Here it is April already. Where is the year going? I just celebrated another birthday. They are officially running together. I don't really mind telling my age, but when my elderly cousin puts it on Facebook for the world to see, ouch, it sinks in. Doesn't he know the rule about not telling a women's age? At least it wasn't my weight, right? There's always a positive.
I saw this on Facebook. I love it, but I wonder if this poor man has thought about the clean up. He must need something to do. I wonder if his wife said, "Honey, go hang these eggs in that tree while I go shopping." Hmmmm, I may need to remember this when Hubby retires.
My friends and I went antiquing again this past Wednesday. It was nine and a half hours of rummaging paradise.
I snagged a Case pocketknife, literally from the box of an old man that had come in to sell a few things to the dealer.
Then for nearly two hours we sifted through the contents of an old tub full of thousands upon thousands of buttons and broken costume jewelry (to be used for a future craft project).
A sampling of my treasure trove.
This print called my name the first time I laid eyes on it on January 9th. I couldn't get it out of my mind, so when I went back I was on a mission. I talked the lady into keeping the ugly frame it was in and selling it to me for half the original price. My friend named him Samuel. I think that's a proper name, don't you. The real secret is, I would have paid full price. I mean who could pass up that adorable little face?
Last but not least, I added to my sock monkey collection.
Sleet, Snow, & Chili...
The weather here is turning nasty. I went out this morning to feed the kitties, and if I didn't weigh so much I might have been blown away. It's 32 degrees now. The weatherman is predicting sleet and snow. We'll see, right? It's ok with me because I got up really early this morning and started a crock pot full of chili (4lbs), so the weather is actually playing right into my hands.
I will let it cook until about 5 o'clock and then add beans for half an hour or so. This is my favorite chili mix. It's called "Williams". I took it for Christmas at my dad's and 8 lbs. were quickly scarfed down with no complaints. I put a can of Rotel in today. I like it hot, with onions, jalapenos, grated cheese, and cornbread. The longer and slower you cook it the better. I think that might be the secret.
The house is starting to smell all chili-like. Ummm can't wait.