Sunday, April 29, 2007

Strawberries & A Rose

I got this rose on Friday, put it in a vintage milk glass vase, and plunked it down on the dining room table. Yes, I plunked it! I'm not very good at arranging groupings of items together so I tend to just stick things wherever.
As I was picking up the house today I was passing the dining room table, looked over, and thought what a cool picture the rose and my strawberry pitcher and basket would make. So I snapped it -- using as much natural light as I had and no flash (I've been reading how to take better digital pictures on the internet) -- and this is how it turned out.

The red just does something to cheer me up. It makes me feel happy. And the strawberries remind me that June will be here soon and it will be time to pick berries.

I love the vintage 50's tablecloth too. I bought this from my dear friend Patricia at our Spring sale. I was going to use it for a pillow or purse but the cloth kept begging to be put on my dining room table.

Happy, happy colors for a beautiful Pacific NW day!

Friday, April 27, 2007

It's The Weekend - Yeah!

Thank God It's Friday! Although Friday's are soooo slow at work. In the afternoon it gets really quiet, not much work, and the day just drags on. In fact, it's dragging on so long that I'm finding time to post on my blog. I still have an hour and a half to go until it's 5. But I am grateful for my job, the money, and my health insurance (which starts on May 1st). It could be much worse with a totally horrible boss and stressful work situation. I'll take slow, thank you.

Had big gardening plans for this weekend but my right knee is giving out. So I'm hoping that I can supervise someone else and watch them garden -- probably not. Oh well, the weeds will be there next week only bigger.

I am definitely making more lotion bars and at least one batch of soap this weekend. I have this wonderful fragrance called Bluebonnet that I'm dying to soap. And I got new 2 oz spray bottles to make a sampler packs of 3 linen sprays/spritzer scents. Thought that would be a fun thing to offer in my Etsy shop.

More later!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Thursday Night TV

My friend Jenny posted a comment on my ramblings about American Idol and Dancin'. She said that she has a hard time getting anything done on Thursdays because of Grey's Anatomy! Well that reminded me that Thursday night is Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy, and October Road! Now I have another night where I won't be getting anything done.

I definitely need to get a DVR -- I'm turning into a couch potato!

My youngest daughter, Stephanie, has her first "alone" babysitting job tonight. Last year when she would babysit I had her do it at home so I could supervise. She's 13 so figure she's old enough now. She'll have a regular Thursday night job plus will be getting one or two days a week during the summer. I think it's time we sat down and did a budget for her too so she can save to help with her school clothes next Fall.

Since Steph was gone I went to Costco after work and had a hot dog & coke for dinner. As I was walking up and down the aisles I kept finding things that were so cool. Costco now carries quite a few organic items. I found a whole line of organic spices. Got so excited about that I had to call Missy on my cell phone to tell her about it. Doesn't take much to amuse me!

Better go get the decaf coffee going and get in my comfy chair. The evening's TV lineup starts in 30 minutes!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Totally Addicted To. . . . .

American Idol and Dancing With The Stars!!! Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings I don't get a thing done! And Tuesday is especially bad because they are both on -- one following the other.

Last week I was actually cheering when Sanjaya got voted off American Idol. Of course, I'm sure thousands of other people were too. Now I'm rooting for the one time underdog, Phil Stacey. He has come into his own since singing country music last week. I know he looks strange but he's endearing -- loves his wife, is nuts about his babies, and the guy can sing.

I sat on the phone last night hitting flash and redial to cast as many votes as possible for Phil. My family just shook their heads and went to bed!

Tonight is the AI results show -- can't wait for that. Last night was the Dancin' results show. Heather got voted off which didn't break my heart.

I really do need to get a life!