Monday, March 12, 2007

March 12 of 12

This snuck up on me this month - I guess because I'm working now ...




Here is my March 12 of 12. My pictures don't start until mid-afternoon; my camera battery was dead so I recharged it last night, but then couldn't find it this morning - so no work pics. But I've been having a lot of pain in my shoulder for the past few weeks, which for some reason was REALLY bad today, so I left work early and got a few pictures in.

Once I got home, I took a quick run to Safeway for food for dinner - boneless pork chops, asparagus (on sale!) and pasta:

It's spring (almost) in Seattle, it's been rainy, the back yard is muddy ... so there are muddy paw prints in the dining room (you can't see them too well in this picture - although you CAN see what looks like a spot where one of our beloved pets peed ... now who did that???):

Which leads to a picture of one of our smartest investments - The Bissell ProHeat 2X Carpet Cleaner:

Did you know that we have two cats? Most people don't ... Kasha is a "special needs" kitty who pretty much hides in the bathroom closet. But she made a welcome appearance here:

I went and bought TurboTax software (which is SO cool) yesterday to do my taxes - I've used this for years, it guides you through every type of income and deduction and checks for errors before you file electronically with the IRS, and lets you set up a direct deposit for your refund (or payment). I actually filed my return yesterday, but got confirmation today that it was accepted by the IRS and that my refund will be in my account on the 23rd! Yay! So here's a picture of the documents I had to get together:

I also bought a new iPod case - clear plastic with a brushed-metal face. It's really not scratched up like it looks here, that's some dust and a few scratches on the iPod (it's Scott's old one that he gave to me when he updated) - but the flash showed every imperfection:

To prove spring is coming - a planter on our front walk:

And crocus blooming at the base of a Japanese Maple by the front steps:

A Daphne starting to bloom by the side of the house - they are VERY fragrant, so they're below a window in the living room so that when it's warm enough to open the window, the scent wafts through:

Forsythia blooming in the back yard:

A not-so flattering picture of Yours Truly, as I'm going through my e-mail (I can't remember the last picture taken of me that I though was flattering ... ):

And finally, in the spirit of the "Green" theme for March, a close-up of the moss on our upper deck ... we're REALY hoping to rebuild the deck this year:

Happy March 12 of 12!






10 comments:

Shaney said...

I just love it when someone is willing to post up to date & with snapshots...Almost feels as though one is there at the time...Thanks for sharingyour 12 of 12...xoxox Kasha is still in the closet? My Sheekah is a proud Fag Kitty Hag!..Actually she seems almost drawn to gay men...lol

claudine said...

Hello fellow Northwestener... I love Daphne! It smells so good! my mom has 3 great danes and swears by that Bissell...

jo said...

You cut your beautiful hair??? When did that happen? I haven't been paying attention! That's what you get for giving me a closeup!

beth said...

What's sad is you're on the west coast, started late, and still got it up before mine! :P

Great pics though!!

CondoBlogger said...

Other than your shoulder, it looks and sounds like a great day in the NW!

Congrats on gettin the ol taxes done... isn't it a RELIEF!?

Very smart photo of you by the way, I wouldn't have known (save for Jo's comment) that your hair was different, but I think it looks great short!

Paul said...

You harbor a real zoo, don't you?

Joy T. said...

Great 12 of 12. Nice you look after a 'special needs' kitty. Kasha is beautiful. Since we're still sitting with about 3 feet of snow here in Edmonton, Alberta CANADA it's wonderful looking at some colorful flowers.

LSL said...

I always love your 12 of 12, and the pic is cute, cute, cute. Nice smirk :)

Matt said...

Jo, my hair's been quite short for a long time ... I don't think I had time to get it cut before the last time you saw me at my Dad's funeral, though. This past haircut a week ago IS a bit shorter than I usually get, but it been too long and I just wanted it gone! I need to get it cut/trimmed every two weeks to keep it looking decent.

CB, thanks for the compliment! I've thought of growing it out again, but that takes too much product - short hair is SO much easier ...

Dogeared said...

Kasha is pretty! And we've got daffodils blooming over here - signs Sring is on its way for us too!