Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bad Blogger, Bad, Bad, Blogger

I know I have been missing in blog action.   Part of the reason is that computer time has been very rare of late.  Seeing as to the fact that I sneak onto my son’s computer since I no longer have one of my own.  The other reason is that the Unbloggable still dominates darn near every aspect of my life.  And since I woke up from the shocked zombie state, dealing with the emotions are still fresh, painful and ever present.  Not a day passes that I don’t think of something that I really want to vent blog about, but either the subject is off limits or the time is non-existent.

Today, however is a good day.  A day where the teeny tiny silver lining of that huge black unbloggable thundercloud seems a bit brighter.  And I also think the Leprechauns brought me a bit of Luck in the form of a wee amount of time this morning to catch you up to speed.

The wee folks visited last night and of course I snapped pictures of what they brought but for some reason my son’s computer is not allowing me to download those pics.  So instead I’ll share some happenings from the last few weeks.


Spring has sprung.  Finally!  We didn’t really have winter, but the days were gray and short.  Now we have evidence that brighter, warmer days are here – Hopefully to stay.


Spring is the visible reminder of Hope.  And I’m all about hanging onto Hope.

‘…sometimes on a sunny day it began even to be pleasant and genial, and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which freshening daily, suggested that Hope traversed them at night and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.’

from Charlotte Bronte’s ‘Jane Eyre’

Guess What?  I found my very own Rabbit Hole.  Can’t fall into it yet.  It is a bit too tiny for my body but as soon as I find my ‘Drink Me’ potion I intend to take my girls on adventure in Wonderland.  Can’t Wait.


The Sun has been shining lately and I love it.  Hope complains that it’s burning her eyeballs and she needs me to buy her some fashionable shades.  We’ll see,  I’m sure her eyes will adjust.


We are also starting a Birthday celebrating spree (four in the next month).


Evo-man started off the birthday run by daring to turn 14.  My mom whipped him together a quilt out of some of his favorite tee-shirts.  I had snuck them out of his room and he couldn’t figure out where they had gone.


He loves it.  Now, not an evening goes by that he doesn’t snuggle under his new blanket on the couch while watching T.V.

Weekends have been long lately and since I don’t have internet access on weekends, I decided to put some old rusty skills to good use.

I made my first afghan in 19 years.  It’s a gift of thanks for some angels that have sheltered our family through this whole storm.  I hope they like it.

And when I’m not busy as all get out, I’m dreaming.   Two dear friends recently gave me a couple of magazines and craft books that are right along my dream path.

And I found the first picture of my dream kitchen.


Straight out of my dreams, farm sink, antique (modernized) working stove,  white and blue.  I’m going to plaster these pictures all over my kitchen.  Someday I’ll make this dream come true.

Job’s Wife knew the girls and I would go ga-ga over this find.

Spring 198

Just in time for today, May Day and Fairy Day.

Spring 199

Yep, spring is my favorite season.  So full of promise and magic.  Here’s a wish… Maybe the longer days will afford me more time to blog.


Suburban Correspondent said...

Sorry - that's my dream kitchen. Mine!

And no link to the afghan pattern? Not fair!

Trena Doll said...

I can never celebrate St. Patrick's Day without thinking of you! Can't wait to see you in May!

Sara said...

I'd like the t-shirt quilt tutorial. ahem. :-)

Lisa Olander said...

So many ideas....I marvel every day at how you manage to do it all. I love you and hope to see you soon. You are the gift from God that shines brightly through the mist.

Natalie said...

So much cute stuff! What to say, what to say...

I love ALL of it- Spring, the Rabbit Hole, Evo-Man's quilt, the crafts...

Hope you had a SUPER Saint Patrick's Day!

Shannon said...

Love it! Love you! Walk in the light, dear one.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Your photos are SO pretty--I would love to make a t-shirt quilt--just was thinking that the other day!
Here's to the rabbit hole and some fun times now that it's spring:)

Arrow said...

We are also enjoying some trees in bloom in Arizona. About a week ago the orange trees blossomed and smell great. I love the T-shirt quilts Mom made for me. I can't believe how quickly she gets them done!