Monday, May 10, 2010

a Hail and Snow Day (wtf?) ...

Sitting quietly working on the checkbook, all of a sudden there is a racket beyond compare from outside! This is an old trailer house with tiny roof vents and a metal roof, can you imagine? The dog just wasn't happy about this at all ...

I glance out a window and I do a double take, yup, um ... hail ? ?

Not very big hail, but a LOT of hail, coming down in bucketfulls. I grab my camera, take a few pictures, go in to download them ... I was watching the chickens run, hiking their bloomers up and hauling butt for the coop ... I only saw 3 of them, but it was funny!!! I didn't realize they could get a super long stride ...

Here is a shot of the Chicken House - all that white is HAIL!!!

It got real quiet - Lo and behold - SNOW! Am I right, this is May 10, 2010, isn't it ? ? ?
The snow is falling pretty fast, meaning it is a wet snow ... heavy. I still can't believe it is snowing ... This has been the craziest winter and spring I have seen since moving here in 2001.

Hugs to you all and stay warm!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

I'm Late, I'm Late, I'm Late ! ! !

On March 17, I received the Kreativ Blogger Award from Caroline over at If I Can Do it Myself. I wrote to Caroline asking how to post this award on my blog. Almost immediately she sent me the directions, thank you Caroline, and I promptly spaced the whole thing ... Talk about Kreative ... my bad, my sooo bad!! I hope Caroline will accept late but not forgotten ... will you Caroline??? Please???

The rules for accepting this award are:

1. Post the award.
2. Thank and mention the person who gave you the award.
3. Pass the award on to seven bloggers who you think embody the spirit of the Kreativ Blogger Award.
4. Name seven things about yourself that others don’t know.
5. Don’t forget to notify the seven Kreativ Bloggers about their award and post a link to their blog.

Oh boy! Now to choose 7 award winning blogs. All the blogs I read are award winning, but ... let's try these.

1. Natalie at ChickenBlog. Always a surprise topic, she makes me laugh!

2. Britt-Arnhild's House in the Woods, Britt-Arnhild lives in Trondheim Norway, is a Deacon in her church, and writes the most beautiful travel posts with lots of pictures.

3. Rhonda over at down--to--earth lives simply with her husband. They are in Queensland Australia and both retired. Rhonda is the best in describing their lifestyle, their back to basics lifestyle. She teaches the rest of us how to do the same.

4. Jodie at Ric raC makes the most delightful crafts. She tells stories with a lot of her crafts - about the life the craft critters have going on. You must check her out!

5. Now I come to Quilt Dad. John quilts. Beautifully. He and his wife took quilting lessons together, and now her sewing machine has been commandeered by John. You need to see his quilts. There is nothing else to say, except you have to see them.

6. tiny happy. Melissa does the most fabulous embroidery from found things, pictures and imagination. Her embroidery with vintage fabrics, lace, etc. are made into wonderful bags, pouches, clothing - oh, you've got to see her things.

7. Emily also lives in Norway, and her blog is Ravenhill. Wonderful family with two really, really cute kids. Emily makes Matroyska Dolls and combines colors like there is no tomorrow. Each season is totally celebrated by color - you must visit her!

Now on to 7 things about myself ... umm, ah, well ... ok, here goes:

1. Rarely do I follow a recipe or a pattern exactly - I improvise.
2. I am a very back to basics type of gal.
3. Love fabric, yarn, beads, paper, painting and most things crafty!
4. I enjoy being by myself.
5. I talk to myself and my animals all the time - real conversations.
6. Won't settle for second best even though I'm extremely frugal.
7. The last movie I saw at a theater is "Jaws".

Wow! These award are harder than they look, but sooo much fun ...