Friday, November 16, 2012

~ ~ Many  Thanks ~~

As summer has sank into the west.
Now fall will join it soon.  Mornings are in the 20's.
Warming up some through the day, but not to that warm stage.

I so LOVE Christmas.  Not just because we celebrate the birth
of our Lord.  Not just for gift getting and giving.
It is like everything is fresh and renewed.  Most are in a special
frame of mind.

I believe I have been trying too hard to make it an
easy transition into the Holiday that I have
beaten, overlooked and made myself go a little 

Yesterday I told myself I needed to relax.
As Dr. Phil says....
How's that working for you?

Well......It wasn't.
So I am trying a new approach.   

What is it you say?
May I borrow it too?
I'm not sure what it will be.  I know it will deal with
a paper tablet and pencil. 
(so I can erase many changes.) 

Yesterday went really well and I got so much done
after work.  Started making a Christmas gift ...
And got it done.


This is a new new day.
One that the Lord has made.
I will rejoice in it.


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sunshine on my Shoulder

Today is a very SUNNY but COLD day.

I had no grands to watch today and yesterday.
So I thought.  My youngest daughter called and asked
if I could watch her 3 year old. (yesterday)  He had a fever and not feeling
well.  I said yes.  Even tho I had the day planed to do so many "ME" things. 
I was sad but I also love to help out with the little grands.
And beside....When I said Hi.. he started to cry.  Wanting
me to comfort him with cuddles and love. My heart went out to him.

When I picked him up he said
"Grandma I'm much better"
Me: Do you want me to take you to school?   
Him: No I want to go to your house.
And so off we went with him and his 2 chi dogs.
My Grand dogs.  One peed on me because she also
loves to go to Grandma's.

As the day went on he started feeling worse.
Fever rose and at the end of the evening I got 
thrown up on. 

Not the day I had planned.
But I made it. Now I'm listening to
my body to see if I get the flu.
I hope not.  I had a cold last weekend that kicked
me and I am still under the weather.

I think I'll enjoy some Sunshine, read a book and get
back to the cleaning later.

Keep in good health my Friends. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Cooler Day

I've been waiting all summer for these to bloom.
And now I can enjoy them. 
The "blue moon"  was such a delight.

 The summer burn ban has been lifter and our pit
fires have returned.

I even found some sap dripping out of one of our fur trees.

I would say fall is in full swing.  I have watched trees change colors in the past 2 weeks and now they are dropping their leaves.
Fall is moving along too quick.

Any guesses on what our winter will bring?
I have no idea at all.  The summer was so hot and lasted so long I'll just have to wait and see.  

Enough of the cold memories.

Go out and enjoy this beautiful
art from God.

Till next time.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Capture the Heron


I visit my mother at her apartment and we like to check out the pond to see what kind of water fowl might be visiting for the day. The one we like to see the most is the Blue Heron.

While it rests to the side of the bank we check it out first.
When it senses us near it will take that ever so slow walk away and hide.

The other day I was able to capture it before it left the pond.
Although it did see me and turned away, it took me 3 tries to get
some good pictures.  Hiding by the house to sneak a picture of a bird found me laughing to myself.

 Doesn't it look like he's looking at me and saying "Not Again"
                          This is my sneak attack standing by the house.

And at last he headed to the far side of the pond.  I felt it was time to let him rest till the next time I plan my attack.

Maybe a tripod will help to get a closer pic.  So hard to hold the camera still and hope to get a clear shot.

It was a good day to be birdwatching. 

Maybe I'll capture him dancing on the ice next time.

God Bless.

Monday, September 3, 2012

What a day.

I'm ready to get in my very soft and cozy bed.
It has been a relaxing Labor day in  our house.
Although I did go to work for a few this morning.

Today is trash day.  They pick up even CHRISTMAS.
Can you believe that?

I had one more bag to throw in before they came.  What's that  I hear?
The sound of the truck right outside.  I quickly throw on shorts over my nighgown
slip on a jacket and off I go.  Well Hubby didn't take it out last night so I
ran back up to the house to grab the can.  Pushed it into the street so he wouldn't
take off without seeing it.  All went well.  He picked it up and I grabbed  my can,
turned around and fell right smack in the street.  OUCH!

Not only did I feel dumb .....but it hurt. 

I came in and lick my scrapes and sobbed a few tears and went back to 
making my sleeping family fresh banana muffins.

After work I allowed myself a little nap.  Gaining energy for 

I hadn't done this for a long while so I had to brush up on the process.
I must say it went well except one jar lost a lid and made a small mess in 
the cooker.  Not too bad for the way the day started out.

I am feeling a little sore.  I don't want to know how I'm going to feel in the morning.

So off to bed and hope I can move after being still for a few hours.


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Fall is in the air


Last night my hubby called me outside to see a surprise plant growing in our compost.  
What can you see?

Do you see something that looks like rabbit ears?

After my Amaryllis didn't bloom last year my hubby
put it in the compost pile.  Yep stuck on top of all the dirt, coffee
grounds, egg shells and whatever else, it's growing.
So now the question is, will it grow inside or not?
Will it bloom or not?  Do I cut it back?  I'll have to 
ask my friend that has a nursery.

Growing anything in the garden this year was a task.  
With all the heat and lack of rain things just came to a standstill.
The darkest patch is a pumpkin growing.  We have a few and 
they are very small.  But if they grow our grand kids will
each have one this fall.

These guys are still very small, but with the help
of Gods rain, we will enjoy some color of fall. 

Go out and enjoy the blessings. 



Well we had our "Blue Moon" last night.  I did manage to take a few pictures.

I don't know why I'm up so early today.  I could go back to sleep.  I've got
tomatoes  to can today.  The first time in a long time I have had enough to can at 
the same time.  I can't pass this up.  I look over my shoulder and it's still dark.  But my mind
is calling
C O F F E E.


SEPTEMBER sounds so much a part of "summer is over".

I have this thing with my Hoosier body and mind.  When it is time for a season to change I
just fall into it.  If the weather isn't in that place I still feel the change of the season within.
I don't think I could manage to live in another State that didn't have the change of our 
4 seasons.  I love the change of each blessing it brings.  I've
seen 2 trees that have started to change colors.

~let it begin~