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Lookie what I’ve got!!

just what the doctor ordered!

just what the doctor ordered!

(maybe it’s not bronchitis)
plus an inhaler

Signs of Spring, and Thematic Photographic #39: “Transparent”



SnakeMaster’s head is NOT transparent, but the fact that he moved into the photograph I was taking does help to point out the transparent qualities of the creek water.

Thematic Photographic is hosted by Carmi. __________________________________________________

Despite Monday’s snowstorm and a low of 8 degrees Fahrenheit on Tuesday, there are many signs of Spring popping up around me.


Much too beautiful

This Saturday we’re living

Outside come and play

Onion Grass always shows up first!

Onion Grass always shows up first!

When the grass grows long enough for a first mowing, the air will be tangy-sweet with the smell of fresh-cut onion grass. If you manage to pull it up, you can see the itty-bitty onion bulbs.


In today’s 75 degree weather, everything is reaching for the warmth of the sunny skies.

Flying by the seat of my pants


Friday night at home

No responsibilities

‘Cuz that’s how we roll


I promised a week of haiku, so I had to come up with a quick one tonight — there are only 2 hours of Friday left. As usual, we are all lounging about tonight. After a long week of work and school, everyone just wants some down time. I don’t cook dinner — we declared it “find dining” long ago.

The unusual is that I spent the entire school day asleep on the sofa. I am lucky that there was nothing on the calendar for today, since I was OUT. I was shocked to wake up a few minutes before SnakeMaster’s bus delivered him at the end of the driveway. Yes, I changed out of my pajamas at 3pm.

I had a sleep study a few weeks ago. They didn’t wire up my legs and feet for RLS (I suspect that I have it, but the referral was from the ENT, not my regular doc) but they did surprise me by saying I had shown apnea during the night. I go back again in 4 weeks time for an additional sleep study, with more wires. I’ll try to remember my camera, because I looked peculiar with all of those wires attached to my head.



The years have flown by

Happy Anniversary

To the one I love

Ongoing Debate

2009-january-inauguration-day-002On Saturday afternoon, in the course of 2 hours, I talked myself into getting a dog (thank you, Tamra and the local lab rescue link!) and then I talked myself out of getting a dog. I must be really good at debating… at least, when I am debating myself!

In the car on the way home from church on Sunday, H-J was quizzing me about my methodology. Then SuperDad spoke up.

Why not get a dog?

My husband gave voice to thought —

“Haiku for poo-poo”

The haiku itself is mine; quote belongs to SuperDad — and yes, I laughed the rest of the way home!

Winter White and Mailboxes


The WWC assignment (given last Tuesday and due today) is for the words WHITE and MAILBOX (and/or MAILSLOT).

I’m double-dipping today for Tuesday’s Weekly Words Challenge (brought to you by the very talented Tink of Pickled Beef)

AND the ongoing Thematic Photographic hosted by Carmi. Carmi posts a new theme each Wednesday and we get the whole week to post as little or as many times as we wish. I’ve possibly probably gone overboard this week with theme #38: WINTER.


I am especially pleased with how well this first entry came together:


Gently cupped by limbs

Resting on the tree, frozen

Waterfall of white


A WHITE wagon wheel marks the entrance to a driveway




This MAILBOX up the street is much cuter, don’t you agree?


The snow on these fruit trees acts as WHITE highlights, catching my eye much in the same way Thomas Kinkade uses light highlights in his paintings.


I might be having a haiku week — sometimes you just can’t stop them when they start! Do you haiku?


Not Yet Spring

Cold dark past midnight

February becomes March

Thickly falls the snow



Lo: 23 °F

Snow. Snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches. Lows in the lower 20s. North winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts



Hi: 29 °F
Lo: 13 °F

Cloudy with snow likely in the morning…then partly sunny with a chance of snow in the afternoon.