Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Yet another storm is slamming into Northern California, bringing another round of strong wind and heavy rain to ground that is already saturated from days of rain.
The fourth storm in a series that has lasted all week is working its way across the state with the brunt of the storm to pound the Valley around midday.
A high wind warning is in effect for much of the Central Valley with steady winds from 25-40 miles per hour expected along with gusts up to 50-60 miles per hour."
It has been really wet & windy here. We need the rain badly, the wind, NOT at all !
Last time we had a storm like this one, we had no power for 4 days. To add to the misery, our generator quit working. We ended up in a hotel because after the rain stopped, the temperature dropped and we couldn't stay in the freezing house.
This time, we have a new generator, which has been test fired recently and IS working. We can at least have heat on & off and run the pump for the well. (Flushing toilets are pretty important, too) I think we could probably stick it out this time.
Send California your good thoughts, please?
Friday, January 15, 2010
Might just be me, but I have a very difficult time typing a "word" that doesn't make sense to me. So I began trying to turn these random strings of characters into something I could get my 61 year old brain to recognize. Now I have tell you, it's not always easy. Sometimes I just can't make it happen. So, I type the letters wrong and get an error message AND a better word.
I've been saving some of the word verifications that tickled me. Yes, I am easily amused. I thought I would share...lucky you!
Monday, January 11, 2010
I did get a few recommendations. I am posting them here so you can enjoy them too!
First, here are the two I recommended that day:
Mennonite Girls Can Cook
Blooming on Bainbridge
~Doodles at Tombstone Tumbleweed, Peanut Butter Etouffee and Imagine for Me recommends:
~Shirley at Shirley's World recommends:
Cozy Little House
Family Trees May Contain Nuts
Hope you enjoy them!
Friday, January 8, 2010
I can imagine the french doors leading out to the slate floor, the fireplace, the lush green conservatory trees. It would be the perfect place to host tea parties, Holiday meals, Friday morning bible study, meetings/parties with my Tupperware team.
As I build my Tupperware business to the next level, having a dream/goal is important. This should satisfy that requirement, don't you think?
If you want to dream too, check out this link: Renaissance Conservatories
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
We have 4 big windows in our kitchen. Each one is topped by a transom-style window. I love all the light, but those 4 top windows are bird magnets. The windows face the sunrise, and it seems that for a couple of hours, the birds can't distinguish them from the sky. We have at least one bird strike a week. I always run to see "who" has concussed him/herself. Only once have a seen a dead bird, usually they just sit dazed for a few minutes and then fly off. I am a birder, so this is very distressing to me!
We are having stained glass put in these windows, and two of the four are installed. This seems to help the birds, and the summer heat in my kitchen. But yesterday, again one of my avian friends failed to recognize the glass in front of him! I heard the noise and hurried to the kitchen.
This what I saw. A beautiful California Quail sitting on my porch swing.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
I know everyone is very busy this time of year. It's hard to think about blogging when you have a million things to do. I understand, really. I have been on forced time off for two weeks, looking forward to really catching up with everyone. While many of you have been there to entertain, inspire & educate, some haven't posted in weeks and others have disappeared for months!
Let me preface this next part by saying that "I am faithful"! I continue to check my favs often, just in case I've missed a post. I'll be thrilled when you return and once again fill my life with your news, inspiration and friendship!
But at the risk of being labeled "fickle", I have to confess to wondering off into blogdom looking for new friends. Not to replace the old ones, just to add to the mix. One can NEVER have too many friends, right?
What's the whole point of this tongue-in-cheek post? I have, over the last month or so, discovered a few blogs that are new to me, and I am enjoying them so much, I wanted to share a couple of them with you.
In return, would you share a blog that is new to you; one that you're so happy to have discovered? Click on the Email Me text in the sidebar and send me the link. I'll publish them all in a week or so. That way, we can all make some new friends!Here are two of my favorite new finds!
Mennonite Girls Can Cook - My mouth is watering! Do you want delicious recipes and "Bread For The Journey"? You'll find them both on this beautiful blog.
Blooming on Bainbridge - You're going to love meeting Teresa! She's so full of fun and she's loving her life on Bainbridge Island.