Monday, January 23, 2006

so much to say

This weekend was a busy weekend, with blogger meetups, surprises in the mail, bathroom decorating work, projects and general errand-running. I have so much to write about, I'm torn on where to start.

On Saturday morning, I met Phantom Scribbler and Songbird for some book shopping and chats. I have met the wonderful Phantom before, but meeting Songbird was a first. She is as lovely in person as she is on her blog. Very kind and considerate, gives good advice, and is a great listener. All of what you'd expect. Plus, her dog Molly is ADORABLE, and we all know how I feel about dogs. We started out thinking we'd do some book shopping, but couldn't stop the conversation so we headed to a nearby Starbucks to talk uninterrupted. It was warm enough for a long walk outside, even though it is January! Funny, but it didn't feel as if we were meeting for the first time, it was so relaxed and comfortable. I hope we can do it again soon!

When I arrived home later that day, I was surprised to receive a package in the mail from Ninotchka!

When her beautiful daughter was born in September, we made some guesses on her birth date and her size, and I guessed the closest for sweet Anna Sofia's weight! Look at this beautiful wrapping job! You really outdid yourself, Nino!

Nino was sweet enough to send me a prize package! Thank you, Nino! I loved everything!

Josh enjoyed the prizes also. He was more than happy to eat the gummy fishes on Saturday night!

He's just like a kid, this one.

I have so much more to tell you, like all of the projects I've undertaken this weekend. I was right in assuming that my energy for indoor projects would return once the weather went sour. I spent much of the summer outside enjoying our brief summer, and now that the snow has begun to fall fast and furious, I am back to my projects. Saturday it was close to 60 degrees, and this morning my front yard looked like this!

My poor tulips are so confused that this weekend I noticed that a few have sprouted. Does anyone know what happens? Will they freeze and die or just hold out until April? I'll be so disappointed if my first venture into planting bulbs fails miserably!

Hope your weekends were equally fabulous!


Running2Ks said...

LOL on the confused tulips. I'm so glad it went well meeting Songbird--she seems lovely.

Songbird said...

It's snowing here now, so we are all confused, too.
It was a delight to meet you!

Ninotchka said...

Waaa! I want to meet you for coffee. I hope we can someday! You're lovely.

I am SO glad you received your goodies safely and that you enjoyed them. Kelly also complimented my wrapping and the truth is I SUCK at wrapping which is why I "embellish." ha ha ha I loved the picture of Josh eating the gummy fish. Wasn't that cute packaging? I couldn't pass it up!

Re: the tulips. I don't know if they'll freeze back. I certainly hope not!

The snow looks so beautiful. I know it makes everything a mess but it sure does look lovely. :)

Besos querida!

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Wait a minute--did you MEET Molly? Or is it just that Songbird's stories about her are adorable? Because if you met Molly, I'm even more jealous that I would've thought possible.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about the tulips. My pear trees are equally confused.

Another lovely blogger meeting. Glad you had a good time.

Phantom Scribbler said...

Sorry about the tulips, but I'm glad we had a chance to enjoy the nice weather! Let's do it again sometime soon.

Songbird said...

Molly was indeed along for the ride. We took her for a little walk after the visit to Starbucks. We had to stop a few times to let people make a fuss over her. Molly enjoyed her day trip, especially getting to ride in the back seat instead of the "way back" of my station wagon. (Easier to get treats from Mom that way.)

Maribeth said...

I really wish it hadn't snowed! I had to do most of the hard work outside, (my neighbor helped so much) but the back is sore tonight!

Chris said...

The weather is CRAZY, isn't it?
My kids convinced me to get their bicycles out this weekend and now they are covered with 10 inches of snow.

Dawn said...

We have some very surprised plants too. Usually, they stop growing. and the tips freeze and look grody, but they might bloom in the spring if they hadn't used up too much energy trying to sprout.

And Emily's newly constructed fairy house was all covered with snow. And more snow tonight, I hear.

Jessica said...

I'm always jealous when other bloggers meet because I feel like I've missed out - sounds like you all had a great time!

I'm planning on meeting up with Phantom in May when I am in town for a business trip.

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