Sunday, January 31, 2010

We Had Snow!

Yes, just when you think spring is coming, right? We had a few days in January when it was 65 degrees! Well, mother nature had other plans to reminds us who's in charge here. After all, it's still Winter.
This is our golden retriever Rocky.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I'm hoping Ficus is not really dead.

I have to start by saying that I love gardening. I have planted flowers, vegetables, trees, shrubs, etc. And they are all happily living in my backyard right now.
Now to the story of Ficus the tree. I though it would be a good idea to bring it outside last year when the weather was nice. It loved it outside! It grew like a weed. I wish I had a picture to show you. Then winter came. Our winters in the south are very mild so it wasn't until the end of December that we started to get really cold nights. I kinda, sorta, forgot about the tree until it was too late.
But like a good gardener who can't just let go without a good fight, I'll try to bring Ficus the tree back to life. I don't know if this is possible. I'll let you know. For now, I think it is enjoying the comfort of my sun room. I water it, talk to it, gave it a little fertilizer....and I hope.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Stamped Heart Necklace

The newest addition to my Valentine's Day Collection.
A handcrafted fine silver pendant stamped with a handmade heart. It comes with leather cord, lobster clasp, and a 2" tarnish resistant chain.
Adjustable length 16" to 18".

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Mosaics are Here

This is my other passion. I've been making mosaics for a long time and I've decided is about time I list my work. This one comes just in time for Valentine's Day.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Yay! for virus protection.

So, it seems like my computer was infected by some very distructive virus. The kind that practically fries your computer. How do I know that? Well, after I hit my all-in-one virus protection software scan, there it was. A high risk virus. But with my handy dandy, awesome protection, I watch it come to a quick and hopefully painful death. Yes! Deader that dead virus. Go back to where you came from. No. Go deeper you no good, evil, wrong doer you.
I love my virus protection. I'm sending it kisses across the screen. And it knows it. My hero.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Three Kings Day

Three Kings Day or Dia de Reyes was the most awaited day by my generation living in a tiny town in Central America. Even more that Christmas, which was celebrated mainly by going to church and eating delicious food that was only cooked at that time of the year. No gifts. Gifts would arrive on Dia de Reyes, January 6. Aside of receiving a present or two, the tradition was that the night before, shoes were placed near a window - Only one pair per child; let's not go crazy here. In the morning we would find a little surprise, usually something small that fitted inside the shoe. Coins, little dolls, small books, all wrapped in tissue paper. No big gifts, no Nintendo, no PS3 (or whatever number we're up to now) Then came the excitement of comparing what we all got. I have to say that the 'Wise' Kings were very fair.
I tell my kids about this wonderful tradition and told them one year we would celebrate the way I did when I was their age. They love the part about getting gifts from the Three Wise Kings, not so much about not receiving Christmas gifts. Oh well, at least they have something to talk about.