Christmas Cookies in February…

My hubby was getting his tax stuff together and low and behold he found these…..

random christmas cookies

Don’t ask me where they were or how they got there, I just know I found them waiting for me on the kitchen counter…sorta like a long lost cousin that you haven’t seen for 15 years and quite honestly forgot that you had. Lol 🙂

Back at Christmas time our little Homeschool Group had a Christmas party and one of my friends made these little cookies. She said she made them from cornflakes, red hots, white chocolate, and food coloring…I’m pretty sure that was the recipe-ish…of course, this is sad…now that I’m typing this I’m not sure if these were from Homeschool Group or our Writers Up All Night Christmas Extravaganza….Hmmmm. 😀
Yup, the memory is the first to go people, the memory is the first to go. Lol 😉

Well anyhoo, boy was I surprised when these little guys popped up from 2 months ago and in pristine condition! 😮
I think they are just the cutest little things.  They look just like tiny little wreaths.

I tried to convince the hubby that they would make totes adorbs Christmas Ornaments….he said no.
I said that we could even spray them with clear coat if he wanted to…again with the no.

But I took a pic for posterity. 😀
Maybe I’ll just cut out the pics and hang them on the tree…That’s a joke, I wouldn’t Actually do that……….Well, maybe I would. Hmmmmm, again. Lol

I guess happiness can come wrapped in tiny sandwich bag packages. 😀
Yes…still easily amused over here. Lol 😉

The Bluemoon Thinker 🙂

P.S.- Any surprises pop up in your life this week? Random Christmas cookies, a great-great-great Uncle Ralph twice removed on your mother’s side, that receipt that you lost, but needed for the item you bought and absolutely hated and wanted to return to the store?
Leave me a line or 2 in the box.

Happy Surprise Christmas Cookie Appreciation Day! 😀


S-noooo-w more snow…

More Snow

More Snow….Again.
Another bit of snow is sprinkling down from the heavens today.

I do like snow, but I’m Really excited for Spring. I started drawing up ideas for planters… I can’t have a garden or plant anything in the ground at our current residence, but I Can have Planters!! 😀 Yay!

But, the snow isn’t helping with my cheery springy type thoughts. :/
I guess snow will help with water come summer, buuuuut… *sigh*
I still wish that it was spring.

At least I got some coolio pictures. That’s something. 😀
I miss our forest though, I got the Beeeest pictures Ever when we lived there. *sigh* again.  Thank goodness for our awesome barn. 🙂

Oh, well. I’m off to draw up some more happy little flowery planter ideas. XD

The Bluemoon Thinker 🙂

P.S.- Anyone else havin’ springy-time type thoughts? Leave a comment or 2 in the box.

Happy Spring Thinking! 😀

Another Random Day in the Life of Me…

Well I did my good renter deed of the day. 🙂
The hubby and I have an agreement that we try our best to treat the rentals that we live in like we would want them to be treated if we were renting them. We aren’t Always perfect, but we try our best.

So, in light of the Snow-tastrophe of 2016, we needed to make sure that our downspouts are cleared so that the water can drain properly.
This sounds like no problem, but the snow is up to my thighs and I’m short anyhoo, so it’s a challenge to trek around in the ocean of white stuff outside.

Here’s me prepping to go out… I decided I would borrow Randomkid oldest’s muck boots…they’re just a teensy bit too big. 😉

muck snow boots

But, my feet didn’t get wet and they go practically up to my knees, so I didn’t get soaking wet.
Thank you Walmart muck boots…who knew you would be so practical. 😀

Dripping downspout

There you go. Looks clear and free flowing to me….well, drippy at least. Lol

Our borough is also asking residents to clear their storm drains in preparation for rain next week and of course melt off, but that’s not gonna happen for us anytime soon. No amount of shoveling is going to help, because our storm drain is somewhere under all that…

Snow pile

I’m pretty sure in the general area under the red arrow…I think. Lol

Well, there you have it. Just another day in the life of me.
Random is as Random does, I suppose. 🙂

The Bluemoon Thinker 🙂

P.S.- How’s cleanup going for those of you out there in internet land who were affected by the Snow-tastrophe of 2016? Drop me a line in the box.

Happy Snowtastical Landscaping! 😀

The Great Snow-tastrophe of 2016

Snow much Snow!!

Wowsers! We definitely got hit with some serious snowage.

