Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Spring Fling Topic

If you had your most perfect dream home with all the land you want and no job(of course!) , what kind of garden would you have? Wow! All the land and the time to tend it. My home would first of all be a log home near a coastal area very close to a lighthouse or it could be the lighthouse I would be most happy either way. A small veggie garden with tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, melons. A little herb garden by my kitchen window with basil, chive and thyme and mint. It would have a rose garden with heirloom roses out the back door and the house would be surrounded flower gardens. Butterfly bushes to attract the hummingbirds and butterflies. And lastly tall trees for shade on the hot summer days. Sigh!

Dream on Mcduff!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Spring FLing Topic of the Week

When did you start drinking coffee? In high school or college- up for all nighters? I started drinking coffee in high school. My parents always drank it everyday so there was the morning ritual- coffee and the paper- sorry to say there were also cigarettes involved too. But that kind of started the taste for it. At the same time, my friends decided it was cool to hang out at a local restaurant( Frisch's) and drink and endless cup of coffee for hours! Remember when they didn't charge for refills! We thought we were the coolest, you know. Coffee was just coffee back then- no big cult following like now. Funny how your taste changes- and your ability to handle all the caffeine too! Back then a drank it for the social thing, wanting to look more mature etc. Now, I stumble to the coffee maker every morning and grind beans in my sleep just to hold that steaming cup of joe under my chin in order to pry my eyes open. Life- ever changing :)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Yarn store and vacation

My DH and I left for a spring break trip south a couple weeks ago with a laundry list of things to accomplish along the way. LIttle did he know that my list included a couple yarn stores. We stopped to visit our DD in Hunstville, Al to see her Wind Ensemble Concert on Friday March 28th. THey were playing in a very special venue with guest artists and special music. I was fabulous. The highlight of the performance was of course Rhapsody in Blue
. The picture is not so good but you get the idea. We snuck off to visit a local yarn shop that is fairly new in Huntsville. It is called Yarn Expressions. I highly recommend a visit if you are in the neighborhood. Friendly owner and knitters are welcome to hang and knit which is thing I always look for in a shop. Check out the pictures of the shop and their online shop too.


I received a wonderful second package from Kat, my Longing for Spring swap partner. Kat lives in NJ and noticed I love lighthouses. She sent me a figurine of the Cape May Light a New Jersey landmark. I have visited this light which makes it even more special. Thanks again Kat for the super packages. I am enjoying everything tremendously.