I know, I know

So it is the joke that I don’t really write in my blog, I just change my theme on my blog. I know I am changing it for yet the 500+ time. I can’t seem to find the right feel. How can a theme really express who I am? I work  hard at writing scintillating commentary on my life, and yet the themes don’t seem to support such brilliance. I am also too cheap to spend money to get a nice theme–and wordpress freebies are good but a bit limited. Okay, I just like to change things around. It is fun to see how the feel of the blog changes so dramatically through design and color. So you will just never know what my blog might bring you each day.

I am still bruised from my surgery. I look like someone gave me a right hook or would it be a right undercut? My boxing terminology is weak I admit. Anyway, I look like someone punched me. Although it isn’t as noticeable now so no one is leering at my husband anymore.

We are hoping to make some progress on our backyard. I briefly had another blog where I was going to show the progress. I actually had the blog for 2 years and posted probably 30 times. That was the blog I paid for. What was I thinking? Anyway, it is canceled and we are still working on our backyard. We have made some progress, we have a vegetable garden now and the trees have gotten bigger. We have gotten 4 heads of lettuce out of it so far and much more is growing. If I could find a great recipe for weeds we would be getting all our produce from the garden!

The weather is supposed to be cooler — yay, spring is back again. I also will be at a wine shop selling my jewelry this weekend. So busy weekend. I think my brain needs some physical labor to get my mind working again. Although I didn’t take tons of pain-killers I feel as though my brain is mush…

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Back from Spain, Back in the Computer Chair

So we got to go to Spain to visit our old friends. Well our friends aren’t old just have been our friends for awhile. We had a great time eating and laughing and talking. Our spanish was quite rough at times (hence, the laughing), but we managed. The kids did great and loved seeing their former elementary school. They were so excited when their friends remembered them.

It still amazes me how you can get on a plane and be transferred to such different places in a matter of hours. The whole trip was quick and it still seems like it was a bit of a dream. We are so grateful for the friends that hosted our family of five–thank you, Andersons! And for other friends that took us in for a night–Thank you Cady’s! We are also grateful for so many wonderful meals given by so many friends! I hope next time we don’t have to wait 3 years to get to go back.

The weekend after we got back we went to Carmel to celebrate my mom’s 80th birthday. It was great to have that time with her. All of my 7 siblings were there too! My mom was in shock for most of the day–she had friends from High School there. I can’t imagine having friends from High School at my 80th bday. Shoot, I didn’t even see them for my 30th birthday a few (?) years ago.

One of the other special treats after coming back from my trip was having another mouth operation. It ended up being more extensive than we originally planned so I am glad to finally be feeling better. It is nice to not be in constant pain!

Now it is time to work, work , work. A trip to Spain for a family of five is SO expensive. I got another rejection letter upon my return too. My writing dreams seem to be getting dusty….