Sunday, March 27, 2011

Digger's Morning Routine

Yesterday's post was a video of Digger building a house.  He finished his abode and slept in it last night.  This morning he's cleaning house.   (Video below)  This evening he'll go inside and pull sand over his door until morning.  When he wakes up he'll begin the routine all over again.  Can you relate?  House cleaning is NEVER finished. 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Digger's Construction Site

I read blogs almost every day but seldom post my own blog.  My life has become so routine that there's really nothing to write.  I thought someone just might stop by who would find this little video a bit entertaining.  The fish is my Gobbie who I named "Digger."  In the video he is sifting sand and finding little pieces of rubble to build his house.  You can watch as he finds a pebble and carries it to his construction site.  The stack of rubble and shells is the house he's building.  He sleeps in (under) it at night after he goes inside and closes the door. 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Just Another Very Good Day

After a few (very few) warm days we are back to winter.  It was cold today.  We'll have another freeze tonight just in time to nip the tender green buds on my early lilac tree.  Someone told me that it's never truly spring until after Easter.  We'll see how that works out.

I found a deal on Craig's List that I couldn't pass up - side chairs that are used but in good condition.  I'll have to clean and wax the wood and clean the upholstery but they are still a bargain.  The chairs haven't seen hard wear but have been stored for about three months.  I'm really glad to have them to replace my kitchen chairs that are at least 25 years old.  I hope someone else will give my old chairs TLC and bring them back into use. 

Keith and the boys visited today but Mary was feeling sick and stayed home.  Joe is fighting bronchitis (spelling??) and feels yucky.  What an opportunity to have a hot dog feast!!  I did make a salad but the rest of our meal was hot dogs - after all I was the only girl present.  The little ones didn't pass up the salad but the big boys did.  After the feast was over and all chins were wiped and hands rinsed, James came up to me and said, "Nana, Don't ever stare at an onion 'cause if you do you can't win."  I looked at him and his eyes were red.  I asked him why he was looking at the chopped onions and he said because he likes to smell onions.  To him they smell like a picnic.  You just never know what's going on in a child's mind.

I have a busy week ahead but I will try to check your blogs.  Have a good week and do include time for yourself.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

It's a Big Sunny Day

Here I am, once again, sitting at my keyboard trying to post an interesting blog.  Interesting ain't gonna happen folks.  The biggest, most exciting thing I can report is that the sun is shinning and neither snow nor ice is falling.

I've been out of the loop for several days - or weeks - not because anything is wrong.  Everyone is well and enjoying our various everyday routines.  We are all waiting for spring to finally spring.  It will be a welcome transition.

We did have a very welcome visit with my favorite nephew, Ricky.  He wasn't able to stay very long but we were just happy for the time he could spend with us.  Ricky, welcome back anytime.

Both karate warriors, James and Jesse, advanced one belt during the most recent testing.  Jesse is now a green belt and James earned his orange.  Not very high but still an accomplishment. 

I do have something to share with everyone - please pass it on if you know anyone who might benefit from the info.  If anyone you know is taking the cancer preventative drug, Femera, please tell them to visit the website (  There is a coupon that offers up to $800 per year towards prescription payments for Femera.  If you have private insurance that covers some of the cost, Femera will apply benefits to your co-pay.  My 90 day prescription would be over $1400 if I had no insurance.  My insurance and the support offered by Femera certainly makes this therapy possible.  I hope this info helps someone - or many - in the battle to stay cancer free. 

I wish I had the energy to pull together a garage sale.  Fat chance!!!  My best bet would be to open the front door and say, "Come on in and make me an offer."  I've given a few of my needle work pieces to special folks - kids, relatives, and special people in my life - but it hardly made a dent in the "stuff" in this house.  I have three complete sets of fine china and have no use for one. I've always enjoyed having folks in for whatever meal time it happened to be.  The difference is now everything is strictly informal and very casual.  Craigslist, here I come.

Time to get something done here.  Until next time, take care.