Monday, January 31, 2011

Just Checking in.

 Hello my wonderful bloggy friends. Just wanted to check in and update you all on the goings on in my life and tell you thank you, thank you, thank you for all your wonderful comments on my posts.  As you can tell by these pictures, I am still dreaming of and wishing for warmer weather. Our lovely weather people around here are all calling for ice, rain, and snow over the next couple days. I am really hoping we get none of it but looks like it's gonna hit us hard. So just when the roads are getting better, we get even nastier stuff. Oh the above pic is one of my lovely peonies that grows beside my house during spring. They are dark pink in the middle, then yellow, then light pink on the oustide. I think they are called sorbet.
 I have been busy today. I absolutely had to go get my tag stickers for my cars today. This is not one of my favorite tasks as the DMV is always crowded and it usually takes FOREVER to make it through the line to the desk to get service. Luckily this morning there were only 3 people in line in front of me and 3 people being helped at the desk AND the line moved very quickly. Of course, I hate how much those little stickers cost as well. It is the law and I guess I must deal with it :) (Oh how I miss the green leaves on the trees)
 My teeth and I are finally getting along great. I finally got them adjusted to where I have no more sore spots. I can eat nearly anything I want, I can sleep in them if I choose to do so. I can do whatever. They are pretty much a part of me. I still say certain sounds with a lisp but I am doing well. I even ventured out to a Pampered Chef party (that was being held just down my road at a friends house). No one knew they were dentures. Everyone, however, thought I had a beautiful smile. (a beautiful Japanese maple is adorning the above pic)
 The above picture is fitting as tomorrow is my 31st birthday and my zodiac sign is Aquarius. I certainly miss the puffy white clouds on a beautiful blue sky and spending days by the lake. I know those days will be here soon enough but you know what, these pictures keep me sane in these cold, dark, grey days.
I think that is all for now my friends. I have lasagna baking away in my oven as I type. I have cupcakes to make just because. I am enjoying life so much more now that I can smile, eat, drink, and live pain free. I am just living and enjoying it. (I even miss the dandelions. There is something magical about the seeds floating through the air. Oh and blowing them so they would land in my ex neighbor's yard. He hated them with a aren't I)


  1. Erin, too bad you're getting another storm. We have fair weather but cold, but the SnowDrops are up and ready to bloom, so I'm happy.

    Love your promising photos.. what a great idea!

    Hugs from Oregon - Teresa

  2. Happy Birthday!! I hope the storm will be not too hard on you.

  3. Beautiful pictures! Hope you have a great birthday! How much snow did you guys end up with? Hopefully no ice! I am in upstate NY and we are getting the stuff after you guys, ugh! It is pretty coming down just don't like the clean up! ♥

  4. Happy Birthday Wishes to you Erin, i hope you are having a wonderful day xx

  5. Happy Birthday to you! I glad things are working out for you.