Sunday, April 25, 2010

Straw Bale Gardening

Have you ever had a garden in a bale of straw? I am going to give it a try this year and see what happens. I don't have all of the equipment to have a traditional garden. Nor the time. This way I can have a nice small easy to take care of garden.
Tomorrow is the day I was going to start watering my bales. Well since it has rained all day today I am going to start watering today.. There they are watered. Thanks Mother Nature.
I will take some pictures and be posting how it is going. I am going to plant a couple of tomatoes, some cucumbers, squash, and zucchini for sure. Maybe a green pepper or two.
I am only using 4 bales of straw so I won't be able to plant a lot, but just enough for me. Super excited about getting it planted on Mothers Day weekend. We can not safely plant until then.
Let me know if you are planting a garden. Would love to hear about it. Straw Bale or otherwise. Happy Spring!!! Enjoy!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Things seem to be getting a little Better. I think it helps that I have been keeping super busy. Also the sun shine definitely helps me feel better. Still sometimes I get a little stressed, but working on it!
I definitely have found that its the little things in life that are the greatest. Its amazing. The daycare kiddos and I have had so much fun lately just discovering all of the things outdoors.. The Lilac bush is a huge hit. Noses are pressed into those fragrant blooms often. I love them also, and who knew a bouquet of dandelions looked as pretty as a bouquet of expensive roses.
See life is good.. its getting Better.. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Yes, I know that Taxes are due on April 15th. Yes, I also know that today is April 13th.. I am trying to get them done. I will admit I have procrasitinated horribly on this task. First I have never done Taxes as a home daycare provider. Second, all of my mom's paper work was mixed in with my stuff for taxes and I wasn't looking forward to digging through all of that paper work. So I put it off.
Well I guess I can't put it off any longer. I worked on them this morning and have most of the information ready for the Tax papers. My sister is going to help me out Thank Goodness for her.. I don't know what I would do otherwise. She also does a home daycare and does her own taxes on the computer. She always did my mom's and knows what she is doing. Thankfully she is willing to give me a hand.
So... Do you have your Taxes done yet??? If not.. Ummm its April 13th you might want to go ahead and do that now!!!
Good Luck!!!
Thanks Mel!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Fussy Britches!!!

The kiddos kept me hopping today. I had the wee babe.. he was a tiny fussy this morning. I said to him "Okay Fussy Britches, what do you think you need now, a diaper change??"
I wasn't thinking... I wasn't thinking about my 2 year old niece, The Repeater.. She repeated. Didn't sound like Fussy Britches anymore. I didn't comment hoping she never repeats it again. Lets hope she has forgotten that phrase and I will try to never say it again.
Hope you had a great day!! I did even with Fussy Britches!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Weekend Away!!!

I had a wonderful weekend away from home. My sister Melanie and I went to visit some of our relatives in Penna. We left on Thursday and came back today..(Sunday)
I enjoyed visiting with all of the Aunts and Uncles.. lots of the cousins and even met a couple of new little cousins.
We visited the Casino and I actually came home with a whopping $13.00 more than I left with.. wish that amount had a few more zeros behind it.
I am glad to be back home now and ready to get back into a schedule with all of the kiddos.. This little mini-spring break revived me!!!
Have a Great Day Everyone!!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring Flowers

I have been anxiously awaiting Spring. I am not a fan of Winter at all. I have always Loved Spring.
Spring means rain, pansies, tulips, daffodils, hyanciths, dirty fingernails, Forsythia getting ready to bloom. I just love Spring.
I have nothing planted at this new house. Was hoping there would be tons of Tulips and Daffodils sprouting leftover from the last person who lived here. Didn't happen... So.. I made do!
Entry way and Huge barrel that I filled with Johnny Jump-Ups (Violas).
Little green pots... well those Were in the daycare room.. with toys in them. But with limited funds and a huge need to have some Spring flowers... I made Do!

Finally I was able to get to the Spring wreath. It was stored in the garage. I hauled 2 loads of stuff to Goodwill.. and finally I could reach the wreath.
(Yes I know it needs lowered on the door, I took it out of the garage and stuck it up there, I will fix it!)

Awww... You should smell those Hyanciths, The tulips are so pretty and the Daisies.. I love Daisies.

Another show of the Johnny Jump-ups. This was so much fun for me. We can't really plant here until after Mother's Day. Well luckily these Johnny Jump ups are hardy and should be fine.
I hope you all are enjoying Spring as much as I am..