Monday, April 5, 2010

Monday blog love

Seems it never rains in southern California
Seems I've often heard that kind of talk before
It never rains in California, but girl don't they warn ya
It pours, man it pours

{Albert Hammond}

It's pouring down here right now. So odd, or perhaps my old brain isn't remembering but I sure don't remember many rainy days in April here??? (The glorious unexpected warm days come to mind, but no rain.)

The roller coaster ride continues over here ... We received a call Saturday afternoon that my husbands father is in the hospital (in North Carolina) ... my father-in-law had fainted at work and they're trying to figure out what is going on. They said that he has only 20% opening in one of his arteries (or was it a vein???) but they don't think that is the only thing going on. Please think a good thought for him.


The good news is hubby's knee is feeling a tad better. He's off getting his MRI right now ... he no longer needed his chauffeur teehee, so I'm able to catch up a wee bit with all of you.

Oh! I had such a time crunch doing my Easter cards that I never got a chance to show you them ... not my best effort WAH!

(Sally's 2010 Hoppy Easter card)

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter! We had a nice one, albeit a pretty quiet one. We were going to see a movie early but we just didn't get it together in time. (First we were going to go see "The Secret of Kells", then we were going to go see a documentary about Disney's animation comeback with "Beauty and the Beast", then we were going to go see "Alice" as it got later and later ... then we ran out of steam.)

So with that change in plans we had the time to get a yummy vegetarian Easter lunch from Native Foods - their Spring Wellington. YUM!

(image from Quarry Girl)
I think ours looked even yummier than this and it came with delicious asparagus and the most tasty lemon sauce (her photo seems to show broccoli instead of the asparagus we received). nummers! I want more!

We DVR'd "Love Comes Softly" and "Love's Enduring Promise" yesterday morning, recommended by adorable Alicia, of Posie Gets Cozy and plopped ourselves in front of the TV with our Easter luncheon and had a great time.

Then our dear family friends, Betty and Caroline, picked us up and we all had Easter dinner out with my dad, his girlfriend, my sister-in-law and my two nieces. It was a lovely low key kind of day, spent with friends and family.

A couple of weeks ago, I had fun going through old bookmarks and finding beloved blogs from way back when (when I first started reading blogs) and some how lost them to memory ... I am going to start including some of them as reminders to myself.

1st Floor Flat Freebies
a fairie tale of inspiration
A Note of Friendship
All the Small Things
Behind the Curtain
Biancas Welt
frilyy frolic
Garden Mama
Handmade with love
Hilltop Hall
In This Life
Karen Michel
Kim's Suitcase
Kristen Doran Designs
making time
my day
My Nifty Needle
My Own Sweet Thyme
Natascha Rosenberg
Nostalgic Collage
Oodlekadoodle Primitives
Paper and Gluestix
Primarily Primitives
Queen Be Altered Needs
quilting Jeannet
Quinn Knits a Twisted Yarn
Sir Woodstock's World
The Lonely Bean
The Needles Promise
Vintage + Goodness = Happiness
Vintage Stampers Freebees


  1. Hello Sally dear, YOur cards are definitely lovely. And that Wellington looks delish! I love the Love comes softly series of books by Janette Oke and the first two of the movie series are the best...the others are a little, dare I say it...trite. Sounds like your Easter was peacefully ideal. Glad your hubby is better and I will be praying for his dad. My step-dad has heart troubles and is at home now, but will probably be needing to stay on oxygen to help his breathing. And now when I have time I will try my best to browse of few of your thoughtful blog recommendations.

  2. Hi Sally! I am so sorry to hear about your FIL. I hope he feels better soon, soon, soon! I'm happy your hubby's knee seems to be on the mend. That Easter dinner looks delicious. We had a great dinner (full of non-vegetarian selections to keep the boys happy). Of course, my favorite thing was the mashed potatoes! (Applied directly to my hips!)
    Your card is beautiful!! xoxo Pam

  3. Oh my goodness! Handmade with Love is so talented! I am enjoying going through the list. Thanks, Sally! Your Easter card was very pretty. Your Easter lunch looked delicious! I am sending best wishes to you and your loved ones. Wish you could get off this roller coaster! Twyla

  4. What a great Easter lunch, Beanie would have been right there with you! Sending good vibes your way too!

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