Sunday, May 12, 2019
Today was the nicest day all year. I took advantage and planted my seedlings. I dug up the soil, added some compost, and in they went. We will see how big these little buggers get. That little green dot is a tomato plant.
Sunday, May 5, 2019
The yellow-rumped warbler is like a gymnast trying to get the catkins.
This warbler was also hanging precariously in its efforts to get some spring fodder.
The junco seems a tad grumpy.
This house finch is eyeing the feeders.
P.S. The tulips in the header are from about 15 years ago. They came up one year and that was it. I don't have the best luck with tulips. That picture always reminds me of the saying by Emerson, "the world laughs with flowers."
Sunday, April 28, 2019
I am done with my class, Thank goodness. My paper got an A and I'm holding my breath for the video grade. Kelly and I celebrated by going for a drive to look for turkeys and elk. We did find two young bulls. I was able to snap a couple of photos before they moved on. They are incredibly majestic. When they move they are completely silent. It was good to get out and do some walking and see some different scenery.
1.5 lbs of hamburger
1/2 onion chopped
1 T. parsley
3/4 c. oatmeal
1/2 c. ketchup
1/2 t. onion salt
1/2 t. salt
Flatten the meatloaf on some freezer paper. Add
5 strips of cooked bacon
6 slices of sharp cheddar cheese
Roll up like a cinnamon roll and transfer to some aluminum foil.
That is it for my weekly adventures. My next goal is to do a major spring cleaning. I started with the bathroom today.
Have you finished any big goals lately? Do you have any future goals? I hope you all have a great week.
Sunday, April 21, 2019
My first flower of the year! That's all I have for the week. I am putting the finishing touches on my research paper. Then I have to stretch the limits of my ingenuity and create a video about my research. Yes, I said a video. I have no idea how to make a video. My students are going to have to guide me through this process. Wish me luck. After the 27th, I close my online locker (which is still empty) for good! Happy Easter!
Sunday, April 14, 2019
I had the opportunity to travel with a good friend of mine to a training in Anaconda, Montana this week. We had so much fun. I don't know how I get so lucky. LaVera and I laughed dang near the whole trip. Normally a ten hour drive (eleven if you stop at an antique store) over two mountain passes in early spring is no laughing matter.
Another enjoyable part of the trip was the principal at the Job Corps, where the training was held, is also a friend. We are very similar. We both started working at Job Corps 25 years ago. We became principals around the same time. Both of us are avid outdoors women and hunt (we have both shot bears). We are realists with a healthy amount of skepticism. Life is beautiful.
It was nice to do a little traveling. We somehow missed the big South Dakota blizzard. In fact, we even stayed at a very nice hotel in Anaconda the Fairmont Warm Springs. I highly recommend it if you are avoiding a blizzard.
Everything worked out perfectly. When I got home the weather had warmed up enough so Kelly and I could finish the observation deck.
I guess that is my weekly observations. It is sure nice to have good friends and great memories. I will always remember that trip as one filled with laughter and good company. I am thankful every day for the choices I have made that have led me to such a fabulous life. Did I mention that I came back to a good foot and a half of snow, fully expecting my Jeep to be buried in snow, only to find the staff and students had it all shoveled out for my return? I almost cried. I guess the t-shirt company is right "Life is Good."
Have you ever gone on a road trip with a close friend? Have a great week.
Sunday, April 7, 2019
It was super warm and melted quite a bit today. I cleaned the strawberry bed and raked what little showed. I spread some marigold, black eyed Susan, and sunflower seeds in my planters. Next week I will plant my seedlings.
Do you have any home improvement projects you have been avoiding? Have you planted any veggies yet?