Wednesday, February 14, 2018


It's that time of year again when husbands and boyfriends everywhere can be seen at their local Walmart or Walgreens buying their sweetie cards and candy.  At least that's what I HOPE you all did. If not, you still have time to plan a fabulous dinner somewhere, even if only outside your RV at the picnic table.

To make it even better, SOMEONE I know, who shall remain nameless because she will beat me over the head with a stick, is having a BIRTHDAY today!!!  A very happy birthday ... you know who you are!!  Oh what the heck .... it's Mrs. Patty Chance's 39th birthday!!!  
A little candy might have helped my yesterday.  I'm good at some things, like planting posts, quilting and spoiling my puppies, but I'm not so good at waiting.  What to do while I wait.  I twiddled my thumbs, watched TV, played with the puppies, paced back and forth and played every game on my phone, all to no avail.  I waited in vain.

There's a local thrift shop that will pick up at your house.  When I found out I was not the only one with good stuff to send off, we coordinated our efforts.  Apparently not enough however, since even though they gathered all my information at the first house where they DID show up, they did NOT show up here.  Not a call or even a howdy do.  No candy for YOU guys!!

Had I known what I know now, I would have sent a lot more stuff along with Mr. Chance, who made an early morning run to the dump.  I learned that good information when I finally called to see where they were.  They assured me I was never ON their pickup list, so I had waited for naught.

I have since rescheduled, but now must figure out how to get rid of everything they will not take.  Half a day was wasted and it was too late to do anything really, so hey ... let's BAKE something!

Cookies are my go-to desert.  They're easy to make, taste great right out of the freezer and only one will satisfy my sweet tooth.  Peanut butter ..... YUM!!
I ran into the same problem with not having cooling racks.  I actually drove to Walmart and searched through the entire store.  There was not one to be had.  The oven gave up her racks for me again.  I admit, I ate not one, but two.  They are just sooooo good right out of the oven.  Can you smell them?

I spent the rest of the afternoon working on these sunset images.
Are these not amazing?  They were all taken from my back yard.  It makes all that waiting worth while when you get to see this while relaxing in your favorite chair on the patio.

Today will be busy.  My gardening crew will come cut and hack in the morning.  Lets hope they are better than my California crew.  That will be followed by quilt fabric shopping with Miss Patty and dinner at their granddaughter's house.  Another perfect desert day!!


  1. Happy Valentines day to you as well. Sounds like it will be a nice one.
    It does sound like a perfect day and love your sunset photos.

    1. Thank you! I just can't help running outside with my camera when I see those beautiful pink clouds.

  2. Happy Valen times day🍰

    This was supposed to go in yesterday's post
    Guess I have to get up earlier

    One way to get rid of feral hogs/Havelina /javelin
    The best way to get rid of them is by sound,, a pig has very poor eyesight but it has very keen hearing
    The solution
    Wind chimes find 2 or 3 or more wind chimes ( Metal preference )and place them in the trees about 10 or 15 feet away from the water trough
    There used in a lot of third world countries as a hog deterrent

    1. Well heavens to Betsy ... I can sure hang wind chimes. I'll let you know if it works!!

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    1. Aww thank you. Cookies are better ... less calories!!

  4. Happy Valentine's Day to you too!
    I hate waiting too. I am patient but there is a limit!
    Cookies look yummy and you should still have cake left from yesterday's baking. :)

    1. I DO still have cake. Just trying not to eat it all in one day!! LOL

  5. Happy Valentine's Day to you as well.
    Since going Fulltime we acknowledge the day but don't clutter things up.
    Hate when those places don't pick up when they are supposed to, but they want all you can give though.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. They should arrive today Rick ... I'll let you know if they show!

  6. I thought you decided not to buy anymore quilt fabric until you reduced your stash? Or was I not supposed to remind you of that? :)