Thursday, April 1, 2010


But I won't be doing any pranks. Sorry, it's just not my style. If you want to learn some history you can go here. I did have a friend many years ago who played a good one on me. We were parked at the beach and he went to the car to get something. Now I was a total obsessive freak about my car. (My kids never ate in my car) He came back and said that someone hit it. OMG did I freak out. I'm sorry I guess I'm a party pooper but I don't like practical jokes. Okay so there you have it, I'm not much fun ! ! ! !

So Spring is starting to bloom. Sure we have flowers year round but it's only in the Spring when my cactus blooms. Do you remember when you would go to buy a cactus and they would have a little dried flower stuck into it? That was a tiny little 3" barrel plant 20 years ago! I also love when the Hawthorn bushes start blooming. See the ladybug who came to visit my geranium? (click to enlarge photo)

Skye and Charlie (my grand dog) were enjoying the sun last weekend. I think it got up to about 85 degrees. Skye with her kerchief from Pet Smart after her haircut 2 weeks ago.

Colleen at Main Street Memories had a post two weeks ago about Paint By Numbers. Remember those? It inspired me and I thought to myself "I want to do one." (I was never interested when I was younger) So I went to and ordered these two PBN's. I got both of them for under $20. Now I just have to motivate myself to start one of them. (good luck with that, I also have about 40 books to read yet here I sit and blog) I even bought me some nicer brushes at Michaels yesterday.

Have a beautiful Good Friday and have a wonderful Easter weekend.



Garden of Egan said...

I love your flowers!!!! I want some so bad!
Love it
Have a great Easter weekend.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I don't like April Fool's pranks either! I thought I was the only one.

Mary said...

Blooming cacti: beautiful! Dogs: adorable!
Have a wonderful Easter!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Beautiful snapshots!
I was the victim of an April Fool's joke this morning and it was so not funny.

purejoy said...

gah, i loved your flowers, but it conjured up some serious jealousy issues as i'm still lensless with my really nice camera just sitting here while spring bursts forth. i so love photographing the herald of spring and new life. booooooo on my dang camera lens.
i LOVE the idea of doing a paint by number. i like the ones you picked out. didn't realize they made them without horses, lol.
well off to get in a morning walk. do it now before my day crashes in, which it invariably does.
ciao for now!

Kristie said...

I don't do practical jokes either-definitely not my thing!

Your flowers are beautiful! My bulb flowers are just peaking through the ground right now, so not too much longer!

Your puppies are adorable! They looks like they get along so well! :-)

Good luck with your new paint-by-number projects! I'm terrible about starting projects and not finishing, so I hope you can do better than me ;-)

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh, I am sooo with you on the whole 'practical joke' thing...if it's a joke, it supposed to make me laugh..and they don' who are they funny for? Grr..

Skye and your grand-dog are adorable! What a sweet pair...

And your PBNs? Wonderful! I bought one and am working on it slowly..little by's very relaxing and quite portable- so I do them on a TV tray whilke watching TV

Have a great Easter week-end my friend! I'm going to Arizona for my brother's memorial..iy will be so great to see all of his children and those who loved him

Caitlin said...

Your garden is so beautiful!! I wish I had your green thumb!

Sonya said...

Happy April Fool's! :) NO pranks from me either. That kind of stuff tends to make me mad rather than laugh. Unless it is done to someone else. :) Your flowers are gorgeous and the puppies are too cute as alway!

Heather said...

Skye looks adorable as always, and so does Charlie!

I always get excited to see the first signs of Spring. I used to tease my mother when I was younger because she used to get so excited when she would see the tip of the first crocus coming out of the ground. Now that I'm older I find myself doing the very same thing.

I hope you have a peaceful Easter weekend.

nancygrayce said...

I really love April Fool's pranks, but I can never think of any that anyone would believe even for a moment.

Katherine said... the plants and flowers. I love Spring. Our trees are finally starting to get tiny buds on them!

I'm not a prankster either.

And, as always, Skye is adorable!

Amy said...

I do not like to play jokes either. No fun if you ask me. Love seeing the dogs.. Have a great Friday and Easter too.

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Skye and your granddog are so cute together. Hope everything is going well with having your daughter back at home with you.

Kirby3131 said...

The two pups look so cute :) Happy Easter to you! I never could make the paint by numbers look any good when i was a kid - now I think I'd probably enjoy it more and not care if it wasn't perfect! lol

ModernMom said...

I detest April Fools Day. Just makes no sense to me!

I do however adore your paint by numbers! Who knew they made such beauties for adults to do!

Goose Hill Farm said...

Hey, Debby~

I'm not one for April Fool's jokes anymore. I pray that you and your family have a WONDERFUL Easter.


christy rose said...

I am not a prankster either! I just can't do it! Hope you have a great Easter!!!

Holly said...

All those blooms are pretty! I didn't pull any pranks today.

Grabbing your button!

Heart2Heart said...

How fun! I love all the cute pictures of Skye and Charlie, I think they are both so adorable. I mean seriously who couldn't love those two!

I never thought about paint by numbers and remember doing those so long ago. I need to check that out! Thanks for the links!

Still buried in books myself all the way into June but you know what, I have some great reads for the summer.

Hope you stop by as I am hosting weekly giveaways now on my blog.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

kyooty said...

Happy Easter, the boys were off today so luckily no pranks here. YAY!

Trish said...

Gorgeous flowers the daffodils and crocus are beginning to bloom.
Looks like Skye and Charlie enjoy one another's company and they are sooo cute!
Happy Easter Dear Friend!

Kerri said...

im allergic to dogs but i think i would have to cuddle with urs haha ..they are sooo cute!

i pulled a prank on my dad and i didnt even mean too haha basically my brother told me to tell him to pick him up at school and then called back and said he was walking with his friends.. tried to catch my dad and he forgot his phone so after waiting 15 min at school he came home and said very funny kerri

Mary said...

I am all for jokes on april fools but if I were told my car had been hit I would not have been laughing either!
Paint by number looks fun. I may have to get one myself. :)
Beautiful flowers. I just love spring time!

xinex said...

Your blooms are lovely, the dogs are so cute together and the pictures are pretty!...Christine

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Ooooo! Do the painting, Debby! Do it! Do it! Do it!!!


Have a wonderful Easter!

Holli Taylor said...

That reminds me that I was supposed to get Colby into the groomer's this week...what a bad pet mommy. I guess that's what happens when you have real children that scream for you attention. I need a puppy Nana like you around!

Silver said...

Hi Debby, Have a blessed Easter :)

i am not much of aprankster, myself. My teens know..i am simply boring! But i doubt they'll dare to pull one like that on me.. i'll freak 'big time' i think.. ;D


Christina Lee said...

ooh blooming cacti!! your grand doggies are too cute!!

Brandy said...

gorgeous pictures. I feel so famous being mentioned at the top of your blog.

Randi Troxell said...

oh skye and charlie are just sooo cute!

have a beautiful easter wkend!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh that ladybug is too freaking cute! LOVE it my dear! Your flowers are so beautiful, you know how I love pink :).

they are too cute love the handkerchief.

Oh how I use to love the PBN, I can't wait to see how they turn out! LOL You know how I love how I love to read but man blogging is so fun :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

P.S. Happy Good Friday and Easter :)

blueviolet said...

Your garden is glorious! I think the two pups together are so cute. Oh, painting by numbers sounds like fun!!!

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