Monday, March 31, 2014
This is the cupola that Ted made this winter and put up in March. We had bought the weather vane a couple years ago. A man was selling the weather vanes, at the covered bridge festival in Parke County. He had a huge assortment of things to choose from. If I lived near the water I would have chosen a ship or whale. So I asked Ted , which one he liked, of all the choices. He said , "Oh I like the golfer." Are you kidding me !!!! Then I rephrased my question. Which one of these "roosters or horses" do you like? LOL That is how we ended up with the trotting horse.
That gizmo to the right of the cupola, is Ted's hill-billy antenna. Now folks this thing works. You get on line and look for directions to make it. It is called a digital antenna. It picks up about 30 stations. Ted watches some woodworking shows while in the shop.
Hope your day is sunny and bright. xo
Sunday, March 30, 2014
My daughter told me that her Spring break will be the week of April 7th-through the 11th. So gee I'll have to start sorting through my closets and bagging up some things. We usually make a drop off at the good will stores when Angie's on break. You know the truth is if I could wear everything in my closets, I'd never need to shop again in my life time. Well...unless I would ever get to go to Paris. xo
Saturday, March 29, 2014
He is wanting to play some golf. There have been years where he's played golf into November, then start again in Jan. Not the past two winter/spring seasons. He'll have to wait a bit more.
I think my daughter will be on Spring break this coming week. We usually try to do something fun. Shopping then having lunch out. I am looking forward to having time with her. When we went to the play on the 16th, we really never had much time to visit. Angie has a great sense of humor and we always have good laughs together.
Hope all of you are enjoying your weekend. xo
Friday, March 28, 2014
Karen has told Savannah , she can't keep every rabbit, because as new ones are born they need to give away or sell some of the older ones. She doesn't really like that idea, but she doesn't know some may end up in a stew either. shhhh.
Growing up our father and brothers hunted rabbits. We have eaten them and even our pet chickens, after they were raised. I am never eating rabbit again, and I do not want to eat pet chickens. Being poor had a lot to do with the menu at our house.
Hope you are having a good day. We have heavy winds and it's overcast.....another good day for chores. Maybe clean the hall closet. xo
Thursday, March 27, 2014
I want to thank everyone for their nice comments on Emma's crafting. I like when she is making something how she will say, "oh mom's going to love this." She has people in mind when she is crafting things.
Today is a rainy day, to rain all day. I will be doing laundry and cleaning, you know I had that two days' break from chores. I am beginning to hate housework. Where is the door to door maid service? LOL
Blessings to all of you out there. Hope you have a great day. xo
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
We just returned from taking her home. She wanted to see her chickens and check on them. We stopped by to get Savannah for a day or so...she didn't want to come. I think her parents may be taking them places. So she has decided to come another time.
It was a fun time. I ache from the though of our grandchildren growing up so fast. They will be the age one day, when they won't want to hang out with us, that's a sad thing too. I know all parents and grandparents go through this.
It's a sunny day, so I may talk a small walk about. xo
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Wishing everyone lots of hugs.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Doing laundry and running the vacuum. Already dusted yesterday. Always some things that can be done. I have been thinking of golf season. Ready for Ted to stop making fires in the fireplace, which creates lots of dust. If he is golfing, he is making less saw dust in the shop, less to drag in. I know I have my very own Morty, the man that makes dirt. You know that old guy on the Swiffer commercials. Dang Morty get your clubs and get going !!!! LOL.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Today is gray and cooler than yesterday. Getting up to 45 .. I'll take it, that is better than the fridge stuff. Hope all of you are getting a warm up. Enjoy your day. xo
Friday, March 21, 2014
Yesterday was a great day. Still a bit chilly. Today is suppose to be much better....then the cold comes back. We know it won't last long though, that helps.
