Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Green Paint for the Living Room

Today, Marc and I finally got a chance to go to the paint store together to pick out a new color for the living room.  We looked at all of the shades of green and asked each other what our fav. color was.  It was Island Vacation Green :)  Maybe we're both longing for a bit of an Island Vacation right now.  It is so nice to agree.  I guess great minds think alike and fools seldom differ.  I'm so excited to paint.  It's warm enough now so that we can open the windows.  Even the no VOC paint has fumes because the colorant still smells.  It shouldn't be too bad.  Stay tuned for pictures.  It will be bright and green and cheery! 


 I'm watching the Cottonwood trees in the yard.  The buds should be coming on soon.  I want to pick some and make a propolis ointment.  I haven't made it in a few years.  It is fantastic for aching wrists and carpal tunnel.  I'm going to hunt for my recipe.  I've already saved and washed out empty spice tins.  Mom, do you remember hanging off of the bridge picking the Cottonwood buds?  The boys want to get chickens, but last year a hungry grizzly ripped into our pen and snacked on my feathered babies. :(  Most people here say you need an electric fence.  I don't like the noise or cost of those so will have to do some research.


  I'm making soap tomorrow. :)  I've saved up and dried my rose petals and am adding them in.  Nico went to T-Ball tonight.  He's really enjoying T-Ball.  Who knew?  James wants a goldfish for his birthday.  I still have my little tank.  I think he'll do well with one.  He wants a black and orange fish.  Vincent finished his homemade book.  He and Marc were reading it.  Roy is working on his English Literature class.  Yay!    I'm really proud of Rosie for winning 2nd in the cooking contest.  She promises to make me Chicken Piccata(?).  It sounds delicious!  


Wish List for the Yard
Blueberries
Gooseberries
Raspberries
Sitka Roses
Cranberries
Red Currant Berries
Maybe Blackberries (a friend saw some last year)
 

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Boys Coloring Eggs Easter 09

On a Sunday Afternoon...in the Merry(?) Month of March

I'm taking it easy today. This cold is sure a long one. The buds are fattening up here on the trees. James, age three, wrote Mom and Dad today. He asked what to write. I told him to write an M and and O and then an A and a D. He did those all on his own. I had been worried about him learning his letters, but he's up on that. I guess he's a writer. :) I'm proud!

We've three pet rats, Ratty, Snowy and Gizmo. We also have three dogs (all from dog rescue or the pound) Jack, (a collie, black lab, golden retriever mix), Odie (mostly Rhodesian Ridgeback) and Puppa (a rat-terrier, german shepherd mix). We also have one mouse, Mousie.

Today is part of the Merlin Marathon on SyFy. I am a big SyFy fan since they're having Season 2 of Merlin. Shame on NBC.

I like to clean, organize, make my house "homey" and work on crafts and projects. I love completing a project, craft or goal that I've set for myself. I love flea markets, scrapbooking and hobbies. Can't wait till Spring really comes, the snow melts and I can see which of my plantings made it through the winter. I'm working on finishing my multi-colored scarf. I hope to be done by Wednesday. A Walmart is opening near us in Kenai. It will be the first Walmart here. We are all wondering what they will have and whether or not prices will go down on some groceries and goods here. The cost of living is very high for us here in Alaska. Hello to all and Mom, now you can read this and see what we're up to. How is your doll coming? :) Happy Sunday!