Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

February 27, 2017

Spring Fever?

I think spring fever is definitely setting in around here after a series of clear days that were in the 50s.  We're all hopeful that we've seen the end of the snow for the season.  It makes me feel like doing more stuff like socializing, crafting, baking and going for walks.  One of my friends spent a few lovely hours of laughs and chatting on a Sunday afternoon.  She said she felt like something cakey so I whipped up a batch of funfetti vanilla cupcakes with homemade cream cheese icing.  I sent her home with most of them cause I will EAT THEM ALL if they are in the house.  hahaha  I kept 2.


Beads were half off at Michael's so I picked up a few strands to match some new pendants.  My stepdaughter gave me two beautiful fairy pendants.  One is on this pretty coloured stone.

 And one on abalone.

This purple dyed druzy pendant is from Fire Mountain Gems.  It's a bit too big for me though.  I don't wear pendants that big.

I'm not only a sucker for all things celestial, I'm a sucker for Venetian glass.

I've been a bit lax on my stitching lately.  I started a cross stitch kit but I haven't worked on it in weeks.  But I did start this Zenbroidery pattern.  It's going to take awhile to finish this but it'll be pretty neat when it's done.

I'm using different kinds of floss/threads as well as beads and sequins.

We had 2 days of 70 degree weather!  It was so nice to feel the warm breeze.  I took Sagan out for a walk wearing shorts and a tshirt!  In February!!!!  

Puppy enjoys all the sniffs.  So. Many. Sniffs.



From a distance, all I could see was the cross and I thought someone left their Halloween graveyard scene up.  When I got closer I was blown away.  



Still trying to shake this exhaustion by forcing myself to get out.

19 comments:

  1. Have you seen a doctor JoJo? You really shouldn't feel this exhausted. Lovely pictures as usual. Bet Sagan had fun.

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    1. I have poor people's insurance. They don't care. If I had Blue Cross Blue Shield I'm sure I'd be sent to all kinds of specialists. For example, summer of 2015 I told them the terrible pain I have in my back and hips. I was sent for xrays and told an orthopedic doc would call. No one called. I followed up a month later and my doc apologized for not even getting the xray results. I was assured they would and the ortho doc would call. No call. I have been to my doc a few times since then and they've never even asked me about it.

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    2. So make a fuss about it. Kick up a stink - I would. They shouldn't be letting such things slip.

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    3. I know that this is really my fault. My doctor isn't very close by and always running an hour behind. I only go there if I absolutely HAVE to.

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  2. I absolutely love the abalone one. And the beach. I love the beach. If I lived near a beach I would be there every single day!!

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    1. Thank you! And it's been great to get out there and blow the cobwebs out. I could feel cabin fever setting in.

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  3. I like the jewelry. Pretty colors. And your walk pics are lovely. Fresh air perks up life. Happy Monday and almost spring

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    1. Thanks Joanne! And to you too!

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  4. Pretty necklaces. I envy you the beach. We are still having strange weather, think it's our lot. Sorry about your exhaustion, feel better soon.

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    1. Thank you SJ! I really need to take advantage of the beach more often, before the tourists take over. I do enjoy it.

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  5. It's always nice to get out. Being able to wear shorts in February is a special treat! That zenbroidery pattern looks like a great longer term project. It's going to be gorgeous.

    I hope with spring coming and the increase in day length you get more energy. If not you should follow-up with your doctor. Don't let them get away with them not doing their jobs.

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    1. Well we're back to heavier clothes, but still no snow in the forecast so I'm happy! I've joined a gym that's going to open next month and I'm hoping that helps bust up the exhaustion and anxiety.

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  6. I love those jewelries.. and those fairies are just too beautiful..

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    1. Thanks Krishna! My stepdaughter knows me all too well. lol

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  7. the necklaces are pretty! you make jewelry? always enjoy seeing your pup. :)
    glad you and a friend shared a few hours of laughter. getting out of the house for a walk is always a good idea. I need to do more of it. :)
    hugs,
    Marie

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I make beaded jewelry. I love it. Been beading almost 30 years now. :D

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  8. I love that you have what's need to just whip up some cupcakes and frosting. I'd be screwed. We'd have to settle for some stale pretzels or something. :)

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    1. I try to keep all baking supplies on hand. I really didn't feel like doing the homemade frosting but I didn't have any canned on hand so. It was better than canned anyway. :D I made myself throw out the leftover though cause it was so good I would've been eating out of a tupperware with a spoon!

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  9. Hi JoJo! Those cupcakes look delicious!! And I love your necklaces and your Zenbroidery! That will be gorgeous when complete! We had been so lucky with the great weather. Looks like we have to brave som cold weather for a few more days though!

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