; Life is like champagne......: 2009-02-15

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Virus, cold or allergies?

This time of year always gives me what may be a cold but then I start to question the symptoms. Here are the facts.

  • Day One started out with a sore throat and a head ache, nothing unusual about that.
  • Day two I was cold, could not seem to warm up at all.
  • Went to be with a fever, threw up in the middle of the night, about 2am.
  • Had indigestion for about an hour then was able to sleep
  • Day three had congestion all day, no more fever
  • No sinus medication will work at all, starts to go into my chest area.
  • Take cough medicine overnight with a decongestant, felt better the next morning
  • It snowed drop in temperature.
  • Day four barely congested but a runny nose.

Could be allergies? I get the same thing every year about the same time!

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Champagne Food Friday



I had a post all written up for an Emergency chocolate cake recipe, I have no idea where it went! It might just show up. For now, I have zero energy to write it again, battle a cold. So I have posted Oreo dining with a view of Domino, the only way she will eat right now.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ice wall


Every winter, ice forms on this rock wall on an exit ramp in my town and cobalt seeps out of the ice creating an awesome blue hue. Rock climbers will often practice climbing the ice, but with the recent warm weather, it is starting to break away.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Art and Imagination


My daughter goes to a local program called Imagination Station, my girl friend and I call it Art Class. I am always amazed at what her teacher has set up for them to work on. There is a craft, a messy table, an active imagination activity relating to her theme and books. The messy one always strikes me funny since it she uses items I have never heard of using before, never did when I was a child. This one was shaving cream and glue, a winter snow project that is like playing with shaving cream and hardens up to a foam like picture.

My budding little artist made this picture which you might be wondering what is it? Here are my top 3 guesses.


1. A dragon bending over to the right to get a drink of water, see his tail up on the left.
2. A snow ball when it hits a windshield
3. A rabbit running through a snow storm, your looking at it from behind!
It is art and I can use my imagination just as much. What do you think it is?

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

House Guest


Domino is not very happy, we have a house guest for a week, my parents Border Collie Oreo who is not use to having a cat around. In fact, she is so focused on Domino, it could be a job 24/7! I do no know who will be more tired by the end of this visit, Oreo or Domino.

There was already one scuffle between them, Domino is a bold Maine Coon Cat, she tried to just walk by her, hoping Oreo would just stay back. This of course did not happen and a stand off occurred, no harm but Hana my Border Collie had to of course get involved. Let's see how the week goes.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Monday Knits


I wanted to post the finished project, but this one took longer than my last few. Although I am super excited to see this when it is all done, felted that is. It will be a tote back, used excess leftover yarn from past projects to blend for a stripe look. Bold and fun, can't wait to see what it looks like meshed together.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Free Barn




Oh how I would love and need a barn! Right now my garage only houses one car and devoted to tractors and other large pieces of equipment. When I had seen in our local paper that there was an old barn available for free, we had to look at it.







Free does not always mean no cost. Yes you would not have to pay for the material but reality check is you do have to pay for the removal and assembling back up. Let's face it, that is more than a weekend project. The barn looks nice, but the condition is not that great to put it back together. It would definitely be good for use of architectural designing, using the planks for visual interest. The beams were not in good shape, but the foundation was impressive. I guessing that the barn would be a fraction of the size when it is put back up after using the good planks and the cost would run somewhere in the $30k, still cheaper than a new barn.



The story behind this barn is the property is now a preservation piece and the structure has to be removed.

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