Tuesday, March 24, 2009

FROGS, FLOWERS, EASTER EGGS & NO COMPUTER!

FROGS, FLOWERS, EASTER EGGS, AND NO COMPUTER CONNECTION-


OH MY!


(Yes, I did say something worse than this on Saturday, but I can't say that here, because I have a "G" rated blog)!
I had a post ready for the chocolate cookie outdoor party at The House in the Roses, but my internet service went down. I've become so addicted to reading your blogs, I drove everyone around me crazy while my computer was down.

At first my family laughed at my panic over not having my computer. The first day, I kind of laughed with them. By the second day without a computer, my family started talking in concerned voices about my addiction (you know how people sometimes talk about you as if you weren't right there in the room--that's what they were doing!)
I laid awake at night, worrying that people in white lab coats were coming to strap me down and take me away, because my family had decided I needed help. My family was relieved when we got our computer service back, because I was really on edge with them when I was unable to go to Blogville (I even accused them of intentionally doing something to my internet connection!). I tried to explain to them that I was on edge because of the way they were acting. They didn't buy it though. That's when I started telling them that there is a whole world of bloggers out there who would react the same way I was reacting. They started rolling their eyes at each other when I said that! Can you believe that? Can you believe they rolled their eyes at me? Can you believe they think I'm crazy? Can you believe that my family doesn't understand the importance of me being able to check your blogs? Actually, I can't believe how crazy I was without my computer!


So, now you know why there are chocolate cookies in my Outdoor Wednesday post!
I'm so glad that Susan at A Southern Daydreamer hosts Outdoor Wednesday, so I have another chance to use the pictures I took of the cookies before I ate them! After all, if I'm going to make myself wait until after I take pictures to eat chocolate cookies, those pictures are definitely going to be used on my blog!

Okay, you're right. I need to take a deep breath and just get over this computer frenzy! Let's stop and smell the flowers.




Whew!

I feel a little

better now!











I've got the Easter eggs all ready for the Easter bunny. While I wait, I'm going to have some lemonade and chocolate cookies.
Won't you join me?

Can you tell that when my internet service was down, I played with Photoscape? (I just had to get my fingers on that keyboard for a little while).







We'd better hurry. It looks like the frogs are going to get the cookies before we get there! The last time I posted a picture of this frog pitcher, somebody said he looked like he was going to the bathroom. Now I laugh every time I see him, because he really does, and I'd never noticed it before! I'm serving lemonade, so I hope the pitcher doesn't spring a leak, or it will really look like he's going to the bathroom-all over my tablecloth!




Please sit down and join me for a cookie and some lemonade.

See what a good cook I am! I'm serving my favorite - Girl Scout Thin Mints! For the recipe, please contact a Girl Scout in your area. (Yes, there were more of them on the plate before the frogs got to them--ok, ok, it was me-some of you people in Blogville just won't let a girl get away with anything!)

Did you really think you were going to get away with a post that short on my blog? I just HAVE to show you what I got! You've probably seen this wonderful plate over at Ask Kari and Kijsa Blog. If you haven't you need to get over there and take a look in their Etsy Shop while you're there.


But you haven't seen it on the mantel in my black and white bedroom! When I saw these plates in their store, I knew I had to buy one. The hard part was deciding which one to buy. Since I have a daughter and a son, and the daughter is the older of the two, I decided I'd order this one. Isn't it pretty? I was so excited about getting it.



And packaged with my order were these really great note cards! Thanks girls!












Just one more thing on this post, I promise! The other disaster about my internet connection being down is that I, a LOVER of all things toile, missed the toile party!! I am SO disappointed to have missed it that I am going to refer you to my toile posting that was one of my first postings on my blog!! (Now remember, this takes a lot of nerve, because hopefully, I've grown a lot in my blogging abilities since then, but toile is THAT important to me!) So, if you want to visit my toile, please click here.


Thank you so much for joining me for chocolate cookies and lemonade. Be sure to go link to the GREAT OUTDOORS at Susan's. If the guys in the white jackets come for me, I've told my son-in-law how to leave a post on my blog to let you know I'll be gone for awhile. (If he posts that, please come rescue me, or at the very least, bring me a laptop!) laurie

55 comments:

Happy To Be said...

Oh Laurie I am so glad you are up and running again...and last week without my desktop I needed an tervention but the week was out...Now you know I love that plate and in your great toild room its beautiful girl..and you are right about the friog pitcher hope it doesn't spring a leak...lemonade could look like you know what..great post dear friend..welcome back...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

OCDesigner ~Athella said...

Gosh Laurie, I did notice you hadn't posted for a few days....and....well after the discussion about giving passwords to our families to let our internet friends know what was going on. I was sure you wouldn't leave us hanging....LOL Im thinking maybe your family would though. I read and laughed through every word of your new post. I get the eye roll too. I would rather tell my husband I'm sneaking off to meet a man then tell him I went to check out new blog posts. I love your gardenscape. Welcome home dear.
~Athella

Lisa Shatzer said...

