Holding Pattern

>> Sunday, February 12, 2012

It's official. Laurie has entered the "holding pattern". That is 29 yrs and holding.

Or is it 30 and holding?

Any hoo....a big ole shout out to my darling, sweet, wonderful and eat up with the rugby bug daughter...Happy B-day!!!!!


Teen no more

>> Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Trev turned 20 on Monday. I no longer have a teenager in the household so I guess I will have to accept he's now a bonafide adult.

Nah, never mind I am not going to accept it.


Elf on the Shelf

>> Thursday, November 24, 2011

Recently while shopping for Deco mesh to make a new Christmas wreath I happened to see a Christmas display with all these boxes of Elves. I decided to look a little closer and noted the title"Elf on the Shelf". Now, not being hip to what is taking America by storm obviously, I didn't really give it much thought. But in recent days I had begun to see this same Elf in varying poses and places on Pinterest. So, I decided to see just what the hubbub was all about. I googled it and much to my surprise this little Elf has a story and a job. He spends time in your home and each night flys back to the North Pole to report to Santa how "good" the family he lives with is doing. I can tell you without a doubt, had this same Elf been around when my sweet little children were growing up, well I would have definitely invited one to stay with us. And each day I'm sure my children would have "looked" to find him hiding about in our house. I can imagine their excitement to spy him in certain spots or places. I would have taken great care to hide him, pose him and would have had lots of fun telling the kids stories of this little elf's antics.

Years ago, at least as far back as the mid 90's I actually bought a couple of elves. I had seen this display at Pottery Plus with these elves climbing a little ladder that had been placed up against a tree. It looked as if they were decorating the tree. I bought them during the "after Christmas sale" and packed them up. I never saw them again. True story.

Over the years as each Christmas came, I would look in our boxes of Christmas stuff, but those little elves never turned up. When we moved out here to Castle Hayne I found the ladder which had fallen apart, so I threw it away. As the years passed, I would think of those elves every now and then and wonder where in the world did they go. It bothered me that they had just mysteriously disappeared. I even thought at one time that maybe I looked at them but never bought them but then I would remember the ladder.

You can imagine my surprise, when last week they turned up! If they could only talk! There they were in a white box with a few other things, looking as good as new. Wrapped in plastic and at least 15yrs old. Now, they don't look like the "Elf on the shelf" little elf except for their faces and they are dressed in green with striped legs instead of all red. But I do believe I will find them a nice little spot to sit and take in the festivites during our holiday season.



>> Saturday, June 25, 2011

Well, shortly after posting about needing rain, we actually got some!

A small storm rolled through and it rained steadily for 20 mins or so. Not nearly enough but it is a start.

We are still in a drought situation and our usual weekly predicted forecasts show a possibility of 30% chance of getting rain.

We need to up the odds, so if you know a rainmaker, please let him/her know to send some our way.


Hot, Hot, Hot!

>> Thursday, June 23, 2011

Do we ever need some rain.

Parched grass, dust bowl city, curling dry leaves.

We are smoking here!

Holly Shelter is on fire, so today is overcast and smokey smelling.

Chance of rain 30%.

Whew, did I say we need rain?


May 15

>> Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hard to believe but we celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary in fine fashion here at the ole Steed farmette. Bird watched, planted, weeded, etc ...you know all the things we usually do on the weekend...lol.

It was another anniversary for me as well...my 33rd year as a nurse at NHRMC...now that just blows me away. Dang, who would have thought!



>> Saturday, May 14, 2011

La was officially awarded her Doctorate this morning.

I don't think I will ever be able to comprehend how hard she worked or the countless hours she spent in the lab.

And through it all has remained a wonderful, talented, funny and beautiful young lady.

Proud...you bet!
Happy for her...even more so!
Heart bursting with love....best believe it!

Love you La!


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