Monday, March 25, 2013

A Thief In The Night

Hi friends!  I hope you've all had a decent Monday -- such cold and dreary weather we're having.  Brrrr!

Those of you who regularly read my blog know that we love to feed and watch the birds at our house.  Well...this morning I opened the blind at our kitchen window where all the feeders are visible, and there was an empty chain hanging where our cute, new bark butter feeder used to be.



Sunday, March 24, 2013

First Sewing Project

Hello folks; I hope this day finds all of you well and warm.  It's quite chilly here today with a cold rain to make things even more uncomfortable.  I'm very thankful it's just rain and not snow or ice (yet).  It's 36 degrees right now, and we do have a forecast for possible snow this week.

This is not one of those pretty posts with lots of nice pictures, but I just had to share this.  I've completed my first sewing project!  I never learned to sew in high school, as I was taking college preparatory classes, and Home Economics wasn't one of those classes.  I can't tell you how many times over the years I've wished I had taken Home-Ec.  Several years ago I took an evening cooking class at our local community college.  Our teacher was an older lady who had majored in Home-Ec at High Point College, and she had been teaching cooking and sewing classes for years at the community college.  She and her husband also had a greenhouse and a large garden, and they sold plants and produce at the Farmer's Market in the summer.


Thursday, March 21, 2013

I'm Still Here

I've been absent from Blogland for about two weeks now -- I really hate it when that happens.  I've never mentioned on my blog that I have Sleep Apnea, lest you think I'm a very obese, middle-aged man in disguise.  :)  I know several women besides myself who have Sleep Apnea.  I've had this fun little condition for about eight years. Most of the time it's under control, but now and then something happens to mess things up.  Then I get a buildup of sleep deprivation to the point that I'm totally worn down.  That's what happened here over the past month.

I'm happy to say things are back on track in that department, but now I've come down with a head cold or a bout of spring allergies, and I'm feeling lousy again.  However, I'm sure that things will be looking up again very soon.

Thanks in advance for not giving up on me; I have so many things to share with you, but I just haven't had the energy to do so. What little time I've spent outdoors, I've enjoyed seeing cheerful flowers and flowering trees.  Today I'll settle for looking at them through the front door; it's much warmer that way.

Happy Spring to you all, and I hope to have some new posts soon!

Denise


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Brookgreen Gardens, Part Two

I have some more pictures to share with you from Brookgreen Gardens today.  You can see my earlier post from February Here.  Brookgreen Gardens is located in Georgetown County, South Carolina.  As I noted previously, these public gardens are situated on a 9,100-acre property which was formerly four separate rice plantations.  Brookgreen Gardens includes a Lowcountry Zoo, a self-guided history and nature walking trail, a Butterfly House (opened in Spring 2011), and a 50-acre sculpture garden.  So far, we've only toured the Sculpture Gardens; there's just so much to see and take in.

We were there the last weekend of March, so there were lots of spring bulbs in bloom.



Friday, March 8, 2013

So Nice To Meet You (and Other Random Thoughts For the Day)

Hi everyone!  I've had a really "off" week since I published my last post a week ago.  I just wanted to say to those of you who have kindly visited my blog this week, your visits and comments have been noted and appreciated.  I normally try very hard to visit back and reply to you and read your posts, but it just hasn't happened this week.  I apologize and will visit as soon as I can.

This post doesn't focus on any one subject in particular; I just had some thoughts I wanted to share.  First of all, have you noticed my new blog header?  I want to give a shout out to Barbara at 21 Rosemary Lane for her great tutorial on how to make a blog header using PikMonkey.  Thank you Barbara!  Barbara is multi-talented, and she has a lovely blog, just in case you haven't already seen it.
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