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~ Saturday, January 19, 2019 ~
~ Dahlia Flower Planting Day ~
~ And a COLDER Night Ahead ~

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~ Snow at 6 a.m. to Welcome Saturday ~

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A peek out front at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday and a light Snow all over out there
Well this is the day we head to the Arctic they say, 16 Degrees now at 7 a.m.
Topping at 21 and then heading down to 9 degrees for the Night's low, brrrrrrrrr

So, what's for the Day? A couple things I could do, I printed off my income Tax Forms Friday
I could file my Income Tax... But, I owe the IRS some money so they take any refund to apply to that
So no real hurry to give my refund away again ths year

And then I have that pack of Seeds, that will be the Project for the Day whenever I get the urge
Level off the soil in the Pots, mix up some Miracle-Gro fertilizer and add that to each pot
Then plant the seeds and off we go to my new Dahlia Crop, add some color back to the Kitchen

And... What's that Noise out there, peeked out on the Window Cam, guy next door scraping his windshield
Doggone, we got Ice to go along with that Snow? Maybe I ain't gonna try to get up that Hill today
I just watched that guy head up the Hill with no problem, maybe I can make a run for my Lottos

Anyway, time to work my Crossword and Jumble and sip my Coffee...

9 a.m. Planting all done, and a long boring Day ahead, gimmee another project
Well, I need to go lose some more Money...but Baby, it's Cold outside... 14 Degrees now
Maybe I need to start that boring Blog Photo Project again? Nah, one year was plenty

~ Dahlia Seeds planted in all these Pots ~

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~ See any Flowers Yet? ~

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Another peek out front at 9 a.m. Oh yeah, we got more snow, maybe better just stay home
We don't really need to lose any more Money anyway, but yeah, we did make a little Profit on Friday

~ More Snow at 9 a.m. ~

Ho Hum... am I still awake? 11 a.m. Well time is passing faster than I thought
I got all my Flower Seeds planted, then filed my Income Taxes, that's a tedious process, even online
And they say I get a nice Refund... But as last year, the IRS will probably not send it

And... Another look at the Weather Report and still at 14 Degrees but the Forecast said heading to 30
And we are supposed to dip down to 9 tonight, Drat!

~ Lookee Lookee! ~ A New Pepper Plant ~

Went out to the Kitchen to spray my newly planted Dahlia Seeds, make sure the Seeds were moist
And popped open the Pod cover on the new Pepper Seed I planted in Garden Three and lookee there!
A new Pepper Plant popped up that I planted on Saturday, well that was 7 Days ago, ain't it funny how time slips away?

. And then Piddling around on the Computer, wanting to go for Lottos but Oh that Cold, ya know
Then the Room got BRIGHT! Huh what's that, peeked out and the Sun was out but the Temp was still at 15 Degrees
Should I just sit around bored or brave that Cold and go lose some more Money?

~ Now Look ~ 1 p.m. ~ The Sun came Out! ~

With a brighter Day out there I was thinking I just might head out for Lottos
But then, there might be some ice under that thin layer of Snow, and is it worth a fall?
To go lose another $20 on loser Lottos? I thought myself out of that Trip

Again, nothing left but boredom and TV for the rest of the Day and that's what it was
Good Night all...

~ Saying Colder for Sunday ~



~ Friday, January 18, 2019 ~
~ One more Week almost Gone ~
~ Gonna get COLD! Tonight! ~

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Friday... End of the Working Week, not for me, work is not in my vocabulary
Then Saturday, start of the boring Weekend, and Sunday is worse... Gimmee some Monday!
Well for today, gimmee some WARM... Baby it's cold outside... 33 Degrees nw at 7:30 a.m.
And only going to 39 again... AHA! Looks like they backed off on our subzero Cold though
Now saying a low of 20 for Friday Night, and 10 Degrees for Saturday Night
Well that's way to cold for me anyway... push that Thermo up about 50 degrees please

On through a long Morning with the usual routine... some chat with Sigi (Im Vaterland)
Finished my coffee and then what for the rest of what looks like a long boring cold day?

