Outside My Window~ HURRICANE IRENE!! She'll be here Saturday night. We're having a good thunder storm right now and they are expecting 2 inches of rain with today's storm. For the hurricane, they are telling us to get prepared for a week without power. Officials are trying to ready this area for a large storm. They are just not used to storms of this magnitude. Whereas, when we lived in Oregon and Alaska, high winds and rain were a part of everyday life! I went out this morning and got a bit of water for drinking. We'll fill the bathtub Saturday. I'll probably get bachelor David tomorrow afternoon so he can get some storm supplies as well.
(My water and groceries from my shopping trip this morning)
I am Thinking~ Thinking about what the Lord has in store for us. Getting excited to see what he does.
I am Thankful~ I am thankful that the Lord provides our needs over and above what we can ask or think.
From the Learning Room~ I may place an order for my students books today. Piano lessons are all arranged. We will startSeptember 12th. We will have a new teacher this year and new time slot. Lindsay is the teacher and our time is 3:00 p.m. every Monday. I'll be sure to post pictures of her.
From the Kitchen~ I need to stock up on pantry supplies and stock up for my freezer. The cupboard is a bit bare, especially meats. Tonight~ pasta with alfredo sauce, garlic bread and green salad.
Around the House~ May I admit something disgusting? Banjo (Our dog) got into a nest of ticks while we were camping. We didn't notice them until Tuesday morning. (We were home Sunday afternoon.) He has been bathed with an oatmeal bath and dosed with his flea and tick medicine. But the ticks, have kicked in my O.C.D cleaning. We pulled up all the rugs and power washed them. Banjo's bedding has been washed. The floors are getting swept daily. The rugs beside my bed are and shaken daily.
(This a picture I pulled from the internet. It shows different sizes of ticks- on the right are a pair of forceps, on the lef,t the sharp point of a needle. You can see how small they are!)
(This what I brushed off Banjo yesterday at lunch time. To give you an idea of size, these ticks reminded me of poppy seeds.)
I am totally grossed out. On Tuesday, when we found the ticks, I was almost dry heaving. YUK, YUK, YUK!
Shadow the cat hasn't been free from my O.C.D cleaning either. She got dosed with flea and tick medicine. (She hates it too. She acts like she is a stoned zombie for several days after she receives the medicine.) Her bed was washed, but didn't survive. It came apart in the washer. It was an old pillow I made when I was about 12, so it's been around for LONG time. Today she got a new kitty bed.
(old kitty bed in the trash)
(new kitty bed = HAPPY KITTY)
If you live in a population of heavy flea and tick infestation and you use a product like FRONTLINE or something similar, you can re-apply before the 30 day limit is up!!
(rugs draped over the dining room table and chairs drying out)
(A casualty~ The rug ripped when my big,strong, manly, man grabbed it to throw it over the fence. I bought some rug tape today to try to patch it up. It's an old rug, about 12-13 years old, and I am the second owner. Maybe at our next place, I'll get to have NEW rug.!)
(AFTER the repair job!)
(without the colorful rug, it looks bare!)
I am Wearing~ Casual and carefree today. No make-up, hair not fixed. I am dressed though, I am thankful for that! Tan shorts and light blue tee shirt. I need to paint my nails and push back my cuticles this weekend.
I am Creating~ Not a thing. Again. Got lots of ideas though. I want to cut and paste decorating pictures in my idea book. Photo albums? More beaded watches?
I am Hearing~ I am hearing the sounds of rain and distant thunder. Cartoons are on the television downstairs. My dog having puppy dreams on the rug beside me. A few birds are chirping through the rain.
I am Reading/Watching~ We are still watching Pie in the Sky and Road to Avonlea. Road to Avonlea is almost complete. We are occasionally watching Emily of New Moon when Daddy can watch it with us. A new book in the reading department tonight. Haven't read anything in quite some time that is worth recommending.
One of my favorite Things~ Reese's Hard Shell Ice Cream topping. I've been eating vanilla ice cream topped with a drizzle of caramel and this heavenly stuff. I love those hard shell ice cream toppings, but this one is my FAVORITE!
A few plans for the rest of the week: Bachelor David tomorrow. We're going to Chris, Sharon and baby Anastasia's Saturday afternoon for dinner. Hurricane Irene watch Sunday. No other plans than those.
Something to share~ My plans for this afternoon. . . .
(the Gooseberry Patch Christmas 2011 magazine is here!)
Have a GREAT weekend dear friends!