Wednesday, March 31, 2010

signs of spring...


Today is the first day I worked in the yard....other then last weekend when we repaired the bird houses and the bird bath.
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Today I decided I was going to work in the yard...
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1) I trimmed the bushes out front...I mean I really really trimmed the bushes way back...I don't like them to begin with and I figured if I butchered them to much we will get new ones this summer..
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2) I raked the middle island...need to get mulch soon..
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3) I cleaned up debriss from the screened in porch and then sweep the porch..it needs a good washing down with the power washer...that will be done another day.
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4) I see buds on all the fruit trees...that is so good to see...signs of spring..
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5) The worse job in the world....raking the dog bombs from all winter long.. UGh...I raked and raked and only did half the back yard.
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I am soooooooooooo sore in the shoulders and arms...but it is a good sore I think... Signs of spring beginning with aching muscles and I haven't even touched the garden.
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I did see signs of strawberries...I was tickled silly...it was a surprise for me....I like surprises like that.
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The birds are building nest like crazy.
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Hopefully tomorrow I will finish the dog bombs..
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My hubby brought home Pizza Pizza tonight.....It was sooooooooooo good not to cook and the pizza was good to.
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Oh and after dinner I decided to cut Remmy (golden retreiver) hair, he is not crazy about hair cuts...Didn't finish because he can only sit for so long... So the front half is all nice and trimmed and his back half, well it will be worked on tomorrow morning.
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Hope your day was a beautiful spring day...

wednesday...


Hebrews 11:6 "He that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him".
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How may times do I try and take control of everything and it doesn't work out...Then I come to God asking Him to take control and everything smooths out...sometimes not to what I wanted but what God wanted...
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The last few weeks I feel all I am doing is fighting with our health care provider...doing it all on my own...Then the last post I said God is in control and after writing the last post I prayed giving it all to God and saying what ever the outcome I will accept....well according to the auditor who is doing this audit has Dave and Kim saying they are eligible...Now we wait for my husbands work to confirm it.
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Yesterday was a beautiful day and so is today....Can't get any better....Suppose to be 77 today...what a difference...definitely will be working in the yard....YES!!!.
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I have learned one thing about myself this week...Russ and I decided to redo our budget and then we wanted to get off to a good start because we have some major things that will need to be done with this house....The roof is the main one...If it went today we have no money for it...So we decided to get the cars maintained last week and pay a few bills earlier than expected...so it left us with money for gas for Russ to get to work and very little for milk and eggs...totally forgetting that this weekend was Easter..We have a small amount in the savings and we decided that we will NOT go into it for Easter...Easter is not about food anyways...it is about what Christ did for us...Kim is coming from college and Dave and Dan will be here for dinner...Tim and Jessie aren't coming home for Easter.... So I dug into the chest freezer and found I had enough to make a Mexican fiesta dinner....No going to grocery store...I have no Easter candy...we don't need it...So I am making cupcakes and some fudge and some pecan bars..like we need that to....I am making due with what I have in the house... I also dug in the freezer to see what we have that will tide us over for the next 10 days....We have enough for 14 meals...I felt so blessed.. What happened is after paying everything I realized I needed to pay for registration for the truck and the trucks insurance....eek so it took a bite out of the savings... We just put a halt to any spending right now. I am going back to the days of being laid off....I don't like it but realized today that we must do this all the time....We know it will cost us about $5K to have the roof done..
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This morning I was craving McDees for breakfast....I had my own money...we are still getting our allowances...I thought $5 for #2 at McDees isn't bad... So I was getting ready to go...And as I got to the garage door I heard this little voice in my head saying you have English muffins and eggs and you have diet pepsi...make your own...No I don't have the hash brown or the sausage but I don't need those high saturated fat things...I close the door and headed to the kitchen and made my own egg cheese mcmuffin with out all the grease and had a diet pop...yeah i know pop is bad... I liked that voice with in me today....I need that positive reinforcement...So I feel I won...
I am learning to make due with what I have and not just walking out the door to go to McDees or to the store...I also made a count of what I have in the chest freezer....I realized I have alot of yellow squash and zucchini left from my garden from last year....need to surf the net for recipes for them..
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Russ and I made a list of things we NEED to do in the back yard without it costing us...only labor..So we will be working on that this weekend if it doesn't rain...Hopefully it doesn't rain...I will be working today and cleaning up my back screened in porch...It is a mess from winter...I am looking forward to that..
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I hope your day is going great....

Monday, March 29, 2010

Busy weekend....

Good morning... Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend...

This is a picture of my daughter....she helped out at the Special Olympics are her college yesterday...she loves helping and has a heart for the mentally challegened...

Oh I need to clarify something...Some of the pictures I post I get the pictures from Microsoft clip art...Not all my pictures are mine..but I get them free from clip art...

Friday I went to get my oil changed and tires rotated and one of my tires patched that had a screw in it...So the car is done...

Saturday we took the truck to get the snow tires off and put the regular tires on back on...the truck got the oil changed to and of course they tried to push the flushes for it...I can't stand that...they did that will Kim's Saturn and 3 months later the car's transmission is gone...after the fact I found out if you don't do it through the life of the car don't get it done...wish I knew before hand...

Saturday we went to a flea market and I got 10 wine glasses for 10 cents each....Can't beat that and I bought a pillow so I can duplicate it one day...Another list of projects that I want to try....the list is very very long!! :)

Then Saturday afternoon Russ and I tackled the basements family room...We painted the walls and everything was right in the middle of the room....So we went through things...we have 3 piles...one for goodwill, one for trash and one for kids...the kids will probably go through the good will to...

Sunday we went to church and then we grocery shopped and fiddled around with craft projects...then Russ went out to the front yard and fixed all the bird houses...during this past winter some fell to the ground because the wires rusted out...I put out 2 new ones I had sitting in the garage....then we put back the concrete bird bath that had tipped over....I fed the birds and put water in the bird bath....It was so nice seeing everything done for the birds...the birds were happy...I have wood pecker that I call Woody of course and he is here every morning and late afternoon...he loves the suet....After eating the suet he crawls up the tree wiping his beak...I enjoy the birds so much....

