Saturday, November 15, 2008


Saturday morning, and all is quiet finally. I was awakened by my cats again this morning. They have started wandering around and meowing at around 4:30am recently. I don't know what the deal is but it sure isn't fun. I usually get up early but not this early. So I got up just to apease them (probably a mistake) and they settled down and got quiet. I love when it's quiet early in the morning. I can read or pray or do whatever and all is peaceful. It is looking a bit foggy outside but it will burn off since we are forecasted to have another beautiful day today. I think when I go to the gym I shall take my camera and get a few pictures of the last of the trees around the area that still have leaves. Our leaves are just about gone but I have noticed in town there are still some with really pretty red leaves. I love this time of year. So crisp and beautiful. I got some work done outside yesterday. I finally got rid of my tomatoes. They still had fruit and it was ripening but I tossed the plants in the compost pile. The deer probably ate what they wanted off them. I also had a few herbs that had gone to seed and were all leggy looking. I had all these plants in pots on our deck since the deer would get to them if they were in the yard. We hope to install an 8 foot fence around the backyard for next year so I can have a flower garden and even a vegetable garden and not have the deer feeding on it all. I trimmed a few other plants down and noticed I had new blossoms on the "four o'clocks" or "evening primrose" as my neighbor calls them. They bloom at night and fade the next day. They hadn't bloomed since August and suddenly got a burst of energy. Well, I need to get the coffee going. Have a great day everyone.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Nothing much happening here

These are my nieces boys, aren't they cute? Well, the rain stopped and the sun was brilliant today. I love it. Temperatures back in the low 60s and grass is greening up again. I guess we are forecast to have sunny days for the next several days. Maybe I can get some work done in the yard. I have some irises that I need to thin out and I plan to relocate them also. I lost another pound this week. I'll take it, don't mind losing only one a week as long as the scale moves downward. I tried a new recipe in the crockpot today. It is called TexMex Chicken Chowder. It was pretty good and spicy too. It made a huge amount. It isn't a low calorie recipe but since I can't eat very much I just eat what I want. My hubby (the world's pickiest eater) liked it too. I measured out enough to have for lunch tomorrow and the rest I will freeze for another time. Only problem is there are pototoes in it and they may not freeze well but it's too much to try and eat now since it's just the two of us. Hubby Bob is having issues with his back. He is laying down because it's really hurting him. Been bothering him for a few days now. He had back surgery about 20 years ago and from time to time he goes through this. I keep telling him to try my chiropractor. He worked wonders on me when I had a back injury. I hope he feels better soon. Well, I am going to go and watch some of the shows on DVR now. Good night....

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I'm sitting in my computer room looking around at the stacks of paperwork that need to be gone through and of course I log onto my computer instead. I came in here with the intention of tidying up my desk and all the papers but instead I am reading blogs and answering blogs and not taking care of what needs to be done. It is raining pretty steady outside and has been since I awoke today. The forecast says it will rain through tomorrow and by the weekend we should have sun again. I'll believe it when I see it. My kitty lays on top of the tower of my desktop computer and she has knocked petals off the dryed hydrangeas on the desk and managed to push a couple of stuffed beany babies off the tower as well. I think she lays up there because the heat from the tower warms her. She loves laying in the sun or anything warm. I got my workout done this morning and went over to Ross to pick up a new spoon rest since I broke my other one last night. They always have them there and they are usually around 2 to 3 dollars. Well, I think I will attack this task and log off here for now.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Rainy Weekend Fun

Saturday afternoon my hubby and I decided to try out our WII game that we bought back in July and never used yet. I know, hard to believe we hadn't used it but we left for a trip right after we bought it and by the time we got back we just kind of forgot it. Anyway it was raining and there was nothing to watch on the tube so we pulled out the controllers and proceded to play the bowling game. I cleaned his clock and his ego couldn't take that so he suggested we play 2 out of 3 games. Well finally the third game I let him win one. Then we tried the boxing one and he kept knocking me out so he won that one. All in all we decided it is a fun thing to have and when friends are over next time we will definitely play it. Now last night when I went to get up off the sofa my hip was aching and I was limping. I couldn't figure out why. It is still sore this morning so I finally realized it was the bowling game. I used the same form I do when really bowling and that action is what is causing my soreness. Man, sure can tell I am getting up there in years. My hubby said his arms were tired. He stayed up and played with it until about 3am on Sunday morning after I went to bed. So now we're both sore. I hope I can do my workout at the gym today. I think once I start moving things will be ok. Guess the WII is good for more than game play, getting a workout in too. Maybe I need to get the WIIfit. Have a good day all.