Thursday, February 24, 2011

CSN Store Giveaway

Just thought I’d give you all a link to my daughter’s blog where she is ‘hosting’ a one-time-use $70 gift certificate to use at CSN Stores. I was just looking at all the things they have to offer. One of her requests was to leave a comment with what you’d use the gift certificate for (although you can always change your mind). There are just so many things that it’s really difficult deciding upon any one thing. I looked at a lot of things, still don’t know what I would buy if I win. So go decide what you could use that $70 gift certificate for, then visit Anna’s blog and tell her. You might even consider following her on Twitter and tweeting the giveaway link…I have to figure out how to do that. Smile Mentioning it in your blog is worth 5 entries. It would sure be neat if one of you won.

Today has been a rainy day. It started raining about 4 this morning, then continued a good part of the day. Right now we’re in a break then another deluge is coming. Our area sure needs the rain as we are several inches behind normal. The last Garry heard it was still 4 inches behind, so this rain may catch us up to at least our normal amounts. Whether it brings the water table back up to normal, I don’t know.

The girls, Snickers and Precious have been being quite the nuisance at night lately. It is so funny how they both get up from wherever they’re sleeping when I start getting ready for bed. They’ll follow me from room to room, or sit in the hallway watching. THEN as soon as the light is out and I’m in bed they start running up and down the hallway, jumping onto the furniture (hear the chairs rock) and wrestling. Thankfully they don’t continue too long. Then along about 4:30 to 5:00 in the morning they’re apt to start up again. If I walk into the room where they are, both will hide from me. Silly girls!!


Snickers on the left and Precious on the right.


Okay, it’s time for you to mosey on over to Anna’s and enter for the CSN Stores giveaway.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday all day

Today has been one of those dreary gray days except for a few moments when the sun peeked out. The sun showed just enough to tantalize us into thinking we were going to have sunshine. The temperature was in the low 60’s. It was quite windy. I did laundry, but decided to hang it inside because of the wind. I’ve had clothes ‘torn’ off the line on a windy day. And it just didn’t appeal to me to have to rewash OR mend anything.

Saw a picture of a wringer washer that reminded me of when I used to use one. It was quite an adjustment going from an automatic to a wringer. Water, or lack thereof, was the main reason. I did finally manage to acquire a front loading washer which used considerable less water than a top loader. Was I ever thankful for it. At one house we lived there was no water on the property. There was a large cistern that held around 2000 gallons. We had a 500 gallon tank, so hauled water from town to fill the cistern. The winter was the hardest as we couldn’t always get the tank up our driveway and close to the cistern for dumping. Needless to say, we learned to conserve water.

Someone posted a video on Facebook this morning. I thought some of you, especially the cat lovers would enjoy it. I think it’s adorable.

Patty cake

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bird Feeder


This video should explain why my bird feeders are emptied so quickly. This is a continual thing. Especially when there’s snow on the ground or it’s below freezing. Right now we have snow and below freezing temps. I’ve given them extra feed today, as I just feel so badly when they run out.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Pronouncing Wisconsin City Names


This video made me think of Toodie, so had to share. There were some I could pronounce, but only because my daughter and son-in-law live close to them. Plus my son-in-law works in Waukesha.