I want to tell you something about health insurance....We have Blue Cross...we have had so much trouble with the appeal process....My daughter has no health insurance right now because they claim she isn't in school full time...So we had to appeal the process....the same with David now...With Dave they looked at a data base that was 3 years old...that was told to my husband....If you audit something shouldn't they be using up to date stuff.. not stuff that is 3 years old...So now we are appealing David........WELL over the weekend we got a bill that was for $364.10 from Russ's hand surgery that was last July....I never never throw away insurance information because of audits....So I call PCI and they said that our insurance rescinded the injection and took the money back...HUH?? Can you resend like that??? YUP!! Insurance companies do it all the time they told me....so I owe the $364.10...So I call Blue Cross and talk with them...I am put on hold after talking to the lady...I am told PCI owes me $9.90 I go from owing $364.10 to PCI to saying I was owed $9.90 from PCI....I said okay I am not complaining but I want to know why you rescinded it...I don't trust insurance companies...They couldn't tell me why they rescinded it...When I talked to PCI before talking to Blue Cross the lady told me that they are going to appeal to Blue Cross and to throw away the bill!!! Excuse me you told me to throw away the bill??? Notta chance....I'm keeping everything..Besides the bill says I am over 120 days late and it is ready to go to collections...Excuse me I just got this bill for the first time...Oh that is because it is dated since July so it has to be past 120 days...Oh my gosh I am just shaking my head...

The reason why I save all my insurance papers is because when my son who is 35 when he was 13 he had his appendix out....when he was 18 I received a bill from the surgeon stating they did a audit and we owed $545....HUH??? I had no proof because I had thrown out everything when we moved....

I have learned this morning that insurance companies can rescind or take back payments they have made and then the doctors will send you a bill...If you don't have proof to prove your screwed because it happened to us years ago and now it is happening again and I was able to go to the folder....BY the way I was so proud that I had this folder all organized...That has never happened before..usually I am digging and digging and chewing myself out because I am so unorganized and I was so tickled I could go right to the folder and pull it out..I think Russ was shocked to...So please keep your papers.....

So we will see if I owe $364.10 or getting back $9.90....I like the latter one the best....Oh Blue Cross told me that I should NOT pay the bill....

Have a great day and may it be filled with many blessings...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday...

Good morning....It's the only picture I could find with clouds...Besides I love the ocean to...it soothes my mind...

I have been on cloud nine since yesterday...Ever since the light bulb lit up in my mind about meeting my pen pal Cee.... My husband couldn't believe I had not thought about it before...He had already planned that if we went to Vegas I would meet Cee...It was the furthest from my mind...$$$'s were on my mind. I also had come to the conclusion I would never meet Cee on earth but in Heaven I would...I thought we would never be able to afford Vegas ever.... Sometimes being frugal does something to you and all you think about is saving money....Well I realized yesterday I was doing that...Things are changing in that area of my life...I will be frugal but it will NOT dominate my life like it has been doing.. I asked Russ last night if he was excited and he said yes....I asked what happens if Kim's friend decides not to get married in Vegas....He said we were still going...

Russ and I have never taken a vacation....The traveling we did is because of moves for work or going to someones funeral..we have never taken a trip...So when Russ told me we were going anyways no matter what we were going...So I am planning and planning because we are going to pay cash for it...no credit cards...just cash...I am thrilled for the challenge...

So I am planning big budget changes.....The number one thing we are stopping right now is eating out....we could probably pay for the trip just with that one cut back...yes it will be hard...I do have one gift card to Olive Garden I will use on my birthday.. we will go to lunch to...

Have to get my car oils changed at the dealership....I want to keep up with it since it is brand new..plus they wash and vacuum it out for free...well it is in with the oil change...Also my drivers side rear tire is low...screw in it...hopefully they can plug it...The tire has 6300 miles on it hopefully we can get a new tire for free....HUmmmmm I know that is far fetched...I'm going to vegas so I am going to try something to save money!!!

I am going to promise that I will not constantly mention Vegas...Right now it is all new to me and if I read it over and over I would never come back and read....

Have a great weekend...We are going to Sharples flea market tomorrow.....YEAH....I am looking forward to that and I never bargain with dealers you bet I will get the nerve up now...Of course watch me be a big chicken...balk balk balk.....

Hugs to you all..
Lisa

Thursday, March 25, 2010

bubbling with excitement.....

I can not contain myself today!!! I am so excited.....I am going to Vegas.....not for the reasons you think.....

My daughters best friend is getting married...Barbara wanted to do something very different with getting married...She asked us to come.. Kim is her matron of honor....Kim and I have been talking for a while today because of the expense of it all..I didn't want to spend this kind of money....My son got married last year and I just didn't want to spend money this year...So I told my daughter that we were not going to go... She said she understood....Kim wanted me there because she would have no one after Barb and Brandon got married...I really didn't want her in Vegas by herself...

THEN a light bulb went off in my head...I have had this special friend in my life for many years...Cee, you know exactly how long...All I know is Cee is a gift to me from God..We have been together for along time. But you see we have never met...We are pen pals... We met through a magazine called Country Decorating Ideas...Our birthdays are the same day...April 15th...yes tax day and that makes us special!!! HEE HEE.. The light bulb went off in my head because all of a sudden I realized that Cee is in Vegas and I can meet her for the very first time... What a wonderful Blessing that would be...I am so excited and I called Russ at work and somehow had to break the news to him that I wanted to go to vegas....Ha ya wanna hear this one?? He said he had already thought of getting us together....I was like what did you say...He said honey you never have had a vacation...why not.....I wanted to jump through the phone!!! This is so out of the loop for me...and I am all so for it....I will be really really saving pennies and picking up every penny I see on the ground so I can go....Yahoo....Did I tell you I am so excited!!!!

Have a great day......



Wednesday, March 24, 2010

planting...