Spring break for my grandkids,Emma, Savannah, Skylar, and Brock, this coming week. Brock will probably work, as he has a job. Skylar may get to have friends over. I am hoping Emma and Savannah will be here for a couple days. Crafting !!!! Enjoy your day. xo
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
We may get some rain today. I am praying if we get any moisture, it is very little. Our ground is saturated right now. Wishing everyone a great day. xo
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Wishing all of you a wonderful day, some sunshine hopefully. xo
Monday, March 17, 2014
When we first sat down, everything was fine, until someone came in who had bathed in their perfume. I told Angie, please let's move, that perfume was over powering. We did.
This is the bit of sun that came back just as the sun was setting. The skies were pink and lavender, with a orangy swath at the horizon. Hope everyone has a wonderful St. Patty's Day. xo
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Hope all of you are enjoying some of this wonderful sunshine. I am loving it. The wind was fierce yesterday. It also helps to dry up the wetness from rain and melting snows. Next week could be nice. Or not, you know how Spring weather can fluctuate. xo
Friday, March 14, 2014
In the paper this morning is an article about my neighbor. She died Wednesday night. Only 47 years old. She had survived her breast cancer . Then in February, she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. She died of a complication related to the first round of chemotherapy for the leukemia. It knocked the wind out of me. I had no idea this was happening. I had seen her driving her car past our house waving and I thought, thank God she's doing well. She was the assistant principal at one of our area schools. Everyone at the school is in shock.
So I will go for my mammogram and be thinking of that beautiful young girl. And I will thank God for my own daughter Lizzy's survival of breast cancer.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Lynzie got her unusual spelling of her name from her mom. The Lyn part is from Lizzy's twin sister's middle name Lynn. The zie is from Lizzy spelling her own name Lizzie and she took the zie part. I know, go figure. Anyways, this is one very wonderful young lady. She is good through and through.
Her soon to be husband is a very loving person, he truly adores Lynzie . Ahh, young love. He is a computer wizard. Wish he lived closer to us. LOL
I'll try my best to remember to take my camera first of all....then to remember to take photos. I'll post some if I can just remember how to load them to my files. Gaa. It's a wonder I am not bald, from tearing my hair out.:)
I am going to enjoy our sunshine from inside the house, it's cold out. Do some housework too. Hoping you all have a great day. xo
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
My jaw is better today , but sore. I am praying all I had done yesterday will help me. So far I can't tell. I'll know more this weekend. Honestly I know a dentist is worth his weight....but I keep thinking, am I throwing good money after bad. I could be sporting the best dentures around for all the money I have spent in one year. LOL
Hope everyone is well today. xo
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
I go crazy just hearing the drill. So there is no relaxing, not for me.The dentist and his assistant were so gentle.....but it's still a root canal. My jaw hurt from just holding my mouth open. I took 2 tylenals, right after...have to take 2 more at 3:30.I will hurt for today but should be fine tomorrow. I have had root canals before, but never one that took this long ....that's why I say, come Friday my mammogram will be a breeze....Thank you to all who sent me good wishes to survive this. :):)
Monday, March 10, 2014
I had to get a blood test this morning for my cholesterol. I absolutely hate going around the hospital at this time of year. I wore my gloves to not touch any thing that could have cold germs on it. As I come out from the lab....there's a lady coughing her head off. I turn away from her, and get the heck out of that hospital. Came home and washed up like I was headed to surgery. LOL
Hope everyone has a great day. xo
Sunday, March 9, 2014
I will have to work with my new camera. I am not getting any close up shots. Missed a great chance earlier of a flock of whooping cranes in the field across the road. Then I came in and went back out and they flew almost over my head and the camera was in the house....why? One of those Homer Simpson moments...doh !!
We drove into town yesterday afternoon. Just for a trip out of the house. Everything looked dirty and drab. The weather took a toll on some things. The big piles of snow, that appear to never melt, are in all the parking lots, along each road, in yards. It is melting nice and slow, which is a good thing.
