Here we go on the Morning Glories again, the Plants and Vines seem small and fragile
But the one leading Vine keeps climbing to the top, halfway there now
And grew another Two Inches since Wednesday Morning!
Off to the Price Chopper to trade in my Winners, bought $25 More back, only won a dinky $5 Ticket
Well, there is always Tomorrow isn't thre? Hope so, I have to take the Blazer to the Garage
3 p.m. Still Sunny and 30 Degrees, time for the Afternoon wind down and what's for Dinner
I'm sure there's something out there to hot up and maybe enjoy, away, off to the rest of the Day
I did get back to the Kitchen for a second Cup of Coffee, got a progress report on that Morning Glory Vine
And lookee there, grew a full 2 1/2 Inches since Tuesday Morning!
Temp was 4 Degrees at 1 p.m. Saying first the High would be 10, now they are saying 9 degrees
Today is gonna make this Saturday feel like Summer... Saying 58 Degrees for the Day!
2:30 p.m. and what's going on out there anyway? Snowing and the Temp dropped to 1 below Zero!
The original forcast said 10 Degrees but never got over 4 Degrees that I saw today
So, I need a couple things at the Store, better get them after it warms up a little this morning
Because they say the Temp starts dropping at Noon, then Tomorrow? Think I'll just stay inside!
Then another peek at that first Morning Glory Vine climbing, over Two Inches Monday Night
And looking closely, looks like Two more Vines are on the Way up the Second string
Warmed up a little by 10 a.m. so I bundled up and headed to the Price Chopper... brrrrr
Got my Lottos, Juice, Milk and TP and Paper Towels and headed back to scratch off nothing
No ides what to do for the rest of the Day... Was just checking my Email...
Says my new Camera Tripod will be delivered today, just ordered Monday
So, nothing much to do as usual, just waiting for it to be delivered and then what?
11 a.m. just at 27 Degrees, the High predicted for the Day, kinda cloudy Day out there
And then... 1 p.m. Decided to take out the Trash accumulation... FOUR SACKS! before it got colder
Stepped out the Door... yeah colder already... Back in, checked and yes Ma'am... then 22 Degrees, on the way down
Watching TV and the Day slipping away, then I saw the Delivery Truck in the Window Cam
Opened the door just as the Delivery lady approached, got my Package and opened it
Assembled a few Parts then had to try it out... Got a Photo of the Phone with my Canon DSLR
At the same time got a Photo of me with the Remote Blue Tooth Button, that's a handy gadget
Out to the Kitchen to make my Coffee, saw the Morning Glory Vine climbed another Inch again
A little over an Inch more and it will be at the Second Shelf and on the way to the top
And... A little disturbance earlier, about 4:30 a.m. I heard a loud Knock on my Door, dreaming or what?
So I got up, put on my Jeans and headed to the Living Room Computer, flipped on the Window Cam
And saw nothing out front, was I dreaming or did whoever it was head out? Sure felt strange
Sipping my Coffee and cruising on Facebook I saw this Post... Did I look that old in 2014?
So I looked in my Photo Files and found one of me in High School in 1944
And another with my Birthday Cake in 2014, HAH! Guess I ain't lookin' too bad!
10 a.m. Bright Sun in my office Window again, looks hopeful, I do like that Sunshine
Then another look at the Dahlia Crop in the Kitchen, a few more Plants popping up now
So far there are Nine Seedlings, Three in one Pot, later will leave One in each Pot, if and when
What's happening Monday? Let's go see
Other than that, again no plans for the Day... as usual, my Projects just pop up randomly
Well then, a check on the Plants in the Kitchen, looks like three more Dahlias barely peeping up
Maybe get big enough later in the Day to get a Photo, too tiny at present
And the first Morning Glory Vine has reached the top of the first String, now at the second Shelf
See if tomorrow it will start climbing the String that goes to the Top Shelf
On through the long Afternoon and I was thinking what's for Dinner, need something different
I still had a Lot of that Ham and some T-Day Turkey left, what could I do with that?
