Friday, February 28, 2014
I did see birds bathing in the melted waters last week early. Too cold today. Once this next week is over, things may calm down. At least I am hoping.
Ted will be giving some lessons on the lathe this weekend. So he'll put the political signs aside for that. I will be cleaning and cooking..zzzzz, oh sorry, talk about boring routine.
Maybe all of you will have something more fun to do. What ever it is enjoy your weekend and stay safe. xo
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Ted has decided not to cut wood. The wind gust are so strong, making it not save. Plus there are going to be some bitter wind chill temperatures. I am so glad they changed their minds about being out these next few days.
I did not rest well last night from listening to the wind. But at least I didn't have to go out and bring something in from being blown around, as I have before.
I am going to make myself think Spring today, no matter what. :):)Take care today. xo
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
At last, Ted can get out in the shop and putter. He has a task he volunteered to do. Making political signs. We are not political people.....but this is a friend of ours. It'll keep Ted out of my way for a bit.
Love that guy, even though, he can make me crazy at times. At times, it doesn't take much to do that either. LOL
I have been getting confusing reports of our next weather system. Why do they even bother to predict more than three days ahead of time. Ted wants to cut wood with our SIL. They chose Thursday because the Monday paper said that would be a high of 28....now they are say maybe single digits and colder with wind chill. But after seeing the weather for New York's lake effect...I am not going to complain too much. You could seriously wear out some snow shovels in that area.
Hope you get blue skies today. xo
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Today I am getting myself the "Romantic Homes" magazine. Some of our blog pals have articles in the March issue. I love looking on pinterest and blogs sites, but there is something special about having a magazine to leaf through time and time again.
The sun is popping out here, but it's cold. Hope you get sunshine today. xo
Monday, February 24, 2014
Sunshine today, I am loving it. It is nippy cold though. Hope all of you have a beautiful day. xo
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Angie showed me pictures of her and her sisters that she has taken from facebook. When my girls were little, we had no camera. So at any family function, who ever had a camera would take pictures. Those of us with children , did not know how often ....so there are photos out there , that I have not seen before. I laughed when I saw Angie, just 5 years old , holding her twins sisters at the same time. It was all she could do and they looked as if they were slipping from her lap. Oh bless their hearts.
I think back to when we had very little. Today I can hardly believe all the photos, electronics, and media equipment that everyone owns. I feel as if I were reared in the stone age. Dang !
We got about an inch of snow last night....now I can deal with that. LOL ... Hope all of you have a wonderful Sunday. xo
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Yesterday, the sun shined all day. The wind blew till about 8:00 last night. Today is another sunny day, the wind isn't blowing as hard. This is helping with the evaporation of the rain and melted snow. We still have plenty of snow to melt. More coming in this weekend. Can you believe just one more week of February?
Hope all of you have a great day. There is flooding in many areas. Some are just getting their power back after days. Some may still be without it. So take a moment to offer them a prayer. xo
Friday, February 21, 2014
My daughter said school had a two hour delay because of high waters. She also said my dentist office had some roof damage. Hope they can fix that soon. We are having fierce winds today, it can help with the drying. I have not been out , other than to get the paper, today. I like to walk around and look at the trees and roof after a storm.
I know some of you had a rough night, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hope you get some help today. xo
Thursday, February 20, 2014
I forgot to tell all of you, on Tuesday , we lost our power. Could not call the power company, no one answered at either number, could not get the sheriff's office, nor the police dept.....So Ted called 911. The lady said a transformer was being replaced at a sub station near us, but it had taken out our whole town. We are suppose to inform the power company when we lose power. Thankfully it was only off for an hour. Bless those power and light men. I don't think they get enough credit at times.
It's not just the power workers, it's all the people who work out in all this nasty weather. I am truly thankful for all of them. Our mail carriers, paper delivery, trash pick-up. Some times , I do get up set with the road grader drivers, so I just won't say much about that. :):) Hope everyone has a good day.xo
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
When we moved here, there was a flood our first year . It was rain during winter, and with the ground frozen the water could not be soaked up. We had one pump at that time. Now we have what we called a piggybacked pump system. Plus we invested in a submersible pump . Our basement is too close to the water table in this area. So flooding is always a concern to me. I know when it comes down to cleaning, who the cleaning person is going to be....yes, me. I want to retire from cleaning .:):) My sister says I am a clean freak. Well maybe a little.
Hope your day is great . Hope you can get out in the fresh air. I am going to try it. xo
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Now let's talk Spring...wowwee , it's so very close now. I am thinking of going to Horton's in town and see if they have any pansies yet. Just something to look at and dream.
