Thursday, January 29, 2009


I love the snow, but I really hate brain injuries!!! Hubby had a moment today and decided to shovel some ice!!! Now any progress he made on his knee is gone for the time being! He said he knew he shouldn't do it and doesn't know why he did, but he chipped the ice and put down a TON of salt. Now we really hav a mess. Oh well, that's the way the ball bounces.

I worked for a while yesterday, then left to try and chip ice off my vehicle so I could open the door and even get it started! What a mess. But then I came home and enjoyed the day with the kids. Piles of snow everywhere! Then a nice neighbor stopped in and plowed open our driveway! So much better and gave the kids a nice path to sled and snowboard on the ice that was under the snow. Tomorrow is Dr. appts in Mansfield, then home and relax.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 26, 2009


Another crazy day at this house has begun!!! Started at about 4:45 this a.m. when the toilet wouldn't flush and the water wouldn't run!!!! Oh no, line between us and the business next door has frozen! This happened once before and it's a pain in the butt. It happens when the temps. go up, the ground gets saturated with melting snow, then it freezes like crazy again. This drives the frost in the ground really deep, thus the frozen pipe!!! The plumber has been called, as this one is more than I can take care of. He has to go in to the business beside us and work from their end. He said it will be at least noon, but he will get here today. So I had to rouse the kids, call Mom and haul everyone over there for a shower before school today! What a fun way to start the day. Came home and started a crockpot of veggie soup, that way supper will be done, even if we don't get water until late. So I'll try hard not to complain. Just had a great sermon about complaining where we should try to turn a complaint into a .....but yet....situation. So, we don't have water, but yet........we have heat and I was not working today, so I am home to take care of the problem. And on the plus side, there is more snow in the forecast and that makes me happy! I'll keep you posted when we get water. Until then, pray the pipe decides to thaw or the plumber decides to hurry! :)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Movies you should see!

Last weekend we went to see a couple movies that I highly recommend!!! The first one was "Hotel for Dogs". Really good story and a bit sad at one point, but no dogs die for you pet lovers. The next one was "Paul Blart, Mall Cop". What a hoot! We cracked up at that one. Not much going on this weekend, as hubby is having a LOT of pain again. Probably the weather, but still not much fun! Plan on baking cookies tonight after PT.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Started out getting a lot done this week. Got the furnace lines bled on Monday, although I took a shot of hot water to the face and down the turtle neck......then I got the rest of the pictures in order, but couldn't find albums that suited me, so those are in a holding pattern. The rest of the week was fun with snow, school cancellations and bitter cold temps. This morning we were going to go to a pancake breakfast.......but our water line to the one toilet had other ideas! Frozen! It only dropped to 23 below last night! Only line in the house to freeze was the one to fill the toilet in hubby's handicapped bathroom!!!! So that was how my day got started and it was a LONG one! Couldn't get into hubby's workshop to get the tools I needed, as the lock was frozen.......went to Dad's to get tools......ooopps~!! need a couple more tools and a pry bar......OOppS! Dad's garage was locked and he wasn't I sat and texted in the driveway until he was home from coffee break! :) Then it was back home and back to fighting with the pipe! Hubby was upset that he couldn't help, but the cold is just not good for him, and with his brain injury, you never know how he'll attack a project.....thus it was up to me to fix the darn thing. As of 6:30 tonight, all is well and flushing again! :)

On a happier note, I did get to go to a Pampered Chef show last night! What fun! I haven't been to one in a LONG time. The place I went was the last show I did the night before my hubby had his accident! What a weird feeling that was. Anyway, had good food, good laughter and even won a cookbook. Glad I slept good last night, as today was a long and irritable one! I did get a few cookies baked and made a batch of rice krispies.....(that was during the break I took when I was really ticked off at the pipe)!

Hoping to get to a movie tomorrow! There are a couple new ones out that sound really good. Figure I'll have to shovel a bit in the morning, but we could use another coating to cover the tire tracks! :O

Monday, January 12, 2009

Let it Snow!!!

