Friday, February 6, 2015

Any advance on...

We live near a small river called the river Eyre, ( pronounced Air..). The area where our aviator friends live , is called  Eyreton.  The people on the subdivision , which they developed ,have come up with some interesting names for their properties... Eyrefield, Eyreguitar, Eyreshire etc... A new one , noticed this morning , I think is the best of all... Dairyeyre. !  

Still getting very hot days here,a real worry about fires , especially as we usually have a strong wind with the heat..  Enjoyed a whirlwind visit from DD#1 last week, she is back in Scotland now (in the snow !) Lovely to see the photo of your dog Rosey, what a happy time she seems to be having in the snow. !


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Winter . . . ugh

Miss BossyPants looks like she is having a blast in the snow.   You are definitely having a brutal winter.   (I use my WeatherBug app to check your temps from time to time)   Ours has been quite cold, at times, but our snowfalls have been wimpy, which is the norm here.

A local TV station now has the "Panicometer" which I think is a hoot!   There was prediction of some snow overnight, and this morning all our roads, etc., were bone dry.  Thus, the needle was on "LOL" this morning.    (the photo below was from a forecast a few weeks ago)

It is hard to believe, but in January there is already tree pollen!  Juniper, Cedar and Elm!!!   So my allergies are already acting up and I have to give up walking outdoors.    I think my allergies get worse every year.  What ever happened to "outgrowing" them?  
I am *so* ready for Spring.    A different forum I visit had this photo on it . . . (more LOL alert)  Please excuse the language, but I think most everyone will understand the humor.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

From MARY Jo G.

Your dog is having so much fun in the snow, Rosey.  It is beautiful but am glad that ours is gone.  Picked up three bright primroses and will plant them in pots on the porch to brighten our rainy and foggy days.
I worked in the quilt room today on organizing.  It is coming along.  The grandsons carried quilt books and mags upstairs.  Have been sorting them into stacks according to their purpose.  The give away pile is the biggest.  Sharing the room complicates things.  With two sewing machines and separate projects going on, it can get cluttered.  I should give Stephanie a drawer or bin for her things.  She is a perfectionist and a delight to teach.  Every one of her points match on her first project.  I'm very fortunate to have a delightful grand daughter in law who wants to quilt.  
Have had a virus for 10 days and am ready for it to be gone.  Lots of coughing and sneezing going on.  Have become very aware of how difficult it is to be ill while living alone.  Will think on getting a lifeline or something similar.  And, should leave a key somewhere in case of emergency workers needing to get in.  Maybe across the street...  I feel quite safe here but the bug got me thinking on what could happen.
Grand daughter Brooke is in Ecuador in language school and enjoying her time there.  She posts lots of pics which helps us to know what is happening.  Fun to watch the water going down the drain counter to what we see.  She is right at the equator.


Sunday, February 1, 2015

It is bitterly cold here in the country

And Miss Annie, now four, is enjoying herself .  The radar shows a wide blanket of snow across southern Ontario and Michigan at the moment.  I'll find out when the girls go outside for the final potty.

We've had bed & breakfast guests this week-end, our first of the year and my new season.  Saturday morning at breakfast a beautiful sound came from our dining room as our four guests sang the Doxology around the breakfast table.  All sing in a church choir and their voices were glorious.  It is a first for me in the 23 years of running this B&B.  I've determined that I am going to keep a journal this year to record our guests who stay here.  So many memories, most all good, a few not so and before my mind slips a cog or two, I'd better get some of our experiences down for posterity.

The previous storm dropped huge amounts of snow over the Maritimes, New Brunswick in particular.  So far, it's been too cold here to have much snow, one benefit of bitterly cold weather...the snow flakes can't form.  Winter is not over yet.