning in the house and in the garden. Monday sloppy joes / buns veggies / chips / […]

sisters’ weekend

I, my four sisters and our two sisters-in-law try to get together for a weekend every year or two. This is the weekend. šŸ™‚ While we gathered in the motel room, waiting for everyone to arrive, Paula caught up on the local news. Of course, as it usually happens when we have a family get-together, […]