Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Pictureless Wednesday

It's a slow grey and rainy day up here on the mountaintop.  Reminds me of Oregon.  Rain and grey that lasted for weeks on end are one of the things about Oregon that I don't miss.  At least there was no mud there.  We had blacktop roads and cement sidewalks.  The ground here is barely dried from our last rain and so it is especially muddy today.  Slick and dangerous, but warm enough that at least I don't have to risk falling in it to go fill the wood stove. 

Off in the kitchen I can hear a stampede of the six and under crowd playing a made up game that involves tossing fresh oranges and corrupting the one and a half year old in the wicked ways of naked five year olds.  He watches them and I can see the wheels spinning in his head as though he is taking notes on what works and what doesn't.  How far something can be taken before its gone too far. 

I should stop them, from tossing the oranges, but there are only minutes left until lunch is over and science and history start.  Besides, the oranges will be juiced, or eaten by them, anyway.  Maybe naked five year olds prefer bruised fruit? 

The house smells of baked chicken and turkey breast made for lunches, and a mammoth lasagna that awaits its turn in the oven for dinner.  The lasagna is our traditional Halloween lasagna that never got made back in October, but that I've heard about for the last three months.  They forget that October was busy and I never knew they cared about the lasagna so much at all.  I should have got some pumpkins for them to carve tonight after dinner so that they got the whole tradition...I would have if I would have thought of it.  That would have made them laugh if nothing else.

I laughed at myself the other night when we were in Tractor Supply and I saw that they had started displaying seeds and Burpee starting sets.  Instead of scoffing at the early push for a new season like I do with the push for the next holiday - I went looking for more signs of spring.  Just seeing seeds made me smell fresh dirt and feel the warmth of the sun on my bare arms. 

Blogger wouldn't let me post pictures yesterday and so I thought that for sure they would have the problem fixed today, but nope.  I had another post in mind, but without pictures it wouldn't work, so this is my pictureless Wednesday ramblings post:)


  1. A pictureless Wednesday. Wow! You should post a picture of that.

  2. Maybe, if you are good, next week I will do a wordless Wed. AND a picturless Wed.!! - Now THAT would be something to see!!!!!!

  3. I use live writer for my blogs and never have a problem posting pictures. I have been reading that several bloggers are having the same problem as you.

  4. Hey M,

    Love the post, you made me extremely hunger reading. Good thing there were food pictures, lol.....

    I've had this problem for two days. You maybe able to load your picture if you select new post, click on the HTML box in top left corner download your picture. When done downloading, go back to the top left corner of your new post screen and select compose. This will allow you to type your post, when finished follow your normal process to post.

  5. January 3rd was the last time I was able to post a picture. Today, I had a picture of a hen being slaughtered with a dull machete. Rats!

    I have seen that look from the little one as the two older taught her how to get into mischief. It is cute, funny, and horrifying that my baby would join the fray.

    Have you noticed your followers are all gone?

    That chicken and turkey smells good all the way to my Alabama plateau. It is yucky and gray here, too.

  6. Do you use one pan for that lasagna? Do they make a pan large enough for a lasagna that size? I can't even imagine. We love homemade lasagna too, but by the time we make enough for 7, we're broke. Sometimes it is cheaper to buy the Stouffer's and dare I say it, almost as good. ALMOST.

    I love how the kids love their traditions. If I skip one, just ONE, on any given holiday [red food and a strawberry pie on Valentine's? Heart Shaped Pizzas for lunch? Corned Beef and Cabbage with green and gold dessert for St. Patty's, etc....] we hear about it FOREVER. If I had to do it over again I don't think I would've created such little monsters. heehee Nah, honestly it's fun. Like your lasagna. And if you could've found pumpkins? Priceless.

    I am planting my herbs, indoors of course, as soon as Wallene's science project is done as she has all my small pots. I can't wait to get my garden in the backyard instead of in pots on the deck. I am going to start it in the garage. What do you think? Sure is exciting. I bet you are beyond excited. Your gardens are going to be beautiful and mammoth. Get your canner ready my friend. I'll be over to help. [I wish]