Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Fighter Jets

Here he is coming up the river! He's higher than normal here.
Sometimes there are two together and they weave back and forth changing places with each other.

Here he is flying a little lower.
It rattles the rafters!

The guy that lives directly behind me got this video of some of the Army Jets that fly over and I've been trying to capture to share with you since we moved here. I was out in my driveway two days ago and one flew directly over and was so low I swear I could see the rivets that hold the metal panels onto his plane. It was AWESOME! I felt the adrenaline down in my toes! He was a little bit lower than the second video above, and he was on top of me before I knew what was happening and could get my camera out. I was shocked at how low he was and how clearly I could see the details of his jet. I can't even describe how thrilled I was! The one I saw that day was army green. I wish you could all experience the feeling of it. I've decided I'm never going to have enough warning that they're coming to be able to video or photograph them myself unless it's just a freak accident and I happen to be taking a picture of something else when they come.

After I found these on YouTube, I also found this one below of two guys who saw some Jets fly by. At about the 35-second mark, you'll hear his excitement. That's exactly how it feels every single time! It's thrilling! (Warning: Several F-bombs in this video so you might not want to play it in front of children.)

Awesome! I think I'm a man. LOL.


Monday, February 08, 2016

Weekend Snaps

Fletch enjoyed having all the curtains open in the bedroom on Thursday so he could watch the goings-on in town.

I watched the sunset sitting in bed.

Sweet napping buddies.

I also watched the GOP debate.

I got a quarter yesterday that is the same age as I am!

I made Sweet Potato Turkey Chili today.
I haven't made regular chili since finding this recipe.
I at least double the sweet potato and tomatoes now, I added a can of kidney beans this time, and I always add quite a bit more spices and water too. See my original post with the recipe HERE. Adjust to your taste. I got it off of Instagram.

I'm going to find that picnic place up on top of that hill across the river and eat there some day!

We saw these guys fishing on a small lake yesterday. You can see where they broke through the ice to get to the middle. They're in a white boat about the center of this picture.

We went into Rossland B.C. Canada on Saturday.

A cool snow sculpture.

This father and son were having fun sledding down a little man-made hill. 

We drove on into Trail B.C.
This was a little sitting area on the Columbia River.

 We had lunch at a Chinese restaurant.

Can you read my tea leaves?
I found a website that tells you what the shapes you see mean.
I kind of lost interest by that time and didn't read or try to see shapes.
Ha. I have a short attention span.
Maybe I'll come back later.

I know. I look beautiful. Ha-ha-ha.

I had just gotten up and was lying in front of my lightbox. My opinion on it is I think it helps. Two thumbs up. Ollie thinks so too.

Coming up this week:

MIL Bonnie's birthday tomorrow. Happy Birthday, Bonnie! Love you. Hope you have a wonderful day.

We're going fishing at the River Wednesday or Thursday. It's supposed to be 50 degrees for a high temp! I'll believe it when I see it. We haven't even seen the 40s yet.

We're going to play Bingo on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 14th at the high school here. A romantic Valentines Day, eh? Hee-hee.

It's Speed Weeks at Daytona! Yee-haw! I can hardly wait for the Big Race on Sunday the 21st. I'll be watching the practices, qualifying, and a couple of the smaller races in the meantime. I will miss Jeff Gordon this year. And did you hear Tony Stewart broke his back in an ATV accident and will miss a number of races at the beginning of the season at least? I wouldn't be surprised if he retired. He probably needs to.

I've gotten a little bit of crocheting done. I hope to do a little bit each evening and have a Valentines doily finished sometime around the weekend.

Enjoy your week!

