The Zarb Homestead

Living natural and healthy on a simple budget

Project 365: Week 4 and 5 February 4, 2013


Here are my pictures from Week 4 and Week 5 this year. I know, I know, I am late again, story of my life.

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Ladybugs, really?

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Ladies Night at Coal Creek Shooting Range

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Nothing like homemade bread

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Still working on getting more fruit in my diet

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Ice Storm Khan

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Making fresh rolls, yum

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Not too much snow this time.

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Hard to see, but that is Blackie Cat watching the bubbles screen saver

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Waking up to a snowy morning. Notice the claw marks in the screen? Never sleep with the window open when you own a husky.

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Finally, after 9 years I am a top rated seller. I just sell stuff I don’t use anymore I guess that is why it took so long 🙂

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Mr. Mal snuggling with a snuggie

 

Ice Storm Khan January 27, 2013


If you live in East Tennessee then you already know what I am talking about. They named her Khan and she was cold as ice. She coated East Tennessee with a thin layer of freezing rain all day on Friday. Everything shut down, the town of Knoxville was hardly in operation. No mail, no newspaper, nothing was moving and that included us. We stayed home, didn’t have a choice really, and had a lazy day. I wrote a blog, cleaned house, cooked, baked, etc while he played Call of Duty for hours. I started getting a small case of cabin fever by dinner time and really wanted to leave but didn’t for fear the roads would refreeze once the sun was down. Our pups weren’t too happy about Khan and had trouble getting around outside to do their business. They were ice skating on the porch and in the yard.The Yorkie had to be rescued because after multiple attempts to climb the back steps he just couldn’t and I had to go get him. It was nice to stay home for a change but I am ready for warmer Spring time weather to come fast.

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Thunder Snow in the South January 24, 2013


It went from 70 degrees and sunny to low 30’s and snowing in the matter of a few days, really. I live in South Knoxville and I have renamed it the Bermuda Triangle because once bad weather hits East Tennessee it destroys South Knoxville. On 1/13/13 I got stuck 4 times on the way home from work. I am not one to drive in the snow but I can and I do well in it but I just DO NOT like it. When I left work, I called my husband, who works is West Knoxville, wondering why he hasn’t called to check my safety and he said it wasn’t even snowing there, crazy. By this time we already had 3 inches of snow and it was still coming down hard. I told him to head home ASAP but it was already too late. Traffic was starting to back up and the interstate was not moving. It took him 3 hours to drive home, should have been 30 minutes on a normal day.

There really wasn’t a hurry home because we had lost power at 5:00 pm and did not get in back on until late the next night. It was freezing in the house, well not technically it was 47 when we awoke the next morning. We passed the time by playing some board games and trying  to stay warm. We had to pull out the ski gear to stay warm. I slept in my long underwear and a coat, it was a long night. The worse part of the past few days was that the saltwater tank got too cold and the 2 clown fish and some corals did not make it. I thought our star fish was also a goner but he defrosted once the tanks was up and running again. He however did lose one leg but it will grow back in time. The dogs did enjoy playing the snow and it was nice to see everything covered in white but I only like it if the power stays on.

They are calling for more snow and ice tonight, joy.

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Project 365: Week 40 October 8, 2012


Sorry, I am late yet again on my post for Project 365. I have been a busy little bee lately trying to get ready for our trip to the Bahamas this Friday!

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I forgot to get a picture on Monday but here is an extra from 2 weeks ago.

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Going to work early in the morning, I saw the Moon hanging out with its friend Jupiter. It is very small looks like a star but it is there.

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Been waiting forever for this movie to come out! We went and saw it opening night, so good!

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My first time trying to make my own smoothie.  It was really good!

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Homemade Banana Bread muffins, yummy!

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WE went and checked out the new Trader Joes in Knoxville. Here are a few of my goodies.

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Octoberrrrrr! It is cold out. Had to pull out the heater. I think Mr. Mal was happy about that.

 

Project 365: Week 48 September 23, 2012


 

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Week started off with a lot of rain!

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Battle wounds from trying to give a cat a pill.

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Date Night Sushi

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Mr. Mal had to get his teeth cleaned. This is him about an hour after waking up.

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Saw these guys at Wal-Mart, nope too freaking early!

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Went on the Tennessee Riverboat for their Deluxe Dinner Cruise

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Starting to feel like Fall!