Everyone, I hope you know what makes an ice dam on your house . It's rounds of thawing and refreezing, on your gutters. They can be so costly. Get your broom and knock that sliding snow off the edge of your house...if you can. We always keep an eye on it. Take care everyone. xo
Monday, February 17, 2014
Our local school has 8 days to make up, from all the cancelations because of this rough winter. Well I would think today would be a good make up day. A few towns over are going today. Plus there's Spring break , another week to use for lost days. Some of my grandchildren will be going on three Saturdays for make up.
We are to get some snow today, possibly mixed with ice and rain....gaaaa! Know what I mean, help.
I pray that all of the U.S.A. has a pleasant and calm Spring. I think most Americans are hardy people. We've had to prove it over and over. But I have to say, I am ready to sit outside on the porch and enjoy some sweet fresh air. Take care if you have to go out in bad conditions. xo
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
I still have not learned how to make a file, that I can access pictures from for my blog. This bit of a booklet that came with the computer is useless. Not knowing the ins and outs of computers sure isn't helping me either. LOL
Hope all of you had a loving day yesterday. I enjoyed my time with Ted. We try to enjoy ourselves, no matter the situation. Even though it snowed a lot yesterday, we played cards. Had a lunch at our local DQ. Got some groceries at our market. Ready to do chores, read, shovel snow....it's a newest pastime.:) Shovel snow that is.
Praying for all those without their power. Hoping they get things back to normal. xo
Friday, February 14, 2014
I wanted to talk about the cute cards our children make for us through the years. My daughters made plenty for me. I know I still have some of them....oh but where. What do you keep and what do you throw out, through the years ? I used to keep so much, now I try to narrow things down. After all aren't most things from our children made with love ? I right now have a box of letters, cards, and some drawings , from the younger grandchildren and it's bursting at the seams.
I would like for all you young moms out there, please do me this favor, thank your child for the card or drawing and hug them close, they are growing up. Well even we older moms can do this. Hugs and Kisses to all of you today.....extra for those of you in great need . Blessings.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
I pray the people who just had the ice storms are safe. They will be without power for some time. That's the scary part. Hoping they have a warm up , so as not to have frozen pipes. We have had to use our generator out here a few times, but I don't think for over a day.
It's been a wicked winter, maybe our spring will be pleasant and calm. Just a month way !!
Ted and I made it to lunch yesterday, out of town too. I know sounds like a big deal...it felt like a big deal, to just be out doing something besides shoveling. xo
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
I have been checking blogs and lots of you are very good cooks. I used to be a decent cook, I am just lucky Ted isn't too picky. LOL I love making soups , stews, and one pot meals. I am retired and I sure didn't retire to cook and clean...although that is really what has happened. Rats !!
Last year I only had a weekend vacation. Did not get to go anywhere for any length of time. I used to spend 10 days in Florida during winters. Now I stay here and shovel. This year in the autumn, I will be going to SLC. My grandson will be getting married. So that will be my vacation also. I am so ready for a vacation.
Hope all of you have a pretty day today, and hopefully it's warmer than it is here. xo
Monday, February 10, 2014
We have a hickory that drops nuts and hulls. A catalpa that drops pods. Two tulip poplars that drop faded blooms. One maple and you know they have the whirly-gigs. Four pines that drop needles and cones. One willow, always dropping whispy twigs. These all were here when we moved to this house.
Ted and I have planted four Japanese maples, three firs, one flowering crabapple, one weeping cherry, one clump river birch. One red bud.We have planted two plum bushes. Plus the dogwood that didn't make it. We also planted trees in town.
Do any of you have a favorite tree? Are you planning to plant any new trees this year? xo
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014
I have played rummy with Ted about every afternoon since the middle of January. Wrote my sister a letter almost everyday. Some times I put two letters in one envelope. LOL Kept the laundry done, cooked, cleaned, sorted papers and shredded old things. Read many, many things. All I can say is..."Come On Spring !!"
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Hope all of you are safe and warm. Be careful when going out. xo
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
I am praying for all of you who did get ice. I pray if you lost power, it isn't off long. Our roads are not good anywhere. I hope everyone will just take their time getting to and from their job, the stores, or schools. All schools are closed around here. Heard where the children's museum is closed today in Indy......so this would be a good time to read to the kids. Or watch movies, bake cookies, play board games.
My girls and I would always play scrabble, or spill & spell, any of the word games. We had one that had verbs, nouns, prepositions, everything to make a sentence. You would shake it up , then dump the words, then form a sentence if you could...so funny. Some of those sentences were as if we were just spoke choppy English.
Stay warm and safe today dear friends. xo
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
Sunday, February 2, 2014
We got more snow...more than forecasted. I wish all of you a beautiful day. xo