|Custom designed curtains|
|Sealed Toilet paper|
|Custom designed curtains|
|Sealed Toilet paper|
|Hey! Down here!|
|Chewbakka attacks from behind|
It has been boardering on freezing the last 3 days. Two of the days had sunshine. That small amount of sunshine was enough to begin the melting process. I am seeing little puddles of water at the edge of the driveway. YEAH! There is hope that spring is coming in every little drip.
In the oddities of the weather, an eight hour drive south of here is getting dumped on. Over a foot of snow two weeks in a row. I feel sorry for them. I've lived through that and it is daunting.
Our weather forcast for tomorrow is fog in the morning, sunshine in the aftenoon, and below freezing at night. The day after is the same as is the next five days at least. That should make for some beautiful frosty trees if the wind stays calm.
Driving home this evening, every light I passed streamed outward from a bright center ball in thin, long shards of light that looked a halographic game of pic-up-sticks.
I went to the eye doctor today and they dialated my eyes. Can that really be safe? The distortions it caused were very pretty.
On coming cars looked like two radiant stars surrounded by a rainbow. It happened to be a night of a full moon. Those moons that are so big and low to the ground that it almost looks like if you were on the top of the building you could pick it out of the sky. That moon last night looked like the face of an angel. A soft halo circled above it's head. Flowing down to both the right and left were wide golden "sleeves" while between and staight down from the bottom of the moon was the flowing transluscent golden robe.
The angel was standing guard watching all of God's children as day passed to night.
The largest puppy from litter one just turned two years old. His people brought him back to see is one of the black/rust girls would choose them.
It was an intense competition full of puppy snuggles, puppy kisses and a few too cute moves. It boiled down to the chubby, kissy girl or the runt (also a girl).
So the "big boy" from litter one who is close to 105 pounds is going to be welcoming the runt from litter three. It will be fun to see how they grow as friends. He is taken care of so there won't be any possibility of inter-breeding.
Three puppies have homes. Eight are waiting for homes. They are all so cute and precious. I can't wait t see the peoples that they choose.
Idiot warnings have gotten so out control. From the warning on coffee cups telling you it is hot, slippery floor, and fireplace maybe hot.
Some are meant exclusively for adults to stop them from hurting themselves. I liked the fireplace warning because it added, "watch children." That notice alone needs to be posted in many public places. Too many parents let the kids run wild with no attention to where they are or what they are doing.
|Streets of Gold|
|Puppies snuggle up to G-ma|
I have the new detergent pods for my dishwasher. My boyfriend uses them in his clothes washer. There have been many news reports of children accidentally eating them as candy and ending up in the emergency room.
The pods are bright and colorful, good markeing ploy as they are very eye catching. Or is it a bad idea because they catch the eyes of children. Let us look at this from the innocent eyes of a child. Looks like candy. The container is similar in shape of a cookie jar. I got into a cookie / candy jar in the kitchen and mom hid it. I found it with a new candy in it!
I want to know what they were thinking as they designed both the pod and the jar. It is obvious they forgot to put on their "child lik view". When I was a child "Mr.Yuk" was the big thing. "Mr. Yuk is mean! Mr. Yuk is green!" was the slogan. Parents could buy stickers to put on things in the cabinets that were poisonous. Did we forget about Mr. Yuk?
My solution is that pod manufacturers should put "Mr. Yuk" on the sides of their "candy jars".
Detroit airport is a difficult airport. Concourse A is on one side. You go under ground to get to B & C. Concourse A is so long that it has a tram to take from one end to the other.
As you head under the tunnel, there is music playing to the lights illuminating from the side wall. It is a variety of methodical tempos. Different styles that are unique but blend together. All varieties that would be common at a spa. I figured that after designing a stressful airport, they added an area that everyone can pass through some relaxation and stress relief.
Back to the Cracker Barrel for a special Valentine's Day dinner. The sad part is that Dale is four states away but we did get to talk on the phone several times.
There are many reasons that I like this restaurant.
1. The salad was not only colorful but it tasted good too.
2. They serve delicious comfort food.
3. They are a mix of traditional and modern eclectic. Look at the kid's bee clothing! So cute! I wish I new someone having a baby girl.
