Here comes the sun!

Soooo, I'm back! And there are so many projects on the dining room table that I had to number them! LOL! the rain is gone - the sun is out - the boys are out sunning on the deck and I do believe Elvis is trying to get his brothers into a game of soccer....Their audience are the Gold finches, two Cowbirds and three rabbits......all the "PineRidge Hills Ladies" were here today...the feathered and the furry ones! and Mr. Bradford the Bear hit our bird feeder - again! My husband, the genius, has just forged a new iron piece to fit on top of the eight foot pole he made last summer that holds … [Read more...]

Freaky Friday!

........I've been under the weather the last couple of days.... probably all that   "Spring Cleaning" I did!  :) So there really wasn't much I could do but try and relax and let this bug move on........                          Well there is a lot to be said for just relaxing.......... I curled up in the arm chair with Elvis (my Yorkie) right after my husband left for work and we dozed off......I heard Duncan & Oliver (the Westies) growling....at What? we are alone......                                   or so I thought...... I got up, walked toward the patio doors and looked … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning…

I know I've been MIA since the weekend, trying to enjoy the sliver of Spring mother Nature gave us! We dodged yet another bullet yesterday and only got a dusting of the "White Stuff"! This is me sticking my tongue out at "You know who"!  ))))) So what have you all been up to? We  had a busy weekend, my husband and I attended the Jim Thorpe Policemens' Ball on Saturday and a Brunch on Sunday......Monday was the start of "Spring Cleaning" here at PineRidge Hills.....I say start cause I'll be 103 when it gets finished....... Why do we save so much stuff?????  I mean - really? I so wish I … [Read more...]

It’s Tuesday…

  Yup, that's as far as I got............                                      ........... No explanations............ ..........no drama induced burnt Eggs Benedict caused it............ I just woke up and realized that today I got nothin'..............to write about...........that would spark an interest.......or get your creative juices running...........no inspiration..........no DIY on how to convert the dishwasher into a flatscreen TV so you could see how all that Mac n' Cheese from last night washes away .......No cute way of taking a box of 8,685 Q-tips and turning it into … [Read more...]

Why do we make the bed?

So, this morning I was up at 5:00 am as usual, my husband, the Ever-ready Bunny imitator, was up at 4:45.......I threw on my sweats and fuzzy pink socks, purple slippers, went in to wash my face and brush my teeth then came back in and started to make the bed....WHY? that's what I asked myself.....                 .....we are only going to get back into it again tonight! It's not like anyone is going to knock on my door, barge in, run up the stairs, through the hallway and lunge into my bedroom just to see whether I made the bed or not! But for forty years I've always made the bed as … [Read more...]

The magic bank account

  The Magic Bank Account                    Imagine that you had won the following "Prize" in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use....However, this prize has a different set of rules....  The "Set" rules: 1. Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you. 2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account. 3. You may only spend it. 4. Each morning, upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day. 5. The bank can end the game without warning; … [Read more...]

Winter Wonderland

Yes that is what I am doing.......dreaming.......in color...... Spring color........... Sigh........                                             Ok....back to reality.......... Pineridge Hills was a winter wonderland yesterday.....eerily beautiful........I thought I would share just how beautiful our mountain here in Pennsylvania is.......                My wagon is yearning for spring flowers and rabbits!          And this old, weathered  friend is what gives us here at Pineridge Hills peace of mind....... Today is sunny and bright...but.....still snow as far as the eye can … [Read more...]

How did you spend your day off?

So while doing work online and planning today's blog post and trying to finish some of my sewing projects I decided to take a break and find something to make me smile or even better make me..... think...... How did I do?  Dot all your “i”s with smiley faces. Sing into your hairbrush. Grow a milk mustache. Read the funnies; throw the rest of the paper away. Dunk your cookies. Step carefully over sidewalk cracks. Try to get someone to trade you a better sandwich. Give someone a hug around the neck. Blow the wrapper off a straw. Refuse to eat crusts. Make a face the next time … [Read more...]

Lois & Rocky

January is a good month for planning.......I always plan a year's worth of activities and projects, make promises and then promise to keep them! Start a project then get side tracked...does that happen to you? I mean I know some awesome ladies that always make a plan and then .... follow through with it........ ummmm, those fabulous ladies? could you  email me......I need a tutorial! Although, this year I'm changing how I do things!   yup, I know - again?   but this time it will be different......I'm setting realistic goals......one's that make sense and are.... reachable! I know I … [Read more...]

What a day!

Yesterday morning, at 5:30 am my husband, the "Love of my life".....suggested I take the day off from all the craziness I've been trying to organize....go shopping or down to the lake, forget about the cooking and decorating and gift buying, don't worry about the laundry and ironing the table linens.... ......I thought about it....he is right! I need a day.......and today is that day! So, by 9:00 I was ready to hit the road......I was feeling pretty good, I made the bed, vacuumed, loaded the dishwasher, fed the dogs & the birds, chopped the ice off the front porch, walked up to the … [Read more...]