Saturday, January 23, 2016


The snowstorm did indeed arrive, and we've got quite a pile of snow out there.  We are expecting to have snow through tomorrow morning, so not sure how much more to expect.  The news stations are on all day with snow coverage.  There is only so much you can watch.  Here are some photos from my view.  I like it as long as it has that Christmas card quality.  The snow is lovely when it first arrives, but within a day, it will be black and gray along the roads.  AND it will hang around forever, when it comes in amounts like this.  I know that all those who live near the Great Lakes and places like Buffalo and Albany are probably laughing at me.  "Snow?  You call that snow?"  But, hey - we aren't used to this much all at once.  I know my 7 year old grandson is very happy.  He's been waiting for snow all winter, and it's been so warm I didn't think he would get his wish.

I was just helping my husband move our cars so that he can plow the driveway, and fell on my tushie in that snowbank right at the corner of my house.  You can see it in these pictures.  Just picture me on my behind waiting for help to get up out of the snow.  Hahahaha!

Just thankful that we aren't in the floods the Jersey shore are experiencing.

Stay warm everyone.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Big Snowstorm On Its Way?

Looks like we might be hit with the first major snow of the winter this weekend.  Plan to do some crocheting, so it might be a good idea to sort through some project ideas tomorrow.  I'd like to make something for my grandsons.  Maybe some nice quick scarves to keep them warm.  I'll have to search some free patterns tonight and then check my inventory to see if I have the yarn I need.

I do already have a request from my grandson for some belt loops on his teddy bear's crocheted pants, and a belt to go through them.  I wonder if I can find a small buckle at Joann's tomorrow.

Tomorrow I have physical therapy scheduled for my shoulders.  I'm not looking forward to that.  My shoulders are so painful.  I had a shot in each one last week and it helped but didn't cure it.

I've also got a nerve conduction test scheduled for the end of February to check for carpal tunnel.  I really hate that my hands and shoulders are giving me so much trouble.

Made a pot of chicken soup yesterday because it was so cold.  Today was sausage sandwiches with peppers and onions.  I'll have to give some thought as to tomorrow's menu.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Happy Birthday, Justin!

Yesterday was my grandson's birthday - he's 7.  I can't believe how fast the time has gone.  He had a wonderful day starting with a balloon avalanche.  My daughter-in-law rigged up some balloons that fell down on him when he opened his bedroom door!  The day ended with dinner at the Olive Garden.  It's his favorite restaurant.  He loves fettucine alfredo!

Happy birthday to the sweetest little boy I know.  He has a kindness about him that I haven't seen in other children.  He is sweet to everyone.

Love you, Justin!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Limited Crocheting For a While

I'm having trouble with my shoulders, elbows and hands lately.  Went to an orthopedist and need to schedule therapy and a nerve test.  My hands are weak and I tend to drop stuff.  Crocheting makes my fingers numb.  Crap...

I did finish up some Christmas ornaments for gifts.  Unfortunately, I didn't take photos of them before giving them.  I am still working on some for myself for next year, so I'll photograph those and put the pictures on my blog when I get them done.  I plan to work up a few sushi ornaments.  I made some for a gift a few years ago and they were very cute.  Also want to make some wreaths, some drums, some hats and scarves (yes, ornaments.  Not full size hats and scarves).

I hope to have my physical problems worked out soon so that I can get back on track with my crocheting.  I want to make some baby items to donate to a NICU, and make some gifts for my grandsons.

I also want to promise myself to get back to blogging on a regular basis.  My posts have been too few and far between.