Monday, January 10, 2011

The Best Laid Schemes O' Mice and Men....

Robert Burns' poem To a Mouse, 1786

But, Mousie, thou art no thy lane [you aren't alone]
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft a-gley, [often go awry]
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promised joy.

Well, we are in for another storm.  They aren't even talking totals..that's scary..

This is one of our many very tall Oaks. The last snow we had was a very gentle 2" that coated everything.                                        

                                                                   Fairy Land

I was going to do some food shopping today.  Because of this storm my younger sister, who works out here by us, and gets off at 11PM, might have to stay over night here Tuesday I wanted to have enough pet food, and snacks for us (good soup ingredients).

But my oldest son went to leave for work this morning, and his car wouldn't start.  He JUST got it back from the station!  He said, "oh well, I have good tires and brakes now, anyway...".

So I am carless.  I hope he can get it started by tomorrow, but I really had wanted to go shopping today before the stores got crazy...if I have to wait until tomorrow I might just wait until the end of the week!  (but I do like to be never know what's ahead..especially in the winter!  We (the humans) will be ok, and probably could be for a while, but it is the animals I am always mostly concerned with) It really sounded like the battery, so maybe it just needs to be charged...I hope...

So since plans changed, I will reverse everything and get ready for my sister today, and then do whatever I have to do tomorrow.  It is a good day for tea and scones...(saw that on another site) so after this hectic day, I will make the boys some scones tonight...

See you later,



  1. We are supposed to get hit tomorrow, but now it's only 1-3 inches. We will see!

    Hope the car gets fixed quickly. I'm off to the grocery now!

  2. what a yummy delicious blog you have :) and I love your snow photos!

  3. Krystal, they keep changing our they are up to 18". We'll see..sometimes they think big and it doesn't happen..sometimes they don't think big and it does..haha!
    Anyway..good for more day I will have to go into the park and take some pictures (I used to do that, but since my sons' are older I haven't been in the park that much lately..have to start again.) I need a better camera...but now that it's snowing I wish I have snow shoes! Haha!!

  4. Thanks Stephanie,

    I Love your site as well..

    I hope I can get some more pictures with the "big" snow we are supposed to get tonight...You would Love our park. We get as lot of birds and hawks too..and fox and smaller critters...
    Right next door to us..all bridle paths and wilderness. 627 acres...and we are next to that and it borders a town park that is not used at all. There is a big lake in it, which is the mouth of one of the rivers on LI..I have pictures of one spot in all 4 seasons, (someplace!) from a longtime ago...another life so to speak.