Saturday, March 30, 2013
Oh, What a Beautiful Morning
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Thursday, March 28, 2013
man, I’ve been everywhere! Out grocery shopping very early at Food Depot, Kroger and Schnucks getting their bargains.
It is a gorgeous sunshiny day with the temp at 45 degrees. I feel spring in the air. The sunshine was so warm on my face! The snow is almost all melted away. It doesn’t get much better than this. Makes me glad to be alive. Thank you God!!
It is afternoon and too late for me to contemplate any cleaning which makes me very sad indeed. NOT!!! I will have to be content with watching the Arias trial. I think I am smitten with Juan Martinez. lol
Just a short post to say I am among the living following my appointment yesterday but not in the mood to do anything.
Have a good weekend. Stay safe and be happy!!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
the snow is melting at a rapid pace. It is 30 degrees now and to reach 40 today. I am off to another appointment this morning and then I hope this is it for a few weeks.
My son is having a birthday on April 8th. He is planning to come home on April 6th. I am going to order a birthday cake. My menu will be spiral sliced ham, fried chicken, baked beans and potato salad. I think I will make a mandarin orange salad to go with that. What is funny is that he keeps reminding me of the turkey and dressing I fixed a few weeks ago. I am not sure if I am up to fixing another Thanksgiving dinner. I think I will stick with my previously mentioned menu.
•1 small pkg orange Jello
•1 small pkg vanilla pudding (the kind you cook)
•1 small pkg tapioca pudding (the kind you cook)
•3 cups water
•1 large can crushed pineapple (drained)
•1 large can mandarin oranges (drained)
•1 – 12 ounce container cool whip
Place Jello and the two boxes of pudding in a saucepan with the 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil over medium heat until it starts to thicken, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat and cool in fridge. Add fruit to the cooled mixture. Fold in Cool Whip and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
**I love this stuff. I have been making it since my children were small.
Have a peaceful day. Stay safe and be happy!!
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
had this happen to me before. I was in the pharmacy this morning to pick up a prescription. While in Walgreens I also purchased some Russell Stover Chocolate Easter eggs. (I LOVE those things.) The cashier rang up my candy and forgot to ring up the prescription. I was almost home before I realized it. So this meant another trip to the store to pay for my prescription. The manager must have thanked me a dozen times. I feel sure the cashier got a lovely talking to after I left.
It took me 4 intervals working on my car yesterday to get it all cleaned off. When the driveway was plowed they put about a foot of snow smack up against my car. When the sidewalk was cleaned with the snow blower the snow was packed tight around my tires. I hurt so bad in my arms, neck, shoulders and back last night that I couldn’t find enough ways to use the heating pad. I will never do that again. I will wait for my daughter to come over and help me. I keep thinking that I am still a spring chick when the fact is that I am an old hen. lol
The sun is shining brightly today and it is 31 degrees. The temps melted some of the snow yesterday. Our final official total for Pekin was 9.3 inches which was about 9 inches too much as far as I was concerned.
I hope you are all having a sunny week. Stay safe and be happy!
Monday, March 25, 2013
Walkin’, walkin’ to Missouri. Oh wait, just a minute, the poor little robin had better stay here as Missouri was hit harder than we were. We have 8 inches of new white stuff. I can’t get out to clean my car off until maintenance cleans off my back sidewalk. Or I can plow through the snow to the back of my car where I have a snow shovel in the trunk. To think I had just put away my snow boots.
Click to make larger. These are the best pics I could get from inside my house. Did I mention a few times before that I don’t like snow?
I hope you all have a good week. Stay safe and be happy!
Saturday, March 23, 2013
I didn’t go to the senior center sale. I am planning to go out again this afternoon to the pharmacy.
I need to get that errand done before the snow begins. The prediction now is for 6 – 9 inches. It is to be in the 50s later on in the week so it will melt off quickly I hope.
Have a great Saturday. Stay safe and be happy!
Friday, March 22, 2013
I overslept this morning and now I don’t want to do anything. So for that very reason I am not going to do anything. In fact I cut my exercise time down to 15 minutes this morning instead of 30 minutes.
I always listen to NOAA weather as I am making my bed each morning. The weather forecast for Sunday made me want to go back to bed until spring really gets here. 80% chance of snow on Sunday with several inches of accumulation.
At least tomorrow there are a couple of sales for me to go to, one at a church and one at the Miller Senior Center. I will catch the sales before the snow which is scheduled to begin tomorrow afternoon.
At least the sun is shining brightly today and I am grateful for that.
Have a peaceful relaxing weekend. Stay safe and be happy!!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The calendar says spring but Mother Nature is not cooperating. The high yesterday was in the low 20s which was 54 degrees cooler than it was last year at this time. Right this very moment in time it is only 13 degrees. I heard a bad man say the S word for Saturday when I was listening to the weather report this morning.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
and bitter cold at 18 degrees right now and very windy. I am just home from the dentist where I had the crown set on one side and a loose filling replaced on the other side. Total cost for the dentist this month, $1103.00. Nothing but soup today.
Yesterday I was gone from 8:30 AM till almost 3PM to two doctor appointments. I was so tired when I came home that I just flopped down and watched the Arias trial. No computer at all.
I do not believe in the death penalty. I think someone eligible for the death penalty would suffer more if given life sentence with no chance of parole. And I do think Jodie Arias should be convicted and thus sentenced. The one good thing that our disgraced former governor George Ryan did for the state of Illinois was to abolish the death penalty. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/illinois-16th-state-abolish-death-penalty/story?id=13095912
This will be another day of rest, in fact I think it will take me a week to get caught up. lol
Have a peaceful day. Stay safe and be happy!!
