Saturday, February 28, 2015

Today's Update - 28 Feb 2015

Florida is one of only two states here in the US that isn't experiencing snow of some amount.  I'm not bragging, just stating a fact.  On the other hand we've had more than our share of rain in several places and one of those places as been our house.  I swear I am beginning to think my feet are turning to flippers they are so water logged.  I shouldn't complain because as sure as I do there will be a drought.

The weather outlook finally looks like it is drying out and warming up which will be a blessing.  We need to get this doggone driveway sealed so I don't have to trek forever to bring in anything from the vehicles.  We've rescheduled to start sealing on Monday but a lot will depend on how much things dry out and warm up tomorrow. 

I played duck and did all my errands in the rain today.  Running one child to a service project at an assisted living facility.  Hitting Big Lots, feed depot, wallyworld, and SAMs to knock some of the entries off my to-do list.  Wallyworld was for HDMI cables; seems everything needs those these days.  Feed Depot was salt for the water softener.  At Big Lots I found Hamburger Helper (brand) for a dollar a box which is a real steal.  There were a few flavors of Chicken Helper as well but I have enough of my own homemade version.  Didn't get as much as I wanted to at SAMs because it was raining and mostly what I needed was paper products.  Did pick up some Hawaiian Punch in cans to see if that suited me better than tea.  The tannin in the tea I have been drinking to replace the coke upset my stomach.  LOL.  I don't know why I don't just pick water and stick with it.  Might as well at this point but sometimes I just want something sweet to tickle my taste buds with.

Georgie is posted up to Chapter 16.  I'm trying hard to get it finished by Monday evening but it might roll over until Tuesday.  We'll have to see.  As I was editing I've had to break a couple of chapters in half to make them make more sense and have a better flow.  Either way things are winding down and working out.


I truly appreciate the patience and grace everyone is giving me to get things caught up.  As soon as Georgie is knocked out I'll go on to another story but rather than picking one out of a hat I'll pick the one that catches my fancy.  Things move faster that way.

Today's first video is from a series I really enjoy called "Eat the Weeds".  My loquat tree and its fruit weren't as damaged by the freeze as I feared.  The large oak tree near by and the house itself protected most of the fruit.  I did lose some but not nearly as much as I worried about.  For those of you unfamiliar with loquats I present the following vids for your viewing pleasure.  LOL




  1. Kathy why don't you make a batch of switchel? It is sweet and refreshing and caffeine free.

  2. I sure would like to see either "A Bunch of Wild Thyme" or "Up On Hartford Ridge" or "Zombies Aren’t Real … Are They?!" or "Enduring On The Lake" completed next.

  3. Ok, finished with everything. Ready for more. Got my bib on ('cause I drool while reading) and got my brownies and Pepsi. Waiting. Tapping my fingers. Scratching my ear. Waiting....

  4. Hi Kathy, not sure if I should hope the weather clears up so you can seal your driveway...or if I should keep my fingers crossed for rain so that you'll be stuck in close proximity to your computer. Either way, I'm grateful for the stories you've already given us. You are by far my favorite author!

  5. Florida and Alaska. The two states with no snow LOL!! Thanks for the updates, wish we had loquats up here (and peaches, pecans, carambola, etc, etc) πŸ˜‰πŸŒΈπŸ’