Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring is In The Air

On my way to work today, I actually had the window
Part of the way rolled down to get some fresh air.

It was just so nice to hear the birds singing.
Its always a sign of Spring to me.
Especially when I can hear the Male cardinals
singing to woo a mate into their area.

Which brings up a subject.

Why are the male birds so absolutely beautiful and stunning,
while the female birds are dull and sometimes, not always colorless and dull?
I know its nature’s way of helping the males of the species attract and acquire a mate.

From the bright red of the male cardinal to the vibrant blues and teals of the male peacock, it’s obvious the female of the species got a little short changed in the color department.
The same is also seen in the human species on the planet.
Case in point, when a man gets older and grayer- he is a handsome and distinguished man, while the female is just old and wrinkled.

His wrinkles add character to his handsome face, while the female runs to the nearest drug store for the latest wrinkle cream.

IT’S JUST NOT FAIR. Oh well can’t fight city hall.

Windy City

As soon as I put all my boots in the back of the closet in their bin (I won’t tell ya how many pairs, that’s another story) the snow started to fall. In Chicago we are kind of used to that. That is why they tell you never to plant your garden before Memorial Day. But some of usStill just don’t listen.

I can see the lilac bush in the front yard starting to bud; as well as the magnolia tree
across the street. This blooming period only lasts about 2 weeks at most, so I love to savor every minute of it.
The little yellow of my forsythia are starting to appear as well as the tulip leaves in my
Back yard.
My absolute favorite is my lilac bushes! I have the light purple and the kind of mauve ones. I would love a bush of the white and the really dark purple.
Though I did promise my husband that I would stop planting things that he would have to dodge and weave around while cutting the grass.
I thought I had a point here, but it eludes me. Lol Any how it’s gray and kind of rainy today here in Chicago. Let’s hope the weekend brings warm spring winds our way.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Dog ate my Retainer

I just received the nicest phone call from my daughter Amy.

She is turning 23 this Friday.

She actually called and I could hear something sad in her voice.

She said “Mom the dentist wants $165.00 down for my new retainer.
(The dog got a hold of it last night and chewed it all to pieces).

And then she said “My birthday party is Friday and dinner usually costs you and Dad about $250.00 and plus you always give me money in a card.”

By now she is sobbing uncontrollably.

“And then my pills are ready for pick up at CVS.”

“How are you and Dad ever going to be able to retire?”

“Mom I really don’t need a birthday dinner.”

I told her “thank you for thinking of us.” (I wish the other two kids could hear this conversation.)
Dad and I are fine and we already put money aside for your birthday dinner.

“Besides I already made your Birthday cards, so we have to have dinner.”
I heard a little giggle at that point.

Its really nice to know that somehow and somewhere in the world, some kids actually know and appreciate what their parents are doing for them.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Really Weird and Ugly

Isn’t it true that we always find the time to do the things we like?
Well most of the time anyway. Like for instance, I never have time
To do the dishes and the laundry is always piling up. The mail never
Gets sorted. But ohhhhhhhhhh my ATC’S and my dolls are always
A work in progress.

Anyhow, I searched online for a group that makes dolls. Unique and different was what I was hoping for.

Was who I found. The artists there are so NICE. You know sometimes when you join a new group it takes weeks if not even months for someone to say “HI”. Well these Gals are the best. The dolls are creative, different and very unique. So let us hope that I finally found a home for my Really weird and ugly dolls.
If not……. Then that will be the name of my new group I create. Here is a doll Named "Windy" she is for a March swap.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010


I found a wonderful site that gives you a "Prompt a day" Its a truly wonderful inspiration site with many many artists and talented people. I chose to do the prompt "Courage"