Monday, March 19, 2018

Run away, little germies...

Got the runny nose, everything aches, exhausted, somewhat queasy thing going on.  Bleah.  Hoping my tax guy can fit me in, once I'm less infested; this was not a good morning for our appointment, after all.

Didn't have enough energy to drive Clyde to day care.  That's probably just as well, since today is sunny, and there will be rain much of the rest of the week -- he's just not into rain.  He acts just like a cat if sunbeams are available, stretching out and absorbing the wonderfulness.  ;)

My beloved has all this work to get ready for a trial in a few weeks, with bonus out-of-town meetings and stuff.

What's the happenings with you?

Monday, March 12, 2018

Is it Spring yet?

I hope it's coming soon!  So very nice to have the days growing longer, and some fruit trees have burst into blossom.

Some more rain is due tonight -- which is good, since we need the moisture, but I've had about enough gloom to last a little while.

Sadly, I have put off organizing my tax stuff, and need to get that together this week.

What's the news with you?

Monday, March 5, 2018

Whining from under a pile of snow

Spring might be coming to other parts of the world, but a significant percentage of my country woke up to a giant pile of snow this morning! So far, I'm a little relieved by it (this ends the driest 15 months in our city's records, and that includes the Dustbowl Dirty Thirties). But parents around the city are scrambling to drive their kids to school, because the school buses aren't running. Our piano lessons were postponed, because between the teacher's need to drive her kids to school, and then to allow much more time to get across town for a later appointment, there's no time for piano today.

Li'l E is in heaven, of course. She's been disappointed by how little snow we've had this year, and with no preschool on Mondays, the only item on her agenda is to play in the yard for as long as possible.

Which means that I'm not getting a lot of indoor cozy time. Think of me, as you go about your warmer days, as I sit in a snowbank, drinking tea from  my travel mug, watching a five year old make her thirtieth snow angel.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Puppy Whining

The puppy would like to whine (literally, piercingly) that the Baboos went to school in that big, loud, yellow thing; and now she can't find them, and she's stuck with boring Mama.

Mama would like to whine that there has been interrupted sleep and a lot of wiping and picking up of unmentionables off the floor. Puppy is about 50% house trained, so I guess that's better than it could be.

Baboos would like to whine that they had to go to school and are missing out on all the fun.

AW: But holy cow, she is cute.

Monday, February 19, 2018

What the what, weather?

We're in a cooling trend, with frost maybe tonight.  But this morning was sunny!

Then, bam.  It sprinkled a little, which is kind of exciting since we have not had enough moisture.  But then BAM, it hailed!  At my house!  Even though it's 50F outside!  That freaked the heck out of all the pets, because we don't have an attic, do have skylights, and so one can hear it all.

Here's what was left on the chaise.  Most of it just melted when it hit the ground.  The dog may never agree to go out again, at least until dinner time.

NL, sending love for tomorrow.  Glad the visitors were good.

What's new at everybody's place?

Monday, February 12, 2018

Will you be my Valentine?

My sweetie and I don't do anything big on Valentine's Day -- maybe a toast, maybe some flowers.  But I loved this day when the kids were little, and everybody in everybody's class exchanged cards.  It was such a lovely reminder to be kind, to look for the good in others, to work past differences.

Oops, I forgot to get cards to send my kids!  Well, on the list for today...

My son and his fabulous wife will be taking a belated honeymoon trip next month, and they'll miss Easter (plus Passover, just a couple days before).  I usually go a little nuts and make Easter baskets for the kids (adulthood does not change some obligations), but none of them will be here!  Plus, we usually invite the in-laws over, but this year I think we'll have a belated Easter feast instead, after the honeymooners return.  My husband's must-do for Easter is cooking his mom's specialties, lamb shish kebab and pilaf, etc., which works better with a small crowd.

What's new with you?

Monday, February 5, 2018

Dreaming of springtime

We are under a giant pile of snow, with temperatures that keep dipping into the Extreme Cold Warning regions, but I am surrounded by packets of seeds and seed catalogues. I spent part of the afternoon coordinating a combined seed order with a friend, and planning out how to save efforts this year (we'll start our seeds together, and then let Mr. Q water them all under the grow lights at school, taking away the temptation to spend lots of money on bedding plants). It's minus a billion outside, and I'm dragging my feet, avoiding the frigid drive to piano lessons, and so I'm filling my brain with daydreams of sunshine and green leaves.

Thank goodness February is such a short month.