The other day I got an e-mail from Fi at Teacups and Tiskets (see side bar). She e-mailed me a new header! And I got my wifi back...and I downloaded that header all by myself!!! THANK YOU Fi! Isn't it cute? And here's the weird part...she gave me a bit of color...or should I say colour...before I even posted that I NEED colour. And this header isn't so big. Which was one thing about my last header that I wanted to change but never got around to. And I wanted to keep my "bee lady" because my nephew drew her, I added the herbs, beeskep purse, and buzzing bees, then my friend Teresa drew the sign and it all just came together..so I really wanted to keep my bee lady. She's mine and I love her. And Fi was afraid I might think she was being a bit too "cheeky"! Hells Bells, I don't even know what cheeky means!! Isn't it amazing that someone who lives in Australia can help someone that lives in the US of A. I so love the Internet. And by the way, What's a tisket?
Now when I get with TH (places where grace is) and get my background gussied up a bit, I'll be set! She did say she thought I should update it.
OK - so this weekend my Pa turned 75! And I've called him "Pa" ever since I used to watch Little House on the Prairie. Still watch it. (I think Melissa Gilbert has had some plastic surgery ...just sayin')
Our fam - yup family stuff again - we all went to Benihanas. It's a place where they cook your food on this big griddle at your table. The food is yummy and the cooking part is a "show". They flip utensils in the air, food in the air, and they do not get in trouble for playing with your food.
Here he made a smiley face out of the eggs and shells. I didn't get the pic taken in time.
Then he made a volcano with our onions and real steam came out of it.
And a special heart out of fried rice, perfect for Valentine's Day.
Now this is Pa, and Don. They have been best buds since they were little boys. I'm not kidding. Seems like I've heard stories that they might have been six or seven years old when they met. This seriously brings tears to my eyes to think of having a friend for 70 years that you still hang with.
After eating at Beni's - I brought my nieces home with me. I thought maybe I needed some niece therapy. Well Saturday night didn't go to well, but Sunday went great.
While I was taking a shower they headed for the basement. When I re-joined them, they had colored and "dressed" clothes pins, got out my beads, and found fairy dust (glitter). I am now finding beads and fairy dust all over my house. Isn't it great? This clothes pin is now a fairy. A much better life than hanging up wet clothes, don't you think?
They asked, after the fact, if it was ok that they go to the basement and get what they want. Yes, but you should probably ask first, then go. Although, I learned late in life that sometimes it's better to ask for forgiveness, rather than permission.
Now she was mad because no one would listen to her book report! I explained to her that now she knows how teachers feel when no one listens to them! She replied, "I always listen." Yeah right. You do not know how much this kid talks.
They decided playing with the dogs was more fun than listening to a book report.
I don't even know the name of the song, but it's from the movie Beetle Juice (daaay-ohhhh daaaay-oh daylight come and me wanna go home) and I can't remember why I started singing it, but I did. And she started dancing like they did in the movie. Twas funny - you had to be there!
See that...that is the pond in the back yard that is frozen. The last words I said to them when they went outside is to stay away from the pond. yeah - they listen allright....
Now this....is a beautiful bracelet that was given to me. The C and D stands for Cindy & Dave.
And these are the colourful flowers and pink doily that I have on my table right now...bringing colour into my life just a bit more. We need colour in the winter months here in Indiana. And no, I did not make that doily.
I did make this....which I will talk about on another day because instead of staying in my pj's until noon and checking my bloggers like I originally planned, I need to get dressed and help my friend out at her Treasure Mart booth. I will catch up with y'all though. Give me time.