Monday, March 31, 2008

pushing spring

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

If we can't get it here via Mother Nature, we'll just force the issue!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

The mutterings have been found. I got the link from Roscoe.

I say ... and you think ... ?

Stuffed :: Animal, Turkey, me when I eat too much
Gills :: Fish
Distance :: Miles
Panties :: Cotton . . . oh how prosaic
Checkered :: flag
Fill in :: the blank
Taunting :: Picking on
Diner :: Omelets, good breakfast, Mel's
Pizza :: Dominos, Bacon-cheddar-cheeseburger
Best friend :: Soul Mate

Unconscious Mutterings

Can't seem to get to them today. Checked with Roscoe, and he couldn't either. Anyone else try?

Friday, March 28, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

New Chocolate Treat

This year my favorite store, October Moon, carried Voges chocolate bunnies. Chocolate? Exotic? From my favorite store? All it took was putting it in the e-letter and I was there. I selected one for us to share on Easter. (At $12 each I couldn't afford six of them. Besides, they ARE solid chocolate.) I chose the Red Fire bunny, which is, and I quote:

This dark chocolate bunny charms at first bite with its flop-ears and petite pouf tail. A custom blend of dark chocolate charms your palate when juxtaposed to just the right amount of warming spice—Mexican ancho & chipotle chili peppers and Ceylon cinnamon.

It was a wonderful, unique experience. Next time I think I'll try the lemon zest and peppercorn one.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!
Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

Happy Easter to those who celebrate it!

That is all.

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Money :: Can't buy me love
Unhappy :: Sad
Joking :: Joshing
Chipmunk :: Chip 'N Dale
Date :: 3/23/08
Slideshow :: Flickr!
Chicago :: Illinois, Lake Michigan
Lifetime :: Achievement
Skid row :: Bums
Edward :: the King

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Spring for a Day

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

First day of spring was sunny and nice and we sat out on the porch and I read and the cats chased flies.

Second day of spring, we did get our snowstorm. Drove home (15 miles) on ice. Yikes!

This is why we love Michigan so much.

Do You

Stand up or sit down to put your pants/slacks on?

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Notes from PT

Today was a milestone day. I started Physical Therapy. I've had a touch of "arthur-itis" for years. I've been able to stave it off with the OTC stuff and with warming stuff, but this last bout in my knee didn't want to mind very well, so I took it to the doctor. He suggested four weeks of PT, and you know, that sounded good. (Plus he gave me some arthur medicine which has helped.) So today I went for my evaluation.

A couple things I want to keep in mind:

Chairs: Make sure hips are slightly higher than knees. Makes sense, when you think about it.

Make sure hip, knee, and second toe stay in alignment. This one I have to think about.

Hurrah for MSU winning their game this afternoon, I got to see most of it. And I just saw Duke survive a very close one!

Go Green!

Happy Spring!

I asked for today off about three weeks ago, thinking I would do a little yard work, do a little Easter preparation. Well, I can do the Easter preparation just fine, but snow is in the forecast for tomorrow (perhaps 6 inches????

Monday, March 17, 2008

Dangerous Place

Seems like it would be too cold up here for Michigan to be the 10th most dangerous State. I'm going to blame it on Detroit and Flint.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Paranormal :: Ghostbusters
Alarm :: Fire
Operative :: Agent
Changing :: Seasons . . . come on, Spring!
Framed :: Photograph
Beer :: Green!
Referral :: Lead
Unmasked :: Sharpen. Good thing to use in PS.
Movie star :: Kevin Costner
Handbook :: Girl Scout

Brackets Time!

I do mine at Yahoo!!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Just so you Know

Originally uploaded by jsorbieus

found this in jsorbieus photo stream

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Homicide :: Detective, Murder
Divisive :: Fraction
Flash :: of light
Steaming :: boiling
Crunch :: snow
Look out! :: below!!!
Anticipating :: tax refund
Slim :: chances
Navel :: orange
Help :: SOS

Friday, March 07, 2008

So HE said that!

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.

~~Henry David Thoreau

I love fonts

and here's another marker to myself to remind me where to go.

from March 2003 The Other Side

Want to try a Scruples question? Your 18-year-old finally introduces you to the person he/she has been dating for several months. The person is 36 years old. Do you express opposition?




I wish I had seen this about four months ago.

Believe It Gardening

From a 2003 Mandarin post. . .

Confessions of a Seed Freak
Notice the price. Ten cents. We do everything the free, cheap, and easy way. This year, with limited mobility, we found new ways to garden.

A conversation at work...

But you can't garden.
Ah, yes we can. We use seeds. With bargain-priced grass seed and plenty of flower seeds our garden is glowing in color today (we will step outside in a minute to get a picture).

How do you garden? You can't walk.
Easy. Empty the seed onto the ground and push the seeds down with my cane or a stick.

You can't plant seeds all year.
We did.

Step outside and take a picture.
It's fun to break the rules. We already have a yard full of flowers.

Our Garden
If we had followed the seed packet instructions we wouldn't even be planting the seeds yet. Today is Friday and we sprinkle seeds just about every Friday and some days in between. Today we are planting the 10 cent packet.

Thursday, March 06, 2008


This word came up in the daily word quiz over in things to do. I haven't a clue as to what it means?

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Chemical :: Fire
Poker :: 5-card Stud?
Federal :: Marshall
Mattress :: Bed
Who am I? :: a woman, an aunt, a photographer, a reader, a snowperson maker, a Christian, an MSU fan,
Investigation :: Crime
In good hands :: All-State? Is that the ad?
8:30 :: work or rest depending on am or pm
Creditors:: Don't want too many of those
Resource :: Natural

Saturday, March 01, 2008

My 3 Nieces

My 3 daughters...
Originally uploaded by wash52121

My brother Boo's girls have all been in orchestra at various times through their high school careers. The two older ones dropped orchestra, due to conflicts with their schedules. The orchestra director asked them to return for the Festival performance, a competition where judges rate the orchestras. The Festival was last night. The girls agreed, so we were able to see all three girls perform together. A first and a last.

March 1st

Lamb or Lion?