Saturday, April 16, 2011

yeah I'm a voyeur what???

I know the title sounds a little creepy but let me explain please.
I am an avid reader. I have been all of my life. I think I like the transportation factor of reading as much as I like the peek into another person's experiences and feelings. I love me the Facebook. Why? Because, I guess, deep down I'm a stalker. I love reading other people's blogs! Yup, I'm a creeper. In all honesty it comes from a good place but I just really love others stories!
This brings me to Maggie Mason . If you don't read Mighty Girl you surely should begin immediately! I'm serious! Stop reading this foolish drivel and GO there!!!
Maggie posted recently about childhood memories (of course I can't find the original post but that link will take you to a really good place! I promise! GO THERE). I got completely sucked into this post the other night. Reading these little blurps really struck me for some reason. I was amazed at how similar, yet completely unique, each entry was. Each one rang true for me to a certain extent. I just loved it. You've got to check it out!
Then today T9 posed a question to their Facebook fans and I'm sucked in again! I have loved the idea behind their company since my friend Kat turned me on to them a few months back. You have to get out and see them too! You don't even really need to shop, read these women's stories! They are Awesome! It is not only a great marketing tool but a way to make a real connection with the company (this is why shopping locally is so great but that is another post for another day!).
So now you know about me huh? I'm a crazed stalker person but I hope you go and read some of these links and I'll keep linking you to many others I feel are worthwhile reading.
In the meantime, I'm out finding myself ...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tip Toe through the Tulips ....

Last week the early flowers started poking through and today we have our first bloom! Whooo hooo!! If I'm lucky I'll have things blooming constantly now through the first hard frost!! Hooray for spring!!
In the meantime, I'm out finding myself ....

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Annual exam .....

Um so you don't want to hear about mine? Hmmm, well you are no fun at all!! Seriously though, you do want to hear Heather's! Go read it!!! You have Ovaries!  That is as good as Chamber Pots!

In the meantime, I'm out finding myself ...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Chamber Pots ... because I am a child I think this is Hysterical.

You'll notice that I've started a page for my gardening/yard work. I think every year that I need to start a diary of what I plant/harvest and when and then I never get around to doing it. This year with the blog is going to be. the. year.
We finally had a nice weekend this past weekend and I couldn't bring myself to stay inside so we got a bunch of yard work done. Gosh winter is hard on things! It is hard to believe the junk that gets spread out in the yard through those snow covered months! I don't have a ton of space in our house but tried again this year to save my geraniums. If you want an EXCELLENT tutorial about this Carol posted on the other day! Go there! Read it! Do it! (I'll wait here ..... ok you back?) My mom and grandmother have done this for years with tons of success. I, on the other hand, haven't had that much luck until this year. I think I've managed to save a few of the babies from last year.
Part of what I was trying to save were the awesome candy striped geraniums I planted in the pots that sat out in front of the Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce last summer. I didn't get those babies to live but the Chamber Girls should enjoy some of the other colors I was able to get to survive from the pots my mom and I planted last year (and most quite a few year earlier as well). I have the Chamber Pots started and hopefully by the time the Iowa Weather is decent enough to leave them out there will be some lovely flowers for the Girls and other visitors to enjoy!

Sorry, as usual, for the crappy cell phone pic but in a few weeks these pots (if I don't kill 'em first) should be full and lush ready for the Chamber!
In the meantime, I'm out finding myself ....