Checked my Email and saw that my Flower Seeds are to be delivered today
So, looks like I do have a minor project for me when they arrive, lots of empty pots now
And now, 9 a.m. Time to brave the Cold and go see Navruzbek and trade in some of my dinky Winners

OK, Traded in $25 worth of Winners, bought 5 Tickets and a Pick 4 Draw, won $3 on the Pick 4 EZ Match
Won $20 back on the Scratchers, now just need to win more on that Pick 4 when they draw

Then in Email I got a notice from IBM that my Tax Forms were available online
So I got online and printed them out, now I can file my Income Tax when I feel like it

On through the cold cloudy dreary slow Day, checked mt Email about 1 p.m.
AHA! Says my Seeds had been delivered, so first off tothe Price Chopper for some Goodies
Traded my paltry Morning Wins for more chances, got my Goodies and headed back
Stopped on the way to pick up my Seeds, then back to scratch off $35 in Wins this time
Was I ahead for the Day? Who counts, close enough anyway to keep going

~ New Flower Seeds to Plant ~

Then, to plant or not to plant, that was the question, decided to wait for Saturday
Already into the Afternoon and time to waste the rest of the Day with the TV
Just some News, some snacks, a couple Movies, Ho Hum, so repetitious...
Made it through the Afternoon and then almost to 8 p.m and pulled the Plug

~ What's going on Saturday? ~



~ Thursday, January 17, 2019 ~
~ More Cold Weather Ahead ~
~ Still Not much Going On ~

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~ Now the Vine wants to Climb ~

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Thursday Morning, out to put the Coffee on, saw the Vine I started up the String is climbing
So why not climb the Pole? Too slick, too cold, too big around? Anyway, now it is on the way

And... is that Colder weather on the way yet... Nope, just about like Wednesday, 32 now 37 later
Actually that is a bit warmer than Wednesday, then it was 32 just about all Day
And saying just a bit Warmer on Friday before heading down, down, down on Friday Night

9 a.m. and time to head out, this time to the Shear Palace for my semi-annual Hair Cut
Well maybe more often that that but it just isn't my favorite activity, that tickly neck afterward
And then next Door to the Price Chopper and hoping for a good winner for a change

Got my Haircut, no waiting, only one in the shop at 9 a.m. Then over to the Price Chopper
Got my Lottos and headed back Home, did my scratching and only won $5, Nutz!
Well boring Day so I decided to go for Broke, not that I am mostly all the time anyway
Headed down to the Fast Stop to buy a full pack, never have won all of my money back... But...
Had Navru find me a Pack, handed him $300 and again back to scratch 60 Tickets... and only won back $165
Best I have done was $280 in wins, second worse was $180, oh well, I can use the winners to try for more

On to the rest of that dull Day, I do need something to do (besides housework or a job)
Wonder if Friday will be any more interesting? I surely doubt it

~ Thursday ~ Ho Hum ~



~ Wednesday, January 16, 2019 ~
~ Cold Weather Ahead ~
~ Not much Going On Again ~

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~ Lookie! ~ I'm on the Internet !~

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OK, starting the back half of January already, and time is slipping away, that Song is so true now
A look at the Weather at 8 a.m. Well, bearable at 30 Degrees and heading to 34 later
Next Two Days in the high 30s and then the Weekend tanks to below Zero! Can we just skip that?
And saying maybe more Snow to go along with all that way too cold Cold... brrrrrrrrr!
OK, when I headed to the Kitchen to get my Coffee I saw the Morning Glory Vine I hoped would climb was not climbing
I helped one Vine get started around the Shelf Pole, but it dropped off like it didn't like that Pole
So, trying again I strung a couple strings to the Shelf above, now see if the Vine will climb

~ To Climb or not to Climb ~ That was the Question ~

And off again to search for my Fortune, down to the Fast Stop again, some chat with Navru and Customer...
Then back to scratch and scratch, and I won a $20 and a $10... Cost me $28 to win $30
Well that can't stop me, I needed some Gas so I headed back to the Minit Mart, got my Fill
Then back by the Price Chopper to try for more Winners, traded in my $30 of Winners
Got $30 more attempts and headed Home sweet Home... Doggone... Only won $11, that ain't no fun

Noon Time... Waiting for the Pick 4 Draw, how much will I win on that?
And 1 p.m. The Pick 4 Draw and guess what? NO WINNER!

