Friday, February 27, 2015

Pot Holes

Winter is hard on the roads, especially for areas that get snow and ice that requires treatment with salt and sand. And let's not mention the snow plows scrapping the snow and ice off the roads.

So now that Winter has appeared in my neck of the woods with a vengeance, there are POT HOLES every where.  So much fun to dodge car-eating holes in the road!  There is one that I manage to hit EVERY day on the way to work.

So I am all for the state, county and township representatives coming around and filling them.  BUT, I think they should check the weather forecast before they go around and fix them.  

This week, the state was around fixing my morning pot hole but my problem is that there was more snow predicted for Thursday following morning.  Enough snow that the plows would be out again.  So really, was there a reason for filling the pot holes just to have them reopened the next day??

So while I was sitting in traffic watching them fill the pot holes, I was also fuming about my tax dollars at work.  And wondering if I would get stuck behind them again next week.

Did I mention I hit my favorite pot hole again this morning?

Spring is coming.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Jaxon Loves Balls

I've posted before how much Jaxon loves tennis balls.  Then I  saw this and if Jax could text me, this would be him......






See?  The Dog loves his Balls.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Garden Planning

Spring is coming, right?  I have to be thankful that we haven't been pummeled by the storms like New England.  Sorry, my New England friends - Chin Up - spring is coming.

Local stores are putting out their spring and summer supplies and it makes me want to get my garden started.  Or at least planned.

Last years stuff

Pallet gardening last year

So I have been making plans for what I want to plant this year.  I also have added to my Pots and am planning to plant some asparagus  in one of the new pots.  It will be some time before I get any crop from it but will be worth it in the long run.  And since they will be in the pot, if I move it will be easy to take them with me.

So, I'm drooling over seeds for beans, peas, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes and peppers.  YUM!  OH!  Butternut Squash!  Maybe I'll do something different and start some onions in a pot as well.

I can't wait for spring and summer to come so I can have yummy veggies.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Polar Bear Plunge 2015

I did it again. And it was So much fun!
Running for the fun!
Yes, I am actually IN the water in February.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dreams, Plan and Goals

For a long time I've lived without any dreams for the future.  Ok, the standard I will work and pay into a retirement account and eventually retire to some place warm and cheap.  But no specific dreams to work toward.

I think its time I start dreaming so that I have a goal to work toward.  Something to look forward to in the future. Its always going to be a work in progress cause a better idea or desire may strike.

I imagine you should have short term and long term plans and goals.  Right now, I'm working on the long term dreams.  Once they are some what established, I can work out the short term goals in order to get to the big dream at the end of the rainbow.

I want to travel and see the country and maybe even the world.  There is so much to explore and see. So much that I haven't seen cause I've lived in one place all my life.

After experiencing RV life with my parents, I think that would be a really neat way to travel around.  It would be like taking my apartment with me.  I don't know if I want to choose between an RV or a trailer.  With the RV, you park it, hook up and your there.  Unless you trail a vehicle behind the RV.  But I do have a vision of me riding around towns on a little pink and purple scooter that rides the back of the RV.

Cute, Right?
This is not me...YET
Of course, then there would be the trailer option.  Yes, you park and hook up but you also detach the truck and have the freedom to explore outside the camp grounds. But it might not be as cute as me on the scooter.
                                                  
Its feels good to have a dream.  Something to work toward.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Round Robin - Crazy Mind

I'm sure you've heard the game "Bringin' Home the Bacon"  Its a game where you name celebrities until you bring it back to Kevin Bacon.  At least that's how I think it works.

Well, something similar happened to me the other day.  Since its been SO cold, I dug out my red wool coat.  Its so warm!  

It amazes me how the mind works and here is how the Bringing Home the Bacon reference comes in...

Someone complimented my coat and how brightly colored it is.  Its a beautiful red!  So then my mind goes to other brightly colored clothing, like what my dad used to wear.  He always wore the fluorescent colors, especially orange.  He also had sweat jackets in every shade of the fluorescent family, green, yellow, orange and even PINK!

My mind took me to one day that I took Daddy for chemo and when he checked in with the nurses at his station, he made sure to show then the two different colored jackets he had on.  Throughout the day, a bunch of different nurses would come over to say "hi" and check out what colors he was wearing.

So while I was smiling, there were also tears as my mind took this round robin way far away from the compliment on my beautiful red warm coat.

The mind is an amazing thing, where it goes, no one knows.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ticked Off Thursday

When I'm in my car, I don't usually listen to the radio.  I usually plug in my phone to listen to the singing music I have on there or plug in the iPod for an audiobook.  I go for so long without listening to the radio that I forget WHY I don't listen to the radio.

The other day, I had finished an audiobook and need to get another one on the iPod.  I didn't feel like plugging in the phone for the short trip I was taking.  But the silence in the car was deafening.  So I turned the radio on.  I have the buttons programmed for my favorite stations and each and EVERY station was playing COMMERCIALS at the same time.  SIX stations all on commercial AT THE SAME TIME.  Ridiculous!

Talk about being ticked off!

It reminded me why I don't listen to the radio regularly.  Guess its time to switch up the music on the phone and get an audiobook on the iPod.  No more radio.  Until I forget why I don't listen to the radio again.  And it will happen.