Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all who pass through my garden. I have enjoyed getting to know lots of bloggers in '07 and hope that some shy ones this year, our brand new year 2008, will leave their thoughts, as the feedback is wonderful encouragement and motivation to continue. I think I have achieved more since blogging as I see such wonderful ideas that I just want to make make make! I know I've had to make a conscious decision to rise earlier in the morning to fit it all in.
I had the "great idea" or so I thought, on the last day of the year to get a bit more organised and go through some of my "stuff" - with the intention of culling a bit...if I could. I'm a dreadful hoarder. Lucy Lockett says she is an "Untidy Mummy," well ... look at the mess I got myself into!!!

In the midst of it all, the children decided to get the Spirograph out and put a card table up in the middle of my room. So they were happy with scrap paper and patterns and ...mess!! We were all in together boys and girls this fine weather!!
THEN...I got the idea to empty my bookcase and catelogue my books or rather just organise them into subject groupings. I found SO MANY good teacher books that I had tucked away that I do believe I wont need to borrow from the library ALL year. They say the mess often gets worse before it gets better.I do get bored with tidying up, so I made many little diversions out into the garden, despite the soaring heat. Look at my beautiful lillies...as they were opening some of the petals got a little sunburnt. It's just been unbearably hot with 40 degrees yesterday. Thank goodness for air conditioners.
Look how Chick Chick is growing. She is still loving a little cuddle every now and then, but spends most of her time in with the big girls. They are still not totally sold on her like we are.

Hope you all have a lovely day. Actually I just remembered it's Mr Flowergarden's birthday today so I'd better get out in the real world and wish him a good day too.

Annie

15 comments:

trashalou said...

Happy Birthday Mr Flower-Garden.

Bren said...

Annie, we are wiating to hear when we can come and visit! I am so looking foward to a big 'show and tell' session. Unfrotunately you will be doing most of the 'showing'!!

Chookyblue said...

great pics Annie.......happy new year and happy birthday to Mr flowergarden......good luck with the mess...........................

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Call that messy? Looks normal to me!!!! Lucy x

P.S. Happy birthday MrFlowerGarden!

Je@net said...

Happy New Year!!
And what a great pics on your blog!!

Jean-o said...

Hello from snowy town... Utah, USA
I love your flowers. They are so beautiful! We just need a bit of smell some how or another.
Hope you Mr. Flower-garden has a wonderful day... how could he help but have one with all that beauty around! Lovely, enjoy your sort out!

atet said...

Happy birthday to Mr. Flower-garden and it sounds like you have been busy! Speaking of which -- I need to do some of that organizing and cleaning myself! Eeek. Happy New Year -- here's hoping it brings you much joy, love and laughter.

Kate said...

I used ot love the spirograph! Yes thank goodness for air conditioners I don't know whet we used to do before them.

de vliegende koe said...

happy new Year and Hapy Birthday. The photos are stunning. We have some powder snow falling from the sky, so some cheering up with flowers can be used!

Jenny said...

That tidying up sight looks all too familiar to me!!!I often get sidetracked half way through too! Funny thing is I had a garage tidy up the other day and came across our old spirograph too!!! Do they still make them! We used to have lots of fun with it as I'm sure your children did. Hope Mr Flowergarden had a lovely birthday. Your lillies are stunning and Chick Chick is SO big.Hasn't the hot been draining-my poor tomatoes are suffering. Have fun :)

Jodie said...

Annie, I hope Mr Flower Garden had a lovely birthday.....
I loved loved my spirograph when i was a kid.....I might just pop over to ebay and see if I can dig one up.

Leanne said...

Hi Annie, Oh the memories a spirograph i remember the little pins with the coloured head that tacked the pieces down. Isn't it funny the things that come back after sooooo many years. Love the garden mine is really struggling and hasn't blog lands number one chicken grown.
X
Leanne
P.S. Happy Bday to Mr Flowergarden.

Crafty Gardener said...

How lovely to see blooms in your garden when we are up to our knees in snow.
How is the tidying coming along? Is everything neat and organized now or did you get diverted again?

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Annie, I came over after reading Jodie's post today about making the bags.
What a fabulous garden you have.
Don't you just hate it when you decide to start re-organizing 'stuf'
Alison

Elly said...

You make very beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing! You've a lovely blog!