Friday, January 17, 2020

Winter Birthday

Here we are again, fewer in number because so many northerners go south in the winter and we had one member who would have been there, since she didn't leave for her Caribbean Cruise for two more days, but she was sick.

This  happens to Phyllis each year. A small number is here to celebrate. But at least those of us who are left are ready to PARTY!...especially when cheesecake is involved. Cheesecake Factory is one of our favorite places to be as well.

Each one of us talked more than usual to make up for those who were not there.  I think some of us ate more as well, or was that just me?

Anyway, we did have a good time with Phyllis and like usual, she got some really funny cards.

They make an abundance of cards for old people, so we never lack for birthday greeting. I don't think we've ever gotten duplicates, or was it that we just didn't remember?

By the way, Phyllis herself is going south right away, leaving only three of  our 10 members here in the cold, cold north. Don't the rest of you feel sorry for us?

Well just remember, you don't get to make snowmen, shovel snow and drive on ice!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Blue Christmas

I  am actually craving snow. We haven't had any to speak of and it is mid January. It is crazy.
I was glad to play with a few snowflakes today, making this layout.

I suppose you remember that Elvis Presley’s favorite Christmas Song was I’ll  Have a Blue Christmas Without You. He meant he would not be happy.

Today, here at the Pine Tree Barn in Wooster, I’m feeling quite different. I’m feeling very happy here with ORU and our Blue Christmas.

Love these ladies and all our outings. The weekend  that we celebrated Robin and mourned her moving at the same time was very meaningful.

These are the members of ORU who were present: Sali, Lou Ann, Jane, Paulette, Phyllis and Robin.

Monday, January 13, 2020

I've been doing too many layouts of our dog  Maggie. But she is not the one this layout is about.
The real subject here is Ron.  I am glad  to show him here with his favorite little doggie daughter.
As you can tell, she has us wrapped around her little paw.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Face Time is Fun Time

The next best thing to being there is FaceTime... it  is better  than talking on the phone or writing letters, which people in the generation before me had to do when their children and grandchildren lived out of state or in another country.  I remember those days, so I am thankful for FaceTime.

We did it tonight with our grandchildren in Colorado.   I did get a few screenshots tonight, but I haven''t done anything with them yet.  Since I hadn't yet posted this layout from back on November the 3rd,  I'm doing it now.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

From Florida to Alaska

Not many people would choose to leave Florida to work in Alaska, but Brandon's skills are badly needed there,  so off he went. This is actually his second stint there. And he has  found it a very beautiful place to be. He appreciates  the great outdoors and loves to hike.

Friday, January 10, 2020


Evidently I'm not the only one with this problem, but here it is. There is an old woman who follows me around my house. I grab glimpses of her frequently. It makes me nervous. I wonder what she is doing there and she is ALWAYS staring at me.

Finally, I've taken a picture of her. Here she is.  If you can identify her, please contact me right away.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Authentic Aussie

This is the real Aussie: Shorts, tea-shirt, plaid shirt and sandals. He is now a senior
and these pictures are the best. This is the Aussie we know.  10/5/19

Aussie is also quite an achiever. We are anxious to see what this next semester brings his way.
It won't be long until he and his triplet brother and sister will no longer be seniors, but will be freshmen again.

May God bless Aussie, Mason and Ashley with a successful year as 2020 grads.