Thursday, February 11, 2016

A closer look

I took this picture Monday morning on my walk before the snow.
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Another basement walk for me today.  More snow this morning and the temperature was only 7 with some gusty winds.  Walked  3 miles in the basement while a load of laundry got done.
 This is my winter drying room when I can't hang the clothes outside on the line.
I've walked some laps around the house upstairs too today.  Something different to look at walking around and around.  Upstairs I get to look out of the windows.  : ) 

I have these two needle point pictures I made years ago hanging on the wall in our bedroom and never really see them anymore.  Today walking around I took notice and stopped to look at them.  Maybe I can find a winter one to do too.

This morning for breakfast I made us French toast with the bread I made yesterday.  I won't even make it anymore if I don't have home made bread.  It was delicious.

This morning I baked another Yum Yum cake.  I had half a jar of the mince meat left that I had to use up.

After lunch I went outside to shovel off the driveway.  Just got a few more inches of snow so Ken didn't bother with the snow blower.  Today the cardinal came back with two friends - a male and a female.

I walked around the yard again and got the rest of my walk in that way.  I walked a picture in the front yard. : )  I drew a house and a tree by walking in the snow.  Took a picture but you couldn't really tell what it was.

My bread machine is getting a work out this week.  Today I made pizza dough.  The bread machine is starting to make a strange noise.  Hope it isn't breaking.

Waiting for the dough to get done and then Ken will make the pizza.
I'm almost done with my book and hope to finish it tonight.

That's it for today.
Hope all is well in your world.
A happy day to you.
happyone : )
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss
at the bottom of which you 
will always find forgiveness.
~ Honore de Balzai

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A cardinal

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It's still snowing and this morning I had to walk in the basement.  Walked 6 miles in three different times, 3 miles, 2 miles and 1 mile throughout the day.
It was 19 degrees outside and though I do walk in the snow, some days it just seems better to be inside.  The snow is deep enough now that I can't wear my hiking boots and the snow plows are out and I spend my time trying to stay out of their way.  It just seems safer not to go outside walking.

Made a loaf of bread. I had two pieces with butter and strawberry preserves for my lunch.
I did get to go outside for a while after lunch for some fresh air.  Ken used the snow blower to clear off the driveway and I shoveled the walkway to the front door.  Then just walked around the yard.  Like to walk in the newly fallen snow and make tracks. : )

When Ken was done with the driveway we took a little walk around town and went to the library.  Dropped off a book and learned that my book club meeting tonight was cancelled.  We will discussing this months book next month so I won't have to read a book club book this month.
 I took the cardinal shots in my backyard. 

The puzzle is coming along pretty good.  Here's what we have done so far.
This evening it is still snowing.  We had a break from the snow in the middle of the day for about an hour or so. 
I have a feeling that it will be another walk in the basement tomorrow but we shall see.
A happy day to you.
happyone : )
Everyone smiles in the same language.
~ Unknown
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Hi Jen - Thanks for visiting and commenting.  : ) Happy Birthday to your son and have fun bowling.  

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A little more snow and my first ever turkey!!

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I had a snowy walk this morning.  Temperature was 28 degrees and every once in a while a gust of wind would come along.  Some times the snow would be almost stopped and other times I could barley see where I was going.

Walked around town with no special route in mind.
One of the guys who works at the garage in town said to me, "You are like the mailmen, out in all kinds of weather."   : )

Didn't see any rabbits today, but did see a lot of their footprints.  There must be lots of rabbits around here!!
A few pictures along my walk.

I walked 5.5 miles.
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Tuesday today which means bowling day.  There were 6 of us.  Nice to have Bettye and Trish back from their Florida visit.  Now we just need to get Dennis and Betty back to have all 8 of us again.  They came back in April, I think.
Ken's handle on his bowling bag broke and last week we went to buy him a new one.  He didn't like the new ones, so I gave him my old one and I got a nice new pink one. : )

My scores today: 118, 119, 160, 122.
Just soso except for my 160.  I had never ever gotten three strikes in a row.  But then today I got my first ever Turkey and in the 10th frame.  : )
If you're wondering why three strikes in a row are called a 'Turkey' find out HERE.

It's been snowing on and off all day and the temperature has been dropping.
That's it for today.  Just a regular night at home this evening.
A happy day to you.
happyone : )
The world always looks brighter from behind a smile.
~ Unknown