Sunday, November 30, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Ever notice that some times when you start one thing you actually end up doing something different. LOL....or is that just me. This seems to be my new method.
I started cleaning the porch off yesterday. Taking the pumpkins and gourds behind the big maple tree for the squirrels to eat on this winter. Then I noticed all the tree trash in the yard, twigs ,sticks, etc. I started picking that up and putting it on our burn pile...we usually leave this all winter for the birds to hide in . Then it was back to the porch. Gathered up flowerpots and decorations and hauled them the shed. Came inside and cleaned off the mantle. Once I get all my decorations out, then I can start with my Christmas decorating.
Have a fun day. It's too be warmer here and some sunshine this morning. Oh yes !! XO
Friday, November 28, 2014
I hope all of you had something to be thankful for yesterday. Enjoy your weekend and be safe. XO
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
I want to tell all of you that I am thankful for my God, country, family and friends. I am so very thankful for my blog family too. XO
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Got some running done and more to do today. Oh my gosh the stores were packed yesterday. Makes me think, "I am so glad , I am not going out there on Friday. " If any of you do , please use caution. Even the parking lots can be risky, with cars pulling in and out of spots. You'll have to turn your head like an owl.
The wind here finally died down . Today is 20 degrees colder , so brrr. LOL. Stay warm. Boston Boy, snow heading for you....get your hat and gloves. Good wishes for all of you. XO
Monday, November 24, 2014
Getting things ready for this week. I have to throw together a couple crafts for my granddaughters , Emma and Savannah. I wanted them to help make the pine cone tree ornaments. I may pre-paint them and just let them glue on some sparkles and ribbons.
I am hoping my G.SIL comes to thanksgiving day dinner...I am going to beg that man to help me with my computer, to get it to load my pictures. He's a computer tech. The problem is they live so far that it's not convenient for me to drive there and back when he has time off work. I do not impose on the kids , because I know they are busy and have many things they have to do on their days off.
Well I better get busy here myself. Wishing you a great day. XO
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Then later it is still early enough that some can go to other relatives for a bit of supper/dinner. It makes a long day really. I have always been tired at the end of the day. But as soon as it's all over, I am a bit sad . I start looking forward to the next holiday get together. Which for us is Christmas.
I used to have chili supper, tree decorating, it's Angie birthday ...at the first week of December. As time as gone on, everyone changes the traditions a little. Our children start doing their own things, starting their own traditions. We can't take offence , we just let them grow, as we were allowed , by our own parents.
Wishing everyone a nice Sunday. XO
Saturday, November 22, 2014
The rain today will melt the snow drift in the front yard. I keep telling Ted we need a snow fence. The wind whips around the house and drifts the snow at the steps. It is getting to be a big pain to me. I can still shovel it....but hey who wants too. LOL.
Yesterday's shopping trip was a fun time. My granddaughter could not make it to go with her mother and I. Angie and I shopped for Christmas gifts. Got a couple really nice bargains. Well yes, I bought some things for myself. Cards, truffles, and 2 tops.....with long sleeves.
Hope all of you have a good day and get to have time with loved ones. XO
Friday, November 21, 2014
We are going to be doing a bit of Christmas shopping. Which may wear me out, we will see. LOL When I think about my old days of shopping, wow-wee. I used to go to the mall early everyday before I would go to work. That is how I used to shop. Spend hours and hundreds of dollars, to get things everyone needed or wanted. No more...it is cheaper and smarter to just give money. Doesn't mean I care less, just means I am saving my feet. :)
The sun is shining and it is to warm up...oh happy day. I will be with loved ones, I am blessed. Hoping all of you a great day. XO
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Take care everyone , stay safe and warm. XO
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Just thinking of Thanksgiving. Ten days till then. I remember when in school how exciting this time would feel. We would have that 4 day weekend , to celebrate. Good to see our family, friends, and neighbors. Then when I was working...it was still lots of fun to think about. Plus time off work !!
Each year now, I miss my parents. Any one was welcomed to their house to eat or visit. One of our old neighbors used to say, that corner where my parents lived, did not look right without 20 or more cars parked all over . Miss those days.
Wishing all of you a big warm hug today.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Today we have snow here. The wind whipped the snow all over. So it's slick and icy in spots. The sun is shining at this moment, hope it warms up enough to melt some of this snow. :):) There is more on the way from our local weatherman said .
Hope all of you are feeling well today. Be careful if you venture out. XO
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Hope all of you are planning a wonderful Sunday. Maybe with family or friends. Just be safe, you know lots of people have to retrain to drive in slick conditions. XO
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Yesterday's putting together of my sister's apartment went very well. Her kitchen is up and going. Many pictures hung. Curtains up. Books on their shelves. She will be finished this weekend. Thanks for all the kind wishes for her. I know your thoughts and prayers helped.
