Saturday, February 25, 2012

Good Saturday Morning Y'all!

Got up early, early, early yesterday and was in a domesticated! (This doesn't happen often you know?) I baked a Pecan Encrusted Lemon cake, made some of my avocado salsa (I think I blistered my fingers cutting up those serrano peppers) and baked a pan of biscuits....all before 7 a.m. Then, after cleaning the kitchen, it was outside to clean up yards, etc from the winter.
It was warmer and less windy than predicted, so got myself really good and dirty!! Loved it!! Needed to be done and I needed the exercise and to be outdoors. With all the windows open the "girls" loved it but kept crying to be outside with me.
The birds were glad when I finished as they were hungry and thirsty too! (I feed them and have water for them Cleaned off the porch and got down webs and dust around all the windows and doors, picked up all trash the wind had blown in and started on the trash and junk around the "barn". Even got all the Christmas stuff put back up in the loft of the "barn" (actually a storage shed that looks like a barn).
Then the yard guy came and really did all the hard work, got the weeds (that I had not dug up) cut down, all the leaves and twigs all gone and carted off to the dump. He will be back next week to trim back some tree limbs, etc and to rebuild my mailbox post!
I got my plants all redone and fed and watered and am pleased with the outcome. Sure feels good to have it all done, now just waiting for the real lawn to awaken and make it all pretty and green.
Well, off to do the chores that I did not get finished yesterday, expecting company tomorrow and want my home fresh and clean. Gotta watch the Daytona 500 and then the Oscars are tomorrow night! So not gonna do much but pig out and watch TV and visit with Kaye and Randy!
Chat more later y'all, have a terrific weekend and make lots of memories to share!
Here's a couple of photos of my cake...will post some of the flowers when the sun is up a little higher so I can take some photos! Luv! Mat

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day to All of You

Just felt like wishing all of you a Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Anniversary to my sister Penny and hubby Weymond. May all of you have a marvelous day! Luv ya bunches! Mat

Thanx to Miriam at Miriam's Scraps, Kyra at With A Russian Dutch Heart, Snappy Scrappy, Ginger, Donna and Linda at Random Thoughts for the kits and the wordart that all of you have shared to make this so much easier for me! Love Ya!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Winter to Spring and back to Winter!!

Mother Nature cannot make up her mind this year!! We had a few days of cold weather, but no snow or ice...then we had spring like temps for a few weeks with trees beginning to bud as well as the flowers beginning to pop out and temps in the 70's,(Nina and I walked in the park Friday in 60+) but not this weekend!! Nope it was 30 yesterday with a wind chill of 15 and this morning it is 26 and the predicitions are for rain, sleet, snow and then back to rain for tonight and tomorrow and then on Tuesday....Valentine's Day...right back up into the 60's again. LOL! Texas weather, if you don't like it, stick around a few hours, it will change!!
I made a couple of pages for my sisters of their families and one for my niece Amy's new hubby of his family. I used Kyra's (With a Russian Dutch Heart) kit called Precious Memories...and my personal photos or some that were downloaded from FB...LOL!
Whatever y'all are doing today, have fun at making memories to share! Chat more in a few days! Luv, Mat