Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I love the contrasts in this photo. The sunshine and the dark storm clouds beyond  the woods were really a sight to see. This was taken last spring from the front yard, looking east. E's garden spot is just beyond that fence on the right side of the photo. Look at all of that green! I so want to see green again!

Jeanie, thank you for the comment on my blog. No, I don't take care of my little boys anymore. This March it will be 2 years since they moved to Texas to live with their mother and her husband. They have been back each summer to spend several weeks with their father here in Indiana, and they have come and spent a couple of days or a weekend or two here with E and I. They love it here and beg to go to Nana's house. I miss them but they are in a better environment now. They are in kindergarten, and are doing very well. They are 5 years old now.

Since they left, I have been cleaning homes for people. I am one of a three person crew. We clean 8 to 10 homes, some of them are 5000 to 8000 square feet homes. Very large and with three of us, (sometimes 4 of us) it takes us 3 to 4 hours to clean these huge homes from top to bottom. We do a couple of small homes too, that takes us  1 1/2 hours. It isn't my favorite thing to do, I'd rather take care of babies, as a Nanny. But right now it is what is available to me. I love the lake views from these homes. Beautiful. No, I wouldn't like to live in these homes either, Too big!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Winter View

Winter is gray and cold, but if I had this view to look at any time I wanted to, I just might enjoy winter a little more.
This is the view from the living room window of a new client today. That is Lake Monroe in the background. They have floor to ceiling windows all along the lake side of their home and the views are beautiful, even in the wintertime.

Monday, January 24, 2011

This is a strange creature! It is trying to hide behind the maple tree, but couldn't resist peeking out at me. How does it decide which way to go? Hmm, a funny looking creature indeed!

We have six barn cats and only one of them was given to us as a kitten. The other five were all strays that showed up here at the farm. One as a kitten, one as a local 'wild' cat, that we would see occasionally. But now he is a pest, wants to wrap around your ankles all the time and is always in the way. But yesterday we saw a seventh cat, one we haven't seen before. It is a gray tiger colored cat. How much longer before he moves into the barn too? There is always food there, so he won't go hungry, I guess. We don't need seven cats!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Catching Up!

I have neglected this blog long enough. As this is a new year, I will start where I left off and try to keep it up to date and interesting. There is always something going on, whether it is with the the gardens in summer, something being concocted in the kitchen, or maybe just the pets and their silly antics!                   

This photo is one I took this past week from the living room window of a clients home. They live on a hill overlooking Lake Monroe and have an eagles nest in their back yard! She graciously gave me permission to take a few photos.
I have been impatiently waiting for warmer weather. I look out the, the snow is still there! I so want to get my hands in some nice warm garden dirt! This has been going on long enough, in my not so humble opinion!! Go away winter!!