Love deeply. Laugh. Cry. Talk to God. Be realistic about the to-do list. Stay in touch. Hug. Dream. Smile. Break Bread often with Family. Spend Time with your Girlfriends. Shop til you Drop! Extend Grace. Be Quick to Forgive and Slow to Anger. Walk. Breathe. Sing. Dance. Read. Eat Chocolate. Savor a Good Glass of Wine. Wiggle your Toes. Sleep well. Life is Good!

Friday, April 29, 2011

I finally got the urge to work outside and begin somewhat of a garden.  I know I'm running a little behind.  For the most part I'm doing a back porch garden.  I think I'll tend to it better than I have in years past when everything was out in the side yard.  Time will tell.  My dear husband is gardening north of home at the camp:  corn, tomatoes, and I'm not sure what else he has there along with the abundance of fruit trees.

I planted the below items this containers on the back porch.  Along with a blueberry bush and a variety of lettuces.  My sweet granbaby girl helped water everything and then kissed the blooms on the tomato plant! I'm sure we'll have a bumper crop this year!!

Sweet Banana Peppers for stuffing!!!

Better Boy Tomatoes

Rosemary, of course!

Basil! For Marguerita Pizza!!

I also have an 8' x8' raised bed in the side yard.  I don't know what I'm gonna put out there.  Thinking about squash and zuchini and bell peppers.  We'll see.  Previous plantings haven't done so well cause of the watering situation, so I've gotta figure out a plan cause the sprinkler system doesn't seem to give it a deep enough watering.  We'll see how it goes!!!

Of course, my "crop" area won't look as good as my virtual farm did!  It was, however, fun while it lasted!!  There were no weeds!  That was a good thing!!!

Alabama Tornadoes


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Journal Entry!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Check!  Check! Check!  Check! Check!
All of the above!

This is the stuff dreams nightmares are made of.

I've tried it all!
 Counting Sheep.
Walking the floors.
Redecorating a room in my mind.
Eye Masks.
Not eating two hours before bed.
Boring TV.
Valerian (can you say Nightmares?)
Hot showers.
Crawling in the guest room bed.
Crawling onto the sofa.
Sleeping in the recliner.
Ambien.  Ah! Ambien.

Ambien is the ONLY thing that works. 
But, it's not supposed to be taken every night for a month, is it?

This 'no sleep' thing makes me grumpy.

I don't know what is causing it.  No! Neither does my doctor.
This has been going on for years. 
My All Time record is four days.  Four days without sleep. 
Can you imagine?   Right now it's 3:28 a.m. on Easter Sunday. 
 I wonder what time Christ "arose" that morning. 
Just a rambling thought . . .

Now, my husband is awake too. 
This is a normal hour for him to wake up. 
I'm gonna join him in a cup of coffee. 
 I'll likely be dozing around time to hunt Easter eggs.

Happy Easter Ya'll!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Guess What?!!

Lots of new things happening!  We are in the process of developing a family gallery across the front of my husband's business, Metro Glass.  My artwork (originals, prints and notecards), Jennifer's frames and photography, and hopefully soon, Lindsay's photography, will be on display.  Jennifer and Lindsay are my daughters.  They are both "shutterbugs"! 

We are also carrying Tyler Candles!!  Everyone loves Tylers!  No! These are not candles made by my son-in-love, Tyler!!!  Who knows what else may appear! 

Come by for a visit and pick up an Easter basket gift or Mother's Day, or even a Father's Day gift!  There's something for everyone!!

click above to follow the gallery blog!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Presenting another finished piece to it's new owner!
Of course, Keller Bug had to get in the photo!

I couldn't have said it better !

The 10 Essential Rules for Slowing Down
and Enjoying Life More

1. Do Less.
2. Be Present
3. Disconnect
4. Focus on People
5. Appreciate Nature
6. Eat slower
7. Drive Slower
8. Find Pleasure in Anything
9. Single - task
10. Breathe