Saturday, April 30, 2011


Thank you so much for all the get well soon messages. You are all special friends (and I wish those that are lurking would find the courage to leave comments. I would love to hear from you; honest). My pneumonia is ''almost'' gone. Antibiotics were done yesterday and I still need the puffer for another week. Most important, my mom is doing very well also. Who knew how serious (life treatening) low sodium could be.

Here are a few snipets from around our home :

Table next to my rocking chair.

This year's pussywillow pick.

Beautiful sunshine we got to enjoy today.

Elemental dishes - fire, air, water (times two) and earth, one green and one brown, finally displayed in their new(old) armoire. Estimated to be around 120 years old.

Fresh morning eggs waiting to be washed and stored. Sherrie, this is my egg holder that I've mentioned earlier this week.

Baywindow with some of my favorite things. See that fishing basket ? given to me by my brother when they moved last Fall. It was handmade by a dear friend of my father's who passed away last year. The giant hornets nest I found years ago. Can you tell my favorite color is blue ? Heart-shapped stained glass in the window - bought at a yardsale a couple of years ago for 25 cents. The little woodland fairy hanging in the window - a special 50th birthday gift from my dear niece. Our home is a simple, fonctionnal farmhouse with some antiques (wish I had more). I don't like an arts and craft home. All the rafia, heart-shaped everything, plaid, forest green and burgendy. So yes, I don't really like that wallpaper, needs to go. But you see, neither Dave nor I really like the tedious task of removing wallpaper. This home was ''papared'' wall to wall, upstairs and downstairs and over the years we've taken it all down except for this tiny corner and the den (which we are afraid to remove because we know underneath it's old, very old, plaster that will come falling down with the paper). Oh, and I don't go for border paper either. I love clean painted walls.

Did a lot of yard work today. Should have a post for you tomorrow.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

I'm back but not 100% yet

I'm back, not 100% flu-free though... had to go back to the doctor yesterday morning. Had the beginnings of pneumonia so I have new meds, drinking a lot of herbal teas and resting as much as possible. For the first time in two weeks, I slept through the night last night without one single coughing fit (meds are already working). I can't even start to figure out the last time I had the flu... it's been years.

Walked around the gardens this afternoon while Dave was cleaning around ...

Kale is keeping strong.

Garlic is growing well.

Dave's newly painted tractor wagon.

Our son and his friend went in the annual two-day canoe trip Friday and Saturday. They enjoyed two pleasant sunny days; although the second day the wind was against them.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Back soon....

Battling this three week old monster of the flu and a hospitalized elderly mother has me running behind on everything. Hope to talk to you all soon. Take care.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Cold 911

Sorry I've been a stranger here for a week but I've been sick... yes, sick with the cold that's going around. It's not a good one to get; believe me. I was soooooo proud of myself for not getting a cold all winter (with all the precautions I was taking) than BOOM it started with a sinus infection, went into my ears, down into my throat and all settled in my chest where I've been coughing my lungs out (so to speek). Looks like I might be able to drag myself to work tomorrow. I've been drinking a lot of Cold 911 tea from David's Tea.

Oh, and the Spring Peepers are out !!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cleaning the grounds

The wet snow we got Friday and early Saturday melted as soon as it hit the ground and that's a good thing ! Today was the perfect day to empty the compost bin for that nice black earth, go through the in-ground vegetable garden with the thiller, creating a new spot for the pumpkin patch (with the help of the girls of course), hoping that old faithful Mr. Thiller will serve us good for just one more season and knowing that the way we are living here suits our lifestyle perfectly and appreciating each and every day we are given here on this beautiful earth.

Something not related to gardening but still nice... since starting this blog 4 years ago I have been inspired by so many like-minded bloggers, found delicious recipes, knitting and sewing patterns, organic gardening tips, homemade cleaners and beauty products and most of these are found through links that my favorite bloggers share. I think ''if I like it, someone out there might want to know about it too'' so here goes a list of a few of the things I'm loving these days :

I love poka dots and I adore folk art, so owning one of these would be a joy just in time for Easter.

This cake pan will be in my cupboard at one point this year. Finding this pan is perfect timing seeing this year I am studying bee keeping.

Something on my bucket list for a while is making a quilt. Can't wait to see this in my mailbox later this week.

This could possibly be my next etsy purchase. Years ago, when I was a wee little girl, my grand parents had one of these and I loved it.

Wishing everyone a good start of the week tomorrow and let's hope we'll be hearing those Spring peepers soon.