24 March 2014

On the Day I Discovered My Hubby Was Right --- Again

A lot has happened lately.
I completed a goal I set for last week
(yes, you may say 'yippee'!).
I bought the Frozen DVD and have watched it twice since Tuesday--
once with my dad
(who really liked it by the way);
once with Small One and my hubby
(who both like it too, one much more than the other).
I now find myself singing not one, but two, of the songs from the movie and
 I keep finding things I relate to in the film...
 I feel I have a lot in common with Elsa
(although her hair is a lot nicer than mine--LOL),
some things in common with Anna
(I used to be quite gullible when I was younger).
I adore rosemaling and have lots of it
AND I have had the pleasure of riding a Norwegian Fjord horse before just like Hans does
(hopefully that is the only thing I have in common with him)!
I also totally believe that Olaf the Snowman was right and there are people in my life
 "worth melting for"
(this may not mean anything to you who have yet to see the film).
Ok--enough talk about Frozen and Nordic things -- till Våffeldagen later this week that is..
On a totally unrelated subject,
this past week
we found evidence that we've been visited by either a cougar or coyotes...
Small One took it a lot better than her poor grandma (me) who has a very weak stomach
(I'll spare you the yucky details and will only say a fawn was 
in the wrong place at the wrong time).
We know for sure we have had coyotes in this area because our neighbor,
when I visited to let him know the situation, told me they had
apparently seen a pack nearby earlier this past week...
(note to self...no more nightly trips to dump garbage)
we just don't know if they were the ones responsible. 
To add to the delight of living in the country,
we also apparently have another skunk
(not under our house this time though--yea!)
and ants--lots and lots of smelly, yucky ants.
HELLO spring!
(Don't misunderstand me,
I am still very thankful to be living in the country
AND for beautiful, wonderful spring).
A lot is blooming outside
(I braved imaginary 'visions' of wild animals watching my every move (not),
to take photos and check out the blooms Sunday)...
yellow, white, purple and pink.
I LOVE it!!!
Since we last 'visited', we took Small One to the beach--yet again--under cloudy, misty skies.
And today, under sunnier ones we visited one of my favorite lakes...
I find lakes particularly relaxing, don't you?
There were quite a few people there at sunset--walking, fishing, relaxing.
Maybe we should turn our entire yard into a lake...
nah, I wouldn't have fruit to eat during the summer if we did that.
Of course, my DH did want to add yet another pond...
We opened the door to our little 'dream come true' for the first time this season
and all looks good--
I can hardly wait to use it to go camping in!
Just need to pick up a pool noodle,
 and maybe a ladder for getting into the top bed.
We also removed the remaining kiwi we stored in there during winter--
still looking pretty good considering they were picked in autumn!

I am finally in a savings mode again
(it has really hit me how little time we have left before retirement
and some major expenses coming up).
I am SO thankful our home and all of our vehicles are paid off and
that we have contributed to IRAs for quite awhile now...
but still --
time is passing all too quickly and neither of us feel totally prepared for the date soon to come.  
And now it's time to go to sleep as I have a very long list of 'to do's' this week...
and, since it's Spring Break, I might have some more time with Small One.
Yea---more Frozen viewings:)

And about the title?
It's mainly to remind ME,
 that not only was my hubby right this time,
but he was REALLY right --
like totally, completely, overwhelmingly right.
Of course, that would make me
really, totally, completely, overwhelmingly
Have a great Monday!
For, lo! the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.
The Song of Solomon 2:11, 12 KJV
Vernonia Lake at sunset
and our early spring garden.
Frozen of course refers to the latest Walt Disney animated movie.
Yep, it's another early morning blog--
so please ignore any grammatical and other errors:)
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