Girl, I know exactly what you are talking about. I also went into a panic when my computer went down! I love the orange and purple pansies. They are so cheerful.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Laurie! Cookies are welcome at Outdoor Wednesday! I think I will sit and visit with you awhile and catch up! I missed you! I am just glad it was an internet problem...and no health problems with anyone! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Tootsie said...

my family may need to do an intervention one day...but until that day...I am glad you are back!!! I know how you felt...I panic when not all is well with my computer!

LdyDy said...

Laurie!! You just crack me up!!! I couldn't stop giggling while I was reading your post! But I kind of have to agree about the "going crazy not being able to post" part of your comments! I have been so busy these past few days...I was getting so antsy to get back to blogging! Anyway...my Girl Scout cookies didn't last long either!! LOL! Also, loved that cute froggy!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Welcome back Laurie! Love your pictures & your post! I get a lot of eye rolling from my family too. Our GS cookies were gone in a heart beat! ♥ Diane

puddin07 said...

Laurie, You are something else! I have been sitting here laughing this whole time! You have such a gift of wit! I'm glad you are up and running, I thought that was the problem! Your little tablescape is so cute, and you know I love toile and the plate is so charming! Love Ya! Connie

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Would love to join you with you chocolate cookie. yum! Nobody can resist chocolate cookies! Looking on the bright side (with your computer down) you get to share these wonderful treats with us today :-)

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

santamaker said...

So glad that you are "hooked up" again... we missed ya.
Well, darling, I'd love to sit outside by the pool and have me a box.. er...a couple... of those GS cookies! Everything looks springy and happy!

Martha said...

Nothing like being "without" -- it drives us crazy too!

Would love to share your lemonade and cookies -- what a delightful setting.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So glad you're back! Love your froggie pitcher and I did peak at your toile! I fall into the "love it"!!! category.

Brenda said...

Im sorry to hear your net was down,but it was so refreshing to come visit this morning. So beautiful!

Our really empty nest said...

Laurie, I get that eyeroll from my family too, you have a blog, eye roll, you talk on facebook, another eye roll, lol but I dont care let them roll their eyes, lol! I am a fan of the thin mints also, but they have to be frozen and eaten rigt out of the freezer, call me crazy, lol. Glad you are back, Sue

Dawnie said...

i LOVE your yard..is that a pool? you lucky duck.

that frog pitcher if i was there would somehow be missing. he's so cute!

Our screen room, yeah you just purchase them at any store--around here--Shopko, Walmart-Menards-etc. I think Menards might only be in Wisconsin though. Lowes, Home Depot all should have them. They are big around here because of our moody climate. They are pretty sturdy-last night we had winds of 60 miles per hour and its still up. We screw ours into the deck and also have many tie downs. Each season I have repairs to make and we also waterproof it. I think I paid about 250 for this one. Next one i get is going to have shelves in the corners for outdoor knick knacks!

Bo said...

Good morning Laurie...well, now that you're back all is normal again in Blogville! It just isn't right without you here...I did go back to your toile post & ol' Charles Faudree doesn't have a thing on you...your bedroom is GORGEOUS! and so are your outdoor photos today...Big smiles to you!!
;-) Bo

LillyB said...

Laurie I think I have a slight concusion from hitting my head on this granite desk again! This is one of several concusions that I have received by laughing at your blog!!! You are so funny!! I love love love the pictures! And I am truly sorry that you missed those blog opportunities however, I am so happy you were finally able to share with us!!! Sometimes families don't GET us! I tried to have a serious talk with my daughter about my blog in case something happens to me and she said "Mother Please!" and rolled her eyes sooo...I am putting my password in the safety deposit box along with detailed information, who gets what...Miss Janice gets my favorite Brooch, Jeannette gets my organizer, you get my Granite calender, Roberta Anne gets my letter opener, Tootsie gets my pink shovel... etc. etc...
Have a beautiful day!
Love Lilly

ellen b. said...

Oh my so sorry for your lack of internet pain! It's amazing how lost I can feel without the computer...
Your outdoor party looks so refreshing. Love the collages!! Welcome back to the land of cyberspace!

Chandy said...

Laurie, don't worry, I totally understand! I'd be cranky too if I can't post when I need to!

Lovely backyard you have and that plate is simply gorgeous!

Lynda said...

Where do I begin?!! I love all of your photos! It really puts me in the mood for Spring! Thanks for sharing!

Judi said...

Laurie
What a fun filled post! Just breathe in .... breathe out.... and your computer is fixed and all is fine again! I certainly know what you mean when there are computer problems. whew. There is a WHOLE world "inside" the computer and those guys should not have rolled their eyes at you!

