Thursday, March 17, 2011

This, That, and The Other Thing

Just a little of this, that, and the other thing for today.  First of all I had to show you these great little (actually over 2 inches in diameter) clay tags that I found from the Freckled Laundry    They will make gift packages just that much more special!

Second, spring has sprung here in Georgia and we are supposed to have gorgeous weather all weekend - in the 70's.  Too bad I'll be inside working on work stuff most of it.  But I know I won't be able to resist getting outdoors a little anyway.  These are my Carolina jessamine and pansies blooming in front of my front porch in my herb garden.  My thyme stayed green all winter even with the out of character snowfall we had.  And some of the other herbs are starting to poke through and grow.  The Carolina jessamine is even more beautiful this week with nearly all the blooms open - the picture was from a week ago or so.

Oh, and the ornamental cabbage forest is growing ever taller and now blooming.  Not as many pink thingys on the trunks but still very interesting.  I think I'll let it keep going for awhile longer.

Now for a very funny story.  My nearly 21 year old granddaughter and I were riding down to a nearby town to see family a few weeks ago.  She turned to me and said, "Grammy, what is Grampy's middle name?"  I said, "Russell", which set her to laughing her head off and then I joined in.  All these years with his pet sitting business and I never realized that his name is Jack Russell!  Haaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!  Of course when we mentioned it to him he didn't think it was quite as funny as we did LOL

And last - I keep The Republic of Tea  in business.  They have flavored and non-flavored teas and there are so many good ones!  I'm trying a new one tonight - Pineapple Ginger green tea.  Oh my gosh, it tastes like you're eating pineapple - yum!  Another favorite is Strawberry Chocolate rooibos - it's like drinking dessert.  But it only comes out from January through March or so and then not until the next year.  So I ordered in bulk this year LOLOLOL  I never used to drink tea very much because of the caffeine, but now I have it for breakfast, lunch, and usually in the evenings.  I never liked green tea either but now prefer it to black tea.  Green is better for you anyway and the rooibus (red tea) is an herb so no caffeine.   And nope, they aren't paying me to advertise LOL 


  1. Love your Jack Russell story. I would have laughed, too.
    Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog. I have a necklace that I found four months ago which says, "hope." I keep it there to remind me. There, indeed, is always hope.

  2. Your pansies are so lovely, I love pansies, always have some. Like your Jack Russell story.....

  3. Soooo funny! Spring is almost here as well but not as much as GA. That's okay, I'll take it.
    I like Republic of Tea, I drink their tea I can't pronounce...heck, can't even remember it now...sapchoung lap...
    Oh heck. Why do I do this to myself? In public, nevertheless!
    We just found out people on warfarin aren't supposed to drink green tea. Nurse didn't know why, just said don't drink it...?

  4. Love your Jack Russell story. Funny how we are so use to things that we do not always see the greater picture.
    I enjoy looking at all the flavors of tea on the store shelves. Before long it will be like 'ole Howard Johnson's New Flavor of the Month.'
    One of the ones that I like in green tea is Constant Coment - very mild with just a hint of citrus. It also comes in regular tea.
    Jill, I have a couple of busy weeks coming up, and a couple of days I hope will be spent at the beach - hope after that you might be free to let me take you to lunch.

  5. at Uni we had Amanda Brain (A Brain) and in the local area we have Dave Pannel the panel beater and C.Wood the
    now a friend at primary school in the north of England had a really old traditional surname of Shufflebottom....I dont know whats she's up to LOLOLOL :)
    take care
    love Samm x

  6. You have a very beautiful blog very inspiring found you through Sandra. Your story made me smile today. I'm going to check out Wind and Honey as well. Blessings to you.

  7. Lol I can just see you and your granddaughter laughing. I too would have laughed
    Your yard is beautiful and I wish you lived closer so you could give me ideas
    Have a wonderful week


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