Saturday, February 09, 2013

Snow on east coast

This video showed up on Facebook.  It wouldn’t let me put a copy on my web site, but here is a link.

We could use some of that moisture around here.

Sunday Morning:

I am fascinated with the time lapse movies—here is another one:

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Should we worry?

It all started when I happened to glance north around 9:00 am this morning.  It was raining.  And, a man was walking down our driveway, wet, not dressed for the weather.  For those who haven’t been here, we live about three tenths of a mile off of the main road—far enough that we can’t see who goes by on the road.

Maybe it is all the violence that has occurred lately, but the whole thing scared me.  Dan went to the door and invited him in.  He needed to use a phone.  (He was a young man—who doesn’t have a cell phone anymore?)  Anyway, he used Dan’s cell phone to call a person who needed directions to get here from somewhere near Baldwin. 

Meanwhile, I was in the bedroom being very quiet.  I did not want him to know I was here. 

He was parked nearly a mile away, down one of the roads to the river.  Dan ended up trying to help him get his truck started, then taking him to Globe to meet his ride who was a lady with a small child, which eased my concern.

Dan said he seemed nice enough, very quiet.  Probably we wouldn’t have thought too much more about it, except

our mail was stolen out of the mailbox today 

And, the truck is no longer where it was parked….

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

One more popcorn post…..

This is just too funny not to put on here, especially since I’ve been writing about popcorn for the last week…..

73359_288711617921996_46857242_n By the way, I don’t know this person—just picked the picture up off the internet

Monday, February 04, 2013

Another Birthday? Yep, mine!

It’s been one of the best—but then I say that every year.  I do love birthdays.  Here’s how mine went down.

The celebration started last night when a few friends gathered for the Super Bowl and sometime after it was over, I got a Happy Birthday song.  They told me I looked flustered because I was singing to myself.  Actually, I think I had one too many wine spritzers.

First thing this morning I sat down at the computer with my cup of coffee to check the news.  Who knew the mighty Google would know to wish me a Happy Birthday?

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Later this morning, Christi took time out of her day to give me a much needed haircut and a little visiting time. 

Then, Dan and I enjoyed  lunch at Sue’s.  She served Crab Bisque with homemade Swedish Rye bread, wine, and Gingerbread with lemon sauce for dessert.  No gourmet restaurant could have served anything more delicious. Here is her table.  Her gift, besides the wonderful meal?—the best popcorn around that can’t be purchased again until next summer.

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While Sue and I visited, Dan ran over to Target to get the Sodastream kit they had on sale this week. (Thanks Drue for the heads up)  I like to think it is our gift to one another, but I think I like sparkling water better than Dan.  I guess Sodastream had a commercial ready for the Super Bowl but it was cut because Pepsi and Coke didn’t like it. 

Then it was over to our local family where Kim, Aaron, Adam and Evan (Marc had a meeting) finished off the day in style with a Baskin Robbins ice cream pie.

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As always, a highlight of any special day around here is to open the mailbox and find letters addressed to me!  Love those cards.   I also found birthday greetings from friends, many high school, on Facebook.  It is fun to hear from not only those I see regularly but friends from years past.

As Dean, one of those high school friends, and writes Ontario Wanderer found on the sidebar,  said on his Facebook post, “The nice thing about getting older is getting older.”  So true, Dean!  It was a good day.