The Night Before

Good evening.  I have been spending the day between reading and cooking.  I put chicken in the crock pot along with brown mustard, honey, orange juice, and soy sauce.  I set it for 4 hours on low and let it go.  The chicken was tender and the sauce tasty.

In the meantime I finished Chloe Benjamin’s The Immortalists,  It was a can’t get back and pick it up fast enough  experience. I have now decided on this.

I will start this after dinner tomorrow.

There are two layers of chocolate cake on the counter waiting for the cake holder to finish washing in the dishwasher. It will have vanilla  frosting with sprinkles.  Also I plan to make a Polynesian Sunshine Pie.

It will be assembled tonight then into the fridge.

I figure at least one of them will be a hit with the diners tomorrow.

I decided to have the Stouffer’s Lasagna dinner, garlic or crusty white bread, asparagus, a salad, and deviled eggs.  Not exactly Easter fare but it satisfies the dietary restrictions.

Well it is off to the pie making, cake frosting, and whatever I can do tonight

Have a great Easter I know we will.


Almost Easter

Brandy is ready for Easter

Yesterday she got her haircut and bath.

They even braided her fair and placed ribbons on her ears.

It will soon be April.  March seemed to fly by.  The weather is rainy but I think good for the flowers and I’m not upset.

Cindy has been busy at work so I kind of miss her.  David is not feeling well so he is resting a lot in his room.  I have been doing little jobs like a toothbrush to clean around the water facets, washing the bath mats, mopping, and cleaning Spirit’s cage.

Granddaughter Courtney is spending Easter with me and I’m trying to decide what to to make.  I have invited Les and Anne also if they wish to come up. (Nothing for sure on that.)  I think a Sun Shine Pie might be a good dessert.

Well I attempted a Dump Cake yesterday.  You remember Dump cakes.  ( no)  Well neither do a lot of people.  The online recipe I chose was incomplete ( Didn’t say how much melted butter). my two cookbooks didn’t even mention Dump Cakes so I winged it with what information I had.  It isn’t bad but my first thought is to dump the Dump cake.  (may do it yet)

Back on line.  Cindy got up before leaving for work, tasted the dump cake and after hearing her testing I dump it in the garbage.  I wasn’t happy with it anyway.

It is rain all day with snow later.  Just makes me want to crawl back in bed and forget this day altogether.

Yep I’m going to crawl back in the tick.   Later


Family Stuff!

Well I have been a couple of days or so away.  ( Believe it or not I just misspelled 4 words in that last sentence.)  Anyway Cindy and I went to Les’ yesterday for Courtney, my grand daughter’s party because she is moving to a new job out of state.

She is here with her dad (Les).

Others at the party the lady in white is Mrs. Gribble with her daughter, son-in-law , and two friends.

Mrs, Gribble is my daughter-in-law’s mother.

At the front table was Kin, Courtney’s mother and her sisters.

This was Courtney’s cake and I ate the red car!

Anne my daughter-in-law sat with Cindy and me.

Two days ago I finished The Rooster Bar and enjoyed it greatly.  I picked up The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin yesterday and am already on Part 2 chapter 10.  ( That lamp at my chair sure does make reading easier.)

When I got home yesterday I took care of this.

This is Cindy’s goose but I need Les to turn it right side up for me.

She is sitting on the back porch waiting to greet visitors.

Today I went into the freezers and pitched all the outdated Items.  This was a job that has needed to be done for a long time and with my fussy stomach it will  improve my digestion.  Now we may have a couple of lean days until I can afford to grocery shop again but we won’t starve.  Well I’m going to skip out of here for now but never fear I’ll be back to visit again.

Catsup Without Tomatoes!

This morning was get the nails done.  We arrived too early and had to wait a while.

The color is to celebrate Easter.

This little item is in a flower pat and it sits on the kitchen table

The egg wreath was moved to hang over the calendar in the kitchen

This is a littler easier to see.

This was my second attempt on turning Lucy into a bunny

Ok I give up on this one!

The left panel on the living room window

This is the new flowers from our shopping trip

Well I have to take some time out for reading because I’m getting backed up.  I just finished the AARP magazine yesterday and the AARP paper

is waiting for me.  I have three books to add to my must read pile one being from my birthday.

I received the Glass Castle today

The other I had gotten for my birthday.

By K. Patrick Donoghue I received a few days ago.

All are waiting for my reading time when i finish The Rooster Bar.

I have Cindy’s goose to dress in it’s bunny costume which I will take a picture ol It when it is ready.

But for now I have a bathtub to scrub, a dishwasher to start, and a list to check off.  Have a great hump day





Lots Of Stuff!

First new deco.

The new flag went up yesterday.

Colorful, bright, and cheery.

Next the windows.

The dining room window first.

Both the chicken and the egg light up with window clings filling in the bare spots.

The bunny family is in the main front window

Also the lighted bunny is in that space.

One of the side panels in that location.  The right hand panel.

This is the egg wreath in the side window in the front room.

This is the inside kitchen window.

This is the bunny I fell in love with this year and had to have

I said I wanted a reading lamp for my chair.

Cindy is my fixer and she put this lamp together fro me.

