After what I consider to be one of the worst weather days of the year so far we followed it today with what I feel has been the nicest weather morning so far. Sunshine, blue skies, and warmer temps were upon us up until shortly after noon when it clouded over, temperatures dropped, and the windy clouds sprinkled a short spasm of cold rain on everything. Earlier, Pheebs and I had headed into Bayfield for a quiet walk in the cemetery. After that, we headed home because I was anxious to get at some stuff. I had a number of things on my Spring 'to-do' list waiting for a nice day to get at them and this morning was it. Figured I had better stroke off as many of those things while I was feeling up to doing it. Here's my Saturday list......Wash the Suburu and clean all the glass, crawl under our unit and turn our outside water on, hook up the garden hoses, trot out a couple wheelbarrow loads of lawn ornaments, carry out 3 bins of car cleaning stuff to the carport, comb my hair, fill up the bird feeders, drag out a few heavy large dirt-filled planted flowerpots to the front deck, plus half a dozen other little things I have already completely forgotten about. Oh, and I managed to get a load of laundry done somewhere in there too. It's important now at this stage to take every advantage of these 'feeling good' days when they come along. 'Strike while the iron is hot' I say, and hang on as tight as you can to ride out those other 'not-so-good' days.
KELLY CHECKS BIRTHDAY CAKE #2 AND IT'S LOOKING PRETTY GOOD THREE SMALL CRATES OF VEHICLE CLEANING SUPPLIES EACH YEAR NOW IT IS HARDER FOR ME TO GET DOWN AND OUT OF THERE TWICE A YEAR TO TURN THE OUTSIDE WATER EITHER ON OR OFF
Sunday, Pheebs and I will be driving Miss Kelly to Hespeler Ontario for a birthday celebration. With Kelly's birthday on March 30th and her son-in-law Ricardo having his birthday today on April 1st we are all getting together at Kelly's oldest daughter's house for a combined birthday celebration. Insisting on baking her own Jello Poke birthday cake today Kelly was busy this morning. Trying a new brand of cake mix she was disappointed when looking into the oven to see the cake had flat-lined!! In other words, it didn't rise like it was supposed to. Had that been me baking the cake I would have whipped it out of the oven, thrown it on the floor, and jumped on it. Then, I would have picked it up, slathered half a dozen rather copious amounts of crunchy peanut butter on it, and promptly ate the whole thing. But not Kelly, no sireeeee....she just up and calmly baked another cake using a Betty Crocker cake mix this time. And, it came out of the oven perfectly risen. No cake jumping on my part required:))
A FEW SUMMER YARD AND DECK ORNAMENTS
Al's Music Box:)) Sister Golden Hair by America from the album 'Hearts'. 1975
BIRTHDAY CAKE #2 IS DEFINITELY LOOKING BETTER THAN BIRTHDAY CAKE #1 AND KELLY IS PLANNING ON PUTTING THE TOPPING ON TOMORROW
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Airlines:: 1."Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but we'll try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you, and remember, nobody loves you, or your money, more than Southwest Airlines."
YES, THIS BIRTHDAY CAKE # 1 IS DEFINITELY A FLAT LINER ALRIGHT
2. "Your seat cushions can be used for flotation, and, in the event of an emergency water landing, please paddle to shore and take them with you with our compliments."3. "As you exit the plane, make sure to gather all of your belongings. Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among
the flight attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses."
industry. Unfortunately, none of them are on this flight!"
5. Overheard on an American Airlines flight into Amarillo, Texas, on a particularly
windy and bumpy day: During the final approach, the Captain was really having to
fight it. After an extremely hard landing, the Flight Attendant said, "Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Amarillo. Please remain in your seats with your seat belts fastened while the Captain taxis what's left of our airplane to the gate.
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