Good morning....Yesterday I took back my life to what it was a year ago..Living a more simplistic life... I don't like it when I get off track....it's miserable really. Well I am miserable and then anyone around me gets miserable....
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Yesterday I went to Home Depot...Dan came along and it was nice...He is so into redoing the basement where he is living at now.. the Junk -it way... He has spurred me on to living a simple life again..
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After going to Home Depot and buying spaghetti squash seeds and some organic fertilizer and bird seed I came home and looked around in the garage...My front porch is boring!!! A few weeks ago we went to an auction and there were 2 wooden barrels...one was small and one was medium in size...We won both with our bids of $2.50 for both...After getting home you get the buyers remorse and ask one self what are you going to do with them??? Well I looked at them yesterday and thought about turning them upside down and putting one of our animal statues on it for the time being...when it is warm enough I will buy some flowers and put them on the barrels..the barrels have one opened end...so naturally the opened end is on the bottom...So I put a bunny on one and frog on the other...then I put out a small flag that is a spring one...then we had bought some metal yard art last summer that is of flowers and are painted in pretty colors...I brought them out...It was nice working on that project...I fed the birds and there feeders were filled...It felt good working outside and in the sun... I was going to rake the front yard today but that won't happen till Thursday or Friday.
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This year I am going to have some containers along the walk way with edible food...Peppers... and the different colored peppers...I just want to plant things that are edible right now..
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After working outdoors I came in the house and got my seed trays out...I planted all 100 of the little pots...It felt so good working in some kind of dirt....I planted Spaghetti squash, butternut squash, acorn squash and yellow squash, and zucchini, I planted pickling cucumbers, cooking pumpkins for pies and some jack o lantern pumpkins, peppers, okra, watermelon.. Hope they will take off...I am hoping I am not to late...I don't think we can put anything into the ground till the end of April..unless the weather has changed for the good...they are talking up near 70 the end of the week and warmer next week....snow maybe this weekend....I have peas and beans and other things that I will be putting into the ground...It has taken me along time this year to get motivated because of the unusual weather.. I am excited now..
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Russ wants to buy 3 established grape vines......We are planting on both sides of the house this year....and other places...This year we have to keep an eye out on that stupid wild bur cucumber vine we had....UGH...We are going to plant some corn so we can tell what the vine looks like....I thought I had done good with acorn squash...and the wild cuke vine killed my acorn...so Russ said we can keep an eye out on the burr cuke...same with the creeping Virginia creeper vine..it killed the grape vines that were doing well...Thanks to me feeding the birds they drop seeds to these plants.... I love feeding the birds...So it is a toss up and I need to decide....well as I said I feed the birds yesterday and I will have to keep on top of these wild vines that are worth nothing..
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Today I actually took the time to read some blogs and made some comments..I know it is a shock...I love reading your blogs and I love learning all the adventures people are uncovering on their land...I didn't like how my life was spiraling out of control with chaos...so now I have taken control of it again... I am learning to take your ideas in gardening and putting it to action on my little piece of land God provided to us...God tells us to prepare and have Faith in him...I am very thankful for my land God provided for us...it is just the right size...I can't handle anything bigger and God knew that...I can prepare healthy foods for my family and for the winter months... I found out Jessie my daughter in law loves cherry tomato's...well I am planting a cherry tomato plant for her.
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I hope everyone has a fantastic day and may it be filled with many many blessings.
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Till next time...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Simplicity

My Blogs title doesn't even reflect this year so far....A year or so ago with alot of prayer I wanted a more simplistic life...For years I have felt the Lord calling me to a more simplistic life style and I know that is the way I should be going... This year I have been side tracked or things coming up..I know life isn't all Rosy all the time...I love life....But I feel it has been so full of chaos since January... Today I am taking back simplicity in my life...

Alot of people have had the winter blues and now it is spring alot of people are still crabby with what is happening with the economy..One of my sons is so worried about this health care situation and the fine they will make him pay...As he was putting on his work shoes yesterday after he super glued them together to hold through another work day, he murmured and said I can barely afford a new pair of work shoes and they will fine me $750 if I don't get health care...I make to much money for assistance in anything but yet not enough to have health care benefits taken out of my checks...So what makes them think by making me get it that it is going to help...I feel bad for him.. I have 4 kids.... 2 of them I am fighting for them to stay on our health care....one is married and has health care and my older one can't afford it....the 2 I am fighting for so they are able to stay on our plan would be in the same situation as the one that doesn't have health insurance.. So many stresses in ones life...not mine but my kids and everyone else that doesn't have health care...I understand something needs to be done...but what?? Can I complain and whine about what is going on?? I have health care for the time being...If Russ would get laid off no one would accept us because of our heart conditions......I am fortunate to have it as of right now, but when you don't have it, you are scared to death if something happens, we need something but what?? What is the magic health care plan?? ...I do feel our freedom has been compressed...But what do we do...I don't like how they shoved this health plan thru without even reading it..I don't like how much it is going to cost us and my children down the road...it doesn't seem fair at all.... Obama is going to sign the bill today...then on Thursday he is coming to Iowa City to gloat about it and I thought he said once it is thru he was going to work on the economy but he is still trying to convince everyone it is a good bill...So many are against it...So many people stressed about it....

I have turned off the TV....I am praying for our Country...whether you like what is going on or you don't like what is going on please pray for our country as it is divided big time...

As I was sitting and thinking about my blogs title last night, I feel I need to go back to living a homespun simplistic life...where I was a year ago.. I made many changes this year and I have fallen off the band wagon because life has been so hectic....it's a lousy excuse and I have that excuse..I need to be stronger in my beliefs for a better healthier life...I am back on track with that as of today..

Guess what I did??? I bought 2 seed trays and some seed packets and I am going to plant some seeds...I may be to late...I wasn't going to plant seeds this year...I missed it so much...Dan was checking out the seeds I got...Out of my 4 kids he is the only one that really appreciates fresh veggies.. So he told me I did good !! HA...

I am going to work in the garden this afternoon....I will do inside work while it is still cool this morning...I am so looking forward to working in the garden...

I hope where ever you are that you have an abundance of sunshine and may your day be full of blessings...

Sunday, March 21, 2010

a lot to say.... :)

Hope your weekend has been a great one...
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I will start off with my daughter heading back to college in her car....it's a 2004 neon...it great shape and boy oh boy when she left it sounded so good... We had a friend who checked out the car before buying it.
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Here is Kim by her new car...

The seat covers are penguins because she loves Pittsburgh Penguins... the thing on the dash board I think it is a beanie baby or something like a beanie baby and it is a turtle...She also has a Jesus bobble head that goes on the dash...but we didn't have black tape and she has some at school....

