Sunday, March 24, 2013

Snow...oh Why?

winter Even though in the last week or so the weather reports have called for snow, I hoped it wouldn't happen, which, it didn't.  Hehehe.  But, oh no, it couldn't hold off any longer.  I looked out the window this evening and little snowflakes were falling.  Boo!  Now, the flakes are thicker and coming down harder.  Oh, and it's sticking to the ground. 

On the same note, my birthday is coming up on April 3rd.  When my mom would tell me about bringing me home from the hospital {after my birth} she said it was snowing.  That was in Washington, Pennsylvania.  So, I never really believe in nice weather until after April 3rd.  After that, I wanna see sunshine, sweater weather or t-shirt weather.  Oh yeah. 

I've been doing a little cleaning.  I took a bunch of books to a place that sells books for charity.  Two things are hard for me to get rid of:  books and craft supplies.  I don't know why.  I guess because when I was younger, much younger, those two things gave me joy.  I spent a lot of time at the library reading and doing homework.  It was quiet and a place to go to learn about all kinds of stuff.  The crafts were always fun to do; to be creative.  How you can take something plain and turn it into something pretty or useful is so neat!  But seeing how my closet is getting empty is a good feeling, a burden that is being released. 

Next week will be Easter, so I'll have to get my menu ready.  I'm probably going to make potato salad and have a ham. 


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Ahh, Spring Where Art Thou??

Spring Smiley  I know that some people love winter and that's fine, but I'm a spring {chicken} myself.  I know I probably have already said this, but spring is so wonderful.  Everything that was dead comes alive.  Trees bloom, flowers are poking up out of the ground and are sprouting new blossoms, the birds are building nests and raising families.  And the wonderful smell of cut grass and dirt when planting the garden are, well, terrific!  Here in Maryland we've had a couple of 60 degree days and oh, my....then, boom....cold and windy again.  *sigh*

The day before yesterday I got into a cleaning mood, which I don't get into very often.  I think it might have been the caffeine I've been drinking.  Too many teas and soda..definitely. I cleaned out the computer closet which really needed it bad which took most of the day, then I cleaned out my clothes closet and organized it.  Which I must say gives me more room and it looks better than having all my clothes squashed together.  I'm putting away my heavy sweaters in hopes that spring will get here soon.  I'll just wear my long sleeve shirts and a hoodie when I go out.  The t-shirts I'm no longer gonna wear I'm making t-shirt yarn out of.  Then I'm gonna choose some colors and crochet or knit a new top out of it.  Awesome!  I love being frugal and reusing things.  Of course, when I started cleaning I forgot to take before and after pictures.  Geez!  How can I document my progress if I don't see the befores and afters?

The next thing I really, really need to get done is grocery shopping.  Oh, I hate doing that, but we have nothing to eat in this house.  Okay, that's not true.  We have some canned vegetables, spam {sticking my finger down my throat because that is Donald's and not mine}, and some odds and end stuff, but I have nothing I can make a meal out of.  Yeah, tomorrow I'll be cutting coupons and making a list for the store. 

Well, that's it for the time being. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Winter or Spring

Even though it's technically still winter, it's been somewhat sunny here the last two days.  I feel the "spring cleaning" bug starting to bite.  I've already told my husband some of the house projects I want done when the weather starts to get better outside.  On that note, I will really have to write everything down, of course or Donald will 'forget' I even mentioned the home projects.  You'd think after being together for 35 years he'd figure out I got his number.  But even now he tries to pull out his 'forget' card on me.  Haha.  Once the daffodils start to pop out of the ground like they are doing, that's exciting!!  Nature sure knows what's going on.

Last Saturday I spent the day redoing my files and filing a year's worth of bill receipts I failed to file last year.  Why do I end up doing the same thing every January/Febuary?  Habits are so hard to break or laziness is.  I asked Donald one night about God and His being organized.  Can you imagine how chaotic this world and everything in it would be if God decided to be lazy and take the day off?  His work is so organized and runs so well, yet even in our everyday routiness we put off doing what needs to be done.  

Today listening to the Christian radio station I heard this song and for the next few days I'll probably be singing it just because it's stuck in my head: