Friday, March 30, 2007

Tulips for Dad

These are tulips I planted in memory of my dad. Saw the idea of a memory garden awhile ago and thought it was a good idea. This fall I'll need to get some pink ones in memory of Lisa.

If you're going to buy tulips and want them to come back every year or naturalize, I would suggest Darwin Hybrid tulips. Unlike daffodils, not all are meant to come back every year.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Redneck watergarden

It's raining again...


A couple times a year a bird or two moves into this house outside our kitchen window for a while. This is one of those times.

Guess Ty would say this is God showing the love in regards to our previous conversation.

Are these wrens or swallows, Mom? Don't think they're chickadees because they have some brown on the dorsum of their neck.

p.s. Now the fun mom figured out how to comment. This will be fun!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Odorus flore pleno or "Queen Anne's double jonquil"

Spring is a heart full of hope
and a shoe full of rain.
-unknown author

...pass the Benadryl, please!


Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
Let the sea resound, and all that is in it;
Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy;
Psalm 96:11-12

Monday, March 26, 2007

Pics from the yard

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand

(from In Christ Alone song)

This was the first tulip, but it was gone the next day along with chewed up leaves. I'm suspecting the below partook of some nourishment.

Thanks, Hannita!

And here are the earrings Hannita Bonita made for me when she had her blog contest.

Thank you, Darla!

Cool collaging!

Friday, March 23, 2007

New stickers

Last fall, Kansas passed a law in which it is okay to carry a concealed weapon, but you have to take a class which is $150 in order to legally do so. This is along with a thorough background check. Now these stickers have been popping up in businesses all over including my place of employment. Since I work at home, I can have guns in my house...I just can't bring them to a meeting or if I come work in the office.

Wonder if they are allowed at the post office...Probably not.

What I spent my half of the tax return on

We had to replace a sun tunnel (like a skylight) that the previous owners put in over 10 years ago. My husband patched it up when it first started leaking in the fall, but started leaking again along with another vent pipe.

I guess there are worse things to have to spend the money on...medical bills, for example.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


My two brothers are up visiting my mom for spring break. They had an impromptu family reunion with 14 members on Sunday and decided to make kuchen (German coffee cake) yesterday. They said they'd save me some for when I come in April. Below is the email from my mom. Thought you might enjoy it, too.

Hello: the kyds are learning that my oven doesn't work too good. Clark is also producing a cheese cake after he learned his "Cholesterol is punning high.

We are wondering what your favorite kuchen is. choices are. cherry; blueberry; apricot ; cottage cheese or even supreme. there is a lot of eating going on.
Love you Mom

Lenten lentils

This is what one guy is doing for lent.

Happy Vernal Equinox!

Today you are supposed to be able to stand an egg on its point. Gonna try it?

Contrary to this sunny post, I am in a poopy mood, but this shall pass. I won't bore you with the details. Maybe the sun will come out...

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Long Ride Home

I love this song...It's so sad and sweet at the same time.

I finally figured out how to put youtube stuff on here...I thought you had to embed it on the link thingy!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Church doesn't suck

What's the buzz around Wichita? A billboard from Gracepoint Church that states "Church Doesn't Suck". What do you think? To tell you the truth, I was more surprised at the pastor's name, Bryson Butts. Hope his sister's name isn't Bertha. A reporter was on the news last night interviewing people to see what they think. Two people said they were offended and wouldn't go to that church. When they interviewed the pastor, he said those aren't the people whom he's trying to reach. Hmmm... Good comeback.

Before and after