Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Oh shit... I'm 'it'

Ok, so I was tagged a couple of weeks ago by my pal La-dee-fricken-da to share 7 random facts/habits about myself (gee, thanks La -lol!).
This was a great exercise of proving just how boring I am -lol! Extra points to anyone who doesn't fall asleep before #7 ;)

1. I love animals -just about anything but spideys and snakes. Elephants are prolly my favorite.
2. I'm fascinated with forensic science -I want to be Kay Scarpetta -lol!
3. Gardening is one of my favorite pastimes. I gravitate towards plants that are scented (I love Lavender and Pineapple Sage) and I like to plant things that will attract birds and butterflies to my yard -which happens to have several bird feeders stationed around it -I'm getting good at identifying the birds that visit.
4. I enjoy scrapbooking but somewhere along the line I became more obsessed with shopping for supplies than actually using them. Lets just say I could be driving a luxury car, were it not for my scrap fetish -lol.
5. I have a giant sweet tooth -love me all kinds of candy but I only chew sugarless gum.
6. Heights scare the bejeebers out of me.
7. I'm a dictionary geek. I love to flip thru the dictionary and learn new words and what they mean.

Monday, April 9, 2007

alive and kicking...

Thought I'd better update here before my picture shows up on the side of a milk carton -lol! Things are good... it's been a busy month.

We had a great Easter. Colored eggs, chocolate bunnies, gorgeous weather and lots of kidlets running amok ...good times!

Last week we had a visit from my niece and her hubby. They're newlyweds and this was the first time we had met the groom. Turns out he's a pretty nice guy and he held up pretty well while we razzed him a little and grilled him about his life history... we think we'll let her keep him -lol! It was lots of fun having them here.

The weather has been pretty nice so I've been doing a little bit of light gardening. Mostly just the window boxes and the containers on the front porch and out on the patio. I love having the yard full of flowers... now if I can just remember to water them. :D Jack and the kids have been busy getting the big garden ready to plant, hauling in manure (as if there wasn't plenty of THAT around here already! -lol!) and loads of top soil. It's looking pretty impressive so far... Matt and Kendall can hardly wait to go buy seeds and plants.

Other than the regular kid stuff, and dr. appointments, I think that's pretty much the gist of what's been going on in our neck of the woods. Having to slow down was a total pain (literally -lol!) at first but in reality it's been a good thing. I've finally caught up with things around here and I'm even starting to feel (a little bit) creative again -nothing major but definitely some sparks. I just need to remember to take baby steps and not get overwhelmed because that's when I make myself crazy... and not in a good way ;)

If you've made it this far, thanks for checking in :) With any kind of luck I'll do better at keeping this updated... don't hold your breath though ;)