Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The thermometer on the east side reads 1 degree and on the west side, it read -1 degree. So the average is zero. It was a cold walk with Sparky this morning. I felt sorry for the high school kids. They just don't have the warm clothes for this weather. Plus the fact that they go out with no hats or gloves. They wear sweatshirts instead of coats or a short coat. The other day, one kid was wearing shorts. The younger kids parents drive them up to the bus stop which is across the street from my house. They park all over the place including across my driveway. I have to wait until the bus comes if I want to get out. I don't mind. I don't have to get out that often when they're there.

Food prices will probably be up. The cold extends way down south. I guess we can forget Louisiana strawberries and maybe Florida strawberries and oranges. California is having a drought so we can forget produce from there.

There will be no exercise class today. We decided if it was below 20 degrees out then we wouldn't come. The church will be too cold.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Another cold day. I awoke to more snow. Things had just melted yesterday. The road was clear and now I had to sweep off the deck, sidewalk and car. I'm tired of this.

I got up late and didn't feel like cleaning off the car and going to Bible Study but I went late. There was a bill that needed paying. I don't know why it was hiding. I had asked the secretary to give them to me immediately but he keeps them to figure out the accounts the charges go to. By doing this, the bill gets paid late and we get finances charges and late fees. I have told him about this but....

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Tuesday, January 28, 3014

Happy Birthday, Sparky


Sparky is three years old. I use his adoption date for his birthday. I adopted him a year ago.

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I went to exercise class at the church but the furnace wasn't working properly and we were too cold to exercise. It was 46 degrees in the social hall. We started to exercise and quit. I went to JoJo's with the ladies and got a toasted bagel with cream cheese. I went to the bank to get the receipts for the deposits. I had two weeks to pick up. The weather has been so horrible that I didn't get out. I returned to the church to enter the deposits and pay the bills. The furnace was working in the office.

When driving home, I saw a funny light on my dash board. I couldn't figure out what in the world it could be. Finally, I realized it was low tire pressure. I got out Ted's compressor and tire guage. I also had to get an extension cord out of the shed. All the tires were low and it was so bitter cold. I had to take off my gloves to get off the little cap. i am not good at putting air in tires. It seems more leaks out putting the pump on and off and again when using the gauge. I checked the manual to find out how much air they needed. I had to do each tire several times and the light was still on. My neighbor stopped by but he was on his way to work and didn't have time to help me. I told him I had gotten them pumped up and it was OK but when I turned on the car, the light was still on.

Joan called and said, we could go to Choral practice in my new car. I said, I'd rather she drove because of the tire pressure light. I meet her at Baker's Restaurant and as soon as I pulled out of the driveway, the light went out. Thank God. I didn't want to drive all the way to the Honda dealer with low tire pressure. It's about a half hour drive but the traffic can be heavy.

It is times like this that I really need and miss Ted. Even though I know how to do things like pumping up tires, I'm not good at it.

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Monday, January 27, 2014


Here I am sitting in my slidder at the top of the hill at Glasgow Park, Delaware. My niece, Cheryl took the picture from her cell phone.

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Monday, January 27, 2014

I did some wash this morning and worked on putting cup hooks in my china closet. They had been stacked up in an unorderly fashion and now hang nicely at the top of the cabinet above the matching dishes.

I walked Sparky and met Marlene and Leila so we walked together. We found a set of keys lying in the snow so took them to the park manager. Her son answered the door and knew right away who they belonged to and said he would take them down to him. We walked down the block again so knocked on Bob's door to tell him about the keys. He said they must have come out of his pocket earlier when he fell on the ice.

I found a commenter who had hacked in to my blog. It seems they have found me. I skipped another line hoping that will help.

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

I went to church at 8:30. Not many choir members showed up so we didn't sing. The choir leader and her family, went going to play their French Horns at another church later so they play special music in place of the choir.

I went to practice with the Praise Band before the 11:00 service. After the service, I showed a new lady on the finance committee how to help with counting the offering and making the deposit. It will be good to have another person helping.

When I got home, I took Danny out for his walk. We met Maureen and walked for awhile. I didn't do much in the afternoon. I watched the mysteries and Downton Abby on PBS and fell asleep watching Sherlock.

