Still Things To Do.

Cindy is having a little pain but is resting well.  She even helped me feed the zoo this morning.

Right now I have to make the chip dip and bake the scones for the memorial tomorrow.  I’m debating at least browning the meat for the sloppy joes also.

Well a few more decorations to show you.

This is the Nativity set Jim Murphy made me several years ago.

This is the Nativity set Jim Murphy made me several years ago.

This wreath is hanging on the front door.

This wreath is hanging on the front door.

The tree is up but not decorated yet.

The tree is up but not decorated yet.

Like every year ornaments I have made are hung on the cabinet knobs.

Like every year ornaments I have made are hung on the cabinet knobs.

It adds a little color to the kitchen.

It adds a little color to the kitchen.

The last set is below because it won’t squeeze in here.

 

 

It is worth the sore thumb from pushing in the pins

It is worth the sore thumb from pushing in the pins

On to the bathroom.

Always have something on the shelf to look at as you sit!

Always have to have something on the shelf to look at as you sit!

Well that is it for now because I have to get to the kitchen and get busy.

Coming Home

Cindy is coming home today and here are a few things she will see.

The tree on the kitchen counter

The tree on the kitchen counter

The figures on the microwave.

The figures on the microwave.

The flower in the window over the sink

The flower in the window over the sink

1/2 of the birds in the doorway

1/2 of the birds in the doorway

The other half of the birds in the doorway

The other half of the birds in the doorway

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This is the unlit front window for the dining area (not the greatest shot but you get the idea).

That about does the kitchen/dining area but there is more to come later.

Right now I have to get her bedding washed, feed the zoo, get dressed, take the trash to the cart, and wait until David picks her up.  I’m happy, happy, happy!

Who Was Debra!

Debra was my daughter-in-law for 26 years.  She loved gardening and for several years she worked on my berm for Mother’s day.  She kept the plants both inside and out of her home in lovely condition.  When I was getting ready to sell my house she spent time painting my stairway, cleaning and painting walls and every where it was needed.

But she was more that just that.

She was a member of our clown group.

She was a member of our clown group.

She participated in the Christmas parades.

She helped get others ready for the events

She helped get others ready for the events

 

She even got some of her friends to join in the celebrations too.

She made a tasty spinach salad, cookies for Christmas, and was a very good cook.

She was a loving wife and mother. She raised two children to be proud of.

Jasmine and Dakota

Jasmine and Dakota

She raised two children to be proud of Jasmine

The family while Dakota was in service

She was a creative person taking all kinds of objects and turning them in to works of art.  Her home was filled with things of an older age and she made them fit in gracefully.

She would help if you needed it no matter what it was. I will miss her greatly.  There is a vacant place in our family now that she is gone but we will remember her and the good things she represented.

 

 

Cindy

Daughter Cindy’s surgery went very well according to her doctor today.  David and I were both there during the procedure and spoke with her when she woke up.  David is returning this evening for a visit but I have to get things here under control so I won’t be going.

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If all goes well she will be home tomorrow or Thursday.

Keep resting Cindy I’ll see you soon. Love yah

What I Did

What I did today,

First I took Molly to the Vet’s.  He said she is much improved, needs no more medicine, just MiraLax (1/8th teaspoon) in her food every other day.  That was good news.

Next I came home and started searching the garage for my Nativity scene.

What a mess I made going through every container.

What a mess I made going through every container.

I decided to sweep up all the junk on the floor, put like things together, downsize the boxes/ containers, cut up all the cardboard on the tailgate of my truck and stuff it in a large garbage bag as I kept searching.

It took two sessions with a little lunch.

It took two sessions with a little lunch in between.

I also fed the Zoo while I was in the house during that time. But all my searching was in vain my Nativity scene isn’t out there. My next move is to go to the storage unit and search there maybe tomorrow.

When I came in for the evening I managed two tubs of laundry and am now about to do my washing.

I remembered when I went to the computer that I needed to change two ink cartridges so I clean out the file cabinet drawer at the same time.

I did find something in the garage to rig up a light for this.

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I painted this for Cindy a few years ago but never got around to lighting it.

This is our flag for right now but the wind was not co operating with me.

This is our flag for right now but the wind was not co operating with me.

Well it has been a busy day and I’m starting to drag my butt so I’ll close for now.

Getting Ready!

Thanksgiving is packed away and we have started unpacking Christmas.  With containers from two different homes it is proving to be a real challenge but we are getting a handle on it.

The first things to go In the front window

The first things to go In the front window

The fiber optic tree is fascinating  to watch and the snowman with his rumpled hat just seems to say you don’t have to be perfect to bring a smile!

Even the Dalmatian That sits in the window all year round is dressed to celebrate the coming holiday

Even the Dalmatian
That sits in the window all year round is dressed to celebrate the coming holiday

Even the clock says it is time to get started.

