This is snow in the South! Aren't you impressed? Isn't it amazing?
This is the storm that washes the snow away.
Last week the weather was cloudy, stormy and we had a real snow fall. Yes, that smattering of white stuff on the grass and flowers is a snow fall. Don't snort your coffee up your nose choking please. We were impressed, there was enough to make a snow ball and it was gone by noon.
This week we are into flowers and spring sun. It's bee you ti ful!
This is a peach tree in full bloom.
So I thought we could celebrate a little. I love it when the peaches are coming, peaches get me happy. Let's see celebrate how? Like a spring splurge, a surprise for you. I would like to offer a surprise give away. I'm not going to tell you what it is but I'll hint a little of what it might be.
It might be a cute thrift store find, it might be something good to eat, it might be something homemade by my lovin hands,
or it might be something good to drink with something good to read. It just might be an incredible jackpot of all of the above or maybe not. What will make the jackpot bigger is to have more contestants. So spread the word. Just leave a comment. One entry per person.
We are not savy enough to use random integer. We draw names from a hat, with a photo of the drawing and the winner. For every 7 contestants I will add another goodie to the box,a good goodie. Does it sound like fun? Do you want to win? Then leave a comment and check back now and then to be sure there are others entering the drawing. It will close in 2 weeks on March 22nd at noon. I will add up the 7's and determine how many items will be in the package. My friends already KNOW that I build cool presents so get busy.
Aside from this little brainstorm my brain is in a pretty continuous state of gel mode. I learn so much every day that I work. Actually it would help if studied when I'm home but so far I haven't done that, bad girl. It isn't a requirement but it will help, so maybe I'll pull out a drug book tonight and read up on "pressors."
The ICU brings up a lot of ethical issues, so bear with me as I'm sure there will be times when I cannot avoid a heavy discussion. BUT not today! Today it is spring and it is pretty! The biggest temptation I have right now is to flip the switch from heat to AC. I won't because this is the time of year we can actually save a bit on our energy bills and just have everything off.
Speaking of off, the TV is officially dead. No one is missing it! NONE of us are joan-zing for the TV. I actually think my blood pressure is lower and I am feeling more relaxed. Now when I can't sleep I'm crocheting little cotton dish rags- yeah I know what an OLD LADY thing to do. It hypnotizes me, I will get sleepy...I will get sleepy...
So what if a whole lot of people turned their TV's off? You know a boycott. What if we boycott TV, and Pepsi CO, and mail a tea bag to the white house on April Fools day, would it do any good? I don't know. I don't know if our government is even in the business of representation any more; it may be a big business that is interested in itself, or so it would seem. However in the smaller scope of things turning the TV off is benefiting our family already. We are talking more. We look for somebody to do something with, or talk about making something instead of flopping on the couch with the remote. My honey is out working in the yard which is just fantabolous, and I'm cooking of course. Our little experiment is working.
The next course of action is going to be removing as many pre made items from the grocery list as is possible. It takes thinking, there is a lot more to eat than beans, it's just the first thing I think of because of crazy Dave. Eat beans and rice he says. He has obviously never delved into the delights of scratch cooking and home made food. I'm pretty good at it but I'd like to kick it up a notch. I'd like to invent good breakfast items like breakfast burritos and ....what? What ideas do you have? On the days you go to work do your kids reach for the Wheaties? What about ways to premake stuff? The manufacturers do it. One month of cable,$50, 3 large boxes of cereal from Sams club $25, no drive thru junk food, $50,you see how it grows? What are you doing these days to cope with the rising prices? Are you saving money by spending less?
Too bad the government is too stupid to figure out that paying off debt with more debt is dumb, pay as you go, even if it's slow. But no THAT would be a sensible thing to do.
Your 2 cents is welcome feel free to speak up, and oh yeah, enter the contest.