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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day! Love, Hootie

Two weekends ago, I was in Chicago with my daughter.  She had ballet summer camp auditions to attend and I had site seeing to do!  In between, we did a little shopping.  While in one shop, I saw some cards that looked very much like this:  

I think they might have been mass produced, but I didn't look much past the $7.50 per card price.  Of course my crafting wheels started spinning and a little of my grandma came out in me as I heard myself whispering, "I can do that."  
Now, my grams would always have the best of intentions.  IF she ever did get around to making whatever it was...it notoriously looked like crap it was home made.  

Not being held back by my grandmother's crafting memories, I created the above card for my hubby and added the text below on the inside.  

He had to head out of town this week very early Sunday morning, so I tucked my card into his luggage.  :)  


If you remember being in elementary school, then you know what a very important holiday Valentine's Day can be!  I made these cards below for my friends...

inside it says, "Owl be...it's me!" 
The perfect Indiana Valentine's Card.  I hope all my cyber friends will consider this their little treat from me to them too.  Hugs and Kisses!  ~Hootie

P.S. Did you notice my roses?  My out-of-town hubby planned to have one of his friends bring these my way!

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Groundhog Day???

Being curious about nature, I can't help but wonder...where, when, how and why did Groundhog Day begin?  

Of course I turned to Google to help answer this riddle:  ????

And because my past week has been a little crazy, I had to look up the declaration of Phil this year.  Did you hear?  I guess I was snug in bed, or else getting ready for my day when he made his prediction:  Phil's prediction for 2012.  


I started to think of the few animals I have seen near my house over the past month and wondered what their takes on an early spring would be...if they were the official spokes-animal for February 2nd.  

***The Coyote***
Maybe he'd be sly like a fox and tell me to bring him two dead chickens and then he'd give me an answer.

***The Buck***
What?  Are you talking to me???
You wanna piece of me?  Rut time is it?  
I'll tell you rut time, you touch my does and I'll kill you.  
You come near my does, and I'll kill you. 
You even look at my does...and I'll kill you.  

***The Eagle***
Dear Human, come any closer to me and I will snap that little doggie of yours in two and then give chase to you and your camera.  Who cares if spring will be early or not.  Now go, before I get angry. I'm watching you.  Remember, I can see you from two miles away.  Go.

When I commented to my 19 year old son that I wondered if Phil would see his shadow or not, he just looked at me and shook his head.  "That is the most ridiculous holiday of all" he told me.  It's not a holiday, I responded.  

It's just a celebration, and a reminder.  

A reminder that my birthday will be here in about six more weeks!  :)  Which means that the wildflowers will be here soon too!  Yeah!  

Friday, February 03, 2012

Happy Groundhog's Day!

Oops! I am out of town with my iPad and trying to update what I thought was a posting I started yesterday! I can't find my pictures on the posting. I can't upload from my iPad. So I will have to say, Happy Belated Groundhog's Day! I'll update this posting with pictures when I am back at home.