The clock says it is time to get started.

With Cindy’s surgery coming up we wanted to get some things under control early.  We will continue to work on this project over the next few days then I’ll have to finish up with her directions.

With all that is going on Lily found a safe place observe from.

Hey nobody checks the file drawer right!

Hey nobody checks the file drawer right!

I hope you are beginning to think about the next happy time.

 

 

 

Thanksgiving

Yesterday was a very special day around here. Cindy had her first family holiday dinner in our home.  Wes, Jasmine, and Dakota came to visit for a little while.  Lesley, Anne and Courtney were here.  In addition our friends Darlene and Michael came.  Friends and family on Thanksgiving is what it is all about.

Grand daughter Jasmine, Grandson Dakota, and son Wesley.

Grand daughter Jasmine, Grandson Dakota, and son Wesley.

Even during this most difficult time for them they took a while out to be with us and we were happy to share their visit.

Son Lesley

Son Lesley

Daughter -in-law  Anne (Les' wife)

Daughter -in-law Anne (Les’ wife)

The second family to be here along with their daughter Cortney. (Picture to follow.

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This is Courtney with friends Michael and Darlene.

Hostess is daughter Cindy

Hostess is daughter Cindy

And of course the co hostess ( little old me)

And of course the co- hostess ( little old me)

The dinner was the traditional turkey and dressing meal with pumpkin pie and cheese cake for dessert (of course piled high with Cool Whip). I must apologize because I forgot the Eggnog in the fridge, the pickles, the cheese cubes, and the olives but hey I’m old and bit feeble minded at times!!

I hope your Thanksgiving was as great as ours.

Hey I’m Working But Happy

I have Moody Blues on the Bose, my toes tapping. and my head nodding. What more could this old lady ask for?  It inspires me to strip beds, work on the glue that has been holding hooks on the side of the fridge for about twenty years, and finally get pictures of the front windows.

So windows first.  Please keep in mind I had to take them in daylight.

The dining room window

The dining room window

A lighted turkey in lower left corner with leaves, flowers and pumpkins around the edges.  The higher right pane has a lighted cornucopia with more leaves, flowers, and pumpkins.

The living room center pane

The living room center pane

It has a lighted pumpkin in the upper part of the window with Give Thanks on it.  Below that is another lighted turkey with leaves. flowers. and pumpkins surrounding both of them.

On the left side of the center pane is the left pane.

On the side of the center pane is the left pane.

This has a scarecrow, a give thanks sign, plus more flowers and leaves.

The right pane.

The right pane.

This one have another scarecrow, a turkey, a pumpkin, and more leaves.  It has been a lot of fun decorating this home since I only had cardboard images, a cornucopia with fake vegetables, and a turkey made by my grandson several years ago at my old house.

Also in the center sits the lazy turkey and two bobbing pilgrems.

Also in the center sits the lazy turkey and two bobbing pilgrims 

Well today no snow but yesterday we had this,

It ended in a little deeper and a very heavy wind.

It ended in a little deeper and a very heavy wind.

The Thanksgiving flag got quite a workout also.

Well I just checked the laundry the first load is ready  to be folded, the sheets are ready for the dryer, and I want to wash her comforter so it is time to get busy,

Have a great Sunday and stay on track with the holiday preparations.

 

 

Brrrr

29 degrees with wind at 17 miles per hour.  In my yard is the packing material, cardboard box, some small pieces of metal from the old dishwasher and snow.  So it was coat over the nightgown, boots and a brave mind to get out there and pick that crap up.  It was in the side and front yard and would have been in the street if there weren’t a fence to hold it in.  The only thing missing was the old dishwasher.  Oh well one less thing to worry about.

Today’s high will be in the low 30s and we have shopping to accomplish.  Not looking forward to that but I might as well get used to it because there will be more to come.

Still working on the ornament but I had to put it in a half empty file cabinet drawer because Lily found where I had placed it up on the computer desk and printer.  She had already spread it all over the kitchen table once even though I had covered everything with a towel when I had to leave the room.   So it will stay in the drawer until this evening when I can work on it without leaving the room.

Well Molly is on her last day of medicine every eight hours and we have only missed one dose.  (Not bad for two women fighting one pissed cat wrapped in a towel).

We had visitors last Friday. friends Michael and Darlene.  They spent the afternoon and evening catching on what has been going on since I moved.  Darlene, Cindy, and I played one game of rummy (I won).  Then Darlene and I played two more games and she trounced me good.  I called her champ and said we will have a rematch.

Well barring anything unusual we should be all set up for Thanksgiving.  I hope your plans are ready also and that all goes well for you.

Well I gotta go for now but I’ll stumble back later.