Monday, May 17, 2010
My hubby's parents are having a reception on the 22nd of May in Waterloo, NY for us.... and (wait for it....) MY PARENTS ARE COMING TO VISIT!!!!! I am so excited, the last time I saw them was for Christmas :) and My hubby hasn't seen then since last August, so it will be nice :) This will also be the first time our parents will be meeting each other, so here is hoping all goes well (it should anyway).
So to get ready for their arrival I have a list of things that I would LIKE to complete... but as long as I get the basic stuff done I will be happy as well. (this list is also partly my spring cleaning that yet needs to be done)
* WASH ALL DIRTY DISHES (never-ending battle)
*WIPE OUT CABINETS & DRAWERS (grumble.... stupid mice & dust)
*WIPE DOWN WALLS, CEILING & FLOORS (more dust.. UGH)
*FOLD ALL CLEAN CLOTHES,& SORT OUT WINTER CLOTHES
*RINSE CYCLE FOR REMAINDER OF CLOTHES IN DRESSERS (you guessed it... dust)
*PUT MATTRESS BACK IN BEDROOM (yes we been sleeping in addition, we live in a small
trailer afterall & only tv is in the addition)
*SCRUB TOILET, SHOWER & ALL SINKS
*WASH WINDOWS & MIRRORS
*VACUUM RUGS 3 or 4 TIMES (yes dust... dog hair too... mom has allergies)
*WASH COUCH & CHAIR COVERS & BLANKETS
* DUST EVERYTHING!!!! BLAH!
I think that about covers it & thanks to Gabe's Dad.... the awful smell from under the trailer should be
on its way out the door! (leaky plumbing fixed! yay!)
So now I bid you all a good night & I HOPEFULLY get a good nights sleep & then be up to start my list of chores in anticipation of my parents visit!!!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
On May 1st, 2010 my husband & I headed out to go to Ithaca, NY to go to the mall to do some shopping for the ceremony in September. On our way I asked if we could stop at Taughannock Falls, which I had seen the sign for several times before. The stop was nothing to regret!
The thundering from the falls was amazing to say the least and the views were stunning. We only went to the main falls near the road, but after some research online i found out there are many trails surrounding Taughannock Falls as well as several different sections to the falls.
Here are a few photos of the falls as well!
We enjoyed the half hour or so we were there, as we were anxious to get the rest of our shopping done.
The next stop was Michael’s where I picked up the few things I needed. Then, we stopped to eat at Chili’s and planned on going to the mall from there. We never did make it to the mall… we stopped at the Hollywood Video in town that is going out of business and bought a number of games & dvd’s as well. After that, we decided to call it a day & headed home to our hyper pup Isis!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
If there is anything I love about living in the country, it has to be that I am able to see nature at its finest!
Over the past 2 weeks I have been photographing some of the birds that frequent our suet feeders. We bought the hangers that stick to the window as it keeps the squirrels from eating all the food. so the photos are taken through the window (which I know needs a good cleaning).
This is a Red Bellied woodpecker. He is one of the larger birds that visits our feeder. And trying to get a photo of him isn’t too easy as he spooks when he catches any movement inside the house.
This is a Downy woodpecker. He tends to be very observant and likes to watch us when we walk by the windows.
I haven’t been able to get a photo of the Tufted Titmouse yet, but they are a pretty blue grey color & have a pretty chirp as well.
I am hoping the weather continues to warm up, as we have a hummingbird feeder as well. What a treat it would be to get some photos of them and maybe even a short video or two as well!
That is all for now! Have a great day all… Next post will be on Taughannock Falls.