Wednesday, December 12, 2018
This page is dated November 17. That was the last time our yard has been relatively leaf free. The leaves fell so late and then the weather took a quick turn toward winter. Since that date, we've had a lot of rain and even snow and Ron worked on his equipment.
Our yard at present still has snow on top of several inches of leaves, which continue to fall. Ron has been waiting, waiting and then waiting for a chance to get those leaves dry so that he can load them up and then grind them into fine little bits for disposal. We are thinking that any day now, it will warm above freezing and dry those things. In the meantime, if you don't have oak trees and would like some leaves, we would be willing give you a discount... No, we'll give them to you FREE, we'll even thank you for taking them. It's our Christmas spirit. Get them free and give them as gifts. It is a DEAL. Come one, Come all, Get a remembrance of Fall. Again, I repeat... FREE!
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
I am in a thankful mood. Right now I am so thankful for my family, all of whom are loving people.
That is of most importance to me. On down that list is something that we haven't had for most of my life, but now when we really need it, we do. That is FaceTime. I would never have the chance to see and talk to my family in other states (and even when they are out of the country) without FaceTime.
I would have never seen this sweet expression as Julia told me how very much see likes her new warm sweater with a hood.
Monday, December 10, 2018
I've been on a mission of trying to think positively recently. It is helpful, but today I took a few minutes to pity myself because I have never been with this sweetheart kid on his birthday. Today was the big day, he turned 5. What a boy.
About a week ago I was talking to him via FaceTime. I asked him what he wanted for his birthday and he said, "Well I already have my Paw Patrol", like he had that, he didn't need anything more. It tickled me because that is what I gave him last year.
It is so difficult to know what to buy when he is so far away. What does he have already? I don't know. So I usually put a burden on his mom to come up with something. And then there is delivery time and cost that complicates things. This time his mom helped me very much by finding something and calling me from the store. That worked very well for me. But then she had to wrap it. So a shout out to a special mom who is so very considerate of and old grandmother who lives too far away.
Sunday, December 9, 2018
I'm not sure where Ashley and her mother were shopping, but I did get the hint that she likes this big old moose. It sure makes a great picture, and her room is not small, but neither is it the huge room this big boy would take up. I'm personally glad she saw it and thought to get this photo. It is pretty special and it does show her love of animals and her willingness to add animals, other than tigers to her wish list.
Ashley, you look very pretty.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
At this time of my life, I really don't expect to catch up. Besides being behind on the book I'm working on right now, I have 4 other books I've planned to make. Doesn't look possible at this point. I'm slower than ever. But at least I keep at it. It is an enjoyable task.
Tonight's post is from October 26 when Chelle cast her ballot for the midterm election. It is a smart move. Glad it is a possibility. Glad she votes. Many do not. However I would prefer that those who do not know their history and do not keep up with what is going on in this country and the world. not vote. One can't watch the news on only one channel or read only one newspaper and be sure to know the truth. We must gather our information from several sources including history and make decisions using common sense.
Remember History repeats itself and that is happening in our country right now. Many of the young have been brain washed with a love for socialism which has failed over and over again in the past.
Friday, December 7, 2018
One of our favorite stores to shop when we are in Fort Collins, Colorado is Clothes Pony Dandelion
Toys. They always stock the best things and the atmosphere is great for shopping. As you can see here, on one of Julia's last trips to the toy store, she found just what she wanted, five little babies. Wait until she finds out how much work that makes for a mommy. Well at least they will sleep though the night ;).
She and I make a great pair. She likes to do cute things and I like to make layouts of her. With her mom and dad taking the pictures, it is a perfect match...a great family.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
I'm generally not interested in museums, but when I am, it is hard to get me out. I have not yet had the opportunity to see the new Tennessee State Museum, but I'd like to give it a chance. Guess I will do that the next time I get to Tennessee.
Here, two of the triplets, Mason and Ashley visited the museum in November. It opened in October, so it was still nice and new. One of their NSA teachers gave extra credit for the excursion. They had two friends go along,. They wanted that extra credit as well.