Friday, May 4, 2012

My little country granddaughter…




Lindsay sent me pictures of Abby playing with the cows.  When she would turn her back to the calves to pick grass for them, they would inch their way towards the fence.

Then, she would abruptly turn and run at them yelling, “You want some grass, cows?”  and they would scatter.  Linds said it was the weirdest game of red light/green light ever.  It seems like only yesterday that Ryan was carrying her down to the cow pasture in his arm.  Those eyes would get as big as saucers, and she would point that little index finger and say “cowwwwww.”  They grow up so quickly…


I’ve decided I don’t like gardening anymore…


Oh, I’m sure I’ll feel differently tomorrow, but right now, after being outside since 7am, trudging to the garden center to buy a car full of plants, sweating in the sun, and being absolutely filthy, I don’t really like it much!

This was not my year to plant.  I wasn’t in the mood, just couldn’t get into it and ended up buying flats of begonias and impatiens and sticking them everywhere.  I threw in a few geraniums, hung all the ferns, like I normally do, but I didn't shop and plan and buy unusual plants.  Oh, it will all look good next month when it’s established, but I right now I’m just tired of messing with it!

I’m sure it’s just a passing thing, this old(er) country girl has always loved to dig in the dirt, and if Butterbean doesn’t absolutely destroy the patio, it will be colorful, even though it’s the samo.  The little scamp was trying to eat the stalks of my clematis this morning, I think I need a little fence around it, because he’s so fast I can’t watch him all the time.  I did plant him a huge oblong container of carrots, Burpee Kaleidoscope Mix, five different colors, and Short ‘n Sweet, little fat carrots.

But right now, I’m going to take my tired body to the comfy chair, with a glass of iced tea, Mags tucked in beside me and read for a bit.  I’ve definitely earned it today!!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

That cwazy wabbit!!!


Ladies, you haven’t lived until you tried to pot flowers with a bunny rabbit as your helper.  Butterbean is getting bigger now, so we let him out of his hutch, and he explores the patio. It’s fenced, so he can play in a safe environment.   He also eats the fronds on my ferns, chews on the hostas, and nibbles on pretty much everything, including tree leaves. He hops from one end of the patio to the other at breakneck speed, and then he jumps high in the air, and does a complete spin before he lands.  Talk about entertaining!!!!

So now that he’s used to us letting him roam the patio when we are out there to watch him, as soon as he sees us he starts jumping on the door of his hutch, trying to get out.  And did I say that he’s nosey?  O.M.G, I didn’t know rabbits were so inquisitive, but trust me they are.  He has his little face stuck in everything!

This morning was cool, clear and gorgeous, and the flats of impatiens and begonias were calling my name, so, with hubby’s help, and Butterbean’s too, I might add, it was time to plant.

Well, he nibbled on the begonias, he stuck his head in the bucket of potting soil, he sat beside me, he did everything but dig in the dirt, which I’m sure he would do, if left to his own devices.

It was so much fun, that little rabbit, right in the middle of everything!  The M&M’s co-exist with him pretty well.  He and Mags are buds, she sniffs his tail, he sniffs her nose, they hang out.  Mollie isn’t as interested, she gives him a quick once-over, then goes to lie in the shade.

And so is life, this pretty spring day in Heavensville.  God’s little creatures certainly brighten my world….

Monday, April 30, 2012

Girlfriends are a wonderful thing.

My buddy, V came by Saturday to see Butterbean, and she told me before she came that she had a surprise for me.  When she gave it to me, she thought I might not like it as much as she did, but oh my, it’s the funnest (is that word?) gift I’ve gotten in maybe ever!

I didn’t realize that she didn’t know I’m a smiley face girl.  We’ve known each other since the dark ages, how did she not know this about me???  Nevertheles, I adore smiley faces, I always have, and when I opened the bag, this was what was inside!


It’s a Yellow Fiesta Smiley Face Plate.  Is this not the cutest thing??? I use it every meal and feel like I’m a kid again. 

Girlfriends are a beautiful thing, and V is just the BEST!  She knocked it out of the ballpark with this one…

~ jan doin’ the happy dance here  Nyah-NyahSmile with tongue outOpen-mouthed smileWinking smileBe right backRolling on the floor laughingSecret telling smileFlirt maleIn love

The best snack I’ve had in awhile…

fageI’ve been busy with other things lately, so I’ve been buying Fage Unflavored Greek Yogurt instead of making my own.  I know, bad girl, bad girl…

I seriously adore Greek Yogurt, seriously.  I eat it on baked potatoes, I make dips with it, I add Splenda and fresh berries, and now…

jifI’m eating it with Jif Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter, and it is totally awesome!  I take 1/2 or 23/ cup of Greek Yogurt, add 2 packets of Splenda, a tablespoon of Peanut butter, stir thoroughly and eat!  O.M.G. ladies, it you are a peanut butter person, you will love this.  Good for you, and under 200 calories.  It’s a great snack!  I’m also reading that you mix Greek Yogurt with Jello Cheesecake Pudding, the kind in the little four-packs.  I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m hearing it tastes like real cheesecake.  I’ll update you…

~ jan

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