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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Well, Hello!


Slate and me, this morning.

Fingers crossed, life here is just about to get back to normal.
Bathroom renos are completed, my health seems to have settled down
after a weird wild ride, spring has arrived and I'm hoping to get my garden
planted this weekend.  This guy here is a one pleasant constant, though....
puts me to bed every night and wakes me up every morning.
Just look at that face. :)


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Goldfinch


First sighting of the year!
I love these yellow birds....their sweet voices
and the buoyancy in their flight pattern.
This one was munching on black oil sunflower seeds.

♥ 

Saturday, April 28, 2018

What's For Dinner?

Here's some of what I've been cooking 
for dinner lately.....








  1. Loaded scrambled eggs with avocado, ham and lots of veggies.
  2. Spicy chili with yummy toppings.
  3. Reuben rolls.
  4. Fried catfish with spicy fresh pineapple salsa.
  5. Sweet and sour beef.
  6. Beef tips and mushrooms.
  7. Crispy chicken topped salad.
Have you been cooking anything yummy lately?



Monday, April 16, 2018

Pretty Clutter


I really try to keep clutter to a minimum in my house,
except in my studio.  There, I live happily among
all the pretty things waiting to be put in my shop...
and some other things that are there just to make me smile.
We had snow today!  
And after having sick boys home all last week,
it was a good day to make extra coffee, 
light a candle, and work in a cozy, warm spot like this!
But... there was the buzz of a wet saw in the
background as bathroom reno number two continues. haha.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Around Here, Lately










  1. It was good to see the squirrels this morning after tornadoes, wind, rain and power outages last night.  I guess they hunkered down into their little tree homes and waited it out just like we did inside.  Although, ....
  2. They didn't have their boys flipping light switches that didn't work for 4 hours. haha.
  3. Snow and tornadoes just hours apart!  Spring cleaning has been put on hold indefinitely since Spring isn't upholding her end of the bargain.  One must be able to fling the windows open and let warm breezes flow through the house to properly spring clean, don't you think?
  4. Did you have a nice Easter?  We had a nice quiet one.  Still ate leftovers as of last night. Good thing I like my own cooking. haha.
  5. The cats are all doing well.  All 15 of them. :)  It's been a whole month since Pepper died.  Charcoal here, is a pleasant distraction, though.
  6. We're still in the middle of bathroom renos.  First bath 99% done.  Just some touch up work left to do.  I'm guessing they won't do that until the end of the 2nd one.  Maybe the before and afters of the first will come soon since those little things won't show up in photos anyway.  I must say we are doing remarkably well in sharing one sink/toilet/bath.  Wouldn't want to do it all the time but it's been just fine!  Loving the boys' bath and soaking in their huge tub.
So, what have you been up to? 



Monday, March 19, 2018

Almost Spring


Spring officially arrives later this week!
Here in Ohio, Spring and Winter are trading days...sometimes hours...
as to who is in and who is out.  Warm then cold, cold then warm.
Today will be warm.  Tomorrow will be snow.
I guess it's time to take the vintage sled off the front porch.
Probably not smart to put the snow shovel away just yet.