I've enjoyed your lemonade and cookie party. The weather is lovely your way and everything is so pretty and Eastery...

Thank you for sharing
have a lovely day..
Judi

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Laurie, Laurie, Laurie! So good to have you back girlfriend! I haven't gotten the eye roll thing yet but...my family will come to door of the office and just stand there and give a big sigh and say.."there you go again! You must love your blogging friends better than us!" Of course that's not true! Well...for the most part atleast! Oh come on! Right now my "men" are 50, 21 and 17! They are driving me crazy! Ya'll are my calgon! I don't want to hear anymore about women and their hormones! Men are the worst!!!!Anyway, your tablescape is so pretty! It was so nice over the weekend! I think you did good not eating those cookies before the shot! I couldn't do it myself! God Bless you today Laurie, Lauralu :)

Susan said...

I know how you feel about blogland! Your frog does look like it's going to the bathroom! ;D

xinex said...

Thank God your computer is up and you are back, LAurie. I have missed reading your enjoyable and funny posts.You're a hoot, so funny! Thanks for telling me that's a frog pitcher. I kept looking at it trying to figure it out. I thought it was a monkey at first. Your flower dishes are so pretty and springy and the plate with a little boy and girl is so precious....Christine

Helen said...

Mmmmmmmm, Dr. Helen thinks you have gone a tad bit too far with this internet/blog fascination syndrome. However, you wouldn't be the Laurie we have come to know and love without it .... so, you go girl!

Denise said...

It is a horrible feeling not being able to read our blogging friend's blogs, isn't? Glad you are back up and posting!!

Have a great day, Denise

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore what you did on your patio. The colors are fantastic.

The plate on your mantle is so pretty.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It is so great to know you are back among the blogger's, Laurie!!

Beautiful post!!!

ann said...

oh Laurie honey,when my first puter went down and took literally over a 1,000 photos,most of our family and friends and pets.i was bolistic.i was a nut case.You'd think i was having a baby.and this one has been ugly a few times especially when i changed providers.No fault of my puters I might add,(before it gets mad at me,sh)i was a c-r-a-z-y- lady.Now we just have to ---------have our puters.It really is where our friends live....Ann

Smilingsal said...

I've forgotten half of what I wanted to say because I had so much to read! Tell your eye-rolling family that I'd go nuts too without my computer friends to talk to. I like your apothecary jar filled with the bright eggs. You cook like I do. I use the same Girl Scout recipe for cookies!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Laurie! I understand...I lost mine for a say...yikes! I didn't know what to do with myself...nevermind that I needed to clean and do yardwork!! lol Love the cookie party...my favorite GirlScout cookie!! Thanks for the sweet words about my header! Hope you are having a good week...hugs...Debbie

Carol said...

Hi Laurie,
I'd feel the same way if my internet was down! This blogging has become such a big part of my life since I've retired from teaching. It's a good replacement for creating lesson plans. Besides that I've met so many wonderful new friends like you!

Hugs,
Carol

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

This is so funny, I feel as though you have just described me when something goes wrong with my computer, and I get the same reaction from my loved ones who are after all called loved ones because they care right? lol I so enjoyed your blog.
Sue

Melissa Miller said...

Laurie you are hysterically funny girl!

White lab coats...the frog going to the bathroom on the table. HAHA!

Love this post and your new plate is beautiful.

Happy Spring and OW! ;)

Mama said...

Happy OW Laurie, you are so funny, I really enjoyed this post, your cookies, lemonade, eggs, bunnies and flowers, well everything really. Kathy.

Light and Voices said...

Say, I'd like a girl scout cookie and some lemonade. Do you have any left?
Joyce

Deb said...

Hi Laurie! I love thin mints. LOL!!! Funny how I went straight to the food! Loved your post and I'm here to vouch for you that there is a whole world of bloggers that would faint, if they lost their internet! Deb

salmagundi said...

Bring on the Girl Scout cookies - I like that kind of baking!! Enjoyed the whole post. Sally

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Hi Laurie, I thought that plate looked familiar! It looks so pretty on the mantel. There was a lot of toile to see at the party! I never realized how many people really love it!

Manuela

kari and kijsa said...

Laurie-
it looks beautiful! We are so glad you are up and running...we went three weeks without internet during the ice storm and were about to have a fit!! And have to laugh about the family comments too!! The plate looks amazing...and we were so excited to hear that it reminds you of your very own family- a big compliment in our books! Love all your tablescape fun too! Welcome back!!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

debbie said...

