Saturday, January 24, 2009

Happy B-Day DS!!!!

My second child, is turning 13!  Ugh!  I honestly do not feel old enough to have two teenagers. He's as tall as I am now and I am sure that sometime in the next day or so he will pass me :o)  No kidding, he grows every night.  Oh, and is he getting clumsy!  All of a sudden he can't walk thru the house without banging into a wall or corner :o) He is growing so fast that he doesn't seem to know how big he is yet :o)

We're having a small gathering tonight for him and his friends...a Guitar Hero/video gaming night with lots of that wonderful junk food they all love so much :o)  He is pretty excited. 

Its amazing how quickly they grow up on seems like yesterday he was just learning how to walk (trying so desperately to do it he hurt himself constantly)  Wow!  

Happy B-day Son!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It Snowed Today...

It snowed today.  I know its not a huge deal at this time of year for lost of folks but here in the south snow is huge :o)  

It wasn't alot, more of a dusting anywhere else...just enough for the kids to go outside and make some snow balls at each other.  

DH and I are spending the day working and watching the Washington festivities...yeah!!!!

Keep warm and cozy.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Braggin' Mama

Every time my oldest DD comes up with a new work it amazes me.  This is one of her recent works.

A couple of hours with a pencil and some paper and....

I swear there are times I just gotta wonder...Where did that DNA come from?

Custom Giant Gnome

This is the custom little guy I have been working on.  He is finished!  He turned out adorable :o)

First Set of Instructions

They're done!  The first set of instructions are ready to go and in my shop.  Yeah...making progress at last :o)


Saturday, January 17, 2009


Wow!  It was freezing yesterday.  I cannot remember the last time I felt so cold...though I know it had to be at least 6 or so years ago when we lived in Plymouth :o)  I know, for a native New Englander I sure have become a huge cold weather whimp....I'm good with that :o)  I blame the four years in the Texas super hot zone.  Anyway, with it being so cold I realized yesterday that it's official...I miss spring :o)  

There are some signs though that it won't bee too long...

DH and I sat in his office yesterday watching the small birds fly around the yard trying to find food.  Its so funny, this time of year you can tell the females from the males real easy...They're pregnant, so they look like little tennis balls with toothpicks for legs and a small brown bump for a head :o) I can relate :o)  Poor things, the little wings are fluttering so furiously to keep the round over sized bodies in the air.  They end up doing a sort of hop-fly throughout the yard :o)

Every year, we have the same family of little birds make their nest on the platform that holds the ceiling fan in our gazeebo.  DD and I will sit out there and watch as the mama and dad birds fly back and forth all day long.   

There was a buck and a doe in our front yard the other day too...they were there for the longest time just hanging out, poking around in the grass.  This happened last year too and we ended up with the added treat of watching a mama doe and her two fawns wander around the back yard off and on all year last year.  The fawns are now full grown, we still see them wandering the neighborhood, along with the rest of the herd of deer :o)  But it sure was cool, she would wander up into our garden and eat...everything...while the two babies would sit in a flower bed, just far enough away, waiting for her.  She even ended up coming right up onto the deck one time...well more than once, that was just the only sighting of her doing it but the planters on the deck told a different story :o)  

Well, I suppose that's enough of my musings about back yard nature :o) I seriously hope today is much warmer than least up in the 40's :o)  

I am finishing up that pixie and will post some pics today when I can.  DD and I are going out to hang out for a couple of hours today...alone, wile we drop off the two DS's at their friends' house for a sleepover...we'll see how many times DS texts me all through the night :o)

I'm out.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

As you can see, I am not yet finished creating this blog :o)  Sorry,  I honestly thought I was happy with the one I had chosen but apparently that was not the case.

Bear with me for a bit, things could change again sometime today :o)  

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Well, here it is finally, your one stop place to come to find out what we are up to and what is new in our world.  

Dragonfly's Hollow friends...Welcome to our little corner of the globe :o) 

I decided to name this blog after the 10,000 Maniacs song "These Are Days" because it was just fitting for us :o)  Its also always been one of my favorites :o)  For those of you who are unfamiliar, the video below...for those who are familiar and feel a bit nostalgic, enjoy :o)

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