Saturday, November 29, 2008

I'm a winner!

No I didn't win Publishers Clearinghouse!

But I did receive two more seed catalogs and it's 40' so I'm thinking spring. I haven't even to begun to think Christmas (started shopping--gotta love the www) and I'm already hoping for spring.

Happy Shopping

Friday, November 28, 2008

Deer Stand on the Move

okay the deer stand is headed out of the yard. complete with the orange swivel chair (left in my office garage by peanuts c!) and sunflower heater.

all i want to know is where were these hunters when I was attempting to grow cantaloupe?


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Stress Diet for Women

This is a specially formulated diet designed to helpwomen cope with the Stress that builds during the day --
1 grapefruit
1 slice whole wheat toast
1 cup skim milk

1 small portion lean, steamed chicken
1 cup spinach
1 cup herbal tea
1 Hershey's kiss

Afternoon Snack
The rest of the Hershey kisses in the bag
1 tub of Hagen-Daaz ice cream with chocolate chips

4 glasses of wine (red or white)
2 loaves garlic bread
1 family size supreme pizza
3 Snickers Bars

Late Night Snack
1 whole Sarah Lee cheesecake (eaten directly from the freezer)

Thanks Ya Ya Donna! Just what we need right before the eating season begins!

Diva M

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tired and Dull Diva

Diva needs a project or two....I'm approaching the cranky stage yet again. Must be my under productive thyroid (per Dr B) -- so more drugs to make my world spin faster.


Monday, November 24, 2008

docter, dentist, xrays, drugs

So Diva has been busy -- time for the annual maintenance -- also known as sticker shock. Dr last friday, dentist today, x-rays (yes those x-rays) today and going to make the eye appointment next.

Finished up the ear infection drugs -- still feel like junk. I just need a new and improved body.


Saturday, November 22, 2008


November is such a dreary month -- I thought I punch up some green ..... although it warmed up overnight -- it didn't snow.


Thursday, November 20, 2008


8' by tomorrow morning.

Diva M

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sun, sun, sun

This Diva needs to see the sun.

We've had a moon -- where the hell is the sun!

Wasting away in the clouds.
Diva M

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Xmas Treats !!

So what comes in the mail and puts a smile on our faces? Seed catalogs! Two of them have arrived today --- they are even better than the Coldwater Creek catalog.

I'm drooling over the pictures already -- remember the end of season resolution .... I vowed to plant only the old favorites. I'm already changing my mind.

Happy Tuesday

Monday, November 17, 2008

Them Chickens

Who'd a thought -- 11 eggs in ONE DAY!!!!!! Even Ms. Hawk (she looks like a hawk) left a deposit (a blue one).

These chickens have become the conversation of the neighborhood -- maybe I should relocate them to the office -- payback for the smoking patio next door!


Sunday, November 16, 2008


The bushel basket and bird house gourds are turning colors. I picked them early on and dumped them next to the potted perenials. By the time Spring arrives they'll have dried and turned a nasty shade of "mold".

I had 30 that I dried last winter and sold this summer -- once everyone figured out what they were and what to do with them -- they were off and decorating.

Cold again today and for the balance of the week. Dad started feeding the "green" squash and left over pumpkins to the deer. They'll be happy -- they've wiped out most of the deadfall apples and have begun to sleep in the yard at night. First I feed them canteloupe and now squash and cushy place to sleep.


Saturday, November 15, 2008

So, I finally got to the patch. The tractor man has it all disked up....never told me! Kinda bare looking - love the blue sky and clouds. Beautiful day today -- 30' and crisp.

The barely visable camoflauge tent is Nick in his deer stand --- I'm guessing he wasn't please to see me standing on the field road. At least I was wearing red and don't look like a deer. (Famous last words)

Eggs!! Eggs!! Eggs!!

Okay which came first the chicken or the egg....well the last 3 days have been 9 eggs a day. Mom called Vernon Center Meat Market yesterday to have chix butchered, cleaned and frozen and we missed the October 31st cut-off date. So guess who's doing it....I plan on being gone. I can see the mess already.

Brian, the mechanic, volunteered his mom. I think we need to cut Kathy a deal -- she gets 1/3 of the chickens we get 2/3's and the job gets done!


Friday, November 14, 2008

Too Much Time on My Hands

So I created a blog for my Investment Club....we'll see just how much technology we can handle!

Happy Friday or TGIF


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hard Work

So this blogging deal is hard work -- especially when not gardening, selling, peddling or hustling the produce! My other life is kinda dull!

Good news in the other life -- I have a secretary (or will have) -- didn't wait until the last minute this year! Still need to fill out the spots but that will happen with the girls -- emmy and molly? Although haven't chatted with either of them yet! Poor Nick (the cat) he's going to be surrounded by women -- he'll adjust.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Spring Dreaming

Okay, it is day three of winter and I'm already tired of it. Haven't even received the first "true" heat bill yet. The coats, scarves and gloves are just too much to deal with . . . let alone the shovel. Decided to let it melt instead (so far that plan is working). The above pix is Dad mowing weeds on day one of his new tractor last year. I was looking for a warm and sunny pix --- yesterday he put the bucket and the snow blower on it. He even ordered tires for the "patch/snowplow" truck -- guess red/white's gonna make it another season!

