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I'm turning 40 this year so I guess it's time to figure out who I am. I can tell you basics. I'm married to my best friend Paul. Have 6 great kids. Two doggies, a spoiled rotten cat, and two snakes. I currently work as a nurse. I am a major book worm. Read every chance I get.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Haven't posted in a bit

So I am in the mood to blog some this morning. We have been having a bit of spring weather lately and I love it. Last weekend was sunny and in the 70's. The gardening bug bit me and we planted peas, onions, garlic and lettuce. The kids are loving the garden. Up until this year we lived in an apartment that didn't allow planting or pets. Talk about making up for lost time! Our yard here was so bad when we moved here. Trash and weeds. My husband has been working hard to rid the garbage deals and so the kids and I are going to it with making our yard a haven.

Today is kinda nasty with rain and temps in the 40's but I'm in the mood to even enjoy that!

I love spring! I took the steps yesterday (thanks to Jo) to learn how to knit. I may be a dork. I'm still trying though even after realizing that I tie some really good knots! Even when it doesn't ask for them.

We found a field of daffodils in a town next to ours. So pretty!


  1. the spring like pictures are lovely.
    the daffodils are so pretty, and I love the budding tree.

    Are you building the wall? I need to erect something around my pine tree this spring. It looks good so far!

  2. Aaawww, I'm so thrilled to know I inspired you to learn to knit! It's truly maddening until you get the hang of it, but don't despair, you'll be knitting without the extra knots in no time! :)

    Out temps have turned quite cold again but some green is fighting it's way up. The snow drops have appeared out back, so that was a promising sight!

    I'm SO jealous of your gardening already!

  3. shelby, I know how to tie those knitting knots, too!! I can make them really tight.I love your photos in this post -- they make me feel that spring might actually arrive sometime soon.

  4. That wall is one of the kids projects. We've worked on it every nice day. Almost ready.

  5. Your post made me think of one of my fav poems by William Wordsworth - Daffodils.

    For oft, when on my couch I lie
    In vacant or in pensive mood,
    They flash upon that inward eye
    Which is the bliss of solitude;
    And then my heart with pleasure fills,
    And dances with the daffodils.

  6. I love your blog and look forward to reading more! I have left you an award on my blog so we can get better aquainted! Pop over when you can.
    Blessings- LillySue

  7. Spring is being fickle here in Utah...we had some of those wonderful 60-70 degree days all last week and then today...snow.

    I'm loving your Spring pictures today though and reminding myself that this snowy day is just temporary...Spring will truly be here soon and it will stay.

  8. Lovely pictures. I'm so excited for spring too.

  9. Ms. Shelby, here's a link to a blog I think you'd enjoy: http://down---to---earth.blogspot.com/

  10. So glad you're getting to garden. Love the field of flowers,so pretty. :)

  11. What a great photo! Glad you are getting a chance to do some gardening. Maybe you could have daffodils by next year!