They say it's Spring...this feeling light as a feather -
That's a line from one of my most favorite songs by Blossom Dearie.
Spring greeted me this morning with a cold shoulder though - ground frozen solid.
You know - that's one of the things that I love about gardening. It really teaches you that things have to happen in THEIR time. There are things that you just can't 'make happen' no matter how hard you try.
Soooo...today I announce the winners of the last giveaway, and put up the next giveaway!
This is fun.
First, I'll just tell you a little about the Open House.
I'm glad it's over.
There it is. The truth.
A few things I'm proud of myself about.
I didn't clean out the cupboards or try to tuck
point the house before.
I really didn't stress.
I was dressed.
I was disappointed in myself that I didn't get more made. I didn't like how I had things arranged, it just didn't feel right to me. I was in a bit of a bad mood when I went to bed the night before - not cranky or anything - just really quiet - which is unusual for me. I couldn't pinpoint what was bothering me.
Glenco came in to bed and said 'I know what's bothering you.'
He seemed all smug and smirky.
"You have failed to impress yourself - you set the bar so high - and you haven't impressed yourself this time."
What didn't sell is on Etsy now....just click on the link to the right, it will take you there.
The very best part of the day, well, there were two.
Jan and Jai.
You know how I teasingly talk about kidnapping people and keeping them in the basement?
Jai would be perfect for me.
11 years old - and truly a special boy.
I know it sounds rather creepy for me to say I love pre-teen boys - but I do.
Especially boys like Jai, he reminds me so much of Aaron. I want to home school him.
I want to keep him here and teach him beekeeping and chicken rearing.
She looks frightened.
She should be.
She was another one I wanted to kidnap. I tried to talk her into spending the night.
I think I've scared her off for good.
(Mary Beth - I can't find your email address...please email me!)
It is SUCH a delight meeting you guys.
I want to have a summer Open House - not selling crafts, but just a 'come and see the garden and chickens, sit in the Squirrel and let's hang' Open House.
In other news...I'm menopausal.
I can hear you laughing - you guys knew it all along.
Why am I always the last to know?
I haven't been sleeping well.
I have the heat turned down and I'm in a t shirt.
My face is breaking out.
I've finally come to the realization that I really don't care what anyone thinks about me.
In fact - there was a dead fly in the bathroom window for the Open House.
The windows are covered with plastic - so there was no getting it out.
I thought - "it's a dead fly in the window of a 150 year old farmhouse - get over it!"
It's ridiculously freeing to feel this way!
Pardon my French - but menopause is my bitch.
I'm looking at it like labor pains - a whole new life is being birthed.
Well, I could go on - but without further adieu - the winners of the Skin Serum are......
My favorite flowers are hydrangeas and roses, but my favorite flower to grow in my garden is zinnias. So easy to grow and so colorful. Love them. I hope I win! I've been wanting to try your serum for ever so long. I think it would be good for my aging skin. Love your blog! Pick me! Mona
My favorite flower is the iris - in all their beautiful colors.
Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!
(Joanie, I emailed you but it came back - please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Congrats to you both! I do believe you will la-ove the serum, and the lip balm is the bomb. I've completely reformulated it.
Ok - this week, I'm giving two lucky winners half pound bags of my now infamous Coop Keeper coffee.
All ya gotta do is leave me a comment and tell me one thing you love about yourself.