Good Morning Friends~ I love Winter! But I have to admit that when March comes, I can't help thinking about Spring. There are so many things I enjoy about the Spring season.
Monday, March 1, 2021
Friday, February 19, 2021
Just keeping busy. If my mind is active I don't let myself go down into the depths of sadness I feel . I miss Mom so much. We have some fun things we are looking forward to this year and I am staying focused on that. I've had a couple of recent trips to Amish Country which were great and definitely inspired my crafting. I'm curious to see what new trend for prim and country decor will be for Spring.
I'm starting to see the days marked for "Chick Days" which is the opening of the chicken season! That's always exciting.I get fliers and email notices. My husband and I go to them at Tractor Supply and various Agways so its fun. It also means Spring is coming soon! Not sure if I'm adding to the flock though. I seem to lean more towards rescues, My last four chickens were all rescues.That's where my heart is.
Not much else happening here. I have dvr'd all the OLD Columbo episodes from the first 5 years 1971-1976! I love them! They've become my guilty pleasure next to reruns of Big Bang Theory. They were such good shows and I love seeing the older stars in them. Fun to watch. As a kid, we watched Columbo every Sunday night! When Mom moved in, she and I had started watching them and I've kept it up!
Anyway, I'm excited that there will be book #4 in the Amish Fiction series by Amy Clipston. Its part of the Amish Market series and its called the Jam & Jelly Nook. Each book reminds me of being in the Bird in Hand Farmer's Market when I am reading them because it takes place in an Amish market. The series starts off with The Bake Shop, followed by The Farm Stand, then comes The Coffee Corner and next up is Jams & Jelly Nook. Excellent series. Speaking of the Bird in Hand Farmer's Market, the butcher in front makes a great ham loaf and i get some awesome Lebanon boloney to bring home!
Have a great Friday and I hope you have a great weekend! I have fixed the comment button feature so all is well again if you'd like to leave a comment and don't forget to become a follower!
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Good Morning, well...late morning! I hope everyone is well. I hope your family is healthy and that you are able to get out a little now that some rules have been relaxed. Although maybe the snow is holding you back now! LOL We are for sure in a snow pattern and I heard this morning we are entering a polar vortex! I love all things weather. I'm a weather nut. I just never remember the weather people(when I was a kid) using these terms to the public when they reported the weather like polar vortex or thunder snow! It's interesting. Anyway, I'm that crazy person who has four weather apps on my phone. its just fascinating to me. OK enough rambling....
I was excited to see I had a new follower. It's funny that I know from the stats that many read my blog but seem to forget to hit that "follow" button so if you are one of my readers, please hit the button. I appreciate it!
So here we have dug out from our last storm the other day. Expecting several morning within the last ten days. My son worked 90 hours plowing for our town this past week so he will be very happy with his paycheck! I hardly saw him.
My husband gave our steps a fresh coat of polyurethane and we bought these stair reads with a matching area rug for the steps. They weren't affixed when I snapped this picture but they look so good!! The steps look so pretty in a vivid brown cherry stain! I like it better than the stain we had on them al these years. This brought them to life!
Speaking of Dollar Tree, I popped in to get baking pans, actually a metal loaf plan to use for a faux baking item I am making using the spray foam insulation method. It has now hardened and I will be painting it tomorrow and making it look realistic with raisins and cinnamon an paint. I will show it when it is done. A fun project!
Here's a photo of Miss Pretty napping. Don't you wish you could sleep so soundly? LOL
And last but not least, introducing my new parakeet Pepper! Isn't he adorable? He's just a baby!
Time for me to go! I have a friend coming for coffee and cake at 1 and then I am making a salt dough potpourri pie! Well, the dough for it....stay tuned!
Monday, February 1, 2021
Thank you for all the comments about my Mom. It is very hard to adjust to her not being here but i have great support from family and friends. Its just a void. That feeling of loss has settled in. I keep busy though with many projects going on. I have been working on spray foam insulation faux foods..have you seen them? I'll show you when I'm all done with them. I'm trying them! I haven't done them before and today I have to paint them and make them look like real breads and muffins! I have bought some from some talented crafters on Facebook but I thought I would give it a try. Fingers crossed.
Next up is a salt dough pie. I have made salt dough ornaments and bowl fillers many times but I want to do a pie! You know, if you don't go out on a limb and try something new then life is just hum drum! And if you don;t keep creating, you end up just PLANNING and not doing. Not this year!
I've been wanting some stair treads on our stair case and we added some! My husband just wanted to make the stain darker than what we had so he did that. It's more a light cherry instead of a medium color that we had. These stairs are in two parts. One going up, landing and then the rest of them. I love the treads. I didn't want a runner. What do you think? The hardest part was keeping the stairs clear from the cats running up and wrecking my new stain! We used a big screen to clock them. They are so curious.
The chickens have resumed laying eggs again! They had taken a break over the Winter to rest their bodies which is a common. I was surprised to receive a few this week! We have packed our coop with straw for them and they are snug and cozy. They love their home so much. I made them curtains for their coop window which I'm going to hang in the Spring. This is one small part of the coop. and just a few of the girls!
Happy Birthday to my son tomorrow! Turning 22! I can't believe it. He's a hard worker and he's actually out plowing right now. He's works for the Town and loves his job, loves his girlfriend and is just a great kid...I mean a great MAN ....oh what the heck! He's still a baby to me!
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
My Mom. I miss her terribly. She passed away December 20th at the age of 90, and its been devastating. So this year I have to learn a new normal. Yes, I know that's an overused expression with the corona virus. The "new normal." Well, for me its about adjusting to not seeing or speaking to her every day. She was a huge part of my life and lived with us these last two years. Her condition necessitated constant care and my whole family helped. And it was worth it for the best Mom I could have asked for.
To start 2021, I am reading, sewing, crocheting, cooking. I have six new books to read, new yarn and a small cross stitch project. Plus hockey is back and I love hockey so much! Thinking of my garden this Spring and hoping for a few good snowstorms this Winter. We have to look ahead! We have to look forward.Thats what Mom would want.
Monday, January 11, 2021
Good Morning Friends, January! This January is very different for me ona personal level. I am hoping for good things for everyone in 2021 and new things and experiences.
How were yiour holidays? Did you keep your tree up till Little Christmas Jan 6Th? My Christmas is packed up till next year. I love my Christmas decor, but I also love the cleaning and refreshing of my home after it is put away. Its a clean slate for a new year!
I'm showing you my new plate! I love it so and I love the sentiment on it.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
I have finally made my menus for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and the list making begins! We'll be spending a quiet Christmas at home as we are just too afraid to take any chances with relatives and friends, That's just fine. Home is where I prefer to be anyway!
Now we are preparing for a very big Winter storm coming Wednesday night into Thursday. Chances are you are going to be the recipient of the storm at some point as well. I am thinking of cooking very early in the day just in case we lose power.
I will be spending the snowstorm upstairs in my bedroom wrapping all the gifts! My goodness I didn't realize how much I bought for everyone! I have a lot of wrapping to do. I've been loving playing my old Christmas albums and listening to the YULE LOG which I DVR from tv every year. If you remember on Christmas morning, DVR it! The songs are traditional Christmas and you will love hearing Percy Faith and the Ray Coniff Singers...all the good ones! Johnny Matthis, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme and of course Perry Como and Bing! Brings back so many happy memories of Christmas growing up!
Our tree is a Noble Fir again. We special order it from a nursery that brings them in from Oregon. They are beautiful trees that last! It allows us to put the tree up earlier without it dying and drying out!
Well, I think I will start organizing my shopping list!I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!