January 5, 2024 – Wash Clothes and a Pheasant

Happy New Year, All! Did you make New Year resolutions? Have you implemented them with a cheerful soul? Did you just roll your eyes at me? I hope not, but if you did, don’t. As obnoxious as all of the new year ads for self help and weight loss are, it’s a great time to readjust ourselves and make some personal goals. Do I have some? Yes. Are they written down? Not quite yet, but I am working on it. AND, one of my resolutions is to add to my blog more often this year. Look at me, making a resolution HAPPEN! I make that resolution every year. It’s a great time to readjust!

What am I up to? Well, yesterday I was working diligently in my office on paperwork, when I heard a strange sound coming from the outdoors. When I took a peak out the window, I saw this beautiful pheasant on high alert near the ditch. Close by was our local black cat with white socks (Let’s call him Gus!) That must have been the reason for the bird making noise. It turned out Gus wanted nothing to do with the pheasant and trotted off. The pheasant hung around the ditch for a bit and I went back to work. We live near a pheasant hunting place and a few lucky birds escape and frequent our neighborhood. Beautiful birds, but very stupid. They get hit by cars often.

Ditch Pheasant

Paperwork. I’ve been working on paperwork and crocheting wash clothes. I love to crochet, but haven’t done much of it in the past year. I needed new dish/wash clothes and really loved the handmade ones my mother-in-law made us for Christmas one year. I searched the internet for a pattern I liked and made one with cotton yarn I had on hand. I LOVE the wash cloth I made! I ended up making one more for myself (Pink Green Purple) and another for a Christmas gift in a different color. I just finished a third one and I am not sure what I will do with it. I’ll either use it or make more and sell them in my next craft fair. (Sorry, it’s not easy photographing crocheted things, I have found.)

And now I must get back to work.

I am looking forward to so many things in this brand new year! I just wanted to stop by and say “hello!” and I hope you will take a moment and look forward to YOUR brand new year.

Have a great day!

Missie S. 😀

October 31, 2023 – Happy Halloween!

We’ve had cold weather on Halloween before, but today was an all out blizzard! Trick or treat in our subdivision was two days ago, and it snowed lightly then as well. October was a lovely month, but now I am ready to take down the Halloween decorations and move on to a snuggly Thanksgiving.

Typical Halloween in Wisconsin…

Enjoy this chilly last day of October 2023!

Happy Halloween!

Missie S.

October 22, 2023 – Happy Sunday, Everybody!

Hello All! Today is Sunday and I should be taking a day of rest. But once again I am running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off, trying to get all of the things done before we begin a new week. I was about to start some laundry when I remembered I was going to post on my blog two days ago and didn’t get around to it. October is flying by and I have not stopped in once to say “hello”. So, “Hello!” 😀

Orange Dahlia in Wisconsin in October?!

This is a weird year. Sometimes it is cold and yucky like October is supposed to be. But it has also been a mild fall. So, I have orange dahlias blooming in my front yard…in October…in Wisconsin. That’s just not right.

Life is busy. I have been working a lot in my kitchen. I have been processing apples and pears into sauce and scrap vinegar. I have been cooking and baking. I have been sewing, but not as much as I should be. I have been chasing DD around to volleyball and other school activities. I have been volunteering one day a week helping with hot lunch at DD’s school. I have been playing dartball at our church and bowling with DH in a couples league. Life is good!

I hope Everyone reading this is having a fantastic Sunday, and life is good!

Enjoy your busy October!

Missie S. 😀

August 16, 2023 – Sad News: Missing Coffee Break Fest this Year

Hello Everyone! Sadly, I have to miss Coffee Break Fest this year. A number of things came up and I can’t make it. If you get the chance, I highly recommend you go. My sisters and I absolutely LOVE hanging out in the giggleFritz booth, sampling coffee, listening to the music, and strolling through the craft fair and car show. I will really miss it this year, but hope to be back next year.

Have a fantastic day!

Missie S.