Thursday, January 22, 2015

Lego Happy!!

 What a fun Birthday gift!  This humming bird was pretty easy to put together and now I get to enjoy it.  This one only took about an hour to assemble.  Mr. Poulsom must be a genius to design these amazing Lego birds! This one has a moveable head and also swivels, and...the flower petals are completely movable.
 Two done and the bluebird to go.  They are so fascinating a puzzle, and not a total puzzle....the pictured instructions are very clear.  The pieces  you handle are quite tiny though....but do-able with concentration for older folk. Maybe good for our co-ordination, I don't know.

Here we are again...showing off ...of course!  =)

A lazy lady...

I wish I would feel like sewing, but do not....but her little kitten catches my eye...those claws!!  kind of true to life, isn't it.  I am trying to push myself to go exercise.  Trying!  My daughter is buying a yellow lab puppy and they are excited!  Another month till it can leave the Mama.   Not a ray of sunshine today!  But I am enjoying some great books, in spite of grey skies.  I finished two Christian novels in a few days...they were that good.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Having Fun!

I am very pleased to show my Birthday gift from daughter and her family.  A very amazing Lego bird kit...this little red-breasted robin is complete (now) and her  tail moves up and down....her legs move and she swivels on her perch.  My daughter knows I enjoy jigsaw puzzles and sent this fun gift.  I have two more birds to complete and am looking forward to it.  It was very easy....first half or so...and when I got stuck I called hubby to the rescue. =)

By the way,  this is a European Robin, having been invented (in Legos') by Thomas Poulsom of Bristol England. He says there are over 10,000 known species of birds in the world. He says the male Robin will sing all year round to let its territory be known.  It fiercely protects its food supply area. Mr. Poulsom looks forward to 'building' more birds....I hope  he does, they are marvelous!

'Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest'  Matthew 11:28


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

My apology.....

Whoops, while wishing to share only good things,  I recommended 'The Atlantic' magazine free app.  Only briefly did I read a few articles and enjoyed the photo gallery....BUT...since have discovered it is Not something to recommend!  So sorry,  do forgive.


Friday, January 09, 2015

Hot water a plenty!

 A new electric kettle came home to heat the tea water. I really like it.  My new Teavana tea pot and cups cannot go into the microwave because of the gold trim.  So I was heating water in a glass measuring cup and then having to reheat that....this way ....lots of hot water to heat the cup and brew the tea.  The tea isn't brewed in the kettle though.


 This Franciscan teacup & saucer was brought home for $6.00 recently..... and made for a happy me.


What a delish-dish,  muffin and plate! And... I can't tell you how happy I was to get the Teavana yellow set for Christmas from my daughter.  Isn't it gorgeous?  When I opened that gift  I laughed and I cried.  I had admired it oh so much at the mall but never dreamed it anyone would buy it for me.  Oh....thanks sweet daughter!

We are staying home a lot because of the extremely bitter temperatures here....12 degrees & lower plus a nasty wind chill.  Hubby keeps the wood burner going and I am enjoying my 'Magic Puzzles' app once again.  And reading Christmas books I received as gifts &.....I have started a thru the Bible program, I must post about that soon if I can remember.  And I am quite busy with Sherlock Holmes  'find the hidden' things apps.  Kind of addictive!  and wholesome...but don't like the pop-up adds.  Probably if I bought the full game they would nix the adds.  I like 'free' though, don't you?  =)  If I had younger children at home yet I would buy the full game version though to protect them from the adds.

Next on my books to read...among many ....is 'Return to Me'  by Lynn Austin. It is a historical novel about the Jews returning to Jerusalem after their captivity.  I love to read!

What do you call a cow that has been knighted?  Sir Loin!   Read that in an older issue of Readers Digest and it made me smile. Hope your day is a sweet one, full of accomplishments and encouragements.

Psalms 145:3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable'.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Memories....

 We have loved this coconut macaroon recipe for years.....


 I almost passed this L.E. Smith piece to Good Will but decided to put a candle in it.  I enjoy glassware so much.



 This Christmas Tree was adorned as a Cook!  She was a big hit!


I got my picture taken with her....she's a pretty tall lady =)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Coming Soon, 2015!

How close we are to the New Year of 2015.  Wow....a whole year gone by already and another coming our way quickly.  Thanks, dear blogging friends for every comment you left me this year ....it is a joy to be part of the  blogging 'family'.  Your  comments & blog posts are so interesting and  uplifting! They are a  big blessing to me!

We had a wonderful  Christmas, and took down our tree today.  A little early but with our family gone back to home and work....it just seemed like it was time to put things away.  I have rich memories of the fun we shared.  Richer memories still of being with the grandsons and of the  big hugs from them.  More great memories of  how pretty and Christmas-y the red & green Fiesta plates looked on our Christmas tablecloth... we enjoyed the meals, and even more so, the fellowship around the table.  With 3 or 4 cooks or helpers....the meals practically made themselves. Loved it all!

I am so thankful some tests I had came back normal......and  We are off to prayer-meeting soon. Thanks for coming by and may your New Year be so full of blessings,that it just may be the best one ever!

Lamentations 3:21-23
'This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.
It is of the LORD's mercies that we are  not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness.'

v.25 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.'

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Thankful me!

Thankful me,  I have my blog back!  My blog was 'hijacked' and it was frustrating to not know what to do about it. They accessed my blog through the Blogger 'Add a Gadget' wizard.  I went to the blogger  lay-out and deleted things that used Java and html.  I'm fuzzy on recalling exactly (I'm thinking it was Java html) 
 what I did delete...but things like a visitor counter....a clock...etc.  We didn't know exactly which 3rd party html was the guilty party but it  was worth doing some house-cleaning! 
 Happy New Year !