Thursday, March 26, 2009

Saint Patrick's Day in Raleigh

My husband Paul, has been on the "parade committee" for 17 years and his particular job has been to oversee the Irish Village. This is held on Moore Square in downtown Raleigh and involves food, drink, entertainment, bathrooms skydivers and crowd control...not necessairily in that order...well This year, he has given the lead over to another, and did just non-profits and the dancers...which was way less stressful. Also, the parade was post-poned for a week due to terrible on the 21st of March Raleigh celebrated!!! And what a grand day it was.
The largest American flag to "fly" with a sky diver!

I have tons more photos here
Just click on Raleigh St. Patrick's Day parade and you can have a look.
Last night was the beginning of a good thing. A book club. 9 of us met...some knew each other well, others had never met. Really a nice evening. Our first book is Water for Elephants. I am looking forward to reading the book and getting to know these ladies better! Thanks Joyce and Karen for getting us organized! Neither of those ladies had met before last night. They "met" in the blog world. Isn't it a small world after all????

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Which comes first?

Click on the photo and enjoy the pictures. From the George and Martha series by Marshall...such humor is univerally appealing to "children" of all ages.....
Picture1: George is peeking in the window Picture 2: Martha is having a bath while George watches Picture 3: Not a good idea to peek!

Good Wednesday Friends,

So, which comes first....the headline or the text? Well, for today it has to be text, cuz I have NO earthly idea where this post is headed!!! Once again my world is a bit small and not so full of anything worth much discussion.....Now, next week is full of stuff....Fiona goes to the beauty shop, I see my Dr Zhang, Paul gets ready for the big St. Pat. Parade and actually, it is held next Saturday...the 14th (my dear mother's birthday). Our house is looking nice an spring-y while it is still looking a whole lot like winter outside....we expect warmer weather this weekend, so that should make a big difference!

I could talk a bit about the Dow Jones..........NOT

I could share some budget factoids...........NO WAY

I might share some dietary info.................HOLY COW NO WAY

so.....this is limiting my ability to wax eloquent. Oh, you will not believe this but Paul is hooked on the Bachelor....he is giving his opinion of Jason (he's a jerk, says Paul and he doesn't trust him one out Molly) and we are both happy that Jillian will be the bachelorette as she is by far the best dressed of any of those gals...loved her outfit last night, very classy. And tonight is Lost, so we are happy about that....we only have 3 channels we can get on our tv and I hate television but we are kinda hooked on a couple of shows.....are you hooked on any show?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

We had some snow!

This is "today", Tuesday...note the beautiful blue sky? Note that the snow is almost gone...

This is our snow of Monday, really heavy, wet and beautiful

A holly bush covered in our March snowfall...wish you could see how hard it was snowing

Our daughter Amy stopped by and waited for her office to open

The redbud tree through the screen was already getting buds, wonder what will happen as it is usually so very pretty

An internet purchase....cupcake toppers, but way too pretty to use for that purpose, don't have the foggiest idea what I will do with these pretties, but I know they will come in handy. They came in the lovely doiley envelope wrapped in tissue and tied with a pink satin ribbon, how very lovely.

Happy Tuesday everyone,

This has been another day of hibernation for me....been getting on board with a program thru this fellow .

We purchased his software and now I am plugging in all the info, it is incredible...but a bit time-consuming and overwhelming at first.

IKEA just opened late February in Charlotte....not too very far from where I live...ok, 2 and a half hour drive....but hey, that is not that far to travel....our closest IKEA was DC area and that is a good 4 hours drive, so this is an improvement. I am itching for a road trip.....but with my committment to our finances...well, maybe a road trip is not a good idea. It is so painful to change your habits....self-control is an acquired attribute. We humans are more into self-gratification...oh, we can label it alot of other names....but boil it down, its all the same: we want what we want when we want it. (oh I do hate to end a sentence with a preposition....). I am in the process of changing some hard core habits of mine and will try to tackle them with God's help one day at a time. Phil4:13, Romans 12:2 and Phil2:5 are giving me support, you'd think I was on heroin or is just food and money, we all need both, but some of us handle them better than I do and anyway, I need a change, it is good for me. I find that these are very inter-related and principles I am applying in one area really do apply for the other, so it makes it a bit easier as I am getting two for some ways.
I will keep you posted on the red bud, he sure is a pretty fellow and I hope this snow did not harm him....