Thursday, December 10, 2020

I Like Thursday: December 10, 2020

Happy Hanukkah friends!

Today is "I Like Thursday" and time to fill up the internet with happy posts!  Hosted by Lee Anna at Not Afraid of Color, be sure to fill your day with positive thoughts by visiting her and the other participating bloggers!

Photo above is the little pond down the hill from us.  I was surprised to see a boater on the water.  Turns out the city was pulling out a floating fountain they use in the spring and summer.  Little surprises like this make me happy!

Scout and Kerry are cleared to play with each other.  It's really hard to get a photo of the puppy because she is all black.  Also she is a handful.  She wanted to play with the really big crazy Weimaraner next door.  She kept going to the fence to see him.
Yesterday she wriggled through the fence!  My mother had to call my brother to come collect the pup.  Fortunately the big boy didn't hurt her (of course she is so crazy that maybe he couldn't catch her).  There's a reason why my husband has nicknamed her the Tazmania Devil.  On the other hand, Scout is a little lady.  She doesn't want to play with the rough boy, and tires easily of the puppy's constant attacks on her.

Early in the pandemic, we all quickly became tired of cooking.  We looked for new recipes and had breakfast for dinner.  Lately, we've been having childhood favorites.  This is partially because I was so exhausted from caring for Brad and partially because I was looking for nonperishable foods to put in storage.  Brad is particularly fond of canned ravioli and fish and chips dinners.  I know we should be doing all fresh food but sometimes you need to take a break.  This week I actually bought Spam.  Neither of us have had it since we were in elementary school.  We are wondering if we will like it as much as we did when we were kids.

We are close with our neighborhood and this past week, Scout got a Christmas stocking.  She loves the hedgehog that was in it!

Scout got a haircut yesterday and I took the opportunity to run up to the mountains for a no-contact pickup from my machine quilter.  Scout looks beautiful and I'll get a photo of her this week (she's still tired).  What I didn't expect was that once I was on the turnpike that I would encounter a heck of a snow storm.  Down here we got a dusting but north it was treacherous and the roads hadn't been plowed or treated yet.  Today I'm grateful that is behind us.

I'm off to work on my Christmas cards and get some sewing in!

I hope you are all doing well and staying safe!  Have a great day!



LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I'm glad you got safely home through the snowstorm! I, too, am tired of cooking, so we often default to easy things - breakfast for dinner is one of our choices, too. Your mom's puppy sounds like a handful - but cute!

grammajudyb said...

Oh I do hate driving on snow packed roads! When I was younger I wasn’t so fearful! Now, I am anxious driving on bad roads, busy interstates etc! It’s the season in our part of the country! Glad you are safe!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Michele! I'll bet Scout looks pretty darn spiffy from her haircut. That's amazing about the snow storm. It's kind of scary getting caught unaware like that, isn't it? We're supposed to have a couple of inches of snow this weekend. I hope you got your cards done and some sewing time in! ~smile~ Roseanne

PaintedThread said...

I do miss going out to eat. Luckily, we enjoy cooking. But we miss treating ourselves. I honestly can't recall the last time I had Spam. Driving in bad snow is never fun. Glad you made it home safe and sound! said...

Oh no, surprise snow storms are not fun. Taz sounds like a handful, Scout is such a great cousin to Taz. Scout is lovely with the new do. So how was the spam? Every now and then I make a dish from my childhood. Carrot, apple, and raisin salad, corned beef and potatoes (using canned corned beef).

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I find that too here in a rural area that the weather can be quite different not that far away. Driving into bad weather is stressful and such a relief to be out of it. I know all about being tired of cooking.... we have not eaten canned food in a long time like I’m using now. I found out that canned spaghetti doesn’t taste nearly as good as it used to years past when we’d have spaghetti on toast for supper. I hope the spam will live up to your memory. Oh, those dogs are so cute.