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Two Weeks???? Really?!?!?

Wow!  Has it really been TWO WEEKS since I was last posting here on The Porch?!?!?  Hard to believe.  Where is Time headed when it flies by so quickly???   What's the big hurry???

Heading into the "busy season" for a Realtor.  A lot going on with work and other commitments and blog time is the first place I start to trim.  But, isn't that the case for most of us?

This morning, I sat on the patio for a bit....enjoying the morning sun.  The mesquite trees have leafed out - a sure sign that Spring is here to stay.  We have several old, twisted mesquites in the backyard and their branches form a canopy of sorts over the lawn, filtering the sunlight and giving a soft green hue to the morning.  How nice it was to sit and watch birds on the lawn, gathering twigs and pieces of grass in the soft light....I don't know when a cup of coffee with hazelnut creamer has ever tasted so fine!

After a bit, I was ready to come in and tackle today's chores.  Scout and Pepper got…

(Drum Roll, Please)....We Are Finally Done!!!

I can barely contain my excitement!  We finally got the shelf hung this afternoon when Eddie got home from work!!!

This is where the shelf has been sitting since I painted it the other night......just sitting there and mocking me every time I walked into the room......


But, after (im)patiently waiting for the drill to charge (and the hubs to finish an online golf game), we finally got started.......


And here she sits, in all her bare, naked glory!


Once it was up, I got busy on transferring our cookbook collection up there......and, yes, I stood on the table to do it (and, no, I didn't even remove my flip flops before getting up there).  Thanks to Eddie for the lovely shot of my backside capri pants! 


I had to load and unload a couple of times to get the weight distributed just so and make it visually pleasing.  It went from this on the first go 'round.....


To this, which somehow seemed better to me.


I did a little more rearranging in this area, just shifting things a bit here…

Reveling in the Weekend.....

Ah, Saturday......where have you been?  I've been waiting for you all week.....waiting to snuggle back under the covers and sleep in. 
And, here you are, in all your cloudy, overcast glory!  It doesn't matter that the sun isn't shining at the moment because the gray skies encouraged me to stay in bed a bit longer this morning.  Your mild temps have dictated that I wear flip flops and my "Kiss me, I'm magically delicious" t-shirt for St. Patrick's Day.  
I'm so glad you are here.  I'm going to use you wisely....breathing deeply and listening to birdsong outside my open windows.  Perhaps today will be the day that the kitchen shelf goes up and my cookbooks find their new home.  Perhaps this afternoon will be spent sitting on a mat in the front flowerbed, pulling grass runners and weeds from the moist soil.  And perhaps a trip to the garden center to browse through the colorful rows of new bedding plants is in order.  
Whatever the day holds, I embrace …

Thank God It's Friday!!!

Hello, Friends!  Can you say T-G-I-F?!?!?

Today is not much of a day for sitting out on the porch, unfortunately.  After a pretty mild winter and lots of beautiful spring-like days in February, we took a turn for the worse here yesterday.  Drizzly, cold, even a few snow flurries here and there.  But, thankfully, we did not get a hard freeze last night!  What a relief because the trees here have been blooming like crazy and I would hate for them to get set back.  I am actually praying that the cloud cover doesn't clear tonight so it will help hold the temps up!

Since it was so muddy, I have been taking the dogs out into the front yard on a leash to do their business.  (The backyard is pitiful right now and the task of wiping a dozen muddy paws after going out there in the red mud is just overwhelming at times.)  This morning, while I was out there, I took the opportunity to really study the front flower bed, which we worked so hard on this past year.  Remember when we put in some n…

Windy Day, But Let's Chat Anyway...

The wind is blowing HARD today.....second day in a row of it here in West Texas!  But, it is March, after all.  What else would we expect???

The howling wind doesn't excuse my suck-y attitude today, though.  Neither does the crick in my neck I have had since I woke up this morning.  Ever have one of those days when nothing in particular makes you feel "yucky" or "down".....you just wake up feeling "blah"?  Yep, it's one of those days.......


So, I'm sitting here at my desk....and I can see the stack of STUFF piled up to work on, out of the corner of my eye....right in plain sight.  And, I simply cannot touch it.  I do not want to balance the checkbook, or update my mileage log, or work on papers for the accountant to prepare the tax return.....I just cannot go there in this frame of mind.....

Instead, I will take a few minutes and work on a little porch chatting over at Everyday Ruralty.  Perhaps, focusing on Patrice's topics of conversatio…

Pretty Much a Perfect Day!!!

What a wonderful day!!!  The weather was warm and sunny - the temperature reaching the mid-80's.  Incredible weather for the first day of March.....in fact, it was so warm that I actually broke out a pair of Yellow Box flip flops to wear....oh,  yes, I did!!!



Since Eddie Dale and I are both working this weekend, we took the opportunity to play hookie today!  Yep, slept in and then got ready while he did his "guy" errands (i.e., washing the truck and going to buy weed killer).  When he arrived back at the house, he carried this in.......just because he is such a sweetheart.......



We went to one of our favorite hamburger joints, Gloria's, which is in an old building across the street from the courthouse.  Then we headed off to Academy to shop for Trayden's birthday - we've been told he wants anything in camo.  Easy enough!

I also picked up a present for a dear friend who has a birthday this weekend.  Don't you just love this terrific bag and tissue paper f…