Monday, January 26, 2015

Yesterday's Snow & Clean Up.....

      Here it is raining with the snow just starting into the mix. This was at 12:30 Sunday.
 Now the snow is big flakes  and it's 1:10 ...getting much colder too.
  This is at 1:30..starting to stick and cover.  Time to think about  when to go out and start clearing. You know the snow sticks to the places you have to walk or drive first. LOL .
Here it is 4:00 or so, I have cleared the drive and walkways. Part of our porch is cover and part is not..so I always clean it too. I can usually sweep it off the porch. Here is the good news  we ended up with about 1 1/2 inches of snow. It truly missed us. The forecast had called for 3 to 5 inches. So I am thankful. Honestly we need to keep the east coast in our thoughts and prayers. It is not looking good for them. Scary actually.
   Yesterday was a gloomy day, got dark early. I ended up making beef stew, instead of soup. When Ted returned home , he had a nice big dish of it for his dinner. Today at this time, the sun is out and I am loving that.  We need to go to the store for a couple things , so we may eat lunch out . Enjoy your day. XO
 



Sunday, January 25, 2015

Getting Ready....

    Well I have my snow shovel ready. It is raining at this time. The snow is to be here by afternoon. Hoping we do not get as much as the weatherman said this morning 3-5 inches  or so.  It's only 54 more days till spring. :):)  I know the east coast is going to be getting much worse weather than here.  I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers. No matter how many warnings, some are never prepared for it.
    I will be writing letters and cards today. Reading then sorting magazines. I may make a pot of soup later.  I plan on having a nice cappuccino this afternoon. That's like a treat.
    Yesterday when I went to Angie's....she was to make the cherry chip cake, but instead made cherry chip blondies.  Something along the lines of a brownie in texture but it was called blondies. She got the recipe off Pinterest.  Karen made the trip over to Angie's  yesterday, but her twin Liz had to work.  By the way, Angie says you can find anything on Pinterest.
    Enjoy your day, stay safe.  Careful on the roads .  Check on your loved ones. XO

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Winter Skies....

   Pretty winter skies that is. Today is going to be a wonderful day. Tomorrow is when a clipper comes through Indiana. It will move thru fast and dump a bit of snow.
  Bless our friends in the East. A 1400 mile long storm is piling up and going East. Please be careful out there.
 Today is going to be a fun day. I am going to my daughter Angie's house. She is having her sisters come over for cherry chip cake....the twins favorite cake.  Savannah will be coming along too. I will ask her about her rabbits. They probably have about 30. I know her parents have been selling some of them. Cause you all know what makes rabbits famous. They multiply. LOL.
   I hope you can enjoy your day. Be careful if it's  bad weather and roads in your area. I want to get going on my day now.  The sun is shining here today. Hot dog !!! XO




Friday, January 23, 2015

What I Bought....

  Went to the Hobby-Lobby store yesterday. This is all I bought.  Fake flowers, at half price. I'll use them in some spring decorating.
  I was going to buy some chalkboard paint. It was 15 dollars for a quart. I thought that was a lot of paint to use  before it would dry up in the can. So I chose these vinyl chalkboard labels instead of paint. I can make tags of them or stick them on jars. They came in a few different edgings. I chose plain.
  Went to Kohl's. Well I had that big 30 % off coupon. I got this taupe/charcoal hoodie sweater and a taupe turtle neck top.  Together they were originally priced at  62 dollars. They were on sale and with my coupon, I only paid $20.66 . Deal !!
  From the Kohl's store we went to Goodwill. Ted bought 20 dollars worth of candles, to use in his fire starters.  I did ask to have one new candle for myself. :):) I was very interested in a set of nice dishes. I may have to go by myself to look at dishes. As Ted is not into that. LOL. He won't look at the book section either.   I was tired from all the walking around we did and it was time for lunch , so we went to Bob Evans. Always some good food there.
   Today is another cloudy day. I have to pick up my cholesterol meds in town. That will be a quick trip. I do not like to be in the drugstores at this coughing, sneezing, snotty nose time of the year. I will use hand sanitizer as soon as I get in my car and wash my hands once I am home.  My daughters call me a germ-a-phobe...well it pays to be .  Enjoy this day XO

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Shopping Today....

     These are actually some old picture from last year's Parisian Market at the  Tipton Horton's store. I like this cotton ball wreath. I don't know why I didn't price it.
  Today, I am going to Hobby-Lobby, maybe Big Lots too.  Not that I need anything new. Some times I just go for the decorating ideas. Seeing something you may already have, but in a new and exciting color. Then go home and paint, that is a cheap decoration.
  I see in this photo, an old silver plated tray with chalkboard paint in the very center. Something to hang in your kitchen. A small step ladder with potted plants on the steps. Cute . If I buy anything, I will show my blog pals. We all love seeing what others buy to use in their d├ęcor.
  Gloomy grey skies today, no more 40 degrees either. :):)  Enjoy this day. XO

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Seed Catalog.....

   Got a seed catalog, from Burpee ,yesterday in the mail. Beautiful photos.  Burpee has been supplying seeds to home gardeners since 1876.  I would love to see that catalog!
  Wonderful vegetables, so many different varieties.  Short fat carrots, long skinny carrots. LOL
  Oops this photo is upside down. How does that happen?  Tomatoes of every size and many combined colors.
 Oh yes, The beautiful flower pages.  I have to say, the prices are more than I expected for a packet of seeds . Everything in this book is said to be non-gmo (never genetically modified). I am going to enjoy looking through this catalog this week.
  Monday's sunset. Can you even believe the temperatures, for the past week in Indiana, have been in the high 30's to the mid 40's.  Loving it. Our snow has melted, except for the drift piles. Wishing all of you a great day. XO

Monday, January 19, 2015

Happy Birthday Twinies.....

 My twins have a birthday this week. Here's some old photos of them.  They were 14 months old here.
 About four here. Blinded by the sun . Karen's the blonde and Liz is the brunette.
 Some times I dressed them alike. They never really looked alike. They were truly very good girls.
 This is a few years ago.  They are still pretty close.  We used to call them the "twins" .  When I would yell for them , I would say, " Twins, come in now. "  Or some such thing. Their big sister Angie calls them the "twinies".  They are two minutes apart in age...so Liz lets Karen know she is older...when it comes to being the boss. LOL.
   Happy Birthday Sweethearts !! Love you.