Saturday, January 16, 2010


My favorite brands of chocolate--all dark because that is the only good kind.

GHIRARDELLI 60% CACAO--Best darkness, flavor and melt-in-the-mouthness (a scientific term),

DOVE DARK--Yes, yes, silky smooth and lusciously dark.  Not as good in the melt in the mouth catagory, but easier to find in the stores.

GODIVA CHOCOISTE--Great in all catagories, but overpriced.

SNICKERS DARK and MILKYWAY MIDNIGHT(no picture of the Midnight, I ate it)--Always outstanding; plus the addition of that nougat and caramel.
I don't know exactly what it is, but HERSHEYS is just yucchy.

What's your chocolate weakness?

Thursday, January 14, 2010


When a person is cross-country skiing through the lovely woods; and one cannot, or does not wish to write their name in gold in the mantle of sparkly white snow. Or, when a person doesn’t want to take the chance of showing off their northern exposure to any skier who may happen by: it is nice to find a kybo, outhouse, or privy a mile or so down the trail, (with toilet paper, Oh! Joy!)

One cannot enter, however, unless they remove their skis.

And, if it has been a while since it has been used, there may be fragile frosty crystals all around the rim of the seat.

This truly puts a lady’s hovering abilities to the test!

I wonder if Wikipedia has this definition of “blue moon” yet.

(Sorry about the quality of the photos. I left Nikon home in case I did any cartwheels into trees and therefore had to use my cell phone.)

P.S. My heart and prayers are with the people in Haiti

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


This is the sixth installment of my list of valuable information usually learned the hard way. Follow the links if you are interested in reading one two three four and five.
Don't let your husband tie a guy wire for his ham radio antenna to the chimney.

Not getting what you want can sometimes be a good thing. • If someone offers you a breath mint—take it. • Most projects will take twice as long as you think, cost much more than you estimate and will require at least three trips to the store. • It is easier to stay out of trouble than get out of trouble. • Don’t underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. • When you are accumulating, you can’t imagine throwing the stuff out. When you are throwing stuff out, you can’t imagine how you accumulated it. • The more connected the world becomes; the worse the mass hysteria. • Never ask, “How bad could it be?” • Having diarrhea is bad. Having it in a public bathroom is worse. • Any time your sons come back from playing in the snow without stopping at the emergency room on the way—it is a good thing, • Don’t wash your car during arctic weather. And if you do—don’t lock the doors until the temperature warms up some. • It seems to me that a hand basket is a pretty silly thing to go to hell in.

Monday, January 11, 2010


We have an old Ford pickup truck. We keep it parked in the back unless we need it to haul such things as garden trash or firewood. The other day DH backed it out of its place across the yard.

The tire tracks left the marks of two entwined hearts in the snow just outside my window. ♥♥AAawww!♥♥