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Spring!!

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Everything is in bloom or turning green.  Some photos from around the house.  So glad spring is finally here!!


Unconditional Love

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We find them, fall in love with them and bring them home.  Often they only just fit in our hands when we do and seem so fragile. They become such a part of our lives that we can't imagine not having them around.  They forgive us for our bad days, neglectful moments and times when we're just too busy, without expecting anything in return...they never hold a grudge.  Yesterday morning, my stepdaughter woke and, being the first one up, went downstairs to feed our cats.  Wendell had his breakfast, laid down on his favorite doormat and went to sleep.  When...


Sapphire Necklace Progress...With Serious Distraction!

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Well, I made definite progress on the sapphire necklace on Tuesday.  I must admit, I've been procrastinating a bit while trying to visualize how I want it.  As I've said before, it's one of those trial and error designs that will be added to the sketchbook with details after it's complete!  I'm really pleased with my progress and I think I'm finally ready for the last step...adding the little multi-colored sapphire briolettes.  Looking at it, I can't believe this is just shy of ten feet of chain!Accomplishing anything on Tuesday was nearly impossible for me.  I was completely distracted by...


Yum!!

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Hope everyone had a great day with their loved ones yesterday.  Thought I'd share with you the top secret dinner that my husband and stepson prepared last night.  It's no small task planning meals in this house.  My stepdaughter is vegetarian and I'm gluten-intolerant, so there's a lot of thought that has to go in to it!  My sweetie did a great job planning and they both did a great job preparing.  Not to mention, the presentation was beautiful!To start, we had heart shaped bruchetta on gluten free sun dried tomato bread.  I LOVE bruchetta.  Hooray for Whole Foods and...


Happy Valentine's Day, Sweethearts!!

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Wishing everyone a beautiful day today.  No matter what your relationship status is, make it special!!My stepkids have a four day weekend and chose to spend it with us.  Since we missed out on having them nearby for four years while they were at school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, we're more than happy to celebrate together and have decided to do a family Valentine's Day in our house.  My husband is cooking dinner.  It's top-secret and there's been much planning involved.  I'm not allowed in the refrigerator or freezer, so he's in charge of cocktail hour this evening :).  I...