Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"No thank you!"

All weekend my daughter (21 months) has been fighting her naps. She keeps insisting that she doesn't need one, but I know better. If she doesn't nap at her regular time after lunch, then she'll be one tired crankypants by late afternoon. So I have resolved to make sure she gets that nap in, no matter how much she protests. I will sit there next to her bed for awhile, and keep telling her it's time for her nap. Amongst the crying and screaming, she will reply "No thank you". Ha! At least she's being polite about it! So I'm happy to say that while she's being a typical stubborn toddler, at least she's showing that she has learned some manners too.

Monday, April 27, 2009

For the love of trees...

It was a warm weekend here in Maine, and it seems like my whole neighborhood was out doing yardwork. Our neighbor to the left is putting up a fence between our yards, which will be nice as our houses are pretty close together. We have some beautiful lilacs and a burning bush on the property line (I'm not sure who they technically belong to), but he assured us that he would try not to disrupt them, which I am very thankful for.

Our neighbor that's sort of behind us is doing something I'm not so thankful for. Their house is sort of behind our neighbor to the left's house, and their backyard is behind part of our backyard. The rest has always been this nice little wooded area...until this weekend, when they started cutting it all down!
While I realize it's their property, and they can do what they please with it, it always makes me sad when people cut down trees. And while I'm hopeful that maybe they're at least planning to make a nice garden there, I have a sinking feeling that they are just trying to extend their lawn.

So you can see the nice little wooded area on the right, and the area that they are clearing away. Notice the giant piles of branches and limbs in their yard? And to think that all this time we have been planting trees and bushes along our property line to extend the natural border between our yards. I must admit, it makes me a little sad.

To cheer myself up, I've been looking at some beautiful trees on Etsy. And while these trees can't replace the trees that have been cut down, it does make me feel better to know that there are others who appreciate trees, as is apparent from the careful and artistic representations of them in these items from my friends on the Etsy Maine Team. Here's a few of my favorites:

Thursday, April 9, 2009

I made the Etsy front page!

What a pleasant surprise! I just put little g to bed, and came down to check my email and Etsy shop, and discovered that I had an item on the Etsy front page today! Yippee!!


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