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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Happy May everyone. The new month is finding me busy with trying to catch up on my weeding. It happens every spring so that's no news to you or to me...

I was planning on getting some hoeing done in a few flower beds today but instead I spent some quality time with my granddaughter Nicole. Her school had an open house today for parents and grandparents. They had turned every classrooms  in different activities. She had chosen the Scrap-booking activity in another classroom.  Of course, I took my camera along but  I can't show all the 70 photos I took today.

Nicole working on her scrap booking and surprised to see me.

The glossy surface did not photographed well but it will give you an idea of her work.

A closer shot of her in the scrap-book. She is quite the diva... looking chic in her nice little hat.

Mama arrived in between meetings and had to go back to work. Since it was a half day for the school kids today I took Nicole shopping with me. I bought lots of stickers for her scrap booking  but no pictures of the purchase. Since it was lunchtime I took Nicole to lunch at Cosco but didn't took my camera in so no pictures either. I needed to buy some vegetables and a big bottle of pure vanilla.

I went to The Depot and I also bought a new toilet seat that goes down silently with just a gentle push and as a bonus it has this kiddie toilet seat that goes with it.  No more slamming the toilet seat down.

Nicole thought that the kiddy seat would make a great frame. I agree, lol...

Waiting for me in the sun room trying different poses. She love being photographed. I told you that  she's a diva.

May first  today and my poinsettia is still blooming although it lost a lots of the green leaves through neglect.

I wish I could sit in the lotus pose like this but I can't sit in full lotus because of  a bad knee cap.

Nicole is tying her sneaker lace on the big rock out front. My tiny little blue flowers are blooming but my boxwood bush got winter damage this year.

We took a little hike to the field and there was one of the eagle in the nest.  It looked so big that Nicole didn't want to stick around for long as she was a little scared.

Here are the two flower beds I worked on yeterday. My daylillies are doing well but not the irises since I planted them so late last fall. They may survive but I won't get any blooms this year in this bed. I bought some potting soil on sale last fall and I put it in there to mulch the tiny weeds. I hope that it'll work. Brown and green looks nice, don't you think? Or  I may plant some flower seeds for this year. lol...

Nicole also came to help me in the barn. She help feed milk to the calves and hay to the bigger ones and the big bull and his consorts.  I put warm milk in the cat bows and shortly after, one of the little kitties walked in the milk and decided to lay down in the warm milk. Nicole thought it was funny.He needed a bath after that, luckily I keep towels at the farm.

After she finished work she said"Mamoo, I don't know how you can do this every day. A grandmother should be at home cleaning house and cooking, not doing this kind of work"  Maybe, she right.

Thanks for dropping in I appreciate your comments so much.


  1. awww. she got a good dose of your life this afternoon. glad you got to spend time w/ her scrapbooking project at school. the eagle is really cool! milky kitten? not so much. :)

  2. What a cutie! I bet she really loved having you come to school. I love your sun room..looks like a great place to hang out! That eagle shot is amazing! You had a full day and it seems like a fun one too..even all the work you had to do..Nicole is right..you shouldn't have to do all that outside work too!

  3. What a full post! I hardly know where to begin .. I know I want to live in your sunroom! covet covet covet it... Nicole is adorable! and talented and what a good idea about the toilet seat!

    LOVE the Eagle! I hope I live long enough to see Adelle be that age! oh, sigh

    and well and yeah ... she knows you work too much too.


  4. She is darling and how wonderful you got to have the day with her.
    Have a wonderful day.

  5. Your family is beautiful. Thank you for sharing them. Hugs.

  6. I agree ~ you shouldn't be doing all that manual labor!! And your sunroom looks like a beautiful greenhouse! You have just the right touch, for sure!

  7. What a fun day! Unexpected and I'm sure you had plenty of other things to do, but she'll never forget this day.
    She's a darling diva.

    Love your yard.

    LOVE your sunroom.

  8. Wonderful quality time with Nicole! They DO grow up so very quickly! We need to work in all the time we are able with them as they grow!

  9. She sounds like alot of fun to be around. She is adorable as well. Love her idea of what a grandmother should do, hah. I think visiting you on a farm would be so much fun. Silly little kitty.

  10. What a great day. I remember how much I loved it when I could get to spend alone time with my Grandmother.

  11. I'm glad that you were able to spend the afternoon with Nicole. Any other time that you want to I am sure that she would be more than happy to! I am finished work tomorrow and I am sure that you will see me more soon because I have to get the garden ready.

  12. I love tagging along with you and Nicole today...She is beautiful and talented....I know you loved every minute you spent with her and she is a very special little lady to have you for a grandmother.

  13. What a Brilliant Blog!!!

  14. What a fun day...and a very pretty young lady! Your sun room is gorgeous!

  15. Simply beautiful colours...lovely!

  16. Sounds like a great day spent with a talented young lady!
    Love your sun room!!

  17. Oh, what fun you two had, it shows in those pretty faces. Love the eagle picture. If I had that sun room I would never want to leave it. lol What a gorgeous room. Hugs, Maggie

  18. Love seeing all your activity. And you actually got a photo with the eagle. That is just so amazing.

  19. It was fun stopping by & seeing smiles & spring in full bloom. Your days are so full Julia, it was good for Nicole to share your life & that's what will make memories for her. She's a creative, sweet, humorous girl...just like her Mamoo. Live each day to its fullest, that was a day well spent.

  20. What a lovely young lady your grnddaughter is, such a pretty smile, I bet you two enjoy each other's company. Love your sunroom Julia, lots of wonderful plants and flowers...