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!
It's been just over two years since Gramma Izzie died, but she just gave me a gift. Mystery gift from Gramma I was in her garage a couple of weeks before all this COVID-19 shutdown started, around the time I needed to plant those potato eyes, and I saw this ceramic pot of dirt setting … Continue reading A gift from Gramma
Yesterday was two years since you died, Gramma. I still miss you so much. I'd give everything I own to have you back. How can it be possible that I haven't seen or talked to you in two years? I don't even have the words to say what I'm trying to say. You told me … Continue reading It’s been two years, Gramma
Ted holding the first chick to hatch for us in 2020 I haven't hatched eggs out since the spring before Gramma Izzie got sick and died (two years ago on April 25th). It was something I did every year that she just dearly loved. Often, I'd have to give state testing to students on hatch … Continue reading EASTER CHICKS!!!
Last weekend early on Saturday morning, I cleaned out an upper kitchen cabinet to see what was in it, use up food close to its expiration, and basically find something to kill a couple of hours. I saved two plastic egg cartons, and on Sunday, Jake and I added a little dirt to them and … Continue reading Tomatoes!!!