Monday, March 22, 2010

Snow Snow Snow

Well, we were snowed in for the past couple of days. Today it's pretty much all gone though.

Friday it was 70*, we were out in the garden, tilling & planting. Went for a walk with my friend's kids, it was a great day!

Saturday morning we woke up to 38* temps, and a forcast of snow. Within a few hours the snow was falling. By that night it was below freezing, and there was 6 1/2 inches of snow on the ground.

Sunday there was no church, there was another 2-3 inches on the ground, and when we woke up there was sleet coming down. By afternoon it was all over, but we had lots of snow...

Today it is 53* and most of the snow is gone. Tomorrow is to be in the 70s again...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Census Time is Here!

We got our census in the mail today! We were so excited because it is our first census as a married couple, and out of our parent's homes. It was very easy to fill out, however, as a genealogist I was very disappointed that they had cut it short to the 10 questions this year. I enjoy sifting through old censuses and learning more about my ancestors that I never met. How am I to know more about their every day life by only seeing age, race, and where they live on there??? The most fun censuses are the ones that ask about if they are in school, what their occupation is, if they have a radio, and silly questions like that. I love learning the mundane parts of their life that I never would have learned about otherwise.

Sorry about my ranting... we have filled out our sorry little census and it will be in the mail tomorrow...

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring Cleaning and Living Simply

I have begun working on decluttering our lives and our home. I am going through methodically and sorting through everything we have, asking myself, do we use this? is it useful? do we love it? And, because the extra money would help, I'm starting to sell it through craigslist and websites such as that, if it is not needed in our home. We have begun walking more, to places that we are able to. I am also beginning to find ways that I can bring money in while I am at home, one way being selling things we don't need :).

Friday, March 5, 2010


Well, Spring is definitely here! Hubby found a snake outside (in the front yard, by the front door) this afternoon... I'm not impressed, but I'd much rather it be out there, than inside... Warning... There are snake pictures in this post, but they are dead... We think it was a garter snake from what we found online.... Grant is very proud, that he got to kill a snake!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Spring is coming!!!

The robins are jumping around in the yard, the grass is turning green again, and the daffys are popping up!!!! I've been harvesting chives for about a week now!!! Hubby's got a 10 x 10 place in the backyard set up for a raised bed salad garden (It can be removed later Tabby, lol). We're hoping in the next few weeks to be able to borrow a tiller and be in the garden!!! :) What's going on in your garden?