Sunday, February 15, 2009

~*looking forward to spring*~

I am looking forward to this. Flowers! And lots of them. This in between time is really depressing. It is just starting to get sunny and almost has a warmth to the day that you can feel when you walk outside. I am tempted to pull back the dried brown leaves that cover my gardens to see if the bulbs are sticking their heads out of the ground. I know it is just a matter of time before I will see the green tips of the leaves coming up through all that brown. I have started getting my seed catalogs. I saw some seeds out in the store yesterday... oh it is so tempting to start preparing the seeds to plant. I just have to hold on a little more. Easter will be a boost when I bet some flowers... and get to start opening up the windows to let some sweet smelling fresh air in...
oh spring...don't be late! I'm waiting for you!
Have a great day!

Friday, February 13, 2009

~*I don't have any time for my friends???*~

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Thought you would all get a chuckle out of it. Enjoy!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

~*under control*~

My blood pressure that is. I have had high blood pressure all my life. Even as a child. They use to say I was "high strung" or "nervous" but it was always a bit high. Lately it has been high enough to have the Dr. want me to be on medicine. I was on a med before that caused me to gain all kinds of weight so I was not game for that again. The 1st med he put me on gave me a dry cough all the time. Not fun! So 2 months ago he switched me to a new med. and today when I went to check my pressure it was an amazing 120/70. I cannot even remember when it was that low. Yay! So I think we have found a med. that works to control the blood pressure, doesn't give me nasty side effects, and doesn't cause drastic weight gain. All in all I think we have this under control. Now I have to work on my cholestrol. Yuk! I know! I have to cut out all the good foods I love. But at least I do love fruits and veggies, so that is a plus. I guess I have to make this a lifestyle change, as they say!
Have a great day!


Thursday, February 05, 2009

~*Whatcha' workin' on Wednesday (a day late)*~

Still organizing around here and yesterday I spent a huge chunk of time going thru 5 years (YES 5 YEARS!!!) worth of bank, credit card, oil statements, etc and cleaning out the drawer that the bills are all kept in. Now I have a huge bag that I have to burn in the chiminea because I would burn out the shredder if I tried to shred all this. I need to get a larger cabinet by the desk so that I can get hanging folders (like a filing cabinet system) but at this time I just have the bills in folders. I had every bill since we moved in here in September 2003 in that drawer! I had intended to clean it out, but never gotten around to it. In my resolution to organize yesterday was the day. I would have much rather been doing some nice craft... but this was necessary! I also had some paperwork to get done, and some meetings for tonight to prepare for, so it really was a productive day. Hope you all had a good WWW, and got some nice things done. When I get around to burning my papers I will get to roast some marshmallows so it won't be a total waste! And I love a good fire!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

~*oh good, more snow*~

We are having a snow storm today, yay, more snow. I am thrilled!!! *said sarcastically* I really am so tired of the cold. I want some warmth. My toes are so cold! My nose is so cold. I live in my thermals! So I fixed myself the last of my Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi soup that I made. I kept seeing the commercials and I love soup but going to Olive Garden is so tiring, the wait is so long, it is always so packed, and expensive. So I searched online for the recipe and made a pot the other day. It was DELISH!!!! And today I finished it off. Yum! And put the crock pot on with spaghetti sauce. And curled up here at my desk with my bowl of soup and a blanket and decided to read some blogs! And watch the snow fall, and fall, and fall. You get the idea. It is coming down. Lots of it. GREAT! Ok, so we are gonna have some more snow. At least my belly is happy!
Have a great day!

Monday, February 02, 2009

~*a little blue*~

Ok, it is not often you will hear me say this but....I am sick of the snow. I am sick of winter! We are supposed to have another snow storm tomorrow and I don't want it!!!! Yes, that is right, you heard me correctly. Me, the girl who loves the snow is saying... ENOUGH!!! I am having a slight case of the winter blues... I want to open the windows and let the fresh air in, I want to hang my clothes on the line to dry, I want to start planning my seeds for the spring gardening... I don't want more snow. Yes, yes I know I told you that I love snow, lots of snow and being snowed in all day, etc. But now I am telling you that I am done with it. Not only has it snowed a lot here in Southeastern CT but it has been bitterly cold, too and that combination has been too much for me. I like my seasons. And this one is DONE!!! I don't even need to wait for the groundhog to tell me, but I know this is just wishful thinking... I know we are a ways from Spring. But a nice day here and there would go a long way. And maybe a pot of flowers. Usually my husband brings me home something growing and blooming around this time of year. He knows how much I love flowers and also, I put the bulbs out in the gardens after they have gone by. It has been a long cold winter and a nice warm day would be a pleasant change! So, a little bit of the winter blues... and more snow on the way! Great!
Have a great day!