Saturday, January 06, 2018

Red Happiness...

My daughter got me this sweet bunny for Christmas and I love her.  Yesterday I happened to notice we had the same style and color of shoes on.  Isn't that something!

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Day 2

We have just taken down the Christmas tree.  Whew! I'm feeling my age, but then its always easier to get decorations out than put them away....for me anyway. It is still cold here, a high of 13 degrees but sunny.  Sunny changes everything for the better.  Happy New Year again! Time for lunch.

Monday, January 01, 2018

Happy New Year!

What a very cold day here, the world seems frozen.   We are watching the Rose Bowl Parade but I am not enjoying it as I used too...I am enjoying the heating pad at my back more!  Our daughter and her family were here for a week and what a fabulous week it was.  I am thankful.  She has learned to make felt flowers and they are so beautiful!  Happy New Year!  Back to the parade and heat I go.

Psalm 62:7 & 8  In God is my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.  Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your  heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Simply sweet...

What is it about old-fashioned things that draw us?  The holidays have so many special things...I remember the fruit box Mom would make.... simply covering an  ordinary box with Christmas wrap and filling it with fruit.  And I still make her recipe of dates stuffed with walnut pieces and dipped in sugar, yum.  And  the sugar cookie recipe a friend gave me that was 100 years old. Hey, I'm beginning to sound like Gladys Tabor, how nice is that! She loved 'home' and everything about it.

Sunday, December 10, 2017


We have not been baking much, but I know many ladies are baking lots of good things. One of my friends will be baking over 40 different kinds of cookies!

My cataract surgery went wonderfully.  How thankful I am to God for this.  It will be a week Tuesday since I had my cataract removed,  and I never knew a moment's worry.  (at the surgery, before it...yes, I did worry lol)... I will have the other eye done at a later date, since it is not ready yet. Tomorrow I have another check-up and hope for good news each time. All the drops you have to put in your eye 4 times a day are inconvenient,  but my husband has gotten good at being my nurse.

They say the surgery only takes about 15 or 20 minutes total, and a couple of days to get the anesthetic out of your system.  Though,  Amazon dot says it takes about 30 days to completely heal your eye. That sounds reasonable.

We did get our tree up...yay!  And are working on Christmas cards, little by little.  When I was at the craft fair last week, I bought some German paper-cutting ornaments for the tree.  I'll have to post a picture of one, they are delightful!

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Christmas, O Holy Night..

What a precious gift is ours by faith in Jesus Christ, my Lord and Saviour.  John 3:16  'For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish but  have everlasting life.'

 This has been a busy day and fun.   We toured a historical local house.....decorated for Christmas and a craft sale across the road from it.  There was a mother and daughter playing duets on their harps in the house.  The outdoor kitchen had a huge fireplace with a crackling hot fire in it, and a big cauldren of hot cider for all visitors.

The harpist was so sweet....she wants to get together with me and play cello & harp duets.  This coming week I have my cataract surgery.  I've heard all kinds of stories, good and bad. I'm praying my story will be a good one.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Its a bit early yet, but the more we get done the better.  I never knew a month to be so busy with Dr. appointments. Its a sunny day though...and that is such a blessing. I simply am not worth much energy wise on overcast, dreary days. I'm so tempted to start a jigsaw puzzle!  But...I am cleaning house and then working on an embroidered snowman pillow that I bought the pattern for about...maybe 2 or 3 years ago.  The snowmen don't know that though.  and....I'm enjoying doing the embroidery.