I got my hair cut short.We talked about wether or not I should color my hair for the wedding, but once it was cut, Heather was pleased with how it looked and helped me decide to not color my hair at this time. As I told the two, I'm 59 years old. I should have silver on my head. They laughed about that. I have come a long, long way from my bright red color of my youth. One reason I don't want to color my hair is I'm afraid it will look "fake" and not natural, and the second is that I'm not sure i would be able to keep up with keeping it colored.. but once the wedding is done, I might get a box of color and let Heather try her hand at it. I would want something that has the high lights and low lights in it, I think.My "Before" pictureMy "After" Picture.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
See that tree over there, the second to the right of the dish? the trash can way behind it. The largest bag of trash just at the edge of the grass and two smaller bags were over where that tall stuff is to the left.
It was a nice, warm bright day on Monday and even Tuesday was warm before the storm. The trees are still not leafed out yet. Some are, The Cottonwoods have dropped their blossoms and now have leaves and the Tulip Popular's have also bloomed then dropped their flowers and have new leaves on them. But the rest of the trees are still no yet put out leafs yet. The brush is greening up though.
Over the weekend, on Sunday to be more precise, WE took the Grand Kids out for breakfast then we went to Walmart to get some new tires put on the car (very needed as they were falling apart) After our jaunt through Wal-mart, We went to Lowe's. Jerry was looking for a Laser Level or something that he needed a Laser for. He didn't have any luck finding what he went for. but I took the kids over to the Lumber area and let them pick out a flat panel each. Grandson needed one for a wood burning project and I though that his sister might want to try her hand at it as well. I'll have to take her my wood burning set this next weekend. so she can work on her wood as she wants to. I'm sure "Mom" is loving me for this. She's the one who is going to have to cut the panels down to size for the two of them. The kids then went with me to the Garden area and helped me pick out these flowers. The pans, I got the night before at the auction for $5 a piece. one for the flowers, two for a confined fire and one to be able to cover it if the wind come up. I can put a couple of binder clips along the edge to help smother it, as well.
Someone challenged the group members to post some Spring pictures. The first flowers of our Spring are about done. but there is always Dandelions and there are by the rock wall at the back of our camper.
As I said, the Daffodils are about gone now.
Some of the area that I want to clean up soon. There is a lot of rocks behind the rock wall. and there are other flowers starting to poke their leaves up from and I will get more pictures of them soon. There's a Koi pond here as well. I might pick up a couple of Koi for it soon.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
This morning,Pre-dawn, while I let each dog out to do what a dog must do outside, I was noticing the different shades of "Dark". I could almost see that the grass across the driveway, in the other yard, we almost green. I mean, it was dark, but just a hint of very dark green to it. The sky was not Blue and not white but not dark. The dark finger like tips of the still bare trees were pointing up-wards towards. The brush over by Coopers Creek was moving with the breeze just a little. Or maybe it was a squirrel in the brush, starting off it's day before the storms were to come in. With the trees still bare, but almost ready to put on leaves, I can see through them a bit, to the mountain on the east side of the valley. I could see a few sparse lights up the side. I'm just not sure if they were lights inside a home or a street light and they turned off about the time some people around here are leaving for work. A few Dark clouds skutted along on the upper winds above the valley, as if racing towards Chattanooga ahead of the storm to warn them, a Storm is coming and you better be ready for it.
And we did get a good down-pouring of rain, while West of us,, my Husband said they only got a brief light shower. I saw on the news that some places got some golf ball sized hail. For a bit I thought we were getting Hail, but when I looked out all I saw was rain. A very hard rain and I heard several things hitting the roof of our camper. After the rain stopped, I looked out and saw several limbs in the gravel in the lot next to ours. Oh what a mess. I had to take the dogs out, They had been inside all day due to the stroms and rain. Once they were finished, I had to move a few things in the front storage, and get out my fold up wagon and a tarp. The tarp, folding in half, fits well into the bed of my wagon and helps keek it nice and neat. I picked up them fallen limbs in the lot, along the driveway and a few from another lot on my way to the fire pit. The wagon was full by the time I got over there. I forgot to take a few pictures because I had to start dinner once I finished cleaning up the lots. We had a lot of rain in a short amount of time. I had to walk most of the way around the fire pit to find an area dry enough that I could get close enough to empty the branches out of my wagon, take it back to the camper, shake out the tarp, fold it up and put it in the storage area, then fold up the wagon and put it back into the storage area in a space I had to clean out for it. I also got out two bottles of cola, one each, so we would have them to dink with our dinners tonight. I drink light colored cola's mustly diet 7up or Sundrop, sometimes Mountain Dew. Hubby drinks Diet Coke Cola.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
1/2 cup oil
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 jar stuffed olives -- chopped
1 can tomatoes OR Ro-Tel tomatoes
1/2 cup onions
1 cup water
Salt and pepper -- to taste
MAKES 8 SERVINGS.
1 1/4 cups milk
2 tbs flour
2 2/3 cups water
2 2/3 cups instant potato flakes
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 tbs butter, melted
1 tsp baking powder
3 eggs, beaten
1 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a souffle dish with cooking spray. Combine 1/4 cup milk and flour. Bring flour mixture and water to a boil in a pan, simmer 2 min. Remove from heat, stir in remaining milk and potato flakes. Add yogurt and remaining ingredients, stir until combined. Spoon into dish. Bake 45 min. or until puffy. Turn on broiler. Broil souffle until lightly browned. SERVE immediately.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Vanilla Chocolate-Chip Pudding Pops
2 c fat-free milk
2 tbsp mini chocolate chips, semi-sweet
1/4 c Wheat germ
1 t Salt
1/2 c Water
1 c All purpose flour
1/4 c Brown sugar
1/2 t Baking soda
1/4 c butter, softened
Monday, January 2, 2017
Oatmeal Animal Crackers
2 cups sugar 1/2 cup shortening
2 cups old-fashioned oats 1/2 cup hot water
1 tsp baking soda 1 tbsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt 2 to 2 1/2 cups flour
In a large bowl, combine the sugar, oats, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the shortening until crumbly. Add the water and vanilla. Stir until blended. Add enough flour to form a stiff dough. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into rectangles or use a floured cookie cutters. Using a floured spatula, transfer to greased baking sheets. Place 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 F for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Makes about 4 dozen