Gramma Izzie always fed "her birds" (wild birds), and I started doing it after she died. I'm still doing it. I have four feeders on the porch, and I recently put up a glass hanging birdbath (but the birds wouldn't go near it with water so I am using it as a feeder now and … Continue reading Bird treats
I wandered into Big Lots yesterday after getting a haircut, and they're having a big sale - 35% off mostly everything! I found this beautiful glass hanging birdbath and decided to add it to the bird feeders on my porch. It's so pretty! It was less than $10 on sale!
It's always been a running joke that I had a black thumb. I loved planting things and having flowers, but Gramma always came up weekly and reminded me which ones to water and fertilize. She sometimes just did it all herself. Most of my plants died every summer, and only a pothos lived inside (I … Continue reading Thank you, Gramma!
Dose 2 of the Moderna COVID19 vaccine
The other morning, Ted swore up and down that he was hearing a woodpecker. I could hear a knocking noise but thought it was something rattling around on my metal baking table from the vibrations of the dishwashers. Imagine my surprise when later the next day I looked out at the bird feeders on the … Continue reading Woodpeckers
Sunday, 2/7/2021 - There's truly not much to say about this today. It's been 48.5 hours since I received the COVID19 vaccine, and I had no more arm soreness at all as of this morning. I am running a slight fever now though but honestly wouldn't have known except that Ted touched my face and … Continue reading My COVID19 vaccine- Day 3 update
Saturday 2/6/2021 - my COVID19 vaccine update: It's been 20.5 hours since I received the vaccine. The only side effect I have is a little tightness/swelling/soreness in my upper arm. It doesn't extend up to my shoulder or down to my elbow, and I have no redness. I can move my arm all around and … Continue reading My COVID19 vaccine – Day 2 update
I got my COVID19 vaccine Friday, 2/5/2021 (shot 1 of 2 - Pfizer version). My school district arranged this for every staff member that wanted it. The shot felt like nothing, and I'm not kidding when I say that. If you're afraid of getting this because of the shot itself, let me assure you that … Continue reading I got the vaccine!
Time to fill the bird feeders on the porch I think I love snow days more than my students do! We've had five this winter, and getting that phone call in the wee hours of the morning fills me with glee every single time! The cardinals love when I get a snow day because the … Continue reading Snow day!
Have you ever burnt food in a pan so badly that you were sure you'd have to throw the pan away? Let me show you how Gramma Izzie taught me years ago to clean it quickly and cheaply! You need cheap vinegar, baking soda, and tin foil. Please note: do NOT do this on a … Continue reading Don’t toss out that pan!