Sunday, April 29, 2012

Spring Blooms

Some of the shrubs are blooming.

The Pin Cherries are so pretty, sending out their blooms before they leaf out.

Pin Cherries

The Chokecherries are beginning to bloom too.

Chokecherry Blooms

It is so good to see something green.  Spring is slowly unfolding back here in the woods.

I have been busy finishing up some projects. I still have a few I am working on.

One day I made a huge batch of baked beans and froze them up for the summer.  They are so easy to take out of the freezer to supplement a meal.  We also discovered a soup that we both is a Creamy Wild Rice Soup by Shore Lunch..20 minutes and soup is what’s for supper.  I am not a big fan of creamy soups but this one is a keeper.  It makes a big enough batch that it makes at least two meals for us.  Lately we are all about cooking once and eating twice.  Lazzzy cooks!

I finished up all my Bee Baskets for May Day, and I will fill them with Fruit Roll Ups and Skittles for the little ones.

I went through all my files for work that I had at home over the winter.  Getting rid of duplicates and filing papers properly.

I finally have a work contract.  It is doable.  Far Guy is going to be working one day a week for me and I am to have one four day weekend off per month ( A Board Member will work in my place.)  I am looking forward to the chance to do something else one weekend a month!  Oh yes and I got a raise.  There are a couple of things I am not so happy about..but perhaps that feeling will pass..with time..or not:)

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  1. Life is good. Spring and a new contract! I'll look for the Shore Lunch soup. Now is I could only find out where the walleyes hang out down on The Big River.... :)

  2. Congratulations on your raise. You deserve it, without question. I do look forward to hearing how this year goes and that it will be a good year both for you AND the museum.

  3. Congrats on your raise ! Looks like your gona be a busy bee this summer ! Have a good day !

  4. Glad to hear that they are starting to appreciate you a bit more...and a raise, you do good work, so they should give you one.

    Love the cherry blossoms....

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  5. It sounds like things are going well for you, and Spring has finally sprung too :-)

  6. The Board would be crazy not to make some concessions on your contract and schedule: they know a good thing when they see it! Keep up the good work.

    I have some Minnesota wild rice but don't have a clue how to use it. Mind sharing your soup recipe?

  7. Good work is rewarded. I am glad you got some perks you didn't have last year.

  8. Glad to hear about all the good parts of your contract. :o)
    Have a great week! :o)

  9. It seems to me that the board would want to keep you happy!
    Happy spring!

  10. Even though it was a mild winter, blossoms and any kind of green in the spring is always so welcome.

  11. I'm glad they voted you a raise. Hoping the things you dislike dissipate. Good luck working with Far Guy!!!

  12. That is not lazy cooking - - - it is intelligent cooking. We do it a lot - - - keep it in Tupperware a couple of days so we don't eat it immediately again the next night. Wow - - your winter went by quickly. I pray you have kept out your wool socks and Cuddle-duds to wear until the building warms up.

  13. Congrats on the contract. Sounds as if you have some good help too in the form of Far Guy. Will Chance be able to come along then too?

    1. Hi ladyfi, Chance will be keeping the home fires burning! :)

  14. I baked up a bunch of our leftover butternut squash and it is in the freezer ready to be eaten. I had to force myself to get it done while they were still in good shape. It is free food sort of even though I paid for the seed. It just wasn't a good winter for us to do that so we did it in the spring. I am anxious to see if they will put me on contract this year rather than on a verbal contract. I am glad you got a new one with more money. I know you are working harder than the salary you are getting paid, that's what we do.

  15. So, you got FarGuy in the contract as well--LOL! He will be a lot of help (already has been) and should be paid, too. :)

    I'm glad it is doable. You'll have even more clout next year in negotiations. ;)

    Spring blossoms! About time, eh? Spring seemed to come so early, but then it retreated for a bit. Seems more on schedule now. Happy Monday!

  16. Congratulations on your most well deserved raise sweetie...and a contract too.

    Lovin' your Spring blossoms! Great pics sweetie!

    God bless ya!!!

  17. ....and we've barely got a tinge of green here. Not fair at all.


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