Thursday, April 26, 2012


I shot this beautiful wysteria at a friend's house where all the kids met up before prom. (These days, most go as a group of friends rather than the traditional "relationship" couples. How times have changed!) 

The house was absolutely gorgeous but the gardens were to die for. I have admired the property since it was built; but I never thought in a million years that I would be inside. How fun! It was the perfect backdrop for a lot of great photos. (Oh and PS, thanks kid for letting me know that we were going to "this" house ahead of time! NOT! I could have, at least, put a little lipstick on! Pffft!!!)

Time is moving really quickly. Pretty soon, the hub and I will be empty nesters. Wait. What?

Oh, wow.
Labels:  Kid, Flowers

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Senior Prom


Many, many thanks to Steve at Garden Delights who is always spot on when it comes to any type of floral arrangements I have ordered through them. You think the hub would want to walk down the isle again? I would so have Steve do ALL of the flowers!!! I am crazy in love with this little arrangement!

Labels:  Flowers, Franklin TN, Kid

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Honeysuckle Rose

Mmmmm, do you still pick the sweet drop of nectar from a honeysuckle?

I do!

Labels: Flowers, Spring, Tennessee

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


After a full day of unexpected rain yesterday, it was nice to have a cool and sunny one today.  Now, it's downright nippy at 60˚!

These are a few of my blankets from India (remember the shopping spree to Tuesday Morn?). The striped wool blanket is from the Pendelton Woolen Mill Store in Portland, OR. What wonderful memories. I love it out there. 

It's kinda felt Portlandesque here these past few days.

I love when there is a chill in the air.

Labels:  Portland, Oregon

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Happy Ukrainian Easter!

These photos are from years' past, but I do feel the love.

Dad in the kitchen, doing what he loves best--cooking up a great Ukrainian Easter feast. Browning the kishka.

 Then he slices it and bakes it.

I only wish we were all together enjoying the love together. 

Miss you all, so very much.

PS Dad is doing better! Yay, and thank you for all your well wishes.


Labels: Inlaws, Ukrainian Easter

Friday, April 13, 2012


It's never easy watching as our parents age. In fact, it sucks. The hub's father is in the hospital after having some pretty serious medical problems. We're all worried sick.

Sending lotsa hugs and love to all of my inlaws up north, especially my mother- and father-in-law. Can you keep them in your thoughts, also?


Labels:  Inlaws

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Day Like Any Other


It started out wonky to begin with. Had to get up at 4:45 a.m. to take the hub to the airport. Ugh. But it really didn't feel too bad. At least I slept better last night than the night before. Kinda felt a tad ok at 4:45. Go figure. That never happens. After returning to bed (You think I'd stay up? HA!), the kid comes in complaining about his cough that he has had for over a month. So yes, above picture is of my sticker for being a good mom and taking the kid to the docs, finally. Dr. Rose was spot on. Allergies. Thank goodness. Nasal spray and some neti pot suggestions and we were outta there likety split. Ew. Hate pediatrician offices. Ugh. So many germs. Blech. (And yes, the kid is old enough to go to a regular doc, just haven't gotten around to it yet. Obviously.) Well, since it was so gorgeous out, I allowed him to play hooky for the rest of the day. (Another reason why I got a being-a-good-mom sticker. He got a being-a-good-patient sticker, of course.)

We were downtown and I had been meaning to get back to Third Man Records to pick up the live Jerry Lee Lewis record that I had already paid for last April when he played on Record Day. The album took an awfully long time to be released and I had completely forgot about it until recently. Today was the day to go and grab it. But, why stop there? I also picked up two 45s, Tom Jones-- yes, the Tom Jones w/Jack White and Jack's new release, Sixteen Saltines.(I kept saying Sixteen Candles! Pffffft!!!! I'm so getting OLD!) I  admire Jack for introducing many great talents from back in the day such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Tom Jones and Wanda Jackson to a whole new generation of listeners. My hat's off to him.

As the kid and I were walking into the shop, one of the main honchos at Third Man, Ben, was walking out --he welcomed us, held the door for us and even commented on our stickers. What a sweet guy. And, he was with Matt Pinfield, of MTV fame. Wonder if he is doing a piece on Jack? How cool is that! Right? Wish I could have placed the face and name when we passed one another tho. Doy. Always the way.

Anyhoo, fun enough. The kid and I got our records, then boom--outta there quick-like the docta's. We came on home; and when I went to open the JLL album, I notice that the hub, the teenager, his girlfriend and I are on the back cover!!! How hilarious is that? Pretty darn hilarious, I say. Too bad those two big 'hades are blocking us. Wait, that's probably a good thing.

What a cool day.

Labels: Hub, Kid, Music, Nashville, Teenager, Teenager's Girlfriend

Monday, April 09, 2012

An Abundance

Lily of the valley.

(Scratch -n- Sniff)

Labels:  Flowers, Spring

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Here's My Easter Bonnet

With all the frills upon it.

Won't you meet me at the Easter parade?

Labels:  Easter

Friday, April 06, 2012


Happy March equinox holidays. 

Happy spring.

Happy full moon.

Happy face in Dar's back yard.


Labels: Darlene, Easter, Spring 

Wednesday, April 04, 2012


Is in the eye of the beholder.

Labels: Riverside



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