I got some crazy pictures of the Blizzardage.

11 am Saturday-


4pm Saturday-


That is soooome snow!

Because I was stuck inside…obviously… I ended up doing some studying for one of the book series I’m writing.
…More on that in another post…

Aaaaand I finally figured out the type of medium I want to use for my illustrations. Yay!!! Course, there’s only one prob, I actually haven’t used any of the art mediums I want to use.  So now I just have to figure out if I can do it. Lol

I also decided it was high time to pick up the previously mentioned book series, finish my edits, and send it off to my wonderful editor friend who helps me with my grammatical challenges….I have a lot of those.  :/
She probably cringes every time she reads any of my blogs…..Sorry Wooly Gal, I’m really Not trying to make you go nutsy cuckoo.  😮  🙂

I also spent time Attempting… of course every time I sat down, I was pulled away to do something else…to write some blog posts for next week. I really want to try and do one blog post Mon-Fri for my Thoughts and Stories blogs….we’ll see how long I can keep the pace up and not go cray.  😀

As per usual, I also did a ton of boring stuff like cooking, dishes, laundry, and cleaning. Bleh!!

But, all in all it was a nice and relaxing weekend. Thank you Snow-partay of 2016 you rocked! 😀

The Bluemoon Thinker 🙂

For those of you in internet land who were trapped by the Snow-tastrophe of 2016, what did you do while you were shut in and cut off from the world?
Leave a comment or two in the box.

Happy Dig Out Monday!! 😀

Shovels, Shovels, Everywhere…Not!


Okay, so we are preparing for snowmageddon here in Pa or so everyone says. Ve shall Zee vat happenz… Lol

But either way, our snow shovels have seen better days, like they needed to be taken out back and put out of their misery a loooong time ago. Literally, our one shovel we got back in the snowmageddon of ’96. We had to walk thru the 5 foot snow drifts to a general store in our town to buy a shovel cause we didn’t own any. So, I am making the Extremely hard decision that it is Finally time to put our old shovel down the garbage hole.

We had a small service for the shovel and drove off to Walmart. We walked through the doors and were immediately inundated with all things snow related. Sidewalk salt? They had it by the bucketful. Hats, gloves, scarfs? There was a bin that covered that. Ice scrapers, windshield wiper fluid? Pallets full.

Of course there had to be a Ton of shovels riiiiiiight? Wrong.

No shovels. Anywhere.

I asked a sales associate if they could point me in the direction of the shovels. She pointed me to lawn and garden, explaining that if there were any left they were outside to the right as soon as you get through the door. But she warned me that the last time she checked there were only 2 left. What????

So, we turned the corner and low and behold there were NO shovels left!!!! Ok, I take that back, there Were 2.

There hanging in their spot were 2 tiny kids shovels. Yup, that’s just what I need to shovel out from Snowmageddon!! Riiiiiight! Not!

So, here I sit without a shovel.

A shovel, a shovel, my kingdom for a shovel!

The BluemoonThinker 🙂

P.S.- Update on the shovel sitch: I found a shovel at Kmart. They had a bazillion shovels!! They cost an arm and a leg, but now at least I can shovel our driveway with my incredibly expensive Shovel of Awesomeness!!!
Are ya’ll ready for the impending snow? Drop me a line or two as usual in the box.

Another Weird Weather Post…


I was scrolling thru my photos this AM and discovered this beauty that I had forgotten about. We had a traumatic case of Fog-itis hit our town a couple of weeks ago. I forgot to post about it, so I’m postin now. Lol

Literally the fog was so thick that you could only see about a foot or two in front of you clearly. It was nutsy cuckoo. We do Not get fog like this around here, we don’t live on the lochs in Scotland….Scooby-Doo reference. 😉

This was Pea Soup Fog, this view is from the sidewalk on our cul de sac. All you could see were hazy shapes and dim lights.

The Randomkids were going to a library event that evening. Let’s just say this chicken of the foggie sea turned around after about two blocks and four close calls with parked cars and moving ones too.