Here is her car and she is heading back to school....I am sure everyone will be so happy for her...she has had so many car problems with her last one.. Her old car which was a Saturn was a 1998....Affordable auto where she bought this car gave her $400 for the Saturn ...He told her that the engine was in pretty good shape and she goes it has a brand new starter...What he was going to do is use her old car for spare parts...she was a bit sad she was getting rig of it...But when she found out that the car was going to be used as a organ donor for other Saturn's she was very happy about that.....
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We also found out my husbands company decided to cancel the health insurance on our daughter...when Russ called HR about it, HR said the Blue Cross said to cancel it...when he called Blue Cross they said HR said to cancel it...So because of that we need to appeal it...So Friday night we had to get a letter out appealing it...we had to copy her school records and send it....in the mean time Russ's work had a auditor checking the whole health system...So we filled out the papers a month or so ago...If you filled out the paper there would be no problem...So we got them on in time....then we got this letter stating we were selected randomly to fill out more paper work...this time they wanted our 1040 so we could see if we claimed Dave and Kim and we did...Kim and Dave even had to sign papers with there student numbers and social security numbers on....Russ checked last night and they approved Kim but not Dave...huh?? Blue Cross approved it so did HR....On top of that with Kim she hasn't had medical insurance according to HR since Jan 5th...that's when she turned 21...well the paper we got from Blue Cross said she will be cancelled as of April 1st...nothing jives with HR and Blue Cross... UGH.... The only thing we can think of with Dave because I have the official transcripts of his classes is that he is taking a FULL load of online courses....I think maybe that is why they will deny coverage...so we are going to have to fight this one to..
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Friday night I was suppose to go to the book club meeting and I couldn't go because Russ and I had to get all the stuff gather together because of the health insurance issue....plus with sitting at car dealerships for 2 days I never had the chance to finish the book..
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Saturday afternoon I was starting to get a scratchy eye.....this morning I woke up with something that looks like pink eye....So I didn't go to church....Am wearing no makeup and I realized the mascara I have been wearing is older then 6 weeks old...I can NOT use mascara over 6 weeks old...it causes me to get eye irritation so bad and I put it on yesterday afternoon before going out...I have tried every brand....I used over the counter pink eye stuff and my eye looks so much better this afternoon...A little scratchy but no red....
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Saturday I went again to David's Bridal...NOOOOOO Kim is not getting married...I can't wait tho to go with her to pick hers out...Well she did show me her dress she likes...Now she needs to find a Godly man ....Her best friend Barbara is getting married and Kim is the Matron of Honor...Barbara asked me to go...She really wanted me to go....I wasn't going to but her mom wasn't going and I am like her second mom...I couldn't say no...I did enjoy it because I knew what to expect from my Son's wedding last year... It was a nice time...The girl that was helping here thought I was her mom.. I said no but she is almost like a daughter..
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While I was gone at the Bridal shop, Russ painted the end wall down in the family room....today Russ and I did the third wall....The family room is totally done!! YAHOO... I only have a little more to paint....but we will need to get another gallon to do that....I shouldn't say a little more because it is quite a bit...I love the color....it is a deep beige....Just so pretty with wine colored carpet....I can't wait to start decorating it.
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One of my sons who is Dave, is apartment shopping with a friend...They came here to go shopping for odds and ends...Dave was asking me if he could have this or that...Come August with all of Tim's stuff out of here and all of Dave's gone we will have a lot of room...right now we have there stuff all over....My sewing room that houses Dave's bed and dresser and computer desk will be gone....I am already planning big time for counter tops in that bedroom that will become a craft area totally...not a craft area and spare room....Tim's old room will become a guest room...
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I am going to ask you to pray for my older son Dan... Many know what I have been through with him and I am just asking you to pray for him..
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Next week I will work on the garden...I want to turn the soil and I want to crush egg shells and all that....I can not wait to organize the area....The great thing is Russ is wanting to do things and has visions in what he wants to do....We are both itching to do things....
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I hear my hubby pulling up...he went to Harbor Freight Tools to look around..He needed some time in a Man's store...hee hee.
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Have a great weekend and may it be filled with many blessings..
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Friday, March 19, 2010

I'm bushed...

I hope everyone had a wonderful week...
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Ours was busy with the kids coming home from college...
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My daughters cars transmission decided to die....We have to be thankful it was during spring break and we were able to bring it home... So for the last 2 days we have sat in dealerships listening to their bull... Kim knew what she wanted to spend and how much she could afford...after all she is going to school to be an accountant...They weren't prepared for 2 women to say no and not tire to there stories...boy did we hear stories to try and wear us down....We decided to go to Affordable Auto and they were the nicest people in the world...no bull at all...told us how it was... It was great...she saw her car on Thursday and we went this morning and a friend checked out the car and test drove it and saw some minor things and they fixed them on the spot..Richard has bought 2 cars from them before....Kim is tickled silly with her new car...I am thankful she will have a reliable car.. Below is a picture of her new car which is called the bumble bee ...it has a sun roof...
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Kim told me she is a real adult now....she has a car loan all in her name and has insurance in her own name...we aren't attached to it anymore...she likes being an adult in that way...she has low payments because she didn't go for a high priced brand new one like the dealers were trying to talk her into...and one tried the whole leasing thing on her to and she flat out told him that it is a bad deal and that he wasn't listening to her and she won't deal with him and walked out...What a girl...I went out beaming that they thought they had 2 dumb women....I could write a book about the bull they tried on us!!!.
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The two pictures above are of the ceramic bowl I made when I visited my son and his wife...I was a dissappointed in it..to me it looks like some scribbled it....so I decided to put some raffia in and set in tie dye eggs that were my moms...she blew the gunk out and then tie dyed them..I love them....then I set a chicken in the middle...excuse the mess on the table...The crocks behind it is what I won at a auction...
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Have a great weekend..




Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thursday already

Just a quick post this morning...

I have had my college age kids home...well that's all I really have in kids..they are all college age...I am a empty nester other wise...

Monday was a sad day for a couple across the street...there marriage is over...totally over.... She left and won't come back and I don't blame her. I know more but won't get into it....it's sad...

Tuesday my daughter called and said something was wrong with her car and that she is not putting another dime into this car....those are my words that are much nicer...Ones who know my daughter never utters a nasty word..but she uttered some pretty colorful words...actually I don't think they are colorful....I don't blame her...

Tuesday Tim and Jessica came to stay a few nights...Don't think they knew what they were going to get into.......

Wednesday....Tim and Jessica and I went to rescue my daughter and her car.... transmission is going rather fast...no reverse...drive is starting to go....Tim drove it back to Cedar Rapids...it is sitting in my front yard positioned to go forward to the junk yard or dealership....

Thursday- Kim is excited about looking for a new car..or a new used car...It will be fun looking with her...She will be taking the pick up with her back to school on Monday....I will be with out a car next week probably....

I am looking at this as a blessing for me....I feel at times that I am pulled in every direction when I have a car....With out having a car next week I can get the basement painted.....painting has been put on the back burner...I don't understand why I picked spring break to try and paint...I think I do this to myself to torture myself....UGH....With out a car I can say NO to people...I have a hard time saying no...I am dreaming of getting things done next week...will see..I know one thing I know I won't have to worry about Kim...She will have reliable transportation....I will have her car facing forward to go somewhere if there is an emergency....

