I'm guessing you either hate me now for my complete neglect of your blog posts, or...most likely, or you haven't even noticed because you are all out doing and keeping up with a million things too
I'm still stuck in the whole overwhelmed with Social Media thing.. and have not in any way figured out which thing to focus my ever compromised attention span
How do you guys do it?
Are you preferring instagram, blogs, facebook
are you keeping up with it all?
I'm kinda all or nothing, so if i get too behind on things, sometimes i just give up
But, between working in the garden, dealing with work, mailing out prints, and generally being all over the place, i did manage to finish a painting that i think is kinda sweet...
"In The Moment"
which is something i'm actually not ever in...
people with anxiety/panic/everymentalillness usually aren't in the moment
but when i look at this sheep, it reminds me to try
Speakin of the garden, ... Oh my gosh, the roses...
Mine are in their first flush of blooms and they are so wonderful
I found this new rose that i could just kiss to death it is so pretty
It is called Francis Meilland
I mean it really looks like that!
and it fades to the softest cream blush with thick velvety petals
Could you just die ! I am completely enchanted with it.
We'll see how it performs and I'll let you know
Here is some prolific "New Dawn" growing on the arbor
This is "New Dawn" again on the corner of my lot - there must be a thousand blooms on it - It has gone so crazy wild, I'm in total awe of how one rose could be so big!
... and I have to share one of my other favorite roses again
It is the best color and so hardy. It's a frequent bloomer too !
I like to put a little cluster of them on the mantel with "Miss Daisy" because they match her pink nose
Sweet "Peach Drift"
The window boxes are all planted full of pink geraniums
Ok, so enough with the flowers
I'll move on to other random happenings around Rosebud Cottage
Here is the formerly brown suitcase that i painted pink
I mixed it in with all my other suitcases.
I finally figured out that i should store all of my Christmas ornaments in these suitcases - since they are downstairs, and accessible
The worst thing for me about decorating for the holidays was going into "that closet" upstairs that has everything stuffed in bins under bins and more bins, dragging them out and hauling them downstairs
Now, no stair climbing, no bin dragging from behind lord knows what
Just open the suitcase, and voila!
Pretty sparkly ornaments and things!
Recently Ellie ( my daughter) and I did the funnest thing too - Mr. Fractured gave me a gift certificate to Sephora, cause he knows i love playing in there
wasn't that sweet of him
so just for the pure fun of doing girl stuff with makeup - I scheduled an appointment for Ellie and I, and she had a makeover!
It was a blast, and yes, it is a ton of makeup, but she looks like a glamorous movie star
Just look at that face and snow white skin...
but as glam as she looks, believe me, that girl can get some dirty work done.
She's an animal lover and works in a dog kennel
Ok, so now that i've turned into one of those people who show pictures of my cat
Here is Willow wishing she could go outside
We have managed to get a harness on her
after preparing for the fight of our lives
and take her out every once in a while -
Last night, she ate a lightening bug
The next thing i knew she was drooling like she had rabies -
So emergency vet???
Of course it turns out that there are a few bugs that are toxic to animals, and yes lightening bugs are!
Good Grief - if it's not the kids, it's the animals !
It's always something!
Here is her luscious furry tummy of which i am never allowed to touch
And finally - here is little Daisy with her stash of nasty, stinky, chewed up stuffed animals and treasures... she puts them on our bed to save them from Willow - and we get to sleep with them
I absolutely adore this little dog...
She is the sweetest thing ever
Gosh, I'm sorry, I know that was a lot
After not talking to you in a while, it turns out i have more things to share than i thought!
Anyway, I'll leave you guys with one more of my favorite roses
"Abraham Darby" it's doing it's thing right now too
The roses are having a good year
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