Saturday, March 27, 2010

Happy Spring!

I am so badddd...I thought I'd pop a little note on my blog and I can't believe I have not written since February! I guess facebook is taking lots more time than I thought. So...where to begin?

Libby is very pregnant and due April 17th. I love being home so we can see her grow. We went with her to have a 3D ultrasound which was incredible. You can see all of Miss Savannah's features so when she arrives, we'll already feel like we know what she looks like. Libby has had so many baby showers and received so many wonderful gifts. The thing I find most interesting is that so many of her clients have given her parties and gifts! She must be a really good sales rep like her dad...she certainly didn't get it from me. Our fence is gorgeous that Led put in for us while we were in Florida. It's black, looks like wrought iron and has spindles? pickets? that are close enough together that Harley can play out back to his hearts' content. Andy likes it if I can just get him to go behind the pool to poop rather than right by the sidewalk!

I celebrated my birthday at Lib's couples' shower...fabulous cake. Woody got me two river birch trees which are wonderful. Just one more year for Social Security!!

Work has been slow this first quarter and I find myself liking it that way! I am writing for pay (really low pay but I enjoy writing more than editing) but haven't even been editing much...I find myself quoting articles pretty high so they find someone cheaper. Does this mean I've finally embraced retirement? I will continue to work for Marsha if she needs me, but after talking to our accountant and doing our taxes, I may not be able to afford to work as much as last year!

We have just about got the yard ready for the summer. Our jonquils and hyacinths are absolutely gorgeous. We are enlarging one flower bed in front, but took out all the flower beds in the back that were around the old fence. We're trying to go more maintenance free so riding and edging is about the extent of yard work once we get the front beds planted each spring with petunias and impatiens. I have two tomato plants, the little tommy toes ones, on the screened porch which was all we really ate last year. I like fried green tomatos but Ed said he'd give me some so I don't have to plant any big ones.

This month I finally took what Carol did on the Haynes/Hurt family genealogy and the Boyd family from the North Henderson/South Carroll County The Watcher's website and found out that I am eligible for the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Daughters of the Confederacy, am English through and through on my mother's side and Irish by way of Scotland on the Boyd side! It just validated what I knew on the Irish side, but our clan did come from Scotland originally...I was able to track back to 1730 on the Boyd side in the U.S. and by clan name way back, and Carol had it back to the 1500's or so on our mothers' side! I think I'll stop now before I find out something I'd rather not far all the family has been on the up and up!

As we approach Easter, please know that I keep all of you in my prayers so please return the favor! and enjoy my Irish prayer from Saint Patrick:

May the strength of God pilot us.
May the power of God preserve us.
May the wisdom of God instruct us.
May the hand of God protect us.
May the way of God direct us.
May the shield of God defend us.

Happy Spring!