Monday, April 1, 2013

Isn't Spring Grand?

Spring is such a beautiful time of year. Such a time of new beginnings. We have been having beautiful weather here in Oregon. On Easter day it was 77 degrees! That was a record breaker for us. Made me want to plant flowers and work in the yard! But my pinched nerve in my hip got in the way of that. I was feeling good enough to go to the Fred Meyers garden section and buy myself a couple flowers to lift my spirits.


I painted a little clay pot with handmade chalk paint. So much more my color. I'll let you know how it lasts because this is Oregon and we are expecting a lot of Spring rain this week.


For those of you following along...my hip gets better everyday. I did have a little set back last night with hours of spasms...but I am at fault because I just did too much making Easter dinner, and Easter activities and all. Today I rested it all day and am back on track for healing.

The kids are getting older now--but still enjoy the Easter egg decorating. I see us doing this activity on Easter forever.


They made these cute eggs with faces and hair...how fun!



Janae had a couple Easter photo ops at our house with her Poms. If you love dogs she did the cutest post here.  We had a Easter egg hunt for the dogs (hers and ours). It was so fun.


This is what the beautiful sunshine causes at our house....



A good way to get rid of a few brother/sister tensions!

Thank you to everyone for all the well wishes about my pinched nerve. It makes me feel better just to read those encouraging words. I am getting better everyday...and am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!


Enjoy spring! Thanks for visiting!

17 comments:

Fran Mclean said...

It has been a Wonderful few days here in Oregon. I have so enjoyed it. But alas it won't last forever :-(. So while you are indoors staying dry, take good care of yourself. Try not to over due it. So when it is dry again, you will be ready to head outdoors.

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Lovely to hear you are on the mend Sandy. I feel funny saying lovely to hear,as I was told today I have to have hearing aids. :( can't believe it. I've been telling my family for ages they mumble and don't open their mouths when they talk (an Aussie trait) It makes me feel old and I prided myself on being so fit and healthy. I suppose it comes to us all eventually. I do
see lots my age with some awful illnesses though,so I am lucky really. It was just such a shock.
Anyway enough of that. Your little plant and pot looks so nice. Glad you are enjoying Spring. We had a rainy weekend but are now heading for high 20's Celcius.
Have a nice week xx

Melanie said...

I love spring too Sandy!! So glad that the weather was lovely for you! It was warmer here, and that was so wonderful!!!

Glad that your hip is doing better!! Take care of yourself though, and yes I know that it would have been impossible to do nothing on Easter, but I am glad that you are feeling better.

Loved the pot of flowers. You make everything extra pretty, even a small pot of floweres!!!

Grandma Carolee said...

This is such a happy, fun post. Those decorated eggs are so funny.:-) The pot of flowers is beautiful...as is your back yard with the flowering tree. Please continue to take care of yourself and heal well so we can walk together again.

Junkchiccottage said...

Sandy,
Such a cute post and I love the picture with the dogs and that they had an egg hunt too!!! Adorable. Glad to hear your hip is getting better. I have the same kind of thing going on with my back and it really is hard to keep things going when this stuff happens. Glad to hear you are doing better.
Kris

Lucille said...

Hi Sandy! So glad to hear you're getting better. Looks like you all had a wonderful Easter weekend minus your pain.

Anne said...

Hope you continue to heal Sandy! What a lovely day! Wish it would get warm around here! LOVE those cute Easter eggs!What fun to draw a face on how creative! Yes we still do this here too.My daughter still enjoys it :-)
xx
Anne

Holly Loves Art said...

Such wonderful pictures! Glad you had nice weather. Much better than ours in Los Angeles. We had sprinkles!
Cheers,
Holly

Pam said...

It looks like you had a fun Easter in spite of your hip. I just checked out the egg hunt and the animals look so cute! Hope you get to feeling better soon!

lynn said...

love the easter pics, sandy, and i'm glad you are feeling better:) you have grass! we lost ours in the heat last year--and we are still cold!

My Shabby Bungalow said...

What a beautiful, happy post! It looks like you all had a wonderful Easter. I love the eggs your kids did :) So cute! You are so lucky to be having such wonderful weather too! It just doesnt want to warm up here in Michigan. All of your pets are so cute! I dont know how Janae gets them so well behaved in her pictures! She is very talented.

I am so sorry about your hip :( Pinched nerves are awful! I have them in my wrists all the time as well as carpal tunnel. Sometimes I cant even sleep. I cant imagine having it in the hip :( I hope it heals fast!!

Your ball jars are so pretty too! You make me want to paint some of mine!

Thank you for your sweet comment on my sitting room :)
Big hugs,
Amy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Glad your on the mend after you overdid it! Your flower pot you painted with the ribbon looks beautiful! Hope it lasts in the rain for you! Nancy http://cozythymecottage.blogspot.com/

Janae said...

I love the pot the color is perfect. The Mohawk eggs were really funny. I had fun coloring eggs with you guys & the doggie Easter egg hunt was very fun. Thanks for dinner as well it was delicious

Cynthia said...

Happy to hear your are feeling better and are on the mend. It looks like a good time and eggs are cute.

Cynthia

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Sandy! So glad you had such a lovely Easter day! Glad to hear your hip is doing a little better! What a drag!! Loving your painted jars! I'm going to be painting a few pots like your too. Get better!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

So happy you are starting to feel better. Looks like you and the kids had fun with the eggs and nice weather. I painted a clay pot and put it outside and it has aged to perfection with the Orlando rain and humidity!

Carol

Ivy and Elephants said...

Glad that spring has sprung and you are on the mend. Blessings to you.
So glad you had a nice Easter.
Hugs,
Patti