Friday, November 30, 2012

A long day

We were up before 5:15 this morning and flew from Rochester,NY to Atlanta, Georgia.  Then we spent 5 looong hours on a layover.  The people at Xpress Spa were amazing.  One of us (who will remain unamed) paid for a foot massage and they let all of us sit in their massaging chairs for free.  Highly recommended for anyone travelling through Atlanta.

We arrived in San Antonio, Texas 20 minutes ahead of schedule but still didn't get to our timeshare until after 6. We had to navigate rush hour traffic without a GPS (it is fixed now) and very poor signs.  We are all ready for bed.  Hopefully tomorrow we will be able to share some more exciting pictures.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The most common question

As a gardener, the most common question I get asked is "What do you do in the winter?"
The answer "I keep very busy".
In no particular order are some of my winter activities.
I find the horizontal surfaces in my house buried under months of debris and dust.
I straighten out our neglected finances.  This is my first year of self-employment so I will have lots of extra paperwork.  But business was better than I had hoped so I am not complaining.
I actually sit down at night and watch tv.  Some years I have gone 8 months without turning the tv on.
I knit.
I cook better meals.  And lots of baking (which I really don't need to eat)
I rescue Connor and his new jeep.
I do puzzles.  This one was harder than I expected.

I take in young German girls on work visas whose accomodations didn't work out.  That leads to more cooking. 
I sew.
I rescue Connor and his jeep again.
Usually I shovel lots of snow.  But this year is amazingly warm.
And this year - I am excited to be getting ready for my trip to San Antonio with my mom and sisters.
Stay tuned!