Remembering Point Zero…

Today my thoughts were fairly hung up on one particular subject…friends, or my lack thereof. As I have gotten older, I have found it more challenging to maintain friendships, let alone forge new ones. Sure, I have people I’ve known for years, but we’ve grown apart and don’t see each other much at all. As…

Back to the cold…

FAH-REEZING temperatures are back again. Ice is inch-thick in the duckies’ pink pool. They are not pleased. I think it was Friday I filled up all their water containers because the weather was warmer. They were loving it and over the past few days spent nearly every moment in the pink pool. When the ice…

Playing catch-up…

I have a bunch of photos I never got around to posting, so here goes. I quite like this one… Taken after that dusting of snow we had the other day. Today is much warmer, thank goodness. I was able to pour the duckies a bath using the outside tap, which has been frozen up…

Just playing…

Remember this quilt top? It’s one I found at the local thrift store. I took some of it apart to do something else with, then took out this one hexagon, just to play… I’ve been stitching while watching season 8 of Doctor Who. It’s been fairly entertaining. I haven’t watched Doctor Who since Matt Smith…

Flowers in a Vase…

The days seem to fly by, even in winter. I wrote the previous post several days ago and never got around to publishing it. I was a little run down for a few days, but am better, so am back to more regular tasks, I guess. I’ve been watching Mildred Pierce starring Kate Winslet. It’s…

Truth window…

Monday night I got walloped with a migraine. Two days later, I am still recovering. I told H it seemed like the result of a perfect storm. It was the end of my period, a time at which I tend to be prone to migraines, I went off my diet a bit and I think…

Sooooo sneaky…

I put two new bales of straw in the duck house a couple days ago. Each morning at least one of them is on top of the highest bale… However, I had not seen any eggs since adding the bales. I scoured the floor looking for them – I get two every day. But I…

I was OOT…

Not that my avid fans were really wondering where I was, but I’m back to tell you I was OOT (Out of Town.) I used to work at a place where we scribbled that down to know who was OOT. It came in handy. So I’m finally getting back into the swing of things after…

They’re Fired!

Buggar and Weanie… two of the fattest, laziest cats ever…are FIRED! They have allowed a mouse the run of the house for the past week. H and I were having breakfast this morning when said mouse came out to see what was going on, running all around the stove and our kitchen, right there in…

The maple leaf…

I’ve been working diligently to finish this maple leaf shawl. Here’s what I have so far… This has been one of the most challenging crochet projects I’ve ever embarked upon. And I can’t figure out if I’ve made loads of mistakes or if the pattern is just full of errors. Regardless, it seems to be…

Winding down…

Things are sort of winding down in the garden. The cucumbers are done, although the tomatoes and okra are still going. This cosmos volunteer just began blooming. It is so gorgeous and the only one I’ve had of this color… I can’t remember if the cosmos was this color last year, but the others I’ve…

Two more days…

If I heard the weather report right we have two more days of summer weather, which is great news for us as that means two more swim days before we have to put the pool up. H toyed with the idea of getting a pool heater, but the good ones are quite pricey. With a…