Tag Archives: Madeleine Costigan

Weather, Back Pain, a Little Bit of Work Done

 Random Thoughts

Not a whole lot to talk about today.  I’m still fighting with my back.  It’s amazing how tired pain makes you.  And when you can’t sleep properly, it just gets worse from there.

I found this saying rifling through some papers I had and it startled a laugh out of me.  And a, “Yeah, right”.  And an eye roll.  But still…

“I have a lot of excitement in my life.  I used to call it tension, but I feel much better now that I call it excitement.” –Madeleine Costigan

Life At Our House

WOO HOO!  I finished my monthly boxes!  I’m going to print out the inventory and add up the teapots and mugs.  I know I have over 40 teapots.  I’m going to split February in half so I can have January out for at least a little while.  My favorite winter teapot is in January.  But first Christmas needs to be put away.  February 2 (Candlemas) is looming.  Yikes!

We did get one thing done this weekend.  The Christmas dishes have been washed and put away.

I can't remember when I bought these.  I just remember they were on clearance...

I can’t remember when I bought these. I just remember they were on clearance…

Fur Babies and Other Friends

Shhhh...nap time.

Shhhh…nap time.

Out In The Yard

I am really tired of this screwy weather.  Here is three days ago:

Snow, snow, snow

Snow, snow, snow

And more snow.

And more snow.

Single digits and minus zero windchills made for hungry birdies.  Mourning Dove, Junco, Cardinal, and Chickadee

Single digits and minus zero windchills made for hungry birdies. Mourning Dove, Junco, Cardinal, and Chickadee

It has now been raining for 2 straight days.  It made it up to 68 degrees today.  And guess what I found?

Daffodils in freaking January.

Daffodils in freaking January.

And my white star shaped flowers whose name escapes me.  These have been dug up by my neighbors cats &%@#&.  Can you see the paw print in the mud?

And my white star shaped flowers whose name escapes me. These have been dug up by my neighbors cats &%@#&. Can you see the paw print in the mud?

And by tomorrow morning it is supposed to be back down to 27 degrees.  WTF?  My poor plants!

Mug of the Day

The following mug was given to me by my BFF when I was in college.  It survived all these years and, if I counted right, 11 moves.  Now Saver of Bugs has it at college with her.  And my BFF is her honorary Auntie.  Long live the blue horse mug!

This mug is so awesome.  Sorry about the pic quality though,  the camera's not the best.

This mug is so awesome. Sorry about the pic quality though, the camera’s not the best. – Saver