Thanksgiving 2014

Just sittin' on the couch with hubby who's watching football. We had 26 of us today for Thanksgiving, our family and my husband's side. It's all busy and some work but I enjoy it so much.

Got all the food put away and the dishwasher is running. Time to rest!

  • tryphena
    Whew! That's a lot of people! I'm sure some of them were as helpful as they were thankful :-)
    by tryphena at 11/28/14 9:19AM
  • nchantment4u
    Wow! I'm really behind on Pleonast! Are you going to winterkamp?
    by nchantment4u at 12/08/14 5:35PM
  • chickadee
    still resting? You haven't deserted have you?
    by chickadee at 05/22/15 12:04PM


Potluck at our house Sunday. Forecast for that day: 70 and sunny!!! Yay!
  • chickadee
    Where do you live again?
    by chickadee at 10/20/14 9:58AM
  • tryphena
    What a blessing! A beautiful fall day in store for you!
    by tryphena at 10/20/14 5:06PM
  • nchantment4u
    Looking forward to a beautiful weekend! Enjoy your potluck!
    by nchantment4u at 10/21/14 7:43AM

Lunar eclipse

This probably documents that I'm nuts but I got up and went outside at 4AM Wednesday morning to watch the lunar eclipse. I'm glad I did. I enjoyed it. My dog kept me company. My husband, reasonable man that he is, said he would see it on You Tube!

For those of you (all of you) who did not watch it, it took about an hour and a half for the eclipse to become total. It stayed totally eclipsed for over an hour (I went inside and worked around the kitchen some during that hour). At the end of being able to see it, the sun was rising in the east and the moon was "setting" in the west. All that on a crisp morning in the park behind our house with the beautiful autumn leaves.

There, aren't you sorry you didn't get up for it?? Oh, you're not. It's OK; I understand. :)
  • engelishgentleman
    Hahaha. Glad you enjoyed it.
    by engelishgentleman at 10/10/14 8:08PM
  • nchantment4u
    I saw it at 6 a.m. In the western sky. It was peeking out on one side and reddish. I'm glad you got to enjoy it.
    by nchantment4u at 10/11/14 6:53AM

Alarming night

This happened a couple months ago. We had gone to bed and a smoke detector somewhere beeped once. A minute or so it beeped again. This is always a challenge because upstairs we have a detector in each bedroom and in the hallway and 3 of the detectors are very near each other. You have to wait for it to beep again and try to determine which room it came from. I was out of commission, a bad night for the ongoing back/hip/leg pain I've been experiencing so I was no help whatsoever. Dale thought he changed the batteries in the right one when another one began beeping AND the one he had changed. While trying to change the latest one beeping, ANOTHER one began beeping. He drove to a nearby store to buy more batteries. By the time he got home, MORE were beeping, each at about a minute apart, now a random madness of beeps. Alarms all over the 3 stories of our house were beeping! He even had to bring a ladder upstairs to our room because of the vaulted ceiling. (I was just laying there moaning.)

It turns out the detectors have a 10 year life and then they begin to beep and CANNOT be shut off, even by changing the batteries. The detectors are wired to the electrical system so Dale had to remove each detector, unwire each one from the electrical system of the house, then take them out to the shed to allow them to beep themselves to death.

We figure the contractor installed each detector, one by one, 10 years ago that day.
  • nchantment4u
    I found that ten year thing out one day. Makes me wonder if I ever bought a new one. Better check that.
    by nchantment4u at 08/25/14 8:25PM
  • engelishgentleman
    Oh wow. That's crazy.
    by engelishgentleman at 08/25/14 11:01PM
  • split_rock
    That's nuts! Oh, and are you feeling better?
    by split_rock at 08/26/14 9:33AM
  • nchantment4u
    I thought of you this afternoon as I ran/walked thru the woods to see Jacob at multiple spots on the XC course! I probably did a couple of miles!
    by nchantment4u at 09/18/14 8:11PM

Comfort food

I wanted something yummy to eat last night. I guess I've done a pretty good job of stocking healthy food because I couldn't think of much in-house that was going to satisfy my craving. Sorry healthy food, you just were not what I wanted.

Result: I did enjoy my chocolate Almond Milk Ice Cream! A cup of yogurt with low-fat granola would have done it, too. A square of dark chocolate in the cupboard was also an idea that sounded good.

Today: back to eating well after a couple of days of eating away from home.

I REALLY do like healthy food, just was "off the wagon" when I got home.