Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Random thoughts

To use the proverbial expression, March came in like a lamb today.  It is absolutely gorgeous outside!  I keep looking for signs of tulips and daffodils, but nothing yet.  Still, the sky is clear and soo blue, it's a lovely 66 degrees outside and it feels like Spring.  Love it!

We received a rebate for one of our credit cards a couple weeks ago, so DH and I decided to splurge and buy one of those Keurig coffee makers, the kind that makes one cup of coffee at a time? He likes decaf and I drink regular coffee, so it makes sense for us. I just picked the machine up at Costco this afternoon and am sipping my first cup of coffee.  It's a little weak, but I think that's because I used the setting for the large mug.  I rarely drink that much coffee, so I'll set it for the smaller size next time. 

Took Lilly to the vet this morning and she got a couple of shots and a clean bill of health.  Then, when Emily got home from school, she noticed that "something's wrong with Lilly's eyes."  I'll say, she was swollen up all around her eyes and nose, so that she looked like a St. Bernard!  We put her in the car and drove back to the vet, which is just down the street, and he gave her some Benadryl, which seems to be working.

This morning, I went to visit my mother-in-law who is recuperating nicely from surgery a couple of weeks ago.  She is staying at a rehab center to regain her strength.  My drive took me through the neighborhood where Dan and I lived when we started dating.  I drove past the site of the restaurant where we had one of our first dates.  It was such a beautiful day, so like the time of year when we first started going out and it brought back a flood of memories!  I'm sure if anyone was watching, they would wondered about my goofy smile as I drove along.

My comments section just went bonkers in my last post!  It's so nice to meet new (to me) bloggers!  I linked with a meme from Home Sanctuary, which is one of my favorite new blogs.  Rachel Anne is all about making home "a refuge and a place of grace."  I just love that, and it fits in with my own goals for home care.

Have to share what I found today . . . I love anything that has to do with paper, stationery, and books.  I always carry a small notebook in my purse to jot down ideas, and this one just shouts out springtime.  Cute, eh?


How 'bout you?  Did you do anything special today, to welcome the month of March?

15 comments:

Brittanie said...

I love everything dealing with paper, pens, stationary, school supplies etc. too. lol Where did you find the pretty notebook? We had a pretty day here in the Deep South too. :)

Mari said...

I don't drink coffee, but my husband does. I got him a Keurig for Christmas and he loves it!

Susanne said...

Just another thing we share: a love of stationary. And you're totally making me jealous of that cute bird motif.

Unfortunately March is more on the lion side here. It's freezing and snowed all night. Again. Sigh.

That is scary about Lilly. Glad to know the benadryl is working.

Country Dreaming said...

We have one of these machines at work and most seem to like it.
Your new book is pretty too.

We went outside today for recess!!


Melinda

Kathleen T. Jaeger said...

My husband & I have been sharing our hobby of drinking coffee so the Keurig doesn't make sense for us. But this regular/decaf idea appeals to me. Hmmm so it could be in the future.

Okay...love, love, love the photos on the top of your blog and from your Friday post. I just now noticed your photo blog & I thought of course!

I love stationery and pens and ink.

But as far as bringing in March, nothing special today although I am glad I was outside for about an hour enjoying the sunshine and cool breeze. Loved the sunshine today.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Heather said...

Hi Karen! I wanted to stop by and say "thank you" for visiting my blog. Your new spring notebook is delightful! I am quite jealous! I just love anything with birds!

Bee Jay said...

Thanks for your comment Karen. Thank goodness your vet is so close and you were able to get something to alleviate poor Lilly's eye problem. Love the notebook birds - and your coffee machine is ideal. Is it one that takes a coffee 'pod'? My daughter has one and they are great.
Blessings!

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Hi Karen, while I was driving yesterday I noticed how much stronger the sunshine was and how it was angled differently on the ground - a sure sign of spring. The skies in NJ were a clear blue too. To celebrate spring I've been planning our flower gardens and even purchasing a few tiny daffodil plants for our house. They just make everything look fresh! Ciao, bella!

caite said...

yes, little green shoots appearing here as well.
love that notebook...I especailly love those with the elastic band to hold them shut, all neat.

Becky said...

It's a brain dump :)

I love your new calendar/pad. So pretty. I am a sucker for a cute bird you know.

And March came in like a lamb here too. But no where NEAR 66 degrees. 36 maybe ... but actually not quite there either.

My mom loves her Keurig. And love to Lily and her allergic reaction. Hope she is better.

Rizzi said...

HI KAREN,
LOVE YOUR NEW BOOK, I CARRY A LITTLE BOOK AROUND WITH ME TOO. GOT THAT IDEA FROM YOUR MOM. SO NOW, I ALWAYS HAVE PAPER, PEN, AND A CALENDAR.
OUR WEATHER IS BEAUTIFUL TOO, JUST LOVE IT. YOU ASKED ME ABOUT THE PICTURE ON MY BLOG WITH YOU AND ANNMARIE DANCING, IT IS MARYJOAN AND MICHAEL. TAKE CARE,
LOVE YA, AUNT RIZ

Dandy said...

I LOVE that book- so cute!!

Jen Kershner said...

Oh I am dreaming about a Keurig and I don't even drink coffee! I do however drink cocoa so it would be a good thing for us too!

deepintheheartoftexas2 said...

Found your blog through a friends. Nice blog.

That is nice stationary. Have a great weekend!!

Jen said...

March is Madison's Birthday so we welcome her this month! When its her birthday we know spring is close!:)