Just thinking …

Must be passing fall and going straight into winter.  I heard that the black hills were getting their first snow.  We got an rain, wind and lightning storm which hit a couple of transformers leaving us in the dark from 6 – 9 this evening.  Boy, what a mess. Had to pull out the camping propane stove so I could finish dinner … which we gave last rites since it ended up overcooked and no sauce. Oh well, will try again next month.

Day dreamin’

As I sit at the table looking out at the cold dreary weather, I glace about the house and see the dogs sound asleep on the sofa and floor. I think I want to join them since the weather seems to be having an adverse affect on my emotions and energy. I was told to use my senses to keep me centered … The person realized that I have always done this and most of the suggestions she realized were not new to me. So today, I will day dream of the ocean. The waves crashing against the rocks, the salty air which triggers an enormous appetite, and the warm sand that gets into clothes and between toes as I walk along the beach while the cold ocean water laps as the shore. Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the spring into summer…

Blizzards and hot food

I know that I should be doing something today, but it has been blowing snow all day! I am thinking that since it is cold out baking might be the thing to do. I am trying something that I normally don’t use … a mix for peanut butter cookies. I have yet to find a recipe which I feel soft enough for the hubster, so I thought I would try this form. Anything to get the place a bit more cheery and smelling great.

Snow? Of course!

We went to my therapy session today and it was snowing lightly on our way up to N Dakota. The therapist said I was doing great (even though it hurt a lot. When I got done my husband said we had to go straight home since the snow was coming down harder and faster.  I think I agree with him that their predictions of 5 – 7 inches is not far off, maybe even more!

Heading out to the studio, need to dig out so I can work out there tomorrow.  Not sure in Carol will be working tomorrow, but I hope so. I desperately need another trim. Short hair is fine, and it may look good, BUT it takes several trips to the barber to keep it short and neat (at least on my end!

Frustrated~!

According to the weather aps, we are on a storm watch with an expected 4 – 8 inches by tomorrow.  Normally I love the snow, but I have an appointment out of state tomorrow. I don’t drive in inclement weather.  I could be out in my studio working on perfecting my baskets and doing the cards! But, NO! I am stuck doing mundane things in questionable weather. Just hope it passes us up so I can get up to the appointment and back safely!

Hot and sticky today

I know it says 91 today, but it feels more like 120! There is a touch of humidity in the air which lends to some stick clothes and uncomfortable situations when it comes to being out and about. The problem is that it is suppose to be getting hotter into the weekend and on into next week. Just wish I weren’t working in a dreary cave like  building tomorrow … sure it is cooler in there, but the place is dark and depressing! Oh for some greenery and water features to help not only cool one down but which lends a wee bit of calm into the mixture! But I guess when ones lives on the prairie one should expect that of ones environment.

Rain

It is the cool water which feeds and refreshes our souls, brings the plants into a new life and cleanses the air.  When it falls it gives the parched earth a well deserved drink.  It can be gentle as a lamb or as wild as a lion.  It can be unpredictable and arrives without much warning staying on for days on end, or comes silently and swift.  I enjoy the feel of a gentle rain and hope it remains gentle and steady helping the farmers and others who need it in their lands.  May we all be blessed with just enough to care for our needs.

A hot do nothing kind of day

Today is one of those days when I truly would rather sit in a dark cool place or by a waterfall/pond/ocean and relax. Today it is humid due to the short thunderstorm which hit us yesterday.  It is suppose to have chances of Thunder showers all week (including the days I work in the museum).  This means when the sun does decide to peer out at us it will be hot and sticky. If it weren’t for the occasional breeze we would be totally miserable.  As it is no one really wants to be out and about in this weather which means NOTHING gets done. Plus my husband left huge lengths of wood in my studio so I have to either walk around or over them to get stuff done.  URG!!

Anyway, I am in hopes that if the hot weather is on the hotter side in June, then maybe it won’t be so hot on the hotter days so our trips down to Martin and back won’t be so hard on the dog(s) and car!  And MAYBE I can get some work done.  Anyway, I have been going through all the video tutorials of basket weaving before I actually start work on them so I won’t screw up.  I think I really don’t need them since it looks way too easy.  But my hubster won’t let me start until I go over everything at least 15 times before going near the reeds!  He reminds me of an engineer who keeps measuring/calculating and either doesn’t start the project or never finishes it.  I want to start it and learn by working with the materials rather than spend time staring at the materials and do nothing at all!!!

Looks like I am going to get Jr. on the 21st.  It will be nice to actually see/hear him instead of being ignored.  Sure he is old enough to be out on his own, but I would like to not be ignored while he is gone.  IE I miss him!

More later …