Thursday, March 7, 2013

Beautiful Mama Blog Award

My dear friend Sarah nominated me for this award today. I don't know what to say other than, "Thank you!"

So, three things I love about motherhood:

1. When my daughter laughs. Not matter what kind of mood I'm in, or how bad my day has been just hearing her laugh puts a smile on my face.

2. The snuggles. Almost every night she sneaks out of her bed and into mine for snuggles. I'm so used to it that I wake up afraid if she isn't in bed with us. Love my snuggle bug.

3. Watching her love of music grow. She is always singing, dancing or "playing" an instrument. It's hilarious to hear her pounding away on the piano trying to play "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." She has the rhythm down, but not the melody. She loves to make up her own songs too. I especially love sharing artists with her. She loves Ben Folds, Paolo Nutini and The Cranberries as much as I do. She also makes her Daddy proud because she likes Bjork and Radiohead. :)

Now for my nominations.

1. I'll reciprocate Sarah's nomination. Like she said, we've been friends forever. I wish we lived closer to each other. Take a gander at her blog: Mommy Meditations.

2. Dana, we met online and quickly became real life friends. She's hilarious and has a ton of frugal ideas. Check her out at: Country Heart and Home

What's new pussy cat?

I know, I's been ages since I posted anything. I'm pretty bad at this blogging thing.

What's new in my little piece of the world? Well, I just started the Master Gardener course through the county extension office. It's something I've wanted to do for over ten years. I finally emailed the extension agent last week. He said that they had just started a class, but I could still get in if I wanted to. So for the next ten weeks I'll be spending three hours each Monday evening in class. There is soooooooo much information to learn. The book weighs fifteen pounds. Yes, I weighed it. 15 pounds!!!! I was glad that I knew some of the other students. I know a few of them from the farmers market. One was an acquaintance from my Project Linus chapter.

Speaking of Project Linus, that is finally getting off the ground. I have a few new people interested besides Dana and Mandy. Now I've got a small blanket stash. I need to sew the tags on and they will be ready for donating. One of the new members suggested giving blankets to the fire company. It never occurred to me that fire victims would need them. I think it's a great idea.

Other than that there's not much happening. I started some of the seeds for the garden. I've got Cherokee tomatoes, WV tomatoes, Genovese Basil, Dill, Spider Flower and Hibiscus so far. Once it's warm enough outside I'll direct sow the seeds for spinach, kale and Swiss chard. I want to try raised beds this year instead of digging up the garden plot. The soil is just not good here. I don't have the money to spend on improving it. So I'm going to try a raised bed or two with the Square Foot Gardening method.

I've also done a good bit of knitting. When the sun comes out and I can get nice pictures I will post my knitting projects. I promise.