Wednesday, February 29, 2012

dang weather ... or lucky us ...

  it missed us. 

  thank you.

  the rain is ponding everywhere ... remember the past.

  March 1965.  'twas ugly. 

tired Diva!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Nick, his Royal Highness

Nick tends to make himself comfortable anywhere -- he is especially attracted to those who "hate cats" or those who are allergic to cats.  Joe made the mistake of scratching his ears.... they bonded well.

Nick in his favorite chair....

yeppers, it is now snowing fairly heavy -- forecasted to turn to rain, then sleet then back to snow....translation -- the weather dudes have no clue.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

sunday night musings

 So I've got big news and little news. 

1.  I ordered all the seed for the Patch!  Yes, retirement lasted all of 4 months.  I enjoy my time in the patch and at the Market.  It gets me outdoors and gets me good eats!  Last year would have been pretty darn calm if it hadn't been for them damn deer.  So I'm moving up the hill and across the prairie to an old location.  And I'm fencing, spraying and shooting earlier.

2. Evidently the weather gods truly think it is going to be nasty this week.  The channel 5 dude said "10 inches is possible"  he must be nuts. 

   I worked like a madwoman all weekend long.  Lots got done -- busy, busy, busy week ahead.  No time for "10 inches" of snow.  Thursday night the scraping diva's and I are headed to "RiverDance" ... a night on the town might just be a good thing.  Elton John just might need to be next.  Not sure if I'm willing to spend the $$$ but it is 12 miles from home! 

  Next up is camera shopping.  Dang I miss that thing! 

Happy Week .....


Thursday, February 23, 2012

so it goes

    well the hoop-a-la surrounding the impending "winter storm warning" has moved south -- literally.  I was hoping for some quality work time. 

     if every winter was like this winter we'd be blessed.  although I think it's probably going to rain for 40 days and 40 nights -- my ark needs to be constructed.  we'll need that much moisture to make up for the lack of white shit snow.  so it goes, it is out of our control (well, except for the ark).

    I am surprised by the amount of vehicle traffic on the road at 5:33am.  good grief it is good to know I'm not the only idiot going to work .....

old pictures below ... from 2005 or 2006 ...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

so, DO NOT

   call me at 6:05 am and expect me to be nice.  I was told "you sound grumpy" ... holy cats now they want me to be nice at 6:05am when I'm (a) working hard and (b) still consuming the first cup of coffee.....

   "well you answered" ... gonna stop doing that .....


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sunday -- the non-day of rest.

5:00 shut off the alarm
5:45 up and at 'em
6:05 leave the garage
6:12 gas station
            car wash (less mud)
            softner salt for the upcoming weather events
            coffee/cookie (for the wait in the wash)
6:40 office
6:45 back up tape running

let the games begin ....

I did take a 4 minute attitude adjustment break -- I dashed home and Lori cut my hair!!!!!!  Best thing I did all day long.


Saturday, February 18, 2012

This Week's 3 Little Words

1.   Crap, I'm Tired.
2.   Holy Cat's its Saturday.
3.   Beautiful Sunrise Today.

You choose -- I'm too tired.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

So, I've been here since

5:45 am ... you would think I have accomplished many tasks. Wrong.  The biggest finish so far is emptying the trash/recycling/shredding bins.  I have also sorted the various piles on my desk/floor/shelves.

I'm suffering from the "busier I am the behinder I become" syndrome.  So to cure the syndrome I have a large (super large) iced coffee. 

The end is a mere 61 days away ... 8 weeks .. 2 months and 1 day .... not so bad eh!

okay this came thru on an email .... might be faked but I found it entertaining....

Monday, February 13, 2012

a busy busy weekend on 3rd Street

okay I uploaded the wrong picture from my camera ... but truly I thought this was the pile of work on my floor ... which is now done, copied and ready to pick up ...

my other desk -- when I get tired of my normal four green walls I head out to this nook and have attitude adjustment and still manage to accomplishi a few things

I could yous a little green  -- the pix I submitted to the Home / Garden section of the Mpls paper that led to an interveiw ( a really really really brief interview that no one read!) ... I was not so famous for a day.

Happy Monday !!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

whitney houston

  is dead.  So evidently it's a slow news month and the national news peeps have nothing better to chat about.  yep, she was a very talented woman with a lot of demons.  end of story.  

  I came home before sunset.  odd feeling to be home in the daylight.  it didn't last long enough.  but the days are getting long.  I overslept (not a national news event) and didn't leave home until 7:00 ish ...

  off for some retail therapy .. i think i need an Adele cd ... i did roll up WH on my ipod this afternoon -- and belted along with WH .... I did this after Mrs. H left .... didn't think she needed to witness the insanity. 

  the madness continues....


Friday, February 10, 2012

T G I F (yes, I chant that every Friday) ....

Mrs. H reminded me I hadn't been very diligent about blogging lately.

I'm pooped.  I took a bunch of pictures on the spiffy new phone of my trashy, messy, stacked full of files office ... and tried to download them to my desktop.  Didn't work.

Still pooped.  Mrs. H finally got to go home, much later than normal -- the peeps kept walking in and out -- calling, whining .... sometimes smiling.

Really pooped.  I never did get my Taco Johns supper I left the office after 8:00 ... I had frozen cheep pizza ... and a load of laundry....naked accountant would not be a good thing.  

So off to bed .... hello sheets good bye blog.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

tuesday ....

   holy holy it's Tuesday .... time flies.

   Scrapping Diva's  had a day of fun on SuperBowl Sunday ... I arrived in time to get sick.  Must have been the soup.  (he he he)  Anyway home I went -- and off to bed.  It was to be.

  Okay I've been writing this for 2 hours ... time to post....

News Flash :  The Scrap Shack is almost legal !!!!


Friday, February 3, 2012

t g i f T G I F T G I F

yeppers, it is Friday -- I'm grateful for Friday.

yep, I was playing with my phone yesteday ... and posted a post.  waaaayyyyy to much technology.

happy weekend

tired Diva

but hey -- January is done!

Thursday, February 2, 2012


tis a busy woman who posts from her phone