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Archive for February 2010

Today is Marvelous Monday! We have a special name for almost every day of the week; Marvelous Monday, Tremendous Tuesday, Wonderful Wednesday, Terrific Thursday, Fabulous Friday, and Super Saturday. Suggestions for Sunday are welcome. We have also started naming our years and this is The Year of the Road Trip. We hope to visit Big Bend National Park while the wild flowers are blooming and we will make some other interesting stops along the way. One stop may be to see the McDonald Observatory in the Davis Mountains. Other than major road trips we plan to make some minor trips, also. Recently we read about the best Dance Halls in Texas and the best Live Music in Louisiana. We don’t know much about dance halls or Louisiana music in general, but we are always ready for new adventures.

Yesterday we had green soup. Grandpapa said that he felt very healthy eating it! It was made with green leaf lettuce. Grandpapa also did some major yard work. It was more taxing mentally than physically, though it always feels good to spend time in the backyard and get some fresh air. He spent most of the afternoon pruning and trimming bushes and trees and flowers. One of the plants he trimmed was our red salvia, which attracts birds and butterflies throughout the summer. The bench in the picture is normally placed just across from the salvia, especially to see the birds and butterflies. It was a warm but cloudy day so his gardening hat was not needed!

Garden Hat on Bench


Today we read that a Half Price Books is coming to our town. It will be located just down the street from our neighborhood. We love going to bookstores; my bookshelves at home are overflowing with books. Grandpapa spends much of his time in the music section when we go, looking for a good deal on a CD to add to our growing music collection. Our collection of children’s books is growing, also! Hopefully, the new store will open soon. Let us know of any books or authors you especially enjoy.


Nana’s sister came to visit the month of January – what a wonderful time! Time passed so quickly. One Sunday we assembled a terrarium and planted iris bulbs in our backyard. The day started out cloudy and cold, a disappointing start to a gardening day, but quickly warmed enough to comfortably plant the iris bulbs in the backyard without coats! The nursery was low on terrarium plants – a total of three varieties in stock – so we purchased one of each, just right for one small terrarium. We planted the three plants in a short, fat apothecary jar which sits in our living room right in front of a window, just perfect for catching the morning sun. Hopefully, with some careful tending we will have a successful terrarium on our hands. Here is a picture of its start; in particular note the spiky little plant in the front – we don’t know what it is, so if you do, please let us know.

A small, spiky plant in a terrarium.


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