Category Archives: Finances

A Flooded Mind

My sister Kris and I both get excited when the forecast has snow in it.  We laugh at each other because neither one of us will sleep much if there is a chance we might miss snow fall.  Well here it is around 2:00 and something woke me.  Not a sound, not a hope of snow, but a feeling.  So I look out the window and because of all the snow in the hills and the fact that it has been raining buckets…..the banks of Silver Creek has overflowed.  Through the darkness, I can see the water creeping out over the field between two of my neighbors across the street.  Now I can not sleep.  I guess some place in my itty bitty mind, I think I am the keeper of the neighborhood and must keep watch if the waters start to reach our neighbors van.  It isn’t a nice van.  It is a large, old van that our elderly neighbors drive a couple of times a week to pick up people to go to church.  So it is an important van.

Now, even if the waters reach the van, this is a wide open space that is not likely to sweep the van away, or even damage it in any way.  But still I watch.  Did I mention that my mind is itty bitty. 🙂  So knowing myself and the unlikelihood that I am going to go back to sleep.  I am thinking of starting the coffee, turn on the news, and wait for it to get light enough to take a few pictures.

I also need to warn you that if indeed I ever use this laptop computer to write another post… will be a miracle.  We knew it was coming, but it truly is about to break for good.  I can just tell.  And as the old superstition goes…..Deaths happen in threes.  So does……expensive items break in threes.  First my vacuum cleaner, next will be this computer, and I hate to think what number three will be.

So talk to you later…….or not 😦


Baring the Cupboards

Good Morning.  I meant to blog yesterday but for most of the day, my digestion behaved and I got a lot done.  Laundry, cleaning, cooking, cleaning coop, etc.  I found a yummy and easy slaw recipe that does not have mayo and lasts for weeks in the fridge.  Made a big batch but it will be gone in another day or so.  Groceries are getting so high in price that I am trying to use every bit of produce, meat from the freezer, and stuff out of the cupboard.  Supplies are getting a bit low but still have fish in the freezer, left overs in fridge and a few veggies in the garage.  It is interesting making a challenge to not go to the store for quite a few days.  When growing up, my mom never ran to the store for just a couple of items, she used what she had and made do until the next shopping trip.  So in that spirit, I am coming up with creative meals.

Today, my two great-nephews are coming over.  Bailey will be in charge of them for the most part.  I am going to Becky’s for coffee(if my “issues” allow).  Max works today, and it is the first day the staff will be in charge of helping him get ready, getting him there and getting him home at four. 

I am hoping to get some camera time today.  I would like to take pictures of various things and feel I need to experiment with a few setting on the camera that I have avoided.  It is going to be another hot day, loving it but having a hard time keeping the house cool.  Oh well, cool weather will be here soon enough, and so I will enjoy the sun and heat.