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I started sitting up in the slidder but went sideways and then backwards. Trying to turn it around, I did a summersault so I laid on the slidder to finish my ride. My nephew, Ed and son Ethan are waiting for me at the bottom of the hill.

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

I went out early to do some shopping. The snow wasn't supposed to start until noon. I came out of Home Depot and the snow had started at 10am. I went into the Dollar Tree and when I came out, I had an inch of snow on my car. As soon as I brushed it off, it piled up again. I quickly ran into Rite Aid and headed home. It looked like a blizzard. I had to stay on the main roads as the back roads are still bad from the last storm.

When I got home, I took Sparky out and made some lunch. I planned to plop down on the sofa and stay there until Band practice at 4pm. My niece texted me and ask if I wanted to go sledding. OK, I replied. I bought a new slider two years ago and hadn't had a chance to use it. I met them at the church so they could just drop me off there for Band practice when we got done. We didn't plan on staying long so I figured we'd get back in time but we got some dinner afterward. I made it back for band in time for the last song and we went over a song I didn't know. It worked out fine.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday Flower Bloggin'


I would rather have these kind of snowdrops than the ones I see out the window.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Yesterday afternoon, I went to a finance meeting at the church. We worked on cleaning up transactions for 2013. I took a while but we got a lot done. I looked in on the Praise Band who were to have practice but only one person was there. She was waiting for Jack and it looked like it would be only the two of them. Jen gave me the music for Sunday and I decided to go home and get some dinner. Choir practice was at 7:30 but I decided not to go. The cold weather takes a lot of energy out of me and Sparky, too. He is napping now.

I got out my glue gun this morning and glued up some projects I had set aside. A little person got broken off one of the houses to my Thomas Kincade Christmas Village, a broom handle got glues, a straw broom that hangs on the door, the softball figure on a trophy, a couple baskets and two pair of boots got glued. Of course, I got glue all over my fingers. Luckily it wasn't hot when I got it on me.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

At first glance, the thermometer looks broken. I was 1 degree when I took Sparky out. The sun was not up yet. Now, it is minus 2. It's a funny phenomiinim when the sun comes up during cold days, the temp. drops. When we lived in New England, Ted would go out jogging in the morning. If it was below zero, he wouldn't go. Many a day, he went out when the temp was zero only to find it had dropped to 5 below when he got back.

I get exhausted just bundling up me and Sparky before we even get out the door. Putting on and taking off my Canadian boots is a major chore.

I have a busy day ahead. I don't know if I will go to exercise class this morning or not. I still have to take Sparky out for his walk. He looks impatient to go out. I had to drag him back in earlier. He wants to walk around the back yard but the snow is too deep and I don't feel like drying him off when we get back in. I try to keep him on the road and on the walk where I have shoveled. Maybe I'll get a kid to shovel my front walk and a path around the back of the house.

Tonight, I have a finance meeting at 4;30 and the have scheduled band practice for tonight at 6pm with choir at 7:00. I don't know when I'm supposed to eat my dinner. I don't know if I'll be able to make band practice because of the finance meeting. We'll see what happens.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

We had quite a storm yesterday. A foot of snow was dumped on the area. It was a pain getting myself and Sparky bundled up to go out and then trying to shake off the snow so it wouldn't track into the house. I had to get Sparky dried off and get the snowball out of his fur. I put his sweater under his coat. The sweater helps keep the fur on his chest and tummy dry while the coat holds his heat in.

Getting my Sorrel Boots on and off is a major chore. I wore my down storm coat, my ski powder pants and my baklava this morning. I was 2 degrees but wasn't bad as the wind had not picked up yet.

The kids have another day off because of the snow and cold. They had off Monday for Martin Luther King Day, yesterday because of the snow and again today. They had a five day weekend. It's supposed to snow again tomorrow.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

I went to the church this morning to make some corrections and run my reports. When I got home, I packed away the last of the outdoor lights that I had put in the bath tub to dry out. I carried a few more containers and boxes out to the shed and all the extension cords I used for them.

I tightened up my motion light in the back yard. Now it isn't working properly. It goes on at dusk and doesn't turn off. It's supposed to come on when it detects motion but only when it is dark out. I'll have to find the instructions to see if I can reset it. It would be expensive to leave on all night.

I baked my chicken I had in the freezer. I should be stocked up on meat. I hope we don't have a power outage with this oncoming storm tomorrow.