Now I can sit in  my chair and read.  Just one more thing to make my life a little better.

I did spend some time this morning reading The Rooster Bar  and am almost half way through it.

I still haven’t figured out how I’m going to make my gooses bunny ears yet.  ( This is called a purpose avoidance tendency)   But I promise I’ll get down.

Now there are a few more things to show you next time but for now that is it.





Almost Time To Change.

Good Morning.  I woke up a little after Cindy left for work this morning.  I decided to delay feeding the zoo until later in the morning so I did this instead.

Now this worked until roughly 7:30 am when the zoo got insistent.

Cats crying and birds squawking pulled me away from the table. So  I put James Taylor on the Bose and sat down to visit you.  Just a little break from the puzzle.  All I could think of was music relieves stress and indeed it does.

As I brushed my teeth this morning I  glanced in the mirror and caught a familiar memory.  I have the same Widow’s Peak my father had.

How appropriate is that!

People say you look like your mother but I look a little like both my parents.

Yesterday Cindy and I went to visit the hearing aid doctor.  After some time he raised the volume on both my aides.  Now I can hear my TV at a 25 instead of a 90+.  But I can also hear how noisy my sewing machine.

Speaking of sewing I worked on Lucy’s (my Goose) outfit for Easter.

I failed to get her bunny ears right but I’ll work on that this after noon.

I really have to work on prospective when trying to design something.  I keep saying keep practising and you will get it.  Good thing I bought a yard and !/2 of material.

It almost time to change the decor in the house and think about Easter.

Well enough messing around I have to get busy.  Have a great weekend and do something you love to do.

I Could Have..

Well tomorrow is garbage pick up day.

And it is a ,light snow falling. on and off all day.

In order to move the cart to the gate I had to take a utility knife and cut the ice off one of the wheels.  I don’t know how much longer we will have to put up with this s***.  The only good thing about it is it isn’t sticking to the side walks.

Well I bought a new shower curtain liner today so now I have Cindy’s new curtain hanging.

For now we will shower with the bunny!

I got notification from my arms that they do not reaching up for very long.  I ignored them and finished the job.

I just finished sorting my puzzle into the trays and will start working on it next.   I think I’ll set it up on the cloth so I can fold it up until I get time to finish it.

I named this blog entry I Could Have because I spent over an hour wandering Target this afternoon ( in search of the shower curtain liner),

As I wandered about I thought I could have bought a new set of knives for the kitchen.  I could have bought a new carafe for the coffee maker because part of the top won’t stay on. I could have bought a new wasted basket for the bathroom.  I could have bought a floor lamp to go behind my chair in the living room so I could read there,  I could have bought a new large glass mug fop David because he broke his.  With each department I walked through I saw something I could have bought.  Fortunately I ended up with the liner, another shower curtain for later, and some chew bones for Brandy.

I have to pick up a  prescription  from the Vet’s for Brandy’s eye drops tomorrow.  I think that will take care of the last item she will need.

Well take care of yourself and think about flowers, birds and other Spring things!

Day 12

Well Cindy just left for work and I’m in charge of Libby until David comes home.  I have had to yell at her three times because she keeps sneaking in my bedroom and taking Brandy’s toy off the bed.  As per usual I had to shut my bedroom door to keep her out.

Cindy and I went grocery shopping yesterday and as is my habit this was one of my purchases.

It was only $ 5.00 but it makes me smile everytime I walk in the kitchen.

I got a request from my sister-in-law on facebook to post a message to 16 people.  I’m sorry I don’t do messages like that.  No multiples on facebook is my rule.

This is my newest puzzle to put together . I may start it today.

I also have to work out a pattern for Lucy’s (the goose) Easter dress.  Cindy’s goose has an Easter outfit from Amazon so she  is taken care of.

I finally have Brandy on track again (food wise and medicine).  It seems to be a problem that I never had before.  But such is life that one must overcome road blocks, solve problems. and come out a winner.

I see the hearing aid person on the 15th and am looking forward to it because I need some serious adjustments.

Well my friend David has company and I’m in the way so I’m out of here for now.


Done For Now

Good afternoon again.  You know it is amazing what a $50. snow shovel and an 83 year old’s determination can accomplish.  Example;

This is the Fairmount St. side of the lot.

I have shoveled the front and this side all the way to the driveway.  Now it took a while but by golly I did.

This is where me and the shovel rested by my driveway.

Seeing I already had cold hands and feet I thought I add a little more time to the job.

I filled the bird feeder and the suet holder.

Maybe the birds will come to visit.

I have to take time now to heat up some tomato soup and make a grilled cheese sandwich to keep my bowl of oatmeal (that was breakfast) and my 3 cups of coffee company. Haven’t figured out what is for supper yet but I always have T V dinners in the freezer.

I have been fighting (verbally) with Brandy since a little 10:30 am to eat but of the two things I have to feed to eat her one is a stew which she doesn’t care for and a canned dog food which she likes but has a tendency to throw up.  Her regular food has been out of stock for a couple of weeks now.  It seems everything she needs is on backorder or discontinued.  Just another thing to jangle my nerves.

Well my tummy says get a move on girl so I’ll leave you for now.  Have a great weekend and don’t forget to change your clocks tonight.