Sunday, February 26, 2012

Eyes are the mirror to the soul......

I have been busier than usual lately and not able to focus on my blog.  I have been spending a lot of time with this guy

And taking care of business

Starting spring cleaning a few weeks ahead of schedule

Stocking the freezer and pantry as I won't be driving for several weeks (including 18 pounds of bird seed)

Although I will not be going to a sunny destination, these will be necessary.  And my computer will be off limits for several days as my eyes heal from corrective surgery

No, it won't turn my brown eyes blue, but hopefully it will help with peripheral vision and reading

I will be going through serious withdrawal from Blogland, Twitter, and Pinterest.   That sounds silly, but unfortunately, it is true!  But I will be back to my regular posting schedule as soon as I get the OK from my doctor.   I also will have a new giveaway for my One Year Blogaversary on March 11th.   

The procedure is scheduled for Tuesday, the 28th.   I am already starting to miss you guys!  


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Shrove Tuesday

I plan on eating fish (or vegan) Wednesdays and Fridays during Lent.  I will make more of an effort to attend Church.    We must remember to pray for each other in order to be strong in anticipation of what God is going to do through us.

I haven't posted much this last week as I have been doing spring deep cleaning and running a bunch of errands, such as  income taxes.  More to come on the reason for the sense of urgency I have to complete things.  Thanks for all the sweet comments and words of encouragement on my frustration with Google.  

I want to welcome some new followers.   I still prefer the Google Friend Connect, but I do have Linky and Networked Blogs on the side bar for any non-Blogger folks.

"Nothing, how little so ever it be, if it is suffered for God's sake, can pass without merit in the sight of God."
~Thomas a Kempis


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Throwing My Hat In the Ring

to wish all my blogging friends

A very Happy Valentine's Day

With love from my home to yours!


Sunday, February 12, 2012

My Head Hurts

I am wondering if it is time to end this blogging business ....... even though my one year anniversary is next month.  

I am annoyed with Blogger for taking Google Friend Connect away from us.  I have Networked Blogs on my sidebar and just today added the Linky gadget.  I inherited some unknown followers, one is Brett who is Mr. Linky.  Does this mean that I will be automatically added to blogs I have no clue about?  How do I transfer blogs I follow, or do I wait for people to refollow.  Can I have too many options?  

Networked Blogs is telling me I need to be validated.  Maybe this is just a bad dream, and it will go away when I wake up?

All I know is that I have a sharp pain over my right eye, all stemming from this nonsense.

Why can't they leave well enough alone?  


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Feeling Lucky?

I feel a little lost, I had another post in mind that I wanted to do for today but I am having a "linen" issue.  I really don't want/need to buy another table cloth, but it looks like I might have to do that.  I switched gears in order to participate in Alphabe-Thursday's Letter L.  

The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.~ Wilson Mizner

Luck never gives, it only lends. ~ Swedish proverb

Everything in life, is luck. ~ Donald Trump

Go and wake up your luck ~ Persian saying

Yesterday was a lucky day for me.  I was chosen by to receive a $25 eCard to Tarjay, thanks to the kind and wonderful Pat at Gypsy Heart!  I am looking at, and I will post my selection when I get it.


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Are you ready for some football?


My hero!!!!!!

Eli Manning
How perfect for a 2nd Blue Monday post?  I hope the linky is up !

Good job, guys!  

photo from lucillad on Twitter


Feelin' Blue

This time of year it can be easy to feel a little blue.  

Just feelin' the color!

The days are short, you can't run out without bundling yourself up, heat bills can be upsetting.

I don't make very many plans at night during the winter, if I can help it.

It's more fun to be cozy at home

Snuggling up as best we can

Enjoying a cup of tea or hot cocoa

But before we know it

It will be spring!

 Winter dies into the spring, to be born again in the autumn. - Marche Blumenberg

It has been way too long since I joined Sally for Blue Monday

Just had to do a blue post.  And also joining Seasonal Sundays

at the Tablescaper.


All photos are from my "Feelin' Blue" board, except the tea cup which is from my "Tea for Me" board, on Pinterest.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

It's "Official"

Early spring, folks!  This is according to Staten Island's own, Charles G. Hogg, aka Staten Island Chuck.

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, SI Zoo's Peter Laline & Chuck

Notice our Mayor is wearing protective gloves?  That is because Chuck bit Hizzoner's finger a couple of years ago.

Chuck is a rather ornery looking fellow.

I can't wait to do a yard clean up and get some pansies planted.  

With a face like this, I wouldn't disagree with him!


All photos are from The Staten Island Advance

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


This week it is all about the Letter K over at Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday.  It is also share your pets for Favorites on the First with Alison at the Polohouse.  

Unfortunately, Kiwi does not like the camera at all.  She is 16 1/2 years old, I purchased her at 8 weeks.  Her eyes are not gigantic, the white part around her little brown eye is a skin patch (no feathers there).  

Kiwi is a green cheeked conure.  She is very bright, understands simple commands and can say seven or eight words.  Because she learned to "speak" she does not whistle.  She can, occasionally, let out a scream or two!   She says "Kiwi", my baby, where's my baby, I love you, and "kay", which I think might be her way of repeating "OK".

I thought Kiwi was a male, until she laid almost a dozen eggs when she was eight years old!  She would lay eggs for a couple of years, usually in the spring around Easter.  This caused her to get nerve damage in her legs, and she was paralyzed for a time.  After having to be hand fed and given water with an eye dropper, I came home one day at lunch time and found her climbing up her cage.  

She is also a very good "big sis" to this one

PearlAngel, the cockatiel, was adopted from the vet.  Pearlie lost her leg due to gangrene, after escaping her previous home and was found injured in the street.  Pearlie learned to whistle, so doesn't repeat words, and she can learn a tune in about a week's time and recently mastered "Jingle Bells".  Pearlie really is a "kutie".  And, according to our vet, is probably a male.  

Thank you, Jenny and Alison, for hosting.  We had fun participating this week. 

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