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Sunday, January 19, 2014



This photo was taken by my cousin, Reb. It is the Ukaranian Church in Patterson Park, MD

I went to church a little early this morning. I needed to print out a couple songs for the contemporary service. I practiced with the choir and went to the 9am service. I asked Cindy to switch services with me for counting the offering so I could practice with the Praise Band since I was unable to practice with them on Tuesday.

The Contemporary Service at 11am went well and counting the offering went quickly as everyone went home afterward. We had no interruptions as we do at 9am. It can be a mad house. People run in and out of the office using the copy machine or computer. Some need help so we have to stop what we're doing and lend the a hand. People bring in more money after we have counted it and it can be annoying but we don't turn money away. We need all we can get.

I took Sparky out when I got home then got some lunch of bacon and french toast. Sparky liked his little treats of real bacon. He liked the french toast, too. I gave him a few bites without the maple syrup on it although he would have enjoyed that.

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

I carried the containers out to the shed and wound up the outdoor lights and extension cords. I had brought them in on Friday and put them either in the bath tub or on the linoleum floor to dry. I had to wait for them to dry off a little as it has either snowed or rained and then froze up. It was good to get them out of the kitchen. They were piled three high and three wide. A few more were piled here and there. I wanted to get them in the shed before the repair man brings back the mower. It was really cold today, the temp never got above 31 and there was a cold wind blowing.

I finished reading my Terri Blackstock book and have only a few pages of David Healey's book. I enjoyed reading both books. I have one more of my Christmas books to read. Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Kennedy." I enjoyed his book on Lincoln and will have to get his book on Jesus.

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Friday, January. 17, 2014

I took Sparky to the vet this morning. He usually puts on his brakes when I get to the door. Today, he put on his brakes when he got out of the car. He knew where he was. I had to pick him up and carry him in. When I put him down inside, he tried to get away but was on the leash. I found two empty seats, sat in one and motioned for him to sit in the other. I found that if he sits on my lap, he climbs up me and tries to get out the window. He sits good in the seat.

He had his nails and glands done and also his heartworm-lyme disease test. It wasn't clinic day so we got in and out quickly.

In the afternoon, I went to the church and paid the bills. It went smoothly so I was in and out of there quickly.

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday Flower Bloggin'


The Forsythia was taken in Vineland. I'll have to get a forsythia for my yard here. They look so pretty in the spring.

There are some spring flower bulbs peaking up out of the ground but we're a long way from spring.

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Friday, January 17, 2014

I had a busy day yesterday. I got ready to go to Don's at 9am. I waited until after rush hour on the interstate. I got there at 10am, got my books and paper work for my car and headed for the Honda dealer in Newark, DE. When I got to the PA - DE line, it started snowing. As I passed Wilmington, DE, it looked like a blizzard. It was only a snow shower but it was swirling around the road. It stopped when I got on the other side of Wilmington. When I got to the dealer, the salesman said he had just called me and was wondering about my paperwork. I handed it to him and another man asked where the other form was. Oh no, I had taken it off because the man at the inspection station said it was my copy. I guess I misunderstood. The man at the dealer said he could call and have them fax it over.

I took Sparky out for his walk when I got home around noon. I made some lunch of chicken waldorf salad and then went to the church office to pay the bills. At least that went with out any problems. When I got home, I read some of my book that I left at Don's. Now I am reading two books. I like them both. I was reading the book by Terri Blackstock and left it at Don's so then I started the book by David Healey, the Librarian in Chesapeake City. Both books are an easy read and so interesting it's hard to put them down. I fall asleep reading.

I went to choir practice this evening. Since the band is practicing on Tuesday, I suggested choir start at 7 instead of 7:30. Everyone agreed. It gets us home earlier.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The fog didn't lift until after 12pm yesterday, and then it was still somewhat foggy. I decided not to go to Don's. I went to my Bible Study. Maybe the Lord didn't want me to miss the Bible Study.

When I got home, I walked Sparky. My friend, Marlene was out walking so we walked together for awhile. After lunch, I was a couch potato and read my book that was written by the local librarian. It's a mystery that takes place in Chesapeake City. I am almost half way through the book. It is very interesting.