Maybe make a Stew? Not the usual kind of meat but maybe it would work... so back to the Price Chopper
I was pretty much all out of Veggies... Got some Potatoes, Celery, Carrots, Onions and Tomatoes
And a big Green Pepper... Headed hometo start... Started peeling and chopping, got all the Veggies in one pot
Then set that on to simmer, into another pot with a little Bacon Fat, chopped Ham and Turkey
Added a splash of Ollve Oil and simmered that a bit, then dunped the Meat in with the Veggies
And let that simmer on low while I headed back for some Afternoon TV catch up
So, last night as I went to turn off the Garden Lights I saw a tiny spot of green in one pot
The first Dahlia Seed planted on January had popped up in one Pot... Numero Uno of Treinta Seeds
Planted Three Seeds in each of the 8 Pots on the Kitchen Shelves, will thin to one in each Pot
A slow morning on the Computer, just finished my Morning cruising at 8:30 a.m.
Sunshine flooding in my Window but I know it is COLD out there... No hurry to test the temp
But do need to wrap up this Morning Blog session and get some Breakfast
Some Breakfast and some TV and the Day drifts on, time to put a load of Wash in the Machine
Later when putting the Clothes in the Dryer I noticed a tiny green spot in another Pot
The Second Dahlia bloom popped up in another Pot, planted on January 19th, up sooner than the Packet says
2 p.m. and still Sunny and the temp crawled up to 28 Degrees, better than I expected and not so bad tonight at 21
Well now, can I take few minutes to complain about my fractued Spine? Been a couple Months now...
Not an intense pain but sure uncomfortable, I had been taking Two 'Tylenol Extra Strength' for all that time
Take them when I got up and then they lasted until early Afternoon and I did without the rest of the Day
Then I read about 'Aleve' and that they would give 12 Hour Relief, been on them about a Week now
And it seems they quit about the same time that Tylenol did, now thinking how long will I have to put up with this?
Again that was it for the Day, shall we pull the Curtain down or go watch TV?
Well it was TV and a little Dinner and a little Music and then off to those dreams again for a so-so Night
Using up a little more of January, tomorrow the last Saturday and Pay Day next week... Hurray!
And mixed my Juice, put on the Coffee and then on with the rest of the Morning Routine
First a check on the Weather, nutty up and down temps for late January it seems
Was up a little on Wednesday and maybe a little more Thursday but then nosediving again
Well they changed the Forecast again since last Nght, 22 now at 6:30 a.m. only going to 28 later
And then diving down to 13 Degrees at Night but no precipitation... (they say)
And now... 7:20 a.m. and all done with my Computer stuff, what now, can't think of a thing to do!
I mean besides scrounging up some Breakfast and catching up with the TV Non News
I guess I could get on Facebook and argue Politics like some of them idjits do
But all that does is make enemies, I would just rather bore them with my drivel
A slow Morning and then a Trip down the Hill to get my Lottos, about a half Hour with Navru
Chat and playing stuff on our Phones, interfering with the Customers, now and then
Then he had to do some restocking work so I headed back to scratch all my Winners... all ONE of them
Bright Sun out there but was only up to 26 Degrees about 1 p.m. Supposed to start down about that time to a real low
Yep it did, down to 24 Degrees at 1:30 p.m. and they say heading to 13 Degrees
Then time for the let down to the end of the Day, all downhill from 1 p.m.
Just kick back, while away the Time, wish for Sunny Days and Warmer Weather
Some Afternoon TV, another Turkey Dinner and the Grand Finale was one more Andre Rieu Concert
So, the snow was purdy so I got a Photo, then Tom started blowing Snow off the walks
I started up the Window Cam to make a Video of the Morning's activities out there
He passed my Building, blew the Snow off the Deck above, then the walk out front
And... the last thing he did before heading to his Truck, blew ALL the snow off my Blazer!
Only ONE Vehicle in the entire Complex got special treatment and it was mine! Am I special or what!
