Saturday, April 06, 2013
Good morning :)
It's a beautiful day here in Arizona. We're at 72 degrees right now which feels just fabulous, there's the sound of birds chirping outside, my windows are all open, the sprinkler is going, the flowers in the front of the house are being watered.....yes I do believe it's a good spring day.
I've been really enjoying the weather, matter of fact, yesterday I spent a few hours out on the patio.
I quite enjoy sitting under the umbrella, watching the cars drive by, the dogs play in the yard, and the birds flying overhead.
It's quiet and calm, and I just plug away at my current crochet project. The only real loud noise next to me is the buzzing of the honeybees on my lemon tree, they just love the blossoms.
And of course little Miss Lola is always by my side. This is how she expects me to crochet. Silly pug.
And ever so often, she will paw at my hand for me to hug her and kiss her. She is definitely spoiled, but I don't mind, she's my baby.
After sitting outside for a while, I went to check the mail box and what a surprise I had waiting for me.
One of my dear friends, Alicia, is stationed in England, and she knows how much I love Doctor Who, so she sent me some stamps from the 50th Anniversary collection.
Oh my, just what I wanted. Of course the kids were super excited too, and so was the hubby, as we are HUGE Whovians in this household. They do know that these are collectible and will not be used in any mail. I mean how could I?
But that wasn't all she sent me, oh my giddy heart. Jane Austen stamps. Gorgeous Jane Austen stamps the movie titles. Won't be using these either. They will both be safeguarded and treasured for many years to come.
Stepped outside this morning, and admired my purple leaf basil, it's stunning and the photo doesn't do it justice. And the aroma? Wow!
All my plants seem to be thriving outside. They are right under my kitchen window and I've tried many years to grow something here but because of the heat and not enough water, nothing survived.
My clever husband purchased one of those soaker hoses, I just turn it on for about 15 minutes and it waters the whole flower bed. The plants are loving that.
Thank you all who have come by to visit through the Ultimate Blog Party 2013, I have gone through and said hi to many of you, but only managed to get up into the 70's. There are just so many, and I'll slowly get around to you all.
This morning, my husband has a college class, so he's off at school and it's just the kids and I until he returns. We do have some errands to run and places to go which will take me out of the house for the rest of the day.
My plan is not to rush it though, take our time, there's no sense in running around on a weekend, right?
WHAT I'M COOKING:
Lunch - Beef Pot Pies for the kids and I
Dinner - BBQ Grilled Chicken, Hotdogs, BLT Pasta Salad
WHAT I'M WATCHING:
The Great British Sewing Bee
WHAT I'M DOING:
Shopping for Nic's birthday next week