Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday Snapshots

Breakfast at the home cafe . . .
head cook
whipping up the pancake batter
1/4 cup = perfect circles
ready to flip
flip 'em over
ready to eat
yummy in the tummy

Grandkids are coming over to spend the day!
Hope your Saturday is looking good!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Show & Tell

A few weeks ago Hubby & I cleaned & organized the attic.
I found a forgotten treasure from my past.
I had totally forgotten about this sweatshirt.
It shows the building where I attended high school.
Cushing High School
Cushing, Oklahoma

I bought this souvenir brick back in the 80s.
What a beautiful building!
Wonderful memories were made here.
So sad it was demolished.
Only an empty lot now.

I also found a tub filled with newspaper clippings, programs,
 & other remnants from those years.
I'll be sorting through those memories soon.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rabbits Are Multiplying

The rabbit population is exploding around our house!
Two more cuties showed up on the dining room table.
More bunnies will be appearing soon . . .

I'm linking with . . .

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Tisket A Tasket

Bunnies & rabbits are hanging out in baskets . . .
Who's this?
He's not a rabbit, but he wanted to play with his friends.
They're all waiting for grandkids to visit & have some fun.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Easter Friends

Two & 1/2 decades ago I sold & collected Lizzie High Dolls.
They're fun little wooden dolls.
Here's the link to Lizzie High Dolls site.

Say hello to my Lizzie High Easter friends . . .
They have gathered on the mantel anxiously waiting to 
celebrate Easter.
 They're so excited about the Easter egg hunt in the park
And what could be more fun than the Easter parade on
Easter morning before they go to church?
They want to be the first ones to wish you a Happy Easter!

Linking with . . .
Wow Us Wednesday
Share Your Creations Party
Feathered Nest Friday

Monday, March 26, 2012

Last Monday

I can't believe today is the last Monday of March!
This month has whizzed by!

I'm just getting started with Easter bling decorating.
Here's a little sneak peak . . . 
the entry table
I put these little blocks here so the grandkids could play with them.

Speaking of grandkids . . . 
they came over to play yesterday evening.
Ethan loves playing with his new skateboard man that 
his Mommy bought at a garage sale for 25 cents.

While Papaw & Ethan went to the park with the wagon,
Emma & I played together in the kitchen.
Who needs toys when you can play with plastic bowls?

Keep checking back to see more Easter bling . . .

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Weekly Words To Live By #93

A soft answer turns away wrath,
 but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 15:1

Wishing you a day filled with kindness . . .

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Shopping Snapshots

I love shopping at Target!
Target is within walking distance from our house, 
but we'd never take that risk because there is no sidewalk.  
I miss the good old days growing up in my hometown and walking to shop downtown.
Plenty of sidewalks, but that's another story for another day.

I snapped a few picture of some 'eye candy' that wasn't on my list.
cool flavored straws for sipping milk
cute Easter decor
the garden section
Give me a couple hundred dollars &
I could could do some serious shopping!
pretty pink chair
If I had an extra $80.00 I would buy this for Emma!

It's an absolutely gorgeous day here in Northeastern Oklahoma!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Hello Sunshine

The sun is finally shining!
We received almost 6 inches of rain this week.
It is so nice to see & feel the warm sun.

Here are a few sunny pictures taken this afternoon.

 I enjoyed a day off from my spring cleaning in the office yesterday.
The grandkids & their cousin came over to play.
Today I'm back to sorting, purging & organizing.

Hope you're having a great day!
Here comes the weekend . . . enjoy!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I'm Impressed

My new Pioneer Woman cookbook arrived on Monday.

This sticker on the title page is a nice touch.

I have not read all the pages yet, but I'm impressed & ready to try some new recipes.
Being the "carbaholic" that I am, I was drawn to this recipe . . .
Buttered Rosemary Rolls
They're made with frozen dinner rolls.
Can't wait to try this & many more recipes!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Cleaning In The Office

Today is day 6 of spring cleaning in our home office.
Purging drawers, closet & files.
These pictures were taken this morning.
After you see them you'll probably think I haven't been working very hard.
Trust me, I have been working!
Sorted sacks & stacks.
Sacks for the trash & shredding company.
The desk drawers are completely finished.
The filing cabinet is almost purged.
When I was going through my teacher file I found my 1st 
teacher's contract from 1974-75 school year.
$6.700, $558.33 a month.
The office closet is almost finished.

Little by little this massive spring cleaning project is moving along nicely.
Maybe I'll be finished by Easter! 
Fingers crossed . . . 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Rain, Rain & More Rain

The rain started yesterday morning & has not stopped.
We desperately need rain, but not all at once.

 Not long after the rain started it seemed as if the trees leafed out instantly.
I love hearing the rain on the roof & the sound of the gutters.

In the mean time, my spring cleaning continues.
Today marks the 5th day of purging & organizing the upstairs office.
Come back tomorrow to see the progress.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Grey Matter Exercise

"Use it or lose it."
I'm sure you've heard that expression.
Hubby & I enjoy watching Wheel of Fortune.
I call it exercise for the brain.

My son helped me download a fun game on my iPhone.
I've been having a lot of fun playing this game with one of my former students.
Christina & her husband, David, were both students of mine in the 70s.
This is their Christmas card picture.
They have the cutest son, Davey.  What a smart 4 year old!  
I enjoy reading her blog, Cpeezers at Home & being friends on Facebook.
She has been challenging my grey matter to daily exercise on Word With Friends.
I'm learning a whole new vocabulary.
Thanks, Christina!  

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Weekly Words To Live By #92

beautiful promises 
Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for and hope for and expect the Lord!
 Psalm 31: 24

Wishing you a day filled with courage & hope . . .