I hope I can get to Don's today but when I took Sparky out this morning there was a light coating of snow on the deck and some flurries coming down. It was supposed to be clear today but it's not. It's almost 7am and it is still pitch dark.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I went to the church yesterday to prepare the financial reports for the meeting last night. In the afternoon, I baked my ham that I had in the freezer. I will put the slices in the freezer today. I will have lots of meals and sandwiches for the future.

The meeting went well. I discussed some of the problems I was having and the chairman of the committee is going to meet with Cindy to iron them out.

When I went home, it was very foggy. I had to drive slowly and put on my flashers. I couldn't see very far in front of me and was afraid a deer might jump out. I made it home OK but it is foggy this morning. I hope it lifts before I have to go out.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

It's raining today so I'll have to postpone my trip to get my paperwork and books. I don't want to drive on the interstate in this weather. It's bad enough when the road is dry.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

I went to Don's yesterday afternoon and stayed overnight. I was going to take something to the Cemetery but it was outside my house. I shook the rain off it and thought I'd would put it in a trash bag so the car wouldn't get all wet. I was on the road 20 minutes when I realized I had forgotten it. When I got to Don's, I called my aunt but got her voicemail. I thought she must be out with one of her children and I'll call back later. I felt tired out so I didn't go out.

I called her this morning and she was there. I put Sparky in his cage and went to visit my aunt. We were having a nice visit when my cousin came. We both had lunch with my aunt in the cafe at her assisted living place. We had a lovely time enjoying each other's company.

Don called me while I was there. He had come home for lunch and saw Sparky in his cage. He called my cell asking, "Where are you?" He figured I was with my aunt. He let Sparky out of his cage and put him back when he went back to work.

I went back to Don's, took Sparky for a walk, packed up the car and drove back home. I walked Sparky after I unpacked the car and brought everything in. While unpacking my things, I discovered I had forgotten my books and the paperwork that I was going to drop off at the Honda Dealer on my way home. I had put them aside when packing so they wouldn't get wrinkled or messed up while packing my clothes in. I'll have to go back tomorrow to get the paperwork. Bummer! It's nerve wracking to drive on the interstate.

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Sunday, January 12, 2014



This is the Franciscan Monsestary in Ellicott City, MD. It was taken by my cousin, Reb Orrell. Reb is involved with a Photography Club and has won many contests for his photographs.
I had run out of churches to post and asked Reb for permission to post some of his. His was glad to have me do it.

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

It was a dark, foggy, rainy day today. Sparky and I got soaked each time I took him out. The only thing I did besides washing and cleaning was to go to the super market.

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Friday Flower Bloggin'

No they are not out yet but can't wait. This photo was taken by Ted in March of 2006.

Friday, January 10, 2014

I awoke to an ice covered deck and icy roads. I decided to go out the front door to walk Sparky. I threw some "Paws" ice melter on the steps and landing and went out on the grass. I walked along the edge of my neighbors lawns. It was raining and freezing on the walks and roadway. Eventually, it warmed up and melted. I spent the day reading and putting Christmas stuff away.

I gave Sparky his bath in the late afternoon, after his walk. He hates being dried off and is afraid of the hair dryer. I cover the bed with towels so he can roll around. I chase him around the bed with the hair dryer but the cord is not long enough to reach across the king size bed. I decided to turn the heat up so he wouldn't be cold with his wet fur. The thermostat said "low battery". I didn't even realize it had batteries. I took off what I believed was the battery cover and the batteries were all corroded. I took them out and the terminals were all corroded. The negative side of the terminals fell out on the floor. I stuck it back in with new batteries but the screen went haywire blinking nonsense. I figured no thermostat, no heat. It was 5:15 and the heating company was closed.

I called my niece's husband, Ed. When I described what happened, he figured the corrosion fell down in the unit and ruined it. He said to go to Home Depot and get one just like it then call him when I got back. He had to wait until Cheryl got home to watch their son who was sick.

When I got to Home Depot, they didn't have any that were anything like the ruined one. I called Ed and we decided to get one that was the same brand and hopefully, it would connect in the same way. They ranged in price from $19.99 to $99.99. I decided on the cheapest one because the electric company will put one in and give a discount on the electric bill each month.