I walked down the road, around the corner past three hotels to the restaurant and back after supper. I felt like I needed more of a workout. I went down to the pool. They keep the pool warmer here than any other hotel I have stayed at. I love it. Oh no! It just hit me. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz good night.
The city of Elkhart has it's mascot "Elk" painted and all over town. There are 30 painted Elk in total. They were painted and auctioned off to local businesses. I am suspicious about that claim because the one in the park is painted with grass and flowers. The one infront of the theatre has on a tuxedo and is wearing a flower on his lapel. On his side are tickets to the show.
Today was a beautiful day to walk to a local restaurant for lunch. I needed to take advantage of the good weather before the next round of snow came in. Lake effect snow is a real reality here. There is winter weather going through Minnesota that as it comes across the great lakes will strengthen and slow down. The snow is expected to begin late Thursday and not stop until Saturday morning.
|Through God's eyes|
|Angel on My Shoulder|
I don't like house keeping coming in every day when I stay at hotels. I use the "do not disturb" sign. So doesn't this look nice; almost like a gift basket. Despite their push for economizing and re-using towels, they have several rolled up with shampoo, conditioner and lotion in it. They also put coffee packets in there. I only have one question, "where is the chocolate?"
My co-worker this week tells me that he is a vegan. I wonder if he knows what that is because for supper he had trout, green beans that looked like they were sauteed in butter and hash browns. Modified vegetarian maybe but not vegan (no animal or product that comes from an animal.)
But choosing a restaurant is difficult. He nixed all of my favorites: Red Lobster, Texas Steak House, Cracker Barrel, Wendy's and Arby's and Dale thinks that I am picky! Overall supper was good. I had a house salad and a sushi roll. Mmmmm good.
We got this much snow as of 9PM Sunday night. We grilled out last night so the top of the grill was clear. The backyard is fairly enclosed so you don't get a lot of wind and drifting.
Mid day as the snow stopped briefly I walked home. The street was dead until I got to the corner by the American Legion. It was obvious some people had been there a long time already and some had just arrived. We were in a winter storm warning. I can't help but wonder how many of these vehicles will end up in a ditch?
The snow is beautiful as long as you are safe and sound with no reason to leave where you are at.
I almost always shop with a list and for many reasons:
1. I really don't like to shop (too many people)
2. I don't want to walk in for one thing and buy everything except that item
3. I only shop every week to two weeks. I start the list anyday and shop days later.
4. Shopping with lists saves money.
But today I forgot to put "it" on the list. I do a lot of traveling. And my stewardess style bag broke it's handle. Wooop! It just pulled straight and all the way out. There I stood with a handle in my hand that was no use. Instead of rolling it out of the airport, I carried it.
That was a while ago. I've been using other bags since then but miss my cabin friendly bag. My route today was going to be a fast food restaurant, Walmart, church (to do accounting work), bank, home.
I was at church when I saw something that reminded me; suitcase! Then the thought, "Shopko" passed through my head. In the route that would fit. Maybe if there was time.
My head again, "make the time . (period) just do it. It won't take that long. Shopko." Well I followed that still small voice and obviously someone, not me, saw that the suitcase I wanted was on sale 50% off and directed me there. I'm glad I followed the prompting of that still small voice. (God was there.)
|About one week old|
|Just over 2 weeks old|
Today was toe nail trimming day. Their sharp little nails were starting to make Duchess growl while they fed. At two weeks old, they eat in shifts. A maximum of eight puppies feed at one time. Lined up side by side they need to stretch their bodies out in order to fit.
They love to hog-pile and sleep on top of each other. They used to eat about every hour and sleep inbetween. Now they are eating half as often (eating more) and sometimes they stand up and play a bit. Their "standing" is a clutsy and wobbly, very unstable posture. They are so fun and cute to watch at this stage.
Their eyes have been open for several days. Which means those wobbly cute critters can see each other and bravely are starting to move from point A to point B. This is the time to enjoy them.
In the next, few weeks the work load on us will increase as we will need to start putting paper down and changing it several times a day. The litter was a month earlier than before so it won't be as nice as last year when the pups got to run out in the yard the last two weeks before they left.