I am no where close to finishing my book club book and we are meeting tomorrow night......I am having a hard time with it....Kim and I have discussed it because she has read it..she liked it, I do like it...it's just hard to explain...must keep reading it when I have a few minutes here and there....

Well I need to get a few things done and then go car hunting with my darling daughter....keep the sales people from pressuring my daughter...

Have a great day and may it be filled with many many Blessings......

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

What makes people snap.....


Yesterday was a pretty good day until the afternoon...
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I will start with the good stuff....My son Dan asked if he could come on monday (yesterday) to do his wash instead of Wednesday...I said sure.....you can do me a favor....uh oh he says...he knows I don't ask favors much and when I do ask a favor it's a biggie... So I went and picked up Dan and came home and called Dave to ask if he can come over to....Dave is the same as Dan uh oh what now mom... Well I will grill some burgers if you help move that big entertainment center.....Sure I will come and Josh is coming to help to...We have no food in the house....hummmmm I need to dig through the freezer to see if I have more hamburger patties...Phew!!! I had 7 alltogether...Yeah I get one...they will all get two....So they moved the E-center and they got grilled burgers...mine fell through the slats and burned to a crisp...oh well my burger was not meant to be.. I had a nice time with the guys...Bought more burgers for another big favor...feed the belly and you get help....HEE HEE.. My boys would have done it anyways...but they would have come alot slower...The guys left to buy food and look at another places to live...Dave and Josh's apartment lease is up in August...they can't live there anymore because they won't be going to the community college anymore and where they are living is with the C. College...So they went looking for places.
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Okay with the title of my blog....What makes people snap...
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Yesterday directly across the street the couple with 2 young kids...the parents were arrested...it's sad that the kids had to see this happen...I read today it was domestic abuse with injuries with both,....I did not see them hurting but I never did see the domestic abuse...I didn't know what was happening until Tim and Jessie walk in and there were 2 squad cars out front...we watched .....yes we were very nosey and I wish I weren't...They hand cuffed the father and took him to the squad car...they walked the mother to the other squad car and let her in and then hand cuffed her...they did not hand cuff her in front of her kids...I thought it was really thoughtful...Last night several relatives were loading the cars of his and her stuff and the kids stuff..today they came back and got more stuff...She was there putting things in the cars...so she is out of jail...
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I have seen this couple in action as parents...What I have seen they are good parents...did the economy make them snap at each other??? I don't know...I know when Russ was layed off we never snapped at each other...I just don't get domestic abuse like that....I don't understand it...It's not for me to judge but only to pray...So if you can send up a prayer for the kids...and for the parents to find out what is causing them to snap.
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Thank you.......

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sunny day

Today we have an abundance of sunshine....oh what a beautiful day....
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First I have to say that my heart goes out to everyone that is in the Northeastern part of the U.S.A......goodness you have had your fare share of weather this year...I am praying for you all.
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It's getting hard to blog each and everyday and I usually don't blog on the weekends because I just don't have the time. I am going to blog when I have things to share...
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This weekend was a very busy and I enjoyed it...I love being busy..
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Friday I went to a spa treatment...it was fun...being with some fantastic ladies made it fun.. I will be holding one for the consultant...She is just starting out and I think it would be fun to have a co-ed one with friends...yes I would love to see men having a spa treatment...I know some are going to groan and balk..
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Saturday morning Russ and I had planned to go to an auction.....we went to it up in Toddville and we didn't see anything we liked and came back to the one at Hawkeye Downs and saw everything we liked....I only spent $8 on crocks....I am being very picky on things I am bidding on...I am trying to clear the house and not bring more things in to the house....Russ spent $29...he bid on things that I was interested in but didn't do it because I was really watching out on some other things...So he won them for me...sweet, I love this guy....he did bid on walking canes for himself...he loves collecting them and he is going to sand them down and re-stain them....I told Russ when we need them in the future we can have our choice of the day....he has about 25 now...some pretty cool looking ones to..
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Saturday still--- my daughter had come home from college on Friday and I saw her for about 10 minutes before going to the spa treatment....I asked her if she wanted to come but she said no that she was tired...she had some mid term exams last week and she wanted to sleep...when we came home from the auctions around 1pm she was just getting up... I was feeling guilty when she comes home and I left for the spa treatment and then we went off to the auction but she never realized we had left and come back....so the guilties were gone from me..
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Saturday afternoon still--- Russ and I have been wanting to paint the family room in the basement....every time we make plans someone comes home or we have another thing to do on that weekend...we have had the paint for 5 months now....We asked Kim if she wanted to do anything and she said no that she wanted to veg out and I said okay...so Russ and I went to work on one wall.....We have a HUGE entertainment center that we needed to paint the wall before moving it back...this family room has been in a jumbled mess for months...it's just Russ and I so we don't use it much......So we got the wall painted...the walls have been white for so long and to make this wall a darker color is so nice...I forgot the name of the color...ha...it's like a tan but a deeper tan.. All I know is I am loving it....Russ and I can not move the entertainment center...so hopefully tomorrow it will be moved...or today depending if Dan can help Dave....then it will be moved today...I am hoping today...maybe bribe the guys some grilled burgers..I don't know...I just want to get this family room all painted and moved around so I can decorate...I am not a person that lets things drag on and on and this has been such a thing that has dragged and dragged on....it feels sometimes like everything is against me in getting this room done...I am going to get the room done this week......
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The big huge moose is down ....It is all back in the garage and it will NOT be going back up for a while...I don't look at it's big wooden butt anymore when I look out my front window..If I can't grab things in a few moments it will not be going out next winter....Sorry birds you can't sit on his antlers anymore...that was cute to see them lined up on the antlers....My hubby was pouting because he like the moose he made.
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Sunday- We went to church.....it was nice but not what I am use to....It was Youth Sunday....Our Youth Pastor Preached and he did a great job but it was sooooooo hard to hear him....Our Youth Pastor takes risk and I love how he does....Pastor Keith you rock... Ashley one of our youth's sang in the worship team and she looks and sings just like mom....they both have these wonderful fantastic voices....they rock to...I am enjoying church...
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After church is when we took down the huge moose and then we finally were able to sit and talk with Kim and Dave....Dave came and helped with the moose...Then Dave left and then Kim had to go back to school... She has to work 3 days and then she will be back home for 4 days..
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Tim and Jessica will be coming tomorrow for a couple of days....this week will be busy with coming and going of my kids....I sure hope the weather stays the same....it would be nice to grill and just relax for a few days with my adult kids...it's so different now...all grown ups....no more parenting...sweet..
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Today is a beautiful day......heat off and windows open..this Saturday they are talking snow showers....
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Have a wonderful day and may it be filled with many blessings....

Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday...

I can't wait to dig and dig and dig.....oh goodness it can't come soon enough....but first we need to clean up the back yard from all the dog stuff...goodness all winter long it has been hidden under all that snow...yuk....I went out in the back yard and I cringed...this weekend we will work on it..
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I need to let you know about my friend who I asked you to pray for....Her biospy was benign....I am so happy for her...It's like a new lease in life has just begun again.... I have been through it and I know the relief of what she is going through when it is benign.
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My kids are coming home for spring break...I am looking forward to seeing them...Kim wasn't going to come home till next wednesday...but she may come home tonight...YIPPY..
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My daughter in law sent me pictures via cell phone in what my ceramics look like...they look so pretty...my spoon rest is so red!!.
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I don't have much to post today.....went grocery shopping yesterday and paid bills and clean up a bit....no crafts...no time for it...but will make time today..
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Russ and I are going to an auction tomorrow....we can't wait...like we need more stuff but we LOVE LOVE auctions....so much fun..will be looking for linens...can't get enough of that kinda of thing..
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Have a great weekend...
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Till next time..

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thunder, Robins and no snow...

The week is almost over and the kids will be coming home for spring break...I am looking forward to it.
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This week to me has flown by...which only means one thing...It is getting closer to see my ceramics....and of course my kids.
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Please pray for a good friend of mine...I won't go into it but God knows who she is and she is waiting results to find out if she has cancer or not...I was no prepared when I went with her for a second visit...I just thought it was just to recheck and everything would be fine...She has great faith and I do to, but one is not prepared for such a thing....now is a waiting game..Pray for her peace and that it is benign..
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There is no more snow on the ground...at least in my yard...Moose is no longer surrounded by snow and that huge thing will be coming down...in no way will we be putting that thing up again...if we can't grab it fast then things will not go out...Last night the turkey came off the mail box....Now I have to make something springy to go up on the mail box.....In the winter I think I will put a snow man on the mail box and then it won't matter how long it stays up when we have snow...I am a stickler that you take down things and not leave your stuff up...I know this winter was really weird, for now on I will be decorating for weird winters that's for sure..
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Last night I was so engrossed in a Hallmark movie and I was hearing some bangs out side...It sounded like a dump trunk after it dumps it's load and you hear that big bang it does....the I saw flashes of light and then both Russ and I realized it was thunder in what we were hearing...we were kinda in shock...but then again it is nearing spring and it is March...so the signs of spring are coming fast which I am not complaining....now we just need things to dry out a bit...I love going to sleep when we have a thunder storm...It was during night lightening in Florida when I accepted Christ at our home at 32 place....I watched the night lightening for hours on the front porch with my mom and I thought Christ was coming then because the whole sky lit up and it was spectacular light show....I slept that night like a baby in some clouds....it was awesome and I will never forget that night..So I love going to bed with a thunderstorm...I know I know weird...
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Yesterday I saw Robins around in peoples yards and I was so jazzed by it...another sign of spring is arriving fast....I am so excited to get started on the garden and I look out and there is so much to do.......Hopefully in the next few weeks I can spend some time each day working in the gardening.
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Till next time may you be blessed with many blessings...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Good Morning...

Yesterday was something else... I had everything planned and nothing went as planned..
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Yesterday morning I had the TV on while I was working on some bills....the TV went off...I thought that was odd...So I went into another room to see if it worked and it didn't...So cable was out...I checked the Internet and that was out...I started questioning myself did I send the bills....I know I did but those thoughts went through my mind...I was doing a couple of things and thought let me see if some others have cable and net... My phone wasn't working.. I could send text messages north of us but I couldn't send or talk to Russ or my other son Tim...I couldn't send a message to my other sons either....weird and I know I paid my cell bill and I don't have a land line anymore...Russ tried calling and the call kept getting lost...So I decided to drive to Verizon...The parking lot was filled and I walked in and they were explaining to everyone that the system is down and so is media com??? HUH??? I thought that was weird...They explained that someone cut the line??? What line does Media Com and Verizon share??? I don't know that much about this kind of techie stuff...I was happy that I knew the problem...That I wasn't in the dark because of something happening.....
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No TV, NO Internet and NO phone...Talk about feeling so left out of what was happening...I could get Sinclair channels on the Media com ..mayb 10 channels...why did media com go out and not Sinclair??
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Russ comes home and says to me we need to remember about On Star....I could have gone out in the garage and called him from the car....HA...never crossed my mind on that!! I will remember next time something like that happens...Need to give my kids the number and I realized I must keep that On star when it is due..
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I can see now!!! Oh I am thrilled....I have my new glasses and I can sew or crochet and then look up and see the TV or what I need to look up at...The computer is a breeze....I can look at the screen and see the keyboard to......Oh what a joy!!! I am thrilled!!!! Never again will I not get bifocals.
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Well I want to tell you something....In the last year I have made many changes in my life....and I continue to change bad habits for good habits and I am discontinuing toxins in my life....One change is that I quit the spraying of the yard....So when the annual bill came I wrote a letter saying I was not renewing....That was in December....Well ever since I told them I would discontinue they have been calling 2 to 3 times a week asking the reason why...I tell them the same thing over and over...we can not afford it this year...Then the speech comes that they will drop it in price...I told them no...Well I have been getting upset because they will NOT take no for an answer....So last week I got a call on Tuesday....I told them no once again....10 minutes later another person called about spraying my trees and shrubs I told them no once again....Then Friday when I was at yarn ladies I saw the number and ignored the call....Saturday morning at 9:30 am they called...same guy his name is Chad...I explained to him that I have told him over and over since December that I am not renewing it...that I do not want him calling me again...that I call it harassment now...He was shocked that I was saying that...I am sure I will be getting more calls and I am not sure what I can do...He told me on this call to call him when I want to return...I said I would never be using them again....3 months same thing I told him over and over....I know they are trying to keep business...I know in this economy he needs work but to harass you over and over when you say no over and over, I will never go back to them...
Nor will I ever use chemicals on my lawn again...I want to eventually plant edible plants out front...I never had the back yard done because of the dogs......this year I will have edible plants in pretty containers out front...I will not say what company I used....Because some people love having their yards looking perfect...I never had a problem with their work...My front yard was free of weeds and looked so nice and pretty....so the work they did was not shoddy... I chose to go toxic free...it's my choice...I just needed to vent about them not leaving me alone...
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Does anyone have any ideas how to get rid of moles??? Or a chipmunk leaving trails in your yard.. I know you must get rid of grubs to get rid of the moles....any natural way to get rid of grubs???....
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Thank you for stopping by today....May your day be filled with many blessings...

