Sunday, March 11, 2012

I Spy....signs of spring!

It has been beautiful here in Georgia this weekend.
Thankfully reminding me that spring is just around the corner.

I found buds and blooms all over my yard, bursting with optimism that spring is coming.

Reminding me that it is almost time to plant some veggies. Time to plan what to plant where.

Winter winter go away
Spring and I want to play!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Winter and Pictures......not a fan

It has been a long time since I have posted anything to my blog. I have recently been giving some thought to why I went astray. I really think it boils down to two things…okay maybe three, but two main things. I am really not a fan of winter or pictures!

I should clarify; I love pictures, as long as I am not involved. I don’t like taking pictures or having my picture taken. I am sure I could spend hours on a couch “getting to the bottom of this” but why waste so much time and money……it all boils down to my Dad. Wait…what?!? Clarify again. I had a Great Dad, I loved him dearly, and his “girls” were his pride and joy but…..from as early as I can remember I had the sun and a camera in my face.

My Dad was an amateur photographer my entire life. It was one of his many hobbies. Most of our homes (we traveled quite a bit when I was growing up) had a darkroom. If there was not a dedicated room to develop his pictures in the bathroom would double as a darkroom nights and weekends. He took pictures of anything and everything but especially his three girls. I got to where I hated cameras because it felt like it was always interrupting.

“Wait, let me get a picture”

“Stand closer to your sister”

“After we get this shot, the light is almost gone”


So….I hate pictures that involve me! And we all know a blog really needs pictures.

“Okay, accepting the crazy “I don’t like pictures” thing, kind of, but what does winter have to do with blogging?” you ask. I have a hard time in the winter. I hate to be cold!!!! I am certain that I was a bear in another life and spent the winter hibernating lol. I am sluggish and lose my crafty mojo when winter sets in every year. It has been almost exactly two years since I have posted anything, my last post was February 5, 2010……winter anyone???? Now you are not allowed to laugh at me when I tell you that the winters that do me in are balmy Georgia winters. I can’t help it if 60 degrees is cold to me! I would never leave my covers if I lived any farther north lol.

So in summation, it was a combination of pictures and winter that led me astray. The third thing, that was actually secondary……habit! I am a creature of habit and once I got out of the habit I couldn’t get back in……it was winter. Did I mention I hate winter?!?

So, I am giving it another go, in the middle of winter, no less. I have 7 grand babies now and have made a few things in the past two years that I would love to share with you,....if I can find any pictures lol.

Hoping to “see” you soon,


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