I checked the thermometer when I went down to pick up the trash containers just now and got all excited.
YES!! Almost 60!!
And I see green!
This is grass there my friend.
The ice is slowly disappearing and the water puddles forming. Let us hope it continues. But if you live in Michigan you know that it could snow tonight.
Saturday Lesley spent all day rebuilding Jay’s computer also installing Window 7.
He had a multitude of patches to install which took all that time to do it.
He didn’t convert my machine yet because I need more space to use 7 effectively. (FYI he isn’t bald that is a short haircut!–Not that he is concerned about stuff like that). Thank you son for all your time helping us!
I worked on the lap robe yesterday but I think this afternoon I’ll sneak a little nap instead. Take Care!
Good Morning. Les is here today to rebuild Jay’s computer and update both machines to Windows 7. This will be an all day thing so I plan to have Pizza for lunch.
The new flag is up.
Yep the day is fast arriving
I have to dig out my pot of gold picture shortly.
Yesterday it was 50 degrees. I have the picture to prove it.
I’d like to see this more often.
Yesterday was the day to sew,.
Two trees to go.
By last evening I had one completely outlined and the other almost done. I ran out of daylight so I quit for the day.
Go to go!
5 degrees and sunshine –no snow overnight but the computer says it is -1 degree. That is a little better than what we have had. Glory be today we are free!! No appointments to keep and we can stay inside if we want. First time when we didn’t have to go to the store even.
The carrot cake banana bread
Heavy as you can see–almost like a fruit cake but tasty. I will be filing this recipe in the Tried ‘Em –like them notebook. I will have to cut it into two serving size pieces and freeze part of it because to eat it all at once is a no no around this house.
Oh the clown plays Send In the Clowns. Jay figured it out this morning.
Stepping back a bit I must share the birthday card I received from Peggy, my sis-in-law in Florida.
The note at the bottom points out our big feet and we do have them!
This is also very true here in Michigan right now. I couldn’t resist sharing this bit of humor with you–hope you enjoyed it!
I am on page 120 of Words Of Wisdom for Women but reading it mostly while waiting in doctor’s offices.
Well it is back to the hoop so Jay can use my computer. I may get a bit more done today.
Today was a take it easy day. It started with getting Jay on the Your Ride van. Next it was Brandy into Doggy Depot for a long overdue grooming. From there I went to Vg’s (grocery store) in Clio and pick up a couple of buy one get one free items. Then it was off tor the Family Dollar where Brandy’s favorite dog food was $0.20 off a can.
Next I went to Goodwill looking for a purse. Mine has hit the floor so many times the ‘skin’ is wearing off. While I was at this store I spotted this.
Having been in clowning I wanted it.
Then when I found you could turn the nose and it played music –that was the clincher. I haven’t figured out the song yet but you know it could play Sousa’s March and I’d still buy it! The price was a whopping $1.99. You never know when you will find a treasure for yourself when most would say it was junk!!!
In the oven right now is a Carrot cake banana bread. I saw the recipe in the Flint Journal on Tuesday and it was just interesting enough to try. Besides I had everything but the Walnut pieces in the house. I’ll let you know how it came out.
Well Jay should be home any time now so I have to get lunch on the table. Until next time!!!!!
There are somethings about Winter that are beautiful and here is one of them.
Sunset last night.
This always brings to mind the saying –Red sails at night sailor’s delight. Speaking of sailors I just spoke to my grandson on Skype. He is in the middle of some more training and then he will move on.
The temperature is -10 degrees here and the sun hasn’t decided if it will shine or not. But the wind is down so that is good.
I decided to start wearing earrings again and it is a bit painful to reopen the holes in your ears but now it is just waiting out the soreness as they heal. I had stopped wearing them when I got the hearing aids.
I keep saying I’m going to put the green thread into a needle and start sewing the lap robe again then I don’t–is that a lie?? Well I have moved the hoop to the kitchen where the light is better and as soon as I finish this I’m headed out there to get started.
You may have noticed that my visits have been a little sparse but I have a good excuse. Jay’s computer is still on the fritz and he has been using mine –a lot. Hopefully next week end Les will get his rebuilt and then I’ll have mine back.
This is the flag flying outside the kitchen door right now.
The Winter Welcome
But I will be headed up stairs to the flag box to get out the St. Patrick’s Day Flag and hang it in the next day or two.
Take care, stay warm or cool whatever the case may be, and do laugh a lot—the lungs and the mind need it!!!!
One of those days when you really don’t want to leave the warmth of the covers but you know you got a hubby you have got to get off to dialysis and a day full to chores to do. So you check the temperature.