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Ceramics and toilet repairs...

Hope you had a wonderful weekend...Ours flew by so fast..
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Friday night I went to yarn ladies and I enjoyed it so much...Had two little dogs sitting by me...I enjoyed being with other ladies so much that night...more then they know..
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Saturday Russ and I went to Ames to visit my son and daughter in law...Jessica wanted me to come and try my hand at ceramics.. It was a lot if fun....We went out for a early dinner afterwards..
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Sunday we woke and went to church...It is nice being connected again....We have been so lazy and full of excuses why we didn't go...We didn't stay for pot luck because in our bathroom the toilet was making the noise that it was leaking water down the toilet....we tried everything...Adjusting the ball in the tank....nothing worked, so we knew we needed to fix the stuff inside the tank....So we went to Menards to pick up the part....well Russ took out the old and when he took out the old a plastic part broke in half that was in the center of the tank....Back to Menards to get that piece...I got out the trusty do it yourself home repair books and realized you have to take the tank off and turn it upside down..Russ was really upset with himself because he felt it was his fault and it was costing more money...he thought this was going to be an easy fix....so we get it all together and you have to attach something to the handle...well the part to hook the chains on it for the handle was all rusted and the holes weren't there anymore....3rd trip back to Menards to get a new handle...as we were getting things rung up the girl recognized us and Russ goes yeah it's our 3 rd trip and she goes you have to look at it this way it is much cheaper then a plumber on the weekends...I wanted to hug her...I told her thank you for telling us that because she was so right...Russ's attitude changed after that and you could see the stress leave him...Poor Guy...Usually things like this stress me out and it didn't...I wanted to laugh about it... I told Russ we have 2 other bathrooms and I'm not worried...He just kept saying that it was suppose to be an easy fix....I told him guess what everything will be replace inside the tank now we don't have to change this one for 10 years!! I then said guess what we know how to do the other 2 if they go bad...no plumbers!!!.
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Here is some pictures of the things we made at the ceramic study..


This is a 12 inch pasta bowl....It is painted but has not had the glaze painted on it nor has it been fired...the colors will come out much brighter....I can not wait till I get it back....Jessica and Tim will be picking up and bringing it home this Friday....It blew my mind that next week is spring break....So this Friday I will see my finished product and will have pictures of it....The colors are deep yellow and red and purple fleck paints....It will be a swirl pattern...When I get it back I will be putting real eggs that my mom blew out the eggy part out then tied dyed the eggs years ago....I have almost 2 dozen of them ....Every thing my mom touched she created something beautiful out of it...I know they will look fantastic in this bowl...
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This is a spoon holder that I will have on top of my flat top stove...I don't have a spoon rest and I have always wanted one...so I made one....same pattern as the bowl..
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Russ painted a mug...it's a beer mug but he doesn't know if he will use it ever....He liked my idea of blending all the colors..
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Jessica made this plate.. She showed me alot of her plates she has made...they are all beautiful....I thought her work was fantastic....I can't wait to see the end result on hers to...It's her moms favorite flower..
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This is my son Tim who really didn't want to be there...Jessica has been going with her friend and it was the first time he has been there...He did a mosaic thing..I forgot what it is...something to do with wine....he made if for Jessica....her initials are on it.. J J..
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I have to tell you he got me pretty good with a practical joke...When we went to pay for the ceramics I snuck in and paid for every ones....He wasn't happy with me...So when we went out to eat I put my purse down by my foot....How we were sitting no one could come and get it...Well somehow this child of mine got my purse...I went bent down to pick up my purse and it wasn't there...I checked all around my chair....I told Russ someone took my purse...Jessica had no clue Tim did it...I was getting really upset....Tim goes mom I have it..Jessica almost hit him..She gave him a stern talking to that you don't mess with our purses....He was laughing so hard.. I was NOT amused!!! He said mom you paid for the ceramics and we are paying for the meal...UGH!!! Russ tried to grab the booklet from the waiter but Tim was to fast...I don't like my kids paying for things when they are in college....I just don't feel it is right... I told him I would get him back good!!! I have to think of something...
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All in all I had a wonderful weekend...from ceramics to the toilet...all I know is with the toilet water is not going down the drain and we are saving $$$'s in that way...no more waste..
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Monday is catch up day with cleaning...
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Till next time...




Friday, March 5, 2010

Alice and Dotties

Good morning to you .. Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and free of snow...
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It's a gorgeous morning already...The sun is coming up and it is already bright outside.. Just beautiful..
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15 by the 15th of April... I want to lost 15 by the 15th....So far it is going great....hard to get back on track with the whole point system..
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Alice and Dotties....A few people know what Alice and Dotties is. And it may trigger memories to..
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Alice and Dotties was a ceramic studio...I have been flooded by these memories the last few days...They are fun memories with a few friends ...In my teens Louann and Silvia and I would bike or walk to Alice or Dotties or we would get rides from our parents......I am not sure if there were more of us that went... Louann jog my memory if you can...I remember making ash trays for my parents and snails and rabbits and all sorts of things we made for Christmas...Even that ceramic christmas tree with the little holes in it to put lights in... We would paint and then glaze and then leave it for Dotty or Alice to put it in the kiln...The anticipation to pick it up after it went through the kiln to see the creations we made.. For the most part we like the results...We got pretty good with the ceramics.. I would baby sit and paid everything with my baby sitting money...Those were the days ...Alice and Dottie's place wasn't very big...well it was a nice space but the molds and ceramics that were already poured and waiting to be bought soon was squeezing the work space...we had a narrow walk ways to walk...Alice and Dotty ALWAYS made you feel welcomed..They loved the fact young teens were interested...I remember looking at Alice and Dottie's hands, they were rough from the clay...but to me they were hands that created clay into something beautiful.....
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My daughter in law Jessica is into ceramics...Tim and Jessica have been asking me to come and visit because Jessica wants to take me to this ceramic place....she had no idea that I use to do ceramics...So when I got all excited about it she was thrilled when I told her what I use to do.. She is thrilled that I would love to go with her..I can't wait...I haven't done ceramics since I was a teen..A LONG time ago...I have always wanted to learn pottery and using a pottery wheel...with kids it just wasn't going to happen...Would love to make my own pottery and then having a kiln to fire the creations...It's not to late to start...I am going to check things out if there is a place in town.....Jessica is an hour and 45 minutes away..Would love to take lessons to use a pottery wheel..
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Tomorrow Russ and I are going to go visit Tim and Jessica and I will be going with Jessica to the ceramic shop...I am like a kid waiting in anticipation... They provide all the tools....$7 for tools and paint and of course I have to buy the piece I want to paint...Tomorrow can not come fast enough for me... I plan on taking pictures..
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Tonight is yarn ladies night and I am looking forward to that.. I am so glad I have decided to join some fantastic ladies tonight..
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Hope you have a wonderful wonderful weekend ahead...
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Many Blessings to you all..

