Tuesday, April 5, 2011

What I have been up to

I have messed up the html and can't figure out how to get my paragraphs back to normal. So for now I guess this is what I have to offer you...the longest paragraph. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. I have tried going back into html several times. I guess you could say that I over came this fear. We got it last year, but I have been to scared to try it out. I like to mow and I figure it is a way that I can help Hubs right now. He is tractoring around and getting the garden prepared. I have not learned to drive the tractor either. You know why? You guessed it. I am too scared. I was pretty comfortable with the old riding mower. I am sure the more I drive it the better I will get a steering it. We have been buying fruit trees and spring flowers. Hubs planted two apple trees and a plum tree. He planted two pecan trees in February. He has planted two Camila's and a couple of azaleas. Today, we bought a mandarin orange tree. We are aiming to have enough fruit and nut trees to sustain us someday. I have been enjoying this beautiful weather. That is why I have not been posting very much lately. I am also cleaning up after our kids left. You know how that goes. Wash and lots of it. Sheets, blankets, towels and then a lot of cleaning. I forgot to mention that I had lunch with my half sister. We have just recently connected. I am enjoying getting to know her. She is so kind and very generous emotional to me with regards to my Daddy. Daddy abandoned my sister and me when I was nine years old. I did not have the heart to tell her of the things I knew about him. That doesn't matter to me because he passed a long time ago. I don't need to be hurtful. Sometimes the truth does hurt and telling it is not as important as becoming friends with her. My sister has not been able to meet us for lunch yet. I am hopeful that she will join us soon. Here are my latest note cards that I made for Melissa at Sugar filled emotions. Her blog is about diabetes, depression and the stuff of life. http://www.sugarfilledemotions.com/

I used my Crikut to make the script. Some days are just easier than others. I was glad I could use the machine. It is very tedious, triming the words and then gluing them down, but I like it.

Inside message

Inside of card

I have been up to a lot of nothing. Really... The last couple of days have been beautiful. Today, Hubs, taught me how to drive the new lawn mower. It is a zero radius turning riding mower. It's not at all like our former mower. He had me practice driving it for a bit and then he said it was time to mow. Yowza... this thing sure goes fast. It was hard to use the handles instead of foot brakes. I am sort of a klutz.

That is about it for now. I hope you have great day. More later.


sarah said...

Hey Pam...I'm a bit of a klutz too..don't think I could drive the lawn mower so easily...and the card is nice....hugs to you...glad thinks are going pretty good...

Finding Pam said...

Sarah, nice to know that I am not the only one! Things are pretty good right now.

Hugs back to you.

Ferd said...

A lot of nothing!?!
Good memories of your kids' dirty laundry?
Learning to ride a tractor that turns on a dime?
Getting to know your half sister?
Creating unbelievably stunning works-of-art cards?
All of that is awesome!
You're awesome!

Painting Tips and Tricks said...

I like your blog!...Daniel

Melissa said...

Those are simply beautiful! Thank you! I hope you got the email with my addy in it.

Finding Pam said...

Ferd, I love how you see the richness in life even if it's in the laundry. Thank you, my friend, for reminding me.

Daniel, many thanks for the comment. I went to your blog and you are one incredibly talent artist. Thanks for stopping by.

DeEtta said...

Sounds like you have been up to a lot. Once again the cards are beautiful. Enjoy your new lawn mower. I am wondering if we will ever be able to mow the lawn. Every other day we have snow and everything is so wet. I can't wait.

Take care of your sweet self.

Just Be Real said...

A down memory lane post Pam. Good memories. Sorry for the HTML mix up. Hoping you will be able to restore it Pam. Blessings to you dear one.

Finding Pam said...

DeEtta, thank you for the nice comment. I hope your weather clears up soon. You have so much beauty where you live that the wait will be worth it, my friend.

Love you, Pam

JBR, I messed up in trying to move my photos around. Didn't get all of the code or something and I don't really know where the mistake is.

I hope you are getting some long needed rest. Love to you.

Xmichra said...

Sounds like you may not be physically up to much, but mentally taking on some heavy things. I hope you are doing well, and think of the million little things that you do every day as a friend :)

(I love that phrase, I think I may need to steal it!)

Finding Pam said...

Xmichra, I loved that phrase too. You are too sweet to me, but I appreciate your comment.

Hugs to you.

Just Be Real said...

Came back by to give you a safe hug... ((((Pam))))

Finding Pam said...

JBR, thanks for that hug! I needed it. Hugs back to you.