I had every intention of making it into work today, but "me vs the snow drifts" meant only one thingÂ - the snow drift WON.
My husband was up with me at 1:00 am to try and shovel me out of our alley. After an hour of shoveling the same drift over and over, he said it perfectly "we can't shovel our entire way to Hales Corners from Bay View."
True. So after a few phone calls with Kidd O'Shea (who's stranded at a hotel in New Berlin) and talks with the boss it was decided to stay home.
In theory a snow day would sound awesome, except it's 3:47 am and I can't go back to sleep (this is my usual awake time).
So it's time to put some coffee on, cuddle up with my dog (who's refusing to go outside and pee) and watch my TV friends report the news and weather.
BTW, this photo is outside our front door, yes you can only see parts of the hand rail down the steps due to the HUGE drift in front of me.
Now that the weather is getting nicer a battle has started up in our house - when do we turn off our heat.
I'm still cold, so I've kept the heat on at around 60 degrees. I've noticed my husband Aaron has been turning off the heat because he's "sweating"...so he claims.
It's not even officially SpringÂ and we might get snow this weekend - I say keep the heat on, at least for a little while. Am I nuts?
They Got To Me...
The two guys from A Great Big World stopped by the Mix studios to sing their hit, "Say Something" and it happened...I cried.
If you have not listened to the song yet...well...I suggest you do, but don't cry :( These guys are very nice and I wish them nothing but success!
I recently spent some time a La Reve...want to see what I enjoyed?
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12 News Contributor Kidd O'Shea stops by La Reve, 2012 A-List winner for the
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Create a Pest Management Calendar
Is your mailbox filling with next year's calendars? Put them to use managing pests in the garden.
No, I'm not talking about smashing insects with the rolled up calendar. Instead, use them to develop a pest-monitoring calendar for next year.
Take a few minutes to review this year's garden journal. Look for notes on any pest problems you encountered. Make a note to watch for these pests in next year's calendar. This helps with early detection; a key to successful control.
Consider adding notes about the weather and control measures you tried that were effective. Try using preventative eco-friendly measures like barriers and traps to prevent problems. Covering your cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower before the cabbageworm moths are active allows you to prevent damage.
Setting out shallow cans of stale beer will help you minimize feeding damage by slugs and snails during wet weather.
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