Monday Ramblings

First day of Spring? Look at this photo.

I am back, but still feeling tired and overwhelmed -a bit. But I have missed you all (and posting) so I thought I would come back and see if I can get my "to do" list whittled down and blog too.

I may be absent some just to keep myself sane and on task.

On Home Projects

1. I finished the trim on the bead board in a bathroom.
2. I primed the bathroom door.
3. I put up a new door between the family room and utility room and it hasn't fallen yet. To test it, I jump out and say boo unexpectedly.

On Birthdays

I've been very good this year-otherwise known as-I have a very loving family.

This was one of my B-day gifts. I get weak in the knees when I see FOR ME a gift card to Lowes. It's almost like...first love...only not. Certain family members know me!

Someone in the fam is encouraging me to write. (Actually they all do.) I won't mention her name. And-and-I know she reads my blog, becuz someone mentioned that I should try Chai tea. Do you see it in the back row? I feel like she also gave me something to eat - as in candy- but I could be wrong. If she did, there is no evidence. There is never evidence, if you give me something to eat.

I won't tell you who gave me these gifts but there are clues in just about every photo. I was also given a pair of gardening gloves which are not in this picture. Why you ask? This is becuz after coming home, I looked through my gifts and put on my gloves and went about the house admiring them. Then I put them in my sock drawer. I DON'T KNOW WHY I KEEP MY GARDENING GLOVES IN MY SOCK DRAWER-so don't ask me.

This, my sweet blogger friends, is handmade by my middle grandchild. My heart is swelling at this moment. He told me he made this from beads. It's my very own Christmas tree with presents. He told me he wanted to make the tree trunk brown, but those beads had been used. Doesn't he know that I want to live in a world where the tree trunks are blue?

Big sigh.

It is on my refrigerator. If you make it to my frig of fame, you can make it anywhere, my friends.

Lastly is a gift that speaks to me or perhaps about me. Someone understands me. I like to eat and watch movies - all in the comfort of my home.

PS That's my favorite scent. I just wanted you all to know that about me. It's called Pure Seduction by Victoria's Secret and in no way speaks to my character. They did ask me to model their lingerie, but I said a firm NO.

I also got a wonderful card and phone call from my brother. It is always a treat to talk to him. He and I were such buddies growing up.

Another B-day under the belt - a very good one celebrated with my fabulous family. With gifts like these-I wanna stay on their good side(s).

On Writing
I am working on two shorts: The Hotel and Honey, I'm home. And still working on the Christmas story.

I hope to get my conference photos (mostly resort) up tomorrow if Tuesday doesn't mind. See you then.


  1. It sounds like a wonderful birthday, Teresa! And, don't worry about us..we'll still be here when you get back if you need to take another blogcation. :)

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  2. Thanks, Elizabeth. I wish I could just blog and do nothing else. Well maybe eat and sleep a bit. :)

  3. What wonderful gifts, I so love the Christmas tree. Sounds as though you've been quite busy. Elizabeth right, take the time you need we'll be here we you come back.

    Have a wonderful day.

  4. Thank you Mason. As I said earlier, life seems to get in the way of blogging. :)

  5. Welcome back! Beautiful gifts, and that Christmas tree, very charming. It's nice to have a hint of Christmas out in the house all year long.

  6. You should go over to Terry Tiffany's blog, if you haven't already. Love her!

    She is an experienced writer and her blog is all about her process and encouraging others in theirs.

    Happy birthday, it look like it was a good one. Love Chia!


  7. Sounds like you're having a great but busy time. Welcome back!

  8. Wow, you're sure putting me to shame. My list of things to do hasn't gone down at all.


  9. Joanne, Isn't that little tree sweet?

    Robin, I follow. Thanks!

    Devon, I am busy and not neccesarily in the places I wish to be busy. But my DIY projects are gratifiying-after they are finished.

    Ann, Don't be shamed. :) My productivity comes in spurts.

  10. Teresa, you GIFTED ME by letting me experience vicariously your special day. And as a scents hound, i will be sniffing out that Victoria's Secret offering...

    Blessings on this fabulous blog!!!
    It's not the same when you're away!!!

  11. Hi Teresa .. what a lovely time & prezzies galore & such a lovely mix .. good to see you back .. and glad you got some chores done too!

    The dusting of snow .. looks so chilly .. glad the birthday was cheerful and homely ..

  12. I got tired just reading your list of what you just finished doing. Glad you had a great birthday. And, go ahead, we don't mind if you spend your gift certificates without inviting us over.

  13. I want some of YOUR presents!LOL Happy Birthday to you too!

  14. Patti, You need to check out the scent. So wonderful. I wear sunglasses and a big floppy hat there. :)

    Hilary, I did get some chores done. I love that word chore.

    Lakeviewer, I was tired from writing it.

    Terri, I hope your day was good in spite of....

  15. Happy Birthday! It sure looks like you were celebrated in style, and appropriately. I'm impressed with your home improvement skills, and a little envious. :-)

  16. Good to hear from you again, my friend! I'm so happy you're back!

    Sounds like you totally scored on your birthday! Woo Hoo!

    I LOVE the mental image of you jumping through a door and saying "Boo" just to make sure it works! Seriously I LOL!

  17. Thanks for sharing your loot with us. It all looks so great. You've been showered with love. Glad you're back blogging.


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