Thursday, March 4, 2010

bird in flight


Just wanted to show a picture of a bird in flight....I love watching the birds....
I look at this picture and it looks like the buildings are so close...they are close but not that close...they are apartments and garages...actually the garages keep everything blocked off..
Nothing much happening today...It's winding down from being so cold...Had my sliding glass doors opened today and I also had the front door open with the storm door locked and the sun was streaming in through the storm door and the cats were loving the sun and watching birds out the front door area...
We are saving up for new kitchen flooring for the dining room and kitchen....should be mid April before we can buy it..
I am regretting reheating pizza last night...I bought it last friday night when my daughter came home and I bought an extra one so she could eat it over the weekend...she didn't because she went out with friends...I thought Dave would stop by and eat it and he didn't want it...well it was a whole pizza from Pizza Pizza...I know it was only $5 but I could not see throwing it away..So I reheated it and it was good, but my stomach has been aching all day long...Russ said he is okay...it might be just the thought that it was a little older then I usually reheat things.. I just feel blah!!
I did manage to mop the floors and clean the kitchen appliances....I wanted to take down the curtains and wash them...not going to happen today...
Have a great day....

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

afghan


Good morning to you...
Just wanted to show the afghan I just completed this week that took me a lot of time to finish...My cat Molly loves it..she curled up on it....she loves blankies...
I have a very busy day ahead and I am wishing that everyone has a fantastic day...
Aunt Bobby I am praying that you heal quickly..Please be carefull..I do care...Todd has been keeping me posted.. This winter has been wicked for everyone...Stay safe in the house for the time being...The picture I got with the contraption on your arm is something else...Take care...
Many Blessings to everyone..
Lisa

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tuesday

Oh what a beautiful day it is...



I love getting things accomplished... My eyes have been checked and new glasses ordered...Dave got his eyes done this morning and he has his glasses ordered and boy oh boy does his new ones look great on him..... Russ got his last year...Kim needs hers checked to but who knows when...Maybe during spring break for her...



I got my gardening catalogs out and went through them and made a list of what I want to plant and where...I have been waffling back and forth on a big garden or a small one.... A small one and then support local farmers or a large one and go to the farmers market and get produce in what I am not growing...Russ wants a big one..I want a smaller one so I can take care of the smaller one better..Of course I know what will happen...I will keep expanding...All I know is I will be gardening... :)



I finished my afghan that I have been working on and working on and working on..... I thought I would never finish it...It feels so good to get it done...Now I have to figure out what I will work on at the yarn ladies thing on friday...I would go out and buy some but I have a problem with yarn...I have way to much of it..I have a huge trunk of yarn and then I have 2 wicker baskets full of it...But I don't have the colors I want... well I am going to be strong and keep my sanity in check because I do NOT need more yarn... I have to use what I have...Oh and the colors I have in the trunk are really pretty colors......I just have the itch to buy more and that is not happening....will power here... :0





Well that is it....Have a great day..



Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday morning....

what a beautiful weekend.....Hope yours was a good one...
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My daughter rolled in Friday late afternoon ..It was good to see her.. We had pizza because she is such a finicky eater and with her giving up ground beef for lent it was next to impossible to fix her something...Pizza was on the agenda.
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Saturday morning we woke to the devastating news of another earthquake in Chile...We ran a few errands...Took the snow blower in to get it repaired because it was leaking gas..It should be under warranty...They are also going to take a look at it because it wasn't throwing the snow like it should...Came home and we were all glued to the TV in watching Hawaii.... Dave and Kathleen and Barbara and Kim were going to go down to Coralville mall but they were waiting to see if Hawaii was going to get hit by the wave...time when on and we all decided to go out....The kids went one way and Russ and I went to Michael's...I wanted to just get out and look at what spring stuff they had....Bought a few things....Some one scared the dickens out of me...Good scare even tho I knew she was there and I heard her voice in talking to a customer, I was still scared because I was concentrating on something...While I was deciding on something all of a sudden she comes around the corner and screeches with delight and says my name real loud....Didn't expect it and I jump....I was happy to see her...It was great talking to her.
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Sunday I went to church and it was great being there...Didn't realize how I missed it. I really missed it..
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Sunday afternoon we relaxed and watched the big hockey game with Kim before she left to go back to college, Canada and USA...Was it good..My daughter was for USA but she has this big huge crush on Crosby who won it for Canada....I told her well if Canada had to win let it be her favorite guy to win it for Canada....It was a great game and Kim and I screamed when USA scored in the last 24 seconds to tie it...It was a lot of fun watching a sporting event with Kim...I miss that with her...
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It's March and I am so thrilled it is....You know its like you can wear white pants again...or white shoes or change your home again...I want to change out so many things...First I have to find all the stuff....one day I will get this house organized and label everything...It's a new season beginning....I love it...I love it...it's like the winter blues have magically disappeared because of a new month is beginning....Even tho it is gloomy right now...no sun like the weekend...it's alright tho March is here....spring is coming...no snow in the forecast...Rain for the weekend...40's maybe this weekend...loving it..
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We have tons of snow on the ground....no signs of grass thus far in my front yard...maybe this weekend.??? Next is a muddy yard with muddy paws....But that's okay that means spring is coming and that means digging in the dirt is coming....oh what makes me so happy....Don't give me diamonds but give me dirt....Oh so pleasing to me...
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Have a wonderful day and may it be filled with many many Blessings..
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Till next time..
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