Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Oh The Weather Outside Is Frightful...

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

They might have to get out the plows for this one. People are already having a hard time getting up the hill. They always seem to get stuck in the same spot about 3 houses up. Then they just sit there spinning their tires. HB couldn't find our shovel so they had to sweep the snow with a broom:)

Thanksgiving was very nice. Dinner was good, the kids were all here, and I didn't cry. I did get sick to my stomach the day before but it didn't last long.

My mother has come to stay the winter with us. Her furnace blew up last week. It didn't cause any fires but it made a sooty mess and she doesn't have the means for a new one. So she will be staying here till spring or until we can find a furnace that is affordable.

For 2 weeks I kept telling HB it's real nice out shouldn't we be putting the lights up outside? NO! There not going up before Thanksgiving! We don't have to turn them on until after Thanksgiving. No! There not going up until after Thanksgiving. I'll do it sunday. Sunday it rained. Then it got cold. Now its snowing. I hope he gets them up before Christmas.

Due to the holiday, the weather, and every day life. I didn't get to visit Iowa this month. I still have a week to wait for my camera or else I could have just taken some pictures around town. But next month we are going to Derby, Iowa in Lucas County for Christmas. The way there is kind of boring, but once we get there I'll probably need 2 camera's just to get enough pictures. My dad likes to decorate;)

Sunday, November 27, 2005

What Kind Of Flower Are You ?

You are an Iris:

You are logical, analytical, dignified, and wise.
You are studious by nature and may prefer books
to people. You tend to be a serious person but
are capable of making others laugh with your
dry sense of humor. Friends always benefit from
your advice.

Symbolism: Over the centuries the iris has come to
symbolize faith, wisdom, hope, and promise in

Which Flower are You?
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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

First Snow

It started snowing an hour ago and things are already turning white. I think this is one of the nicest first snows I've seen. It started out a little slushy but now it's nice big white flakes. I better go buy some food for the birds.

I finally found the receipt for my camera. I've been looking through all kinds of papers and other receipts for a couple of days now. Finally there was nowhere else to look except the file cabinet. DUH! For some odd reason I put it where it belongs. Go figure.

As soon as Austin wakes up I'm going to take it in and get it fixed. Yeah! Then I'll take some pictures of the snow, and Austie playing in the snow. And some pictures for JL's grandparents calendar. I also need to take some graduation pictures of JR. He keeps saying no; but in the end they always do what I want just to get me to shut up.

Well I better go find some warm clothes and dig out my winter coat and gloves. Hope I don't need a scraper. TTFN.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Missing Dustin

Cloudy and cold outside. The forecast calls for snow later tonight.

Finished the front flower bed yesterday. Going to go out and plant the last of the Iris. I lost a few things this year, the Bee Balm is gone and some lavender but they have been scraggly for a long time. The books said Bee Balm was invasive but mine never went anywhere. I lost a lot of Iris this year, but I have so many it won't make a noticeable difference.

The Christmas Cactus that I got from my nephew's funeral is blooming. Just in time for his birthday. He would have been 19 this week. I sure do miss his smile. I really should start taking my anti-depressants soon or I'm going to be an emotional mess for the holidays.

My camera is still broke so I'll have to put pictures in later. I'm using the regular camera for now. Hopefully it will be fixed before Thanksgiving.

I haven't decide for sure where I'll visit Iowa this month but I'm thinking a day in Madison County might be nice. We shall see.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

If At First You Don't Succeed...

Looks like my tree has finally put on it's fall colors. When the sun shines through the leaves it makes a peachy glow in my living room. Looks like this is the last picture for a little while. Austin climbed up on a shelf and dropped my camera off of it. And now it won't open.

The Ficus tree is still infested. I put it outside and gave up on it. But it won't get cold enough out for it to die. So I'm resorting to plan B. I'm pruning off almost all of the branches and washing it real good. Then I'll put it in a clean pot with brand new dirt and see if that works. If that doesn't work then I give up I promise.

Today is a perfect day to finish up the yard. Thank you JL for getting into trouble so I can work you all day in the yard :) Other than watching babies and organizing different things my week has been pretty boring . So till next time. TTFN.

I Fixed My Blog :)

Well I fixed it but I had to delete the post that broke it so now I have to do it all over again. I did copy it to Microsoft Word first, so all I really have to do is fix the picture and hopefully the comments can be saved.

I'm watching Michael this morning and he has a little cold. Right now he's sleeping in his swing. He will be 3 months old next week. And he's just a cute round little red headed angel baby.

Austin's grandma came and took him to get an x-ray. He fell down the stairs the other day and the Doctor wants to make sure he's not cracked or bent anywhere. Good thing it wasn't a serious fall since I'm not able to take him to the hospital because I'm not his mother. I can't even take him to get a flu shot without a signed paper from his mother. Since I only see her once or twice a month that's kind of inconvenient. Things are going to have to change soon. I want what's best for Austin and right now his mother isn't what's best for him.

It looks like Fall in the backyard and yesterday it started getting chilly. I even had to wear a jacket. The Moon garden is planted and waiting for spring. I had some extra bulbs and Iris so I'm redoing a bed in the front. I went to Home Depot and got more dirt and it was on sale:) Next year I'm thinking of starting a compost bin so I can make my own dirt. The only things blooming in the yard right now is some mums, one little white rose, and a few petunias that must not know summer is over.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

I Broke My Blog

The last time I posted it broke my nav bar. Does anyone know how to remove it? Does it look funny to you too?