Sunday, March 28, 2010

Whoa!

Whoa! It's been 2 weeks since I posted. Great Jumping Jehosaphat, but I am late! Well, better late than not at all......right?

What have I been doing for 2 weeks? Nothing out of the ordinary I guess. I have had more allergy problems this year than in a long, long time, and those make me feel......oh...what is the word.....lethargic....maybe.? I went to the doctor and got a shot in the behind, got some medication, and then I went to the eye doctor thinking I had an eye infection, and got drops for my eye and an ointment to put in my eye at night. She said I didn't have an infection but I had blisters under my eyelids that were consistent with allergies. Geesh! The allergies were worse than I thought!

The yard mowing has started and I've mowed 3 times so far. Everything looks so pretty blooming and greening up.

I did go to a tea party. That was very enjoyable! There were several teas to choose from and some lovely teacups and saucers for drinking out of. Then there was quite an array of goodies to go with the tea. Yep, I definitely loved the tea party!

Aren't these pinecones pretty? I love pinecones and there are so many shapes, sizes, and varieties of them.




















I love the color of these trees. I took this photo by one of the banks in town. I think these are flowering crabapple trees. The blooms are lovely but they won't last too long.


Here are my two Sunday Signs!
I hope everyone has a wonderful week.






14 Comments:

Blogger Cliff said...

First Rachel, you had me lol with the car backfiring story. Great stuff.
Sorry to hear about you spill at the hands of the kitchen chair. My Dad would have fixed it with big screws and angle irons so feel lucky.
I got all caught up here. They had a tea party in Omaha but we couldn't get away to go to it. :)

6:39 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Thanks for those two nice church signs.
I've never been to a tea party. I think my sister tried to get me to sit down for one, a 'play one,' that she was having once.
On a cruise I have been to the afternoon 'teas.' Also in some hotels. They aren't much of a party.

We have two Tea Parties in Houston. One is owned and headed by Sarah Palin and is against everything and government in general (anarchist). The other is the real thing and wants to cut some taxes. I'll not mess with them.
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7:05 PM  
Blogger Cheyenne said...

Great signs.
I'm not much of a tea drinker, I prefer coffee, diet soda, or my 4 ounces of daily wine.

10:17 PM  
Blogger Granny Annie said...

Yes I was about to send the blog police to find you. Very good church signs. So about your tea party -- was it a real tea party or a political tea party.

5:13 AM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I LOVE those Pine Cones Rachel...They are really Beautiful! Welcome backj after two weeks! And the tea paty sounds lovely!
The Allergies sound Horrendous! I hope all those medications will help you so you are not in such discomfort...The Eye thing sounds really awful!

2:51 AM  
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

Those are some big (and nice looking) pine cones Rachel! ~ jb///

8:07 AM  
Blogger sonia a. mascaro said...

Lol! My comment went away...

Love pinecones, they are very pretty. The blossom tree is also gorgeous.

I hope you will be well and ok very soon.

Have a nice week ahead.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Ralph said...

Great signs Rachel. At first when you were talkig about tea parties I was thinking the tax rallies held on the 15th. Then I realized you really meant tea parties. Good post.
Ralph

12:26 PM  
Blogger possum said...

I am still chuckling about the back firing and how it must have scared the 911 person. That would not be a good sound to hear on 911!
Beautiful blooms on that tree...
Hope you are OK!

11:55 AM  
Blogger Mountain Mama said...

I love your signs! They always make me smile.
Your tea party sounds lovely. I went to one once with a bunch of ladies from church, but didn't like it much.
I have done a few fancy ones for my granddaughters when they were little. They loved them and I loved watching the little girls trying to act grown up. LOL

8:34 PM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I can't help myself, I am forever trying to identify different plants. Your "pine cones" are not on a pine tree. The needles are not those of a pine tree. I suspect the tree is not an indigenous one but an imported Norway Spruce.(European) This tree has large cones and the branches hang down. The needles are also the length of those on this tree.

It is lovely you can see the cones this close to the ground. The White Pine and Red Pine which have large cones are very tall trees and you have to wait for the cones to fall off to get a good look at them.

I hope your eye condition clears up. It must be annoying to have blisters under your eye lid.

Your Spring is well advance. I have yet to mow the lawn, what's left of it after my pigs last year enjoyed plowing it up. They are gone now so this is the year to do some repair work.

Your lovely weather bodes well for my brother and his wife hiking the length of the Appalachian Trail. They are approaching Damascus, Ky

9:44 AM  
Blogger Ily said...

Do they still give shots in the behind??? I've never had to deal with allergies but for the whole month of March I was a mess...sinus trouble, headaches, watery eyes. It was awful! Miraculously, I just got over it with a nose spray and some rest. (Maybe it was more than allergies...but I had all those nasty symptoms).

I don't think I've ever been to a REAL tea party, just the ones with my daughter when she was 3 and we pretended to be princesses. lol

There's a fancy hotel (The Biltmore) in Coral Gables (the one that's supposedly haunted by Al Capone's ghost)...they're famous for their Sunday tea parties. I may take my mother there for Mother's Day this year. Thanks for inspiring me!

Have a great weekend, Rachel!!

6:04 PM  
Blogger nora said...

I hope the medicines have helped your itchy eyes. I always dream of taking mine out with a melon baller and giving them a good scrub. I think I frightened my eye doctor when I told him that. He loaded me down with samples. I can't believe how much the eye drops cost - my co-pay was $30. for one ounce. I will say they are well worth it!

5:28 AM  
Blogger Janell said...

I love the church signs!!

We are mowing now, too, between rainydays. You know how that goes, I'm sure.

12:11 PM  

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