Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring Fever!!!

Also known as Allergies!!
Just about the time the weather lures us outside I am zapped with ALLERGIES!
It doesn't help that as soon as we get up in the mornings we open up the two sets of French doors as well as our bedroom door and often times our front door as well!
I love hearing the sounds of life! Birds, squirrels, the wind blowing......
It is all worth the sneezing!

These are the cute little tissues Summer bought for me at Tuesday Morning .....
on Tuesday afternoon!
She came over straight from work and we headed out to do a bit of thrift store shopping.

I picked up several books......
plus I bought Summer a copy of James Dobson's 'Parenting is Not for Cowards.'
She is on an exciting journey in life....parenting a baby girl!
She will do well.

I think I am buying books faster than I can read them!

Once read, I either give them to someone else to read,  list them on eBay or
donate them to the library at Heritage Senior Citizens Center.

Summer and I returned home with our appetites ready for Tortilla Soup.
This is straight from the jar (HEB brand) with some sour cream and bits of rotisserie chicken added.

Topped with chips and avocado.......delicious!!

Then we kicked back and watched this movie!
We had BOTH been wanting to see it and missed the theater showing.
A wonderful Tuesday and I so enjoy spending time with my oldest daughter.
Since she has a baby now....
'Tuesday at Mom's' is an excellent opportunity for her to get a good night's sleep!

Today was perfect weather for working in the yard.
Topping out at 80 degrees!
I love this perpetual calendar Louis Dean and I bought at the Cracker Barrel last year!
I am torn between trying to get my bathroom done or getting a handle on the weeds that are THRIVING!

I decided to do some of BOTH!
Most of the house plants I brought in for the winter are nearly dead now!
Hope to bring some back to life and then give them away next fall.

This English Ivy USED to be a houseplant!
I love having it as ground cover and planted another pot from the house this afternoon.

My mirror is done and ready to hang as soon as I get walls in my bathroom!

So is this cupboard! Parts of my bathroom to be are scattered all over the house!

The ceiling is a done deal!!
Although the light 'globes' I bought do not fit.
I paid forty-five cents apiece for them!
Louis Dean made fun of me for putting them up anyway....
the bulb is holding them in place!
But they will have to do until I find something that will actually fit!

THIS is the cupboard I am working on now....
as soon as I get this blog posted!
We have stripped it, sanded it, primed it, and then Louis Dean had to use wood putty
to fill in some holes. Now to sand it - again - and prime it - again -
then I will FINALLY get to put on the first coat of paint!

LD put insulation on the wall that separates the bathrooms.
We have lots of building materials literally laying around the place.
Hope we use up a lot of it on the projects we plan to do this year.

At days end we will retire to the gazebo where we began our day.
I will journal and read and sip some herbal tea,
 listen to the birds as they do their courting songs about dusk time.
I am reading aloud to Louis Dean a biography on Willie Nelson.
It is such a good book that every time we take a break we try to get a few more pages read.

In the spring,
at the end of the day,
you should smell like dirt.

 Woman's Day Magazine, Apr. 1, 2007


Mummers said...

I love me time with you and I especially love being able to spend the night. We always have so much fun. Thanks Mom!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

What a precious quote, at the end of this entry! :-)

Oh Dear, allergies! -sigh- I never had them, when younger. As I age, they get worse. Bahhh humbug. NOT one of the perks of age. :-)))))

Gentle hugs...

Deb said...

sounds like a great day...My Mom loves to read and has tons of books also

Vee said...

Gosh you have a lot going on at your house! May I suggest that you find some local honey for your allergies? It certainly made a difference for me and my family. I very rarely have any more trouble with spring, summer or fall allergies. I see some books that are in our library...similar tastes we enjoy.

Katherines Corner said...

I'm so happy I found you, I really enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. I'm following you now! Wishing you happiness, Katherine

Carla said...

I'm like Katherine..So glad to have found you and love reading your blog. 2011 has been rough on me with allergies, virual infection and now pneumonia. When I feel better I'll go back to blogging. So glad David has such great co-workers that have great wives and great mom-in-laws. hehe