Friday, April 5, 2013

Well the Slacker is back!!!

 And Hello SPRING!!! I am so proud of these plants coming up!! They are from my MOM's funeral plant I got. I planted the bulbs last SPRING. I have never really been able to plant bulbs and have them grow except for lillies!!! So I am geeked over these!! Today I went out and raked the leaves off of them!!

We had a great Easter!! Our granddaughter Caylee came up to see us Easter evening!! We got her a jump rope and some sidewalk chalk and a few other things. She loved the jump rope and of course wanted to play with it right away!! I think she likes it!! LOL She is so cute. She will be 3 at the end of the month. We'll be seein her again soon!! Yay!!!
Our Easter was pretty busy. I ended up making two pies and two Apple Snickers desserts. I gave one pie to my neighbors and took the other to my SIL for our dinner there. Sim took one Apple dessert to work and the other I had for when the kids were up to see us. We had a very blessed Easter.
Then on Tuesday it was my birthday!! We went out for the best BLT pizza they make uptown at The Mountain Inn bar. I love the way they put them on the big tin cans to serve them!! I threw myself a party up there!! Sim is taking the pics, and that is my MIL, SIL, BFF and my two daughters Kaitlin and Brooke!!! It was alot of fun!! I brought cookies for us to have after the pizza!! I tell you between the big Easter dinner we had and all the desserts and then my birthday I have to go on a diet!! No kidding!!! I also had my yearly physical this week too!!  
Today Sim and I went on a date!! It was so much fun!! Just being together!! We went to Holly to the Goodwill. A friend had told me about it. I found a few goodies and some jeans I needed real bad!! Then we headed off to Fenton from there and no kidding we ran into a church sale!! I got a few goodies there too!!  Then it was out to lunch with a gift card!! Awesome food and dessert of course!! We drove to a boat launch Sim use to fish at and walked around!! Boy do I need to walk more!! LOL I am so glad the weather is getting better!!!
Kaitlin gave Sim the money to buy the wood to make me a shelf for my studio/office/craft/computer room for my birthday. He got it made and painted for me this week and after I get my goodies on it I'll share with you guys. I LOVE it. I have been working on some pigg orders!! Those little dudes are so darn cute. I also made another spoon nest.
And I LOVE this Mouse Pin Cushion that I up cycled from an Alpaca vintage sweater I got thrifting. I am thinking maybe I might keep this one for myself. LOL She turned out so sweet!!

So that is what I have been up to lately!! LOL I can't wait til I can go outside and work!! But I really need to get everything done inside first!! Guess I'd better get busy!! Right? Hope you are all doing good. Thanks for listening to Frannie Downer last time I posted!! Since then I got a couple of orders and I guess I realized when God closes one door He opens another one!! I am gonna be looking for those doors and not running into them!! Cuz sometimes the blonde in me does miss them!!
XOXO Love ya and peace out!!


Primitive Stars said...

Hello Darling, Happy belated Birthday....looks like a great time, you go girl.....How lovely you and Sim out on a date, so sweet, love that......Love the spoon egg, so pretty.......Snow falling here tonight, no Spring yet, Hugs Francine.

Trace4J said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you.
Loved all the family photos.
Caylee is soo pretty.
Woolie JOY

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Love your mousie and especially the nesting spoon! Sounds like you've been having a great time hitting the deals and spending time with family & friends and crafting! Can't wait to see your shelving! Have a GREAT weekend! ~*~Lisa

earlene said...

Fran Happy Birthday!!!!!
You have been very busy!!
Did you make it to Dawns shop while you were in Holly?
Blooms will really be popping out after the rain that is coming.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday! Your mouse pin cushion is sooo cute! :) xx Holly

Jacqueline said...

Hi Franny!

I actually did go to your pitty party. I have a few of those every year and YES people do come to them. The ones that care.

Happy to hear you have a fresh breath of air and a new year ahead.

Words of advice...
Go to Goodwill more often
Go on dates more often
Go out in the fresh air more often
Go give yourself a hug more often

Love you always and forever...promise!

khess136 said...

Oh Fran, I just loved your blog post! What a beautiful time with your family and the love that you have for one another is so apparent in the faces. I don't think Caylee could get any cuter! Your bulbs will be fabulous and you'll have to post pix when they're up and "showing off!"
A very belated Happy Birthday, sweet friend, I'm so sorry to have missed it! What is your actual birthday?
Keep up the good work with all your creations ~ they're amazing, just as you are my sweet friend.

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Happy very late birthday! it looks like you had a wonderful time.
Yeah on your spring bulbs!
Caylee is so big! I can't believe how big she is. And adorable!

Val said...

Happy birthday! And how wonderful that the bulbs are coming up. Bulb plants can be difficult that way--some years appearing and others not so much for whatever reason. How special since they're Mom-related for you. ♥

I love Goodwill trips too. That had been on my agenda for yesterday, but I wasn't feeling well and napped instead. Hopefully, next week. I need clothes.

Enjoy your weekend and soon-to-be-blooming flowers. :)


Val ♥