Saturday, March 28, 2009

Everything's coming up ROSES ....

Come on now, sing with me ~~~ Ethel Mermon style ..... Everything's comin' up roses!! I used to love to sing that song ... and look at these gorgeous roses. Darlin' D surprised me with them. Well, you all know that I literally
wore a printer out, so I had to get a new one ~~ I decided on the Epson Artisan 800 and one of the many options it does is 'makes stationery from any photo!' Yes, I know I couldn't believe it myself. Well, I have putszed for 6 days have gone through 2 ink cartridges, this is NOT good for my budget ... but one has to experiment and test out all the options of a new printer! WOW!!! come on over and check it out ...everyone needs a playdate!!
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E L I T E 8 .... March Madness

M I Z Z O U!! Missouri does it .... beats Memphis ~~~> onto the Elite 8. If you don't watch college basketball, now is the time to start. The entire tournament is fun ... underdogs WIN ... that's why they play the game!! And today Missouri plays UCONN. Well, it's indoor tailgating for my family, so I must go and get the edibles ready!! have a great weekend!! end o' another Spring Break!! xoxo, m

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Suessisms ..... got any?!!!


Dr. Suess ..... some people love it and some don't. I happen to love love love this quote. Do you have any Suessisms? let me know! have a great day. m
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

ta-da ..... pkg. to S. Africa

a couple of days ago I posted about a pkg. I was mailing to Lady Brand, S. Africa. I refused to worry about it .. and TODAY, ta-da I received a call from Brenda that they got it!!! Undamaged, nothing stolen ............ YIPPEEEE!!! and they were all blessed!!! goes to show you ... trust and obey!!! xoxo, m

Monday, March 23, 2009

50's vintage

such vintage advice! can you believe it?!! oh how cute! and funny too!!!!
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Saturday, March 21, 2009

some more bDay thoughts!

doug was intrigued by this candle! remember when we all used to burn candles like this? We were enjoying our meal when we heard bagpipes. This local bagpipe band came into the restuarant and played ... I love the sound of bagpipes!! then we headed off to the cheesecake factory for dessert. Carrot cake for me of course ... I truly enjoy a good carrot cake.
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Barbacoa's in Boise ID

What a great restuarant! green beer, green martini's ... St. Patty's Day O'course! and steaks served on hot rocks. This fascinated me because I have only read about it ... it was still cooking on the rock. Hot Rocks!!! doug and I had an awesome time ....
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Thursday, March 19, 2009

toooooooo tooo busy!!

so sorry dear friends!! I have been very busy with work .... high school this week! and by the time I get home ~ I'm exhausted! I'll post St. Patty's Day photos next week. have a great weekend .... and I'm off for Spring Break!!! yea!!! xoxox, m

Monday, March 16, 2009

some thoughts !!!


another birthday! yep!! here's my thoughts ....... LEARN from yesterday, LIVE for today, and HOPE for tomorrow. have a great day .... love, m
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Friday, March 13, 2009

cameras .... so many of them!


a zoom lens! I do enjoy mine!! and cameras too ... there are so many types, sizes, brands ... and they can do sooo sooooooo much! do you have a favO'rite? let me know and have a great friday! m
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Thursday, March 12, 2009

pkg. sent .... to South AFRICA

I am NOT a worrier ... nope not me! today I sent my dear friend a package to Lady Brand, South AFRICA. the post office would NOT allow me to insure it ... hhhmmm, made me suspicious ~ of which I am not either! Oh how I want this package to get there QUICKLY & SAFELY. Is that me being silly or what?!!! have a great Thursday. Are any of you eating weirdly and/or bizarrely? I have been lately! ugggh!! I gotta stop and regroup, refocus ... do what I know what to do!! talk soon. xoxox, m
I've decided to post a "Dear God ..... " every FRIDAY. and I'll begin tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

happy birthday to my dad!!

Dear Dad: I so wanted to find baby photos of you ... and I know I have them somewhere. I did find these photos of your visit to Idaho! Happy Birthday. Hope your day is grand. Much love to you ... I love you dearly!!! xoxo, m
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Friday, March 6, 2009

Spring SNOW brings ..... ?

yep, this is what we woke up to! last week we had a 70 degrees day and I began planning my planting, considering what I needed for the garden etc. And today, Friday .... Spring SNOW brings confused (Spring) birds ~ robins. Look at them! they are confused .... looking for warmth, food and a place to sing! When the boys were little, we had a tradition to begin considering spring. All of us had to be together as a family (often this was the point!) and we all had to see at least one (just one I tell you!) Spring bird .. the glorious Robin. My great grandmother, Bertha Allen, wrote a wonderful poem about the Easter Robin assisting Christ at the Cross. So, this AM ... I thought about the Robin. have a great weekend. m
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

praying for God's will ....

throughout everything ... Doug and I have been continually praying for God's will to be done. Do we have the answers ... nope! and day after day we pray. well, last night both of us had a difficult time sleeping (possibly because youngest darlin' sonO'ours was out till 1:30AM ~ this is normal in the life of a 20 year old ---- not normal for a 47+ year old mother!) ... anywho, God was getting Doug's attention and mine too. This design is an ORIGINAL created by none other than D. A. Reader, my beloved. The globe represents worldwide, the triangle represents how we should be living our lives ~ triangular with God as the headship and both of us on either side, the GG represents glorifying God. wow ... how's that for a sermon!!! It rocked my boat!!! so, we still ask God for His ways, and will to be in our lives. love, m
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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

hail & hot .. all in one day

today ... it hailed (and a lot!) with thunder and sideways rain. Then it warmed up .. okay not hot but it was hotter than it's been in a very long looooong time. 58 degrees I believe. and it's only 3:30 in the afternoon. Well, you know you've lived in a location long enough when your driver's license expires! yep, it happened to me. Come to think of it, it will happen to darlin sons O' mine too. I can't believe that ryan will be 23 years old on sunday! I do have a Q for all of U .. where can I buy vanilla chai tea (a request from Lesotho, SA) and a dark chocolate bar with nuts & berries? what would that be called? HELP!!!! xoxo, m