Saturday, March 7, 2009

60 degrees difference

monday and tuesday schools were closed because of snow. it was 18 degrees here in north carolina. today it was about 78 degrees and gorgeous.

we went to the farmer's market and a plant nursery looking around for things to plant. the hubs has a serious case of spring fever and is ready to do something, anything in the yard.

i have crocus and hyacinths, tulips, daffodils and lilies of the valley popping through the ground. we had the windows open all day.

this evening we had my bro/sil/gameboy and puddin over. we had a good visit. bitched about our parents and our sister and then just had a good time together. puddin is crawling up a storm. i can't believe she is 11 months old. i think (hope) she recognizes me and knows me now. there was the one time a few months ago that she cried and wouldn't let me hold her, but now she reaches for me and seems to like me. i love loving on her and hugging her and she's just too damn cute!

now the hubs and the girl are on facelibre. i am still having a love hate relationship w/ fb. first--there's just too much stuff on there, applications and poking and posting pictures and writing on walls. my brain can't handle it all.

i love that i can see friends pics and catch up w/ them but i also feel a pressure. like, oh, i have 20 friends and so and so has 50, i need more friends. but i don't want to befriend all the people who are requesting it--mostly people i work w/ now that i don't even talk to at work so why the hell would i be their friends on fb? and then there is the self esteem thing. when you ask to friend someone and don't get a response. or the fact that you have mutual friends with people from high school but other people from high school don't ask to be your friend. i know, it is so lame and childish of me to feel this way. and the thing is the people that i see that are on there from my high school aren't really people i was friends w/ when i was in high school so why the hell do i care if they want to be my fb friend? it's a disease that facebook. oy vey.

last night we were at lowes hardware. i mentioned that i liked those big, fat frog statues i've seen at garden centers and now the girl is showing me every single frog she finds. i am picky. i don't like the cartoon looking frogs or the frogs on swings or wearing hats or any of that. i also don't like itty bitty ones or big giant ones. i don't like plastic ones. i want a big, fat, cement, realistic looking one. so she shows me one that is meant to sit by a pond and it has a hole in it's mouth so it shoots water into the fountain. i said, no, i don't want a spitter. and the hubs says, without missing a beat, no, i'm don't like spitters either.


cheatymoon said...

I'm glad you had some warm weather. You need it!

I'm sure your sweet niece is almost as cute as mine. I love when they remember their bestest aunties!

Not Your Aunt B said...

Post photos of your garden- it sounds lovely. And yay for warmer weather. And of course, the hubs has to make that remark. It's too good to pass up! Ha ha!

creative kerfuffle said...

only--i think as aunties we're probably not as objective as we could be : )

bea--i will certainly post pics when things start blooming. right not i have green shoots.

Hotch Potchery said...

I have Facebook phases, sometimes I like it, sometimes not so much. Mr. P and I joined a garden club like little old ladies, I am excited to see how it turns out!

creative kerfuffle said...

hotch--ooooo, a garden club? what exactly do you do in a garden club? i think the hubs and i would like it actually. we'd...dig it. sorry. i couldn't help myself.

Anonymous said...

I go through phases with facebook too. Right after I joined I would check in like once a week or so, now I look every day...sometimes multiple times.

One of the things I'm looking forward to about moving to AL is planting a garden, I love to Garden!


Gal Friday said...

My husband just joined Facebook, too! The day he joined, he was online there for quite some time, but now, like me..not so much.

I know EXACTLY what you mean about finding the "just right" garden frog! I hope you find it...soon. Our local farmer's market has a vendor who sells the best garden statues and I can just SEE all the frogs in my mind right now...and this reminds me to remember to dig out my own little garden frog from the shed soon so he can be visible again.

Astarte said...

HA! Go, hubs!

The person who owned our place before us had a thing for frogs, but not realistic ones - really ugly ones that do stupid things like hold umbrellas. I love the statues at Lowes. I have a few of the ones with the springy heads, like the cow and the rooster, because they're cute and their heads bob a little in the wind. hmmm, I'm not sure why a silly cow is better than a silly frog, but believe me, it IS.

I'm the same with Facebook. I'm almost afraid to turn people I don't recognize at first down, though, because recently someone asked to be my friend, and I said no, and I later realized that it was probably a blog friend whose real name I wasn't familiar with!!!! I would totally not friend people from work, though. Uh-huh.