Sunday, April 29, 2012

Boy, Dog, and Flowers

Deniska is my Master Gardener at age 11.  He is planting his snapdragons in the wheelbarrow.

Maxie supervised by barking at all the birds and squirrels!!

It's hard to photograph a hyperactive dog!  Finally, Deniska helped me out by holding her for me!  Maxie looks like she wants to get back to chasing the birds and barking at them!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Goodwill finds

I don't go to our local Goodwill very often.  The last thing I need to do is drag more stuff into my tiny home.  But, one day last week, I had an urge to visit.  So, since I was by myself, I decided to drop by.  I am so glad that I did.  I really scored on this trip.  I bought 2 vintage Pyrex mixing bowls, 2 Vintage Corning Ware Spice of Life Petite Individual Casserole, and this crystal tray.  The crystal tray is very heavy and my mother had one just like it!  I am thinking all of this came from an estate.  And, I only paid $10 for all of it! 

I looked on and the Pyrex mixing bowls ( 5.5") are $39.99 each.  I am thinking I should listen to my inner voice more often.  The bottom bowl is from the 1940's according to its markings on the bottom.  It is not numbered and only has ‘T.M. REG.’ in an arch above ‘PYREX’ horizontally in the middle, and ‘U.S. PAT. OFF’ below in an up-facing arch.  The top bowl was manufactured somewhere between the later 1950s - 1970s sets.  I love them both since they match the color of my kitchen. 

It was a good day!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Baby Birds

Today's post is a video made by Deniska.

Monday, April 9, 2012

More Virginia Beach photos

Sometimes, you just need to sit and chat about things.

Sometimes, you just need to sit and be quiet to figure things out!

Sometimes, you need to go for a walk!

And, sometimes, you just need to wash the sand from your feet to be happy!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

 Matthew 28  Douay-Rheims Bible
1 AND in the end of the sabbath, when it began to dawn towards the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalen and the other Mary, to see the sepulchre.

5 And the angel answering, said to the women: Fear not you; for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here, for he is risen, as he said. Come, and see the place where the Lord was laid.

7 And going quickly, tell ye his disciples that he is risen: and behold he will go before you into Galilee; there you shall see him. Lo, I have foretold it to you.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Day at Virginia Beach

Can you tell they are not so excited to pose for me?

 This is the Norwegian woman.  She was given as a gift from Norway.  I just love her!

Not too many people on the beach!

 Maybe a sand castle would make us happy.

 Or, maybe just laying in the sand!

 Yes!  Jumping waves when the water is COLD!!!!

Just to show not many people on the beach!  That's my type of day!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spring Break

We are on spring break this week and have trekked our way to Virginia Beach to visit family.  The beach is so peaceful this time of year.  Not many visitors.  The weather is unpredictable.  Yesterday was cold and windy, today is hot and still windy.  A few brave souls are trying to get in the water.  Lots of small children playing the sand.  I have the balcony door open so I can hear the ocean.     There is something calming about the sound of the ocean, and I am not a big ocean fan.  

 Pictures of Courtyard by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront / South, Virginia Beach
This photo of Courtyard by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront / South is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Hopefully, when I get home, I will post our personal pictures.  I borrowed these from the internet just so you could get an idea of what I am seeing.  

St. Therese

St. Therese, the Little Flower, please pick me a rose from the heavenly garden and send it to me with a message of love. Ask God to grant me the favor I thee implore, and tell Him I will love Him each day, more and more.