Monday List

You know, I can’t really say that I am surprised that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, or that we are expected to have another 6 weeks of winter. It’s been that kind of season.

Winter Storm Maximus came and went, leaving in its wake a lot of snow, that turned into rain, leaving everything to resemble a giant Slurpee from 7-11. It was at this point, after snow blowing 1/2 of the driveway, that Honey’s blower quit him. Just up and refused to turn. Something had broken inside and he spent a goodish amount of time trying to get the piece out so he could take it to work and fix it. There was grunting and wailing and gnashing of teeth before he finally got that piece out. We shoveled the last little bit of the main drive and left the circle drive au natural for another day.

When he came home from work the next morning he added injury to insult when he majorly wiped out behind Mousey’s little black Escort, Frances. He thought he landed flat on his back, but his body tells him he bore the brunt of it on his aching left hip, shoulder and arm. We fall a little harder these days.

For the good news, the snow blower is fixed!! In bad news, we have another storm coming Tuesday night. In good news, I repeat, the blower is fixed, yea us. In bad news, the varmint saw his shadow and we are doomed.

I finished Joy For Beginners by Erica Bauermeister. I really liked it. I only have one complaint about her work. She always has a large cast of characters and devotes a chapter to each one, this is not the problem. The problem is she always ends the chapter before I am ready for it to end, leaving me wishing she would   linger on the character for a little while longer. She never really revisits the character again, except for snippets in another character’s story. I actually think she could cut her cast in half and write the chapters more fully and completely. Evidently I want to have more back story and conclusion than she does! Just my two cents worth of armchair critique.

The sun is out this morning, glory be!!!!!

Honey bought my plane ticket to Virginia for The Memorial Day Extravaganza at Mrs. Schmenkman’s house!! WOO HOO!!!! Except this year it will not be over the usual Memorial Day weekend. BSF gets out 2 weeks earlier now, so we chose Tuesday May 13 for the start day of our girls, almost week. Pick me up Schmenky at 11:46 a.m. !!!!!!! Wanna do lunch??

We had a little Super Bowl party last night with the four of us and our good friend The Peanuts Champ. Much food was eaten and then we settled in for the game. Now People, you know I am not much of a sports fan and cannot talk too intelligently about things sportally related, but even I could tell that was not a good game!!! What the heck was THAT Bronco’s??? Bad day to have a bad day!

Because I am not invested in the game, I had no pick for winner. I seemed to be surrounded by others who were vaguely for the Bronco’s. Mousey just flat out jumped sides early on. After the game, I started hearing nice things about the Seahawks quarterback, like he was a Christian, and then I was very happy for them.

My favorite commercial was the Cheerios one. Contrary to what MSNBC might believe.

Ok, you all have a good February Monday and brace yourselves for another month and a half of dastardly weather. Blame the hog.

*****Thank You God For….

Honey’s mechanically inclined mind. He is a fixer.

Doughnuts. Mmmmm.

Sunny days. A kiss on the cheek from You to help endure a looooong winter.



  1. warrenp94 said,

    February 3, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    I like the Cheerios one too. I saw all sorts of people offended (on Facebook) about it and the Coke ads. I personally don’t have time to be offended over stuff like that…short of something really heinous, it just isn’t worth it in my opinion.

  2. Laurie said,

    February 3, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    I agree with the Cheerios ad (plus they have always been my favorite cereal). The Budweiser guys came through once more, both in the horse/puppy ad and the returning soldier spot.

  3. Vickie Smoker said,

    February 3, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    Your blog is a “kiss on my cheek”. Thanks so much for keeping up with it. Oh, yeah, we’re getting the same weather first.

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