Hope all of you are having a warm up. Enjoy this day. xo
Saturday, March 8, 2014
The bad....yesterday on my way to get my taxes done, I said to myself, get the excise paper from the glove compartment. No, don't talk to yourself all the way there, just to jump out of the jeep and leave the excise tax paper in the compartment. I am hurrying here. So I go back out to get this paper, it's where you pay excise on your plates. I ended up locking my keys in the car . I just go back into the tax place and try to call Ted and burst into tears. Now I am crying and can't see to call, so the girl calls him for me. I tell Ted, " you can kill me later, but for now could you come unlock my jeep?"
He came to my rescue. I am thankful.
The girl starts working on my taxes. There's way more to deduct than you can know. I did not know about medicines being deductible. Well at the end of that , I do get a refund. But have to pay the state thirteen dollars.
I have been so stressed about my teeth, that just locking my keys in my car set me off. Normally I would have laughed about that, although I never do that sort of thing. Then I go by my Drs.' office to pick up a paper for blood work at the hospital. Cholesterol check. Good thing it wasn't blood pressure. LOL
Later yesterday afternoon, my twins came to see me and brought me some gifts. They were on their way to a funeral . Which was sad. But I have to say just getting hugs helped me.
Hope you are having a great day. xo
Friday, March 7, 2014
Some good news, the weather is to be nice today. Maybe near 50.....that will be Spring to me. The sun is up and looking wonderful. Enjoy your day. xo
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Dental appointment later today...not so excited about that. I am asking my dentist to examine two areas in my mouth. I know it's more than just sensitivity. I use the sensitivity toothpaste. It just seems since I got this implant that things are not right. I will be seeing the dentist who put that implant in , next week . Always something, isn't it?
It is going to be great to see this snow melting. Hope all of you have a wonderful day. xo
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Ahh, soon we will be able to clean out the flowerbeds for their spring flowers. I am anxious to dig in the dirt. I actually like the smell of it when planting flowers. I think I have decided upon red petunias this year. You know how we change our minds at times. I want something bright after the winter we have had. So all my containers will have red petunias, mixed with other things. I'll have to paint the twigs and sticks ....cheap way to add a bit of color in the containers.
Hope your day is filled with joy. xo
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Hope you have a sunny day today. We are having partly sunny. I'll take that over no sun. xo
Monday, March 3, 2014
The sun is shining at this moment....oh happy day for me. Time for a cup of coffee and the newspaper. Hoping all of you have a great day with sunshine. xo
Sunday, March 2, 2014
I have shoveled a path to the mailbox, this morning. We have about 6 inches of snow and more to come. We may have a break in it for a bit this afternoon. Then it is suppose to start again and snow till 7:00 tomorrow morning. Sure makes me wish I had some neighbor kids.:):) I would tell them shoveling snow is the best fun ever...
Ted is in the shop, making some of those political signs. He's donating his labor. Making about 30 signs for our friend's son who is running for sheriff. If this young man wasn't such a good person, Ted would not be doing the work. Of course I tease Ted about having the sheriff on his side.:)
Yesterday, I visited Cranberry Morning blog....oh I laughed till I cried. If you would like to laugh that hard, go check out the post from yesterday.
Take care everyone and enjoy this day, as best you can. xo
Saturday, March 1, 2014
I have been enjoying Donna's posts from Savannah ,Ga. Lots of pretty things to see there and warm weather. It's just nice to know some of our blog pals are having fun in the sun.
I will be doing some laundry this morning...oh joy !! Who wears all these clothes away? I'll cook lunch and clean up after, once the fellows decide to eat. I hope when you read my whining complaints, you don't take them to heart. I know I am blessed to have food to cook, a home to clean and clothes to wear.....I know I am blessed to be able to wash them without going down to the creek and pounding them on a rock. No wonder people join nudist colonies. LOL
Have a great weekend. Just please be safe if you are in the nasty weather's path. xo