Friday, March 30, 2018

A Break With Teacher...

  Angie and I took a day to be together on her spring break . She was ready. We ate lunch at Chili's.
 Angie absolutely loves chips and salsa. I think she would make a meal of this.
  I ordered the lunch special...pick two. I order house salad and something called  Fresh Mex Mix Bowl....For some reason I thought it would be like a taco mix.
 When it came to the table ...it looked like a salad with chicken on top.  I told Angie...now you know I would not order two salads..how crazy would that be? and I am not that crazy.  LOL  Angie ordered salad and soup. The bean soup tasted like mashed pork-n-beans(not good). So Angie and I ate the chicken off that Mex bowl. and some of the crispy bites. Then when I was ready to leave , I stirred the bowl and I'll be darn, there was rice, beans and corn under the salad topping. I wish our waitress had told me what was in this bowl, when she knew I ordered salad. LOL  Oh well we had plenty to eat and I brought home the left over chips.
 We went to Kohl's with 30 % off coupons...love that. Then to Walmart. Actually Angie missed her turn and I said, "would you mind going to Walmart so I can get some Brita Filters?" She said ok. While in Walmart , I got coffees, parmesan cheese, and my filters. Angie bought groceries, tops, vitamins...we laughed about her wrong turn costing her $130.   :):)  It was a wonderful time with my daughter. Now the spring breaks are over around these parts.  But we will be celebrating Easter as a family and that will be great.
  Wishing all of you a blessed Easter. XO

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Jackets On The Beach.....

  Spring break parents , Liz and Matt, wearing their jackets, but happy to be away from work. At St. Pete, Florida.
   Sara (Emma's bestie) and Emma...trying to get into spring break mode. LOL. What are you girls drinking? I told Liz, the girls need to open their eyes at least.  :):)
  They went to Bush Gardens on one day, still not very warm. Who wants to go on spring break to Florida and wear jackets? Not these two.
  Here's my long legged gazelle, Emma,  wearing her jacket and no shoes on the beach.  I see she has her instant camera from last birthday.
  Two young 14 year olds walking in the cold  waters . I loved seeing their long pony tails blowing in the wind.  Emma is the tall one.

 Finally  !!! A sunny warm day. The same two girls in their swimsuits jumping on the beach. at sunset.  I love this shot.  I know they arrived home today.  So hopefully they had many warm days in the sunshine before it was over.
 More gloomy rainy days here....ending this afternoon and coming back tomorrow. Gee I see that March is near the end ...so praying April will be our real spring.  Good Friday is forecasted to be nice , rain on Saturday and maybe drying by Sunday (Easter) Hope so. Have a great Wednesday. XO

Monday, March 26, 2018

Spring Break, Lucky Kids....

  This is my granddaughter Savannah sitting beside her best friend Charity.  They are at the Animi convention. It's for a better understanding of Japanese art and animation. This is things I learned on line. I know that there's an Animi art class where the girls go to school.
  My daughter Karen said the girls were in the pool a lot. That probably made it more like spring break, since it was an indoor event and cloudy outdoors.
 This is my son in law, Jeff. He is a wonderful loving husband and father. I am so thankful for him.
  Here's Karen, my daughter. She text me photos and stories of their time at the convention. Bless her heart, she said getting away was fun , but it's always great to get back home. :)
 Charity is wearing her Fox ears , from her costume. I think she wore them the whole time she was not in the pool.  :):)
 Charity is a fox and Savannah is a bear. They are characters from some kind of story. I wonder if the girls will want to go back next year for the convention, as they are getting older.  I am glad that Karen and Jeff let Savannah enjoy being a young person , because all too soon she will be grown and gone.
 The snow that was predicted for our area , dropped south of here just a few miles. We had no snow!!! Indianapolis got a record 10.inches of snow for one day.  We will be having rains this week. Wishing all a great new week. XO

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Horton's Spring Open House......

