Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tour of My Patio Garden

Here is a look at the progress of my perty patio garden!!!!!
Here is the view standing in the patio doorway looking left...
Here is the view looking right from the doorway...

This is my big pot of basil :-)

This is my planter with basil on each side and iin the center of the planter is lemon verbena (I plan to use for tea) YUM!!!!!!



This is my topsy turvey baby tomato planter...it hangs on the side of the building and has two red cherry tomato plants and one yellow....already ate one tomato off of this planter....Walt a I shared it (did not really fill us up) LOL!!!


This is one of two big tomato planters...I am trying this new this year and we shall see if I get enough sun to actually have tomatos grow on these....

And the other big tomato plant...
If you look close you can see lots of flowers on them - hopefully this means we will also see lots of tomatos make it to maturity!!!

This is my pot of Lemon Thyme...a little spider has moved in this pot and made a little and seeing as how no recipes call for spider babies or web I may not be using this.....:-) But it is still pretty!


And here is the closeup of my Clematis...already had about ten huge purple flowers and here is a closeup of a new one ready to open up!!! There are like ten buds waiting to open now - yippee!!!!


Hope you enjoyed the garden tour!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday - Deserted Island

I am playing along with Tay at The Undomestic Momma!

Top 2 Things (not people) you would take to a deserted island

Follow along and play here!!!

1. My first thing is definitely tweezers! I cannot live without my tweezers; I am constantly plucking something; somewhere...




2. Second, I would definitely need plackers - dental floss picker thingies..I use these constantly already! Imagine you are on that island and have to eat one of these just to survive..



And then not having one of these for after.....pretty important I think!!!!!!



Come and play along!!!!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

A Tour Of My Cubicle

A tour of my cubicle...
I have decided since I have absolutely NOTHING to say today I will give you a tour of my cubicle in photos (minus the sensitive company stuff).
Here they are in no particular order...

An over view standing in the entrance which is a space between two walls...The sombreros and leis are from employee appreciaton...I LOVE that group at work!!!! I also LOVE LOVE my write on wipe off board...I inherited this from someone that left the company - yeah me!
My only blank (or clear) spot - this is where I lay out process maps, etc.

this is the soda stash under my desk for the Employee Appreciation Team - works out well as I do not drink soda at all - anytime!

this is my picture section - family and close friends adorn a LARGE area of my walls...


this is games, fun mugs and stuff, awards, etc,.

I have to show this - I am in Toastmasters at work to learn to be a better public speaker and after you do ten speeches you got the Communicator award...our group made these for the party when three people that acheived this award on the same day - yippee - are they not soooooooo cute!?!?!??



my toes - I am argueing that they ARE in my cubicle...I just got them done yesterday so I had to show them off!!!! Right? OPI Koala Berry - one of my fav summer colors!
This is Angelica...If you look close you can see the pink medicine on her bottom lip...This was last week when she was sick. I am sooooooooo happy to report that she is fine now!!! She got better on Saturday am and just started running around like crazy - another thank you God and yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!


That's all I have - maybe a report from the gym for tomorrow...I gotta find something to say!!!!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Fives

Fridays Five (With Beth At Just Me and My Life) is 5 Random Questions you can have fun answering and then enjoy getting to know others by reading theirs!


Link up here and play too!!!!!!


1. If given a choice to skip work for a day, how would you spend the entire day?


Spa Day - nothing better than a spa day!




2.If you could start fresh, what profession would you choose?


Kindergarten Teacher - it is rewarding and I am jealous every summer when my relatives that are teachers are off for three months!!!!!



3.What is your favorite candy or candy bar?

I love anything chocolate or peanut butter so I would have to say my FAVORITE is a Reese's peanut butter cup but I also love the occasional Skittles!!!!!!










4.Have your ever ordered anything from an infomercial or bought an"As seen on TV item"?

Absolutely!!!!!!! Most recent and memorable was this stuff...

And this was my all time favorite purchase - I use this constantly still today and it is over 15 years old!!! Of course, it is the older model of this thing...



