Sunday, March 6, 2011

Just Another Very Good Day

After a few (very few) warm days we are back to winter.  It was cold today.  We'll have another freeze tonight just in time to nip the tender green buds on my early lilac tree.  Someone told me that it's never truly spring until after Easter.  We'll see how that works out.

I found a deal on Craig's List that I couldn't pass up - side chairs that are used but in good condition.  I'll have to clean and wax the wood and clean the upholstery but they are still a bargain.  The chairs haven't seen hard wear but have been stored for about three months.  I'm really glad to have them to replace my kitchen chairs that are at least 25 years old.  I hope someone else will give my old chairs TLC and bring them back into use. 

Keith and the boys visited today but Mary was feeling sick and stayed home.  Joe is fighting bronchitis (spelling??) and feels yucky.  What an opportunity to have a hot dog feast!!  I did make a salad but the rest of our meal was hot dogs - after all I was the only girl present.  The little ones didn't pass up the salad but the big boys did.  After the feast was over and all chins were wiped and hands rinsed, James came up to me and said, "Nana, Don't ever stare at an onion 'cause if you do you can't win."  I looked at him and his eyes were red.  I asked him why he was looking at the chopped onions and he said because he likes to smell onions.  To him they smell like a picnic.  You just never know what's going on in a child's mind.

I have a busy week ahead but I will try to check your blogs.  Have a good week and do include time for yourself.


Jamie said...

I LOVE that onions smell like a picnic to him! Yes, I have to agree that the mind of a child can be a wonderful, mixed up, brutally honest, funny place.

Have a great time redecorating with your new chairs, Mary. Hugs.

C.A. said...

Just me, checking in, Mary. :) That coral on your header is phenomenal.

I'm so glad to hear you are doing well and happy for your good days!



Happyone :-) said...

Always great to find a good deal.
Yes, you never know what goes in the their minds. :-)

JTS said...

A hot dog party sounds wonderful to me! Ahhh, life thru the eyes of a child, if only we could all recapture that wide-eyed wonder over things as simple as the smell of an onion. It's amazing how we connect bits of our lives to scents, isn't it?!

Tee said...

Children are so funny.

It's so much fun when you find a bargain. Craig's List is part of my entertainment. My husband has found some great buys on tools.

SOUL said...

my last comment is MIA -- but i just want to say how happy i was to hear your voice this morning!!! hang in there baby -- the worst is over -- and many folks love ya !
biggest soul hugs evah !!