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Friday, March 28, 2014

march 28

Photo a day
I spent many hours sitting on the porch steps or the steps at school playing jacks. The ball is not original but the jacks are the ones I had as a child. It's worn away now but the jacks were colored. Today they sit on the mantel in my living room. Anyone up for a game? We will start with ones!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

march 27

Photo a day
 Something I made
It was hard to find a photo for this prompt. I had to look in several rooms to find something to fit the category. Technically I just cross- stitched the pillow top. My sewing skills are lacking so  I had to hire someone to put it together when I finished the top. It's not that I do not want to sew I just lack talent. I've tried. It didn't go well. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

march 26

Photo a day
I'm here
On my end of the couch and yes there is more than one electronic device in my spot! 
Yesterday's photo is missing because I spent the night away from the Ponderosa and found myself without a camera and a cell phone that would not let me make a photo because it was full!

At school yesterday, Parker had to take a survey about his teacher.  He wanted to give me a survey with some of the same questions.  He gave me the following options:  1.  no  2.  maybe  3.  yes
I was suppose to use these to answer his questions.  His first question was Are you a boy or a girl?

Monday, March 24, 2014

march 24

Photo a day
One of a kind
These are place mats that I found while cleaning out kitchen drawers today.  Let's hope they are one of a kind!  I do not remember where they came from but I am positive I did not buy them!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

march 23

Photo a day
I'm loving. . .
My slow cooker just put it in and leave it!
Show up later and it's done!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

march 22

Photo a day

Well, it is 7:15 P.M. and I just now thought about the photo I was suppose to post today.  Since the topic today was morning I guess I've missed the boat today!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

march 21

Photo a day
I filled this wagon several times this afternoon 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hello Spring

Spring arrived today.  The sun came along but the wind still has a chill.  Tomorrow's forecast is very spring like but its still going to take some time to warm up so we can play in the dirt.
There's a few signs around to fuel our hope!

march 20

Photo a day

I got this letter today.  Well, it wasn't really a letter but it came in an envelope.

 This was inside.  I won it from Lou Lou's Auction in Cookeville.  I know a little girl who will look extra cute with it on!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

let the battle begin

I saw it out the window.  It's small with a body not much bigger than a walnut, but its little mouth was full of grass!  I watched it hop around.  I called for reinforcements and Peanut watched it out the door.  We saw it go in.
It was entering this drawer from the back because it was closed.  Look how much it already carried.  How can such a little creature move that much stuff?

Grass and leaves and moss. . . It sure made a comfy spot.  Here's what we thought about it!
Sorry little bird but you are going to have to find another spot.  There's plenty of other places you can go without getting in my space.  I'll be watching because it will be back that nesting instinct is a strong one!  It's a battle we fight every spring. It's time for me to get out the collection of rubber snakes, but I'm usually the one who ends up being startled by them.  Any suggestions? 

march 19

Photo a Day
A little boy's knees!

Parker is on Spring Break so he brought some friends to visit the Ponderosa.  They had never really been to the country--they came to see what he was all about!  I think they like it.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

march 18

Photo a day
5 years ago
march 2009

Monday, March 17, 2014

march 17

Photo a day
Today's weather
Started out covered with ice and did not get above 38 that I noticed. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

march 16

Photo a day
Beautifully ordinary

Saturday, March 15, 2014

march 15

Photo a day

Here's some of the people I spent the evening with.  We were celebrating my sister-in-law's birthday!

It's going to take more than one photo today because we had a great time.  It started at a local restaurant called The County Kitchen.  We had some good food while we listened to a band called Olds 88.  They played music from the 50's and 60's.  You can even get up and dance if you want, but don't go expecting to just get a table because you must have a reservation! They sang a special happy birthday to Jenny!
 photo credit-James Purkey

Then we all ate cake!  This strawberry cake was created by my baking niece Aimee.  It was just as delicious as it looked.

Friday, March 14, 2014

march 14

Photo a day
Here's some people I care about!
I like all these people too!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

march 13

Photo a day
This morning there is a fresh coat of snow!  Winter just refuses to move on!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

march 12

 Because life got in the way, I missed a few photos of the day, but for the moment I'm back on track!

Photo a day
First batch of applesauce today yielded two quarts and a partial quart that I was able to fill with the next round! 

It's been a crazy weather day. 
A.M. on the left
P.M. on the right

Just yesterday if was so warm Parker was able to stick his toes in the lake and we did some picnicking and kite flying!

Friday, March 7, 2014

march 7

Photo of the Day
I wouldn't mind being on one of these, especially if its headed to somewhere tropical!  On a positive note it was almost tropical here today with temperatures in the 60's!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

march 6

Photo a day
We call this chair the throne. It came from an auction and Stephanie used it in her college apartment. It now sits in a bedroom here on the ponderosa. I am trying to get my niece to take it to her college apartment. It's very vintage and it needs a new home or possibly new upholstery!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

march 4

Photo a day
On my mind
Spring--with sun and warmth and playing in dirt!

Monday, March 3, 2014

march 3

Photo a day
My name is . . .


It's a little chilly on the Ponderosa this morning. 

 It's not a good day to sit on the porch
 or use your windshield wipers
 or to be a duck
 or a cow
 It's not a good day to be under trees because limbs are crashing!
But on the positive side it is a good day to practice your photography skills!
Especially when most of your shots are made from inside a nice warm truck.