Monday, March 20, 2023

Anyway the Wind Blows

Hello, March Winds!

Just a little bit of fun for Spring's debut into our lives this year. I had hoped to capture a huge flock of birds that met me at my front door, but by the time I got my camera, they had moved twice and were just exiting the neighbor's huge field. What a symphony of Spring, though. I really loved that.

I had decided to roll the dice and buy an order called "Lot: Quilts" from a seller on Etsy who is located in India. These are simply two layers of fabric with no filler that are hand stitched...  I had to wait quite a while longer than they had said, but today was the day they came.  I liked them okay for what I had hoped...  just something cheerful and lightweight to throw outside when people visit, or to drape over a table. I had no choice on the colors, but these are fine...  I used two on my bed, and they immediately got the Callie stamp of approval. Oh, that girl loves something new... She couldn't wait until I tucked in the corners!

I have a huge slowcooker of Primavera Vegetables ready for supper. They smell so good. I think I am going to serve them over a nice baked potato.  My son may call me out on no meat, but I just don't have any ready and I'm pretty much sure we won't miss it this night. I used all the vegetables in my crisper except the lettuce! Bell peppers, cabbage slaw mix, carrots, onions, green onions, black olives, tomatoes...  and then organic chicken broth, that new seasoning called Farm Dust, and a ton of Italian Herbs.  It better be good because it made a whole potful.

I've been working on books and journals. I have an order of six to finish up this week. I posted a few on Etsy, and I even sold and mailed one. I will say the Ladybugs or beetles have been slightly deterrent for my joy to just bubble forth. Since the craft room or Studio I inhabit is on the Southern exposure.... yuck..  If I complained before, just know I don't mind complaining every single day about them...  lol... You are welcome. Everyone please remind me to spray in August for next year's crop.

Have a lovely Spring

Whimsy and Hugs!

Thursday, March 2, 2023

March Madness

Welcome to early signs of Spring as we face winds and storms almost every day.  My goodness! It's so muddy. The young man who hauls things finally extracted his trailer from my side yard... after a series of lemony snicket unfortunate attempts that caused him to need backup! He FINALLY brought a few friends... and two trucks ... and a swath of tow straps... Now that part of the yard has the appearance of a wild caribou's stomping ground.   

despite all that, I'd say March "came in" like a lamb.  I've always loved this month of the year.  I'm actually leaving the house tomorrow, even though I think we're getting nasty weather. I have a date with an Echo gram... wish me luck. 
We've been treated to a night view of Jupiter and Venus... Wow!
Just Wow!
I know... I'll stop. Don't let me say that I'm not posting a picture of Ur----.. lol I taught middle school for far too many years to pass that up! So sorry.
Tonight I'm making buffalo chicken gluten free macaroni and cheese and fresh broccoli. I'm not a complete fan of gluten free products; I just buy them sometimes to try to help my son.  I personally think the gluten-free prices are the newest extortion! And sometimes they hurt my tummy!
I'm on a quest for a better system of cat litter. So any of you have a good plan?  We've tried Martha Stewart"s Pretty Litter, but I didn't care for that odd odor... 😕 I currently just scoop daily but it's just so tiresome and messy... Callie loves to scatter so I have to sweep every day... Lucky she's worth it... lol
Have a great weekend!