Friday, March 7, 2014

Random 5 Friday

we have a little stone garden turtle that sits next to our cold frame, look who I found peaking out as I was shoveling the walk earlier this week.

1.  We had another five inches of snow this week, but it looks like we are headed for a real thaw over the next week with daytime temps hitting the mid to upper 30's!

2.  I can not wait until next year when the kids are at the same school.  Right now their breaks are on different schedules which puts a real crimp in trying to plan any fun family travel.  Charles' spring break is next weeks and Sidney's over Easter, so not even close.  We will be taking a long weekend next weekend and packing a weeks worth of fun into it.  Exhausting?  Probably, worth it definitely! :)

3.  We seeded all of our onions in our basement greenhouse last weekend, as of this morning I am on sprout watch.  It is down right crazy how excited that I get seeing those first babies poke through the soil!



4.  I always like to cook traditional dishes around any holiday or festivity.  On Tuesday I made a traditional gumbo for Mardi Gras.  We used to cook Cajun food regularly, on those weekends when I would spend the afternoon watching Justin Wilson and Paul Prudhomme on PBS but it has been years.  It was so tasty, and the kids did not even mind the kick of spice from the andouille.

as found on the paintedpear via pinterest

5.  Who else is ready to throw their windows wide open and let in the Spring air?  I may even try to do it later next week, near 40 is a heat wave, right?  I came across the above graphic last night and had to laugh, oh so true!

 

11 comments:

  1. As a kid my dad always watched Justin Wilson. He would make his jambalaya, and he still makes his potato salad recipe. So good!

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  2. I had my kitchen window wide open yesterday I must ad the woodstove was pumping out the heat and this only lasted a half hour but it sure was nice:) Gumbo looks delicious. B

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  3. Love the graphic ... for me put summer where winter is! I bet the gumbo was delicious. Always exciting to see new plants/veggies coming up ... just think of harvest! Stay warm, enjoy the "breaks" and happy Friday!

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  4. Your pie graph makes me laugh. Oh so true!

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  5. It's tough when the kids are on different schedules... Hope the snow melts soon!
    Great Random 5 and have a fun weekend!

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  6. Justin Wilson brings back memories. I can still hear that "gar ron tee"

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  7. That turtle pic is fabulous! I open my windows for a bit each day even though it's winter and way below freezing.

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  8. That poor turtle! We have missed 13 days of school thus far, so all "breaks" are up in arms right now :(

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  9. It definitely must be hard with Spring Breaks spread so far apart. Hopefully the thaw downs't become a flooding.

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  10. Laughing at that season image -- I'm so there! Lol.

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  11. Right now I think that infograph is spot on- oh gosh how sick am I of winter! I hope I can get your numbers right below- I usually have to do it twice and then I get frustrated.

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