Friday, April 24, 2009

7 Quick Takes Friday


It's been a very busy week. My youngest son turned 11 on Wednesday. Last Sunday I decided to let him pick our menu for the week, he was THRILLED. He is a typical preteen bottomless pit boy, although he is probably one of the pickiest eaters I've ever met. He also helped me get several new recipes written for my Food blog, he LOVES to cook. He couldn't decide if he liked the homemade chicken strips or our new pizza braid the most, he ate a ton of both trying to make up his mind. The two youngest helped me bake him a birthday cake while he was at school on Wednesday, that was a big hit too!


I keep finding new blog carnivals to participate in, this week I added Pink Saturday, Scenic Sunday, 1000 Word Thursday and Family Photo Friday. Pink Saturday was sooooo much fun, I still can't believe that 37 people commented on my photo. Pink is my favorite color & I'm really looking forward to participating in it again this Saturday.


I've decided to use this new background for the moment. My sweet friend Mel has offered to make me a personalized background & header. I'm hoping to have time this weekend to figure out what I like. Hopefully I'll get a new group picture with all the kids & my granddaughter on Mother's Day.


Hubby's right leg is still recovering from the vein ablation surgery he had a couple weeks ago. It is still swelling pretty badly, so we have to wrap it tightly each morning, but hopefully as it heals we won't need to continue wrapping it. Next Thursday he will be having the procedure on his left leg. The first time he refused to allow them to give him pain medication through an IV....he really doesn't like having anything stuck into him & left there. This time, he has decided that he WILL let them give him the IV. We are both hoping that it will make this surgery easier than the first. He plans to return to work next Saturday, but I'm not sure how realistic that is, I guess we will just have to see how things go. Continued prayers would be greatly appreciated!


I bought seeds today to start a garden in pots on my deck. Earlier this week I saw a blog post about making a One Pot Spring Garden. Since I have a large family I'm planning to plant more than one pot, but the idea of combining several things in a BIG pot together was very exciting to me. I also saw this cool thing to hang a tomato plant upside, I'm considering buying one, Walmart seems to have the best price. I looked for actual plants, but the ones at Walmart were in really bad shape. I may go to Home Depot tomorrow to see what their selection is like. I also bought some flower seeds to plant in the front yard. I've got a lot of plans for the deck this year, my other reason for going to Home Depot is to get some poles to put up a clothes line on my deck. Tammy over at Tammy's Recipes posted this week about putting up a clothes line on her balcony. I do have a yard, but I've decided that my deck will be the most convenient place for a clothes line. I'm hoping to save money both on food & on my electricity bill with these two projects.


I'm still working on getting my master bedroom decluttered so that I can rearrange the furniture & redecorate. I'm also working on getting all the winter clothes packed away. Since it will be May in a week, I'm really hopeful that our weather won't be going below freezing again until at least September. I am planning to leave out a couple fleece hoodies & sweatshirts along with a few pairs of long pants for each of the kids. We're actually having a bit of a heat wave, it was 83 today, fortunately no humidity. I do realize that 83 doesn't seem HOT to most people, but where I live, it rarely gets above 85. It is the humidity here in the Summer that distinguishes Spring HOT from Summer HOT. I'm hoping to avoid turning on the A/C until at least the first of June, wish me luck. If these temperatures continue we may be starting to see fire flies soon, they are one of my favorite things about living in Tennessee.


Next Wednesday is Hubby's birthday. His surgery is on Thursday, it should be an interesting week. I may not be blogging much on Thursday & Friday. I think I'm going to try to get some things written ahead of time & schedule them to post. I feel like I'm still getting the hang of participating in all the carnivals, but I'm really enjoying them. I'm always on the look out for new ones & have found a couple that I hope to add soon.

I'm really late getting this finished tonight, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to link it up, but to see more 7 Quick Takes Friday hop over to Conversion Diary.

1 comment:

Melanie said...

Totally OT, but did you get my reply to your email from a few days ago?