Sunday, April 13, 2008

Things That Make Me Happy on a Sunday

This, for one:

That, my friends, is grass. Fine as a gnat's you-know-what hair, but grass nonetheless. Here's a wider shot:

That's looking straight back off my back deck. And here's the shot to the right:

The dogwoods in our woods bloomed overnight. Our woods are greening and it's making me nearly delirious.

Also making me happy today? A nearly four foot long black snake sunning himself by our back deck. He nearly gave Mr. Daddy a heart attack at first, but we're all pretty cool about snakes around here, especially the non-venomous, vermin eating kind. We brought everybody outside to see him, but in all the excitement I forgot to grab the camera. The excitement was too much for him and he slithered, slowly, off into the woods.

The Boston Red Sox are playing the Yankees tonight. They're 1-1 this season. Last night's game was gooood, if long.

And finally, some blog bling. Karen over at The Rocking Pony gave me this award weeks ago, but I've been so blogligent (do you like that word? I just made it up!) that I have not gotten around to acknowledging it.

I'm passing this one on to Burgh Baby's Mom, Tootsie over at Vintage Thirty and Stay At Home Mom Going Quickly Insane.

I also received this, a very fitting award, from Tootsie at Vintage Thirty (see above link!):

I swear, sometimes I think Tootsie really knows me! As a child I absolutely coveted a tiara that was for sale in a local store. I saved and saved and saved my allowance as a child and finally bought it. Who needs pageants? Buy your own tiara!

Anyhoo, I bestow this award to Angie over at All Adither, Fannie at This Isn't What I Ordered, and Colleen over at Wine Please. Everybody needs some sparkle in their lives. Enjoy, ladies!

Have a great week, everybody! I plan to!


Lauren said...

Mkay. snakes? not so much. But I totally get the whole grass growing excitement thing. HOORAY YOU FOR GROWING GRASS!!! I love nothing more than a big ol' yard full of grass. Without snakes though.

Sounds like y'all are settling in nicely..and Im glad youre back to blogging!! (I know it was only like, a day...but it felt like months!!)

Colleen said...

hooray for grass! boo on the snake...I'm not much into the slithery creatures...but at least he wasn't venomous. :)
And thank you very much for the sparkly bloggy bling...and that reminds me that I haven't acknowledged and passed out something I got from Karen, either. yikes...I'd better hop to it!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Congrats on the grass and on the awards! It's a double good day right there.

And thanks so much for thinking of me! I love my new bling.

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

Congrats on the bling. And, woot for the green. Isn't it nice that it's finally warming up?

Birdie/That Girl said...

pretty baby grass you have there! That's make my day too. Loved your bloggy bling too. Congrats!

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Yay for grass! Hopefully this will cut down on your red dirt problem. And a big no to snakes.

Thanks for my bling!

Tootsie Farklepants said...

And I've tagged you for a meme.

ImpostorMom said...

I'm not a big lover of the snakes but I probably would have admired from a distance. At least it eats vermin, always a plus.

Yay for the grass, let's hope this unseasonable cold snap doesn't get it. All this raid we seem to be getting has got to help though. Seems we are making up for this drought all at one time.

All Adither said...

How did I miss this post? Thank you!!