4.13.2010

More Randomness

I think I'm fighting a cold, or allergies, or both.  So today, I bring you more random things that make me happy.

Maple candy.

It's incredibly sweet.  This particular one really just dissolved in my mouth and it's got a taste that just doesn't match anything else.

Mr. Happy treated me to some recently and I now totally understand the Friends episode where Ross goes into sugar shock after eating a whole box of this stuff.  I can't imagine how much I would be pinging off the wall if I ate a bunch of it. 

It also led to fun stories of how Mr. Happy's family used to make maple candy by boiling down the sap from sugar maple trees.  I'm facinated.  I really think I want to make my own maple syrup next year too. 

An Easter themed candle and white duck with green ribbon.

Both of these were gifts.  The candle from a neighbor and the duck from a bridal shower.  I just love how spring-y they look together!  I have them on top of a white marble lazy susan -- yup it spins!

The bring pop of color and comical face on the duck really brighten my day!

Katie and her best friend Mina.

These two dogs are about a year apart.  Katie is our fur baby and Mina is Mr Happy's parents dog.  Katie, as you know, is a golden retriever.  Mina is a german shepard.

Katie was brought home on Mr. Happy's birthday.  Mina was born on Mr. Happy's birthday.

Together these two are total hilarity!  We try and have Mina over as often as possible.  We also bring Katie to visit Mina so that the two of them can do, well, what ever it is that dogs do.

Mina can always tell when their truck turns onto Katie's road.

Katie can somehow always tell when Mina is coming over.

They make a huge fuss when they see each other complete with licking, kisses, noises, running, jumping... well you get the picture!

Here they are this past weekend.  Frick and Frack.

Tulips are blooming!

It's one thing to see other peoples tulips blooming.  Don't get me wrong, they are pretty and everything.

But, seeing tulips in my own garden about ready to open really tickles me the right way!

So much promise, so much beauty to be shared.  And I finally get in on the surprise of what flowers are where. 

This past fall I bought a TON of bulbs.  We opened all the packages and dumped them all into a big bin.  Mixed them really well.  And then planted them.  Everywhere!

So, I have no clue which colors or styles or varieties are where.  I am going to be just as surprised as you.  For days they have only been pairs of leaves reaching for the sun.  Then this past weekend I started seeing some buds.  Buds are green, meaning, I still didn't know what I was going to get. 

And last night I noticed the first hints of color!  Lots of yellow.  Of course I hold that yellow is the first color of spring and anything yellow tends to pop first.  I also have at least one pink one.  And of course there are lots more that will still share what they are. 

The real question is did any of my Amsterdam bulb survive the digging and re-planting from the move?  I will be on the look out for those awesome orange crowned tulips.  A picture of them from last year here.

Whatever your doing today, hope you find a smile in it!

5 comments:

chelsea rebecca said...

oh no! i hope you feel better!!
that candy looks delicious!

Cynthia said...

dog love is just so cute! katie and mina sigh I really miss having a dog, by the way I'm so glad that you liked the book I remember when I first finished it I re-read it like 3 times I love it so much!! I'm so glad I participated in the swap meeting you was the best part, get well soon! happy thoughts coming your way :)

Betsy said...

Definitely some things here to be happy about! :)

Good ol' Ross...I miss that show!

Jientje said...

I read a quote the other day: "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.~ Robert Brault ~ "
You for one find happiness in all kinds of little things that are really very big. Loved the pictures of the two dogs!

Alli said...

I JUST saw that episode of FRIENDS last night and it had me laughing out loud! Perfec.t I would love to try some maple candy! Love the pictures. :)

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