Hanging Pictures

Natasha and I were held hostage in the apartment this past weekend.

Wisconsin had an April blizzard that left around 21″ of wet, heavy snow in Appleton, under which was water and ice.

Tons of white winter fun!

So, we spent the weekend cooking, baking, watching TV, surfing the internet, sewing, playing with the cats, laying around, etc. Natasha braved the awful weather on Saturday to follow her daughter’s car and make sure she made it home safe. Natasha is such a good mom, or “sheepdog” as she calls herself.

Saturday night, when all of the other nonsense was done, the couch called to us and we settled in for a movie. Our choice was “The Greatest Showman,” a musical that told the story of P.T. Barnum and company. We weren’t sure that a circus musical would entertain us, but how can you go wrong with Hugh Jackman? I mean, Hugh Jackman!

When the movie was over, we headed off to bed. I was in my bathroom when I heard pound-pound-pounding from Natasha’s bedroom.


I poked my head out the bedroom door and asked,

“Are you hanging pictures?”

Natasha responded, “Ha! No, I’m (blah, blah, blah).” (I didn’t understand what she said.)

“What? You’re doing the dishes?”

“No, I’m trying to get my window open.”

Natasha sleeps with her window cracked open during the cold weather, but the snow and ice from the blizzard had made it hard to push the window open by hand. She used a hammer to give it a nudge.

Creative use of a heavy object…

This, too, shall pass, the winter-like weather. The polar vortex plunge will head back toward the north pole, the snow will melt (slowly, we hope), the land will return to real spring and warmer temperatures, and Natasha will stop hanging pictures in her pajamas.

This post has not been brought to you by snow and a hammer. It has also been brought to you by Linda G. Hill’s “One-Liner Wednesday.” All you need to play along every week is an awesome one-liner and follow a few rules. Birds on a wire are not required, but make sure you link back today’s post to HERE so the rest of us #1linerweds peeps can read it.

21 responses to Hanging Pictures

  1. dweezer19 says:

    😳I’m sorry. I stalled at Hugh Jackman and was nearly lost….then I got to “she sleeps with her window open during cold weather….” and I can’t move forward. 😱I hope you get a thaw soon, but it sounds like a great girls weekend adventure!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Hugh Jackman *sigh*

      I could use another adventure weekend without the snow and cold, but they’re predicting a chance for more white stuff today. Surreal……

  2. Dan Antion says:

    I hope there’s no more white stuff in your future. The combination of a hammer and a window just doesn’t sound like a good idea, but I get it – girl on a mission. I might like a little fresh air, but the scent of the great outdoors would bring the two curious kitty sisters to the shelf and very little sleep would follow. Forgive me (both of you) for having to google Hugh Jackman.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      You had to Google Hugh Jackman? *gasp*
      Oh, I suppose, you’re a guy and why would you care?
      Another 1-3″ of the white stuff is predicted for later today. I feel like I’m in a bad Star Trek episode and can’t get out of a rip in the space-time continuum.
      I’ve been cracking my window open…just a little…because I’m tired of being closed in. That’s the other bad Star Trek episode – Ensign Mary develops a case of Klingon cabin fever. Death to winter!

      • Dan Antion says:

        Ooooh, watch out. Give yourself a higher rank so that we don’t see you beaming down as the only redshirt in the landing party.

        We’ve been walking for coffee in the morning at work – lightweight winter jacket and gloves. Earmuffs or a hat would have been nice today, but I’m not giving in that far.

        Please don’t let winter be a causality loop where we don’t break out until late October 😦

      • bikerchick57 says:

        I have to believe the worst of this unusual spring is almost over and I can finally put away my heavy winter coat. One of my co-workers was telling me that the birds have been hard hit because they normally are pecking at grass and ground this time of year. Might have to go buy some bird food…

      • Dan Antion says:

        We have been tossing our way more food than we normally would at this time. And the poor mom-squirrels are just begging for peanuts.

  3. Joanne Sisco says:

    This weather situation is now in the absurd category … but it sounds like you had a great weekend … for a January.
    Please, please, please, let this be the end of the snow and cold until, say, December.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Absurd is a good word for all of the huge snow piles. It’s so freaky to see them in April, but we haven’t had this kind of April snow in 100 years. Let’s hope it’s another 100 before it happens again. I could go for an El Nino winter next season. Little snow and unseasonable warmth. Yeah, nothing until a week before Christmas because we do need snow for Christmas.

  4. Shelley says:

    At least the snow is melting fast at this time of the year! We will see green soon!

  5. John Holton says:

    I’ve been to Appleton. Nice town even when it snows. There used to be a White Sox farm club there, the Foxes. Are they still there?

    • bikerchick57 says:

      In a manner of speaking, yes. The foxes are now the Appleton Timber Rattlers. They built a new stadium just off the highway and have all sorts of events there during the year. The Packers also have a charity football game there every year.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Correction John. They are the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and they are now affiliated with the Milwaukee Brewers.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      It’s okay. We start a warm-up tomorrow. As soon as everything melts, I can think about walking and biking the trails. 😀

  6. joey says:

    Mr Jackman is quite a treat for the eyes.
    I enjoy a cracked window even when it’s cold, too. I would not take a hammer to a window frame though, as I am clumsy and have stupid hands. I would end up with far more than a crack! 😉
    I’m glad y’all had a nice weekend. Been a long time since I had a girls’ night!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      It’s time for you to schedule a girls’ night. I bet you could encourage a few of your girlfriends to participate…just offer wine and laughs for everyone!

      • joey says:

        It happens a couple of times a year when people come here or I go there. We all live hours from one another.

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