Thursday, February 25, 2010

Unproductive Night

Organization skills are not my strong suit.  That being said, let me tell you about yesterday.

I sold several items on ebay this week and ordered boxes in time to arrive when I needed them.  Last night was going to be packing night,  instead of waiting until the last minute like I usually do.  I got everything out ready to go: boxes, newspaper, items to mail.  First box:  2 strips of tape and empty.  Spent rest of night searching for more tape and cussing because I didn't have any.

Productive huh?  The real kicker is my horoscope said I would be organized all day.  I guess my day and the horoscope's day were not in the same time zone.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Don't look now, but it's your birthday!!  Happy Birthday Julian!  Hope your day is full of fun & ice cream!!  Love you much!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Peeping Woody!

We had a Peeping Woody during the last snow.  I took several pictures before he/she flew away.

Look at that beak!  I was afraid it would start pecking on the window & break it.  Not a good thing, since this window is on the north & I really didn't want snow & cold wind blowing into the bathroom. 

The weather guessers are saying we may get a dusting of snow again tonight.  The last dusting was 8 inches!  Will update you later tonight on the final count, if I can get back home from work through the dusting.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Animal Talk

Sometimes always when I see animals I think about what they say to each other.  Last week during the snow, these buzzards were probably saying this:

Looks like another frozen dinner today!

Have a great day everyone & be thankful you don't have my brain!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Too Much Snow

This was  Thursday morning.  This old shed has metal trim on the top that I have been wanting to climb up on top & remove.

This was Saturday morning.  After we went by sometime Friday, the snow was too much for the roof and it caved in.    Notice the cow in the last picture.  I bet she's thinking, "Only 2 days ago I was standing underneath that for protection.  I think housing is for the birds!".

On the up side of this, now I don't have to climb up & get the trim I want.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Winter Wonderland Again!

Latest Thursday snow day. This is how it looked at 7:00 this morning.

What the weather forecasters were saying was going to be a little slush quickly turned into 7-8 inches of snow!  Small flakes and then huge flakes and they are still coming down as I write this.

I don't remember this much snow in one winter and I've been through a few winters!  Only 5 more months until July!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Gift for Me

I bought myself a Christmas, birthday, valentine, Mother's Day present.  I've been wanting a Kitchen Aid stand mixer for a long time now and never could bring myself to spend that much money on something just to cook with.  Christmas baking finally convinced me I needed something else.  One cheap-o hand mixer & one garage sale stand mixer thrown in the trash after trying to prepare simple cookies was the final hint I needed to let go of my thrifty ways.

I couldn't wait to use it and couldn't decide what to make first.  The first thing was a coconut pound cake.  The next week I really put it to the test.  Homemade yeast rolls, bread & chocolate meringue pie...all in the same morning! 

It is great!! I'm afraid I might get roly-poly if I keep fixing the bread!  Good stuff!

Monday, February 1, 2010


Remember this
about the revitalization project. January 22 they moved on to the next step! We are moving right along!