Thursday, April 13, 2017

Just Ducky

We are now finally getting some weather that will hopefully dry out the ground. It was weather for the ducks that is for sure!

We are even getting some warm weather that makes it feel more like spring.  It has been nice being able to wear a lighter jacket.

I got my first raise at work.  It is going so well, the longer I am there the easier it gets.  The boss goes on her first vacation since I have been working.  I am a little nervous.  I will have the run of the office until she gets back.  Sounds like I am well needed, but truth be known it is only her and I in the office.  No, one else to run things but me.  I keep telling myself it will be all ok.  We do have someone that will be able to answer the phones for me on Monday.  That is the day that is our heaviest payroll day.  I have 40+ companies that I have to do payroll for that day.  Then Tuesday is still a pretty busy day, but not as bad.  Then when Wednesday hits, the day goes much better.  Thursday and Friday, I am able to actually take a deep breath and take it a lot easier.

Hope everyone has a great Easter.

Friday, April 7, 2017

How lucky am I to have had two dads!

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 This month is not an easy month for me.  I lost my step dad last year on this date.  He taught me how to drive and took me to get my drivers license.  He was a rock driller, and I remember being able to go with him on the job.  I stood under a big rock truck, while they blew up the rock face for the quarry he worked in.  He taught me how to drive a drill that was on tracks.  I even was able to help him get explosives ready for blowing up the rock.   He was the best dad a girl could have!  He was the one that drove me from Illinois to Ohio to meet Matt when we were first together.  I was on my way to live with Matt in New York.   He is deeply missed.  I loved him as if he was my biological father.

Next week is just as hard.  It will be two years since I lost my real dad.  I will save his memories for next week.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April showers bring May flowers?

I don't know about you, but April showers bring April mud baths!  The ground is now officially over saturated and it will be more like a bath tub of mud, whether than just muddy ground.   We are under flood watches until Saturday morning.  The rivers are all close to flood stages, along with the creeks and other bodies of water.   We are dry today, but tomorrow heavy rains start back up and then we will be in trouble.  I just hope that our bodies of water don't flood, and all our homes are safe.

Other than that, next week is calling for sun and 68 on Monday, and 76 on Tuesday!!! Yippy, I hope that the weather man keeps it in the forecast!

Work is getting busier, and my boss is taking her first weeks vacation since I have been working.  I am just hoping that everything goes smoothly while she is gone!  She leaves on the 17th of this month.  I told her, she better have her phone handy!

After Easter I start up my riding again.  I can't wait.  I am now waiting to get out and do some work with Sirocco.  I will need to wait until some of this ground dries out. Hopefully soon.

Have a great week.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Mother Nature

This was the scene this morning on the way to work.  With the snow, sleet, and rain, they are calling for up to 7 inches of this stuff.  Mother nature is not done with winter for us.

I am sick of not seeing the sun.  We have only seen the sun maybe a total of 8 hours in the last 10 days.  Yuck!!!!!!

Hope you have a great day.

Thursday, March 30, 2017


Sara, is a very playful dog.  She is two years old now.  We tried to get another Corgi, but boy, are they hard to come by, and very expensive!  We have decided that two dogs is enough and we will wait until Jake passes.  He is doing pretty darn good for a 13 year old lab.

Did I say that our snow was melting?  Well, you will have to ignore what I said.  We are supposed to get another 3 to 7 inches tomorrow, mixed with sleet.  I WANT SPRING!!!

Hope you have a great day.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Go away!

I was hoping to get a better picture of the clouds way in the distance.  They were pretty awesome looking.  The sun is going to finally shine after a week of no sun in sight.  The 30 inches of snow is starting to melt fast, with the rains, and the warmer weather.

Not much else to report.  The hubby keeps telling me, it has been a week since you blogged, it has been a week since you blogged.  So, here I am blogging.

Waiting for the nice warm weather to show up and stay, so that I can spend some time outside.

The hubby has finally returned to work after two months off.  Things sure can go to hell in a hand basket when one of you is not working!  Life goes on as they say.

Have a great week.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Now you see it and now you don't!

You probably know by now that we received around 30 + inches of snow on Tuesday.  Some as melted but not much!  The winds have carried some away, and of course a lot has settled.  Winter decided to hit us a little late this year.

I have not done a whole lot in the last week.  Still going through the house and purging.  I now have three rooms done and five more to go.  I have haven't done  a lot weaving.  It has gone to the wayside for now.  When I get a hair up my butt, I do some weaving.  I have lots of projects started but nothing finished.  

Waiting for it to get warmer and then it will be time to start being outside a little more.  Hopefully spring comes a little faster than winter did and stays longer.

Have a great day.