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Thursday, June 23, 2011

I went to the dollar store and grabbed this cleaner.  Of course it's "Mr. Clean".  This was the Spanish version though, and now I realize I don't know how to use it. I can't read the Spanish instructions. Do you dilute it or use it full strength?   I speak no Spanish at all and I'm pretty sure the title "Limpio" across a strong man's chest would not fly in the US.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Let's Talk About the Weather

We have had the craziest weather (as have other parts of the country)  but since I live here, I will talk about here.  I lost two of my rose bushes, the big sturdy kind that Utah  is usually kind to.  Several of my other rose bushes have parts that died but made it through and  several of my neighbors lost roses too. I replaced two of them with the roses shown above.  I finally have 2 hibiscus coming up, but the third I am worried about.  My little Dr. Seuss tree is not looking good either.  Not only did we have the cold and wet Spring, but it fluctuates in temperature so often that the plants don't know what to do.  Now to top it all off, I just checked my cherry tree.  The birds are the thing I usually worry about, but there are a million teeny black bugs all over the leaves sucking out the life blood.  I hate chemicals but I hate bugs more, so I need to find a spray for those.  Wayne replanted the beans because some just didn't come up, but when he looked through the dirt, there were no bean seeds.  Maybe the birds really did have something to do with those.  It's almost summer and it sure feels like we got cheated out of a Spring.  Time goes too fast anyway, but it really seems like this one is going way too fast and soon I will be harvesting.  That is if anything comes to fruition. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

For the Birds

         I found some of these in the yard yesterday.  I must have a good "food mix" for the birds this year. 

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Soul in Soles

Remember when I did a blog post about the bottom of my shoes? 

I bought a new pair of shoes. When I got them, I didn't look at the soles, but when I was getting ready to wear them, I noticed that this shoe bottom is the best one yet.

Mountains and sunshine and a river below, with a waterfall under the river

and leaf laurels along the edge.  Have you looked at the bottoms of your shoes yet?  I need to research and see if there are people whose only job is to design shoe soles.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

May Days, May Days

I have mentioned before that May is a huge month for us.  We celebrate all month.  Colett's birthday is on the 4th, Amy's on the 9th and Mother's day is always on or very close to Amy's birthday.
This month they were all just a few days apart so we celebrated all three on May 8th, Mother's Day.

Amy was not feeling well that day and didn't want pictures taken , but you have to seize the moment so memories won't be lost. Besides, she never looks bad.

Colett turned 40.  I don't know how that happened since I am still so very young and so is she.

Wayne got me flowers and this nifty lounge chair so that I can sit outside and look over my queendom.
I took several pictures and couldn't figure out why the stripes kept glowing in the photos.  I finally....duh... got it.  They are reflective.  I'm not sure why.  I don't plan to sit in the middle of the road, but at any rate, I love it and have used it several times.  As soon as the weather shapes up, I will use it more.

Amy made this cute 'Holder" for Colett.  It has pockets so you can put it under your cushion or mattress to hold your "whatevers"....Craft Supplies? Remote Controls? Secret Snacks?

Amy got me a cute painted box that contained a lavender plant, hand tool, gloves, and plant markers painted with chalkboard paint so that I can label my plants.

No, this is not a dress that I m wearing.  It's a cute apron that Amy made me for Christmas. Colett gave me this hanging plaque with a mason jar attached that I can use as a candle holder, or flower vase.  I am using it as a vase right now and it's
so fun to look at. 

Flowers from the hubby

Brownies instead of cake for Amy who turned 35.
Emerson always loves to help with the blowing out ceremony.

In two weeks we will party again for Wayne and Wes.