Tuesday, December 23, 2008

BORED, part 1

Remember how I said that my car had to go to the dealership because my speedometer isn't working?

Well, it's at the dealer, and I won't have it back until tomorrow. I can't go up north. I can't go shopping. I can't go to the grocery store. I can't go to the poultry market. I can't visit friends. I can't go anywhere. I CAN'T GO! HELP ME!

I'm flipping out, bored out of my mind. So, I'll post some random pic's.... As green and as frugal as I may try to be, I have found...I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT A CAR! Banging head against the wall.

My Mom sold her house near our home here 'downstate' last year. She is now an official 'snowbird'. She lives in Florida in the winter months with my Grandma, then she comes 'up north' and lives in her home in Houghton Lake during the summer with my Gram. My Mom was going to leave this clock in her kitchen. Granted, it's nothing special. But, I grew up with it in my Mom's kitchen. I told her that I wanted it. It goes really nice with our sage green kitchen, here downstate.
Our 'powder room' here downstate. I cleaned it this morning. It has the Santa feel.

My laundry room. The clothes should be put away, but Bill said that I cannot open his closet in the computer room....

A red squirrel awaiting a feast at my tray feeder outside of our sunroom.

American Tree Sparrow. We have tons of them all winter at the cabin. They are not usually city birds, but they are here today.

7 comments:

Dian said...

I am sorry to hear you are without a car on your days off work,find a good book, watch the food channel, HGTV or Rachael Ray if you were up north I would ask you to check the roof of my house, I hear there is a tremendous amount of snow and the roof rake is in the garage...just kidding, where is that son-in-law when I need him. (Uncle Don is worried about his roof too). Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, so want to wish you and Bill the very best, I know you will have a special meal for your honey and may all your wishes come true. Love, Mom

Denise said...

Hi Mom,
We aren't going up until the 28th. Hope your and Uncle Don's roofs will be fine until we get up there. We will rake both of roofs (plus ours) when we get there.

Love you,
Denise

Hot Belly Mama - easing into it said...

ah, we don't know how much we need a car sometimes until it's gone. I too would be banging my head.

George said...

Denise, I'm sorry you're without your car. I would recommend a good book in front of the fireplace -- oh, wait, that's what I would do here. We'll be thinking of you!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Denise, Hope you get your car back soon. It's amazing how we depend on things like that!!!!

Lots of people who live in this area either live 6 months here and 6 either up north or down south. The norther people spend the winters here and the summers up north. The southerners spend the summers here and the winters down south. We are some of the few who live here year-round.

I love your powder room decor!!!!! CUTE.
Hugs,
Betsy

Shellmo said...

I know how frustrating it is to be without a car! Hopefully there is something good on t.v!

Cedar ... said...

I like the thought that you saved your Mom's clock. I have several things in my kitchen that, like the clock, were in my Mom's kitchen when I was growing up. I always feel good when I look at them, ... you too?