Monday, January 22, 2018

out with the old and in with the new

We used to feed the birds and the last couple of years we haven't bothered.  I used to take a lot of pictures with the Nikon and I don't do much of that either.  I used to do a lot of weaving to, and I am not doing much of that.  It is sad to see the things that I used to do go to the back burner. 

It is amazing how life's priorities can change.  Now I work a regular job, go to riding lessons, and not much of anything else.  I was thinking the other day that I really need to get back into weaving.  Now that winter is here it is hard to go out to the barn, being as I don't have heat out there to do weaving.'

The husband is gone a lot now, going to Florida, to Washington, back to Florida and if I am lucky, he might be home in the next couple of weeks.  They change the work schedule every time he turns around.  We really don't know for sure when he will get home.  I am beginning to not like that at all.  I usually don't mind a weekend not being home, but when it get to be 2 or more then I am not a happy camper!

Today is a typical Monday! 

Have a great day.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

4 Wheels

This was the scene out of my jeep on the way to work this morning, THANK goodness for 4-wheel drive! It is now just 3 p.m. and it is finally starting to stop snowing!

I have to say it sure makes for a beautiful picture when the trees are all covered!

I am doing weight watchers with the daughter, we have been doing it now for 6 weeks and it is going great.  Takes some getting used to, with having to change the way we eat, but it has been worth it.  I will eventually learn how to adjust other recipes that look good so that it isn't too bad for us to eat.  I am getting the cast iron cooking magazine and I love the recipes in it, that is one of the things that I want to be able to adjust the ingredients in.

Hope you are braving the weather well.  Have a great day.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Yup, its winter.

This is what it is looking like.  We are now getting lots more snow.  Speaking of which, the husband is now in sunny Florida, while his family is stuck up in the snow belt. 

Got back from the airport trying to figure out why I couldn't tell the difference between high beams and low beams on the jeep.  I figured it out, LED.  I had frosty lenses and the fog lights had a build up of slush.  I now hate LED with a passion!

I know we all complain about the snow and the cold then complain when its hot.  I have to say that will never change.  So, on that note, I am defiantly tired of the cold and snow!  Just so you know.  I would move further south in a heart beat.  Not too far though.



Sunday, December 17, 2017

It has been pretty darn cold and I think we are defiantly into the winter season.  Still not ready for Christmas, but getting darn close. 

Did get one of my storage rooms cleaned out, now all I have to do is get it repainted and load things back into the room.

Not really doing much.  My job is still going great, still love going to my job, that is as far as having to go to the job.  I guess that is why they call it work!

The daughter and I joined weight watchers a week and a half ago and going great.  She has lost 5 pounds, I lost 2.8 pounds.  It has been tough changing our eating habits.  It has been worth it so far.  I think it will get harder before it gets easier!

Hope you have a great day.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

SNOW, we are finally getting our first dose of snow for the season.  Looks pretty, even though I really don't want to think of the next few winter months.

Matt had to fly to the state of Washington for a job and hopefully he is back home next week.

We are pretty much ready for the Christmas season, I took this week off to do some cleaning and going through a couple of rooms that have become our catch all rooms, junk rooms, storage rooms, which ever you want to call it.  I think it is going to take more than a week to get that accomplished.

This year has been a busy one, started to take riding lessons again, joined weight watchers with the daughter, lots of things going on.  Doing engine shows with the guys over the last summer.  Went to Tennessee for vacation, my retirement state!

Now that the hubby is libel to be gone for months, I thought I would get back to blogging for him.  he will get to come home for the holidays, then it will be back out to Washington for the next three to four months if not longer.

Hope you are doing well and until next time.  Have a good one.

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.