Friday, January 20, 2017

staying busy...


found these items at the DG on Monday...

putting them together for V day...
love the coffee tins and the lids fit tight...
great for the kids...

a very rainy night and day here...
have to fast tonight for blood work first thing in the morning...
for both of us...
then we are doing breakfast!

tummy is not good at all this evening...
hoping its ok by morning...
we want to hit Walmart and grab a few things at Kroger before coming back home...

phone repairman here today...
phone still not working right this evening, so put another call in...
will be coming in the next 3 days...

Craig heads back to work tomorrow...
going to be hard on him...
;o)
its been a great week off!
so much done...

doggies got their baths today and Chumley was groomed...
they look and feel so good...
Charlie had his grooming a couple of days ago...

got a new president in today...
praying for a better nation...
and not the one where people riot to get their way...
its just wrong...
protesting is one thing...
what they are doing is not protesting...
its criminal behavior...
and needs to be stopped...
;o(

have a blessed weekend!


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

the time just flies...

when your kid is on vacation!
on of the things I used to cut out and paint and sell...
when I did that kind of thing...

needs a little repair work...

moved a few things around in the playroom...
one thing is that we swapped out tables...
the little enamel top table I had in here is now my computer desk in the kitchen...
and the bigger table is in the playroom...
makes way more sense...
and some of the junque got moved around, too...

Craig has been working me so hard!
;o)
been cleaning, sorting and purging...
places that haven't been done in years...
the places you just work around and don't get to...

laundry area today, kitchen cabinets washed down...
radio cabinet cleaned out...
total make over in that...
stored vintage linens before...
and junk...
now, critter towels and doggie clothes...
linens are now in a cabinet in the kitchen...
sorted those, washed and packed a tote full from that cabinet to go to auction...
that pile has become a small mountain in the living room!
it will be leaving Sunday afternoon!

had to take half of a muscle relaxer a bit ago...
hoping for a good night's sleep tonight...
4 or 5 days of pretty good pain in a row is too much...

warmer and more rain coming in here...
for the next 5 days or so...
beats snow and ice...

hope your days are going well...
that things are good in your life...
that you and your families are enjoying 2017 so far!
praying for all of you...
and will be getting back into the swing of things soon...
promise...
Craig goes back to work on Saturday...
and life should get back to normal...
;o)
big hugs to you for hanging in there with me!


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

fog

rainy and foggy out there today...

but very warm for us...

for this time of year...

meanwhile...

back inside...

its a little dark and gloomy...

except for in here...

playing around with the lighting...

see, I still have some sense!

boring kind of a day...

one of those where you are waiting on a phone call...

and then if finally comes...

so now what to do with the rest of the day?

this late in the game...
I am leaning toward naptime...
I should be up when the guys start coming in...
and we are doing a fend for yourself night...
(clean out the fridge night)
so that in the morning, I can work on that without as much in there...

I could do a load of laundry, too...
but then there would be nothing to do tomorrow...
so, I shall wait...
only one more day until Craig starts a week of vacation...
spending it right here with us...
cleaning and sorting and purging...

looks like an ice storm this weekend for us...
yeah...
(not)
but it won't last too long and it will warm back up and melt it all away...
;o)
could spring be just around the corner?
with all the 50s in the forecast?
hope so!


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

who rules the roost?

these guys...

but not for long...

the birds are not happy at all with them...

we have 3 regulars that hang out here all the time...

but yesterday morning, there were 9 out there...

now don't go saying...
"oh, those poor babies need to eat, too!"


those poor babies get their own pile of corn every day...
and then they decide to throw a party with the birds' share...
naughty, naughty, naughty!

mama's going to fix that just as soon as the wind dies down...
I'm taking my trusty can of PAM out there...
greasing up the old hook and roof of the feeder, I am...
greasing it up until its slicker than owl pooh on a doorknob!

I opened the front door and hollered squirrel soup is on the menu for tonight...
you should have seen them run...
bwahahahaha....
don't tell me they don't understand sarcasm...
that's what ya get for shakin' that tail at me...

I will let you know how it turns out...

on another note here...
the snow melted overnight...
and when I got up, it was 41...
but there's always a twist here on the prairie...
windy with gusts up to 50mph!

well, got some house cleaning to do around here...
things to put away...
clutter happens...
when a son leaves things here and there...
a mom's work is never done...
;o)
have a fun day and don't forget to tuck and roll if that wind knocks you off your feet!





Sunday, January 8, 2017

when winter happens...

I keep my butt inside!

we've had a week of bitter cold here...

but I see there are 50s coming our way...
our latest addition...

I am tired and weary, but we have made so much progress inside...

I just need a few days of rest and peace and quiet!

I am doing pretty good considering all of the overload that's been going on...

I keep pushing myself a bit too much...
and I know better...

but I am so thankful for what we have been able to do here...

and I so can't wait to get back out there...
in the yard...
the flower beds...
one good thing about winter...
NO BUGS!

going to do some housework today...
more laundry...
because it keeps multiplying!
I do need to mop the kitchen floor and Steve needs to get the bird feeder filled up again...
got a whole bunch of trash bags and a toilet going to the curb for tomorrow morning pick up...
I think the whole house needs vacuumed...
and then there's the dusting again...

might even cook today...
;o)
hmmmmm...
will there be time for napping?
I sure hope so!

have a fun day...
keep warm and dug out!
;o)