Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Unconscious Mutterings: Week 734

Mutterings for the week of February 26th. Unconscious Mutterings is hosted by LunaNiña. I haven't done any muttering for a couple of weeks, so let's get started....
  1. Argue :: bicker, debate, disagree
  2. Surprise! :: OH NO!!! (I hate surprises)
  3. Telescope :: Galileo, stargazing 
  4. Shopping :: OH NO!!! (I hate shopping, except for book shopping at Amazon)
  5. Button :: OH NO!!! (I hate... wait there's a pattern developing here. But I really do prefer snaps or zippers.)
  6. Certifiable :: what I think I'm becoming
  7. Blind date :: never been on one
  8. Relationship :: Seinfeld (they were always talking about relationships on the show)
  9. Appreciation :: admiration, gratitude, increase in value
  10. Station :: radio, railroad, bus, class, rank; also convenience stores in Texas are called ice stations (do they call them that in other states?)

Our World Tuesday

Well, here we are at the end of February already/finally. Somehow February always manages to feel like it's going to last forever, even though it's such a short month. Fortunately, it's also been an unusually warm month around here, so not much winter-y weather; but it's been mostly cloudy and damp as well. Also, the cedar and oak pollen have been going crazy this year, and I'm sensitive to both of those. Not my favorite combination of atmospheric/ecological phenomena — so I'm afraid I've just been doing a lot of staying in (and trying to stay awake, in spite of all the Benadryl). Going through some of the junk that's built up in my craft room. Getting a bit of reading done (three books this month).

Watching (mostly from indoors) while the Hubby starts doing his early-spring yard and garden cleanup.

Also watching him play with his model trains. He's got those going in the garage (his "man cave" equivalent), so it's out of the house but still indoors. He's started adding little people to the layout and some of them look very lifelike.

Also working on a few jigsaw puzzles: two moderately difficult ones this month, both by Charles Wysocki. One of his village scenes, called Yankee Wink Hollow,

And a "classic" I've been wanting to tackle for quite a while — Frederick the Literate. A tabby cat surrounded by books. How could I possibly resist that?

I did venture out one day earlier in the month to get my hair cut. Now it's grown out just long enough to be driving me crazy, tickling the back of my neck.

As my mother always used to say, if it's not one damn thing, it's another. One of her wisest utterances.

So, that's our world right now. Not exciting, but can't really complain. Well, I CAN complain (always), but I won't. Have a great Tuesday, everyone!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Unconscious Mutterings: Week 731

Mutterings for the week of February 5th. Unconscious Mutterings is hosted by LunaNiña. And here we go....
  1. Online ::  where I live
  2. Balance ::  yin/yang
  3. Grunge ::  grime; dirt; yuck; Seattle sound 
  4. Beacon ::  Lighthouse; also the name of our local newspaper
  5. Laughing ::  ... out loud; ... all the way to the bank; ... to keep from crying
  6. Comedy ::  club; laughter; stand-up; sit-com
  7. Animated ::  cartoon; lively
  8. Campaign ::  presidential (Please, let's not get back into that. Move on.)
  9. Heather ::  Scotland
  10. Comma ::  pause; list; chameleon (because when I first heard Boy George doing "Karma Chameleon" I thought he was saying "Comma Chameleon" ... I still sing it that way.)

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Unconscious Mutterings: Week 730

Mutterings for the week of January 29th. Unconscious Mutterings is hosted by LunaNiña. And here we go....
  1. Boots :: and saddles; also a chain of pharmacies in the UK
  2. Flames :: of Hell
  3. Resign :: Richard Nixon (I almost said The Donald (please!), but that's just wishful thinking)
  4. Move :: further south
  5. Stream :: down by the Old Mill...
  6. Champagne :: John Steed and Emma Peel in The Avengers —they were always drinking it
  7. Slid :: ...into third (baseball season is on its way)
  8. Bangs :: mine need trimming
  9. Trailed :: fell behind
  10. Woods :: lost in the...

Shadow Shot Sunday: Searching for Shadows

So far, February has been mostly cold and misty around here. Lots of gray days, not much sunshine. Shadows are hard to find. These are a couple of shots I took last month, during our brief spell of spring-like weather. Shadows on the steps leading up to our side yard....

And some winter garden shadows....

The weather "experts" tell us the week ahead should be warmer, with a bit more sun. I'm hoping they're right about that. Can't take many more of these dismal days. Thinking seriously about moving further SOUTH.

Happy Sunday, everyone! And have a lovely week.