Monday, March 9, 2015

Random Things

I didn't intend on taking a 'blog break' last month but I guess I needed it.  The weather was quite cold here and I was happy to stay inside most of the time quilting

working on a presentation for my Master Gardeners' group
and cooking for Wonderful Hubby.
I did have to get out some, though.  Precious Daughter gave a presentation describing her research project in plant genetics to her fellow doctorial students.  She invited us to come and hear her (and give some moral support.)  We are so proud of her!!  
The presentation was given in the Monsanto Auditorium in the Bond Life Sciences Center on the University of Missouri campus.  There is an amazing living wall in the Life Sciences Center.  PD didn't want me to take any pictures while she was presenting but I did get some shots of that incredible wall!

Favorite Son stopped by and we were SO happy to see him!  (We're pretty proud of him, too!!)  He was able to visit awhile before heading to class.
Grandma was thrilled!!

Later in the month, I joined about 40 of my fellow county retired teachers as we traveled to our Missouri State Capitol.  We met with over 700 Missouri retired teachers to lobby for educational and retirement issues. 
It was a COLD day but we had a great time! 
Isn't our state capitol beautiful? 

Temperatures are moderating now and the snow is leaving!  I'm so tired of it -  I'm not going to post any photos of it.  In fact, WH and I enjoyed a much needed outdoor afternoon at one of our favorite wineries, Blumenhof, this weekend.  It was in the mid 60's and hard to believe the weekend
before we had a winter storm!!

Like many of you, I'm ready for Spring!!  Gardening catalogs have been showing up in my mailbox and outdoor ideas are popping up on Pinterest. 
I am so ready!!

It's good to be back!  Let's celebrate SPRING!!!!


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My Garden Diaries said...

I'm so with you Zenda!!! Bring on spring!! Though all of your cold weather activities look wonderful!! And i hope your presentation preparation is going well! And your daughter is doing so many good things!!! In her doctorate program!?!? How amazing is that!!! As is that living wall of lush greens....that is a sight for the eyes! Sounds like you had a lovely time with the teachers in your area...and yes your capitol building is beautiful! Here is to planning the spring garden friend! Nicole xoxo

Julie's Lifestyle said...

It's good to take a blogging break. Your quilting is beautiful. Hope you have a nice March!

Creations By Cindy said...

Awe...I've enjoyed looking at all of your pictures but extra happy to see you back! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

The French Hutch said...

I see you had a lot going on last month with quilting and your visit to the state capital, how beautiful! How nice for you to visit your daughter and hear her presentation.
Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day

The Tablescaper said...

Sounds like a great weekend and you have plenty to be proud of!

- Alma, The Tablescaper

xinex said...

Congrats to your daughter! You really ought to be proud! Beautiful quilt!...Christine

Karen @ karensuponthehill said...

Zenda, what wonderful photos! I really enjoyed this post!
I would love for you to stop by my blog and join our Something to Talk Abput link party each Monday-Thursday!
Have a great weekend!

bj said...

We are all so ready for spring...
Enjoyed your great photos....

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

What great eye candy! Your quilt is lovely (and made up of my favorite colors), and that living wall is amazing. I'm going to have to get out to see that. I'm hoping it is open to the public.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Glad your back! I love supporting my kids as well. Proud moms for sure! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

The Charm of Home said...

That living wall is beautiful! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!