Tuesday, January 31, 2012

60 Degrees? January In Indiana????

Well the pool isn't open yet. But 60 degrees is crazy in Winter, here in Indiana. I hope we don't have to pay for all this wonderful weather, come February.  I am wishing all of you a great warm day to get out and walk. I spent part of my day in the dentist chair. But I am doing nicely now.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Do You Ever Miss A House ????

This is the house I lived in , when we lived in town. It's were I raised my daughters. It is 2 blocks from my mother's house. It was my home. I miss living there. This picture of it, makes the house seem so small. It has 3 bedrooms, utility room, living , dining, kitchen ,one and a half baths.. I miss the bathroom too.It's the biggest ever. :):)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Traces Of Christmas....

Look there's still a wreath on the bench. We had snow Friday night, late. It melted again yesterday,but the wind was strong and the air was brrrrr cold. Hope all of you have a beautiful Sunday. 52 days till Spring !!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Sun Did Shine.....

The sun came out and melted the birdbaths. Although it may have been too cold for any bathing. I didn't see any birds wanting to get in there. Seeing the sun made me feel so much better today. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


These boys are in the garage. You just can't keep snowmen in the house. As you can see , they are hanging with a scarecrow fellow.  I made these last summer and had them in a garage sale... not too many sold. I will have another sale this spring. We are getting rain. I sure hope it melts all the snow. Shhh, don't tell the boys.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Some Of Ted's Christmas Gifts.....

The salt and pepper grinders where what Ted made this year for gifts.I always get the first one (prototype) . He makes 12 of everything. The cutting board was last year ,and the serving tray two years ago. We usually work together on these gifts. I will draw up a design, he makes them, then I help stain them. We both  pay for the materials. This year was the most expensive year. Actually this year, I didn't get to do any of the work.  Some of you commented on woodworking, so I thought you might like seeing some of Ted's handy work. He does take pride in his work.

Monday, January 23, 2012

How Much Wood....

Could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood. Well a lot !! This is Ted Bear in the shop. He's working on some hinged shelves for a T.V. cabinet. Teddy likes to putter, when he isn't swinging a putter on the golf course. I am proud of his talent at woodworking. I'll post some pictures of the Christmas gifts he made this year.  Hope you have a sweet teddy bear to hug.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Love This House...

This is one of my favorite houses in my home town. I didn't get pictures of the beautiful stained glass windows on the sides. You can see the lead glass doors. I will try to get better pictures next time I pass by here.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gee, I Need Some Prayers.....

Please don't laugh, but I need help. I wish I had one of those geek squad people next door. I have been trying to get the mess that blogger started, fixed. Yikes, I would love to see my original problem.:):) So far I have not taken a hammer to the computer....it may be a matter of time LOL. I loaded g.chrome...it's faster...but I can't find my list of favorites. I may have to totally wipeout and start over with a new computer.

Monday, January 16, 2012

For Those Who Stamp.....

Now here are some stamps !!! This art form is outside an  art museum, next door to the air and space museum. I can't remember the name right now. There was a display of Andy Warhol paintings, all along the round walls on the second floor....by the time I had seen all of them, I knew the true meaning of bored. Sorry if this would offend you. I like the soup cans:)  I do think this stamp thingy is so fitting for our Capital.
 p.s. In my previous post, my daughter says that is a sweet gum tree.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Tree People, Can You Help Me ?????

Please someone, tell me what kind of tree this is. It had little starry balls hanging from it and the branches look like the bark is pinched and twirlled around. Gee, I can't even discribe it very well.:):) I have never seen this tree with it's leaves. I never think about it in summer. It's at the Sisters of Saint Joseph Acadamy,in Tipton. Thank you, if you can help me.

Friday, January 13, 2012


Oh no, old man winter is back. I was sure getting into those nice pleasant days. I feel we have been  blessed, compared to last winter. The older I get the less I enjoy winter. Although it's a good time to think about flowers to plant in  spring. The offical Spring...is only 68 days from now. Hooray !! Sit inside if you can today, and  have a nice cappachino or tea. Whatever you do, stay warm.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

This Would Be A Nice Place To Stay.....

My sister Brenda , told me you could rent this place ,a day at a time. It's right at the back of the Sisters Of Saint Joseph Academy. I'll have to find out from my sister Jeanie. She works at the academy. It's a beautiful building. Two bedrooms, open living, dining, and kitchen. We found some dandilions in the lawn and it's January, wow.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Walk In The Park.......

My sister, Brenda and I walked in the park today. The golf course was open, it's across the creek from the park. . There's some new ducks in the creek. Someone has left a box of dog food there for the ducks. So Brenda threw some into the creek, those ducks cleaned it up too. I had to take a picture of this hugh sycamore tree, I just love it. Hope you enjoyed your day.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

She Stands With Her Torch.....

This year is the 125th anniversary, of the dedication of our beautiful statue of liberty. I just learned that myself, when I visited Pat's "Mille Fiori Favoriti " blogsite. Pat shows some really wonderful photos of New York and surrounding areas. But this is my own shot of the lady, as we cruised back into the harbor. I really want to go inside the and climb those stairs. Gee my bucket list is about a mile long. I better get to packing ,LOL.

Friday, January 6, 2012

From Happy To Sad.....

One evening I watched the sunset and it was beautiful. Then two days later, I see a truck stop down the road from our house, a man gets out and pours oil in the ditch. Why do people do such things? There are places that will take the oil. All the man would have had to do, is check into it. Lazy, I guess. This oil could easily get into our water table. That is sad, the man didn't care or think.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Morning Ritual.....

Since summer, this cardinal has looked in our windows. It makes the cat crazy:):) This cardinal flys to the window sill, then over to peck at his reflection in the door glass. I think that's why.Yes, he leaves a little poo for us.LOL Some times he walks along the picture window sill and looks in, so funny.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Sister Pammy....

This is my sister Pam. She and I took a nice long walk last week. So we went to Burger King for lunch. We decided no fries, small sandwich, means you can have a sundae.:):) believe me the walk helped us, not the sundae.:):) Pam and I worked 30 years at the same place. We would take turns driving. One of the attractions of retirement, no more driving in bad road conditions. Many white knuckle trips for both of us.LOL. We had many ,many long talks riding together all those years. We have been through some tough times together . I truly love her. I do miss our talks daily. Neither one of us misses the driving. Hope you have a sister you love and enjoy. I have 4 sisters and had 6 brothers, one has passed though. Growing up we really didn't have much, but we had each other. :):)