So....I have been absent because we have been moving. It just worked out that we had to move then right between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I would never advise anyone to do that. We did still manage to get a simple tree up and a couple of decorations. I have actually already unpacked everything I brought here so far, but still have some things to organize and other things to bring over from the storage locker. We did not officially even get the keys to the new place till Dec 17....and we took small loads over till the 20th when all the large stuff went. Little by little we got moved but wow.....talk about stressful and it did not seem like Christmas because we had no downtime to even think about it much. I did try regardless, because I love Christmas.....it just seemed so odd this year....and no snow but TONS of rain and high winds!
Anyway, making time to just wish everyone a belated Merry Christmas and hope you have a blessed and Happy New Year!
Friday, November 27, 2015
Thursday, November 5, 2015
sunset near Arcanum, Ohio (notice the old water tower - which is my favorite water tower around lol)
Noah took this photo on the way home one night as the sun was setting. I think it is a pretty good shot, especially since we did not realize the water tower was in the photo until we enlarged it!
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Today we took our first official field trip for the school year to see the Lincoln Funeral Train exhibit in Troy, Ohio. It was pretty awesome and we got to go inside as well and check things out. They have re-created everything (they said) as it would have been on the real train. The Presidential bedroom suite Lincoln never got to sleep in the bed. He was killed before that ever happened so his ride was in the casket.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
They are verywhere right now.......the neighbors have them......I have them......they are in the street..stuck in our bushes..all over the driveway and grass......everywhere. BUT out of the thousands that have fallen.....only a few will ever make it to become an actual tree. A bit sad actually.....Noah and I found one ...a few in fact.....popping up in our yard. While I like Maple trees......I really don't want to plant any in our yard and have to trim them all the time and have to deal with these seedlings that get stuck in eavespouts..etc. BUT ....we did save one........planted it in a pot for now....and it has lived for the past couple of years...I keep putting him in a larger pot. Once large enough I will plant maybe in the yard. I hesitate only now because our mowers tend to mow things like this over ...they just recently mowed over my 2-year old Korean lilac bush.....not sure how.....but they did.....and it was about the same size as our little Maple tree. These can actually be eaten I guess.....or used in crafts as fairy wings......bug wings....as a kid we used to play with them like helicopters....because that is how they come falling to the ground......
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Sunday quiche...I had already decided yesterday I would make a quiche today. I really like making them and am pretty good at it now...tossing anything I have into the mix. So I whipped one up today. Dill/Parmesan cheese crust....then whatever I had in the fridge, so I had some sweet peppers and onions and spinach and tomatoes from my garden last year, which I saved mostly for the top, and I even added some chopped pepperoni (though you don't ever have to add any meat)....I added some chives and garlic and onion powder....took 2 eggs and a can of evaporated milk along with some low-fat milk....and after putting the ingredients into my delicious crust....and after adding the cheese..I poured the egg/milk mixture on top...sliced some tomatoes and put them on top....then baked in a 375 degree oven until nice and golden brown and my knife came out clean after being stuck in the middle. I thought it looked pretty good but it tasted even better!
Saturday, March 28, 2015
When I was little it used to be silver, but it has been this color now for many years...so many in fact I have a difficult time remembering it ever being silver.