29 May 2010

Sappy Saturday #6

Today's song is one of my favorites (aren't they all).  'Pretty Ballerina' and I had a rocky beginning.  I heard it first as a teenager and I couldn't believe my ears.  I thought it was the most ridiculous song I'd ever heard.    But it stuck in my head (plus my tastes expanded)...  So I decided to find out more about it.  This was pre-internet days (for me at least...when did this all start?) and this song rarely makes it to the radio.  It wasn't until after I bought Left Banke's CD for another song, 'Walk Away Renee,' that I found it.  And it's been love ever since.  :)  How can you not love a song with the word obliged in it?!?

Enjoy!

22 May 2010

Sappy Saturday #5

Okay, so I'm not a reliable Sappy Saturday poster.  Does anyone really care?  I'd probably run out of songs too quickly if I was!  :)

Anyway, today's wonderful sappy song is 'I Go Crazy' by Paul Davis.  For whatever reason, this song, as well as 'Cool Night,' remind me of when I was a little girl living in Lake Placid, NY.   I suppose they were probably still relatively popular on the radio...it was the early 80's after all.


Enjoy!

15 May 2010

And the winner is....


Did I say I would pick a winner yesterday?  I think I did.  Well, yesterday ended up being a busier day than I'd planned.  Yes, I was busy...shopping.  :D   I bought some more plants.  I just love plant shopping, but then I like most types of frivolous shopping. 
 
(my very favorite rhododendron, Percy Wiseman.  I love you Percy...)

I've bought quite a few fun plants this past month.  I'm usually more of a shrub buyer, but lately I've been doing the perennial and annual thing.  After all, you can (unfortunately) have too many shrubs.  Not that I do (yet...).  But I need to pace myself.  I might need to save some space just in case I see something fabulous years from now...

(a new rhododendron.  Okay, so I've bought a few of those too...)

I'm super happy to announce my winner!  I truly would have been excited for any one of you (I love you all)...but it turns out my winner is special.  This was her first giveaway entry ever!  How awesome is that?!?  Not only that, but she was the first to comment.  Kala, its you!  :D   (The random number thingy actually caught me off guard.  I suppose the first and last numbers of my limit were the last I expected to see.)

So Kala, please e-mail me with your address and I'll send those lovelies right away!  Oh I hope you love them!  :) 

11 May 2010

Just popping in...

(field during the tulip festival)

Yes, I'm still around! :) First, don't forget to sign up for the giveaway. I plan to select a winner by the end of the week! :)(I love this combination...going to be getting some of these for sure!)

I hope everyone had a nice Mother's Day. We went on a mini trip complete with ferry ride. I love how the seagulls ride along with the boat, playing in the air currents. Nope, no pics.
I can't say I've been up to much lately. I finished crocheting that crazy parallelogram. It'll be very interesting to try to make a pillow out of... I'm now looking for something else to start. Mind you, I'm not having a hard time finding something I want to do...rather I'm having a hard time deciding which of the many things I want to do should come first! Inspiration can be a pain sometimes, can't it?