Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Quotes

I was just thinking, if it is really religion with these nudist colonies,
they sure must turn atheists in the wintertime.
~Will Rogers
though this link will take you to winter nudist attire.
(link is rated M)

Saturday sky last Saturday...

and my dead ice field.
i dump the ice just outside the door.
(there is a few more blocks now).
have lost 2 water dishes and a bucket this year already.
another bucket is frozen deep in the ice.

Hugo relaxing in the hallway.

Tweedledum scratching Holly's back.

sometime in this next week i will be
posting images of all projects started and
finished in January.

this blog was supposed to be
updated on Sunday
but the comp crashed in the middle.

So Thing 2 doesn't live here anymore.
therefor his bedroom is in dire need
of being mucked out.
There is some serious funk odor
emanating from the room.

First step: Remove all shoes- esp. 2 pairs of wrestling shoes. Nope.
Second step: wash all laundry- 4 pillows, 2 comforters and sleeping bag. Nope.
Third step: clean mattress- wasn't the bed blue and white? now it is brown.
Steps to cleaning mattress:
first: lightly spray with vinegar and cold water mixture,
blot with paper towels.
Open window to air out room- vinegar is powerful smelly.
Second: stand up on end to dry both sides of mattress.
Third: after airing put bed back together and liberally sprinkle with baking soda.
Allow soda to sit
then vacuum.

While mattress is airing,
vacuum up debris under bed.
what is that burning smell?
oh well continue cleaning.
put bed back together and generously apply baking soda.
(did you know that with enough baking soda in the air
it can be tasted?)
now to vacuum the closet...
what is burning?
uh oh bad sound from vacuum.
black stuff underneath vacuum.
take apart... nope not the belt.
how in the world did i burn up the beater bar?
now to replace bar, 7 to 10 days shipping.
Cool. but i still have soda all over the mattress.
now what?
shop vac.
plug it in and turn it on.
aw bugger it!
whoever used it last did not remove water.
it smells like mildew.
oh well can't be to bad.
proceeded to remove soda from mattress,
then finished the room,
behind bookcases, dressers and door.
then looked down hallway.
I will just get the hay while i have this out.
oh lookie at all the black dog hair.
finally stop cleaning.
DH comes in and says:
"What is that smell? it stinks in here".
now to air out the whole house.
thankfully it is about 30 F outside.

So to get funk smell out of one room,
we went to vinegar,
burning plastic,
best one of all of those was the vinegar.
yes there were little melted bits of plastic in my carpet
they were removed w/scissors.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday Quotes

"Winter is the time for comfort-
it is the time for home."
Edith Sitwell

no pictures still.
DH worked on the comp but
no drivers and now no volume either.
So my audio cd is not going to be listened to.
the Guernsey Literary and Potato peel pie society

Lily got out yesterday and was discovered in the
chicken coop.
Holly is sleeping with the geese in their hovel.
Still no eggs. Cooked up some beans to
jumpstart the chickens for protein.
didn't work.
Plan B is to start butchering!

our temps have been above normal
but am not understanding the 18 or so degree difference
from Kenai to Soldotna. (the towns are about 10 min apart!)
Kenai 21 F
Soldotna 3 F.
very strange!
wonder what we have here.
but we are now upto 4 hrs of daylight a day.

knitting: am about 3 repeats away from being done
with my moebius scarf.
then onto mittens for me...
or the hat.

that is all
for sticking with me w/o piccies.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Wine Tasting Saturday

this Saturday Night DH and I went out.

A friend invited us to a wine tasting evening.
Only requirement was a bottle of wine from the Northwest region
(Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington)
and a food to go with it.

So I purchased a bottle of
Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewurztraminer Columbia Valley 2008
and cooked up a Japanese Yakatori Stir fry.

The foods that were brought were
cheese, crackers and meat trays,
smoked salmon dip
sushi rolls
and a Swedish Apple pie.

The wines were
(the ones i remember)
Delish ones from
Bear Creek Winery Homer Alaska

Blue Zin
Black Raspberry (oh this one was Super good).

A wine from Idaho
wasn't very good- to dry.

Snoqualmie (wasn't very good)
even though it was a white

several reds
never did find the blush
and there were several whites.

(next month i will write them all down
with proper notes).

Monday, January 4, 2010

Sunday Quotes

"It wouldn't be New Year's if I didn't have regrets."
by William Thomas

I missed having the
Sunday quotes.

So my resolutions
for this year:

Blog more frequently.

Spend less time playing FB games.

Take time for myself each day
and enjoy the simple things in life.

The knitting under the tree this
last Christmas was nonexistent.
So once again i have joined the
Harry Potter House Cup
over in Ravelry.

And have finished one
DADA (Defense Against the Dark Arts)
which is to make something
that depicts our resolutions.
And i made a Coffee Corset.
out of malabrigo.
using a different technique that didn't work.
when my camera card cooperates w/my
computer i will post piccies.

so that is one thing done for the
1 project a week for 52 week challenge.
(we will see how well i do this year!)