January 30, 2011
Gorgeous Saturday of Life
Only those living up in this region of our country can understand why - such a redundant photo as this one - would be the most wonderful thing to look at right now.
I swear - I’ve probably shot this same view 50 times by now.
However - none of the others captured all this 60+* sunshine that showed up at our place, yesterday!
And we made the very best efforts taking advantage of all that glorious warmth!
We waited out the morning temps of 28* inside the house by cleaning out drawers around the entire house.
Amazing how things find their way to clogging up your lovely abode - until you don’t even have to look inside to find them. You can just feel the clutter - enough that you refuse to do one more thing until all is out of the way - haven't used it in a year - removed - GONE !
Yes ! We went 9 for 9 in the Egg plopping contest yesterday! It was awesome!
I didn’t have to turn on the light inside their coop until 6pm! I saved on the electric bill today!
( Have you seen the commercial of the teenage girl and her mother jumping and screaming because she's getting in to the most expensive college? Uh-huh. )
Okay - small enthusiasm. But still - enough to get a little excited. Impossible not to enjoy right now - at the rate the price for gas at the pumps is climbing.
Pennies add up to Dollars! Ya’ know ?
Until now - the light has been turned on around 4pm - always turning it off at 8pm - unless we‘ve had ugly days smashed with dark clouds.
Those times have required an all-day session of - “ Look, Girls ! The Sun is shining! Drop those eggs ! “
They don’t know one lie from another, anyway.
The temperatures outside reached a point of being warmer than inside our basement. Perfect day gave us a chance to open the doors and run off some of that “ refrigeration au-naturale . “
We’ll allow the landscaping fabric to remain around the bushes until summer has arrived to warm the ground enough to kill off weeds at a pace we can tolerate by hand-pulling. If we leave the fabric throughout the entire season - it would devoid any future canes from coming up through the soil.
Later - we came inside to process 3 lbs. of homemade pork breakfast sausage. I doubled Rachel Ray’s recipe - with only 1 additional ingredient - about 1 tsp. of crushed red pepper.
In between handling everything - there were trips up and down the stairs to the basement for dealing with laundry.
But there was one slight and abrupt bit of discord in the household later in the evening.
at 5:41 AM