Saturday, September 12

Great Storage ideas and a bike ride

Lots of good ideas at this site. I plan to do number 6 and the one with magazine holders I have done for years. Which one is your favorite?

Butch and I did a few chores around here this morning. One was exercising the generator on the motorhome. It is good to know all systems are go before we actually do it. And then we rode to Winkleman Switch, in fact, the road right before it.
I heard some wild turkeys, but it was on my favorite downhill stretch so no chance of stopping. Not giving that up to see some wild turkeys.
Bout ready for a nap now...

Friday, September 11

Loose ends

Been taking care of loose ends here and there. Mentally preparing for a southbound trip. It does seem that about a month from departure whether northbound or southbound the mental prepping begins. You start thinking of things you need to be in the right place at the right time. That is kind of what is going on around here the past few days.
Before Colleen left I was getting a bit antsy about getting the plantings around here taken care of...a different way of saying dump their little plant bodies in a compost pile. But then Colleen said NO, NO you must think about the bees, birds and other nice critters leaving them something to snack on while you are gone. So they are still here and I must admit I have noticed the bee activity and the other day a hummingbird was hovering around the petunias and for all you naysayers it was a hummingbird and not a gypsy moth.
We did some seeding in the backyard and perhaps if we are lucky we will be through with mud next season.
The mouse count ended at 5 and now it has been several days with zero mouse activity. We are still running our trap line in case we have a late visitor.
So till next time or something of note actually takes place around here.

Thursday, September 10

A Little Wisdom from Dr. Seuss

Photo: via Pinterest.

The best advice is the kind that’s applicable to both children and adults. That’s why we all love Dr. Seuss, the man who worked with timeless themes and turned our little human complications into simplicities.

Dr. Seuss on…
1. being yourself:

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

2. freedom and choice:

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.”

3. no regrets:

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

4. clarity:

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”

5. creativity:

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”

6. love:

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. “

7. activism:

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

8. brain power:

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”

9. looking after Earth:

“I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.”

10. process and patience:

“If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.”

trouble tough times seuss

Tuesday, September 8

Butch the mower guy

Tuesday's trail Pics

A squirrel and a ground squirrel each had a near death experience today on the trail. For the squirrel, I had to hard-break till he decided which way to go besides straight ahead. The ground squirrel decided a bit faster because I dinged my magic dinger far enough away for him to have a better chance of making the right decision. 
And for those sitting on the edge of their seat dying to know, the baby socks are still on the posts.
I started south and thought it was easy going until I turned around and headed into the wind I had not realized was pushing me. It seems that is a mistake I make on a regular basis.

 Trailside Corn

Party on

Great Party at Pete and Jerilynns Monday and here are a few photos. Some didn't stay for the Wii but "we" did.
L to R Judy, Pat, Sue , and Mickey. There is a story here but not sure what it is.

Pat and Kris having a kitchen chat.

 L to R-Donna, Leroy's legs, Linda, Jerilynn, Jack, Dee.
 L To R-Judy, Sue, Mickey, Jack H., and Doug.

Monday, September 7

Today's trail pic.

I rode 6.64 miles. Trail hazards are walnuts, hickory nuts, leaves and twigs, mosquitos if you stop, and small boys on scooters.

On a recipe search

I went on a search for this recipe because it is my contribution to a gathering we are going to later today. I finally found it in the 3rd place I looked. I have been putting the recipes I add to the blog into a PAGE on the blog called recipes. That was the first place I looked so I am making sure it is in there now. I suppose next time it will be the 3rd place I look!
Recipe:   CORN SALAD        9/7/2015
Category: Side dish

3 cans Mexicorn (whole kernel corn with red & green bell peppers),
8 oz dairy sour cream
8 oz small curd cottage cheese
3 tbsp prepared mustard
Dash hot pepper sauce
3 green onions, sliced
large bag Fritos corn chips (regular curly size, NOT Scoops ; probably 6
or 7 oz bag)

Pour the corn into a large serving bowl. In a medium bowl, combine dairy
sour cream, cottage cheese, mustard and hot pepper sauce. Pour over corn
in large bowl and add green onion slices. Stir to blend well. Just
before serving, crush Fritos and add to salad, stirring to combine.
Makes a lot!
Storm, Neighbors, and Mice.
We had quite a storm last night getting over 2 inches of rain in a short period of time. They say we are in for another round tonight. Our tiny house is so well insulated that we cannot hear rain or wind. That is a good thing.
We have new neighbors on the south. Butch has met the mister and is pleased that he will be a neighbor. He is employed, has a partner, apparently in his 50's and from Ida Grove. So far so good. Not aware if he knows the houses history but this morning when I returned from my bike ride a nice big kitty was asking to be let in so I assume it is theirs. Cats will not be hunters unless they are taught by their mamas. I sure hope this one has been taught. Our mouse count is up to 5. Butch picked up some stick pads from Leo and the last one we caught was on a pad. The whole idea of it makes me cringe however at 4:00 am this morning I awoke to chewing noises in the breezeway so I was willing to be more aggressive in our battle. That is where we caught number 5.