Thursday, May 26, 2011

Maybe...Maybe Not

In an effort to distract myself from the world of Maybe?!!!! ...maybe not
(by that I mean - the constant - or almost constant contractions that make me wonder every day if It's Time for Baby)

I decided to make up a cake recipe.
 I used some leftover homemade yogurt, blueberries, and steusel topping (well there were other things too but these items were my inspiration).
And yes - those are little feet on my counter - probably not very clean either - and there were probably little fingers in the batter when my back was turned :0)
But I could not leave my baker's helper out of this cake baking party!!!
I layered blueberries and streusel in the middle of the cake...
Ans put more sweet streusel on the top...
Put it in the oven and waited to see what would happen...
 And ta-dum!!!
 I made up a cake recipe that was a success!!!  I was advised by the hungry hordes in my house that this recipe was a definite do-again!!!
Off to find some more distractions....and eat some cake with a cup of tea :0)!!!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Herb Garden

We are starting to get a few more days of sunshine and dry weather and I am finding I just have to go outside - the housework just has to wait!!!

I planted a new herb garden the other day and I am so excited!!  I can't wait until these little starts are big enough for us to run outside and pick a bunch to season my breads, soups and all kinds of yummy things!!!

I planted oregano, thyme, rosemary, parsley, chamomile, marjoram, chives and sage.  Mmmmm - all gonna be so good.
It's been lovely to see our shadows again after so long without having them around - for sure this shadow is going to be looking slimmer in the next couple of weeks :0)!!!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Spring is Springing!!

After a much colder and wetter than normal Spring things seem growing much slower than usual.  We've only had a very few days of sunshine.  I've found it hard to not complain.
This morning after waking up to clouds once again - after hearing a prediction for sunshine that didn't show, I decided to take a walk around the yard and try and find Spring.  And she was here - I just had to look!!
A little clump of violets - so sweet!!

English Daisies - hoping they will spread around my garden!!!

My faithful old Pie Cherry

a lone Welsh Poppy - another one I hope spreads around my garden!!!

I used to call them Bluebells - now I know they are Wood Hyacinths
I'm hoping for more sunshine but seeing a few cheerful blooms did lift my spirits and remind me that God's plans for the seasons continue - in spite of rain and chill!!!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

After a Break

Well, after a much longer than intended break I'm back, I think :0)!!  With a pregnant mush brain and the chronic icky weather this last month here, I have to confess to simply having nothing to say!!!   Silly as it may be, that's really only reason for my blogging break. 

Life has been happening- birthdays, anniversaries, garden plans, children's activities have all gone on and I've enjoyed every bit - but - I just haven't felt inclined to write it down.  Maybe it's been the extra cold and rainy weather or the sweet babe growing within has sucked my brains dry - I don't know!!  But I am trying to be back and to record my days once again :0)!!!
I thought I ought to include a picture of myself (minus the tired face hahaha)
This is the main project I've been working on lately!!  It's getting quite close and the midwife says I've got to get ready NOW as she thinks the wee one will be arriving sooner than later.  So in a few short days I think it's off to the store to get those last few tiny necessities.  We're getting excited!!!