Saturday, February 27, 2010

A New Bloom

and the timing couldn't have been better. I'm off to the Philadelphia Flower Show next week and I'm going to treat myself to another orchid.
This beauty starting blooming again this week! A little bit of Spring indoors.

Friday, February 26, 2010

A Day to Remember!

I can't remember the last time we had so much snow in such a short period, after 24 hours of snow the sun finally poked through the clouds and the clean up began. Not without setbacks though, this is the heaviest snow I have ever shoveled. The man who plows our driveway is having a difficult time with the weight of the snow and hasn't show up. Joe started snowblowing and we ran out of gas, he managed to roll our car down the driveway and I began the impossible task of shoveling a spot at the bottom of the driveway. I shoveled and shoveled and just when I thought I was going to black out a total stranger with a plow came by and plowed out the bottom of the driveway for FREE!!! He wanted no money! I'm so happy that kind man took pity on this poor bedraggled soul!
He left without me thanking him properly so I plan on writing a small letter to the editor of our local paper. I only hope he sees it and knows how happy he made me!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It's snowing and might be the biggest storm of the year!

My little backyard friends are not looking forward to the predicted snowfall of 1 to 2 feet for today either!! We are all impatient for Spring, especially my little deer friends. It's difficult to find food in all this snow!

I decided to blog again

Today I went looking for my favorite chocolate cake recipe and couldn't find it and then recalled that I once posted it on my blog. Sure enough I searched back and found it and looked at a few other posts and it hit me that my blog was really my online diary of my daily activities. I realized then, that in one, five, ten years from now it will be fun to look back and see what I was doing, memories that I surely would have forgotton about. So, I'm back to blogging again.

I also visit favorite blogs and rarely comment, I feel funny for some reason about leaving anonymous posts, so now I can be an active blogger again.

One of my favorite activites is antiquing and my first return to the blogging world will be my two latest aquisitions.
The first is a very old pitcher and plate, I did some research and it's from the late 1800's. Only 20$ for the two!

I also found this pretty Oberwessel plate by E. Wood and Sons that is supposed to be highly collectible. I was attracted to the brown and yellow transferware rim and the romantic castle scene. I paid 8$ for it and I think that was a steal.
I missed my old blogger friends and it will be so nice to see who stops by to visit!