Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Spring SUNSHINE!




Even though it's getting warmer here, the weather is still VERY enjoyable!
We don't really hang out outside in the afternoon, but mornings and evenings are beautiful.

our new golden barrel cactus



agave blooms

palm trees in the Sprout's parking lot




We were lucky enough to get this pretty storage unit from Greg's friend Joe and his wife Dawn.
We're going to use it for storing outdoor stuff like bird seed, clippers, and other yard tools.
Isn't it nice?


It fits in great with our patio theme, and we have the perfect spot for it.


We had some BIG wind storms over the past couple of weeks, and one of them
blew up the rug and tipped over one of our chairs!
It smashed our little succulent a bit, but he's recovering.



Get ready: here come MANY cute cats!

Allistair was very relaxed on Saturday.
He was happy that I was sitting on the couch.




His head was upside down, drooping off the couch, watching Columbo.


I love his sweet little belly!







He likes doing yoga with me, too.


Stephen has been hanging out with me more often.


Actually, all four of the cats have been spending a LOT of time
wherever I am!  Right now I'm typing this on my desktop in my office with Juvy on my lap,
Claude on my desk, Allistair on a chair right next to my chair, and Stephen on the bench at the end of the bed in my office.  

They love their Momma and they keep me smiling.

It's hard to make the bed after washing sheets because 
they always snuggle in before I get the sheets on!


Allistair also watched TV like this on Saturday - ha!



But there's plenty to do when Columbo is over - like SLEEP!





Stephen & Juvy like rugs.
When I wash them, they end up being inhabited by cats pretty quickly!





If not snuggling or sleeping, they might be hiding . . . 

Allistair



Claude

. . . and drooping!
Stephen




. . . or doing Qigong and yoga with Momma!
Juvy

Allistair & Juvy


I have gotten a few things lately to share with you.
First, this gold branch frame!


It's from Target.
LOVE IT.
I put a picture of my family in it and it makes me happy every time I see it.


 Cindy bought me a bunch of Wes Anderson movies!  

I think The Royal Tenenbaums might be my favorite . . . 


but Moonlight Kingdom might be tied.
Moonlight Kingdom was the first one I saw and I really dug it.

 They're definitely not for everyone (they're quirky and funny in a quiet odd way), 
but they were right up my alley.


I poked around on eBay, searching for Maison Jules stuff,
and I found some things BRAND NEW WITH TAGS that were a fraction of the price
they were when I was watching them on Macy's website!


Look at this cute, light sweater with bows!
It's very lightweight, so it's great even for warmer days.


This top I bought at Macy's -
I love the little dots


and there's a big black chiffon bow on the shoulder!


At Ross, I found these amazing treasures!



I put the blue & gold speckled vase on the kitchen table.


The straw cat bag was a true find.
Right now round bags are a trend and straw bags are a trend - 
and this one is the best of all because it's also a CAT!!!

The little pouch I will use for my camera and batteries 
or other things I need to carry inside a larger bag.


Here are two outfits with the cat bag.
Isn't it CUTE?!






I also bought these shoes from Target.
(Please ignore the sock lines on my ankle!)
They are slides with huge ties on the top.
Now that my heels have healed up and are prettier, I needed sandals!

Also, I'm going to use one pair as house shoes.



Lately, as usual, I've been eating lots of colorful food.
Here's lunch from earlier this week.


Brown rice crackers, hummus, pickles, red cabbage, carrots, cucumber.
Yum!


Banana, strawberries (I have to be careful with these), walnuts.



Spring greens, carrots, red cabbage, cucumber, strawberries, green olives.
Dressing of mustard, maple syrup, lemon juice, chia seeds.


Enjoy a lovely and happy day!!!


1 comment:

  1. Finally a glimpse of some warm weather! Looks like you guys made the most of this beautiful day. Need to start enjoying it myself. Thanks for the post.
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