Friday, April 30, 2010

Bleeding Hearts...

One of the best parts of this spring has been watching all of the "mystery" plants in our yard come alive. I'm basically just watching most of them this year to see what they are and then I'll decide what stays and what goes for next year.

We have this corner by our back door that had a leafy plant growing in it...which was fine, but I almost ripped it up to plant "pretty" things instead. In the end I left the main leafy plant and removed the smaller ones in order to plant flowers around it. Several days after I planted the flowers the leafy plant "bloomed!" Seems it's a bleeding heart plant. Who knew?!? Now I'm completely fascinated with it and love it even though it's starting to take over the flowers I just planted. Ah well...

Good Morning, Ellie!

This morning Ellie had a hard time waking up. Even her fur looked sleepy :) Since I have been home all day with her most days she has become my best bud. I'm pretty much in love with this dog. :)

Welcome, Kord!

Ack! What kind of auntie am I? I completely neglected to welcome the newest addition to our family!

Kord Todorovic was born April 17 at 12:26 p.m (two years to the day since another little nephew, Corban joined the family!). He weighed in at 8 lbs 6 oz and was 21" long.

Baby and mamma are doing great, and two aunties in Minnesota can't wait to meet the little man in July or August!

Death by Facebook

Tonight I was pondering how I don't update this as much as I should...and I realized that it's largely due to Facebook. Instead of taking the time to write everything up and post it here, I just say it in one or two sentence snippets on Facebook....which for some reason made me feel a little bitter towards Facebook...even though it's not Facebook's fault...well, it kind of is, but never mind.

Anyway, that got me thinking about the death of a blog…it must happen often. Especially with the emergence of Facebook and other networking sites. And then I thought that it is probably a good thing that there aren’t obituaries for all of these dying blogs (hey, it’s late, I’m tired, it’s where my mind goes)…and if my blog were to die (which it won’t since I think I’d rather say goodbye to Facebook, or at least to the majority of Facebook), it would have a really great obituary…like:

The Inner Musings of a Chronic Muser, 3, of died today after a long battle with Facebook. Inner Musings was born on May 10, 2007, and enjoyed a couple of years of relative happiness before first battling with Twitter (Inner Musings reigned triumphant over that one) and finally facing her match with Facebook.

Inner Musings was preceded in death by a sister who lived on LiveJournal and a cousin who resided in MySpace.

Inner Musings is survived by arch enemy Facebook.

There will be no memorial service, but friends are invited to view previous entries as much as they want since she will probably be floating around in cyberspace forever (god help us all).

The end.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spring Has Sprung!

I have always liked spring, but this year I am enjoying it more. I don't know if it's because of the unseasonably warm weather or the fact that we now own a house and trees and flowers and it's fun to watch everything grow or because I'm home more to enjoy it, but it's wonderful!

Here are a few pictures I snapped this morning from our yard...