Sunday, February 28, 2010

Feb. 28, 2010

It's Sunday and no snow so far. Brandon's birthday was Sat. Amanda's is Wed, Madysens is in a week then mine. The next 10 days are going to be difficult. Not just financial but emotional also. There is always a shadow of ghost hanging around. I swear sometimes when I'm just about to drift off to sleep I can feel him. Yup, it's going to be difficult.

I don't feel to good today. Sore throat, stuff, achy. I think that what ever is going around is trying to pay a visit. Just what I need. I got my water heater on Sat. One step closer to getting hooked up to natural gas..Hopefully next weekend. They took the lp pig out last Friday. It looks so different out the side window. It will make mowing so much easier. Now just pray it doesn't get to cold this week.

The sun just came out. My youngest cat was sitting on the window sill enjoying the sunshine when a squirrel jump off the feeder and scared him. It was comical. I would have laughed instead of just smiling, but I feel that curtain closing in. Think I will just go lay down for a while.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Feb.24, 2010

I didn't have go into work this morning. We are closed because of death in our work family. It's such a sad time, my heart goes out to family. So I have time to play at the computer before I have to go to the funeral.

It's cold this morning and we have a little snow coming in. But I did get my taxes paid. So I get to stay in my house for another year. They had made a big mistake in my taxes like a extra 1700.00 mistake. They told me that I would have to pay it and then apply to get it back. Well after many phone calls (and a very helpful lady at the treasures office), they fixed the mistake before I had to pay. Thank you so very much. So instead of 4200.00 it was only 2500.00 a big difference. They also told me that because of housing market and school millage change (the school bond was paid) next year my taxes should only be around 1500.00. yippee I hope they are right. But for now I'm happy and the county is happy. Now maybe I can finish getting hooked up to natural gas.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A long cold winter

I do know that I'm more then ready for winter to be over. I'm so wanting spring to get here. It's been a very long winter with very little heat for the house. I haven't been able to buy propane at all this winter. I was going to switch over to natural gas this year. But things came up and I didn't get to switch. Well I got part of it done but not all of it. So this winter it's been wood, electric stove, and 20# propane tank for hot water. That last for 1 week. I just so wish things would work out better for me. But there is no use crying over it. It won't get me heat, so I will just keep truckin along and hope that we have a early spring. And maybe by next winter I will have it hooked up.

Feb. 21, 2010

It's been a busy day. My bosses brother passed away while snowmobiling on Friday. He will be greatly missed by all. My heart goes out to his family. I know the hardships that they will face. So today was spent cooking alot of food for them. They have all the kids and family coming in from all over the country. They will have between 12-15 people at one house. So today I made egg salad, macaroni salad, 4 different kind of cookies, pumpkin bread pudding & soggy chocolate cake. Hopefully I can get it to them before the snow storm gets to bad. Yes I did say that bad word again. But in Michigan what do you expect. When I talked to my boss on Friday he said that I was probley the only person he knew that knew how he and his sister in law truly feels. I wish that I didn't know. But I do and all I can do is be there and listen. They all have a very long road ahead of them. They are lucky as I was, because they have a great family support system also.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Feb. 10, 2010

It's Wednesday afternoon. Very windy and we just finished up with a snow storm. We got just over 10" of the white stuff. Now comes the clean up, at least I don't have to shovel, thanks to the plow guys. Days like this I wish I was at home looking out the window. The snow just sparkles in the sun shine. It's really quite beautiful. When I was younger I would spend the day in the kitchen baking. I miss those days. It always felt so much better with the oven on and the good smells coming out of the kitchen. Last night after work I went home and made a big pot of homemade soup and a raspberry cake. Started a nice fire, finished a book and settled in. I like those kind of evenings. Only one thing was missing, someone to cuddle with. I guess I shouldn't complain to much, I had 1 dog and 5 cats to cuddle with. They thought that was good enough. Just wasn't the same for me.