And again, doggone, nothing much to do, put a load of wash in the Washer
Then just TV news, then Movies the rest of te Afternoon and Evening
I did whip up another very late Turkey Dinner from mt T-Day Turkey
Turkey and Dressing with some fresh home made Gravy, from some Turkey drippings in the fridge

So another tedious boring Day and how many ahead now with this colder Wweather setting in... Oh Woe!

~ Wednesday ~ Don't Ask ~ Nuthin Happenin ~



~ Tuesday, January 15, 2019 ~
~ Last Half of January! ~
~ A Little Kitchen Garden Prep ~

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~ Out Front Tuesday Morning ~

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Well the Weather report Monday night was rather depressing, more colder weather ahead
But for today they are holding with the Forecast of a top of 43 Degrees, almost bearable
32 Degrees at 7:30 a.m. and they are saying Sunny, maybe get rid of some of this Snow? I hope
And what we gonna do all Day? Gimmee some Ideas, I sure ain't got none for now
I see in my Email that my Flower Seeds have shipped but that will take a few days for them to get here

OK 8:30 a.m. What do we do now? Well I washed my Whites on Monday, time to do the Bedding
That hassle of wrestling the fitted sheet off the Mattress and the bigger one getting it back on
Well someone has to do it and I am the only one here, so... back in a few...

OK, Sheets and Blanket in the Washer, what's next, well... Clean up those Plant shelves
Leaves and stuff fell in to the Trays under the Pots, looking ugly, washed and rinsed and brushed

~ Ready for my new Flowers ~

Looking better and ready for my new Flower Seeds... and a look at my new Pepper Plant
Planted Three Seeds in that Pod on December 30th and the best one now surviving and looking good

~ New Pepper Plant in Garden Two ~

Mid Morning, finally got in the shower and after got a nice close shave, makes me feel so GOOD! Yeah
And then braved the cold and fired up the Blazer to head to the Price Chopper for loser lottos
Then back to again just wander slowly through the Afternoon and a long Evening, gave up early
Headed to bed around 6 p.m and spent the next 12 Hours in Dreamland again
Seems I am more active lately in my dreams than when awake, Oh well, the ball bounces that way... Huh?

~ Tuesday ~ A little busier but still Ho Hum ~



~ Monday, January 14, 2019 ~
~ Halfway through January! ~
~ Still Cold, what else is New? ~

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~ Window Web Cam at TV Time Sunday ~

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It is now the 14th of the Month already, yeah... The Third Day of my 87th Year
~ Gee, Ain't it Funny... How Time slips away? ~

Doesn't seem like this cold Weather is slipping away, at least not fast enough to suit me
At least I got the Blazer going on Sunday, need to go visit Navru for Lottos
When he dropped off his goodies on Sunday he said to come and see him Monday
And I do hope he has some Winner Lottos for me, had NO LOTTOS for Two Days now, win or lose

What kind of Weather for Monday?... Phooey, more cold, 27 Degrees at 9 a.m. only to 38 later
But they say in the 40s on Tuesday, much better, maybe get rid of some of this Snow

OK, what to do about those empty shelves in the Kitchen now that the Peppers are gone?
How about some Flowers to brighten up the place? Found some Seeds on Amazon, I'll try those
The Tomatoes and Peppers didn't do much but nice to see all that Green for a couple Months

And off on that cold Morning to the Price Chopper for my Milk I couldn't get on Sunday
Everything was working except the ATM... Got my stuff and then over to the Bank to get my Lotto Money
Then down the Hill to the Fast Stop for Lottos, some chat and got my Lottos and headed back
Back in the warm and scratched off my $25 worth of Lottos for a Win of $25... oh well, even up

And then...Again on through a very very slow Day, just kind of existing and waiting
Some more depressing TV News, and depressing Weather Report of more Cold Weather coming
A couple of old Movies, some warmed up Dinner, Ho Hum... we need some action around here

~ Monday ~ Nothing to Report... Much... ~



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