Monday, March 3, 2014

March 3, 2014

     Good morning. Yes it snowed again, no surprise. No school again today for the area kids. They have missed a lot of school this year. No school means no Ms. M here today to hang out with Mom. But I got this, now that I had a mini vacation this weekend to refresh and recharge.
     My sister M took Mom to her house Friday and she spent the night and stayed most of the day on Saturday. My husband and I decided to go away for a mini vacation. About 2 hours away we have a Cabela's that my husband had never been to and I hadn't been there in years and years. We found a good cheap clean hotel and the woman at the front desk was very nice and gave us all the info on the area, like where not to eat and how to get free money at the casino that was nearby. With the thought of free money we set out to check out the casino. I am not a gambler but I was game to try something new and have a good time. We each got our free $20 card that could be used in the slot machines. My husband wanted to check out the dog track, I figured that I would not like it but I liked it, I really did. We bet on a couple races and lost every time but we spent under $20. We decided to go to the buffet and get something to eat but the line was so long that it reached from one end of the casino to the other and being so hungry and not wanting to stand in line for so long we decided to go back to the dog track part of the casino and get food there. Bad idea. The food was not good. I mean how do you mess up chicken tenders and fries? While we were there eating anyway we bet on a couple more races and lost again. I guess we are no good at picking which dog will win but we had a great time. I think it could be a good date night activity if they had better food. They brought a dog around that was up for adoption, he was so pretty but so skinny. That breed is naturally skinny but if I had one I know I would over feed it and make it a chunky dog and it looked like it would be cold so I would  probably put a sweater on it.
     After the dog track we decided to go play slots with our free money card. My husband lost all with in a matter of minutes. I on the other hand kept winning. I didn't know what I was doing but I was winning. Two credits about ten times or more, then 50 credits once and a couple more I think. I am not sure. I didn't even realize I had won till my husband told me. I was down to a dollar when I won the 50 credits which I think means like $25. Then I won some more. I kept betting and winning and loosing and stopped when I had $25 and cashed out. So I walked away with $25 for free and never spent a dime to get it. I can see me and my husband going back there sometime.
     We went to Cabela's the next morning. That store is very pretty with a lot of taxidermy animals everywhere. We are not big hunters or fishers but we bought a couple things. I got a purse. I wanted to get something and I couldn't find anything I really wanted. The purse was $50, I have never spent that much on a purse before but I let myself splurge.   
     We made it back to my sister M's to pick up Mom refreshed and recharged and so happy to have had some time alone. But I can't wait to be able to do it again, just get out of the house and forget about all our responsibilities. Mom had a good time with my sister M and her family. I think she enjoys getting out of the house also. My sister had me a bag of used k-cup cups that I can use for planting. Thank you sister M.
     We were glad to be home to see out cats and Mom to see her dog. The house was a mess, three cats and a dog locked up in the house for over 24 hours alone, they can get into some trouble. but everything got cleaned up and they were safe and warm while we were gone.   
     Yesterday I checked the mail box and some of the seeds that I had ordered was in there. I couldn't stand it anymore so I started planting. I planted one full tray, the peat pot tray, 72 plants started. Yes, I decided not to worry about the organic-ness of the peat pots. I am probably not going to sell anything I grow anyway. But I am not growing GMO that is for sure. Oh except for the plants and seeds that my husband wanted and picked out, those are probably GMO. He got pumpkin and watermelon seeds and a blueberry plant and strawberry plants. The seeds that I started are two different hot peppers, lettuce, cucumber, Brussels sprouts, tomato, sweet pepper, cabbage, basil, and onion. My house will soon be over run by plants and I can't wait.
     I need to go get this day started. Have a good day.

                                                                 April Whitehair 

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