Thursday, June 30, 2011

You’re late! You’re late!

I'm late, I'm late for
A very important date.
No time to say hello, good-bye,
I'm late, I'm late, I'm late
I'm late and when I wave,
I lose the time I save.
My fuzzy ears and whiskers
Took me too much time to shave.
I run and then I hop, hop, hop,
I wish that I could fly.
There's danger if I dare to
Stop and here's a reason why:
I'm over-due, I'm in a rabbit stew.
Can't even say good-bye,
hello, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late.

Courtesy of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

I guess the words Time Management should spring to mind but…. I say, better late than never! This post was supposed to have been posted yesterday, but hey ho!!!

At the moment, apart from the usual hectic day to day stuff, my dear daughter is very pregnant and due mid August.  However, since her regular visit with the midwife a couple of days ago she has learnt that due to the position of her baby she might have to have a C section in a couple of weeks.  So we now have frantic activity to get the last minute things in place for the exciting event.  At least we have been told that a boy is due but I think colours are still being kept to a neutral shade.

Knit Bunny Mugrug by Blazingneedles


Beautiful Aqua Blue and White blanket by Stitchesbyjulie4kids


Crocheted Baby Moccasins by MagdaleneKnits


Lavender Hearts baby bracelet by Meredithbead2


Baby Mint Poncho and hat by Bagsandmorebypam


Nesting doves by Sixsisters


Well, I could go on and on picking out some really cute baby items from the BBEST team.  That’s the trouble, you end up wanting to buy everything don’t you?

I think I have made you all ‘coo’ and ‘aaaaah’ enough.  Now it is just waiting for the announcement and the flurry of activity.  Then life changes for ever!  Can’t wait!

Monday, June 6, 2011

What is Your Favorite Day in June?

Checking out the special days in June was fun.  Dairy day and donut day make me think what a sweet treat that a luscious donut (I prefer the cinnamon, round, no hole kind!) and a cold glass of milk would be.  However, that just won’t work right now with the diet plan I’ve started.  But, that’s another story.  There are other days too numerous to mention, although some of them quite caught my fancy. 

June 13 is Weed Your Garden Day.  That is a never ending job, especially if one doesn’t put down the weed killer first!  But, there are some gardens that just don’t need weeding.  Here are a few.

heronkate gardens

stitchesbyjulie gardens

jnoriginals garden one

Two other fun days are Zoo Day and Aquarium Day.  If you can’t get to the real thing anytime soon, here are a few zoo/aquarium related items you may enjoy.


everusodear fish

clinging images aquarium

backroomtreasures fish

There are flowers, and then there are flowers.  I’ve great respect for those who grow lovely roses because I believe they need lots of care and nourishment. Being the free for all gardener that I am, plants need to be a bit more able to survive on their own in my yard.  However, Rose Day is one of the special June days.  These roses don’t require fertilizer or water or special care. You will enjoy seeing them and wish that you had these kinds of roses for yourself!

thefiligreegarden roses

thecratorspalette roses

pixiemarket roses

coloursandtextures roses

bytheby roses

On the diet mentioned above, fruits and vegetables are two of the main foods allowed.  I’m finding them quite tasty and satisfyingly sweet (no sugar allowed on this plan).  These creations by my Boomers and Beyond team members are also sweet and satisfying.

yankee girl fruit

jills treasure chest fruit

birose fruit

Flag Day  is on June 14.  Every time when I was a young girl, and I would say, “It’s almost my birthday,” my parents would say “Yes, it’s Flag Day.”  Who can compete with that?  LOL!  I found these earrings made by Joni Stinson that would be perfect for that day.

jstinson flag day

And, last but not least by any means, June is Adopt a Cat month.  Many of us have or have had these precious furry friends, and we have delighted in watching them play with a string, curl up on our laps as they emit a contented purr, or rub against our legs waiting to be fed.  There are many cats still waiting in shelters across the country for good homes.  For cat lovers everywhere, you may also enjoy these cat creations from the Boomers and Beyond team.


scottie acres 6-7

mystic silks 6-7

fantasy creations

diane clancy

ccvalenzo 6-7

Whatever days you choose to recognize and/or celebrate this month, have fun, enjoy the day, and as a favor to me… a donut and drink some milk!  I’ll enjoy it vicariously.