Now you know you made the wrong decision! But it is too late now so you feed and water Molly. Next start the laundry, turn on the coffee pot. and pour a bowl of cereal.
After Jay has left safely on the van you go to the drugstore for your prescription wondering if you should have used a scarf to cover your mouth and nose. Another too late racks up.
When I returned home I went right down to the garage so I could refill the jam boxes for the house and truck. While I was there I cut up the cardboard that had piled up in the mudroom.
Both containers are full now.
Next it was add a new medication to Jay’s list–I give these to his doctors when we visit. Then I updated the list of medicines bought and mileage to doctors office.
This done I set up the hoop with the lap robe in it.
All it needs is the green thread in a needle!
I’ll feed Brandy, Tiki, and Spirit next then work at the hoop for a little while. Next comes getting Jay’s lunch ready. Here is where I agonize over what it will be but I manage something by the time he gets home.
I forgot to tell you I got the pickup stuck up at the top of my driveway and couldn’t get it out because the ice yesterday. I also ran over my broom handle because I didn’t put it back on the porch after clearing the snow off the truck. It is metal and a little squashed but not broken yet. I’ll replace it before it becomes two pieces. (I forgot the–everything in it’s place–rule obviously.) Some times you have to tell the tow truck driver that it is a do dumb things weeks!!!!!
What It Was This Morning
It is now almost 20 degrees. The sun is shining but it isn’t melting the ice.
I chipped away some but have a lot more to go.
My stamina is lacking some to do this duty but I’ll keep trying.
Got Jay off this morning.
The van managed to get up the drive.
This makes it a lot better for me –not having to put the wheelchair in the bed of the pick up.
I decided this morning that I needed the laughing dog to cheer me up.
I let it run a few minutes then turned it off.
It helped some.
I worked on my Fill It In Book for a few minutes.
It is a lazy woman’s crossword puzzle.
I also read a couple more articles in the Readers’s Digest. Still have half of this one and all of this months to read. I decided then to go get a haircut (which I did) and then came home to start Jay’s lunch, then visit you.
Before I left for the haircut I pulled this out of the bedroom.
Yep the hoop for the Christmas Wall hanging.
I know if I don’t set it up I will never get back to it. So it will share the French Door windows with Jay’s wheelchair.
Our doctor’s visit went well for both of us yesterday. Of course a bit of (you must do this) to remind us we are not quite following orders but we are still doing better. Tomorrow it is another doctor for Jay but I look at it this way–I probably wouldn’t go anywhere other then grocery shopping otherwise.
Well my friend it is past 2:30 and I still have clothes to fold and put away but at least I feel better than the other day. Stay comfy and laugh a little until next time!
Nothing but cold, ice, snow, that whispers in your ear go lay down. You do and 3 hours later you rush to catch up with the duties of the day. I hate it—I’m sick of it–and it is here for the rest of the week. Got no more words!
Yep I made It.
This is 79!! A bit rough around the edges but still able to smile. This afternoon Les, wife Anne, and Mom-in-law Kathy came to help me celebrate this day.
Kathy and Anne getting the birthday dinner set out.
A very nice salad, cole slaw, mashed potatoes, gravy, chicken, and biscuits. We had chocolate cake for dessert.
I caught a picture of Les in the car just before they left.
He was busy working on Jay’s computer when I was taking pictures.
I did have to get a picture of Brandy after I gave her a bath.
Doggy Depot was busy so it was into the laundry tub.
These were my presents
From Les and Anne my new king size blanket for the bed and Patricia Cornwell’s Dust. Kathy gave me a new grocery list for the fridge and a copy of Words Of Wisdom by Rachel Snyder. One page is devoted to each word so it promises to be an interesting read.
Phone calls from family and friends completed my day so it was a Happy Birthday!
Not much to say except it went from 38 degrees down to 30 degrees in less then an hour this morning. The wind is mean and the driveway is a solid sheet of ice. So it was lift the wheelchair into the bed of the truck, pull the truck around to the base of the ramp, get Jay into the front seat. He almost slipped off the edge of the seat when he step on the ice but I saved him. Then it was down to the corner to the church parking lot where I transferred him to the wheelchair and with the driver’s help we got him into the van. The wind is still gusting and I don’t look forward to transferring him back home around 4 pm this afternoon. But we do what we gotta do.
I don’t expect to see Les and family tomorrow with this mess up here but there will be another day and their safety is more important than my birthday.
Please be careful if you do have to go out–I can’t afford to lose my readers!!!!!!