Thursday, January 29, 2009

My morning view

After another foot of snow yesterday.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009


We watched the inauguration in the classroom at school today. The kids were bored out of their minds... constantly asking, "Is it almost over?". Of our 5 kids watching it, 2 of them had their heads down on their desks the majority of the time, one of them was drawing, and another one was biting his stuffed animal and shaking it around. (For those who don't know I work in a classroom of kids with emotional/behavioral disabilities, ages 11-14). I gave our rabid dog biter some silly putty to quiet him down.... it seemed to work for a while. After Obama was sworn in, there was a poem read..... one of the kids asked if it was about Fat Albert!! We couldn't figure that one out. Regardless it will make for an interesting story for me to recall about our country's history.

Monday, January 19, 2009


I am stressed out....... I can't kick this cold I have, I am worried about our finances (whats new), and frustrated with my job. I haven't been sleeping well which is very unlike me. Yesterday I slammed my finger in the door and then today I smashed it between two logs when I was carrying firewood in. I have a big blood blister now and feel like my fingertip is going to burst. Tony has been working up north a lot lately and I feel like I barely get to spend anytime with him when he is home. One of our tenants moved out without even telling us, so now we are once again cleaning up an apartment and trying to get it rented.
Ok, rant over. We got over a foot of snow this weekend. I ready to start thinking about putting together a seed order.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Blog List

I've added a list of some of the blogs I read on my sidebar. If I have posted your blog against your wishes, please let me know and I will take it down.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Cold and Cold

Its really cold outside (-5 without the windchill) and I have a cold. I stayed home from work today hoping to recuperate. Instead I got a phone call from the caregiver of the summer residence I help clean.... the alarm was going off that the water pipes were at low temperatures...could I go over and open the sink cabinets (as he thought that was all it was). I said sure seeing as it would only take about 30 minutes. Well I get there to find a freezing cold house. The indoor temps were ranging from 32-47 degrees! Long story short, they ran out of propane and I hung out for 3 hours in a really cold house waiting and working with the gas man to get the heat back on. One of the 2 furnaces wouldn't go back on and remains off overnight, but I'm done. I did my good deed.

Teachers meetings at work tomorrow. Still will be sick but not having the kids there will make it a bit easier of a day to get through.

The bunnies are living indoors in our sunroom for the duration of this cold spell. They can withstand cold, but I would leave them out there in these temps, especially with the wind.

Hagrid has dirty feet.

Sunoom/sewing room/library/bunny and cat romper room
See the bunny?

They do seem to love their outdoor living quarters though. I blocked the underside of their hutch in with straw and laid down a deep bed of it on the ground. They have a nice little burrow going under there.
The chickens seem to be fairing well even with these temps. We have a light up in the coop which keeps it a bit warmer. They have also been getting lots of extra table scraps to help fatten them up and keep them warm. Red, our rooster also gets special vaseline treatments to his comb and waddle to help ward off frostbite (been there and done that with our first rooster, Buffy).

Sunday, January 11, 2009

4th picture from 4th folder

Lots of the blogs I read are doing this 'challenge' where they post the 4th picture they have in their 4th picture folder. Nobody 'challenged' me to do it, but I thought it might be interesting and I couldn't think of anything else to post about.
I have lots and lots of folders, so I decided to post one from 2006, one from 2007, and one from 2008.

Here's 2006. This was in October, when I got sick with mono and developed an infection in my lymph node which to this day we still don't know what caused it. The closest guess was that it may have been cat scratch fever (from my dear Nora who was a kitten at the time). Thinking back on it, they tested me for a bunch of odd maladies, but never thought to check for Lyme Disease. It is something I may ask to be tested for at my next doctors appointment due to constantly achey joints........
April 2007. Nora had her babies. This is her with Monkey and Ty.
2008, Stargazer Lily. I miss my gardens...... it is snowing outside as I type. Need to order a catalog from Johnny's Seeds and get an order put together for this years gardens.