Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Monday Musings (on a Tuesday)

Well here we are on Tuesday. I did not get a chance to write a post yesterday. Here is what is on my mind this week.

1) Little man keeps begging for either another guinea pig or a dog. Even the hubby is saying that we need a buddy for our little friend.

2) Winter has really arrived now and we have had our first snowfall that has stuck around this weekend.

3) I went on a field trip with little man's class yesterday. We went to a local historic farm and museum. I love this stuff and found it very interesting.

4) I managed to record another episode of the podcast last weekend. I need to just keep the momentum going.

Here are the pictures for the week.

Funny license plate of the day
The Christmas tree at the farmhouse
A vintage sewing machine
Antique spinning wheel
A wedding dress from the 1930s
This guinea pig needs to learn how to type so he can earn his keep

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Advent Days 1-8

Yep it is that time of year again. Here are the first 8 days of advent 2017.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Friday Funnies

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Books Read: November 2017

I am falling further behind on my 52 in 52 goal. I am currently 4 books behind so I do not think I will be able to make up the difference. Oh well, another year where the goal is not made. For November I completed the following:

1) Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg - this was a fairly usual book on productivity. He did use some interesting examples that were interesting. But by the end I was skimming rather than reading closely

2) The Guy Not Taken: Stories by Jennifer Weiner - I enjoyed this collection of short stories about how the relationships that do not work out effect our lives. Very typical chick lit but very enjoyable.

3) The Sweetgum Knit Lit Society by Beth Patillo - I loved this book. It is an interesting look at small town life and how these women at very different stages of life come together. There is another book and I plan on reading it soon.

Monday, December 04, 2017

Monday Musings

Welcome to December. Before we know it 2018 will be upon us. It has been a bit rough around here this week.

1) Last Sunday we realized that we could not lock the door from the outside with the key. Thankfully we were still able to lock it from the inside since the after hours emergency number changed and the info was never updated on the website or voicemail. It took the guy about 5 minutes to fix it on Monday morning and thankfully I was able to work from home.

2) On Wednesday night we noticed that our little buddy Hamlin was having very labored breathing and was just not acting like himself. I checked on him when I woke up to use the bathroom at 1:30am and he was still having issues and when I woke up again at 5:30am he was gone. Little man was crushed and I have not cried that hard or that much in a very long time. Even my hubby got teary eyed when he got home from work that night.

3) We kept little man home from school on Thursday and I took the morning off to deal with the situation. Unfortunately while driving to have Hamlin cremated at the Humane Society my low battery voltage light came on in my car. Hubby was able to come home at lunch and the alternator was going so we had it towed and fixed. So I worked from home again Thursday afternoon and Friday.

4) We were finally able to take our friend to the Humane Society on Saturday to be cremated. I felt horrible that for 2 days little man was afraid that he would have to watch the cremation being done.

5) We have decided not to get another guinea pig at this time. We will be giving Rochester lots of extra love and attention. We also rearranged his cage when we cleaned it so it is more like "his" own home now. He seems to be doing ok .

Here are the pictures for the week.

Homework = mom going back to 3rd grade
Clark won the coloring contest at the toy store
Giving Mr. Rochester extra love and attention
Little man and his new coat this morning

Friday, December 01, 2017

Friday Funnies

After the past week I need some good laughs. Have a great weekend.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Monday Musings

I can hardly believe it is the last Monday of November. The holidays are barreling down on us and I am not ready. Here is what is on my mind today.

1) I had a very nice and relaxing weekend. I really needed it and it will help heading into the next month.

2) I ended up having to work from home today because the lock on our door broke and couldn't be locked from the outside. I was not to disappointed and it was a nice way to ease back into work after 5 days off.

3) Little man won the coloring contest at our local independent toy store. He was so excited.

4) Our yearly advent activity begins on Friday the 1st. I am not sure if I am ready for it but little man loves it so much I will keep on going.

Here are the pictures for the week.

My handsome lunch date at Panera
A king needs a crown
The guineas say hello
I finished the prayer shawl for my coworker
Ok I know that addiction is a very serious issue but this made me chuckle. I agree with these people - being drunk or high has to be the reason why so many people voted for the idiot in the Oval Office.