I usually don't post anything here except for scrappy stuff, but I am wanting to start being better about posting other things. I don't know if anyone will be interested, but maybe some one will. So here is my first post in my effort to be a better blogger. . .
Ahhh, I love vacation. I am taking a little vacation from my job this week. I have so many things on my to-do list that I am hoping to get done. Even though it will be a jam packed week, it will all be stuff I love doing so it won't be like "work" at all. I have all kinds of fun scrappy and home things planned as well as a trip home to go flea market shopping with my mom and even some rockin' concerts.
Yesterday was just beautiful outside. I spent the whole entire day working on my flower beds. I have huge flower beds in my yard that wrap around the whole front and one side of the house. I really enjoy flower gardening. Last year I was really sick with something that was diagnosed as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. It really sidelined me from doing much of anything physical. I don't think I touched my flower beds even once. With being sick and trying to get settled back in from the move home, I just didn't make it out to do anything all spring. For the past several months I have been in a remission of sorts and been really motivated to get out and garden, of course wouldn't you know that mother nature wasn't as motivated as I was!
Not only did I clean out and weed almost half of my garden, I also dug out and started a second bed that I have been wanting to start forever. Emma and I also started work on a small bed in the back yard that will be her garden. Finally I have one of my children wanting to garden with me!
Saturday David and I went in to St Louis to attend the Bob Costas benefit at the Fox Theatre. We saw Kathleen Madigan (so funny I cried), Chuck Berry, and The Goo Goo Dolls. It was a great show and such a good cause (the cancer center for one of children's hospitals here).
The Fox is absolutely amazing inside. I borrowed Anna's camera since it is small so I really didn't get any great photos inside. I would love to go there sometime just to wander about and take photos.
Emma, David, and I took a walk earlier this week. Emma and I were looking for signs of spring. She found a pine cone that she decided would be the start of a new collection. Our neighborhood is full of forsythias. I think they are one of my favorite signs of spring.
Also earlier this week we attended a dinner hosted by the local rotary club honoring 16 local high school seniors with their Young Women of Achievement awards. The choose one girl from each of the city's four high schools to be honored in one of four categories. My oldest daughter Anna was one of the four honorees from her school. She was awarded a community service award.
This is Anna receiving her award from the local Rotary President and the publisher of the local paper. We are very proud of Anna and her commitment to community service. It is hard to believe that she will be graduating in a month and on her way to college. I just don't know where the time has gone. It certainly goes too fast.
Okay, that is it for today's vacation log. I plan on scrapping this evening so I hope to have a fun scrappy project of two to share tomorrow.