5. Whats the movie you ALWAYS cry at??
The Outsiders!! This has always been my favorite movie!!! I love the message it sends and the guys used to seem sooooo hot and sexy (almost all the guys in it went on to have amazing careers in the movies!!! Not so mch anymore but it has an awesome message and I cry everytime I watch it mutliple times!!!!!!! If you have never seen it - rent it now!!! I promise you will LOVE LOVE LOVE it!



PS - Everyone please say a little prayer for my baby Angelica - she was really sick last night and this am...I gave her a litttle cat amoxicilan and some CatLax and am hoping it is just a stuck hairball - she is not eating or drinking or moving and if she does not improve today it looks like a trip to the vet tomorrow!! Thanks for the prayers!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I Heart Nature

I LOVE LOVE LOVE nature!!

I love plants (as you can tell if you have seen my patio plant pictures) and I love animals (I would own a zoo if I was allowed to have them all in the my condo!

When I was leaving for work this am I saw this little guy resting on my patio...he was just sitting there chilling out on next to my rosemary plant...

I will leave you with HIM OR HER in all his or her glory (My sliding glass door has a light filter on it so it is a little cloudy but other then that - what a cool photo op!!!!!!!









Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tag Along Tuesday

Tuesday Tag-Along

It's tag along Tuesday!!!

Come tag along at Twee Poppets it's a great way to get new followers and find new blogs that inspire you!

Top 2 Tuesday




Today is Top 2 Tuesday!


Yippee!!!


We will all be sharing our top two reality shows we would want to be on.


Hop on over to The Undomestic Momma and play along - it's fun!!!!!!!!!

This is hard for me to just pick two because I LOVE reality TV and would probabl;y be thrilled to be on any show - I also love drama...you know, gossip drama!!!!!

I think that reality tv is all I watch now aside from being forced to watch Monday Night Raw with Waliacha (he will swear to you that wrestling is reality TV!!!!! - LOL!!)

Number 1 - Survivor



Number 2 - Amazing Race






Runners Up....

All other reality shows from Big Brother to Cooking shows to Jersey Shore....LOVE THEM ALL!!!!!!!! I think it wouls be fab to get a makeover by Snookie!

Join us!!! What are your favs?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Polo Benefit and Father's Day

This weeekend I traveled to Harrisburg for a Benefit Polo match that my sister and brother-in-law were involved with...it was amazing and great weather too!!!!!!!!!
Also, when there, as a family we celebrated father's day as we have BY FAR the best father in the U.S.A. (I may be biased)!!!!!!!!!!!
Here are the pics!!!!!!!!!

Parking pass.... Program for the match...
Memaw and Poppy and Ali (this is my wonderful daddy...the kids call him Poppy)...

Susie and Kyleigh - she got her face painted in the festivities tent before the match...


Scenery from the hay ride before the match...Ryan wanted nothing to do with this hay ride he stayed with Aunt Kerry and played in the grass...


Poppy and Ali on the hay ride...



All the kids (and adults) loved the Rita's !!!!! It was over 95 degrees all day!!!!!!!

Kids advertising...


Having fun under Uncle Dan's sign...

Ryan loved Poncho the goat!!!!!

After Ryan left Poncho was looking for him (maybe he loved Ryan too?!?!?)



Horses - are they not absolutely beautiful!?!?!?! They shave their mane on their necks so that the polo mallet does not get caught in it.


Part of the crew under the tent...


Ali watching the "horsies play"...

Let's play Polo..........they also braid the tails so that the mallets do not not get caught.


There are alot of blurry game pictures...I need photography lessons - LOL!!!! Luckily I got a few clear ones....oh well, I tried.....


Festivites tent (face painting, hair painting, Ritas, etc.)










Ryan...
Ali...


Kyleigh...
Kyleigh funny face...love this little girl!!!!!!!!




After the day was done, the kids were sooooo tired....they just
tipped over and slept....


All in all it was another amazing weekend with family!!!!!
Thanks to all the dads out there that are father's to their children!!!
Thanks to both of my brothers-in law and my brother for being amazing and loving fathers!!
The biggest thanks of all to my Dad!!!!
Hands down....The best dad in the world!!!!!!!!!!!