Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Tuesday morning and February has already begun. We had blue skies one whole day...
...but many days we were lucky if we got a peek of sunlight before it disappeared behind the thickening clouds.
Karma...asking in the morning for me to open the patio door several inches so she can get a good whiff of the outside world.
Karma doesn't care if it's only 20 degrees out there--she wants to smell that cold air. Just misses her old porch. And here I thought my days of opening and closing doors to the freezing cold were done when I moved here--LOL!
Besides the usual--laundry, making a big pot of bean soup, and other necessities--I did get my writing prompt stickers slathered with some color.
Decided to do two months at once this time.
Looks so cool when you peel away the backing and just the colorful stickers remain.
I have kept up with my daily journaling and the writing prompt journal...oh, and my bullet, of course, so far this year. But January wasn't a very creative month. I'm hoping February will be better. :)
I had everything set up on Sunday for Craft Night but by the time Ian was in bed Leah was too tired to come over and next Sunday is their Super Bowl party. I left out my paper trimmer and card stock, though, so I can start cutting it into quarters so I can stamp some card fronts to color (for sets of birthday cards) while I watch TV. I haven't done stamp coloring for years and have been ready to dive in again.
McFamily and I got together last night for our (very late this year because we usually get together for dinner after New Year's) Christmas. Everything is off kilter this year. I am ordering Ian a few things now in February--(but we won't mention Christmas to him because he wouldn't understand). There was no way I could manage sewing him anything like I planned...well, you know how bad of shape I've been in for many months. Good thing Ian is too small to notice yet...but my free pass for messing up is over with as of this year, I think--LOL! ;)
McFamily got me a set of metal kitchen utensils! With red handles!
No, they don't have a stripe on the end of the handle. The light just is hitting the angled ends.
Now I can add all my plastic utensils to the kitchen give-away box in the garage for freecycle this spring. I no longer have any non-stick pots and pans--only metal and cast iron--tada!
Karma's still been on and off her food...sleeps a lot...gets up stiff-legged. For years she wouldn't touch anything but pate canned foods. Well, one of the cans I got from that Natural Grocers store wasn't pate and she ate it really well. So I had Leah pick up a case of Fancy Feast (chunks with gravy) at Costco. Smaller cans, so actually less waste if she goes off her food again. (And I could always gift them to Sammy and Annie if she refused to eat them at all.)
Last night I gave her a big tablespoon (she gets one in the evening, too) and she licked the bowl clean. Same thing this morning. But then it is something "new" and tonight she could easily walk away or barely touch it. Same with her dry foods, too. Some days she eats them and some days she barely touches them. Could be just getting older. She acts about the same otherwise.
Since we had melty-temps a couple of days there is more brown grass exposed around near me.
You can see the evidence of the wind vortex by my patio, eh? LOL! Lots of snow left out there, though.
And, as it melts away, we are left with all the little rabbit gifts--LOL! You should see how many gifts they have left around the dumpster!
The jackrabbits must go around behind--between the dumpster and the fence to get out of the wind. Smart. But they leave a tremendous amount of evidence behind--LOL!
That's about it from Fargo this morning. You can see Miss Karma is in her chair...McLap and my faithful red cup. (Hi everybody over at Elizabeth's for T_Day!)
Karma is gently snoring. It's a dark day. Says 27 degrees but feels like 16--so there's some wind, not just breeze today. Since there's so much exposed grass scattered about now I haven't seen the grouse for two days. I may have missed them, of course. Been engrossed in letter writing. I am actually going to make an attempt to join in on International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo) and try to send 29 letters or cards this month! What the heck. :)
And I need to work on making cards this month, too.
Oh, and the plan is for Leah to take me grocery shopping at Cashwise tomorrow. Caroline is returning to work soon and she'll be coming to clean later in the month. I can hardly wait to hear all about her little boy Parker and see pictures. :)
Speaking of which, I totally forgot to take any pictures last night at McFamily's! I am just terrible about that. I am so engrossed with the visit that it just flies out of my brain. I was reading books to Ian last night and we were having a high time! Then when he went to bed Leah cut my hair for me--and Dagan dropped me back at home to a lonesome cat who demanded lots of extra snuggle time. The wonderful days just fly by. :)
I promise I will try to remember to get some pics of us shopping tomorrow. ;)
Did that feel like a long Minnesota goodbye? LOL!
Anyways, have a sweet day!! :):)
"Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray."