Monday, July 14, 2008

A few Bits and Pieces

It's been an interesting two weeks. I was blind sided by a nasty little cold virus. At first I thought it was an allergy, but by the second day I was really under the weather. I didn't have time for this nonsense. Summer colds are so annoying and the hot humid weather just makes it worse. It has finally ran it's course.
My brother was here for the weekend and it had been awhile since we have all been together.
And, I've been getting ready for the Fairy/Wizard party next weekend. I have been working on all the preparations and hope the weather is nice on the party day. I will post some pictures soon.

One of my grandsons turned six a few weeks ago and unfortunately we weren't able to go and celebrate with him. We plan to go next month and spend a couple of days. I sent a birthday party in a box with fun items to help make his day special. Here is the box
Ty's Birthday Box

This is a little vignette we put together in the side garden. I just loved this little yellow snail when I saw him.
Garden Fun

Last month we went down to the beach and I took this picture of a lady bug.
Ladybug Revisited

The weather has been very hot and humid but, this year we are getting more rain. So now I'm continually finding mushrooms growing in my gardens.
nature 004

nature 010

And last, but not least, our router got zapped by lightning and fried my Ethernet card. Surprisingly, it only affected the desk top connection and not the wifi so the laptop would still connect to the Internet. I haven't used the laptop much and was so glad to get my computer back.



The Rose Room said...

Great photos Karen:) Your little grandson would have been thrilled receiving that box. Hope you are all better now, winter colds are bad enough but summer colds, well its just not right! Take Care - Rachaelxo

Fete et Fleur said...

I love the box you posted to your grandson. It's perfect for a 6 year old boy! When Bill and I take walks we love to create little sculptures out of rock. Your rock sculpture reminded me of them. That mushroom is a monster!! It's really a sight to behold!

Wishing you a Beautiful Day!

catieann said...

HI Karen
Loved the birthday box and the pics of the lady bug! what kind of camera do you have?
can't wait to see the fairy/wizard party pics!!

Amy said...

Gosh after all that i'm happy you were able to get your computer sorted out. Lovely photos and no doubt the spiderman pressie will be much appreciated :-) said...

Have you looked for mushroom fairy rings?

Glad you are feeling better, summer colds are horrid.

Beth Leintz said...

Sorry to hear about your computer- its scary how lost you can feel without it. The "frames" around all of your pictures are fun- and I love your garden vignette

Sandra Evertson said...

Love the garden rocks and that little snail is Wonderful!
Sandra Evertson
Fab photos too!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Love the pictures Karen..the lady bug is especially amazing. Hope you are feeling much better. Susan

Miss Sandy said...

Please come and visit, I left a treat for you over at my place!

Kari & Kijsa said...

That photograph of the lady bug is incredible!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

M.Kate said... son's all time favourite!! Love the that a real snail? never seen one so big and in that colour, that ladybug is way too cute ..hugs :)

LW said...

Hope you are feeling better…

What a cute birthday box..
I bet your grandson just loved it…

Cannot wait to hear more about your fairy party ….


Mary Isabella said...

I am so sorry you have not been well. I am glad you are feeling betternow. I know he will love his Birthday in a box. That was so amazing. I really like that idea....Hugs....Mary

Miss Sandy said...

It sounds as if you have been very busy, most of it pleasurable. I love the last photo of the mushrooms peeking out of the foliage. Thank you for your kind words on my post. I'll be back to visit after my break!

Miss Sandy

She'sSewPretty said...

I'm glad you're "back" Karen. What a cute idea to send a birthday party in a box! We're getting lots of mushrooms here too and we haven''t had rain in months!

Natasha Burns said...

Sorry you've been sick Karen, it really is a bummer getting a cold in Summer, just doesn't make sense does it!

Tara said...

Glad you are feeling well! That ladbug pic--you ARE framing it, right??

Loving Her Beautiful said...

Hi, Karen,
Thanks for your recent note on my blog -- I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Sorry about the nasty cold. Hope you have a great time with your grandson!
Blessings, BILL

Marina Capano said...

Hi! How are you! hace mucho que no te visitaba!I love the box you posted to your grandson! great post!

see you
visit me anytime...

Miss Sandy said...

Thanks for stopping by even while still on break. I hope you are relaxing and enjoying yourself!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

My favorite thing on webkinz is the vacation island.