OK, 1 p.m. Checked my Pick 4 and of course a No-Go... Hard to win anything on a Draw TicketB
And then on to another do nothing Afternoon... Seems when I pass 1 or 2 p.m. there is little to to
Just wind down the afternoon, find some Chow and a Movie and finish the rest of a dull Day
Maybe instead of calling this my 'Blog' just rename it 'My Morning Report'
And again, just like Monday... 6:45 a.m. Computer stuff done and nothing to do
Well I did put a load of laundry in the Wash, waiting to put it in the Dryer, such Excitement!
And then besides maybe Breakfast and a trip to find Winners, what else is there to do?
Oh... I do have a couple bags of trash I could tote up to the Trash Bin... Oh Wow!
And... Just thought, my Mercedes has been sitting in front covered in Snow for how long?
AHA! Seems I got the Blazer Snow cleaned off and started on January 13th...
So I haven't moved the Mercedes for Ten Days! Time to get the Snow cleaned off of it
Checking the Pepper lineup in the Kitchen, Two up and One to go
Two Jalapeno Peppers have popped up, one Sweet Pepper plant has yet to arrive
And again... what did I do the rest of the Day? And again, not much of anything
On through along and boring and tedious Afternoon, I did whip up another Turkey Dinner later
Looks like I will be still eating last T-Day's Dinners on Saint Patrick's Day
Finished a lousy Weather Forecat and my so-so Movie and off to bed
So, Sunday's Blog uploaded, Computers checked done, puzzles done, what now? Looks like a long Day again
And then at 10 a.m. Off to the Fast Stop, Navru was busy watching a Soccer Game
But he took time enough to cash in my Winners and sell me some new Lottos
Then headed back, in that cold cold but Sunny Morning, then scratched off Nothing!
And then, what to do the rest of that long long cold Day ahead? No Ideas at all
Well NOTHING turned up to do, just exist and try to get through another boring Day
With a few nibbles and some TV to waste away another Day... More action Tuesday maybe?
Well great Weather all day on Saturday, they were saying a top of 30 degrees
But it stayed at 15 Degrees all Day, there was some Sun for a while in the Afternoon
Now Today we get the super Cold but it gets a little Warmer on Monday
Well, DAYUM! 10:20 a.m. and 14 Degrees and Sunny and I trotted? across the Street to the Blazer
Ice and Snow on the Windshield and on top of the Door, frozen shut and I couldn't get it open
So around to the other side, no snow on top of the Door but it was frozen too... DAYUM!
So, what did I need at the Store besides my Lottos?, well some 'Aleve' to replace the Tylenol
And some Glucerna, only one bottle left of that, well some Milk and Juice too
Well maybe later if it warms up more and maybe melts a little? And then a Phone Call
It was Pat and telling me about her Party last week and all and the Weather up on the Hill
I didn't tell her that I was Icebound for the moment but she asked if I wanted a ride anywhere!
Well now that you ask... Why shore, I do need my Lottos, so she said she would drop by later... AHA!
So that was around 10:30 or so, and the Clock ticked on and I had warmed back up nicely
So I bundled up again, and took a container of warm water out to de-ice my Door
Poured that along the top of the door and I popped it open, got started and turned the heater on
And in a few minutes more, headed to the Price Chopper, got the stuff I needed and some Lottos
Then back to scratch... First scratch was a $40 Winner, real nice, then a couple duds
Then a $15 and $5 Win, and a $3 'EZ Match' Win... real nice, $63 in Wins, Yeah!
And in little while she arrived, Howdy and all that, I was finishing something on the Computer
She worked a Crossword on the other Computer, I finished my stuff and into the Living room for 'Beat Bobby Flay'
Then it was some TV, some of my stuff and a nice Visit until about 3:30 and she headed back up the Hill
And then for me,just the usual finale of the Day, with the super cold it didnt turn out as bad as expected
Now see if we get the warmer weather predicted for the start of the new Week
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
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
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!
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?
Again, nothing left but boredom and TV for the rest of the Day and that's what it was
Good Night all...
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
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
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!
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
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