Friday, February 24, 2017

Am I a Huddled Mass or Wretched Refuse?

I've just got back from the Post Office where I was mailing my N-400 "Application for Naturalization" form off to the Government.

I decided that I as I have now been here for half my life it was time to take the plunge (and also while I have some money left from our tax refund, it's not cheap!)- and after the last month I really want to make sure I can vote in the midterms next year, as well as the big one in 2020!

So now I shall study for my civics test while I wait to be called for an interview,

O say can you see....

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Early spring cleaning

I'm taking advantage of the fact that there are no kids here this week to do some serious clutter removal around the church,and today was the balcony in the parish hall. I forgot to take a before picture, but everything in the dumpster was up there this morning :)

I knew I should have gotten the bigger dumpster...

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sunny Woods

A few snaps with the G16 from today's walk in the woods :)

Hipster lens flare ;)

She's now totally used to the brace

Yeah, I know I missed the focus- it should be on the eyes not the nose- but I still think it's a fun pic

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Friday Gang...

... have discovered a new game.

It's called Captain Sonar and seems (to an outside observer who just watched about 5 minutes of play) to be a cross between The Hunt for Red October and Battleships on steroids.

They're very intense as they're playing it- but seem to be really enjoying it :)

Hopefully they'll come up for air (ha, ha) long enough to eat the pizza I shall deliver to them in about 15 minutes.

Noble hound

Holly looking all majestic in the sunny woods :)

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017


...a little help?

I jumped up here and now I'm not sure how to get down.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Back from the woods

Snow tires for the win again :)

Snowy woods :)

Our usual part of Saxon Woods is still unapproachable until the plows have cleared the access road, so we're in the other part, near the pool.

We are the first to dint the virgin snow- this is Holly in full "taking point"mode, waiting for the slowcoach in the snowshoes to catch up ;)


From 60F yesterday to this- and climate change is a myth???

Sunday, February 05, 2017