Snow Day!


Miss Anna obviously sent her snow to me from Sweden.  And in as much as I’m always appreciative of someone’s kind gestures, trust me when I say “No really.  You can keep it.” as my reply.  It’s headed your way if you live in southern Cheeseland and/or northern Illinois.  Fortunately we are on the northern edge of this front but there’s stil enough falling to completely mess up metro traffic; not saying that it’s doesn’t take much to do that either.

It’s actually gonna be fun, fun, fun walking in this today.  I really do like hearing the sound of snow crunching underfoot even if if it is wet and cold out there.



Sunday Afternoon


So what do you do in the middle of January in central Minnesota when one is waiting for Spring?  The gummy’s and I made some triple berry jelly is what we did.  The market had the berries on sale anywho and I only have one jar of triple berry left; so this was a good weekend to make some jelly to some restocking of the pantry.  The only downside was Mom came and got them early so they didn’t have any to take home with them but I’ll have a couple jars for them next weekend.  That and I promised them that we will make some strawberry jam the next time they come spend the night.  That appeased them for now.

Saturday Night


Yanno, it feels good to sit down and just not do anything after a day like today.  Cleaning and vacuuming and laundry and market run and exercising and baking some French bread and this cat is just wore out.

I’ve had some interesting follows this season.  I had a WP follower that was obviously a business since it was trying to hook me up with some single ladies from Venezuela.  Then I had another last month that was trying to hook me with Peruvian ladies.  It begs the question:  Were they really trying to hook me up or were they trying to separate me from my wallet???  I think the ladies would be kinda cool to dance with tho.

I just removed them as followers and kept my wallet in a safe place.



So I did my usual Saturday morning vacuuming around my schloss.  I swear to God I vacuumed up enough cat hair that I must have a third or fourth cat hiding out around here.  Big Boy and Miss Lily are holding out on me.  I suspect they’ve been having kitty parties at night when I sleep.

That would explain why the Bacardi bottle appears to have been dipped in to and where this disco ball came from.  Doggone cats.

I love living here!


I love it here.  It’s Friday night, the music is hot, and there’s even hotter metro area ladies dancing the night away.  Man, these babes are something else.  This cat is gonna get lucky!!!!!

OK, ya got me.  I have a tee shirt and my comfy pants on.  I have some popcorn and I’m watching Hell’s Kitchen.

Well, it was a good illusion while it lasted.

Five for Friday


Well it’s that time of week once again where I do battle with my brain in the eternal struggle over what I can and cannot do.  Let’s see …

1. Critter Report:  I’m finally catching sight of the bunny that comes to visit me in the dark and feed at the feed dish the I put out for them.  It’s a wee small one and I suspect it was one of the bunnies that were born last summer.  I’m glad to see it managing to survive the central Minnesota winter.

2. Here’s Another Critter Report:  I have sighted a bald eagle flying around my area which is kind of unusual since were quite a ways from either the Minnesota or Mississippi rivers.  Maybe I’ll have my camera close by sometime so I can zoom in on it.  It would be even better if I can catch it perched in a tree close by.  This is more reason to looking a getting a better zoom lens.

3. I need a lot of work and research into taking better photos of early morning sunrises.  Maybe I need to get off my backside and see if the local community college offers some photography courses.

4. Isn’t it fun getting to go to a dentist just so the dental techs can use sharp metal instruments of torture and death on your teeth?  What’s even more fun is paying them for this experience.  God help me!

5. A close friend and I were talking this week and she used a phrase that took me by surprise.  She described my mental and emotional state as my “new normal“.  Actually, she was spot on when I thought long and hard about what she said.  I hate it too.  “My new normal”.  It sounds like a disease.

Okey dokey pokey!  There ya have it.  feel free to comment and/or wave a happy “Hidey Ho!” as you pass thru.  🙂

It’s Funny …


 … how 37*F (3C) can feel so cold in November yet it feels like a Spring day in January.  It was nice to take a short walk with with my black fleece vest instead of a winter coat. The sun felt so good as it heated up my vest.  It felt so good not having that restrictive feeling that a winter coat gives me.

I know this won’t last for long but it feels pretty damn good right now.

Ok, so this is how my diet plan is working out.


OK, so I’ll freely admit that my diet and exercising program isn’t going according to Hoyle right now.  I’m doing the walking thingee in good weather and bad (trust me when I say -15*F weather is bad) but my weight has … increased.  Yeh, I actually saw the “195” number show on the scale a while back (LOL!  Yeh right.  How long ago?) but I haven’t seen it in ages.  And now I have to be careful of binge eating because of the season keeping me indoors more than usual (that’s cuz it’s damn cold out there right now).  I’ll admit it.  I’m weak when it comes to chocolate and ice cream.  God help me.