Saturday, July 31, 2010

Goodbye & Good luck Alfonzo

Alfonzo has grown up and flown away.
He tried out his wings and decided it would be more fun to be a bird then live in a house with humans. 
Here he is discussing travel plans with a friend.
                                                     We will miss you Alfonzo.
                                          I hope you come back for a visit every now & then.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Whimsy Jar Swap

Things have been a little bit crazy around here lately.
It's just been go, go ,go.
Dawn & I are both working at the hospital & I'm the driver most of the time so we've had allot of car time.

I did manage to do a "Whimsy Jar Swap" sponsored by Jessica 
You should check out her websight. Jessica is always doing fun swaps!!!

In this swap you decorate and fill jars with small objects, hopefully to your partners liking and send them off.

These are the two I made.
They where fun to put together and didn't take to much time.
I received this
one in the mail from Jessica
So cute with the lady bug on top.
It even has a tiny ice cream cone in it.

This one is from Michelle 
Isn't this the cutest tag Michelle has put on the jar!
I just love the colors and all the small little treasures packed into these jars!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Turn The Page Tuesday

Happy fourth of July!!!

This months Turn the Page Tuesday is of a partiotic nature. It is an American classic.
I picked "Two Old Women" an Alaskan legend of betrayal, courage and survival. by Velma Wallis.

This was a fast book to read. I enjoyed it & it made me think of things in a different manner.

Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along for many generations from mother to daughters of the upper Yukon River Valley in Alaska, this is the suspenseful, shocking, ultimately inspirational tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine.

Though these women have been known to complain more than contribute, they now must either survive on their own or die trying. In simple but vivid detail, Velma Wallis depicts a landscape and way of life that are at once merciless and starkly beautiful. In her old women, she has created two heroines of steely determination whose story of betrayal, friendship, community and forgiveness speaks straight to the heart with clarity, sweetness and wisdom.

The first paragraph starts out: "The air stretched tight, quiet and cold over the vast land. Tall spruce branches hung heavily laden with snow, awaiting distant spring winds. The frosted willows seemed to tremble in the freezing temperatures."

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Tiger Lillie's

 Remember the Tiger Lillie's we transferred last fall.
The first flower is blooming.