Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sliding on the First day of Spring... Belated

It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~Mark Twain

Yes, this seems to be how my life is going...everything is belated.

No matter how organized I feel I am ... there are never enough hours in the day...I have thank you cards half written, some even written & sealed...just missing part of an address. I have saved stuff and purchased stuff for craft projects...waiting on that great idea to become reality. My to do list is huge and getting bigger by the minute. I think I need a secretary. Hey, but it is Spring...

Fresh, clean, blank, new...one more time.

Maxx and I spent part of the first day of Spring last week outside. We had a great hour to have a picnic and get some playtime in at he "AWESOME Slide Park!" before we had to get in the car and dash to work and the babysitters. The park has 7 chutes of pure fun!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Best Happiness

Maxx and I spent most of our day outside today.

What a beautiful day here in Texas!

One of our many joys was "Lizard Watching".

"They jump!"

They were everywhere sunning themselves. As the sun would move and leave the lizard in the shade...they would move a few more inches and turn to bask in those rays. Some were bright green others were brown, we saw some change as they moved around.

Maxx tried his best to catch one...but "no cigar". It ran as fast as those little legs could run. "Whew!" Just fast enough to get to a group of potted plants and disappear like he was made to do. Then that pour thing probably had a heart attack.
So doing my nature research to have more lizard facts, I found out that they are Green Anole not Chameleons...good to know. The one in the photo below was the biggest one, King. We saw King do the "king tut dance neck move" and then he would flex his chin out and it was a pinkish red. "What in the wooorld!!! is he DOooing?"
We wondered what that was for...now I know, he was reminding the rest of the lizard mob that he was Boss, or he was trying to impress the ladies...I can just hear those lizardesses *wolf whistle* "Hot stuff right there. Mmmm Mmm! King is king in my book, baby!"
Another lizard story.
The second morning we were in our new place we woke up to a lizard in our bathroom and it kinda freaked us out. The day before we had, had our door open enjoying the day, and he must have made a wrong turn and got stuck inside. We put a paper bag down and told him to run in to the bag and we would take him out side to be free. Next thing we knew into the bag he went, like he understood what we said. We grabbed the bag and outside we went. It took the little green intruder no time after we sat that bag down for him to bolt. We wished him well and Maxx told him loud and clear ..." and stay out!"

“Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard's rustling, a breath, a flash, a moment - a little makes the way of the best happiness.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spring is Here!!!

Okay, so 2 months have flown by...

Updates and random thoughts.

Maxx turned 4 1/2.

We had 2 Friday the 13ths...one was our 5th wedding anniversary.

As most know, Maxx and I are in Texas with family and starting a new life, while father lion is working on himself back in Chicago.

How I miss my friends!!!...and Maxx's school.

This winter opened many new doors.

How grateful I am for all the warmth and love Maxx and I received.

This has been a soul searching journey.
Yay for spring!

I am excited for the warm weather, Texas wild flowers, and being so close to family for a while. Year of the Ox...this has been a challenging and rewarding year already.

Maxx loves to play with legos and take showers in the morning.
We moved into our own place just a week ago and are still settling.

I plan to be on here more, now that father lion brought some of our things on a very good visit.

Have a beautiful morning.

"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. " ~Charles Dickens