here we go again — going to try and keep up with this —- today is the 5th so my goal of getting my writing started before the first week was out is good — also made it out to get the dog walked Said the word Harness and she jumped up and headed for the kitchen she is a very smart dog; she has figured out that if she brings the shoe to us she goes out she also has learned where the biscuits are and goes into where they are kept nudges the container then barks to get it love my Dakota Moon — As for me ? going back to the Y and going to join a poetry group yeah me more on that later – Also got a new book for Yule – Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke ******** The Winter Ghosts by Kate Moss I know I know there will be a lot more before the year is out but for now those 2 – If I could figure out how to get away from the tv I could read a lot more – I know I know turn off the cable and remove the batteries from the remote on the top of it all it does sound simple but I keep telling myself there are only 3 shows I watch a week – Downton Abbey, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder – watch those NEW – NCIS I watch with hubby the others on demand whenever I can get to them of course I got a real hook up on PBS and started watching a lot more of that then I ever thought I would they had a mystery series on that I really got into… The thought of putting the exercise bike back into the living room has crossed my mind more than once…. we shall see –
It looks like spring is here —– we have rains today and lots of grey skies — will be rainy tomorrow- I did make it out to get Dakota walked today (amidst sprinkles) and a quick trip to the framers market — looking very much forward to the plants coming in for the season – as much as I like the snow and the winter temps I am looking forward to sweating a little — and yet i do tend to want to avoid it at the same time — oh well — noticed stuff coming back in from last year – veggies 🙂 been working on getting fit still hitting the Y on a regular basis – hoping to work it out so I can continue that —- I still like spin class need to get back to it <g> been looking over my postings on other sights – and getting ready to get a craft project or 2 started — ahhh yes and then for the house :::::: get a room painted and a new bed up (really a bed that belong to my grandmother I am honored to have it among my possessions)- still have no Clear clue as to what color the room will be; had been saying a green —— Now that I am thinking on something a little more closer to the carpet color it may be a rose of some kind and a green of some sort as a border color —-
Well it is still winter — even though the temps have been above 60 the last couple of days and i discovered my bulbs are coming up — There are still massive trees down in my yard and rain falling today – So nothing will get done — I did make it to the Y yesterday and tried there Yoga class I did really well with it I didn’t fall – OR knock over any one — i haven’t had a “class” in a long while (So yes that was a brief concern ) But i have done “some poses” every-once in a while just to stretch out but no REAL routine — in spite of the fact that I have DvD’s Books and a tape series on it sigh and of course internet — <g> which I don’t have access to at the moment thanks to the major Ice storm on Thurs- and drum roll DUKE POWER !!!!!!!!! Yes folks i had power internet all the modern and they came out on Sunday and CUT my CABLE for Tv/ Internet service—- hubby heard them talking in the yard – the quote was “Is This Our Cable? the other guy said no – and He CUT IT ” I am livid — Grrrr!!!!!! So I am in the Whole Foods & other deli type places doing my blog and my email ahh yes the bright side to this drudge — I am getting out to the YMCA more often they have cable 🙂 watch the news as I peddle away and do some weights catch a Yoga class – Also the Dog is getting more walks and longer trips 😉 she is happy – I am also getting to bed before midnight now lol so this “inconvenience” is causing me to have healthier life style choices which in the long run will be good for me —- Even though I am frustrated to have to miss Scandal and Elementary- and the Sunday Night PBS Schedule (Master Piece Theater) and of Course ACC Mens Basketball Games – grrrrr – as long as it is back up before FIRST Pitch in April I will be fine we can deal lol or so i keep telling my self –
it is the 12th Gloria passed on this date last year I miss her more than i thought i ever would – Saw the flowers out at the market a couple of days ago — think i am going to plant them this year she like petunias we always made an annual trek to the local farmers market and stocked up for the season came home and planted in 2 yards front AND back “flowered” the place UP for the warm temps – it was HER thing — which she got me hooked on – last year after she had passed around april I convinced my husband to go with me to the market we came home with stuff for the vegy garden and flowers in honor of — 🙂 it was rainy that morning – 🙂 had breakfast out and then wandered around the market talking of mom and buying i planted a rose bush in my bed out back in honor of her love for us – she is missed and not forgotten greatly loved by all those who new her.
