March 12, 2009

Catching Up

The days have been zipping by and I finally have a little time to play the game of catching up. I know some of my friends are probably wondering, “has she wandered off and forgotten to tell us?” The answer is no, I’m still here! Life tends to get in the way of blogging, LOL.

from the look on his face, Marty might have gotten a splinter when he sat down
We have been busy with spreading mulch on the endless flower beds, for one thing. Sweet hubby has done about 98% of the spreading. My meager contribution still managed to render my arm and shoulder muscles into worthless and painful jello. We now have only a small portion of the pile left to distribute in one of the beds behind the house. Rain showers for the next few days will be giving us a temporary resting break.

these bicolor daffodils are spectacular
The daffodils have been glorious this year. I am regularly picking the flowers for bouquets. I hope that the late season bloomers will continue on for one more beautiful week. The trees and plants are all beginning to wake up. Our Bradford pear trees are starting to bloom and the dogwood trees are not far behind. Spring is arriving in east Tennessee!

I got another cortisone shot in my knee earlier this week. So I will get some needed pain relief for the next few months. Thank goodness for medical science!

It is long past due for me to acknowledge some bloggy giveaway prizes that I won. My sincere apologies to the generous bloggers for not featuring your gifts earlier! These arrived in the throes of my temporary consulting job when my time was limited.

First, I received an assortment of creative supplies from Penniwig's: beads, floss, scented tarts, and needlepunch tool.

I also won a handcrafted beaded necklace and matching earrings from Angelina's Trinkets.

Thank you so much, ladies, for these sweet presents!


  1. Oh I like your bunny and your flowers and all of your goodies you won. I bet you guys are sleeping well after all of that hard work and fresh air. Glad your knee is doing better after the shot. Don't work too hard!

  2. Okey dokey ~ blogger is messin' with me!! I hope this doesn't post twice.

    I'm so gld you posted~have been wanting to see you!

    The daffy's are lovely, and your gifts are really nice. I'm happy for you!

    Take care of that knee, and send some of that rain this way. My water bill is gonna be through the roof!


  3. Oh you are the lucky ducky ...As have i been!
    Winning these great and generous giveaways.
    I think it's our reward for all the hard!
    As hard as the garden is to keep up it is great to have a nice yard.
    We are comming into Autumn and we have had alittle bit of rain...Finally!
    Enjoy some rest sweet friend

  4. wow..what a lot of hard work. Hope it isn't too warm. I gave myself my first and only case of sun stroke once, doing such hard work outside...I must admit it was a ridiculously HOT day!
    Love the daffodil, and the others below. Also the buildings you used for the photo challenge...I love them!
    Thanks for the visit to my skywatch today! So glad you liked the moon shots..cos I did too!

  5. I like that wooden tray!

    Sounds like Tennessee is just bursting out all over! About time!

  6. I can't believe you let life get in the way of blogging! LOL. Your daffodil is beautiful. Sorry about your jello! Hee! Hee!
    Big Friday Hugs to you my friend.

  7. I hope a couple of rainy days will let your muscles heal and be ready for the next round of gardening. We do enjoy seeing the fruits of your labor!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  8. Pretty blue bunny!! And congratulations on all your winnings sweetie!!
    I Also love "Bunny Wants Spring">>>
    picture!!Hahaaaa....Is that poor little Marty??!!!
    Enjoy your weekend!!!hughugs

  9. I am glad to hear you will be feeling well enough to walk around and enjoy that gorgeous yard of yours ..those shots do help.
    I peeked out and saw my tulips trying to push through the the hope of spring has come! I love those daphodils..unfortunately, my sqirrels did too.

  10. I understand completely about life interfering with blogging.
    How wonderful that you've won such nice things!

  11. Hi Donna, please come over to my place there's an award waiting for you!

  12. Fresh air out gardening lovely .
    clares craftroom

  13. Okay, now, I'm waiting for your rain to come here! Has it stopped there yet? Hope you, Hubby and Marty are having a wonderful day!

    Oops, I have to tell you this: I've been working in the yard, and just NOW I felt something in my pants leg~IT'S A LIZARD!!!! YIKES, okay, I gotta go now!! :)


    OK, OK, I've got to ask the question now. It is impossible for me to NOT ask it. Was the lizard happy to see you?!


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