Less than two weeks till Thanksgiving. I better start thinking about that. LOL. Wishing all of you a great weekend. Be safe. XO
Friday, November 14, 2014
I will go help my sister more today. Got to get her settled . The sun is shining at this very moment and I am loving it.. I have been watching the weather maps and it is not looking good for much of this U.S. of A. Time for hats, coats and gloves. Maybe boots and snow shovels. Waaaa, the older I get the less I like winter.
Hopefully all of you are having a good day and a fun weekend. Be kind to someone if you get the chance. XO
Thursday, November 13, 2014
I said , "honey, I think you are showing signs of a heart attack." He said he wanted to go home and rest a bit, before we golfed. When we got home, from the bank, that's where we were when I noticed these things, I gave him two aspirins. Five minutes later he was saying his arm was hurting...so I drove him across town to the hospital.
Took him in the E.R. and said he was having a heart attack. They did an EKG and gave him clot busters. He was taken by ambulance to another hospital , for a heart catheterization. The Dr. found a 95 % blockage, and a couple of really small ones.
Ted had a stent put in, right then and there. He's been on heart meds since. Changed his eating habits. This is a man that had never been in the hospital since his birth. Was active and looked perfectly healthy. He did not have a heart attack because of the clot busters. But he goes to the heart doctor every year for tests.
The sun is coming up and it looks like it could be pretty today. It is also going to be cold. Stay warm. XO
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
My daughter will be having a tribute to vets in her 5th grade class. She has this every year now. She ask veterans to attend and say a little something to her class. Then the children will thank them. She has had this with her uncles and cousin as her guest vets. If the children in the class have a parent that's a vet or serving, they may ask their parents to attend this program.
Blessings to our vets and their families. XO
Monday, November 10, 2014
I was hoping to see Cindy Bee, the bee lady from hilltop farm. She's a bee keeper, crafter, knitter, you name, she can do it, type of girl. I met her 3 years ago at Horton's. If you like bees check out her blog.
Well it's classmate brunch day. I need to get ready to meet up with my friends. I missed the last one. We may not have them through the worse months of winter. So I want to be sure to make it today.
Good wishes for all of you today. I have sunshine, Hope you do. XO
Friday, November 7, 2014
I feel honored that Linda sent me one of the bookmarks her grandchildren made,with the sweetest note. It's good to have friends. To be loved.
Just going to add this, my sister got that apartment and will be moving in next week. She likes crafting, so I can see us spending more time together. Thanks to all of you for your kind words. You are some of the nicest people ever. Wishing you a wonderful Friday. XO
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
My sister is going today to see about her senior citizen apartment. Only older people can live there. Everything is taken care of by a maintenance crew. So she will not have to worry about anything. She will be a 1/2 block from a grocery, two blocks from the library, and 1 1/2 blocks from the P.O. This will be a the perfect place for her. Oh no stairs for her to climb either.
It's chilly but nice out. I am going out later today. Just to get some fresh air. Hope all of you can enjoy this day. XO
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Today we will be voting. Praying as I vote that people can keep their promises. To do better for mankind. Been seeing some dirty political ads, the past few days. Ready to scream. Those ads make me want to absolutely vote the opposite of what they are wanting.
Rainy today, gray and gloomy. But Teddy Bear is taking me to lunch. :):) What a man ! Hope you have a great day. XO
Monday, November 3, 2014
Hope you have a beautiful day. XO
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Our lawn is covered in fallen leaves. Too many to mulch, so there will be raking involved. All the little piles of leaves , here and there. We rake them into piles and pick them up and haul them to the neighbor's woods down the road. We hitch the trailer to the golf cart. You all know that golf cart is our "mule". It's been a blessing out here.
Yesterday, I drove to our park. Just wanted to be outside in the sun. See people. There was a young couple in the park getting photos taken...it appeared to be engagement photos. They looked so cute and pleased. I was happy for them. :):)
Today, I have nothing pressing to do but a load of laundry. It's in the washer right now. Hope all of you are having a wonderful Sunday. XO
Saturday, November 1, 2014
You know we talk about it , read about it, and see it on the weather reports, but we are still shocked when the snow and cold arrive. Brr.
Take a small Dixie cup, fill with saw dust and wood shavings, melt old candle wax or paraffin and add to the sawdust mixture. Add the wax till it's at the top of the sawdust mixture. That's it ! You may have a bit of money in cups, but you are using old bits of candles and sawdust. So cheap. These are the best fire starters going.
As you can see ,we have bought boxes of starters from the store before . We reuse these boxes to hold our starters. You just nestle a fire starter into your wood that you plan to burn. Light the cup edge. The wax makes it ignite quickly and the sawdust makes it burn long enough to start the wood burning. If you do these , please use common sense. The cup has to be in the fireplace when lighting. We assemble these in our shop.
Stay warm today. XO