Ok i heard her (Dakota Moon) barking at the door wanting out – the “boys” next door have made for a less than restful night for both of us – so while she is out on the porch barking back I am having a required Pb&J after midnight snack – in my house any time you get up to do the dog duty a pb&J is required before the march back to the bed to wait upon the dawn – even as the earth moves and the light is quickly coming back across our domain it still has the chill of winter around me – I can tell that the seasons are close to there swap in the evening it was still light at 6 p the last couple of months it has been total dark by then – and of course the clocks will have to be changed sigh but for tonight that is not to be – my dog is now back inside sleeping on the chair beside me the crew outdoors has quieted down maybe sleep will come for me as well; I can hope- off in the cold dark distance I hear an owl making his call – reminding me that even though the clocks in my home say AM it is still dark and very much his domain – So as I retreat to my darkened room and the slumber i hope will arrive soon I think on the warm days to come and the things I will do to fill the added hours of day light as I rejoice in the knowledge that the electric lights won’t matter as much…..
Hard to believe it was less than 2 weeks ago that we had snow and weather guys saying watch out watch out lol IF you don’t like the weather wait 10 mins it will change – It was in the 60’s again today — Good grief noticed today I have green buds fighting there way out on my rose bushes just outside my windows – So it happens again – the earth moves the sun rises and sets; The moon drifts through its phases and we have warm weather again — sigh – Is it too soon to start thinking of my garden ? hmmm with it not even being march yet ? I say yes —- but as I look at my calendar and realize how close I am truly to Spring I wonder — Not being one who ever wanted to rush much of anything lol I do have a tendency to go through seed a catalog’s and the flower books and magazines and pick out allot more stuff than what I will ever have time to do or space to be really fees-able for me; Granted I do have almost 3 acre’s total But do I really want to weed that much? That is truly the biggest question — and yes I will admit having gardens that would rival the Chinqua Penn Plantation is a great dream but I alas don’t have enough knowledge or money or skill to do that much – sigh but what a dream – lol instead I have 2 flower beds, One with a bird feeder in it and flowers for humming birds and butterfly’s — and a separate row that has bulbs in it out front that will have shade in the evenings and a vegetable garden that by my own admission has done pretty well the last few years with what has been chosen for it —- Found out cantaloupe does real well in this awful clay soil – lol and the Roma lettuce I started planting for my bearded dragon when you don’t watch it real close takes off like a weed and will come up pretty much any where it pleases – Yes it does seem like I have so much to do – Even though I admittedly have less to do this year than what I have had in some ways from years past – I also know that I have some things I really need to get on a plate some how and get moving on just to help satisfy my own private goals and ambitions my private souls quest that no one but me knows of – So as I gather my tools about me – and find the seeds I have been saving from the harvest of last year here we go again – Looking forward to another bountiful harvest of many types for body mind and soul .
I made it to the dentist today — The appointment had been set and reset not by me mind you but thanks to the gods and lords of winter — Sigh was not a nice time had a major panic attack complete with crying – sigh great way to meet the new guy at the office – This appointment I was warned about back in August and then kinda delayed going — Then bout a week ago when the cold air really hit — my whole jaw line on one side hurt – lightly getting bumped by my beloved pup and kitty hurt; So I bit the bullet and went in — But somewhere in the process I forgot that I was going to have it pulled I thought it was just up for option didn’t remember being told it would be pulled DEFINITELY but maybe it is better that the little tidbit got forgotten by me – Cause I surely would have set at home and counted down each second and had a slow very painful emotionally berating meltdown —- the upside is the McRibb I saw on the McDonald’s board I wisely past by i hate to think how bad I would have done if I had the large lunch I really was telling myself i wanted— After my ordeal I came home to pain killers water and applesauce <sigh> not exactly what I wanted I was told no extremes of cold or hot for 24 hrs passed on the news to hubby he said “your going to die” that means no coffee ; <wonder how late he will stay out before dragging himself home lol
Yeah and I will be a BITCH too dear one — Mama ain’t happy without her coffee; specially NOT in the A.M. lol But we have been married past 30 years he should already know that now right ?