Sunday, May 17, 2009

WHAT warning?!

Yeah, I where I live this should come as no surprise. But W.T.F! We have a frost warning for tonight and I just planted 15 rose bushes and now I've got to figure out a way to cover them all tonight. I'm thinking big garbage bags may do the trick in a pinch, or 5 gallon buckets? Anyone who has a great (and preferably simple) solution...shout it out!

Looking on the bight is ONLY a freeze warning and at least I shouldn't have to SHOVEL anything. Oh now WHY did I go and type that out loud? Hope I didn't JINX myself...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Look what we found!

It's wonderful to know that at the mature ages of 9 and 11, both K3 and K4 still get a thrill out of most things in nature. We found this robin's nest on our front porch and we're watching daily to see nature in all her glory...more to come!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I saw this video today:

Taylor Swift is clearly a very talented young lady and both K3 and K4 like her music (OK, OK, I do too!) but this song just struck me.

I was talking to my Dad today who called to wish me a happy mother's day and to say he understood it must be a bittersweet day, knowing how much I miss my own mother. He's right - I DO miss her. Every day.

This song (and video) though reminded me how my mother really built a great foundation for me and that I have so many wonderful memories to call upon when I get sad.

I'll never stop missing her. This is a fact but I can remember all the "best days" she shared with me and how all she did for me made me able to be the mother I am today.

I love you Mema. Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Lost Generation

I love this...and I hope you will too.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sweet Ride!

Yes - I can see me riding into town and doing all my errands with room to spare in this buggy. Or maybe just traipsing around with the kids on a summer afternoon, picnic in tow!

I hope that if you don't win this (you COULD win this!) I DO! I looks like a real sweet ride!

Check it out here:
Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes

Friday, May 1, 2009

Hooray Hooray!

My mother was many things, loving, supportive, honest, loyal, capable and many more. But one of my favorite things about her was her irreverence. Don't misinterpret. What I'm talking about was an uncanny ability she had to do or say something so completely surprising that you were just, well...SURPRISED!

One of my favorite examples of this was what has become one of my favorite "Mema" quotes. Quite a few years ago, she was overheard to say (and said every year on this day from then on) "Hooray, hooray, The First of May! Outdoor Screwing starts today!" Til the end of my days not one single May First will pass without my thinking of her, and this, and smiling.

I love you Mema. Now and always.