Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Misadventures at Panera!

So as I write this my skin is crawling still hours later. Why? you ask. Well outside of my local Panera there is a Tree which is pretty close to the building itself. That's not the problem it's what lives in the tree that's the problem. Caterpillars. Hundreds of them. they live on the wall, on the tree and then attempted to climb up on my car. That didn't end well for them.

I'm not a squeamish chick, well most of the time but those things were gross and trying to hitch a ride on my car so they could eat my lovely rose bushes is a no no. So i felt no remorse about driving off and squishing a few.

And then since my hubby had managed to get the plants for our garden in the ground I was doubly happy i'd squished them...

that is until I was Driving alone to the post office and discovered there was one in my car. I wonder do lizards eat caterpillars because I have a few living on my back porch. Meet the tiny dinosaurs that live there.

He certainly looks like he could take them on.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Photo Friday! Random Photo's from my life.

The hubster's Raised Planting beds before he put them in place. With Chaos and Maya in the background.

And A Bonus
Happy 70th Birthday Aunt Patsy!

I was going to put her picture up, then I remembered that she wouldn't be happy about that so I went the safe route.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Just an everday Wednesday!

Last Saturday was my birthday! My Girls and I went to Brunch! And then because we're all bitten by the writing bug put in a few hours in a local Borders. Yep that's a perfect Saturday for me surrounded by books. though I had no idea how hard it was to get a table there. It turned out people liked to leave stuff on the tables while they wandered thorough the store. Oh well to each his own.

I got home and the geeks that invade my house every weekend stayed just long enough to wish me Happy Birthday! and give me huge hugs. The Hubby cooked me Swordfish and Lobster, with a bottle of sparkling white wine. Soooo Good.

Other than that today is just an ordinary, average Wednesday I'm just one year older and Happy about it. After-all the alternative is death.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Music Monday! Radiohead- 15 Step  (for my facebook People just as the video's don't seem to be coming through all the time)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Disaster and an Industrious Weekend.

This weekend  Japan was the victim of Earthquakes, tsunami's and erupting Volcano's. It seems like there is just one big disaster after another recently. Australia New Zealand and Hati have all suffered. The images that poured forth on the news were frightening, moving and numbing to say the least. I pray that the people in these areas of crisis will be able to rebuild their lives.

In between watching the news and scanning the internet our family was busy fixing up our house and garden. The fan I had in my garage for a couple of months was installed, my husband and his dad built his raised flower beds and I worked on collage's while the little one worked on her own artwork. The not so little one was being a tween in her bedroom. Though she did come out side for a while. After all this upheaval in the world i was supremely happy to be with my family on a busy Sunday.

PS. I've worked out, just not everyday, though I'm getting there and I am writing, though this portion of the book seems to be stubborn. Also I'm working on the negativity though it takes a nudge or two from the hubby sometimes.

 I leave you with some of the work I did on Saturday. Have a wonderful day !

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Sorry I'm late.

I had a totally different post in mind for today. It fell by the way side when my husband pointed out that I hadn't had a positive word to say this afternoon. I know, I know it could have ended in an out an out argument. However what he said was true, I was complaining. (Brave man)

I must having been doing it  pretty often for him to complain about it. And lord knows have have the right to complain about stuff if I want. But, and it's a big BUT do I really want to be the girl who complains all the time. Is that the type of vibe I want to put out there.

No, So since this is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent I've decided to give up being negative. Now I'm not saying that I won't think problems through. I'm hoping that instead of simply voicing a complaint. I'll be less negative and look at a problem from all angles instead of simply ranting.

The other thing I wanted to do for lent, is to workout everyday. I was good last week but  I took the weekend off and it morphed into Monday too. So I'll  let you know how I did  for this week on Next Monday.

How about you anything you're giving up or adding for Lent , or any other reason?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Music Monday! Soca music sweet!

In Honor of Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival.

KES- Wotless

Machel Montano- Advantage

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Life is cycle, not so complex as we would like to make it to be. 
We are born. We Live. We die. 
What we choose to do in the time in between is up to us. 
How we choose to react to the difficulties thrown our way is also up to us.

If we choose to learn from our mistakes. 
To handle ourselves with dignity. 
To be straight forward and honest. 
There will be those who acknowledge the good in those choices, 
as well as those who will try to take you for a fool.

Understand only you can be happy with the life you've chosen. 
The life you've led. 
In the end it is only you who is accountable for it. 
We are born. We Live. We die.

Chudney DeFreitas-Thomas
March 1st, 2011