You may or maybe may not have noticed that over the last few days the blog has been a little...unpredictable. Apparently Typepad has been undergoing some kind of cyber attack. One of my sons' questions was, "Who would want to attack Mommy Bloggers!" My question exactly. Supposedly now the problem is fixed and we can all go about our business. A few various and sundry things today....
A long overdue answer to Andrea from back east about the frozen mommy meals I send back with my college girl. We only live 4 hours away from my daughter, so putting a few frozen meal-sized containers in a small ice chest does the trick for her. I have, however, sent freezer meals to my sister-in-law after she had a baby. She lives in California and what I did was box them up with dry ice and take them to my local UPS Store and ship them overnight. It was fairly pricey to do this, but they did arrive in great shape the next day.
Now a sad little Easter story. I had no littles at my house this year and was actually out of town for several days until late the day before Easter. So here are my sad, lonely, naked eggs. No color on them and they very nearly didn't get boiled except for the fact that PB was bemoaning the lack of Easter eggs that would eventually turn into deviled eggs. So late Easter afternoon, I cooked these up and we deviled a few last night.
On the up-side, I got my pansies in. Their happy little faces just make me smile.
And long-time blog followers may remember my pretty hollyhocks I planted 3 years ago or so. I ruthlessly had PB dig them out this spring. They were lovely, but had a tendency to bend over and grab unsuspecting people walking up to my front door. This just wasn't the right place for them. I will try another one somewhere. In the meantime, I put a baby Forsythia there and so far, it's doing well. This spot in my yard has been a constant experiment since we re-did the landscaping. It's had Honeysuckle and Hollyhocks. We'll see how this works.