Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Visitors...

The girls and Richard's sister arrived last weekend for a visit. The girls only stayed a couple days but we had a blast. Massages, shopping, breakfast at Grandma's, playing in the shop with Grandpa and walking the dogs. It was like old times!

Richard's sister stayed for the entire week and we also had a lot of fun. I'd forgotten about late night girl talk, laughing at our men and long walks discussing everything under the sun as the dogs sniffed and played.

They were our very first visitors to the nearly finished house.

I hope everyone loved their visit as much as I did.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

The New Me...

Back in the 80's I had a hairstyle that I loved, that looked great, and was not fussy to fix. I could put it in a ponytail and look good, or fluff it out for special occasions, or wash and wear it for every day. Everyone said it was dated and I needed to try a new style. I went from short to long to in-between, never happy with it. Basically, because of that, I skinned it back in a ponytail and just didn't bother with it.

Finally, I decided, you know what? I LIKED my 80's hair style. So poof! I went back to it.

I took the picture in the mirror which is why its a little wonky. But there I am, all 80s hair!


Friday, March 07, 2008

Ready for Spring...

We had a couple days of 70 degree weather and then winter hit once more! Richard and Echo tramped out in the snow. Flint and I stayed warm and cozy inside.

We're still having the up and down weather of March, but I hope in a few weeks Spring will be here because Richard's never been here during that season. Already, a few trees and bushes are showing tiny buds. I hope we don't have a repeat of last year when everything bloomed and then a surprise cold snap froze all the budding plants. It pretty much killed the apple crop for last year.

I still have the little apple tree...that my sister gave me for Christmas. It even has fresh green leaves. When it grows up and fruits it will be a Macintosh apple.

Richard, Mom, Pa and Echo walked to the bridge last week. I waited a bit and then Flint and I went to meet them. He tried to turn around and go home three different times but I urged him on. He needs to exercise the leg and get back up to walking daily. I let him rest the next day. Mom and Pa meandered down the day after resting and we all walked to the bridge. Although Flint was slow towards the end, he made it there and back with no problems. He sacked right out in the bed and napped the rest of the afternoon, though. LOL.