DEAR SWEET LAURIE,
I HAVE TRIED ALL DAY TO POST ON YOUR BLOG AND IT JUST KEPT COMING UP UNAVAILABLE.....I JUST THINK THE INTERNET WAS VERY BUSY
YOU ARE A VERY DEAR, COMPASSIONATE, FUNNY LADY AND I KNOW YOU ARE NOT ONLY PRAYING FOR AMY AND LEILA BUT YOU HAVE A WHOLE LIST OF PEOPLE.
AMY DID NOT GO TO THE DR. TODAY....I THINK SHE IS AFRAID, AND I DON'T BLAME HER BUT SHE JUST MOVED BACK TO HER HOUSE AND SHE WILL HAVE TO MOVE BACK IN WHEN AND IF THEY CAN DO SURGERY....SO THE CT SCAN IS STILL FOR FRIDAY....
IT LOOKS LIKE LATE FRIDAY WE COULD GET UP TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW IN OUR PART OF OKLAHOMA WITH BLIZZARD WINDS LEAVING 4 FT SNOW DRIFTS.....
OKLAHOMA DOES HAVE CRAZY WEATHER.
YOU ARE A RARE JEWEL...I LOVE YOUR EASTER DECORATIONS AND THAT POOL LOOKS GORGEOUS
BLESSINGS
HUGS
LOVE
debbie

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Laurie! Aren't you adorable? ;))) I can just imagine how frustrated you were without an internet connection, been there and done that myself! ;) Your plate you purchased from K&K's etsy shop is precious! The little frog pitcher is so whimsical...very cute! Great post.,and SUPER writing, as usual! You always put a smile on "moi" face! ;) ~CC Catherine

Cynthia said...

Laurie,
I am so glad your ok girl! I know how you feel. Now, I love your beautiful flowers and is that your lovely pool? It looks so inviting. The table is set up so darling and the cute froggy and that beautiful plate you ordered, well it's just outstanding as usual. I love what you did with the photoshop too. Cindy

once in a blue moon... said...

first ALL posts should start with chocolate cookies... there, i said it!

second i so get the no net, OY talk about living on the edge!

fun pics and glad you are reconnected, you know you can always hit the library next time!

xashee's corner said...

oh i LOVE your photos and photoscape too! :) i know JUST how you feel without internet! my internet provider is awful and if i go over my download limit, it crashes and is worse than dial up! it's JUST like having no internet and basically locks us out of using it for 24 hours til it resets! i just went thru this yet AGAIN the other day! it sure can make a good woman MENTAL! hehe Thanks soo very much for ALL that you share!! Have an AWESOME day! :)

Bella Casa said...

I just love that Easter bistro set by the pool! I wish it were that warm where I am at!

I just found your blog and it's very nice to meet you! I added you to my blogroll.

Bella

jen said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Kaylee

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"Blossom" said...

Laurie, I am still laughing over that frog. I know how you feel when you don't have your computer working; it's like not having a car and you have money in your wallet and can't spend it! Gosh!
Love you nook for two tablescape.
And the colors are springy!

Cindy J. said...

Goodness, I don't know how I missed your post and it is so sweet and filled with Spring's beauty. I love your new plate, I have admired those two sister's things forever.. I am so glad to see it in your lovely home. I hope everything is going well for everyone.. How is your sister in law doing? I have had her in my prayers and I hope her news is good. I miss you .. Love, Cindy

Lady Katherine said...

I love the plate! I love the frogs, flower stemware, and plate. I was thinking, wonder if those are mint chocolate cookies, Yes they were! I love them. Thank you for joining me on my Birthday with a Tea Party! I was so sick yesterday,feeling better today. So I have no Post done! I was gone all day Tuesday! Give out! But Yes I am home and have gotten the first good new in SIX YEARS! I need to go do a post on it. Love the flowers and the pool!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Laurie:

Thank you for stoppin' on over to MLHP, and for signing up as a "follower!"
Your blog is so festive and fun, I feel like I need to get with the program and get some Easter things put out..if only I could find them in all our packed-away stuff!

Best,
Alison
My Little Happy Place

tardevil said...

Well, I'll take cookies and lemonade today, or any other day. Love the little tablescape! Glad your computer service is up again! I get the eye rolls ALOT around my house too! That's ok, they just don't know what they're missing!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

I am so sorry I missed the tea party☺ Sorry you were without internet but I'm glad you are up and going again!

ceekay said...

Hi Laurie, I am a little behind with commenting...sorry. Your tablescape is lovely...I want the little rabbit with the writing on her skirt...your backyard looks so inviting, and please pass those cookies. I have a "frog" that needs a few!!!!

JudyBug said...

You know that I know where you were with no internet. I honestly thought the world had come to an end. I would try endlessly to make it work. I played solitaire on here. I went to McD's and the Library. Believe me, it's not comfortable using a laptop in the car...and Boudreaux was with me.

Love Girl Scout thin mints. I was a Girl Scout for years and years!
JudyBug