Love for the grandbebes at Easter


Amelie Belle was 10 days old on her first Easter.  See how good her mommy looks?

Thinking green


Guini at “school” with Nonna on a sunny day

  • Get the green light: get approval to move ahead or proceed with a project or task…like planting sugar snap peas, radishes, bibb lettuce, broccoli…etc!
  • Green thumb: an unusual ability to make plants grow.  Or maybe just knowing that if you put a seed in soil and water and provide the right environment, you will reap!
  • Green room: a room where performers can relax before or after appearances (as in – everyone wants to volunteer to work the green room for Heaven Fest). Go to site.  Sign up to volunteer somewhere other than the Green Room!
  • Greenback: a legal-tender note issued by the United States government (yes, please, I need some – issue away).
  • Greener pastures:something newer or better (or perceived to be better), such as a new job or, hmmm….is the neighbor’s forsythia starting to bud before mine?
  • Green with envy:  jealous or envious.  I think the neighbor has already edged his front yard and mine is looking wobbly.
  • Greenhorn: novice, trainee, beginner.  The person who does their yard spring cleaning before the spring winds have had a chance to blow all of their neighbor’s leaves and debris into their yard.
  • Green around the gills: marked by a pale, sickly, or nauseated appearance.  Me, after that stinking heavy rain/snow thing broke the 4-foot growing top off the Austrian Pine that was finally giving a wall of privacy between my neighbor’s deck and my north-facing family room window..
  • Turn green: to look pale and ill as if you are going to vomit.  Me, upon closer inspection of my Austrian Pine.
  • Going green: when someone or something makes changes to help protect the environment, or reduce waste or pollution.  I have printed posters and will be involving the grandbebes in post-family-gathering recycling sessions!  Please note:  aluminum foil balls must be clean and at least 2″ in size.

But mainly?  The grass is green again!  The backyard is happy!  The front needs to catch up!

NOTE TO BRYAN:  Yes, I own colors other than green.  You know, there is orange.  {in ref to this post}  Bryan recently started the annual tomato wars with me on his blog.  Funny, but, whatev, Bry!

I love love love this orange bag Stephanie and Tristan got me for Christmas sooooo much – I may carry it ’til I die!

4 thoughts on “SIGNS OF SPRING

  1. I am always “green with envy” since you get the Kelley kids. I guess the “grass is always greener” on the other side, but I really appreciate the stories and pictures of them. It makes me feel more a part of the lives.

    1. Yeah, Cheri~Your literal grass is undoubetdly greener than Colorado, but I know the Kelley kids LOVE you so much! They do bring you up and Gav always talks about wanting to come and see you again. And I thank God they are loved both near and far and am so happy to be doing this grandparenting thing WITH you!

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