Saturday, February 7, 2009

A Much Needed Drive

This has been, to say the least, a stressful winter week both at home and school. Wednesday morning we got hit with a huge Lake Effect Snow storm. Not where I live but where I work in Cleveland. Wednesday's ride to school was just under 2 hours and Thursday's drive was worse, 2 1/2 hours. I left my house at 7 am and got to school at 9:35 am. Highway driving, black ice, and incompetent drivers at its finest on Thursday.
Today I needed to get away and take a ride just to relax and reflect........
so I was off to Amish Country. Warm temperatures added to the early morning start.

First stop was Maysville Elevator to get 2, 80# bags of horse feed @ $14.70 and 100# of cracked corn for $10. It is Amish run and I have found they have the best price on horse feed and corn.

And then I was off for some more shopping and scenery.

Of course, I stopped at "Primitive Gatherings" in favorite decorating place. I think these are some very cute decorating ideas for around the barn and front porch.

Below are some of my "goodies" and cooking stuff I picked up along the way. "The Ashery" is a bulk store where I buy all my spices, noodles, flours, snacks etc. Check out those yummy Valentine cookies:) I got those, cinnamon rolls, and bread at Hershbergers Farm Bakery. There were 10 cookies in the package, now there are 8! So much to eat, and only me......well I might share if Mom & Dad stop over on Sunday. I had to pick up a few things for them too.

So, all in all, it was a very relaxing morning and afternoon drive.

Sometimes just a simple drive to see a simpler way of life does the mind good.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A Good Read

I have a variety of "issues" as a single woman. Perhaps I should call them "weaknesses". Maybe they are addictions. But regardless, I have a lot of them.........books and magazines I mean. I refuse to ever show you a picture of my bookcases or back bedroom as it may alarm you to the state of my "organizational" abilities.
So, what is the point of this blog? Okay, I was searching among my book shelf tonight for a particular book when I stumbled upon a book my mom bought me for Xmas, which I shelved & forgot about (sorry Mom, don't take offense, you know I get side-tracked a lot) but I decided to crack the book open tonight. It was published in 2005 so its not a newer book and maybe some of you have read it. Anyways I thought I would share it with you, particularly for the sheep people out there.

"A witty philosophical murder mystery with a charming twist: the crack detectives are sheep determined to discover who killed their beloved shepherd."

Some of the characters:

Heather: a lively young sheep, doesn't think before she speaks

Cloud: the wooliest sheep in the flock

Rameses: a young ram whose horns are still rather short

The Winter Lamb: a difficult lamb; a troublemaker

Fosco: correctly thinks himself clever

I was originally looking for some romance book I bought, probably 2 years ago, on some woman who falls in love with a vampire (the girls at school are in love with the whole "Twilight" thing & we were having a lunch discussion on it today so of course I remembered this book now:)

BUT since I can't seem to find that book this book sounds like a good read.......gonna have to watch my own sheep though so they don't get any crazy ideas:)