Larry.s Creative Zone

Larry.s Creative Zone

Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday with a Touch of Winter.......

We have dropped down to below freezing again after a few warm days.  It is 25 F. degrees which now seems warm after all the temps in the teens. I noticed I have just a couple of things that need to be brought in to the basement but all outside work is done for me. 

The neighbor's white shadow is checking things out on the patio.  Our smallest dog sometimes has to get up at 2 in the morning.  When he goes out he finds the scent of cats or rabbits that he has to check out before coming back inside. Sometimes he is making circles all over the patio and also checking the patio chairs for a scent.

A silly shot taken while the dining room table was covered with the contents of 7 drawers from the kitchen.  All of the material that needed to return to the drawers has been done so by my wife and the dinning room table is clear again.  We finished the painting of all the bottom rows of cupboards and drawers and everything is done.  We are going to take out all the pots and pans and reorganize that but that has not happened yet.

I will finish off with another silly shot of my mom's salt and pepper shakers.  I had to throw away a lot of the collection but I kept back some of them that were good memories. 

I am in the At Risk room with students who need encouragement to get their homework done.  The have had years of experience of avoiding doing school work and their abilities to shade the truth is a great skill.  Keeping them behaving well is a goal and also a time for me also to encouraged them.  Some have bad habits because they live with them at home. A positive help and gentle affirmation does go a long way with the students.

I don't think I have work tomorrow so it will be good to be home in the daytime again.  It is very cold again and the body seems to have to readjust to that.  i hope everyone is well and thanks for stopping by today.


Anonymous said...

That white cat must enjoy tempting Button! I love your mom's shakers; they are very sweet. Congrats you two on finishing the painting and to your wife on getting things put back. It always seems like there is so much when it is time to get organized! Hope you have cooperation from the students today; they are fortunate to have you.

Far Side of Fifty said...

So you got the drawers and cabinet done! Good for you! Your salt and peppers are very cute. Treasures! :)

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

The salt and pepper shakers are darling.
As for the pink plastic ware...teal colored plastic ware keeps making an appearance in our lives. We had it for our wedding over 20 years ago, but it seems everyone in the family had a stash of it for some reason or another and as they find some, they bring it to us!

The Furry Gnome said...

We're still in the warm air, but it's supposed to get cold tonight.

L. D. said...

Having read my own blog it sounded like we were done with all of our kitchen cupboards. No, just the bottom area. We have two thirds more of above cupboards to now paint.