Friday, February 5, 2016

Gray Days...

Who else is longing for spring? 

Watching for robins?

And dreaming of beautiful
springtime colors?

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Love You! Love You More! Love You Most!

I Love You!
I Love You More! I Love You Most!

 Sweet words to be spoken between
parents and children.
Did this with my daughters and
now with the grandlittles.

 Also a wonderful sentiment for your Valentine
or to be displayed at a Wedding.


 Saying is on a painted worn finish sign
measuring 12x16 inches.
Lettering has been hand painted and distressed
just a bit for a worn, vintage look.

 Perfect for the nursery or kids room.

Ready Made Signs to ship in 3-5 days of purchase.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Good Things...

It's almost like spring outside this morning
...except for the piles of snow
still hanging around.

 Weather reports are calling for
warmer weather most of the week.
This is a good thing. glad the Garth Brooks
concert was rescheduled
and not cancelled.
An amazing show and I will be singing
Shameless and
Unanswered Prayers all day.
(that will be good for me,
maybe not so much for Lou as
I can't carry a tune in a bucket.)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Who says???

Thought for this morning...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

2 Dogs, 2 Children, 3 Adults and 29 Inches


The past few days have been crazy days. 
Our daughter, kiddos and Dre the Dachshund
have been staying here at the old homestead
because of "Jonas".
(When did they start naming winter storms?)  
Knowing the storm was heading our way,
daughter Holly decided it would probably a smart
thing for the family to stay here with us,
as her little cottage home is at the end of a
dead end street that is always the last to be plowed.
Also, with the high winds being predicted,
she was concerned about losing power.
That would mean no heat, no lights
and no water as she has a well.
Our house has 2 fireplaces and a gas stove
so we would at least have heat
and a stove to cook on. 

The daughter, children and dog
arrived Friday afternoon.
I had thrown ingredients for
beef stew into the crockpot for dinner
Daughter Meagan, son by love Erik and
newest grandbaby Dumplin'
who live a stone's throw from our front door,
also joined us for stew and biscuits.

Being snowed in with the grandlittles
was fun and loud and tiring. 
30 minutes to get dressed to go out in
the snow with layers of "keep them warm clothes"
and boots for 20 minutes of playing in
the 29 inches of white stuff.

 Finding things to keep the children occupied was
easy thanks to their Mom who brought
games and art projects to do.

 Candy Land 

Design your own night lights. 

Snow painting with food coloring.

And again, out in the snow...

Holly was finally able to head home today.
As it turned out, her street was actually plowed
yesterday.  Our road wasn't cleared
until this morning.

A hush has fallen over the house.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Lucy and I agree....

that we are not looking forward
to the blizzard tomorrow and Saturday.
Lou and I have been watching the weather reports all week.
Normally a storm with lots of snow isn't a horrible thing. 
The kitchen is usually stocked with enough for a week.
We have enough bread, milk and toilet paper.
It's a good time to watch old movies
and make beef stew.

However, we have tickets to see
Garth Brooks and Tricia Yearwood
this weekend.  We rarely go to concerts,
but had been to a Garth show near DC 
about 18 years ago. 
Always thought we would like to see him live again
but he hasn't toured for years.


We actually heard about Garth coming
to Baltimore as we sat in the waiting room
at the hospital the morning our
newest grandbaby arrived. 
I had just texted my aunt and uncle about
the Dumplin's arrival, saw the information about
the concert on the tv in the waiting room,
and texted them again to see if they
would like to go with us.  

So the morning the tickets went on sale,
I was able to get 4 tickets,
after many tries to log into TicketMaster
and having it crash.
We've been waiting to hear if the concert would be
postponed or cancelled due to the weather.
The decision was made this afternoon
(after the Governor declared a state of emergency)
that the two shows scheduled for
this weekend have been rescheduled
for next Sunday.

Hopefully the 2 feet of snow that
will be dropping on us this weekend
will be gone by next weekend.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

For the Gold...

Last week I purchased a new thistle feeder
for the goldfinches.

 The other one had been around for years.
During one of the crazy, windy storms that have
passed through our little corner,
the plastic lid broke and blew away...
never to be seen again.

This new feeder has a metal lid and base
and it's easier to fill.

The birdies seem to like it...