Friday, December 5, 2014

Life as I see it from my living room

Life from the Northwoods

I have been thinking of my blog alot lately.  Seems I have been neglecting it for a very long time...

Since it is Advent, and a time for introspection, I decided the one thing I could do was to get back to sharing little tidbits of life here in the frozen tundra (yes, I am a PACKERS fan!).  My husband loves to watch all those new reality shows about Alaska and the northern part of the hemisphere, so why not share my little part. While not in Alaska, I do live in one of the coldest, snowiest parts of the contingent United States. No, we do not get as much snow as Buffalo, but we do get much colder.

So, what does one do on this dismal dreary days when the sun doesn't shine, it snows enough so you have to clean your car every time you want to go out, and you consistently wake up to below zero temperatures?  I will begin to share some of that with you, maybe I'll get through this winter without going stir crazy!

We moved two years ago a little further from town, my youngest is away at college so it's just my husband and I now, so my baking kinda came to a halt. It's not that I do not like to bake anymore, it's just hard to have those wonderful baked goods around the house without eating them all.

The past two years, I have focused my time on making mini-albums, knitting, watching more TV than I care to admit to. I have found that Judge Judy and the Peoples Court can be interesting at times, taken in small doses.  For some reason, I cannot get into enjoying the majority of sitcoms-there lives are just not interesting enough to me.

I hope to begin to share more of the crafty things I have been doing- it's amazing what one can do with a little bit of paper, tape, glue, and scissors. I have found many, many talented women out there which I would like to share with others.

With all the emphasis on technology-the kids with their phones, tablets, video games, etc. that somehow we need to go back to teaching our kids some of the skills they need for proper brain function. Some people barely even write anymore, which is so sad- our penmanship is something that we can truly call our own-how can the right and left parts of our brain balance themselves out.

If just one person can read this blog and learn something new, I can say I accomplished my goal.

Now, off to finish the Mother Goose mini album I have been working on-pictures to follow soon!