Mom almost forgot that today was her younger sister's birthday (Happy Birthday, Auntie S). She didn't mean to do it, but it's been a hectic week. Heck, it's been a hectic year so far. 'Course mom did manage to remember that Friday is Valentine's Day and with Aunties birthday being the day before it really shouldn't be that hard to forget.
But mom does like to tell people that Auntie is one of those family members that you love dearly, but you would love them even better if they belonged to a different family. You see Auntie is VERY talented, and while her birthday does occasionally fall on a Friday (making it a Friday the 13th) her original date of birth was a Wednesday. Mom thinks having been born on the 13th is what makes Auntie so creative - she sews, cans, makes things with stained glass, does woodworking, makes jewelry (bracelets, necklaces, and who knows what else) and weaves beautiful baskets. Heck, she can probably do just about anything that catches her interest.
And because Friday is Valentine's Day the Starke County Humane Society posted this on their Facebook page:
Mom said she would buy me some treats that are good for my teeth and tummy. But no toys because I am a ninja dog and destroy them too fast.
Please remember to keep your pets away from Valentine goodies. Many ingredients in candy can pose life-threatening issues for your pet, such as: Chocolate ( especially dark or baker's chocolate ), Chocolate covered raisins, Macadamia Nuts and Xylitol ( sugar substitute.) Also, be very cautious with your pets around flower arrangements that may contain Lillies. They are toxic to both cats and dogs.
So I hope you have a great birthday Auntie S and a great Valentine's Day, too.
I am soooo ready for winter to be over! It was okay at first, I do like a little snow, but it's these sub-zero temperatures that are getting to me.
The first snow we had was enjoyable; had a great time running around the backyard playing. And I still enjoyed it until that nasty wind started blowing. You humans are lucky because you wear boots, gloves and warm coats (not that I would let mom put any of those on me). When it got really cold I nearly froze my feet off! Mom told me not to go further than the edge of the garage, but a few times I insisted on going all the way around the yard. Once it was so cold that I froze in my tracks, pun intended, and mom almost had to come out to pick me up and carry me back to the house. But I'm a brave girl, I made it back into the house on my own and then cuddled up with my cold feet up against mom. She also wrapped me in a blanket to help me warm up.
Today mom changed the library's profile photo on Facebook to a cookie groundhog pudding cup. She said that if Punxsutawney Phil gets it wrong we get to eat him! Sounds good to me!
Until warmer weather gets here, keep thinking SPRING!
Here's the fake Punxsutawney Phil, doesn't he look delicious?
Well, the library is back to normal hours as of today. Matter of fact I just checked the weather report and temps are supposed to be up to 39 by Friday - the only drawback to that is they are predicting a 40% chance of rain - and 40 with sunshine for Sunday.
This is one of the reasons Mom doesn't like winter - all that time, energy, and gas that people spend cleaning up after the storm and then rain and sunshine will remove it naturally. I'm just glad she cleaned off the back stairs so I could get outside. A drift totally covered them, that plus the bone chilling cold kept me inside the past two days, but now I have clean steps and a small shoved area so I'm ready to go back outside.
Hope no one suffered too much from cabin fever, but if you did take advantage of the warm up this weekend.
Well, they’re back. I thought we had a whole bunch of them last year, but the UPS guy was in and dropped off 400 of those 2014 Indiana Festival Guides! He must be really strong!
Hey, how about this for an idea? Pick up one of the 2014 Indiana Festival Guides from the library and put marks by all the festivals that interest you. Then you can give it to anyone who wants to know what you want for your birthday, anniversary, Mother’s/Father’s Day, vacation or just because.
Now don’t you worry if you can’t make it in to the library to pick up a copy right now, after all it is almost Christmas. Mom said that once the State makes changes to their website you can download the 2014 Indiana Travel Guide and the 2014 Indiana Festival Guide to your computer from Visit Indiana. She said that they have over 50 other guides and brochures – broken down by North, West, East, Central, South Central, and South - if you're looking for something special to do in Indiana.