Thursday, March 24, 2011

3 day snowstorm on it's way...

I like to save snowballs from the last snowstorm of winter so now I'll have my chance.  I use the snowballs for a snow ball fight on the 4th of July with my grandchildren.  They've come to expect it, wouldn't want to let them down LOL.  I also have the snowman stuff for two snowmen that we didn't get a chance to build last snow storm because it melted to fast.
Went to Festival Foods specifically to get root beer popsicles and they didn't have any

It's still Spring

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


That's the name of the snow storm that so far has dropped 17 inches on Green Bay since yesterday. 
There aren't too many advantages of being older, but one of the greatest of all is being retired so I don't have to go to work in the snowstorms.  I could hear cars gunning their motors this morning as they tried to get out of snow banks.  I see the plow has gone through and I wonder if I should shovel or if it will melt...nothing in the world like Spring Thunder snow.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Calendar says today is the first day of Spring

Owen says tomorrow is...March 21st...that's what I say too.  Don't know when it changed to the 20th.
Happy Spring!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Owen and Hali here today.

Had fun.  They wanted to go shopping but I convinced them to stay home and play cards with me and make chili.  It was so funny to play Old Maid with them.  At first they didn't quite get it but after I stuck the Old Maid up higher than the other cards they began to catch on.  We all laughed pretty hard after they started doing it too.  Also we painted pictures and told drawing stories.  Then I rested on the couch for a while while they decorated the windows with window markers.  I taught Owen to draw stars so we have a lot of stars and Hali likes to draw people so we have some of those too.  They dusted and moped their rooms today, cleaned out their closets and brought out the recyclables.  I don't tell them, they just do a couple jobs when they are here.   We made plans to go to the library and shopping on Wednesday.  They are gone now and it's very quiet in here.  I guess I'll read for a while and go to bed early.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring Concert

Owen's school had their Spring concert today. They have such a wonderful music teacher she sure knows how to bring out the joy of singing. She also hands out little props so the kids have something to do while they are singing. The concert was short and sweet...I wish it would have lasted a little while longer. I took a few pictures, as usual, and will post them when I get them.
While filling the bird feeders today, I noticed that there are a lot of Daffodils and Tulips coming up. Also the rhubarb is growing again. I love rhubarb. The flowering trees and bushes all have little buds...except for the Lilac, that usually takes a little longer.
The big old Coopers Hawk was here having lunch today. Such a beautiful bird. My squirrel family is all pretty chubby. They ate well over the winter and I see that all five of them are still here.
The snow is almost gone except for the old drifts. Of course more snow is coming this weekend.
I walked the yard and picked up a lot of the trash that blew in over the winter. Found a whole envelope of someones pictures but they were pretty well smeared up so I just tossed them out.
I had started a blog of things I found on my walks...took pictures and commented on them...but I ended up in the hospital shortly after so that blog didn't come to life. It's still there so maybe in the Spring I'll add some more to it.
Hurts to wear shoes. I'm hoping to get to a store so I can get some slippers to wear outside until my feet heal better. I never thought I'd be one of those weird old ladies that fall down. Oh well...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Hair is cut

I'm happy to have gotten my hair cut and had a nice visit with the woman that cut it. She was very sweet and funny. Didn't do much by way of Spring cleaning today. My feet hurt so bad, but I'm sure they will be better by tomorrow.
We used to have a family web site but it's been removed and my brother sent me an email wondering where it was. I guess we'll have to correspond by email now. I did enjoy the web site though and sorry it's gone.
Sunny day today, slow down Spring don't go so fast in to summer!
I found some brown sugar curtains that are almost peach colored. Didn't get them yet, still hoping to find peach.

Monday, March 14, 2011

No peach curtains

I'll have to keep looking.  I found some really nice tectured curtains at KMart but brown was the closest I could come to peach so didn't get any.  Still have the blue ones up.  Maybe people don't use peach curtains.  Got some Grape water, Glucosamine, and Packer DVD.  I'll put that in Owens treasure box.  I see on Facebook that my nephew took his grandchild to Disney World.  I wish I could take Hali, she would so love it there with all the princesses.  I did get her ballet and tap dancing this winter though, that was good.  All the sweet little girls she met and she loved wearing the makeup and being on stage.  My hair is long enough to put in a pony tail LOL...hope to get it cut soon.  Moving along with Spring cleaning.

Peach curtains

Had a dream last night about the sunlight coming through peach curtains.  Tomorrow I'm going to look around to see if I can find some thin peach curtains that the sun shines through!  Then I have a branch I saved from my brother's birch tree that I'm going to use for  a curtain rod.  But first I will do the Spring cleaning in the living room.  I guess it doesn't sound like a big deal but I'm looking forward to seeing how it all comes together.
Supposed to be a bright sun shiny day tomorrow.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday stuff

Went to Arti Gras today at Shopko Hall.  So many great artists bring their work there.  Plus there were projects for the kids to do and free classes for the adults.
Quite a crowd and the food was good too.  I was happy it didn't snow.
The earthquake in Japan has a death toll up to 1700 since I heard last and the sunami caused a lot of devistation throughout the world, even to the US west coast.  Now I hear there is a second nuclear plant involved.  I hope the US keeps going with solar and wind power, they both seem safer to me.
I have no idea what time it is today, I turned the clocks the wrong way initially and then turned them back only and hour.  Now I think it's almost 8pm but I don't know for sure.
Tomorrow it's supposed to be nice so I'm hoping for more outside time.

Friday, March 11, 2011

A little walk

Today I walked a little further, actually four blocks I think.  Just walked slowly so didn't need the cane.  Will be happy when I no longer need this 'special' shoe or whatever it is.  Was such a beautiful day today I enjoyed being outside very much. 
Also today I spent my usual fifteen minutes gathering up a give away bag for the thrift store.  Of course the danger there, is that when I bring/brought the bag there I stopped in the store and looked around.  Lots of cute Spring things there.  I did get two cute little Easter books and a yard of material to cover the porch chair cushion.  Looks like tomorrow is supposed to be rainy and windy so I'll be doing my fifteen minutes again.