Friday, April 30, 2010

Bridal bush and the weekend

Theres a spot behind my house that I like best....

If you peer around the red maple you will see this big splash of white!!

Two lovely bridal bushes that I planted several years ago...I LOVE them!!!

They flower in the spring and then are just green the rest of the summer..

Ever seen one close up?

Aunt Gayle..Please tell me what this plant is. I forget the name, even tho I bought the plant two years ago. I know that it is an old fashioned type plant and it was not cheap! Help me with the name..

This weekend my intention is to get my hands in the dirt...I have two flowering dogwoods (white) to get planted and all my tomato's too..and all my flowers, and well..everything!!!!

And get this thing trimmed...Can you believe that hair???????Hope my clippers hold up!!!

What are you doing?

Tell me.


Thursday, April 29, 2010

The difference between men and women.

While women garden or shop or play with the animals and things like that, men on the other hand, are doing different things.

Sometimes very important things...

Sometimes, maybe not.

Well at least that's what I think...Heres an example. This is Mickeys friend, Steve. He came over to show off his homemade invention..

What he is putting into the end of that PVC pipe is a potato...

I mean he is really putting it into the pipe...

This must not be an easy feat,as it is taking two of them to get the job done.

Then after potato is inserted you squirt some brake cleaner or something or other into the pipe.

Oh yeah, brake pad cleaner or engine starting fluid. At this point I realize that perhaps this may not be safe. Or legal.. I don't know.

Then after you squirt that in there, you quickly screw on the end cap.

Then I'm not sure what you do but you make a spark and the potato goes flying..

There she blows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This contraption can launch a potato quite a ways. Far as the eye can see.

Then...when men tire of things like that, they can always go in search of buried treasure...
Hoping for something valuable but mostly just things like this...

Or they can show you their tattoos..This is Steves deer. He is quite the hunter..

Anywhoo, I will go on with my own business...very important woman things...

Like teaching my dog not to eat grass....or things like that..

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Do you know what this is?

Can you guess what this plant is?

I have it growing in my house.......
My mom had one of these growing all the time when I was a kid. Maybe your mom did too???
You can start one yourself very easily. You don't even have to have a green thumb..
Did you guess?
Its a sweet potato plant!
Just cut one in half and put it in some water..This one was not eaten soon enough and started to sprout before I put it in the water, so it had a jump start....
I can remember my moms plant having very long pretty vines. I'll show you pictures later when it grows some more..
Have a terrific Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Its a bird, its a plane, no its.....

Super Dink!!!

We had big doings this weekend..
The animals all got to watch.

Reta and Dinky got sheared.

They got their summer hair cuts...

Even tho its spring, its been pretty cool around here...

So Dinky was letting me know he was cold and so was Reta. They wanted to put on their blankets...
"Hey You!! Im cold here!!!"
The other animals think this is hysterical...well, curious actually.

But it does help..
And they are both grateful for this little bit of help for a couple of days until they adjust. Then they will be feeling frisky and jumping around .....That mohair was getting long and quite heavy...

I had to let the planting go last weekend because I had so much to get done.........

Look at what all I have yet to do!!!!

And then last night, I realized, Marley is needing a haircut too!!!

She looks like a little lion....

She wont mind..anything I want to do is ok with her....She adores me..

as I do her....

Ive come to the realization that daily blogging is just not for me..Sometimes I have too much to do and I don't get around to getting the blog updated. Then it bothers me that I don't. So, Ive come to the conclusion that I will blog when I can and not fret when I don't. Sometimes exciting (to me) things happen on Peebly and sometimes just plain ol life happens there..(which is my favorite), but doesn't actually mean its blog worthy..Anywhoo...I'll be in and out this summer. I'll post when I can and when I cant..well, I will be back sometime!! Thanks for reading!!



Friday, April 23, 2010


My boss took us out this week for Administrative Professionals Day.

We drove downtown and had lunch at a restaurant called "1492"...

Its located in Midtown near some old land marks.

We like to try different things. This is what my boss had for lunch. Don't you love the shirt? Looks like we are eating with Charlie Sheen.

Traditional Cuban pork shoulder marinated in
our mojo wet rub stuffed with guava shells, dried
prunes, bacon and ham, then basted in our brown
sugar malta. Served with coconut rice and black beans
and plantains.

This is what I decided to have. Very pretty.

Al dente grilled poblano pepper stuffed with
chopped shrimp, zucchini, squash and
Monterey jack cheese. Served over our Cilantro
Queso (El Jefe Style) and topped with marinated
carne asada skirt steak. Served with charro
beans and rice

Then, typically, we will go cruising around the city.

Just taking a couple of hours to see whats happening.

And all the busy building that is going on.
There is plenty to see and do in OKC.
And just in case you didn't know, we have a NBA team. That's right. The Thunder. And do you know what else? We beat " The Lakers" last night. We play them again this Saturday night.Go Thunder!!!!
Have you tried any different foods lately?
Tell me.