Thinking spring...
Diva M

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Home, alive and sorta well

So, the educational process has been completed for the season. Or at least another 12 hours of CPE is done. I left early today -- the weather is a bit spooky -- and driving in it was worse. I drove in hard rain, light rain, ice crystals, ice balls, snow and fog -- all in a 100 mile stretch. It was only slippery just south of Norseland and north of Home!!!! Thankfully.

Home looked pretty good -- the snow plow operator informed me we were going to get at least 4" overnight. Hope he's wrong. I ended up helping with the "big" truck and installing the sander when we got home.

Mom xmas shopped and I sorta shopped. We got to Grubers Quilt Shop last night .... worth a trip or a peruse of their website. When we got up there on Sunday the hunting widows were out in full force and shopping was ugly. We did make it to Crafts Direct --- cool place if you aren't getting run down by someone elses shopping cart. Our room at the hotel was nice -- close to the conference room and close to the parking -- and on ground floor -- no lugging up and down stairs.

So back to work ...... older, wiser, and well, poorer!

Diva M

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Off to School!!!

Yes, another seminar in my crazy world. 1040 or Individuals -- 16 hours of classroom and 225 miles of driving. St. Cloud -- class is Monday and Tuesday -- Mom is tagging along so we are leaving Sunday noonish and stopping at all the favorites along the way --

She'll be xmas shopping during the day and nights are the fun stops. Grubers Quilt Shop, Crafts Direct (check out their websites), Office Depot (I can always find something) and always Barnes and Noble. Their B & N is huge!

I still don't feel too peachy -- but am going anyway -- the ears are still ringing and I'm pooped. So sitting around listening to tax issues will put me to sleep quickly.


Friday, November 7, 2008


So we woke up to 2" of snow this morning. It's kind of pretty -- yes it will melt! I shot these out the car window this morning on my way to the office.
I'm not sure if I'm feeling better or not -- drugs are in the system and they take time to work -- slept okay .... not coughing as much. Still headed to St. Cloud for tax conference on Monday and Tuesday -- can't seem to reschedule it and make it work with my goofy life.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Diva & the Doctor

So, I'm going.
Can't stand the hacking
Can't stand not hearing
2:00pm bring on the drugs....


So I just returned from the doctor's office --- ear infection and tonsillitis -- lovely -- I wasn't imagining it afterall. Since this is a kid disease -- I must be young after all!!!!!

So I went to pharmacy and they tell me it will be at least an hour for my antibiotics......dr tells me to call in on Monday if I'm not feeling better for stronger prescription -- gotta love that -- I'll be in St. Cloud for tax conference.

So here comes the drugs!!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Ailing Diva

So, I'm still sick and the great debate about visiting the doctor is happening as I type. By the time I finally get there == (a) I'm on the uphill side to recovery or (b) it's a sinus infection and it's antibiotics. Will decide in the morning -- need to healthy for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

I'm blessed to attending and income tax conference for two whole days. In St. Cloud -- 100 miles from hooterville. So, it's some time away from everything and everyone. Mom is coming along, she xmas shops, I sit there and get "numb buns" 16 hours of classroom time is a lot of sitting. I'll probably leave early (and sacrifice CPE hours) on Tuesday so we won't have to drive in the dark.

Coughing away.....


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

History . . .

why are you reading this ---
get out and vote ---
today is history in the making ---

kinda fun eh!


ps. diva is still ill

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Diva has the crud

Dear Ones;
The crud has arrived -- sore throat, hacking cough, stuffy head -- I'm on Advil #5 and I'm not numb yet -- just popped 6 and 7 -- should knock me out enough to sleep.
I attempted to dig potato's but got a little light headed so I quit. Passing out in the potato patch really doesn't have a lot of appeal. Hot shower and off to bed. Damn daylight savings time change isn't helping matters either....

dripping away

Little Garden

So I accomplished everything on my list for the little garden, except -- digging the potato's. The morning is still young, thanks to the daylight savings "flop" back -- which at 4:00am (when I woke with a sore throat and headache) was really 3:00am -- explained the goofy early morning TV schedule. Gotta start sleeping more --

So, it will be dig the potato day -- accumulated a bunch of boxes and baskets, hoping for the bumper crop.

The new ATV is pretty damn spiffy.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

New (er) Work Wheels

This Diva now has newer work wheels. Just brought it home --- gotta love the catchy red color -- all I need is sparkly red boots to match. It's prior owner was the Henderson Fire Department -- hence the "red" -- but added my windshield and mirrors from the green one! It has 135 miles and 238 hours on it! The only difference -- it's newer, bigger motor and has gauges! Oh joy!!!! A gas gauge!!!!

It's parked in front of the little garden so this afternoon it will be getting dirty -- time to pull up the fencing and tomato stakes and yes, I'm finally going to dig the potato's. Haul in the garden hoses, etc ---- it never ends does it!