Monday, January 4, 2016

Puttin' in Overtime at Home.

We haven't been out of the house since Thursday morning! Well, we have gone for our twice daily walks but that is it. We are trying to get all the painting done. The renovations have been going on steadily since the end of March and we are REALLY getting tired of it. Chuck at this moment is painting the closet in our bedroom which meant everything had to come out. Good time to go through everything.
Two boxes, five bags and two hours later (I tried on alot of it!) I was done.
This is the closet in one of the other bedrooms. It holds my summer clothes. I always forget to take a before shot but this is the after. Tidier and slimmed down. Being in the military all our moves were always paid for. Our next (and hopefully last!) move we will pay for so we are trying to declutter. I will post a photo of our bedroom closet when it is done and everything put back.
Tippy has been visiting each day and spending quite awhile eating. He is looking rather dirty here as the birds were in the feeder above  him dropping seeds on him.
I have been doing some baking over the last few days. Another magazine I picked up at the thrift store. Many good recipes in here.
Does anyone else have this book? I picked it up years ago at a thrift store and have made many of the recipes in it.
One of them which I made today is Banana Walnut Bread. Sorry,blurry. Chuck loves when I make it as it reminds him of a Banana Bread he had growing up in Montreal. It came from POM Bakery which was located very close to his Grandparents house.
I am loving the pictures (paintings) of birds from one of my new calendars.
The sun finally came out today along with very COLD temperatures. The wind is quite strong too as you can see by the way the squirrels tail is blowing.
I dig paths in the snow to all the feeders and sprinkle sunflower seeds along the way.
I caught these mourning doves just as a wind gust blew up their behinds.
Chickadees were enjoying the sun shine.
The nuthatch was snatching sunflower seeds and taking them up the tree to crack them open.

I talked to my Mum just after lunch and after a blip on New Years Eve she is starting to feel better. She is back on one of her meds and her blood pressure came back down. As she always says "Getting old is the pits!"

Take care and have a good evening!
Robin

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  1. I'm glad your mum is feeling better and hope that was the last blip for her.

    OMG, Chuck is like the Energizer Bunny when it comes to painting! Makes me feel guilty about my lack of ambition in my own house. :-)

    You got great bird pictures today, squirrels too. My favorite is the squirrel whose tail is blowing in the wind.

    You know, you could have a table at a farmers market and sell your baked goods. Though that would turn it into an obligation and probably suck the fun out of it. Lol.

    Take care and have a good evening. 😺

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    1. Chuck is very much a man who likes painting!
      The squirrels have been constant visitors to the feeders these last couple of cold days.
      I have no confidence in my baking ability to have a table at a farmers market! I debated for a long time the first time we came to visit you whether or not to bring you any of my baked stuff. I don't want to inflict it on anybody! You are so receptive to it though and so nice about it.

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  2. I have an original Better Homes and Gardens cookbook from I think the 50s I believe. It was my Mom's and she gave it to me. It is super old and weathered, but wonderful! catchatwithcarenandcody

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    1. We probably have the same cookbook as I believe or Mum's are the same age.
      Take care!

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  3. Glad your mum is going better. : )
    We moved around with the military too and it helped me to not keep EVERYTHING.
    I love the little chickadee's. They are so cute.
    No, I don't have that book but the bread sure looks good!!

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    1. I so have to learn not to keep everything!
      Chickadees are adorable!

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  4. You sure have been keeping busy what with going through your closet, baking, and keeping those feeders stocked. I had to go buy more black sunflower seeds today and I picked up something called Budgy seed which the shop person said my Towhee might like. Now I also spotted a Varied Thrush flipping over leaves in the flowerbeds. This cold weather brings the shyer birds out looking for food. ( We got some snow overnight and flurries are possible all week).

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    1. You get totally different birds then we do here. I will look up those two birds you mentioned. I haven't seen a robin in a couple days now. Poor things!

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  5. Love those cold weather animal shots!! Just dont see how the little creatures survive in such windy bitter cold!!? Yall need a vacation from all the home projects!

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    1. It is remarkable that birds do survive the cold winters. We would love a vacation from all the renovations. They will shortly be over!

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  6. I can't wait to go through my closet and thin out. That is such a good feeling. Remodeling since March is a long time, and painting gets old quick! I love your little animals and don't see how they stand being out in the wind and cold.

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    1. It does feel great to have the closets cleared out. We took a whole car trunk full to the thrift store. It is a miracle that so many little birds and critters last through our cold winters.

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  7. I love your black squirrel, he's beautiful. oh the decorating seems to go on forever I know! once you start one room you have to do them all lol it will all be worth it when its done, :)

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    1. The black squirrels are very fat and glossy this year. All the sunflower seeds I guess!
      It is true what you say about decorating. You can't stop at just one room!

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