The quieter you become the more you can hear ~ Ram Dass

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Dreaming of spring

We got quite the amount of snow overnight.  I'm hoping this is Mother Nature's last gasp of a lot of snow.

I know Spring is right around the corner.  Here's a picture I took in Las Vegas.  I'm going to look at this instead of the snow out my window and think about Spring.


Monday, February 10, 2014

Browsing and eating

Magellan, me and one of the dinner friends was out and about on Saturday.  We went to visit a friend and then went and and got something to eat (naturally!).  Since it's been so cold, I got a salad and chicken vegetable soup. Yum!

We also went to a store that I had never heard of before but Magellan's eyes lit up when she was telling us about it so we had to stop.  It's a store that sells accessories.  It pretty much was sensory overload for me when we went in.  Everything is separated by colors and the prices were very reasonable. 

I thought when I left home I was going to be gone for a couple of hours.  Turns out it was four.

Friday, February 7, 2014

I give

I'm so over winter.   I think we've had enough snow.

And freezing temps. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Weekend Getaway Part 2

The idea to go to the cottage came to us a few months ago.  Then two friends went up to scout out the cottages and put a deposit down.  The date was set.

The day came and we were about an hour and a half from leaving and Magellan called me asking "Did you know we were staying until Sunday?"

"Um, no I didn't."

We had originally talked about staying the weekend but somehow when it got planned through text messages her and I got the impression that it was only from Friday to Saturday.  It did seem quite expensive just for overnight but, what do we know. I had to scramble to pack more things.  Magellan worked and had to go for a blood test and then pack more too.  We took two vehicles and arranged to meet a little later at the designated spot so we could follow the other vehicle.

The weather was great the day we left but Saturday was terrible, wind  and snow.  (It was a good thing we weren't going home, ha!)  We stopped at an Amish Chocolate store along the way and bought a lot of chocolate.  (Well, I bought a lot of chocolate but I shared.)

They had a VCR.  I brought Chicago and You've Got Mail and we watched those.  We played a couple of dice games LRC and another one where you took a dollar bill and had to put the corners down if you lost (I don't remember the name of it.)

We drank Riesling, Mimosa's, and another wine (which was terrible, yucky.)  We had some leftover champagne so we put a little in which made the wine tolerable.  There was also beer and rum but I didn't drink any of that - not my thing.  We had hot chocolate and tons of junk food.  Not much healthy eating went on, I'm afraid to say.

We drove through the park Saturday night.  One of the gals and her husband go camping there, so she showed us where they camp.  It was pretty slippery.  On the lake, we saw a shanty.  We surmised someone was ice fishing.

 We made glo stick necklaces and halo's and danced in the dark to my ipad.  We were like the ya ya sisterhood but not as fancy.   Of course that was after we had the terrible wine with the champagne lol.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Weekend Getaway Part 1

I went with some of my dinner friends to Punderson State Park and we stayed for a weekend in January.
We stayed in a cottage.  You had to walk down steps to get to it.

The cottage is built in the hill.  Here's a side view of the cottage next to us.

There were five of us.  Two bedrooms.  I didn't think to take pictures before we used the beds, ha!  One bedroom had twin beds and one had a double bed.

We had a roll-away bed and we got an aerobed as well.  One gal ended up sleeping on the couch and the aerobed didn't work out, so we put the roll-away in the living room.

It was a small cottage but it was big enough.  The kitchen

Part of the living room.

There was a back screened in porch.  In the summer or fall I bet it's wonderful.  In the winter - not so much.