Sunday, February 28, 2010

I Want Green Pastures instead of White Lawns!

Gardening season is almost upon us! Well, maybe it’s a bit delayed by the snowstorm we got last Thursday but nonetheless, it’s great to start planning the veggie garden. This year, I think I will step out of my comfort zone and try new varieties. Potatoes are the first thing on my mind: I love fingerlings but I’m too frugal to pay the supermarket prices. However, I have no clue of what to do to grow potatoes! Is there anybody with advice for me on how to grow (hopefully successfully!) potatoes?
Maybe my title for this post should have been Green Acres…..My life is starting to look a lot like it!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

What a Chore!

Vacuuming is the very worst chore for me. And with the additional cat in the household, I find the need to vacuum more often. My my, what a nightmare. Billy leaves little balls of fur everywhere and they are difficult to pick up because they stick to your finger and won’t let go!! The electric brush of my vacuum gave out last week and I was glad to still have an old Hoover in the garage. This one’s electric brush is working very well but it’s so large and difficult to maneuver. AND it has old fashioned bag!! I got used to the bagless technology the last few years. A co-worker gave her son the New Dyson DC23 Animal version for Christmas and I have to admit that I’m green with envy….I’m very hopeful I will get one too with Northern Mama’s great giveaway! Good Luck to me! ♣

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Meet Billy

In order to keep up with the single woman typecast, I added another cat to our household! Billy is a year old and was raised with a dog; that’s probably what attracted me to him. It shows good dispositions and that’s very important. Although he seemed quite independent and had no problem spending long amount of time exploring the outdoors, he also keeps close by if I’m outside or just follows cat #1, Nita around. Today was the day he was being neutered. That’s the responsible thing to do but I’m also hoping that will be the end of the spraying he’s been doing around the house to mark his new territory. So far, so good with Nita; although I must say this week was a bit more difficult: lots of fighting and loud meowing. I’m hoping we’ll all get along nicely soon!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Feb 12 2010

What's with this weather? No accumulation of snow so far and the lake is not frozen yet! I'm so afraid spring will never come because winter didn't happen!
This picture is from February 12th, but it's still the same today, other than being a gray-ish fall-like day.