Monday, January 31, 2011

here it comes

we are expecting " a historical snow storm" today, tuesday and wednesday. ice as bad as the 2006 ice storm and snow as bad as the 1982 blizzard. we had about 1 1/2 foot of snow in 1982 and the ice was a inch or so. also have 40 mph winds in evening. got to come home early today from work not planning to go in until thursday and that is only if the roads are ok. since i work in the lawn care industry, not much going on in the office in this type of weather! the ice has started, roads were ok on the way home, grocery stores busy. we are going to hunker down

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Fete de Glace (festival of ice)

ice carver doing what he does best
this past weekend the weather broke a little bit, 40's, bright and sunny, great day to see some
ice carvers compete. t and i tossed aside our cabin fever to venture to historic St Charles for the competition.

Friday, January 28, 2011

comfort food

potato, cheese, bacon soup
3 cups fat free milk
1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of potato soup
2 cups frozen southern style hash browns
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 slices bacon, crisp and crumbled
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
mix milk and soup in large saucepan. stir in hash browns. bring to boil on high heat, stirring occasionally. reduce heat to medium low simmer 10 minutes stirring frequently. put into 6 soup bowls, top with cheese, bacon and green onions. makes 6 servings 1 cup each. serve with warm whole grain bread or roll. great on a cold winters night; easy too.

Monday, January 24, 2011

new family member 2

and laney received this from uncle dave and aunt kathy, we call him magrilla

Thursday, January 20, 2011

let it stop snowing

this time the weather men got it right, too right. snow measured 7 inches this morning on my deck rail my poor neighbors; have to clean off 4 cars and try to get out of the drive way
snow deck. my sweet heart of a son in law, brought his snow blower over and cleaned off my drive way otherwise i would have just plowed though it tomorrow morning. predicting 2-3 inches of snow tomorrow night and 3-6 inches sunday night, where oh where is SPRING???

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

something for a cold snowy night

in which the snow is coming down at the rate of 1 inch an hour, no work for me tomorrow!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

new family member

uncle dave and aunt kathy got this for declan for christmas; mom and dad are in the process of building on an addition to the house for it :)

Monday, January 10, 2011

can you find the cell tower?

i hope the person that thought of this got a raise this catches your eye as you drive down the road instead of just seeing a cell tower we have this paul bunyon pine tree. the homeowner said he decided not to decorate it for Christmas. good golly how dumb

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

wining photo

i didn't win the photo contest held by our local newspaper, this photo was the winner, its a view of Margerie glacier in Alaska. there were only 331 entries amazing for a metropolitan area, congratulations to the winner. I will be shooting for next years contest.

Monday, January 3, 2011

2011 clouds

today was my first day back to work since the middle of October. it will be hard getting back into a routine, just as it was hard to get out of a routine. today was a 48 degree sunny day which helps and on the way home i noticed these clouds and stopped on the side of the road to snap them. unusual!