December 21, 2009
December 19, 2009
December 11, 2009
There were 8 puppies in the litter. They kept this little girl for their youngest son. Boy is she a cutie!!
Can you tell that Casey is relaxed?? A morning nap in 2 degrees. Poor Freeway on the other hand gets cold and picks her feet up if she's out too long!
There goes Tracy after Freeway (not shown to the left of the picture) Freeway's not too sure about Tracy, as the pup always wants to kiss her face, and jump all over her. Freeway shows teeth..."Grr..get away kid, I'm busy!" And Tracy does...for a minute. Just like a puppy with an attention span of a gnat!
All of our doggy's wait patiently for the mailman, the trash man, and the UPS guy, each of which carries a big bag of cookies in their vehicles! It's pure joy when a delivery truck starts up the hill!! There is dancing in the street!! AND they follow the trucks from house to house!! It's a SMORGASBORD!!
That's why I love dogs....
December 10, 2009
Hi Hi!!! Well, I have internet service now!! It's been intermittent since the storm. Holy Moses it has been quite a few days here. Hubby was coming up the hill to our home, and got his work truck stuck on the cliff side of the road. Whew!! Thank the Lord he didn't go over! Then, he walked the rest of the way up (in a blizzard, a whiteout) and got in the skid steer to retrieve the truck, and the skid steer got stuck in the 3 feet of snow in the driveway. So we dug out the skid steer and got it going! I shoveled and Mikey plowed. Two hours later we got the driveway cleaned. My wonderful husband was able to plow the snow away from the work truck and drive it home...then he walked back for the skid steer. He ended up cleaning the whole road, just so he could get out in the morning! The highway that our road is off of, was closed, and because of the whiteout, they weren't running the snow plows. It was a mess!! Truly as mess! I've been in the Midwest now for 13 years and I've never seen anything like it!! Madness!! I took a few pictures of the front and back yards, although it is difficult to see how tall the snow is. We had 4ft. drifts in the driveway... My neighbor's doggies are running towards me, so maybe you can get the perspective. Big Snow!! Also, Here's the wreath, it's not a good picture, but since the internet was back up I thought I'd hurry and post. So quickly quickly I am taking pictures and typing!!! Gotta go before I lose it!! Hugs everyone, I'll be back to visit all of your blogs when I can get service!!!! Whoo Hoo! Get out the sled!!! Blessings~
December 7, 2009
Snow covered hay bales
Well friends...it's coming! The first big snow of the year! The weather station is calling for 7" to 12" of snow...Wow! One weekend when we lived in Illinois, we had 26" of snow!! So...I'm thinking that we can handle this...We got just a skiff last night 1 or 2 inches..it's so pretty! I welcome the winter with the first snowfall...Not bad for a California girl!!!
December 3, 2009
Deep Purple Ice
A Lovely Pair of Ice Skates!
Side View of Skates
Tea Strainer Green & Gold
Lime Green with Rhinestones
Here are a few more ornies that were made by my lovely and talented mom! What amazing detail, patience, and a keen eye for design. Just think of the time it took to perfect each one of these "pretties." Of all of the wonderful traits I inherited from mom--patience like this, is not one of them. They are, every one, a treasure!
December 2, 2009
This tree was huge! (well, it was really big!)
Yesterday, my sweet partner and I chopped an old Oak tree down for our neighbor, we kiddingly call him the professor. (as in Gilligans Island??) The professor has a garage full of inventions, most of which are not Exactly in working order....nonetheless, a great idea~ It's so fun to look at his things that he has put together with old parts of something else, a little glue, and alot of FREE time! You see, the professor is retired...
the afternoon on this tree. BUT...we got it done~ He'll have lots of firewood this year. My husband was raised a mountain man and has been cutting trees for years and years. I, on the other hand am relatively new to this outdoorsy working girl life. But it's wonderful..I am blessed.
December 1, 2009
November 29, 2009
November 28, 2009
Just in Case!
Ready to Roll!
I patiently explain to my ever-lovin' that there is more "toilet paper in this house than we would need in a year!" Yes yes, he knows all about that. But the SUPPLY closet is empty!! Uh yes...the supply closet.....
The good thing is that he tells me these things...the bad thing is that he tells me these things.
November 27, 2009
I look forward each year to decorating for Christmas, and I love the holiday feel in my home. I welcome each item as it is removed from the box, where its been carefully stored over the year. Every piece holds a sweet memory of a time, a place and a person. I delight in the memories of people and places that have colored my life with the Spirit of Christmas. I have decided to share some of those memories and people in a few posts during this holiday season.
November 26, 2009
November 25, 2009
November 24, 2009
And from my heart I thank you for taking your time to help! I will post the finished product soon.
Now onto breakfast...this is what I had..yes, pumpkin pie and whipped cream for breakfast! Who does this?? If I were NOT on a DIET, I would NOT be having pumpkin pie and whipped cream for breakfast!! It's a Crazy mind game I tell you! But (I told myself) it IS a VEGETABLE!! Geesh!! I think I'm losing it!!!