Too Many Games! 3-16-24

I’ve had a busy day with some stress involved so I’m sorry to say I didn’t get the Grandmothers Flower Garden post written. Sigh. On top of that I have watched too many basketball games to concentrate on writing directions – bear with me. Such great games today – my addiction is showing! Iowa State beat #1Houston! NC State beat North Carolina! Oh, March Madness is brewing!!

I was able to meet Hank today – cuteness overload! I’m in love!!

Big boy!!!

Reader photos

Sunflower’s Hens
Remember those eggs and the tablerunner? All thanks to Susie who provided the basics.

Until tomorrow!

32 thoughts on “Too Many Games! 3-16-24

  1. Carolyn Boutilier

    I am in love with Hank. What a beautiful pup. Look at the size of those paws.
    Beautiful spring day at 64 degrees and sunny.
    Carolyn b Shenandoah Valley Va

  2. Karen Cyr

    Iowa State Rocks! And what a cutie Hank is. So wonderful to see them at that stage, so huggable. Bracket selection tomorrow. Stories in local newspaper about how Women’s NCAA tournament is a bigger deal than men’s tournament this year because of Caitlin and all the excitement she has brought to the game. I’ll be watching right along with you.

    Karen in MD

  3. Patricia

    I think you’re allowed an addiction. I enjoy the ladies basketball much more than the men’s. Hank is a charmer. Allergy season is really knocking me out. I’ve never had a reaction like this before to pollen. Constantly sneezing and blowing my nose. TMI for sure. It was beautiful today here in Md. but tomorrow we’ll have rain and next week cooler temps. Enjoy the BB.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Patricia – Margaret has had much trouble this season, too, so you’re not alone. She has asthma as well and any type of allergy turns into bronchitis – she says her mom was the same. I don’t envy either of you.

  4. Sandy

    Hi Mary, nothing like snuggling up to a puppy!Hank is precious, hope he has a long and healthy life! The chickens 🐔 are so fluffed up.The wedding quilt is pinned and first row of 9 patches quilted l am happy to report. The Easter eggs look interesting, how are they made? Off to have some apple and blackberry crumble with ice-cream now! Take care everyone, best wishes from Sandy

  5. Laura VS

    Caitlin was the talk, last night, at a friends house. They are big basketball fans. My husband who is not, even got in the conversation! Hank is adorable.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Laura – wow, in your part of the world Caitlin is still the topic of conversation? I can’t wait for March Madness to start – I will be devastated I’d they get beat out early.

  6. Pat Smith

    That Hank is so cute it makes me want a big dog again. (Not happening!) He seems so calm for a puppy. So many wouldn’t let you hold him like that and remain calm. We had two goldens over the years and adored them both. Neither lived past 10 which was a great sadness to us.

  7. Donna Jo

    Hank is so cute! It’s going to be hard not to spoil him. Your table runner and eggs are so springy! Mary, you aren’t getting Dan and me hooked on men’s basketball too! ☺️ I don’t care what you post! Ha!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Donna Jo – haha! No Caitlin involved so not to worry! Men’s basketball doesn’t hold a candle to the women – IMO!

  8. Kathy in western NY

    Love Sunflowers egg runner. So colorful for springtime.
    I’d be running over to hug Hank too if I close by. He will gets lots of love and attention.

  9. Shirley Andersen Smith

    Awww, I love Hank too and want to snuggle him. Cuteness overload.
    Congratulations to Iowa winning yet again.
    The egg technique is perfect for kids.
    Take it easy Mary. I think you need a leisurely walk on the wilderness trail.
    Shirley from OR

  10. Diane in Colorado

    Hank looks like a real sweetie! Puppy snuggles are just the best!! Glad you got to meet him! He looks like he may end up being a big guy!!

  11. Marcia-Ohio

    Love the tablerunner and egg arrangement. Spring is on its way🌷☘️
    Hank is going to be big. Look at those paws💕

  12. Brenda in Georgia

    Love all the photos! Sorry for your trauma. Hank is precious but he does have a sad look on his face, which I am sure is just how his face is and not that he is unhappy. My allergies have acted up more than ever and runny nose has caused a sore under my nose that won’t seem to heal. Found out that application of Vaseline gave me a bad reaction and have had to search for a product without petroleum in it. Hard to find. Can’t read the small print. These seemingly small things can drive you crazy.

    1. Beamer & Hank's Mom

      Hi, I’m Hank’s mom. Those pics make him look sad, but trust me the smiles come out when he’s playing. I’ll try to get a happy-normal photo to Mary in the near future. He’s a big boy already. 8 weeks and 18 lbs. His full brother, was our Beamer and he was also a large framed dog. We like them big around here. Gentle giants. After Day 2 he is adorable, and actually fairly chill for a puppy, but that could change in the near future. He’s had no accidents in the house, eats like a champ and no complaining at night.

  13. Jane Boyer

    We are also addicted to basketball. High school girls’ tourney plus Big 10. H igh school boys state finals start this week. Between games we check National Graphic TV to see if Dr. Pol is on.

  14. Sunflower 🌻 from Michigan

    Mary,
    Oh that Hank is adorable! And his paws!!
    To Brenda in Georgia, get a new lip balm (chapstick) and rub some between your thumb and index finger and once it’s soft, rub it on your nose where it’s sore. It may help.
    I’m excited for the basketball tournaments! 🏀 🏀

  15. Kim T

    Hank is totally darling…those eyes…and paws…hope to keep seeing pictures of him as he grows! I just gave a cat now…which is a good companion, but I do miss having a dog.

  16. Jeanie S, Central IL

    I would not be too concerned abt a basketball addiction, Mary; there are much worse ones. You love it, so enjoy!
    I am so glad you met darling little Hank, what a sweet puppy. My first grandbaby was a Golden puppy. 😂
    The Lund’s table looks quite festive and ready for Easter; that runner is fabulous!
    Thanks, Mary 🥰

  17. Kim from Wi

    Hank is a special dog, what eyes, full of expression. He is going to outgrow being picked up soon. What big paws he has. I’m so glad you got to meet him and hug him for all of us. Lovely table runner and those eggs are super cute. I used modge podge years ago, but I’m tempted to give this a try. What fun. Need to get a few cards in the mail today, and finish watching some golf that we taped. I tend to clean, dust and mop when the hubby is watching. Tells you how much I enjoy golf, lol.

  18. Susan K in Texas

    Oh that Hank is the cutest puppy (I won’t call him little!)
    I love the chickens, the table runner, and the Easter eggs.
    My husband and I are suffering from allergies right now. It seems worse this year. We have many plants and trees blooming as well as having lots of recent rains. Even the pecan and mesquite trees are budding out and they’re usually the sign that there will be no more freezes.
    We’ll be back up in Iowa the week before Easter. We’ll meet with the electrician, plumber, HVAC, septic, and painter. Lots to do and many things to get lined up on the house. We’ve been doing a lot of looking and planning from here. The list is long but it’s kind of fun to think of what we really want.

  19. Pat in AZ

    Sunflower, your runner is adorable and fluffy chickens are icing on the cake.
    Hank the tank! If he grows into those feet, Michelle will have her hands full!

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