Tuesday, January 16, 2018

another blistery weekend...

we got another 3 inches of snow this weekend...

and everyone came out to partake of the all you can eat buffet....

and after looking closely at these photos...

I have a mission this week...

besides doing the laundry...

and all the other things I do around here...

I need to keep shooting squirrels...
see the one on the right...
he has a bloody paw...
pretty sure its frost bite...
we cannot do anything for him unless we can catch him...
and as long as he keeps moving around as good as he is...
that ain't happening...

so my plan is to keep shooting squirrels and enlarging the photos...
keeping an eye on his paw...
and since I cannot tell one from another...
from the kitchen window...
I will have to shoot them all and hope I get him...

we had 9 male cardinals yesterday morning...
that's the most we have ever had...

DH went back to work this morning...
Craig is off today...
bottom part of the furnace in coming today...
and I want a nap already...
LOL

still making snot and blowing my nose all the time...
I don't feel real bad or nothing like that...
but cannot bend over without dripping...
so ready for spring, even with the allergies...

have good days!


Sunday, January 14, 2018

what are the odds?

that 3 people who graduated from our little town...

just happened to be in Hawaii yesterday morning...

getting ready to go on the tour of the USS Arizona...
the World War II memorial...

when the ballistic missile warning happened? 

2 of them were traveling together...
and the third was with her spouse...
we are a very small town of around 1000...

I am sure they will never forget this trip!
ever...

I got her!
finally!
the girlie one!
she is a fast one!

well, it wasn't as bad as it could've been here...
but bad enough...
and the wind just drives the cold right through you...
DH has a bad cold and feeling icky...
I am up with the start of one and a sore throat...
took some cold meds and waiting for them to work so I can go back to bed...
I had a really good day yesterday and got a lot done...
he was moving slow and if he sat long enough...
he was nappin'...
he is off for 3 days this weekend, so hoping to get him on the mend before he heads back to work on Tuesday...
I don't think we will get much done today...
but there isn't much to do...

have good days and stay warm!



Friday, January 12, 2018

3:45am...

good morning...
not sleeping tonight much...

listening to the sleet and freezing rain hit the window panes...

its been doing it for hours now...
we are covered in ice...
I really don't think anyone is going to work today...

stay safe, stay warm and stay home!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

just a tease of things to come...

we have rain and its 58 out there!

I have been out on the deck...

with my camera...

and you won't believe what I found!

one of the roses is all greened up...
amazing...

but this 58 day is just a tease!
in just hours, we will be in the low 20s...
with freezing rain!

stay safe and stay warm while mother nature whacks out on us!


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

let's talk scarecrows...

here are some of mine through the years...

they are just fun...

fun to hunt for the clothes and hats...

fun to put together...

and just fun to look at...

I have perfected them through the years...
this was the first year without the original heads...
just a flower pot...

and they can be used all year long...
naked as a cross at Christmas and Easter...

the grim reaper for Halloween...

and here they are when I first made them...
a boy and a girl...
(now they are both girls)

a friend of mine cut the heads out for me...
this was one of her patterns...
(we have done shows together several times)

and here is the one without the collar...
they lasted for several years...
and then fell apart...
so now, I just put hats where the heads have been...

I have this down to an art, too...
the buttons hold the nail heads so they don't go through the hats...
even in high winds, they stay in place...
I hot glue the fronts down on top of the board...

now, in the winter months when I am out shopping...
I am looking for scarecrow outfits...
always looking for hats...

Goodwill is still the best place to find them...
most of the time, the clothes still have the original tags on them...
and I move them around from time to time...
because I think its fun when someone walks around here and they find things that make them smile...
little hidden giggle makers...

so, do you have scarecrows protecting your bloomers?
let me know what you do with yours!

Have a fun day!