The wearin’ o the Grin … er … Green

Just enjoying a Fairly nice day alone with my fur babies.  The sun is out, the yard is a doggy mud bath and I get to work on my writings and art with no one to bother me … at least until tomorrow if the hubster decides to come home early! And yes, I do enjoy St. Pattie’s day, even though it is the celebration of a man to rid Ireland of the Druids. I just take the day as an excuse to veg and enjoy snacks and movies. No harm in that is there? I am not celebrating what the guy did, nor the guy himself, just the fun of wearing green and having a day to myself to party. Just have a wonderful day OK?

Snow time like now?

Snow started 2 days ago. My mom was not happy we were headed down for the dental apts. We took Kotah with us & left Sadie with mom. I would say this is the first honest snow Kotah has been in. At first he was not happy not sure he liked it, until Sadie showed that she liked it … I think we created a snow monster! We end up staying outside LONGER in the evening while @ the hotel than normal.

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Sleepy boy

Now it is time to sleep … IF we can find room!

It’s not looking anything like Christmas ~

It is December already and only one snow fall! Sure it has lasted almost a week, but the temps are heading back to the low 50’s! I know this has happened before in the area’s history (even the unrecorded one) so don’t start pulling the “Global warming” card on me. I am just saying that I moved here because of the cooler weather and snow. But what do I know about it? It is just a part of the season’s happenings and I WAS hoping we would get snow on both the 14th and 21st! Sigh … Just another crazy day in paradise.

 

Not sure …

This is one of those days when I am not sure how I feel. It is kind of a blah day, and it is two days before I go out of town for the first time in … I don’t know … forever! It falls mid month when I have already spent my allotment on inventory and groceries. This leaves me pretty close to broke again. I am not too upset about what I have purchased to date because most of the money from the last couple of months went into a kitty for an actual workshop where I can set up a small shop as well. But right now I am feeling kind of out of it. There are storms moving through the area which my joints harolded the past few days with pain in every part of my body from bottom to top.  I don’t like telling everyone about that because that is hubster’s thing. I can usually work through it, but today it wasn’t a good day for that. I would love to win the lotto and set up shop on a huge piece of property off the grid, but I think it will take a lot of hard work and more time than this ol’ crone believes she has left to do it.

Sorry guys, I just needed some vent time and possibly a sympathetic ear today. Thanks for reading. Have a great rest of the month. LOVE all the posts and photos I have seem. Keep up the great work.

Warm weather (Finally, but for how long?)

Sunshine! Weather in the 70’s (Above not below!)and a chance to work in good old out of doors! Yeah right! My family is getting that lovely chance. I on the other hand have to wear a boot for the next 2 weeks after slamming my (this time) left foot into the metal framed recliner and broke the middle toe. At least I still have the boot from last time. Anyway, this really isn’t about my bum foot. I was just looking out at the beautiful spring day. There are a few fluffy white clouds floating across the blue ocean of sky. Sure the winds are about, but the squirrel family, which took over the abandoned house next door, are out and about gathering seed and food. I have counted about 10 robin red breasts, and yet the weather is hinting at more cold weather and sleet.
So how long before this weather goes down hill again? Who knows. At least we can enjoy it while it is here and hopefully take advantage of the warm sun while we do. Happy spring!

Exploring in 2015 ~ Part 1

As the days of the year slowly tick away, I feel that I must explore the world anew. I see that there is a lot of things happening out in the world, the cities are way busy while the small towns seem to be sinking into their shallow lives. I wondered what was happening, and noticed that there is a decline in many of the smaller towns. Reasons are that many of the older towns and the smaller towns, which are isolated, are loosing those who are younger who want to spread their wings. These towns seem to have a very shallow gene pool and narrow minds to match. Yes, I am living in one of those dying (on soon to be dead) towns. Now this is not to say that I don’t like small towns. Far from it! I happen to love a smaller town where you can relax and not have to worry about crime, traffic, nor idiots who think you don’t belong. Well, strike that. There are always idiots who think you don’t belong.
This evening I am thinking about the area. Unlike most people who seem to think they have sense, I LOVE snow. I even love the cold weather, which comes with it! So far, I have enjoyed the below zero temps, the snow and even the days when I couldn’t go outside! I have set up some things to make the rest of the winter go a lot better. I will be working with leather stamping and wood burning. It seems that this year I feel like I must start and (hopefully) finish these projects. As the projects progress, I will post photos of the finish products. Let me know what you think and if you would be interested in what I produce. Have fun!