Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring is springing....


Spring is all around us now...everywhere I look I see something bright and beautiful. Even though it is cold, dark, dreary and rainy here this day, I look out and see things blooming and the gloom isn't so all enveloping.

I cannot help but wish I had a fireplace when it rains...I love sitting by a fire almost as much as anything there is. Just something about it....when we moved to Tennessee, the little house had a fireplace. We did close it up and get a wood stove with a blower on it. But before we closed it, I sure enjoyed it. Sitting by a wood stove is very enjoyable also, just not quite the same.

I keep threatening to turn our old block garage into a room for me...with a wood burning stove in it. I know I would spend a lot of time in it if we did...I would want a stove and a comfortable chair or two...and a light to read by. But then I think about how much work would be involved and how damp it tends to get...the dampness is really the part that worries me. Roger says we could take care of it, but I am not as positive as he is.

Okay, change of subject...

Our dinner yesterday was filled with laughter from watching Lorelei. She sat and grinned and laughed and made faces almost the entire time. So much joy does she bring to our life. And she laughs in her sleep...honest to goodness. Sarah was the same way....she woke up laughing a lot of times when she was little. I honestly can't remember if she did it this young though...

Roger picked up this little rocker seat for her at Walmart Saturday...we put it together, all the while knowing that one of the cats would claim it. He first put this folded up towel in it. None of them noticed it till that night and then Puss Puss claimed it. We took the toys off cause she wanted to play with them, and we unfolded the towel and covered the entire thing with it. Puss Puss slept in it that first night, but she was back with us last night.Sarah says Otto licks Lorelei's feet every chance he gets...Keesha doesn't pay her much mind. She was a funny dog...she didn't always like kids when she was young, yet some kids could do anything to her. Otto will be all for anything that Lorelei can dish out...though Sarah will never let Lorelei be mean to an animal.

Otto and his type were at one time America's favorite dog for families...they have such a bad reputation now. Though after knowing him, it really makes me wonder how any of them is ever induced to fight. He is all about a good time...the closer he can be to you the better. He just has to sneak in as many kisses as he can...

I need to get busy and get some things done around here...I bought an extra ham and had it sliced so I need to get the slices bagged individually and frozen. I also need to put the dishes up...I tell you I am loving my dishwasher. So far, I am well pleased with it. I put a pan in it the other day that had sat for hours, it had had mac-n-cheese in it, and that had dried on it. It came clean as a whistle. It cleans much better than our old one...even when it was brand new I found quickly that it was no use to try to clean pans in it. But that was about 15-16 years ago. I guess things have improved since then.

11 comments:

George said...

Isn't it amazing what some blossoms can do to brighten a dreary day? I must say that Puss-Puss looks very comfortable in the little rocker.

Barb said...

This is a blog entry full of lots of news...thank you for a glimpse into your busy day! Yes I love the flowers, mine are much slower then yours! What kind of dishwasher do you have, mine does not do a good job with pans? I need one that will scrub up my pans ;>)!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Rose, IF you want to work on the old garage and make a room with a fireplace --and if Roger says he can get rid of the dampness---WELL--you should do it. Don't squash a dream that 'could' come true someday!!!

It is interesting to see how animals relate to babies. Some are indifferent and others want to play and be friends.

Wonder if Puss Puss will ever let Lorelei sit in that cute little rocker seat????? ha

Have a wonderful day even though it's rainy up there. We are dry--but it's cloudy and windy.

Hugs,
Betsy

Mary said...

Love the spring blossoms! That kitty in the chair is so cute :-) Wish I had a new dishwasher....mine is 29 years old.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I guess it didn't take long for the chair to be claimed! Glad you're enjoying your new dishwasher so much. ;-)

TSannie said...

EVERYbody has buddedness but me! Boo-Hoo!
That Otto sounds like a love.

Deborah Godin said...

Really enjoyed all your notes on spring and the homey parts about families and babies and snoozing pets! The cozy room sounds wonderful, too, but not the damp - you're right about that. Or so my bones agree!

don said...

I like your newsy blog for today. The spring-like blossoms brighten my day. The cat claiming the new rocker is so typical of cats... who know everything you do is for them! :-)

Abe Lincoln said...

I am with you and ready for a "warm" spring. The cloudy skys, misting rain days are over I hope.

Gobsmacks

fishing guy said...

Rose: Beautiful tree blooms.

Tricia said...

The cat in the baby seat is hilarious - Glad you gotta picture of that one!

When my daughter was a baby, she cried out one night & my husband (at the time - her daddy - we're divorced now) jumped up in a flash to check her & she was sound asleep! Then another night, she belly laughed out loud in the middle of the night & we jumped up again, but she was sound asleep! She did that a few times, but we were young parents & jumped at everything! hehehe

The flower buds are so pretty & that color is WoW!!!

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