Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Blogger to Word Press

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I'm making the big switch from blogger to word press this week.  This could be translated to changing from tivo to direct TV.  Or an i-Mac to PC.  In other words... Old Dog - New Trick.  I'm working with a great web developer who is giving my whole site a major face lift and it should be ready any hour now. 

Sure.  I love change when it means rearranging furniture.  Or painting my entry bench.  But when it comes to big ticket items I get all....shall we say....wIgGeD oUt!  

So please bare with me today as my mind goes to our perfectly wonderful day we had last weekend...

Signs of spring are popping up all over our yard.

The kids found some "rich soil" in the backyard where they buried an old apple and a pinecone.  Something magic just might grow... *wink*

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
(Thanks Uncle Andy, we are half way through watching the first season)

Perhaps a family will move in?  This housing development has been on the market now for three years with out so much as one offer.  Not sure what the home owners association can do to encourage young families to relocate here but if you have any recommendations please share.

You may not believe those photos are from two days ago by the looks of it currently, but thats because I live in Reno where they say "if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes."

 In case you're still in suspense regarding the transplant of my schefflera (and I'm sure you've been on the edge of your seat) three out of the four water propagated stems have made made the transfer!

My gardenia, still full of buds, has finally opened one bloom.  If I could share the magnificent scent with you via blogger I would.  

Maybe Word Press will have that as an option.

And what about the big paint project in my family room and kitchen?  It was completed yesterday!  Let me get my curtains and paintings hung back up and I'll be sure to share!

Monday, February 20, 2012

ding - water plants

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I have a lot going on.

Who doesn't.

I have to do lists on my phone, my bulletin board and of course.....my head.  I have i-cal reminders set every week to remind me put the laundry in.
AND take it out.

An alarm goes off to remind me to
                                          pick up my kids,
                                          clean my car,
                                          water my plants.

As I write this I'm trying to think of all my scheduled reminders.  I'm going day by day in my head (too lazy to find my phone and too tired to remember it's on my computer).

Okay, I'll start with Monday.....    ***What's that car parked outside my house for....
Hmmmm...what happens on Mondays...       ***"Dan! Why is there a car parked outside?"
hmmmm.....Trumpet.  TRUMPET LESSONS!  Trumpet lessons at 5:30 HERE at my house.

Wow am I slow sometimes!

So back to my i-cal reminders (lol)...
Yes I need assistance with the mundane tasks like watering my plants.  If I wait till the plants need it, it's too late.  About six months ago I decided I couldn't live with out a beautiful Gardenia plant for my bathroom.  It has attempted to bloom three times since it came to live under my responsibility.  The first two times it dropped all it's buds after I failed to give it water.

Today it is once again covered in buds.

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Stress of Choosing Paint Colors

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Decision making.
NOT a job for a libra.

About every 18 hours I have a different idea of how we are painting our family room and kitchen. The count down is officially on as our painter arrives Monday.
Monday, Monday, Monday!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

"Our Neighborhood" Home Project

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art auction children's project
Perhaps you remember last year's auction art project for my daughter's primary Montessori classroom.  It was titled "Our Neighborhood."  I don't believe I ever shared my family's version of this same project.  It is very similar with a silhouette of Mt Rose and Slide Mountain as the backdrop but our piece also has a mini version of the strip in downtown Reno.  When coordinating an art project to be made in a classroom environment with multiple children, I prefer to do a sample project first with my kids at home.  I've actually had a couple failed ideas *gasp*...

Friday, February 10, 2012