My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Saturday, January 22, 2011


So waaay back on the 6th I made some goals.....Here's my 2 week (uh, plus) update.

1) run errands - done! my errands included buying new pots for my new cactcusssses, mailing all my Christmas gifts, emptying out my life savings to pay the orthodontist, and finally buying some more contacts, 1st down!, ball on the 40!

2) go to the GYM! - done, well, I went last week. Last night, when I was finally feeling up to it, I decided that 25 degrees was just too cold to get out to the gym!! 1st down! ball on the 30!

3) repot my 2 new Christmas Cacti - but I may wait till they stop blooming to do that. - This is done, after a fashion. I actually just put the whole potted thing inside the new pots. I'll wait a bit longer to actually repot them since they're still THINKING about blooming. I kinda overwatered them and I don't think they get enough sun up there so the blooms aren't opening up much.

But I do love my new pots and the look of them above the TV! Isn't it great that the dark blue in the pots matches my wall perfectly?? Those little cacti plus two other little ones I got for $1.25 a piece will go into the pots with the big un's once I repot everything.

The big ones are fuscia and the little ones white so that should look really nice when they bloom again! 1st down! ball on the 20!

4) make 2 baby blankets for my friends that are due in April - done! one of the two has been delivered, the other will be sometime this week! they both look just like the flowers one in this post if you wanna see em. 1st down! ball on the 10!

5) get started on my sister's housewarming quilt. - not done yet, but ready to get started!

6) begin quilting my Mommie Quilt. - not yet.....

other things that made it onto my list in the last 2 weeks and got done:

*make gumbo with the LAST of my Lafayette sausage from my trip last July!

*mend the comforter that my mom made for Sonshine's birthday--it didn't fare well in the washer

*fix the pictures in the dining area....I took out last year's school pictures and put this year's in their places, then took several of my old pictures of the kids and replaced all hubby's Navy certificates with hooligan photos!

here's the best "before" pic I could find since I forgot to take one.

and the after shot:
I'm soo happy that I finally did this!!

So I'm claiming a TOUCH DOWN for this goal post!!

For next week (ish?)

1) Piece top for my sister's quilt

2) put away all ribbon etc and generally straighten up my sewing corner

3) continue rearranging and decluttering my "stuff and pretties" so that my living room is a bit more livable. The top of the entertainment center with my cacti is part of this ongoing process. I'll show you more as I go.

4) relax more, enjoy more, sleep more, exercise more.

and how about you? what are your upcoming goals??


Sara said...

Love your new cactus pots! No goals for me except stick to my diet, and that's a biggie!

ellen b. said...

Well done! Nice pots!

GrandmaK said...

Oh my goodness! You have a statue of the Madonna and Child very much like the one I have of the Madonna. They could be a matched set. I had never seen another that looked like mine. My Aunt Ida had her's on her vanity in her bedroom. When she passed away it was offered to me and I gladly accepted. It sits here on my desk. Thank you for this post

Stephanie D. said...

You've been a busy girl! Love the photo gallery!