Thursday, April 22, 2010

No Worries!

I can't believe it's been over a week since I did a 'real' post!  This past week or so has been very busy - in a good way - and I just haven't had time to sit down and write!  But I guess now is the time!

Let's see, where to start!  Well, my friend and I went 'nursery hopping' last Thursday and I got a flat of mostly herbs, but with 3 foxgloves thrown in - love those foxgloves!  Then we found a place that sells supplies to nurseries and growers, and I bought two brand new, un-used bushel baskets that I am going to line with plastic and use as pots for tomatoes and annuals.

Then on Friday my aunt (daddy's younger sister) and I went to a local monthly antique market and shopped around a bit, but mostly just visited with each other.  Then I went to a few yard sales, an RV supply place to get a new portable gray water holding tank (yeah, fun, I know!) for our camper.  Then I bought a few groceries and came home.

Saturday I baked cookies for the freezer.   They are quick desserts for picnics and camping trips.  And I tried to recreate the lime jalapeno mayo from Cinco, and we had 'recreated' fried chicken tacos for dinner.  They were good.  Not as good as the ones at Cinco, but definitely edible.

On Sunday we took a picnic up into the mountains - pics and more on that coming soon.

Hmmmm, Monday I worked out in the yard a bit - moving some unhappy plants, dividing others and doing a bit of cleaning up.

Tuesday morning I got started cleaning out my dresser drawers - a task that should have been done long, long ago!  I had 4 of 6 drawers cleaned out when my aunt (daddy's middle sister) called and she was on her way from their FL home to their VA home for the spring.  She is the one that I asked for prayer for a few months ago.  She is doing great now, so thank you!  Anyway, she suggested we meet for a visit at a large antique store in Alpharetta, so we spent a couple of hours visiting and enjoying all the goodies.  I had not seen her since the day of Daddy's funeral, so it was good to see her!  After I left her, it was almost 5pm and traffic was horrible, so I made my way to Walmart and stocked up on a few things we needed while traffic settled down.

Left to right:  My dad's youngest sister, Ann; My great aunt (Daddy's mother's sister) Fay; Daddy's middle sister, Linda; across the table is my Mom, Daddy (he had just had cataract surgery but didn't have his new glasses yet, he looks so funny without glasses!)

Yesterday was all about 2 things!  Doing laundry and refilling the drawers I had emptied the day before.  Now that I have gotten rid of tons of old socks and undies, etc. that were past their prime, I have put my good ones in there and can find them now - wow!  What a concept!

Today I'm washing the dog's beds and working in my pitifully neglected office/studio.  It seems that everything in the house that is 'loose' ends up in there and then it gets so messy I can't do anything.  So today I will be purging and putting away and organizing a bit.

So you see, I have been busy - a GOOD busy!  And while I do apologize for not posting in a while, I must admit that it has been wonderful to be up off my rear, doing something productive instead of sitting in my chair at this computer, in the funk I have been in so long!  All this, both getting out and about with special folks, AND getting back into working in my home, is healing and helping me get back to living.  So it's all good!

Hope you are doing well!  Blessings, Becky

PS - a special huge Happy Birthday Wish to my cousin Suzie!  She and her sister, Lisa have had their hands full these last few weeks taking care of their mom, Patsy, who has been very ill!  Patsy is now in rehab, getting ready to go home soon.  Thank you for your prayers on their behalf, too!  Happy Birthday Suzie!

PPS - someone else has a birthday tomorrow (4/23) do you know who it is?????? hmmmmmmm???? 


K-Sue said...

BD it you? Hubby? Inquiring minds want to know!

I need badly to do a big closet/drawer clean-out. Glad yours is going along nicely.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

OK, can you tell me why my foxgloves keep dying? Or maybe the ones I have are Lupine? I can't remember now. I think I've killed some of both. Oh wait, it's all coming back to me now...I killed ALL of my foxglove and 2 of my 3 Lupines did not come back this year. It's all the more perplexing since 1 did come back. Do tell, if you've got tips. ;)

ps- Thanks for the comment sweetness this week.


ps- My word verification is eatme. Is that Kosher?? I feel a little dirty just typing it in!

susiecagle said...

What a busy week you've had!! Slow down girl, you're wearing me out! lol
Thank you so much for the birthday blessing and keeping me, Lisa, and MOM on your blog and continueing to pray for us and just think of us. It means so much to us you will never know. Thank you also for requesting prayer for mom at your church. You are awesome and they are really working!!! I hope you have a great trip and just relax and vacate!! We love you very much and hope to see you soon! Love, Susie and Lisa

Lucy said...

Spring is a wonderful time to be Good Busy. It appears to have managed to squeeze some fun into your Good Busy:-).
April 23rd is very special to me - my son and oldest daughter were born on April 23 - two years apart.