I knew the lure of a brand new wooden screen door would be too much.
I knew I should have painted it before my brother had it installed. I knew I wouldn’t get around to painting it and leaving it unfinished was inviting trouble — Carpenter Bee, kind of trouble.
Spring is here and so are the Eastern Tent Caterpillars.
For two day, now, my youngest has been fascinated with the yearly arrival of this fuzzy critter. She has even named a few. It reminds me of when she was a young child. How much she loved being outside and her enthusiasm for nature.
Friends, it is Easter Sunday, and I know a lot of parents who will be dealing with massively induced sugar-coma kids by early afternoon. And, much of the blame will go to my Peeps. Don’t jump the gun, my friends, I’m not talking about you.
The old adage, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me,” just doesn’t apply today.
On April 1st, fooling is what you do. Beware, practical jokes are on their way. This year, April Fools’ Day falls on the beloved Easter, which hasn’t happened since 1956. The joke’s on me; I wasn’t even born then. Continue reading
As a kid, growing up in Orangeburg, SC, one of my favorite pastimes (hobby – passion, we’ll call it) was coloring.
Didn’t matter what kind of coloring book, sheet of paper or piece of cardboard I found, I wanted color on it. Being an artist was, yet another, one of my nine-year-old dreams.
I want to take the time this morning to Thank and say a prayer for the Veterans of the Vietnam War. I especially want to thank my youngest daughter’s dad for serving two tours. Today, we honor those veterans on the 1st Anniversary of National Vietnam War Veterans Day. I am proud to be an American and know the sacrifices so many have made to make my world a better place. Nationally, the Department of Defense will conduct a wreath laying ceremony with the Department of Veterans Affairs at The Vietnam War Memorial. For those here in Harleyville, the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Charleston, SC, will conduct a ceremony to honor Vietnam Veterans. More info can be found on the Moultrie News website. Thank you for my freedom; God Bless.
Hey, hey, now! I know what some of you are thinking, but this is South Carolina. Weed isn’t legal here.
Although, we do find certain varieties growing in our front yards. Today is Weed Appreciation Day, so says one of my very favorite websites – Days of the Year. According to them, it’s a day to cozy up to the weeds in your life.
Parents may marvel when their child gets his or her first tooth, but kids marvel when they lose their first tooth.
The Tooth Fairy was a magical creature for me when I was a kid.
It seemed strange that my tooth was to be collected by a fairy. What she did with all those teeth was never quite answered by my parents. But in the early seventies, a quarter could go a long way in the dime store in town, so I didn’t let it bother me so much. Continue reading
Good evening crafty people. Though it was a gloomy and overcast day for folks in the ‘ville, RAIN was the forecast for Three Cats Crafts.
By that, I mean, the celebration of rain. I love fun facts and rain was the running theme for today. On this day in 1952, the “musical” was born and became a part of film history. Singing in the Rain, a modest American musical-romantic-comedy when it premiered at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, has become a classic in musical films. Continue reading