Saturday, April 25, 2009

Time For A Quick Party Post before Gardening

I stopped by Ann's for GNO before I head out to the garden store. This is my Party Game 80's Paragraph:

After a long week working as an assistant trainer at the Jane Fonda Exercise Studio I was ready for a night out. I went to my closet, put on my Polyester Suit and headed out the door. I stopped to pick-up my friends KC & the Sunshine Band and we headed to Studio 54. This place was packed! I had just about sweated my glitter off when they turned on the lights and told us it was time to boogie home. Another great night. Can you dig it? :->

Ann's Garden Video Post has given me extra inspiration to get all dirty today! Not only did I attend her 80's Virtual Party but with the sunny weather & rising temps, looks like it's gonna be an "80's Weekend!"

Can you dig it?
*getting out my garden spade*
Yes I can!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Suck it AARP - I'm Gonna Have My Best Day Ever

Me & my fellow "Cougar" looking to make turning 50 as much fun as a day at the beach!

Bought a new car and am going "topless" today! Woo Hoo!

Today is the day, I cut up my new AARP card and am going to have my best day ever!
So far my day is off to a good start!

1. My bathroom scale indicated that I am 3 pounds lighter than the day before.

2. I bought myself a new sports car. ( see photo above)

3. I have had several calls & emails from well-wishers

And it's not even lunch time yet!!!!!

The sun is shining and I am in a good mood, let hope the rest of the day continues to go well....

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Price of Gas on Monday, April 20, 2009

I was running on empty and filled up at Kroger Marketplace. This is the price per gallon of regular gas with my 20 cent "Fuel Perk" discount.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spring Fever / Flower Power

We have these wildflowers growing in our backyard; mostly where they are in danger of being mowed down by my husband! I have been transplanting them in a wooded area that I am trying to create a shade garden. I visited several resource sites on the web to identify them and came up with the most likely identity of Spring Beauty. This is a great time of year to transplant perennials and save money. Next week I am planning to go to a Perennial Potluck where I will trade plants with other gardeners; should be fun! ( more photos on my photo blog click here)


This section of the book is from the "Wild Flowers Worth Knowing" book, by Neltje Blanchan. Also available from Amazon: Wild Flowers Worth Knowing

Spring Beauty; Claytonia

PURSLANE FAMILY - Portulacaceae: Spring Beauty; Claytonia

Claytonia virginica

Flowers--White veined with pink, or all pink, the veinings of deeper shade, on curving, slender pedicels, several borne in a terminal loose raceme, the flowers mostly turned one way (secund). Calyx of 2 ovate sepals; corolla of 5 petals slightly united by their bases; 5 stamens, 1 inserted on base of each petal; the style 3-cleft. Stem: Weak, 6 to 12 in. long, from a deep, tuberous root. Leaves: Opposite above, linear to lance-shaped, shorter than basal ones, which are 3 to 7 in., long; breadth variable.

Preferred Habitat--Moist woods, open groves, low meadows.

Flowering Season--March-May.

I also had to buy a few plants such as Daisies, Columbine, Tulips & Dianthus to plant early. I can't wait until the danger of frost is over so I can start my vegetable garden & plant some more flowers!!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

I - Overload

Scene from Office Space

Last week I hit a wall, I decided to take a break from blogging & reading blogs. Same story with FaceBook and Twitter. I posted a photo of my "Barbie-Self" on the beach that proclaimed I was on "Spring Break". Truth of the matter was I decided to take a (partial) Amish vacation of sorts.

Internet Overload

I had posted a short time ago ( All A-Twitter ) about reaching Media Over -load after joining Twitter and having 9 places to post things. Well it finally happened.... I virtually imploded and decided to take a brief break to de-stress and re-prioritize my time.

When I hit the "Wall", I thought back to the day last year when we were snowed in and I did a hour-by- hour photo diary of our family's survival skills. I spent so much time taking pictures and documenting the day, I didn't have time to relax. The day I wrote about, felt staged and surreal. Like an actor on a stage....

Too Much Talk & Not Enough Listen

As I maxed out my virtual capacity these past few weeks, I was so busy trying to keep up with blog friends and posting, I ran out of interesting anecdotes and the desire to blog. Twitter was filled with too many Tweets to keep up and not much interaction going on. I wondered if we are all so busy telling everyone about our every move, that we forget to pay attention to others.....

NSF Twitter Term

I did hear a funny Twitter term that an acquaintance relayed to me. Her friend was telling her that she was just "Tweeting" and created a new past-tense of the word.
"I was just Twatting."
On that note, I am back from my brief break and will be making the rounds to catch up with everyone. We are expecting some nice weather this weekend and I plan to get some gardening time in.

The only "Tweets" I plan to listen to for the next few days are from the birdies in my back yard!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - The Good Old Days

Last night Colin pulled out his "Giant Notebook of Photos" that documented his 2.5 years in Montessori School ( from age 3 months to age 2.75 ). This was a gift from his teacher. Good times! Seems even better when looking back!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

On Vacation

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Time For A Beach Party

AARP card came in the mail last night...Bastards!

Starting plans for my Barbie 50th Party. Co-Hosted with my friend Barb who hits the big 5-Oh a week after me.

50s-style Pot Luck, Girls-Only, Pool Party.

Barbies will be donated to Children's Hospital.
Game On!!!