Nothing More Beautiful!!!!!! Won't Be Long Now.

Check out that bad boy!!!!!!!  Look how thick my printed manuscript is. Over 70, 000 words.  I bet you you didn't know I knew 70,000 words huh? (Hee Hee)   Love it!  Was hugging it today.  We are almost done.  I will keep you posted as soon as we are completely finished, done, fin.
It's so exciting.
P.S. Notice my glass of cranberry gingerale which I can't live without.  There are always pink stains on my papers.


Knee Deep In Dirt. . . Just The Way I Like It.

So today I took advantage of the beautiful day and decided to transplant some of my tulips and daffodils before they actually open.  Before we had the front porch garden done, I had a simple tulip and narcissus and daffodil row and then my Hydrangeas came and I planted them years ago in spots away from them but they expanded and grew into monsters growing over and on top of my bulbs.  So today I decided that I would try to rescue them.  I believe I succeeded about 85 percent of them have new homes.  The other ones broke as I stuck the shovel in the ground.  I'll try again next year.

With a little love, sun, water and some warmer days (not this week) hopefully they will survive.  It felt wonderful to dig through the soil and feel the earth awakening beneath my fingers.  
Here's to Spring!  May it surprise us with it's beauty and warmer days.


Oh Tufting Oh Tufting! How do I love thee Oh Tufting!

So I called KC to the rescue two nights ago after going out and doing something on my own.  A few days ago I went to Calico Corners to place my order for my new window treatments for the new Study.
Note to Reader:  It's still not built yet!  But that's just a minor detail!  Hee Hee.
(We will be breaking ground soon.  Will keep you posted.  Literally!)
Rob is away on his yearly golf outing in Palm Springs.  Now anytime he's away for quite a while I tend to . . . how should I say? . . . . hmmmm. . . Get into mischief!  Anyway, I'm there right and if you are familiar with the store you know that not only do they have incredible fabric but beautiful little pieces of furniture every now and then.  I have one chair and an ottoman from there from years back.  Well I have had this obsession with tufted furniture lately.  I originally wanted a tufted green velvet couch for the study.  I also have an obsession with velvet.  Well after seeing that most of the couches that I wanted were over four thousand dollars I put the tufted couch picture out of my head.  Rob and I had said that when we have all the furniture we could look for a smaller tufted velvet chair eventually.
In my defense I have to say that in no way was I out to buy any furniture at all.  We just placed our complete order from Ethan Allen and I was just out to get curtains.
But then I saw it!  The violins began to play in my head.  My friend Charmaine works there and she was helping me out.  When I saw the chair I lost it.  It was beautiful.  It is beautiful.  (Although my camera did not capture it's color.  It is a cognac or a warm honey, this looks lighter and brassy)
Well Charmaine said "You know its 50% off right.  Ding Ding Ding Ding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Needless to say, here are the photos of my new chair.


Wishful Thinking

Spring! Spring! Spring!
I am counting the days, hours and minutes till Spring.  Yesterday we mulched!  Everything looks neat and tidy in the garden except for my broken fence after the storm we had that knocked down heavy branches in my perennial garden.
Here you can see the side that the branches took out of my Perennial garden.
Everything looks nicer with mulch.  Yesterday our landscaping company mulched everything for us.
It looks very neat and bare.  Just you wait!  Sometimes I walk inside my garden and I can't even see the dirt.  Can't wait.  Above you can see the Wisteria branches intertwined, just waking from it's dormant winter siesta.

My roses are starting to stretch in their beds and soon they will be bursting with color.
I decided to place this pretty greens wreath on my door to Welcome Spring!  I love it against the black although it looks like I have a few scuff marks I need to tend too.
Funny the way life is.  All my friends, (except for KC) are not into gardening.  I can't imagine not having my fingers dipped in dirt in the planting season, or the heels of my feet not stained in green from walking barefoot in the grass.  I love the feel of dirt in my hands, enjoy walking every day in my garden to see what is the latest surprise and who has arrived.  I love knowing the names of my plants especially their latin names.  It's an entirely different language, plants.  An extension of God.
I love the placement of stones in odd places in the garden especially with messages.

Everything is bare now, but soon I shall see this.  This will be my view.
I want to look from beneath my trees and be surrounded by their majesty, their enormous branches filled with leaves.  I want to see a blanket of green from my deck and porch and window.
I want to peek through my garden fence and see this.  
Want to sit on my front porch and be greeted by friend Constance.  
Look at her beauty!  I can't imagine anything more beautiful.  KC and I are obsessed with her and our love for Roses.  Please double click on Constance she is too pretty not to appreciate in HD.  Hee Hee.
Lastly I want to sit on my front porch and stare at my Hydrangeas that are incredible.  Each one a mixture of colors.  "Sigh" Patience!  Patience! She will come, Spring will come.
Life is about appreciating and enjoying the beauty that is all around us.  My love for animals and nature is part of who I am.  To deny myself that luxury is to take away my reason to live.

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