Sunday, February 22, 2015

Spring Better Arrive Soon......

Cause she can't get out and dig in the dirt planting, so is going crazy with the paint brush. Daughter sent me a picture of the  inside of her front door that she painted.  She did say the true color is not as bright a yellow as it looks in the pic.
She is still slinging those crochet needles and cranking out throws to keep everyone toasty warm.  Her latest creation....
Update on Kitty:  Some may remember my last post about the kitty that showed up on their front porch looking for a meal and warm spot for the night.  Posted HERE.
He has not been back the last few nights, so hoping he has found a warmer place and is doing well.
"They" are predicting more of that "frozen stuff" tonight and in the morning....
Don't know about you, but I am done with Winter!
I need sunshine and 75 - 80 degree temps!
Just another one of those Dabs of This and That.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Frozen - Not the movie......

What do you do when freezing rain, sleet and snow is predicted.  Take inventory what you need at the grocery, extra drinking water, meds, etc..   Be sure you have stocked up with numerous gallons of water since you  have a well with an electric pump, because if the power goes out - could be a problem.
Be sure you make that infamous "bread and milk" run, and do so before the store shelves look like this (pic a friend sent them).
 Then after you fall asleep the night when the bad weather is suppose to arrive, you are rudely awakened by the sound of sleet and ice pellets  hitting the windows. Then the kiddos are awakened by the noise - gonna be a fun night for sure (bit of sarcasm there).
Day light comes and the frozen precip. continues thru mid day.
Does not look to bad!  Wrong !!!!  That is an inch or more of solid ice, and because the temps stayed below freezing there is no melting.
Schools closed and the kiddos are delighted.  That is ok, it will hit home when they find out they may have to make up days, etc.

Because ice is building up on the power lines and there is a possibility of an outage later, daughter gets busy and makes a pot of lentil chili,
and bakes 4 pans of cornbread (some to be frozen).
You "think"  you are all settled in, have every thing you need, etc.
Then a certain someone needs a "chocolate fix", and the kiddos also decide a treat is in order, etc.  Luckily there had been enough  vehicle traffic on their road during the day that cleared a lane  out to the main road.
Good thing a "milk run" was not needed as they found a repeat their friend found at another store.
Of course a certain "furbaby" is not  concerned about all this as long as his "human slave" has a sufficient supply of kitty food, and  litter in stock. Oh - and a warm place to curl up for one of many daily naps.

Speaking of a warm place to curl  up. This gray kitty has been hanging around their house for a while.  Daughter said he looked healthy as if he belong to someone and/or some one was feeding and taking care of him.  She had not seen him around for some time. Then the night of the sleet and frozen rain, they found him curled up next to their front door.  They gave him food, and a make shift shelter in a crate with towels to block the wind.  When they checked on him the next morning, he was gone.  Not to be seen around all day, then he returned  last night to his sheltered spot,  she gave him food, and he curled up and slept.
He had disappeared again when they got up this morning.
Second day not looking much better.
 Just another Dab of This and That ramble.

Sunday, February 15, 2015


Forget that statement I made in my last post -  "We have not had the extreme cold temps other parts of the country have had so far this Winter, but cold enough".
Well - Winter has arrived! It is 26 as I type with a wind chill of 15, and a prediction of some of that "frozen stuff" in the near future - as in "tonight and tomorrow".
 Trying to channel my thoughts towards warmer temps, and beautiful Spring flowers.
A mosaic made from pictures I took Spring 2010.
Click on pic to enlarge.
 Linking up with "Mosaic Monday"
When temps drop,  hats you can pull down over your ears, and a thick scarf around the neck and across the chest sure come in handy.
This was a special request project daughter completed recently - matching hats and scarfs for a mother and daughter.
Forecast for this week. Ugh!!
If you are experiencing the bitter cold and/or the "frozen stuff " in your area, bundle up, stay warm, and join me in dreaming of warm temps and beautiful Spring flowers.

Have a great week !

Monday, February 9, 2015

Dab of This and That.....

In December, I posted  I would be taking a bit of break.  However,  I did not realize how long of a break I would be taking.  Things happen, and the next thing you know.....Well - We all know how it goes.
Went in for regular follow up last Fall to have meds reevaluated, etc..  
The results:  Dang - Sure did NOT see that freight train coming !!!  
Time has gotten away:  Realized today, there is a pot of faux, orange mums still sitting on the table in the courtyard - "in February" ?!?
What daughter has been up to:  When not chasing after kiddos hectic schedules, appts.,  slinging those pots and pans, and the lists go on?
Putting those needles to work. 

 Same throw - colors just look different in pics.

 Finished !!
 Think she called this her "Happy Window" where she has some herbs and other plant cuttings taking root.  Planning ahead for Spring....
 Her rosemary plant  is doing well thru the Winter.  I never had much luck with one.

 Don't know about the rest of you:  But I need warmer temps.  We have not had the extreme cold temps other parts of the country have had so far this Winter, but cold enough. Pic where a relative lives...
Click on pic to enlarge....
 No thank you - won't be visiting there any time soon.
Little Side Note - Self:   Do not spill a bowl of blueberries on a dark colored floor, at night - especially when the overhead light decides to blow the bulb.  Don't ask me how I know this tidbit of info..
Hope to be posting more in the near future.
Just another Dab of This and That.

Monday, December 22, 2014

From My Home to Yours....

Wishing all my blogging friends a Very Merry Christmas.....
Hope everyone is enjoying the Holiday Season, and looking forward to a  "Very Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year".
Dab of This and That

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Taking a Bit of a Break.....


Will visit around to see what others are doing as time allows.
Hope to be back posting in the near future.
Dab of This and That

Friday, November 28, 2014

Looking a Bit Like Christmas......

I originally had not planned a regular post this week with other things going on.  However........
Daughter got an early start decorating for Christmas, and sent pictures to share.  I think the pictures speak for themselves.
Click on pic to enlarge.

Linking up with: "Mosaic Monday"
                            "Dwellings The Heart of Your Home"

Dab of This and That