Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

  1. Another busy week at work – had a last minute opportunity to go to the Alabama Gerontological Society Conference and was able to hear [the real] Patch Adams – very interesting… [Not a fan.]
  2. Since I didn’t want to stay overnight that meant driving 2 hours back and forth each day – still, worth it to be home with my sweetie.
  3. Had a special ‘gift’ when a sweet little girl said my name for the first time – ever! It made me happy. [I cried to see the progress she’s making.]
  4. Beautiful weekend weather! Lots of things blooming around our yard this time of year – dogwoods, iris, violets, and azaleas. Love it.
  5. Craig had some time with his mother and fished in a tournament with a new partner on Saturday,
  6. Drew enjoyed a mud hole in his jeep with some friends,
  7. And I went to my regular monthly crop. I made ‘Cowboy Caviar’ and it was quickly eaten [easy- peasy: drain & rinse a can of shoe-peg corn and a can of black-eyed peas, add a can of ro-tel tomatoes to the colander [don’t rinse.] Stir in 1/ 2 chopped green pepper, a few chopped scallions, some garlic and cumin, salt to preference. Serve with fritos scoops. Yum.
  8. It was SO COLD in the room we crop in that I could barley think and only completed 2 pages…
  9. So I left early and picked up some vegetable plants and went to work in my sunny garden for the rest of the afternoon.
  10. I also did a little thrift store shopping and found a couple of summer dresses that look brand new [one Cold Water Creek and the other, JG Hook] for about $5.00 each – can’t beat that.


Viji Siddharth said...

I would love to crop with people sometime...i have never been to a crop...or even cropped at home with friends...right now I am totally overwhelmed with the amount of photos i have to scrap...but i am getting some very good tips from our fiskateer friends! i have to scrap anurag since birth till now!!I am so excited!

Gloria L. said...

Sounds like things are looking up at your house!

craftymom205 said...

The picture of the azalea is beautiful. Love the rabbit in your garden. So cute.

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Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Sounds like you have some great thrift stores to shop in. We really only have a couple here locally, so they are picked over pretty quickly after things go out. My mom is good at going on a regular basis to find new items. I guess I just don't have the patience for it.

I have only been to a couple of crops, and I never complete a thing. I am too busy socializing and seeing what everyone else is doing to concentrate on my own project. As much as I love that, if I really want to accomplish something, I am better off at home by myself. That is why I really like the on-line crops with the Fiskateers.