Saturday, May 24, 2008

phone post

finally figuring out how to post from my phone. Loving my iPhone because I can get email and look at stuff online while I'm out! It's been especially great for looking things up about my couponing when I'm in a store. Plus I can look up addresses while I'm out.. Of course I pull over before I type. I'm not sure how people text and drive. Seems crazy 2 me. But I am an abbreviator now! It's to hard to type everything right? Now let's see if I can post a pic from here.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

project complete

today we finished up the front beds and i must say i am quite proud. wow. who knew the muscle groups that get worked when doing yard work? i am so very sore. but i have both my beds done and they look so great. it feels good to dig in the dirt and be outside. the great thing is having the boys right with me to dig and find worms. they love being outside. since we are having water restrictions in georgia we haven't been able to use the water hose as much as they would like. when the boys see me turn on the hose they fall over themselves to get wet. they love the water and recently i introduced them to "water balloons." now they ask me about water balloons everyday. people should always have water balloons available. i think tomorrow i'm going to get a strawberry plant. watch out for me. it's official. i have a new hobby. growing stuff.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

one bed down


the boys and i have been outside all morning. we have done it!!! we finished one bed. i've taken pictures from the beginning. i have never seen so many rocks. i mean big rocks. what did they do build on top of a rock quarry here? when i hear that... rock quarry.... i immediately think of fred flinstone. funny. i loved the flinstones. simple times. kind of like gardening. this is the first time i've been on the computer all day and it feels good. i guess that's how fred must have felt. of course his feet must have hurt from all that driving.

happy day to you all. photos soon. willllllllmaaaaa!


Saturday, May 10, 2008

i've been planting

i haven't been blogging because i've been out in the yard.... PLANTING. holy moly. i have never been a green thumb kind of gal. i've always admired those that could do dazzling things with plants but i've never thought i might pick up a shovel and actually plant something MYSELF. well i have. in fact i have planted: squash, zucchini, tomatoes, cilantro (my favorite herb) and tons of flowers. ha. how did this happen? now every morning i run outside and check on everything and water and do all that green thumb kind of stuff. i'm a super excited to see if i can grow a squash. i mean seriously if i can grow something and then cook it. now that would be amazing. i guess since i'm about to be 40 i'm taking on new challenges. and now i can say that planting helps with that creative outlet. i find that i am enjoying planting as much as i like taking photos and writing. now off to look up what else i can grow around here.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

artists way finale

this morning i will be meeting with my artists way group to finish up our book study. it's been interesting. these last few months have been a great time for me to rekindle my artists way. so today as i go off to my last meeting i ask myself, "what have i learned on this journey?"

to listen and respect my true artist.
my inner critic is some kind of powerful. but i can choose NOT to listen.
stirring among other artists is inspiring and helpful.
to move forward. do something.

and in other non related stuff... i found this website. i didn't know the meaning of my name. it says shani is hebrew and means crimson. i find this kind of stuff fascinating. but i also find birth order pretty interesting too. crimson? there's a meaning behind there somewhere. go look up your name.

Friday, May 2, 2008

today is red

today i've decided i'm going to look for things red. not sure why i picked red but i have a tree right outside my door that will be my first photo. maybe it should be A RED weekend. yeah that's what it is. a Cinco de Mayo celebrating, red tree appreciating, firetruck spotting, flower finding kind of red weekend.
and by the way i read on that the color red increases enthusiasm, stimulates energy, encourages action and confidence! Yeah. that's why i chose red.