Monday, March 18, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Thursday, March 14, 2013
It has been quite awhile since I listed things I am thankful for.
1. My faith…
2. My family…
3. My friends, including my blogging family…
4. And last, but not least, I was able to get out of bed this morning.
I really am thankful for so many things. Each time I pick up a book I am thankful for my sight as reading is such a joy for me. I am thankful for my WV sister who calls me 2 or 3 times a day just to make sure I am still living. There is no other living person that worries so about my well being. I am thankful for my daughter who goes with me to all of my out of town doctor appointments; and for my son who checks in with me every 3rd day just to make sure that mom is among the living. And oh, so many more things to be thankful for. I think you all know what I mean.
I have been out early this morning, to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription and to Kroger to get some groceries.
It is a damp chilly morning at 31 degrees with more rain forecast for later today.
My furnace thermostat is flashing the numbers this morning. I am waiting now for maintenance to come and change the battery.
I hope you are all having a great day. Stay safe and be happy!!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
which was a very mild winter in Illinois. At this time in March last year the temps were running in the 70s and 80s and the tulip trees were in bloom. The pictures below I took 2 doors down from me on March 17th last year.
If you click on the pictures they will be larger.
Nothing like that here this morning except for a thin layer of new snow on the ground. I did notice that my neighbor across the street cut the tree in the last picture down last year.
Have a great Wednesday. Stay safe and be happy!!
Monday, March 11, 2013
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I have been to the post office this morning, the bank and Bergner’s stopping off at Mickey D’s for a chicken sandwich. Lots of good buys this morning at Bergner’s.
I hope you all have a good week. Stay safe and be happy!!
Sunday, March 10, 2013
We are on the second straight day of non stop rain. The farmers are delighted as we are no longer considered to be in a drought situation, just ‘abnormally dry.’ It is 48 degrees right this very minute in time in the heart of central Illinois. I am delighted because the snow is all gone except for places where it has been piled up. Life is good.
Well, life is good. I was able to get out of bed this morning. The part that isn’t so good is the time change to daylight savings time. I really hate that!! I am a morning person and I could care less if it stays light an extra hour in the evening. And here is something I didn’t know but I do believe. Semi-annual 1-hour change linked to increase in heart attacks, more traffic fatalities, etc.
Academic research shows that losing an hour of daylight can be linked to negative effects on both the mind and body, including disturbed sleep patterns,
How to adjust to the time change
- Take advantage of the opportunity to get an extra hour of sleep. Don’t stay up later in anticipation of the time change.
- Eat healthy and keep hydrated. Avoid caffeinated beverages, since too much caffeine can further disrupt your natural sleep rhythm.
- Increase your exposure to bright light and physical activity during the day until late afternoon/early evening to help compensate for the overall reduction of daylight hours.
- Get your daily dose of Vitamin D. The two best ways to get the Vitamin D you need are to get adequate sun exposure (15 to 30 minutes per day in summer/southern regions — it's very difficult to get enough exposure in winter in northern regions because of reduced UV levels), or to take vitamin D supplements.
- Drivers should be extra alert — pull over if you're driving and feel drowsy. The only cure for sleepiness is sleep. Opening the window or turning up the radio are not effective ways to stay awake.
- Use this clock-change weekend as an opportunity to make home safety checks. Check and replace batteries in home smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
I hope the sun is shining wherever you are! Stay safe and be happy!!
Friday, March 8, 2013
goose is cooked
- If he doesn't win the next round, then his goose is cooked.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
it has stopped snowing and the sun is shining brightly. The temperature is 25 degrees to get up to the lower 30s today.
I went out yesterday afternoon and cleaned the snow off my car. I need to go out after a bit and get it cleaned off today as I have some prescriptions to pick up at the pharmacy.
In my post yesterday most of you had never heard of the movie Bad Day at Black Rock. I remember the movie vividly. It was out in 1955 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Day_at_Black_Rock and was the last movie I saw before I met Jim that summer. When things go wrong for me I always say I have had a bad day at black rock. That is a famous line from a scene in this movie. I imagine you can get this on NetFlix.
Since the snow has stopped I need to get out the vacuum and do a tiny bit of cleaning, not a lot, just a tiny bit.
I hope you all are having a great week. Stay safe and be happy!!
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Yesterday was a nightmare type day. Sunday morning while leisurely eating my breakfast of cereal, banana and milk I lost a part of the tooth that I was scheduled to have a crown put on next month. I hate it when something like that happens on the weekend. I called and the dentist took me in and I had the first step of the crown done yesterday morning. Two hours of drilling and fitting, etc. I was a few minutes late to my hair appointment at 11 AM. Then I had to reschedule my doctor appointment in Peoria for this morning. The weather for today is 5 – 7 inches of sleet rain and snow.
BUT!!! the icing on the cake yesterday was when I was locked out of Google for 24 hours because of unusual activity on my account. Very frustrating! I had this thought that I would leave this blog alone and just post on my Wordpress blogs. I have never been locked out of there. Wordpress does put these annoying video commercials at the end of your post.
Anyway I am back for now and I will be around sometime today to visit you all.
Stay safe and be happy!!
P. S. Do any of you remember the movie Bad Day at Black Rock? That was the last movie I saw with a date at a drive in movie before I met Jim. And life goes on.