The House Is ‘Wearing Of The Green’

The Camel that asks “What Day Is This” I’m asking what holiday!

1st clue

The tree in the kitchen


A little extra for you

My bedroom door.


Right panel in front widow

Upper right panel

lower left panel front window

upper left panel front window

center front window

Have you guessed it yet?

I have more for later!

Tomorrow is get the nails done day.  Mine are so long I can’t accurately set the microwave.  I have sometimes opened the door to see my coffee bubbling all over the plate .  Messy Me!

Outside it is melting now.  You are starting to see the sidewalks and the street looks dry in the middle. It is 16 degrees, cloudy, with an 8 mph wind.  It isn’t go out and sit in the swing weather but it is better than it was.

Well I missed my breakfast so I guess lunch is cereal.

Have a great day and do something just for you!!




What A Difference A Day Makes

Today the sun is shining brightly with a very gentle breeze.  This was not the case yesterday.  The wind was 26 mph with some gusts.  At 5:45 pm I rescued  the big goose’s hat from the front yard fence.  I then  placed the goose in a corner of the back porch to keep it from blowing away. I also pick up a canvas chair that had blown into the front yard and tucked it in a corner of the back porch.  Walking was a challenge because the  snow had a thin cover of ice over it and it was snowing lightly.

Today the sidewalks are clear and I will walk out and get the mail.  Got the mail after my session with Holly.  Holly introduced  a stretchy strip into the workout today.  So now I have something new to work on.  She also brought a medium size rubber ball.  She said she would bring some more toys next time.

We started the new decorations for this coming month.

The front window

This lights up.

The extras

The extras

This is on the cabinet.

The tree on the kitchen counter

Still have some more to do,

I fixed one of my fleece jackets today.  There was a spot on the sleeve.

I turned it into a heart

More ways than one to skin a cat as they say!

That is ii for now!




The Big 84 Yes!!

84 freakin’ years old.

How lucky I am. Some people never reach this stage in life.

This morning Cindy and David took me to IHOP for breakfast.  I had a Belgium Waffle with strawberry syrup and sausage links on the side.

On the way home we stopped at Dairy Queen where Cindy bought an Ice Cream birthday cake for our supper.  When we got home I accomplished a couple domestic goddess chores and started reading birthday greetings on the computer.  There are so many that I saved some for later. ( Thank you everyone for your caring thoughts!)

I have an appointment with my physical therapist in another 15 minutes.  Then I think I’ll rest for a while. I have enjoyed my birthday so far so I wish you a happy rest of the day!


I put away The Forbidden Door and started The  Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena .  I finished that yesterday.  It was one of those WOW when I closed it.  I’m now back to Dean Koontz’s The Forbidden Door.  I’m on page 178 so that should hold me until the next  book comes in.

I also received the large print March Reader’s Digest magazine yesterday and have started reading that.


Still lots of snow. The streets are icy and the only reason the sidewalk is  semi clear is because there is salt on  it.  

Yah!!! the garbage truck just came through and picked up our trash.  Now I have to pull on  my boots and go haul the cart back into the yard.  ( I’ll be right back.)  Ok got the trash cart back in the yard.  Then pulled the first load of laundry out of the dryer and put it on my bed to fold and put away.  The second load of laundry just went into the dryer! This is how my days usually go.   One project at a time–one step forward.]

Well my friend I guess it is time to do my exercises for the day so I can show Holly that I’m working on them.  Do be careful out there today.

The 16th.

Good Morning this is bunco night so the the fixings for the chip dip are on the kitchen counter waiting to be turned into yummy goodness.

I have an appointment with the physical therapist to work on my right arm between 2 and 4 pm today.

It is 23 degrees out right now with a high expected of 37 around 4 pm.  It is clear and icy right now.  Cindy bought 3 40 lbs. bags of salt yesterday that she and David  spread part of it  on the back inside walk.  ( An anti ass busting move that was needed).

Well I had better make the dip before Onyx tries to eat the fixings.  Be careful out there today.  Love yah!