   This is what I bought at Horton's yesterday when Ted and I went to town.
 Lavender/lemongrass , a room and linen spray.  This cute notebook , that has lined paper. I can jot down important things ,like making a grocery list, so I can leave it on the table and remember once I am at the grocery. Ha.
  A new garden flag that I really needed.  I like being able to see the direction of the wind when I am looking out our windows.  It's a canning jar filled with flowers. It says Live, Laugh, Love across the top and Be Kind on the print of the jar.  Trimmed in aqua checks.
  I absolutely love paper napkins in so many pretty designs and colors. I just like having them around. I will use one with my cup of coffee , or ice tea. These have red geraniums on them.
  This is a fridge magnet .  I have one or two on my fridge. LOL.
  Bigger napkins. They say...save the bees , with a bee and hive on them.
  Bought this little cloth bag for my granddaughter who is turning 16 soon.  I liked the saying. That's piece of twine(Price tag) on it. These  are all the things  I bought for both days. Going back later this month for flats of flowers.
 Today, my daughter , Angie went to Horton's with me. We really were lucky...it did ice in the wee hours , but was melting when we left for Horton's. Angie liked this crock with fake tulips and a rolling pin , plus a tea towel .
 I like these hands to hold jewelry. Little bouquets of tulips everywhere in the store.
 This was a cute idea ...a clear jar with a doily and lace tied to it at the rim , with a piece of wire as a hanger. Then just put some little flowers in it.
 This was a bunch of wooden plaques with magnets on the back.  About 3x 3 in size.  Sweet sayings.  We had a great time at the store , looking at everything and visiting with many people we knew. That's how it is in a small town.  :):) Sampled some fudge...can't be good all the time. LOL.
  Angie and I shared a chicken wrap sandwich at the Subway, for a quick lunch.  My daughter knows somebody everywhere she goes. She was wishing a young man happy birthday while we were there.  I  think that is from teaching for years.  
  Hope all of you had a great Saturday. Tomorrow is promising to be a much nicer, warmer day. Enjoy. XO.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Sneak Peek At Horton's....


  Mr. Horton made a new checkout counter in a new spot of the store. I love this old rugged corrugated tin and wood look. There's been some changes in the store. I did see that the greenhouse was full of pansies and violas.
  Like this rural vamped chandy.   Looks good with the farm industrial d├ęcor.
  There are three of them over the new checkout.
  I like this sweet gardening corner. Lots of running rabbits on a dowel rod and base.
 Tubs of faux tulips.  Wreaths , watering cans, and stars.  Walking thru the store makes you wants new things for spring.  You know what I am saying ladies. Some times we  something new and fresh to brighten up the porch or gardens.
 This is perfect for a window sill garden.
  I know this old buffet has been used many, many times in the store.
  This shelf is packed full of goodies. It's in the ladies wear section. I always love seeing the old brick wall as a backdrop for displays.
 Plenty of mugs, platters, and canisters. I saw lots of creamer cows.  I want to go back tomorrow to Horton's Spring Open House.  I asked my daughters to go , waiting to hear from them.  I will post more photos and what I bought , maybe tomorrow.
  Sunshine today and very cold. We may get some ice tonight or Saturday. Hope not...too risky for losing power.  Enjoy your weekend. XO

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Thank You Carol.....

 I won a give away, that Carol of  "Buttercup Counts her Blessings" had upon her return home. This is a wonderful  gift. Carol had gone to Australia from NYC where she lives.
  This cute tea towel of 100 % cotton. Embroidered with a koala bear.  Too cute to use.(smile)
 Carol also included this post card of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
 Plus a magnet with a copy of indigenous art  by Julieanne Turner.
 So I wanted to share this sweet gift with all of you. Thank you Carol. Oh by the way, go visit Carol's blog . She will take you on walking trips throughout NYC.  I always love to see the stores, shops, museums, and parks of NYC.  This sweet lady never sits still long. :)
 Have to show this sunset from Sunday evening on our way home from town.  It's the Midwest, always power/telephone  poles in the pictures. LOL.
  We had flurries yesterday mixed with sunshine at times. :) Today is sunny and cold. I know, I know, I should never complain after what everyone in the east is going thru.  Forgive me. I wish you all some sunny days and relief from this bitter March. XO

Friday, March 9, 2018

Lunch With Family....

  Granddaughter Lynzie brought Luke and Max, to her mom's to have lunch with us.
  I get to cuddle them over the back of the sofa. They are becoming quite the handful.
 Lynzie takes their shirts off, so they eat in their t-shirts with bibs.. LOL.  Luke looks happy to be in his chair.
 Liz enjoying Luke before nap time.
  Max entertained us with his rendition of Jerry Lee Lewis after lunch.
 Then Luke and Max played a duet.  Which drove the men outdoors.  LOL
 Emma came home from school later. She wanted me to hold her snake for a picture. It's a ball python, only a baby.  I told her it would make a lovely belt. She laughed and said, "Oh nana stop."  It has the most amazing glass cage. Very sturdy. Hope it only gets big enough to be a belt.
  Liz made the nicest lasagna for lunch and Ted's favorite dessert, banana pudding.  Brock got to come join us for lunch, but not his Emily and Layla, for Layla was sick.
  Liz put things away and I washed everything down. Then we played with the boys and got them to nap while Lynzie got to go to the salon. I know I do not need to tell all of you that I slept like a baby last night. Wow, handling children that young for this old girl was exhausting. :):)
  Wishing all a safe happy weekend. Enjoy your life. XO