Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter was fun

It went by fast.  Forgot to take pictures.

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Daffodil Day

It's such a dark and gloomy day today.  As I was cleaning out the bird bath and filling the feeders, I noticed that I have a lot of Daffodil's in bloom.  Now I usually don't pick my flowers because I like to see them outside, but there are so many that I picked just one handful and brought them in the house and put them in a vase...made in Japan (that's another story).  They reminded me a Wordsworth's poem...





I WANDERED lonely as a cloud
          That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
          When all at once I saw a crowd,
          A host, of golden daffodils;
          Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
          Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

          Continuous as the stars that shine
          And twinkle on the milky way,
          They stretched in never-ending line
          Along the margin of a bay:                                  10
          Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
          Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

          The waves beside them danced; but they
          Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
          A poet could not but be gay,
          In such a jocund company:
          I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
          What wealth the show to me had brought:

          For oft, when on my couch I lie
          In vacant or in pensive mood,                               20
          They flash upon that inward eye
          Which is the bliss of solitude;
          And then my heart with pleasure fills,
          And dances with the daffodils.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Kids here today

We colored Easter eggs and played Uno.  Time went fast.
Owen read a book to me.  He's a very good reader and knows a lot of big words and small words.  I still can't believe he learned to read so good so fast.  I'm proud of him.
Hali likes to write letter...a lot of letters in a row and is looking forward to being able to make words with them.  She also likes to play guess what I drew, and make picture stories.
I'm proud of her.
It snowed today and was windy and cold so we stayed in.
We watched Kate plus Eight that I had taped from the other night.  They were in a zoo in Australia and we learned a lot about the animals and got to see how the kids are growing.
In the market for a new computer but hate to do the shopping for it so it may take a while.  Also getting a WII Fit and Sport.  I didn't keep up with electronics since I retired and I'm not sure what I need to connect it...and hate to ask.
Was going to try church tomorrow but have decided to check out the Civil War and Dinosaur exhibits at the Museum instead. 
I made hollow cereal egg treats with M and M's inside...Picture follows.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Warming

By Sunday we expect it to be 70 degrees....then by Monday a blizzard....hahaha JK.
My grandchildren were over extra long last weekend and all our projects were done, as well as our adventures and we ran out of things to do....so we painted faces of course.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Spring cleaning done

The hardest part was hanging the new curtains.  The color is called brown sugar, but they look peachy.  I hung them upside down cause it looks better LOL.  The kitchen is so bright and clean too.  Nice to have it all done. 

Anakin (cat) followed me around all day and helped me.  She's such a sweetie.  CC (cat)  hid under the bed, she doesn't like change.

It was warm enough on the sun porch to sit out and read for a little while.  I guess snow is coming again on Sunday.  I take what comes along.  I don't need any more snow, I have the snow balls for July waiting in the freezer.

A shame about having to throw out that Christmas ham.  I'm going to have sloppy joes for Easter I think.  And if no one comes over I'm going to go to a local free brunch and meet some people that are poor and old like me.