Thursday, November 20, 2014

Throw Back Thursdays

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My beautiful daughter, Tracy, at graduation, circa, 1994.  She’s the one who has those adorable boys, that are always gracing my blog.  BTW, her hair is not red….she is Irish on my side, but the only red she ever had was just a streak down the back along with a blonde one, and that one comes from me…yes, I was a toe head once.  She is even prettier today….at 38.  Love you, kiddo!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Handmade Christmas Ornaments

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I have a very special friend, who is a very talented artist.  Mignon Whitt recently made several Christmas tree ornaments from vintage materials with pictures of vintage trailers. 


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Several Sisters on the Fly, ordered these to match their vintage trailers….aren’t they awesome?  She’ll make you one with any theme you want.  Let me know and I will hook you up with her or click on her name above and it will take you to her Facebook page.


Thanks, Mignon for such an adorable ornament…can’t wait to get it on the tree. 


Friday, November 14, 2014

The Stupid Password


I just got hacked!  I have been sitting here staring at my computer screen trying to send emails for what feels like forever.  I gave up on Sunday afternoon and tried to get help from my provider.  I just got a call….yes, it was four days.  Oh, sure the computer geeks were trying to help me but the ABUSE geeks never called until just now.  Frustration…yes, but I am just part of over 3000 customers who are in the same boat.  We all got our email passwords hacked.




We are not done yet but I wanted to share a website with you so that you could check out how to make a safe password.  This is just so fun, I keep trying to make a better one each go round. Check it out here


The tech told me he uses three passwords, one for email, one for banking and one generic.  Each of these have a variety of differences depending on what they are for….and I wonder if I could remember even one variation?  Sheesh, am I too old to be playing around on this computer?  I sure hope not…I am still having a lot of fun, even with the headaches. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Stormy Weather

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It’s cold outside and more is coming.


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So I was thrilled to get out my Paper Whites ( a lovely gift from Juli ) and get them setup.  If you look real close you can see just the tiniest roots just as I planted them.


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Less than 24 hours later….amazing. 

The temps are in the low 20’s here and the wind chill factor makes it about –10 right now…ugh.  Of course, I had to be outside taking care of the chickens and the neighbor’s cat….ha!  Stay warm!


At posting this morning it is 8 degrees with a strong wind blowing…I can’t imagine what it feels like out there!  So glad I got the girls all tucked into The Chicken Mansion with heat lamps and a backup heater.


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I only wish it looked this warm out there….this was taken about a month ago.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Simple Country Moments

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The girls are getting out a lot more lately and they are loving it.  There is an owl in the neighborhood and I always stay home while the girls are out.  I went out to check on them after they were in the coop last night and sure enough the owl was on the nearest telephone pole, making a screeching noise.  I have heard this before but couldn’t figure out what it was….I thought they only hooted.  Anyone know anything about this?