I just got an email from a friend that we are now expecting 8-10″ of snow by the weekend.
Gotta love this awesome weather folks. 🙂

Hmmmm, maybe I should just move to Florida…only have to watch out for hurricanes, stingrays, alligators, escaped jungle snakes, and large cockroaches.
Well, that’s a Nopefish. Guess I’ll just enjoy the Wheel of Ridiculous Weather. Spin, spin, spin! Lol

The Bluemoon Thinker 🙂
P.S.- Crazy weather got you baffled? Drop me a line or two in the comment box.
Happy Wheel of Weather. Spin, spin, spin. 😀

Could it be??

is that snow

Just needed to post this for posterity, because I know it will be gone within a few hours and be but a distant memory.

Like my hubby said, “Yup, and we’ll be wearin shorts again by next week.” LOL

May you have a wintry winter. 😀


The Bluemoon Thinker 🙂

P.S.- Anyone else have any proof of wintry weather this winter?  Drop me a line or pic in the comment box. 😀

Oh the weather outside is wackadoo…


It is January here in Pennsylvania, January the 10th to be exact.

So, when I look out the window I should see, oh I don’t know, snow maybe? At least some frost? How about ice…anywhere?? The weather around here has been extremely weird.

Normally here in the Northeast January means cold temps, frozen ground, snow, winter coats, scarves, and gloves or just generally bundled up tight and snug under a blanket with cocoa and Netflix binge-watching.

But instead? The hubby had to Mow last week, it rained so hard today that the yard is a boggy wasteland, we had a thunderstorm warning last night with a warning for dangerous cloud to ground lightning, we even had a brilliant rainbow today…
The weather is just Wack!!

I am walking around my house in a tank top and shorts sipping lemonade and eating frozen yo-go pops. What is winter coming too?

My hubby entered the house proclaiming, “It’s becoming another beautiful fall January day.”
Uhhhhhhhh, no.


The Blue Moon Thinker 🙂

It’s the Most Wonderful Time for Senior Pics…


I’m starting a new challenge for myself.  My Randomkid the First is graduating this year.

It’s a year full of firsts actually, driving for the first time, working with dad for the first time, and getting senior pics for the first time.

Most people would hire a photographer to do their kiddos pics so that 10 years in the future their grateful progeny won’t come back to them complaining about how the light wasn’t right, or how could you let me wear that jacket, or what was the aperture setting on your El Cheapo point and click again?

But of course, I’m Not most people.  I enjoy a challenge.  😀

So, in order to give myself a Wide spread for mistakes, I decided to take pictures of Randomkid the First in each Season.  We got fall down by the skin of our teeth.

I willed a few of the leaves to stay on the trees so that we could have time to go take some pics and they did.

But the Winter portion of the pic taking is giving me some trouble.  We have just passed the 1st of January and there still is not even a single flake of snow anywhere on the ground.  We haven’t even had a hard frost so that we could go out and Pretend it snowed.  I guess I could get some snow trucked in like they do at ski resorts…no, that’s just crazy talk.

I guess we’ll see what happens.  Worse comes to worse, I could just Photoshop some snow into the pic…..Of course that little trick would entail me actually purchasing Photoshop first.


It’s all good.


The Blue Moon Thinker 🙂

PS- Are there any other crazy parent Senior pic takers out there in internet land?  How did it go for you?  Any Pic knowledge you could drop on me?  If so, please leave me a line in the comment box.

In the meantime, I’ll be singing a song….

“Oh where, oh where, has all the snow gone.  Oh where, oh where, can it be?  Well Christmas is done and we’re speeding thru January, Oh where, oh where can it be.”

It’s Christmas Time!! Yay!!!

Christmas 2

It’s Official, the Christmas Season is upon us.  My Most favorite time of the year!!

The time of the year that I can celebrate with Youthful abandon and Not be looked at too strangely. 😀

I really enjoy Christmas, my house is already decorated and I love turning all the lights off in the house at night except for the Christmas lights. 😀
Drinking warm cocoa with Christmas songs playing in the background as I snuggle under warm blankets on my couch reading a thick book.

My kids still count down the days till Christmas Eve, although by most people’s standards they are too old.
Thankfully we don’t prescribe to Most people’s standards. ;D

My calendar is already filling up, but that’s okay, I love spending time with friends and family during the holidays.

We are focusing on Sharing and Caring this year. The Lord Cared enough for us that He Shared the most important gift with us, His Son Jesus. 😀 Praise the Lord!!

So this year, we are pulling our attention away from getting presents, and concentrating our time and energy on others. It’s gonna be a FUN holiday!!

What are your plans for the month?  I’m always up for new ideas?

The Blue Moon Thinker 🙂