Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hello Spring?

And so it begins...

I'm sitting on the couch, watching TV with Justine and from the corner of my eye I see something crawl across the floor. Holy crap!! I didn't scream but my heart started racing and I was staring at what I hoped wasn't a spider and Justine says, "Hey, did you see that? What was it?...Do we have any Raid?"  I kept an eye on the creature while she ran for the ammunition.  It was spider!  A big one...
No, not THAT BIG, but big.  I took aim...FIRE!  I pretty much drowned it in Raid.  Of course I did...had I not, I know he'd creep up stairs and camp out on my forehead till morning!!

Really? First day of Spring...first spider?! heavy sigh

Note to self:  Get to Target and stock up on ammo.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

It was a Snowy Day.

Yesterday was a Snowy Day! We had a family Snow Day (Mike stayed home) and enjoyed ourselves!  We watched movies, took a walk in the snow, while it was snowing mind you, smelled the pot roast cooking in the oven all day...the only one who didn't enjoy it was, you've probably guessed, Gracie. 
 Mike shoveled once...then Joey again later.
 Aunt Bea's new hat came into good use.
 Justine joined us on a walk in the snow.  It was snowing the whole time, but that's hard to capture on a iphone camera.
 Critter tracks.
 Justine, snowy tree and frozen river.
 These stubborn leaves have hung on all winter...they looked like tissue paper.
 Even the youngest of trees can handle the snow.  
 A very bundled up couple!
 Cute, huh?
 Some of you saw this photo posted on Facebook.  It's a SNOWFLAKE! I've never seen one that looked like those paper kind you make as a kid.  We were so excited! 
 The snow makes even the most mundane thing interesting.
 "Quick, take the butt is getting wet!"
 Throwing snow...that fuzz up top is a mitten.
 Monty and Mike!
Justine called this the Lord Voldemort car.  Get it?

I learned something new too.  Usually on these cold walks in the snow, I have to pull my hand from it's comfort inside a mitten and take the photo.  As you know (or may not know, those of you with flip phones) the iphone only works with the bare finger (heat sensitive).  Well, Justine taught me to swipe the phone, to open the camera function...with my nose! Then use the volume down button to click the photo.  It worked like a charm!