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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wordless Wednesday ~ Blue Eggs and Ham!

Okay no ham this time but I have a blue egg and two green eggs! My friend Marie has chickens and so she gives me eggs. This batch had 2 green eggs and a BLUE egg. So cool. I almost don't want to eat it!!






Friday, February 24, 2012

Scout has anger issues!

Tom was out of town last week. Now when he goes out of town, I lock myself in the bedroom at night because I figure if someone breaks in, they will have to break that door down to get to me. That would give me time to either grab the baseball bat,rubbing alcohol or jump the hell out of the window.

Of course, Tom thinks I am nuts but I always remind him that I am an L.A. girl and know about break-ins, murders, serial killers and crime. I left L.A. but L.A. never leaves me. I am always prepared. I always lock my car and doors and am always on alert. We do live in a small town where nothing happens but it can. Even small town people can go nuts and can do bad things.

Anyway, when Shawn was alive, she wouldn't mind being locked in for the night. She would sleep all night with me and never bother me one bit. Scout, on the other hand, hates being locked in. She will start trying to open the door by sticking her little paw underneath the door and pulling on it. Then she starts scratching at the door for hours. She starts crying and whining and never lets me sleep.

The first night Tom was gone, I had to lock her out. She started her nonsense and shenanigans and I needed to go to work the next morning so I threw her out of the room. She was scratching outside the door but then went away. It's not like there isn't another bed or sofas or chairs she can sleep in. She is just a brat.

The next morning, on my way out to work, I notice that Scout got her revenge. Our back room has a futon and the futon is a catch all for stuff. It also is the resting place for my giant Speedy Gonzales and my stuffed lion, Leo.

I walk by the room and see that during the night Scout must have raged she was locked out and went crazy and knocked Speedy and Leo off the futon. Even Speedy's tiara fell off! That was just hateful on her part. I can't prove it was her but unless some crazy stuffed toy serial killer came into the house that night, there is only one suspect. Brat!


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wordless Wednesday ~ Is Spring here?

I was off Monday and decided to look around the yard because soon we will have to be getting our garden ready for planting.

I saw some buds! It is only February but I think the mild weather might give us an early Spring. I hope.





Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wordless Wednesday ~ Me and My Sister!

While looking for an old photo for my birthday post, I found this one of me and my sister. I thought I would share. I am the toothless one.





Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

We don't celebrate Valentine's Day because we believe it's commercialized like most holidays nowadays.  But I know many people do so Happy Valentine's Day. My hope is that someone at work brings in some sweet goodies that I can eat! Yum!

Here are some funny cards from my favorite online greeting card site: someecards. I LOVE this site, you should too!









Sunday, February 12, 2012

Winter is finally here - sort of

We were supposed to get a huge snow storm in Western Carolina this weekend. We got zippo. This is a good thing though because I HATE snow when I have to drive through it. What we did get through is the cold. It was 4 degrees this morning which is indecent. It is terrible and so wrong.

But I can't complain because so far, we have only had one snow storm this winter and mild weather. I keep waiting for the big storm and hopefully it will never come.

All I know though is tomorrow I break out the gloves, hat, and winter coat because it will be chilly!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wordy Wednesday ~ I Got Punked!

I work at a school and every Tuesday they have a faculty meeting in the Library. I don't attend because technically I am not a faculty member because I work for the foundation.

I get to work and I also notice there are a lot of the faculty members milling around. I figured the meeting went on a little longer than usual.

I find an innocuous sign saying "Happy Birthday Carolyn. It's a Blessing" on my door. The "It's a blessing" part is an inside joke. Anyway, I open my office and they had wrapped most of it with streamers and tulle. They also tossed like a zillion cutout stars all over the place. I got punked. It was hilarious though. Now I know why people were milling around. They wanted to see my reaction.

I started cleaning it before I realized I should take a picture. The picture is not great but let me tell you they really went wild. Then I was forced to pose with the disaster!

It was a good way to start the day. And yes, my office is usually that dark because I am like a vampire!




Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!


Oh I was so young and now I am old. 2 more years and I am 50. Damn that's harsh!
Luckily, I still act like I am 15.


Sunday, February 5, 2012

My Early Birthday Dinner

We celebrated my birthday a bit early since the restaurant I wanted to go to was not open on the day of my birthday. We found this restaurant after one of Tom's friends recommended it. We went last year for his birthday and loved it.

It is the BEST restaurant that we know of in Western North Carolina that we have found. It is in a little town called Waynesville. Waynesville is bigger than where we live and it has more restaurants and shops and is a lot cuter than our town.

Again, I love our town but we do not have fine dining anywhere around here. So we headed off on Friday night to The Chef's Table.

The chef uses fresh seasonal products and does all the cooking himself. He does have sous chefs but he is there making some delicious meals. What I love about this place is the fresh pasta. I had it last time and I had it again this time too. It was fantastic.

It is a small place which makes it cozy. The server we had was wonderful. If we lived closer, we would go more often. It is a little pricey but well worth it since you are getting freshly prepared delicious meals. The bread is made there. The pasta is fresh. Tom had fish that was caught that day. I mean this place rocks.

I have pictures but they suck hairy balls because I took them with Tom's iPhone since I forgot my camera. DOH! The food looks so much better than my pictures! It was a wonderful way to celebrate my birthday! I wnder if I can convince Tom to take me back to celebrate our un-birthdays.










Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy Groundhog Day!

I have said before that I don't get all the brouhaha and find it a little cruel to old Punxsutawney Phil. I mean every year they drag that poor devil out in front of a zillion people and I bet he is scared.

Just one day, I would love to see old Phil come out as Rambo and stop the nonsense.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012