It’s Melting, It’s Melting!

It actually got warm enough to melt some snow today!   I know this also means mud, but it’s still exciting to see  a path to the barn,


and the patio!


Banjo seemed to really enjoy the warmth.  With Durango watching over.


oops he  must have heard me….


Saturday consisted of a lot of coffee.  So I thought I better find some good reasons to be drinking so much:


I had some requests for yesterday’s recipes.  So here they are:
I do suggest doubling both of the recipes.


Lemon Coconut Energy Balls 

(Thanks to




Then the link for the recipe for the Whole30 Chicken Chowder.


I made another batch of the chowder today so PH will have some while I am gone to Oregon.

The rest of Saturday was pretty quiet.  I am slowly packing my suitcase although I’m really not sure what to take.  It will be raining every day according to the forecasters.


This is me  the last time I was caught in the rain:


Oh ok, you are right – that’s not me.  This is more like it:


And that’s not easy in those heels!

And then there is my hair after a hard rain:


I guess I’ll pack the umbrella and boots after all.


And a final thought.  Ever wonder how smart dogs are?  Pretty darn smart.



Hope your weekend is going well and your Sunday is even better.

One step at a time,









Exciting Days…..Not so much.

I have to admit the last couple of days have been well……just shy of exciting.


Of course it’s been super cold – that’s not new.
We’ve gotten more snow – that’s not new.
I was just happy staying inside and watching all my recorded shows – that’s actually not new (I just haven’t publicized it).

So let’s see what has happened.  I did some cooking – which I do enjoy.  Since we are on the “whole30” diet, I made some Chicken Chowder and doubled the recipe.  It was a complete success.  I was told it was the best soup ever.    Can’t get much better than that!


I also made some ‘energy bites’.  These weren’t liked so much by Patient Husband.  I thought it was my duty to eat them ……   all of them.


I always like getting packages.  Yesterday, I got my new shoes!   They are so comfy!  And pretty, too.


I’m in the last phase of weaning off my boot.  From now through Monday, I can have the boot off for 4 hours in the a.m. and 4 hours in the p.m.  The Doc said to wear these shoes as I’m weaning off – versus wearing high heels or flip flops I guess.

Tuesday, I will be flying to Oregon to see my daughter.   I will officially be ‘boot-free’.  Can you believe it?  Oh and you might find this interesting.  Oregon has had more snow in the last week than in the last 10 years.  Portland was shut down for a while.    I cannot escape this weather.


After work,  I had physical therapy and then shopping for some necessities.  I love this fruit.


Just after placing these in my basket, I saw something I would much rather have.

Look!  It even knows I need something for my Late Night Cravings!   Then it demands that I Cook & Eat.  Like, well, like I don’t have a choice.

Or, I could save money by buying this:

And please notice that just one of those cute  peanut butter & chocolate coated creme puffs is  310 calories.

I was strong and left the store with fruit and this:

I may or may not have cried a little.

That is why I wear these sunglasses.   No one will ever know ….

I must be strong one day at a time. ….

One step at a time,