Friday, April 23, 2021

Mini is

Quite the cat! 

She refused to get out of bed this morning. 

Monday, April 19, 2021

Monday musings

We had a busy weekend! We spent some time outside cleaning up the yard, felling some small trees, and generally growing the burn pile. We didn’t finish, but we made a dent! 

We got to chat with #1. He is well and Yellow Rose is managing. Her mom continues her treatment, but is back in the US and doing well. I know YR is worried, but having her mom back home put her mind at ease a bit. 

I despise stink bugs. Especially when they buzz around the bedroom at night. Yes, I get up and dispose of them.🚽 Otherwise I couldn’t sleep! 🙃

Mini continues to brighten our days and keep us entertained. 

Life is very good.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Thursday 13

Thirteen things I’m contemplating today:

1. Spring is here. The grass is turning green. The trees and flowers are blooming. The pollen is out and my ears are clogged every morning, but pollen means warmer weather, so I’ll deal. 

2. We are considering putting the covered front porch on the house. I’m excited to do this project. 

3. Mom and Dad continue to bless us and make these projects possible. 

4. We were supposed to get the pool resurfaced this spring - until some giant pool company bought up all the plaster on the east coast. Jay, the pool guy, said we’d do it later this summer or whenever the plaster is back in stock. That’s fine with us. 

5. Jay is going to fix the mechanicals that need fixing when he opens the pool on May 2. At least that part will be done and it will be like having a new pool filter! 

6. We need to do a Costco run. I think tomorrow might be the day. I need to be in the right mindset for that trip! 

7. We have a bell rehearsal tonight! We are getting ready for our new priest’s first service. I have lots of happy music planned! 

8. LLB got her cats a robotic kitty litter box that cleans itself. I’d love one, but I need to convince Mr. 

9. I'm still working on the blanket. I got 2 rounds done yesterday. No, it wasn’t nearly as much as I need to get done in a sitting, but it’s better than nothing, right? I’ll work on it more today. 

10. LLB is planning the bachelorette party for her sweet senior, HC. Since the wedding is the next day, she doesn’t want to do anything crazy. She has decided on a brunch at a really nice place with a view of the ocean and then an afternoon at the beach with the girls. It sounds like a lovely time! 

11. Speaking of HC’s wedding, I’ll need a dress. What I have is fine, but it’s not exactly what I think I want. I’ll have to head to the mall to look for something... maybe LLB can help me shop in a couple of weeks.

12. We have a red headed woodpecker who enjoys pecking at one of the tree stumps. He is gorgeous! I was looking for him today, but he usually shows up at lunch time. 

13. Laundry and dishes are forever... I’d best get moving! 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Yay! Crochet!

Today is my day to crochet with the ladies. I enjoy their company very much. I’m still working on the wedding gift. It’s a rectangular virus done in a soft wool blend. I’m pleased with it so far. It seems to be taking a long time, but that’s because I keep putting it down. 

Tomorrow I have a builder coming to give me an estimate on our new front porch. The plans have been sitting and waiting since 2008. I might want something other than columns to hold up the roof - I’m thinking something square, but other than that, I’m ready to get this built - if it won’t break the bank. I’ll also have him put in a decent front door. The one I have is ok, but it has issues and the trim is ridiculous. It needs to be changed - plain and simple. 

So, good things are happening. Life is full of blessings! 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Tuesday Trivia

Did you know that if you’re a completely lazy human being who doesn’t want to get the vacuum cleaner attachments, nor take the time to wash the sofa slip covers, that you can pick up your whole vacuum and vacuum the couch cushions that way? You can also set the cushions on the floor and use the vacuum... or so I’ve heard...

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Not political? Ha!

I’ve been told more than once by my leftist friends that BLM isn’t political. One of my kids was told by the management that BLM is not political so it can be discussed around the water cooler - but only if you agree. 

This is what the founder said about BLM:

Tucker Carlson asked Whitlock, “You mentioned the BLM movement that really kind of took over a lot of the country, funded by our most powerful corporations over the summer. That is a political movement. Put it in context for us. What would you compare that to?”

Well, I compare Black Lives Matter to the KKK. I really do,” Whitlock answered. “And some people don’t understand it, but if you go back to the 1860s, after the Emancipation Proclamation, the KKK was started, and it was the enforcement arm of the Democratic Party. And what’s the enforcement arm of the Democratic Party right now? Black Lives Matter and Antifa. They will come to your home and violate your home, try to intimidate the people in your home if they disagree with you politically.”

Sounds political to me. 

But wait! There’s more:

“Black Lives Matter [is] a Marxist organization,” Whitlock continued. “Marxism is hostile towards religion; that’s why I’m glad you went there today. These are atheist values being expressed from our leaders, demonizing individual citizens here in America, branding them as white supremacists because they decided, because we disagree with their opinion about something.”

Their founder just purchased a $1.4 million home in Topanga - a super wealthy white area in California. The black population there is 1.2%. Guess whose funds she used to purchase that house? Mmhmm... BLM. So, you all who donated thinking you were helping the black community at large... you’ve been duped. 

But we knew it was a scam. Y’all just refused to see it. 

Friday, April 09, 2021

Wait! It’s Friday?!

Time sure does fly around here! 

We cut and split almost all the logs that were pulled off the pile. I think there are two huge ones left.that said, the fact that we cut and split the rest is a huge accomplishment. Once we got it all cut and split, it needed to be stacked. I handled that yesterday while Mr was at work. So, the yard needs to be picked up, but it looks pretty good considering all that went on there. 

Great news! We have a new priest! It was announced on Wednesday. He will arrive in late May and report June 1. We are all very excited. We will be ringing on June 6, I’m sure! It has been so hard to keep this secret, but it was well worth it. 

Today LLB and I got our second Covid vaccine. So far, so good. No side effects. I’m off to bed shortly to get a little extra rest - We have plans tomorrow and I don’t want to be stuck at home because I feel crappy. Better to go to bed early and rest so that I can play tomorrow. I made some fresh salsa for that - I’m supposed to bring a side dish. It smells delicious and it tastes great, too. (I had to try it.)

So, it’s been a busy week around here with wood processing, announcing a priest, and getting shots along with all the regular activities that happen like crochet, groceries, and cooking. I’m still working on the virus blanket - it is coming out really well. I hope to finish it before I need to give it to the recipient. Ok, I will finish it. I’ll be working on it tomorrow morning and Sunday afternoon and and and...

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Wood splitting is


We are back at it early this morning. The tree that came down last week is being cut into fireplace sized logs and split first thing this morning. Then we will be back at the ash pile that seems to be never ending. Needless to say, it’s great firewood and it does keep me warm all winter. That ash borer beetle cost the lives of all those trees, but as they fall, they serve to keep us warm - warm when we cut them, warm when we stack them, and warm when we burn them. 

Gotta look at the positives, right? 

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Happy Easter!

It has been a very busy week - Holy Week is one of those super busy weeks for those of us involved in church. Bells played on Palm Sunday (and did great!). Maundy Thursday brought another church service and lots of duties I have never done. I learned a ton, met new people, and got to see an old friend! Friday was Good Friday and another church service. I read and Mr played guitar. And now it’s Easter Sunday. The bells will be ringing and LLB’s trumpet will be sounding. This afternoon you can find me curled up with a piece of LLB’s lemon meringue pie. 
The bunny delivered a basket for LLB and a chocolate or two for Mr, of course! Me? I got a new controller for my switch. I don’t need candy and this seemed like a great option. 
Enjoy your day!