I called Ed when I got home and he said Cheryl wasn't home from work yet but would be over when she got home. Ed was able to put the new thermostat in but it needed AAA batteries and of course, I didn't have any. I had to run out to Redner's Supermarket, the closest place that had batteries, to get them. Ed put them in, programmed it and got the heat running. It stayed warm in the kitchen because I was running the dishwasher. He turned the temp up to make sure the heater was working. I was so grateful to Ed for helping me. Otherwise, I'd have to go to my brother's and wait until I got an appointment for the heater man to come out.

Cheryl and Ed have a big dog and we don't know if the two dogs would get along so I wouldn't be able to stay there. I could go to my nephew, Rick's but the children leave the doors and gates open and Sparky could get out. They don't actually leave the doors open but just long enough for Sparky to get out. Neighbor children are always coming in and out.

I'm glad it wasn't one of those zero degree days.

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014

It's warmer this morning; 19 degrees. It should go up into the 30's today. It will be back to normal for this area. I am amazed the stream hasn't frozen over. It has along the edges but it doesn't look very hard. I managed to get a child's ball that was along the bank. It is usually too muddy. There are some more items on the other side of the stream but I need to get some mud boots to get over there. I had hoped it would freeze solid but it didn't. I can't go in the summer to get the junk out because of the over grown weeds, ticks and snakes. I did see a snake skin out there. I almost jumped out of my skin until I realize it was just a shed skin and not a living snake.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

I went to Bible Study this morning and then walked Sparky, grabbed something to eat and rushed off to Williams Chevrolet to have my car inspected. I bought it in Delaware so it had to be inspected in MD. Martin Honda arranges with Williams to do their MD inspections. Now, I have to take the paperwork to Honda.

It didn't take long. I took a book to read. They had CNN on the TV. I can't stand CNN. I didn't know how to change the channel so I dove into my book.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

It was 1 degree this morning and it hasn't gotten much warmer. The wind is awful. I put on m long johns, wide wale cords, ski powder pants, hunting socks, Canadian Sorrel boots, turtle neck, fleece shirt, long red coat with hood, scarf one under and one over it, boclava, Peruvian hat, and wool gloves lined with fleece under wool gloves that Grandmother Cutler knitted for Ted. Sparky had on his sweater under his coat. I was exhausted before I got out the door but I was warm.

I went to the church to work on the bills. I couldn't figure one out and last night, Cindy discovered that we never received the November bill. I went on line and printed it out but I still couldn't balance it out. Sometimes it drives me nuts.

We had band practice at 6pm. They change it to Tuesday. I will be starting Choral Society Practice on Tuesday the 21st. They musicians make the changes without consulting the singers. Carol quit and Tuesday is not a good night for Jammi and me. I don't know what they will do. The moved it from Thursday because they felt rushed with Choir practice at 7:30. Band is at 6. Thursday worked for me as I could go to both practices in one night.

We'll see what happens.

It appears that skipping a couple lines has solved my hacking problem. They were latching on to my first line. Now it is blank. I hope they don't catch on.

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014

I woke up at 6 am and it was 60 degrees and raining. The weather channel said there was a wind chill advisory in effect. Duh! The temp dropped 15 degrees by 7am and it headed down to 7 overnight. Good Grief!

I planned on putting my Christmas decorations away today but the containers are in the shed and its pouring down rain. I put the train away; I store it under the bed in the yellow room. I unplugged the outdoor lights and unplugged the timer for the fiber optic tree in the bedroom window. I gathered up the kitchen linens to go in the wash and that's about all I can do until it dries out. Then it will be too cold to go to the shed.

I went to the church to take care of the deposit from yesterday and couldn't find anything for the 9am service. I thought maybe someone took it to the bank. They had the 11 am service and ran around looking for the other one. '

Back to the church I went and found that the deposit was put in the old safe and not the new one. Great. I had to go home and get the key. I took it off my key chain when I got my new car. I figured I didn't need it anymore. It's a good thing I didn't toss it.

It will be back to the church later to do the deposit and take it to the bank.

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sunday, January 5, 2014

I got ready for church and was taking Sparky out for his walk before I left. The first step out the door and I almost went flying across the deck. It was like a glazed donut and so was my car. Black ice was everywhere. I don't know how it could rain at 23 degrees. I am surprised they didn't cancel church. The roads look treacherous. I'm not about to take my new car out in that.

I went to band practice last night and the parking was limited because of the snow. Cars must have been parked and the snow blower couldn't get to it. The walks were icy then. I can't imagine how they are this morning. I guess the salt would help but I decided to stay home.

