Canada Garden: 01/14

Thursday, January 30, 2014

January Update

Thanks to my sissy PJ for sharing this little gem on her facebook page.  I just loved it and hope that my mom and Rachel and all moms everywhere see it.  Such a cute little kid and I bet we see more of him. 

"Mom is wow upside down".  I wish I had know that when my boys were little.  Most of the time I felt upside down, but I didn't know about the wow part! 

I am just learning about Soul Pancake.  Go there prepared to have a good time.  And to lose two hours of your life!  I'm also addicted to Upworthy. Things that matter.  Pass 'em on.

I went to see August: Osage County.  LoVeD it and want to go see it again.  Julia Roberts plays the maddest woman I have ever seen on screen.  It's not an easy movie to watch.  I kept thinking, why don't these people get the hell out of there?  At the end, I was happy for them.  Relieved. 

This weekend Betsy & Kyle birthdays.  Next weekend  V's birthday and we're going to see the Ten Tenors at UIS. Isaac is on his way to Tuscon for the gem show next week.  Mark and I are partying three times a week at Spin Zone.  Life is good and I'm so thankful.

Don't forget to get some tulips or daffodils from your florist or from the grocery store.  They will help alleviate spring fever.  There is no cure for spring fever except 70 degree temperatures, but the flowers will help in the meantime. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

At the Bob. . . With a Cool Pendant

At one of our favorite breakfast places aka Bob Evans,
wearing my new pendant by the artist Isaac Jones. 

Thursday, January 02, 2014

More from Christmas 2013

We had no idea they could actually get into the stable.  I didn't get a shot, but both Betsy & Kyle can fit into it at the same time.  Kyle even went in thru the window instead of the door!  They make our lives happy.
V and I made divinity this year.  Only took two tries to get a good batch.  We laughed and cussed-- well, I did anyway. V does not cuss.  Ever.  But she said she was tempted to, and so it almost counts.  I can't tell you the number of batches of candy that I've made that haven't set up or got too hard.  So many that I tell myself that it's too much trouble.  But then you make a batch with someone you love and then you share it with other people that you love and they tell you how good it is, and you realize it's totally worth it.
It snowed a couple of times for Christmas 2013.  G dog and Lilla love the snow.  Lilla likes to roll in it, G dog rubs his face in it.  I like to stay in and just watch them.
It's snowing again today and Mark is out cleaning the driveways for us.  He is my snow man.