Monday, April 23, 2007

Spring Surprises

Spring has FINALLY sprung! It was absolutely gorgeous this weekend in Michigan, reaching 81 degrees & nothing but sunshine! But as the saying goes, all good things come to an, the forecast is for showers & then cooler temps this week, only in the 50's-60's. Ah well, I did get out yesterday & made the best of the weather while it was here. The above picture is of my hyacinths.....I was surprised that they even bloomed this year after having some snow just the other week & also since none of my tulips have bloomed yet :(
Since I had Sunday off, Cassie & I went to the mall so she could ITG (In The Groove) & I shopped, shopped, SHOPPED :) Bought some new jeans for work (love the fact that we can wear jeans!), some new bras (like you needed to know that, lol), 3 leather belts for $10.00 at a stand in the middle of the mall, new bed pillows for Cassie & Jim since JCPenneys was having an awesome sale on them (buy 1, get the second for 88 cents plus I had a coupon for an additional 20% off) plus I found these cute little glass cups at Hallmark on clearance for $1.00 each.....they'll be perfect for putting embellishments in for my upcoming classes. While I was at Hallmark, I also got 2 new beanie babies, something I haven't bought in quite a while. But these 2 beanies had a very significant meaning to of them shared Karen's birthday (a blue dolphin) & the other had the date of their death, August 29th (a green turtle). I think I'm going to display them in the memorial cabinet I have for Karen & Jimmy.
Shawn stopped by for a surprise visit yesterday & with perfect timing, too.....Jim had just finished cooking ribs & taters on the grill. I told Shawn the scent must have guided him here, lol. It was so good to see him, though since it's been about a month or more. Gosh, I can't believe that he's going to be 21 on June 2nd! Dang, I'm getting old! LOL Sometimes I wish you could freeze time, just for a little while.
The buds on my Weeping Cherry Tree are starting to open up, too. I can't wait until it's in full's SO pretty! I just wish the flowers on it could last all summer long.
In other news, Jim & I recently purchased a 3rd vehicle.....a 2007 Dodge Caliber SXT in Sunburst Orange Pearl. We decided to get it for me to drive back & forth to work to save miles & gas in my Charger. And boy, has it saved already! In 4 days, I put over 300 miles on the Caliber & still haven't had to fill the gas tank :) On the days that I don't work, Jim is going to drive it to save gas in the truck.....last time he filled up the truck, it cost $70.00!!! OUCH! Yep, we're loving this Caliber already.....although I'll admit I miss the 'power' of my Charger, lol. I even drove the Charger yesterday to the mall just because I missed her so much ;)
Off to do laundry, which I never finished yesterday & clean this scraproom. I may even attempt to get some scrapping done today.....that would be nice :)
Have a marvelous Monday,


toners said...

Wow, you had a busy weekend! Such beautiful flowers :)

Lorrie said...

Benita, Hyacinths are my favorite smelling flower in the entire world. They are so sweet... mmmm, wish I had some sitting here on my scrapdesk now!
Funny story about Shawn smelling the ribs and them bringing him to you! you are such a HOOT!! Have a great Monday.. I'll be doing fine as soon as my dh calls to tell me he arrived in Tampa safely...

Maureen said...

I love the Charger!!! DH & I would love to get one some day. Sounds like you had a busy day

EquineSpirit said...

Great blog entry! Love the photos of the flowers! Congrats on the new car too. Great choice but then I may be a little DH is a Chrysler/Dodge tech...LOL!