What a fun week! I only worked 2 days and am still continuing to work on unfinished projects around the house.......such a great feeling. Took hubby to Dr. for another knee injection on Monday. This was the last of the series and now we wait and see how well they help him. At this point, he is having some relief....which is a relief....still praying for more, but we'll take what we can for now. Dr. feels there may be continual improvement for up to 3 more weeks. If it helps, he can have a repeat of this procedure in 6 months.
I have resumed a project I started a couple years ago........organizing photos into albums. I am not a scrapper, but love to look thru photo albums. I have them somewhat in order by year, and am currently trying to put them into order in books. My son is the great critic, as he goes thru the albums when I have one done and will tell me if things are out of order.......just love when he finds them! :) I am up to the year 2006, and have run out of albums! Can't find anything locally that suits I'm trying to get the rest in order to put into books, and am hoping to get to the "big city" in the next few days. Any suggestions on what to do with all the double prints as well as the negatives? Just not quite sure what to do with them! I would love your input.
2 hour delay for school again today!!! Kids will be happy and surprised to wake up late! I sure wish we would have gotten as much snow as they had predicted, but we'll take what we get. The ice is another issue! I could have done with much less of that. Sounds like the deep freeze is coming this week, so I have a couple outside things to get in order before that I am not working today! YEA! I am loving the extra time at home to get stuff done. Don't feel as pressured to work until bedtime every night. Hoping to get a kettle of corn chowder made today. Yum! We love having soup when it's cold outside.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

What a fun, crazy, busy week! Trans Siberian Orchestra along with my daughter and 4 others was a blast. We have started doing this as a yearly tradition. After the show we stop for supper at Chipotle's! YUM! This year had a bit of a twist as I had to take hubby to Dr. for a knee injection before the show. Luckily my dad was able to come along and then bring him home after his appt.
I spent a lot of the week mucking out areas that really needed attention. That is such a good feeling. We even got to take in a couple ball games on Saturday! That was stressful, fun, exciting and painful. At least for my hubby. He struggles with chronic pain and during the last game, he got his leg bumped and that caused a HUGE amount of pain. Had to wait until most everyone was out of our section before we could leave. He is now using a walker until the pain lessens. This is part of the problem with chronic pain. It just won't give up......thus the knee injections. We are praying for relief from some of the pain. He has had 2 and tomorrow is his last. Then the Dr. says we have to give it another 3 weeks to see if that helps. If not, we will be looking at exploratory surgery as another option to try and locate the source of the pain.
Today after church, I have just been a bit lazy. I worked with some recipes that needed mailed out, read a book and am now cooking a big pot of Tortellini soup! Party Mix will be hitting the oven soon. Fog has rolled in and we can hardly see across the road. The birds are munching up a bunch of my goodies, but refuse to touch the treats I have put on our recycled Christmas tree! :( They are eating everything else out there, and I even joked that they have curly tails (like a piggy)!
Kids go back to school tomorrow, but I am off work until Wednesday. It seems odd to be home so long, but I have thoroughly enjoyed it! Looking forward to a new year and all that it brings. Been looking at some new books I got for Christmas and thinking up a few ideas for "mystery trips". Love to visit new and different places!
Have a wonderful week!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I have been wanting to start a blog for a long time, but time was the issue! I have not been working over Christmas break and am finally starting to get caught up on some things around the house. Right now I have pizza crust rising, so I thought, why not give this a shot!

Yesterday I tore down our Christmas tree and then got a little carried away. I put the tree on the deck for the birds and then proceeded to move all the living room furniture and washed the floor before rearranging things. Looks and feels so fresh in here! Then it was on to some other rooms that have been a little neglected. Due to TONS of Dr. appts. for my hubby over the past year, I have really let things slide......just tried to keep everyone running as they needed to, and didn't worry about all the other "stuff". I took a HUGE load of stuff to Save-n-Serve today and then goofed off for most of the day. Ran a couple errands and found a nice pair of snow boots in Charm! :)

Let me know what you think of this blog. I have no clue how often I'll post or just exactly what I'll post. Just thought it would be fun!