I'm sitting here with my windows open, the back door open wide and as the curtains sway back and forth in the wind, I hear the sprinkler out back and the birds chirping and the random car driving by once in a while. It's quiet, it's peaceful and it's making me smile.
So the reason for my post title is because I have a few things to chat about and a few (lot) of pictures to post and I figured, I should really warn you before hand so you don't think I've done lost my mind skipping from subject to subject. Though that is really what I am good at *giggle*
First off I want to give an update on the Postcard Exchange, I've received so many wonderful postcards from all over the States and even Japan. Thank you all so much, I hope you've received mine too. I don't want to wait too much longer to do the giveaway, so please, if you signed up for the exchange, get our postcards mailed out soon, I'm putting a deadline on this, April 15th and then I'll do the giveaway.
You won't believe how excited my kids get when a new postcard arrives, so again thank you to all those who have taken the time to send me a beautiful postcard from your wonderful States.
The allergies are still kicking my behind, I literally find myself scratching my eyes especially at night time....it is awful. I'm just not letting it bring me down, gotta keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep going right?
So while I've been dealing with the unwell feeling and by the way, thank you all for the well wishes, it means a lot....I've just been puttering around the house.
Ironing, tell me how many of you cringed when you read that word? LOL I for one love ironing, I find it very relaxing and calming.
This little hummingbird decoration hangs next to my hummingbird feeder, and this past week this poor little thing has gotten quite the workout. The winds have been brutal.
I love sprinklers, I love hearing the water and I love smelling the wet grass, to me it just means Spring and Summer.
I planted a few flowers in the front yard a few weeks ago and they're starting to grow.
My lemon tree, as always, is overflowing with juicy lemons, but this time I don't know why but they are some of the biggest and juiciest I've seen in a while. You cut into one and the juice literally splatters out. YUM!
We've been popping these into a glass of cold water, iced tea and coke. I'll always love the fact that I can just go out back and grab a fresh lemon from the tree.
Last night's dinner, a super easy and quick pork dish that I just threw together, it was so good. I'll have the recipe posted on Full Bellies, Happy Kids later this afternoon.
And finally, oh my.
I love going to the mail box on a Friday morning and finding a book waiting for me. This one I've been DYING to get my hands on for a while so I'm even more excited that it's here.
Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood.
Let me tell you something, I don't often tell you to go out and buy a certain book, but this one, yeah, listen....put down whatever you're doing and go get it.
It doesn't matter if it's through Amazon, or if you have to go to the book store or Walmart or the BX, just GO.GET.IT.
Matter of fact, I'll tell you what.
Just because I'm nice like that *snicker* no, really, because I love all my readers and I know that you would love to add this book to your collection....I'll give you a copy of the book just for stopping by and saying hi.
You can tell your friends about it too if you want, or not, if you get a lot of people in then the chances of you winning are slimmer right? LOL
Maybe keep it just to my readers here on my blog.
So drop me a comment, just say hi and I'll enter you in the giveaway, you have until April 15th, then I'll draw a winner.
Contest is open to US and Canada only. Good Luck!
I'm off, gotta go pick up my kiddos at school and then sit back with my wonderful new book while dinner is slowly cooking away in the oven. Barbecue Pork Ribs, oh yes I did, how perfect that I had ribs out for tonight and I just happened to get this book today?
I'll let you know how it turns out.