The hackers got my Flower Bloggin' title. I will have to put it in the body. Perhaps skip the first line so that it's blank. Maybe that will keep them from latching onto my blog.

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Oh my! It was zero this morning. After bundling up, I took Sparky out for a short walk. When I got back and got us unbundled, he whined and ran to the door. So, back out into the cold we went. He hadn't finished doing his business. I started up the blue Honda to run the defrosters in case they wanted to back it out of the drive when they came. I did a little more shoveling where the plow had piled things up.

The spammers seem to latch onto a date in my title so I'm going to try leaving it blank. Let's see what happens. I'll just use the date the computer puts in.

It has warmed up to 23 degrees and is quite sunny. We'll see what tomorrow brings as another storm is coming. We're supposed to get rain but yesterday's storm was supposed to be rain. Ha Ha!

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Friday Flowerbloggin'


These are snowdrops taken last year. We have snowdrops of a different kind today in the amount of 8 inches. It looks like the tow truck won't come until tomorrow. Shoveling to do. Sparky loves the snow but it takes 20 minutes to get him and me bundled up to go out into the cold of 15 degrees. Brr!

I made a baked salmon loaf for dinner. While it was baking, I rinsed the pebbles for the fish tank and got them ready to put in the oven to sterilize them. Some had algae on them that wouldn't come off. I don't know if the oven will kill it or not.

Getting the fish tank up and running is my project for the new year.

Sparky sleeps soundly after venturing out in the snow.

I read some more of my book this afternoon and evening.

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Thursday, January 2, 2014

I did a couple loads of wash today and changed the extension cords for my outdoor lights. The timer they were plugged into was making a noise so I disconnected it but now have to plug and unplug the lights. I like to leave them up at least until Epiphany Sunday. It used to be the Christmas season went from Christmas Eve to Epiphany Sunday. But these days, I see Christmas trees out on the curb on Dec. 26th. I like the lights during the dark days of winter.

I went to Redner's super market to get a few things before the storm. I already had ingredients for French Toast so I got some bacon to go with it. Actually, I needed dog food.

I stopped at the church to see what bills needed to be paid and then on home to walk Sparky. The Honda dealer called to let me know they would pick up my blue Honda on Friday, weather permitting.

I spent the afternoon reading one of my new books, "Killing Lincoln" by Bill O'Reilly. It is very interesting and well written. History buffs on the Civil War would love it.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

January 1, 2013


The New Years' Day race in Chesapeake City. I helped with the race by directing the runners at the intersection. I wasn't even sure this photo would turn out. I took it with my phone and there was so much glare that I couldn't see what I was doing.

It was a good day for the race about 40 degrees at noon and sunny. I bundled up good as I went around 10am to get ready. I wore long johns, hunting socks, LL Bean boots, and my long red coat. I was pretty comfortable. When inside the Town Hall, I had to go back out as I was too warm inside.

The runner's all seemed to have a good time and so did the race co-ordinators, helpers and fans along the route. Businesses were open but not too happy about having to be open on New Years' Day.

When I got home, I took Sparky out. Three neighbor boys were playing football and Sparky wanted to play with them. One boy was laying on the ground and Sparky went up licking his face. They said I should dye him purple to be the Baltimore Ravens mascot. I said I would dye him green to be the Philadelphia Eagles mascot. One of the twins was wearing Ravens outfit and the other was wearing an Eagles outfit. The boys are 11 years old.

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Tuesday December 31, 2013

I was going to go to my brother, Don's and stay over night but I was so tired I guess from all the stress of my car breaking down and getting a new car. Driving to Neward, DE is not a picnic, either. Traffic is awful. Anyway, I stayed home and read one of my books that I bought myself for Christmas. It was the third in a series of 4 by Terri Blackstock. She is a Christian Mystery Writer and I enjoy her books. This one is called, "True Light." I have one more in the series to read that I got for my Christmas Stocking. Another one I got was by the Chesapeake City Librarian and I a mystery taking place in Chesapeake City. I also got two books by Bill O'Reilly that my brother gave me. I will have a lot of reading to keep me busy this winter.

I dozed off on the sofa so I went to bed at 10pm and never even heard the fireworks or gun shots at midnight.

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