Friday, February 11, 2011

Is it spring yet?

Princess Bear (PB) asked on the way home from school a few days ago when it would be summer. Ummmm, maybe as soon as all the pile snow melts & we go through spring first???? My child is not so good with the whole patience thing! She really doesn't care much about spring except for the fact that she gets to ditch her coat without big ramifications. (she tried wearing a zipper hoodie as a coat the other day- with temps in the negatives!!!). Me, I'm getting really excited about spring. I want to plant some seeds! My favorite season is fall but spring is a runner up. I'm not a fan of either heat or cold. I'm considering building this light setup that I found in Urban Farming. So awesome and about $45 for the whole she-bang! WooHoo! I'm taking over my dad's basement workroom- he just doesn't know it yet!!! haha!

I have my surgery for my carpel and cubital tunnel scheduled for next Friday. I'm a bit nervous because during my pre surgery visit the nurse told me that my ankle would swell and bruise badly again just as part of the healing process. I also am off advil as of today because of the bleeding risk. I'm playing around with postponing the surgery until summer. That way the garden will be going full swing and PB will be done with school so I don't have to worry about those things. Hmmmmm- what to do, what to do?

I've also been emailing with a nice guy named Shawn that I met on Farmers Only website. He wants me to call him. I'm trying to gather up my courage and reach for the phone. This whole online dating things is much weirder and a bit more than I thought it was going to be. Still not sure what I think.

Ok- I'm going to go tackle my room some more and then maybe call Shawn. Have a great day!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Another week.....

Well, snowpalooza is done and over with. Thank goodness! It was not fun but we all survived so I suppose that's good! Here are a few pics of what it was like here near the end of last week.





Princess Bear (PB) had a blast playing in the snow. She literally just throws herself around, dives, slides and builds. We wound up with mounds of snow that were almost 4 feet high on each side of our driveway and she was jumping and sliding off of those- the child has no concept of personal safety but is always about all out fun! Her school district has a new superintendent and school was cancelled from Tuesday through Friday. I must confess that Tuesday was a stretch because it hadn't even started snowing until mid morning time frame but ok. Friday was cold but they should have been back in school but what can you do. The new superintendent is not a Midwesterner and evidently not used to snow storms. She was concerned about bus riders because the weather was so cold and most sidewalks weren't cleared. Um, got news for you- after a storm like this sidewalks don't get cleared! The plows have come through and laid an extra several feet of snow on the sidewalks and that stuff isn't moving until it warms up- a lot! The time off did give me a lot of time to do a lot of one on one education time with PB. For the most part she was a pretty good sport about it and we're making headway so I'm happy.

So that was the story here. I'm going to go work in PB's closet some more- fun stuff! Hope y'all are staying warm!