Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ahhhh HA!

I just had an epiphany.  Well - I mean, it's not earth shattering or life saving or anything BUT, this is the gig.  The more blogs I read/follow, the behinder I get!  Don't get me wrong!  I love reading certain blogs and I  particularly love a select few.  I usually find new blogs by visiting them from "my" blogs, i.e. the blogs I follow regularly.  The list is getting longer!  It's very fun and interesting to see what people have to say.

Here's the epiphany though.  I noticed several bloggers have been posting less lately.  Probably winter doldrums, writer's block, I don't know.  But guess what?  It's a RELIEF!  (RELIEF recognition = Epiphany)   Not because I don't want to read them anymore but because it gives me a break!  

I don't like to miss a blog post of someone I enjoy following but if I have to catch up with 2 or 3 posts on 10 or 12 blogs!  Well - you get the picture!  Something's gotta give!!!  If a bunch of people are blog breaking, then I CAN catch up on other's blogs.  So IIIII think I'm on to something!  If everyone blogged just a little less, perhaps more would get read?  Just sayin'...

Where's the joy?  Giggle...

The JOY is finding a few blogs each day that aren't new posts so I can enjoy those that ARE!!!!

Hope no one gets mad at me about this!!!  ♥♥♥

PS - Karen?  This does not apply to you!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Spring or No Spring - I Got Spring!

The other day, my friend Robin brought me a dozen organic eggs she had been given from her friend's chickens.  I gratefully accepted them and without opening the carton, stowed them away in my refrig.  This morning, I opened them to this little joy.  YES!!!!!  Green eggs!  They are soooo pretty!!!!!!  I had to take a picture to show you.  

So after a breakfast of the creamiest over easy eggs EVER, I got lazier and lazier.  No energy, no I sat down and started catching up on facebook and on some blogs I try to follow regularly.  I came across one of my favorites and was instantly inspired (and I caught some joy there too!). I got my lazy butt up off my chair, threw on my jacket, grabbed a pair of scissors and went outside in the blustery weather and cut me my own personal bouquet of Spring!

Now it may not look like much right now?  But wait 2 weeks!  You will be sooooo jealous!!!!

And check these out.  I bought them yesterday.  I guess I have Spring Fever.  Didn't really think about it too much until I started this blog post.

Hope you enJOYed my breath of spring. Happy 5 inches of snow tomorrow!!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Spring Has Sprung!!!

Today, I fell in love with THESE on my friend Karen's blog.  Nope - she can raise chickens.  I'll stay with 1 dog and 2 brats cats.  I just fell in love with them and added them to my internet art file.  Now tomorrow!

Tomorrow I'm going to cut me a big ole bunch of these!


Actually, a big ole bunch of THESE!

No, they're not blooming yet, silly!  But they will be in 2 weeks!!!!  This pic is last years forced bouquet!

But!!!!!!  But!!!!!!!  Look what I found today!!!!!!  It's THE most beautiful clump of DAFFODIL SHOOTSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS I have ever laid eyes on!!!!!!!!  Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!  Can you see them?  Can you see them??  How excited are WE!!!!???

And that, my dear friends...

is JOY.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Queen of HEARTS! ♥♥♥

So, it's Valentine's Day.  Not my favorite holiday.  I mean I don't hate it or anything.  Just find it a bit overrated.  Although, I know I used to love it.  You know - young and in love and all that good stuff.  Prob. something about confirming that I'm loveable!  Although, I am sure there were years of big disappointment with no lover in sight......then it changed to being in love with my baby and I expressed it 100 fold on V-Day.

But, alas,  in recent years, not so much.  I think my oldest son summed it up for me.  Yesterday he asked if they were getting their bag of Valentine stuff tonight because the next day was a school day.

BAG OF STUFF??????  What BAG OF STUFF?????  Agggggggghhhhhhh...I was NOT happy.

At any rate - I may not be a huge fan of this Hallmark Holiday but I am a huge lover - always have been.  And the one thing Valentines Day and I definitely have in common?  Hearts!!!!!  I am:

The Queen of Hearts! (Self-proclaimed, that is!)

Give me a chance and I will doodle hearts on everything.  And besides the little known fact that I am a huge doodler and mindlessly color in all the Os on the front page of our newspaper almost everyday especially LOVE coloring with my daughter, I absolutely just plain LOVE hearts.  And me being the internet art groupie, I have my very own collection of internet heart art.  (Say THAT 3 times fast - oopps)

So in honor of "heart day", let me share some heart art with all my blog reading Valentines. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

I have blue heart art

 And Teal heart art

Cute heart art

and somewhat "traditional" heart art

Whatever the kind of heart art, each "piece" stirs a little something in me.  Must be the lover that I am!

So there's a peek.  You can't imagine how much more I have.  Don't need to bore you silly, though!

So to all of those that I love AND also to those I simply like, hope you are ALL having a joyful heart day!


The Queen of Hearts ♥♥♥♥♥♥

Sunday, February 13, 2011

It's My 100th Post!

I did it!  100 posts before my blogaversary!  Yay me!!!!  It's been a great ride.  And the most important thing to happen since I started writing is the heightened awareness of the joy in my life.  Is my life always joyful?  Bahahahahahahahaahaha!  Yea righttttttt.  But at least when a joy moment appears, I catch it more often than I did before I was writing about catching joy!

 Last night I found this on someone's blog and I knew I had to post it.  It kind of sums it all up - don't you think?  And how appropriate for someone that loves kissing!

(Somehow I wasn't kissing my life when I discovered that the dog from hell Daisy Mae was eating kisses yesterday - that is - HERSHEYS KISSES - all 20 of them. Urgggggg)

So anyway, thanks for riding along with me on my blog journey.  If anyone who reads this blog becomes just a little bit more aware of the joy in their life, it's the frosting on my cake.  Hope you are one of them!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Someone's DONE With Snow!

I stopped at my friend Janine's house this morning and was greeted by this on her front door.

Can you read that?  No?

How about now?  Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!  Giggly JOY!

Sometimes - it's the little things...