Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

I can't believe it's been two weeks since I've posted. Time goes by so fast and days begin to run into each other. We have been so busy here trying to get the garden in and moving perennials around. Here is Rich tilling one of are gardens.

Just a few of our flower beds coming to life this spring.

We will be traveling to Oklahoma to see family-primarily my parents, but I'm so glad we get to spend a weekend with my lil sis. You can keep up with the latest travel news and happenings via my Facebook wall.

Remember to Thank a soldier for protecting our families and homes while remembering those lost who gave their lives doing the same.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday and Relay For Life.

I've added additonal information on my Relay For Life site.
Information about our team and the theme for the event is there. Our team goal is $10,000. I know it sounds like a lot of money, but all it takes is $25 to $50 a little bit at a time. And that's how we find a cure for cancer--a little bit at a time. We are closer to that cure and for those of us who are survivors of this dreaded disease, we pray everyday that no one else has to go through the horror of being told you have cancer and going through treatment to stop the growth of cancer cells or to shrink tumors.

All monetary donations are accepted with checks made out to the American Cancer Society. Send to:

Connie Mattingly
278 S Delaware
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Grandson Ian and Gabe, born 1 week apart 23 months ago. Time flies!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I'm playing along

Mine and Rich's wedding day - May 25, 2002


This weekend turned out to be sunny both days. Since we didn't go camping in anticipation of it being a wet soggy weekend, we took advantage of the sunshine and went to the greenhouse/nursery and bought vegetable and flower plants. Rich finished tilling the garden and we got our tomatoes, okra, peppers, spinach, zucchini, yellow squash, muskmelon, onions, and green beans in. We're trying something new this year. We are going to train the trailing plants to climb cages and a lean-to. We'll see. I'll get pictures posted soon.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


You can certainly tell it's Spring in Ohio. Everything is finally turning back to the green and lush fullness of coming out of the winter dormancy. Another way to tell Spring is here is all the rain. It has rained for the last two days with 5 more days to go before we have clear skies again. This is not good for the basement. Our dehumifier runs non-stop. I really plan on this summer building shelves from our basement rafters and buying enough clear totes to store all our basement treasures in. I hate dealing with wet boxes and spreading an assortment of antiques to dry out. Especially all my vintage linens I have collected over the years. At least I had them wrapped in plastic before storing them in a box.

We did not go camping this weekend because of the rain. That's ok though, I have so much to finish getting done around here. I have one flower bed that needs to be cleaned up and plants divided and rearranged. I may try and get that done today along with a few other items on my "To Do" list.