Pammy Sue

Friday, February 05, 2016

Desserts, Snow, and Dogs

Fudge Truffle Cheesecake

I prefer to call it Golden Girls Cheesecake

I've been watching too many episodes of Golden Girls lately. If you're familiar, you know they're always eating chocolate cheesecakes, plain cheesecakes, ice cream, and having a good ol time around the kitchen table. I looked for a chocolate cheesecake recipe one night on my phone while watching them eat theirs. A very thin sliver is all you need because it's so rich. That means we'll probably finish this sometime in March. Haha. But it's good, and if you fancy trying it yourself, the recipe is HERE.

Before I get off of food, I wanted to share this recipe I found in an old magazine. I haven't tried it, but it looks simple and good...

Lemon Clouds



 The snow was all but gone when we got another 3 inches night before last...

 The dogs do a dash to go potty and rush back in.
They're not much for the snow unless we're out there playing with them.

You may have noticed the canopy thing in my pictures over the winter. We put this up right before the snow started in December so the dogs would have a dry and level place to do their business. It works like a charm, but they still prefer to go way out into the snow, even when it's chest high or more. Ollie uses it more than any of the others, I suppose because he's the smallest and the deep snow is more of a problem for him.

I got the quilts I ordered for the upstairs bedroom and now I have ordered some ruffly curtains for up there. There are two more windows to cover, one on the door that leads to the attic and one that leads out of the bedroom to the stairs. I think we'll just put some bamboo shades in those windows, but I'm not sure. I don't know why there are doors with windows up there in the first place. I don't think they are original to the house, although they are old enough. Anyway, it's coming along still.

I watched two episodes of a new show on A&E the other night and found it very inspirational. It's called "Fit to Fat to Fit." It's about super-fit personal trainers who take four months to gain as much weight as they can and quit exercising. Then they help a client lose a large amount of weight and do it right along with them. It's interesting to watch somebody so fit eat tons of horrible-for-you foods and slowly (or not so slowly) get fat. Watching their struggle to lose it is interesting too. I still think it's easier for them, but it sure does give them a reality check as to what their clients go through when trying to lose weight and get fit. Check it out if you're interested.

Janie's eyes continue to improve. They're still clouded over, but the ulcer has healed and her eyes aren't as red and bulbous and painful looking as they used to be. I'm happy to know she must be more comfortable even though she can't see anything but shadows.


Eli - he needs a hair-brushing.

That's it this time.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

My Feet

 My feet took me all over town today...
Let's go!

To Town Hall to pay our water bill...

Down a block to the second-hand store...

I got these peachy-colored curtains for the kitchen...

I got this Norman Rockwell plate for the wall in the upstairs bedroom.
It'll go well with all the other vintage decor I'm using...

Speaking of that bedroom, here's a little sneak-peek so far...

Yes, I left the mustard ceilings. Ugh.
It'll just have to do for now.

The nightstand and lamp are NOT what's staying up there.
I just wanted you to see the beds.

I ordered the quilts for them. They'll be here tomorrow. I think I know what curtains I want, but I'm going to wait until I see the quilts in person before I decide. I'm going to also get a rug to lay between the beds. And, of course, the walls have not been decorated yet with pictures and mirrors and plates and whatnot. More to come. I'll show you the "before" pictures too.

Keep walking, feet!

We walked all the way to the other end of town.
My feet were taking me to my favorite spot on Earth...
(You must click on these photos to get the biggest, bestest view!)

Ah, the River!
See the little island jutting out with the tree on it?
My favorite spot to sit EVER.

Yep, definitely my favorite spot.
I could sit on these rocks under this tree for hours on end.

Turning my body and looking the other direction up the river.
Two guys are fishing on the end there.

I stacked some rocks. I always do that.

Look how small that stack of rocks actually is there next to Ken's foot.
They looked huge in the first picture, didn't they?

I smelled the clean air as we turned to go back home...

We walked passed the tavern...

Stopped in at the grocery store and picked up a couple of things...

I heard the jet coming, but he stopped short of town and turned around.
He was much higher than normal too.
Darn! Missed him again!

Our house came into view and I was happy to be home.

Thanks, feet.

Pammy Sue