Thursday, January 29, 2009


Well, time to bundle up, cozy in and hibernate. January doesn't seem to like me here in the northern hemisphere and I don't like January here either! (Unless we have about 12" of snow at all times - I do like snow - but not just a little dusting here and there!) Let's just say that all the troubles and problems of the year seem to come to a head in this horrible month. Next year, I've decided to cancel the whole month. Either that, or head south! And while I'm about it, perhaps I'll cancel February too.
And as for that little varmint groundhog who pokes his head up on February 2 every year, I'll say right now - don't bother!! Stay in hibernation AT LEAST 'til March 15!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Someone sent me these funny expressions and thought I'd pass them on to brighten your day!

This is what SAD looks like:

This is what SORRY looks like:

This is what bad spelling looks like:

This is what being DEAF looks like:

This is what "I can wait" looks like:

This is what "Oh________?!" looks like:

This is what ADHD looks like: (I can think of others too...)

This is what "Uh-oh! I'm in big trouble now" looks like:(or "Darn, now I'll be late for work!")

This is what "I'm a gonner"  looks like:

Have a wonderful Ides of January.
Til next time!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Jan 11

Happy birthday to a SIL! You know who you are! We're stuck in a bit of a freeze right now - beautiful clouds all day - perfect for snow, but when the temps started dropping to the "right-for-snow" level, the clouds peacefully drifted away. So no snow pictures for you. :-( There is a beautiful full moon visible now - seeming to float between the remaining wisps of cloud.

There's not much to write about except that we started school this past week and it went really well despite some late nights on my part! This week I aim to do better, so am hitting the hay soon. One highlight was catching a little "spring peeper" tadpole and now it has tiny - like 1mm across- back feet, and legs 2-3mm long. I hope S takes updated photos to show the development through the weeks. They're very slow developers - up to 100 days - and who knows when he hatched, but we're going to see what happens... He has large eyes for his size and we're feeding him triop food. We put a couple dead ladybugs in there but I don't think he has a taste for them so they're out now. He's quite cute I have to say.

Nighty night!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year?

"Peace" from one of my New Zealand cousins: (like the wig, by the way!)

Someone pointed out that our new year (Jan 1) is pagan and I have to agree. The religious calendar started in March/April, depending on the moon cycles. Nevertheless, I do wish for you all another blessed new year starting today - for each day is the start of the rest of our lives, including a year (if we are so blessed as to live out the year!). So, since this is a recognized "milestone" I do hope 2009 brings you peace, joy and love in abundance.

Finally we have weather that fits the season again after a rather warm and wet week. Somehow we always have a week or two of "unseasonably" warm weather around this exact time every year. Therefore, my theory is that it is not UNseasonable - because it's very reliable and thus we have a little 'season' of warmth every late December. We'll just have to find a name for that other than "winter".

Anyhoo, I don't have much to write about here (tho am having stimulating discussions elsewhere!). Don't get me wrong...there's just not much 'general' news and on lazy days like this I don't get much accomplished which rather spoils the day for me since I'm used to working 24/7 it seems like, and don't enjoy doing nothing!

Here's a picture of another cousin:

Come on you other guys, get with YOUR I can at least have something exciting to read!