Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What's New in the World of Beth

I've been trying to keep up with everything that needs to be done, and I'm finding it a little difficult! So, my blog has been neglected for a day or so--AGAIN!!

I thought I would share some pictures with you today;

Here is a housewarming gift I received from my friend Donna from my work yesterday:

This is really cool!! Kind of retro--a planter that is actually a huge cup and saucer filled with an herb garden!! There's parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme (are you singing yet?--no, we're not going to Scarborough Fair!), basil, and lavender in the middle.

I'm keeping this on top of my refrigerator for the moment. Miles seems to think that this is all a treat for him (sorry, her!). I'll have to find a moment where I can exclusively keep an eye on her and train her to stay away from this. Otherwise, she will munch her way through! (I'm have a really hard time switching from "him" to "her"!)

This Saturday, Miles is having "the operation"! You know which one I mean!! Yes, Miles is getting spayed!! This certainly will save both her and me a lot of misery!!

While I was packing to move, I unearthed this treasure. This belonged to my sister who passed away 4 years ago in January. She had a dog that was a Springer Spaniel, and now I'm starting to see these mallard ducks swimming in the creek. I'm so glad I found this and have good remembrances of her.

And here are two of my lighthouses. I have quite a few items with lighthouses, but my daughters each gave me one of these. They actually light up and have a music box inside.

The one on your left (black and white) is a replica of the Cape Hatteras Light in Buxton, South Carolina. This lighthouse plays "It's a Small, Small World."

The red and white lighthouse is Montauk Point Lighthouse in Long Island, New York. This music box plays "God Bless America".

Two treasures from my girls!!

There are recessed shelves built into my bedroom wall, and that is where these items are!! I'll try to post a picture of the whole shelf tomorrow!!

Have to go and get ready for work soon!! Sure do miss staying home and puttering around here!! But, somebody has to pay the bills!!

And right now, I'm just glad to be able to say that I have a job to go to!!

Have a wonderful day!!



Angela said...

What a lovely gift. It is really pretty. Thanks for showing the pics. How lovely to have found that plate that was your sister's...((hugs)))

Sharon said...

I Loveee your gift, I saw that cup pot in the store the other day and I thought how cool, but what your friend did with it is absolutely adorable.
Those lighthouses are really cool too, my husbands dad collects those as well. very unique.
The centimental plate you have is beautiful, I felt as touched admiring it as you!
Have a great week, thanks for a great share

grey like snuffie said...

How fun...a giant cup with herbs...not being a cat they munch on all plants like that or is it because these are herbs? Praying for your day! Indeed it is good to have a job.

Denise said...

Such a nice gift.

Knittin Kudzu said...

I love the herb planter! Very nice gift! Can't wait to see more pictures. I know you are enjoying the process of putting together all your things and remembering happy times and special people. Be Blessed!


Judith said...

I love the hert teacup especially as I've just bought some herbs to grow in my kitchen. Glad you're settling in well. Judith