The Day Before Hearts and Flowers!!

Snow, Snow , Snow!

Earlier It was flakes the size of half dollars but they are a little smaller now. It hasn’t let up at all.  I got out and dragged the trash cart to the road.  It is between 3 1/2 and 4 inches deep which means dragged is not the lest bit untrue.

The wheels on the cart are useless at this depth.

We had planned to have Chris come over to  clear the driveway and walks but that has  cancelled.  ( Yes I know it is Winter but we could use a little bit of a break here.)

I have picked up my novel The Forbidden Door by Dean Koontz and started reading it again.  I know the next sequel isn’t until May but I ran out of things to read.

This is the view off the back porch this morning.

You can see where I had dragged the trash cart out to the road.

Cindy has taken my truck to work today.  (Good old four wheel drive).  I plan on reading,  doing Fill It In puzzles, and getting the laundry caught up.  ( I sure ain’t going nowhere).

Lily and Onyx are back on my bed again. ( It is warm in there),

As you can tell by the date this happens a lot!]

Well it is time to check the washing to see if the next load should go in.

So stay safe and warm.


Yeah I’m Fine!

Yesterday I had a visit from the person who will schedule my physical therapy.  This is to help my right arm and shoulder.  I have to remember no heavy lifting on that arm.  Just something else to make the day more interesting.  But hey in 12 days I will be 84 and that is an accomplishment to be proud of.

I am still reading Shari Lapena’s A Stranger In The House.  It is hard to put down and I have to remember I have other duties that must be done.

I have this feeling right now that I have to rest and that is getting in the way of accomplishing things that I do.  Last night I woke up around 2 am  read for an hour or so, did a couple of Fill It  In puzzles then crawled back in bed.  As a result I slept until 11 am this morning.  Screwed my morning up royally. Now I have to get dressed and try to figure out my day.  Take care and do what you have to do.


Still Reading

I finished Black Orchid  last night and even though it was in a cartoon form it was great.  Neil Gaiman and Dave Mckean do an excellent job of telling a great story. While I was out getting my nails done yesterday  I read the Dec./Jan AARP magazine but I have to finish it now,  I also have the AARP bulletin for Jan./Feb. to finish.  It is easy to get behind in the reading when you are trying to accomplish other things at the same time. But I’m going to work on catching up because I have two novels coming in the next couple of days.  ( I was going to ask for them for my birthday but I decided to purchase them myself.)  My  ‘already read shelf’ is getting full so I’m going to have to clear it by packing away some of the books and putting them in storage.  I was going to ask if anyone wanted to read them but it seems my taste in reading material is not favored by my friends or family.

The weather has broke somewhat so I’m going to get out and walk.  I have found my sense of balance is off kilter and sitting on my butt ain’t going to cure it.

Well I have fed the cats but still have the birds to take care of.   I have the bed linens  changed and washing, I have  to get dressed, and grab a little breakfast.  So I’ll transfer the washing and get my butt in gear.

HAve a great day and do something you like to do.

Maybe Spring Will Come!

The 3rd of Feb, with the sun shining through the front window, the promise of a day in the 40s, and nothing pressing to be done.  So this is where I’m at today.  I have finished

The Shari Lapena novel and will purchase her other two books.

This was a murder mystery that kept you guessing all the way through with hints of who the guilty one was. It was worth the read.

I just started this Black Orchid 

Neil Gaiman’s novel in a cartoon form with Dave Mckean illustrating  it. 

This is a classic that I’m not sure if I read it before but I certainly will read it now.

This is the front yard now with spikes of grass poking through the snow but I’ll probably see more before this evening comes.  The road is wet but no ice except at the edge so that is good.

Cindy was up before me this morning and she had fed the zoo.  It is one of my duties so it kinda set me off kilter.  She has left for work so I won’t see her until later today.

Lily knows where it is warm

In on my bed.

Onyx wants to share with her.

Next he cane out to help me at the computer.

He loves to get up at the screen and try to catch any movement I make.

Well I think I’ll go to my room and read a while.  Enjoy your day.