Sunday, March 30, 2008


Spring is finally on it's way. It's still pretty chilly but these snowdrops are braving the cold. We have a fairly large patch of these in our backyard and they're always the first thing to bloom in the spring.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Anniversary card

I made this card for Scott for our anniversary yesterday. The hearts were my first attempt at using an acrylic stamp.


Friday, March 28, 2008

21 Years!

As of today, Scott and I have been married for 21 years! Holy cow. It's been wonderful and I'm very blessed.


Thursday, March 20, 2008

First day of Spring

It's officially the first day of Spring! Now if the snow would just melt we'd be in good shape. The snow from the blizzard was almost gone after a week of partially thawing and refreezing. Yesterday it started to rain. Then the temperature dropped 25 degrees and it changed to snow. I'd love to be able to get out and take a picture of the first sign of spring or any sign of spring but it's not going to happen.
Yesterday, I was at the grocery store and I was doing the self-checkout thing because I only had a few things, but there was a worker at the end of the conveyor belt apparently ready to bag anyway. Now, lately I've had trouble at this particular grocery store with the baggers putting the raw meat in with other food. I hate that. So, I said to her as the groceries were going down the belt, "I want the chicken bagged separately, please." She nodded and smiled. I go to pick up my groceries and the two packages of chicken are bagged separately -- from each other! One package of chicken per bag. At least they weren't in with the produce.

Happy Spring!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Nothing much

I haven't had much to post lately. Our house has been hit by an end of winter/beginning of spring set of viruses. Scott started us off with a bad chest cough and laryngitis which lingered all week. I finished off the week with a lovely bout of the stomach flu. Our church's Palm Sunday musical is this morning and all three of us were going to sing in the choir but Jeff's the only one who is healthy enough to actually do it. Scott is at church for the service now but he doesn't have a singing voice yet. It's very disappointing to not be able to sing in it after all the practice we put into it. Oh well. Brenna and I are enjoying a nice, quiet morning at home watching the Food Network.


Saturday, March 8, 2008


As of 2:30 this afternoon we had 15 inches of snow! It's still coming down and is supposed to continue for the next several hours.

There's so much wind that the snow is not settling on anything except the ground, but I thought the drifting by the front door was pretty in it's own way.

Since Brenna is so small, Scott dug out a track in the backyard for her to run around. It's hysterical to watch her run around and around her little track.

She likes the snow in limited amounts. After a short time though, her little paws get cold and she wants to go back inside.

Psalm 51:7
Cleanse me with hyssop and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Oh the weather outside is frightful...

Freezing rain last night and then several inches of snow this morning. The trees sure look pretty but it's nasty out there. It looks like I held the camera at an angle for the second picture but that's just the way the wind was blowing.


Job 37:5-6

God's voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding. He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.'

Monday, March 3, 2008

Music speak

It's so nice to be done with jury duty! I thoroughly enjoyed my cup of coffee up at my desk this morning.

This afternoon I had a few piano lessons. One of my Monday students is quite young (6) so we have to review a lot. Music, like lots of other areas of study, has it's own language and it's so hard for kids to remember. This is a conversation we had today:

Me: "Okay, so let's review. What are these lines here?"
Him: "Umm, ... I don't remember."
"They're called bar lines. Say that."
"Bar lines."
"Great! And they divide the music into....?"
"Okay, groups of what?"
"Groups of four?"
"Good, they divide the music into groups of beats." (I was impressed he got the concept!) "We call the space between bar lines something... it begins with an "m."
"It's called a measure. Say that."
"Good! So the lines are called ... ?"
"I don't remember."
"They're called bar lines. Say that."
"Bar lines."
"And they divide the music into mmmmm....?"
"I can't remember..."
O dear, here come the tears.
"That's okay. Bar lines divide the music into measures. We'll talk about it some more next week, okay?"

Given my past experience I expect to have this conversation or something like it at least 4 more times before he gets it. Probably just in time for spring break during which he will forget everything. That's okay.


Psalm 27:6
I will sing and make music to the Lord.