April 28, 2012

late, last summer... when the garden came into fruition, i chopped and diced onions, peppers and garlic.  and froze them in handy little freezer bags.  i labeled them, too.
how happy was i, when i found and plucked them from my freezer, sauteed' them for a garden-fresh pizza topping!
if you could only smell... the freshness that circulated in my tiny kitchen.  why...... i could of ate this mixture straight from the pan!
smile, wink, nod.

April 27, 2012

let's talk about my vacuum.
don't laugh... because i truly love to vacuum.
always have.  always will. 
do it everyday, okay... at least 6 out of 7 days a week.  if not me... then i have my 14 year old plug in and sweep.
there's something about having clean floors, which makes me feel that my house is not as cluttered as it is.
my dyson.
it was a love-hate relationship at the first.
i loved it because my mom picked it up on sale and blessed us with it.  i hated it because i was used to my old one.  and truth is, i found it awkward... it took some time to get used to.  i'm not good with change.  but soon.  soon i fell madly in love with this powerhouse. 
and now, i will live happily every after with my yellow dyson.
smile, wink, nod.

April 16, 2012

Yesterday, Sunday... was a humid, rainy, dark day. 
Just the kind of day, you either chose to sleep and nestle in or clean like a mad woman.  You would think with this killer-sciatica nerve... which radiates and tingles to the bottom of my foot... would of given me a good excuse to enjoy the couch!  But, I pressed on... and cleaned like a mad-woman!
I'd embarrass myself if I told you how many garbage bags went out to the trash!  I tossed craft-junk that I never got around to finishing, expired food from the pantry, etc, etc, etc!!! 
It helped cleaning like a mad-woman, since my boys were gone for the day.  My brother-in-law has a rental home, quite near here.. and it caught on fire... burnt down.... and my husband and son went to help gut the thing out. 

Safety tip:  the resident was using an electric sander in the bedroom, then laid it on top of some fabric (towels? blankets?) and it over-heated.  He left to run to the store and came back and the house was on fire. 
Thankfully, everyone was fine!

Have a cheerful Monday!

April 11, 2012

Last night, found me reading and loving the story of Mrs. Robert E. Lee, by John Perry.  Here's a quick link, in case you'd like to read about the book:  click here.
What book are you reading?

other news:
chilly in michigan tulips are blooming made the worst gluten-free crock pot lasagna colored my hair... too dark but should wash out  homeschool lessons have been easy and fun and effective dancing with the stars chickadee's are at the feeder killdeer are running wild in the fields a flat of pansy's waiting on my patio...to be planted
smile, wink, nod

April 07, 2012

Happy Easter Weekend!
see you very soon....
smile, wink, nod.

April 01, 2012

where has nellie bly been all of my life?
i've never learned about her in school. 
 i might of heard her name before, but even that, i'm not too sure about.
so, when i was surfing through netflix... a documentary about her sparked my interest.  the dvd, "around the world in 72 days," arrived in yesterday's mail
 i've come to admire her and her spunky spirit.
if you think about it... one would have to have to be charismatic, have a lot of guts and explosive creativity to work for joseph pulitzer.
if you haven't heard about her... see if you can order the dvd, through netflix or your library. 
 you won't be disappointed.
she's a big part of american history... who should not be overlooked.
smile, wink, nod.