Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday...rain...and rambling...


Beautiful favorites on Flickr...go here for photo credits...
It's Monday...I've got the news on in the background...I'm so sad for Japan...I watched a horrifying video this morning...sad and horrifying aren't big enough words. There are no words...only prayers.

I'll be sticking around the house today...laundry...tidying...figure out some dinner...maybe a menu for the week...it's always so helpful, why don't I always do it?

I'm getting my hair cut this afternoon...nothing big in the back but I'm going to brave some bangs after years of not having them. (Mom...are you reading?) From what the young ladies in my life tell me...a "sexy side sweep" is the way to go... ;) Thank goodness I know people who know what to do in the beauty department...it is so not my forte! My favorite beauty product is a hair elastic!

The weekend was bipolar...beautiful and sunny on Saturday...rainy and gray on Sunday. I took advantage of the good weather on Saturday...Ian helped me clean out the chicken coop and the garden. The poor garden...crusty tomato plants were still tangled in the cages...shriveled cucumber tendrils were still clinging tightly to their supports. It was way overdue...  Ian did such a good job tilling the soil and leveling things out a bit...we even planted some Sugar Snap peas and Mammoth sunflowers! The rain is giving them a good watering. And you gotta love having chickens...everything I cleaned OUT of the coop went INTO the compost heap. We also added some dried leaves, sawdust and fresh grass clippings (thanks Seth!). Sunday we went to church...came home and had a nice lunch...then spent the day working on a jigsaw puzzle. Chris took a nap and the boys treated me to Coldstone...yes, on a rainy day. We had a late dinner...because dinner is always late during daylight savings time (I do NOT like DST...not one bit...I'm out of sorts until it "falls back" again...) Dinner was bean burritos with chicken, rice and cheese. Much of that was from leftovers....that was nice.

Anyway...it's getting late...I better get moving...

How was your weekend?

6 comments:

denise said...

I saw this on flickr - I love the house in the first row. Our weekend was just RAIN. Send sun soon.

teekaroo said...

I never get used to DST either. I'm always running late. I need to work on my meal plan for the week too.

Beegirl said...

Wishing you a lovely week. Spring is trying here.. but tons of rain and some snow again last week. Muck up to the ankles!!

Bookworm said...

I can't wait to get gardening here (western burbs of Chicago). I planted mammoth sunflowers last year and they were fun until the birds beat me to the seeds!

Thanks for this work you do. I love reading and connecting with what you write about.

Cheers!

Thomas said...

I LOVE the collage. It would look fantastic framed on a wall.

I've been fixated on the news myself. Such tragedy.

Mrs. Doug said...

Oh, I share your thoughts on the tragedy in Japan. It seems like it will never end. Those poor people. So many have died. It's hard for me to wrap my head around the suffering that they must have right now.

I have visited your blog several times and have it on my list of favorites, but not sure if I have ever commented.

Your last couple of posts have been inspiring, especially about creativity. I think we are "kindred spirits" when it comes to crafts. I just love trying all sorts of things at least once. It would be fun to come up with some truely original idea, but not sure I'm THAT creative.

My favorite craft is counted cross stitch and I have made a few of my own patterns. These are usually based on some pattern that I've seen somewhere though.

Hope the sun shines for you today. We had a beautiful spring day yesterday and the snow IS melting. Yea!