Total Pageviews

Friday, January 8, 2010



We're all reeling from the Winter Weather we received last night. Schools are shut down, it's eerily quiet outside because no one is out. I think you would classify this amount of snow as "a dusting". Isn't that funny? One of my co-workers is from Buffalo, NY, and she thinks we're all crazy.

Seriously though, the side streets are treacherous. They are a solid sheet of ice. But doesn't the garden look pretty? It looks like fairies sprinkled it with sugar.

I have nothing to do today. I wish I had some fabric so I could sew something. I've been visiting the blogs and have seen some wonderful sewn gifts. Like this and this. The top would be great for my daughter (she received a sewing machine for Christmas). I showed her the top and she liked the pattern but thought she would go for a different print.
I wish I liked to cook. I think about the blog and how fun it would be to take pictures of me making some wonderful something. And then I think the reason I don't do it is because I don't have anything gorgeous to mix and bake in - like this. I think that is the prettiest mixing bowl I've ever seen. Alicia has many beautiful cooking pots - maybe it's the reason she enjoys cooking so much. I've even noticed she has disasters, but it doesn't curb her enthusiasm for baking. Hmmm, I'll have to give this some thought.
I bet the fabulous Mr. Don would be all for me getting pretty pots if it meant I would cook. I really am a good cook, when I keep my mind on what I'm doing and don't get sidetracked. But boy, have I had some disasters (there was a certain birthday cake I made for a certain BFF that had to be eaten with a spoon).
Okay, this post is getting too long. I wonder if anyone is still with me. Have a happy snow day.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

It's Time To...

1. Take Christmas tree down. CHECK!
2. Watch Atlanta Falcons last game of the season. CHECK! Hurray for the win!
3. Go to grocery store to get lunch stuff for upcoming week. CHECK! See picture below.
4. Put bird seed out (now that window is cleared from the tree blocking view).CHECK
5. Clean window (so I can see birds enjoying the feast - seriously dirty). Umm, hmm...soon.
6. Remove shelves from my room and put in daughter's apartment. CHECK
7. Quit crying over having to return to work tomorrow. No-can-do.

My lunch for tomorrow in my adorable Bento Box:

Top Tier: Baked Chicken, cucumbers, tossed salad, no fat dressing.

Second Tier: Strawberries, grapes, kiwi flowers, yogurt covered raisins, Cherry tomato with bits of string cheese inside, carrots, cucumber.

All over now, and it will be back to work tomorrow. It should be an easy day, no children or teachers or administrators. It's fun to be in the school with no one there.

A lovely two weeks off for Christmas and New Year's. I had my usual LOSER New Year's - in bed way before the stroke of 12:00. But it's good for me, I've never been a late-nighter.

It is ccccold. I keep telling myself how good it is for the garden. It makes the plants grow so much better when there has been long spells of cold. Plus I think it kills lots of the bugs that can winter-over in mild winters. I'll just keep reminding myself of that as I cozy up here in front of theTV for tonights offerings.