Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Posting From Nashville

Yes, you read that correctly; Boyfriend and i are in Nashville, Tennessee today.  We drove here on Monday (4/15), and when i say we, i mean ME!  =-)

I'm glad that i'm able to drive because it helps him out a lot. 
He works on e-mails, phone calls, maps and other work-related "stuff" while i drive, so he doesn't "waste" his entire day.
Yes, entire day.  It took us just over 7 hours to get here.
We stop for bathroom breaks, lunch and what-not, so that's about how long it takes us.  For someone else, it would probably take less time.

...and for our oldest daughter, who has to pee *all* *the* *time* (like, every  15 minutes), it would most likely take much longer!  lol  =-)

We'll start heading back some time today, with a scheduled stop tonight in a hotel in either Knoxville TN or Asheville NC, and get back home on Thursday.
My Lovely Assistant will be SOOO happy when i get back!  'Cause i'll "save" her from the kennel!  (She hates it there!)

This is how my morning went for awhile:

Boyfriend working in our hotel room
while i watch "The Doctors"

But i spent time by myself, and *for* myself.
I sat around alllll day yesterday, watching the news (HORRIBLE news about the Boston Marathon!),
reading others' blog posts,
reading newspapers (yes they *still* *exist*!),
doing a little web-surfing,
watching a couple of talk shows,
and just generally lounging.
I had a leisurely day, doing "not much at all", and wishing Boyfriend could do the same...

Today, i've already worked on a project i've been working on (and avoiding) for quite a while longer than i'd like to admit.

I have a blue jean jacket...
Just over a year ago, Boyfriend helped me come up with an idea to embroider something on the back of this jacket.

Guess what?!?!
I *just* this morning finished the beading on the jacket!!!

And *that* feels Really Really Good.   =-)

I'm not ready to show you the entire jacket because i'm not *really* done with this project...  I still "need" to put a lining on the inside, over the embroidery.
'Cause it's messy.
Really messy.
And that would bother me if "everyone" could see the inside mess.
So i'm gonna wait 'til i get home and find the "right" fabric to line the inside (back) with.  (I'm thinking of sewing it in by hand... with Red thread!)   =-)

Then i'll want to wait 'til a bright, sunshine-y day to take pictures of it.
Then i'll show you the jacket!   =-)

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I hope you're having a Beautiful Day!
And remember, your day begins with YOU!  See if you can give yourself a Reason to Smile.


Saturday, April 13, 2013


So, after much back-and-forth, Spring has finally arrived here in my part of the World!
Yay!   =-)
It seemed like it took it *forever* to decide if it was gonna come around, but 
So i've been taking a  few pictures here and there with my camera:

Jane Magnolia
Also known as a Tulip Tree around here

'Jane' again

 Jane last week...

 And Jane this week!

 'Jane' buds -n- blooms

 See Jane.
See Jane blossom.
(Showing my age a bit, huh.)   =-)

I hope you're able to go outside some and see the Glory that surrounds you!
And Smile!
Have a beautiful week!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

February 16th

It snowed here on February 16th, 2013.  I went out and took pictures with my phone, and it took me until a couple of days ago to *finally* figure out *how* to get them onto my computer!!!
Lame, i know.
But whatever.  I finally figured it out!   =-)  (And all by myself, too!)  (Go me!)

So when i drove out of my garage this morning and had tiny pieces of SLEET(!) pelting my windshield, i: 
1) freaked out! and
2) remembered that i *still* haven't posted about the "late snow" we had.

I'm over here rolling my eyes, people!  

February 16th = late snow {as to} 
April 4th sleet = wtf?????!!!

I can't even begin to bring up words to tell you how surprised i was when those tiny pieces of ice were falling from the sky this morning!

I'm just gonna post the pics of the "late snow" while i contemplate words like  "snow" and "ice" and "seasons"...

I love how it  "highlighted" the stones.

The poor daffodils were already blooming!
(That's why i thought it was a "late snow".)

It snowed pretty hard (for here) for a short while, 
but didn't really stick on the roads, thankfully.

I love how this tree was gently covered in snow. 

The poor daffodil! 

"Oh, the weight of it all!"

I wish i had a couple of pictures from today...
The Bradford Pear trees are blooming and getting dainty green leaves, and yet!  Yet, we had sleet this morning.

I *do* have a picture of my "Jane Magnolia", though.  
We call it a Tulip Tree here in North Carolina.
Whatever you call it, 
I Love It!!!

My "new" Tulip Tree,
and my new front porch too!
(Yes, i still need to make a post about my front yard,
but the guy isn't *technically* finished yet!)

Close-up of a flower on the
Jane Magnolia:
(It's really not the best picture...  Sorry.)

I should go take some pictures of it today, 'cause "she's" blooming even more now!  But i really really need to get some housework done.  
Besides, the sun is *not* out.  It's raining/sleeting *still*!  (Off and on.)
Maybe tomorrow...
And maybe i'll update you on "her" next week!   =-)

I hope you have an AWESOME week!!!

p.s.  My sister's coming to visit!!!
I can hardly wait!
I haven't seen her in a *while*,
and it's been *for*ever* since she's been to my house!
I'm gonna *try* to get her to a gentle Yoga class... or TWO!   =-)
She really needs it...