Friday, February 29, 2008

Glad February had an extra day - we got our Christmas lights off the back railing. Spring is definitely on its way - water running on the roads and our snow is finally melting on the decks.

Kind of getting in the spirit for spring - we even bought some garden seeds last week. I want to get my peas in early for a change. Last year many of my yellow and green beans didn't germinate so I got them at a nursery this year - more expensive but hopefully better.

Happy Friday, at least I think it's Friday!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

New Eyes

I always laughed when my friend used to say she had to "grab her eyes."

Today's eye exam proved I needed new lenses - so shy of $519. later (no new frames!), I will have vision soon. I have "floaters" in my left eye and was amazed how many! They show up as white spots on the "eye picture" - none in my right eye.

Today was gorgeous and sunny but only 4 degrees at our house. Water was running all over down town.

Full moon tonight so I'm going on the deck to howl later - wanted him to pose for a pic but he declined - maybe he didn't want to be out with a howler! Maybe when it's warmer he'll pose.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

I'm getting itchy feet and fingers. I'm craving gardening again. A bit tough as we probably have 12" or more of snow yet. But, I'm going to buy my seeds this week. I buy tomato plants but seed the rest.

Anyone else in the mood to garden?

Saturday, February 16, 2008


So my sis treated me to an afternoon out and lunch on Wednesday.

As we were ready to leave the restaurant, a fellow about 45 flew out the door, young server close on his heels. "Open your knapsack!"


"You stole a bottle of wine, open your sack!"

He hopped on a bike and was gone with the wind.

All this transpired in about 15 seconds. All I could think of is "Get a description." They were calling 911 as he rode away.

Guess what I noticed most? He had rolled work grey socks down over his boots!

Poor cops!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day, Everyone!

Just a quick wish that love is in your life today.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Main Floor is Done!

After several months having workers here off and on, the main floor is done. Tomorrow a painter will touch up some trim and paint the new doors - that's about it. I postponed doing tile in the baths for now - want to talk to some people and research flooring a bit.

I sorted the master bedroom closets and have stuff to give away. The hand bags alone would sink a ship - silly, silly. It's so nice to see open space in the walk-in. The shelves are nearly bare - I really want to get rid of most items.

Due to old age (!), I work a half hour then rest and start all over. I hate not being able to go like crazy for hours. Where did my youth go and when?!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

We emptied the closets in the master bedroom this afternoon - I'm tossing my clothes and wearing loin cloths only from this day forward. How ridiculous is it to have 5 rods full between him and I - I confess he had 2 of the 5.

Now I have to rearrange some stuff in order for them to put bifold doors on a closet and trim around everything.

I got all the dresser drawers out except one- it was sticky and I thought I'd break it so will let them do it tomorrow.

When this project is complete, I will be close to delerious!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


So I took my neighbor shopping for groceries today, made turkey soup, browned burger to make a casserole for tomorrow, emptied about 1/2 our bedroom (to ready it for a new floor), we both shoveled about 6" or more of snow in the drive and washed 2 loads of clothes and 2 loads for the dishwasher.

Me tired:)

Monday, February 4, 2008

Happy First!

Today is MiHwa and Mark's first anniversary.

It's been so nice to see a couple love each other as you two do. Dad and I wish you only the best on your journey through life together.

If you enjoy anywhere near the love we have shared, it will be a journey indeed!

Much love,

Dad and Mom xx oo

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Turkey Night - - -

So at 4pm I decided to put my turkey in the oven! I Just took it out now - looks great. No stuffing in the bird as it would have taken too long. The sauce for gravy is golden, golden. Yum.

I'll carve it and make gravy for Monday - time for bed.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Guest Room Pics

So the Guest Room is Done!

Finally, after basically fooling around with workers since Oct. 07, the guest room is done. We had laminate laid in there, also. I organized the guest linens and sorted the closet and drawers.
I do need window treatment - there is only a room darkening blind but can't buy as don't know what would look good.

Took pictures but have to download them to the "other" computer first. Those pics will also be for house insurance purposes. I'll go to each room and do the same.

It's been a long and winding road - - -

(The cedar chest in the above shots is on loan from my sister.)