Saturday, December 30, 2017

Very Very Cold And Snowy Christmas

Snow was in the forecast for Christmas day so my daughter and son in law invited us to stay overnight Christmas eve. We are an hour from them on mostly back roads so we were happy to stay.
We got to hear the night before christmas read before bed. We hadn't heard that since my daughter was living home. And the best part is we got to see sweet B on Christmas morning! 
As you can see behind husband the snow is coming down pretty hard( we got 9 inches on top of what we had). He is modeling his new wooden sunglasses. The frames are all beautiful stained woods. 

I took a couple of extra days off from work to relax and enjoy
I am so glad I did. 
We have been below zero most nights for about 4-5 days and the days only gets to low single numbers..the wind is brutal so we haven't gotten out a lot. We had snow squalls come through yesterday. David has kept the wood stove humming in the basement to help the furnace. We tried to get out to dinner with friends they made it but had to leave in a hurry for furnace and frozen pipe issues. I am sure many are dealing with the same thing. Our highest mountain broke records with the cold and hurricane force winds. I think they were -34 with the wind chill of -89 not fit for man nor beast
This is much colder than we are use to in December so maybe a short winter????PLEASE
We are trying to avoid sickness it hits David so hard. I have pretty much lost my voice but I am not sick, no sore throat, etc. I think the dryness of the cold air has done me in. I could use a vat of lotion to jump in! I swear husband will wake up one morning to find a pile of dust where I use to be! My skin is so dry. Hell getting old.!
Happy New Year to my sweet blog friends 
Do you made resolutions? Or just say a prayer of thanks for getting through another year? It was a hard one for us. We lost a very long time friend. I miss her so much. And husband had more health issues but hopefully he is going to have a very healthy year!
Happy New Year!!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Snow Snow Snow

Merry Christmas! 
We are waiting for the 3rd snowstorm in 4 days.
Today will be nicer and then Christmas day we are in for it again.
So we are headed to Sweet B's house for overnight tonight.
We usually go to their house by noon christmas day,that gives them some family time together before both sides of the family lands. But I am afraid we would not make it if we waited. Part of me is very happy we will see her little face on Christmas morning.
This afternoon we are having our sweet friends in for football and lobster stew. Now for cleaning up yesterday's storm that put us without power for 3 hours. I am thankful it was only 3 hours.
Merry Christmas my sweet blog friends.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Everything's Fuzzy!!!!

Cleaning the snow off my car, the lenses kept getting snow on them. I put them in my pocket....

My backup glasses are so scratched it doesn't help.
Ok I am not leaving the house in these but if I want to watch tv and hook I had to do it. I will order new ones after Christmas. (I did try to order a pair at wal-mart to hold me over until I get a good pair. The girl had such an attitude problem, so I left!)
Still working on this piece. I have my Christmas cards sent....

And the baking done. We drop off goodies to the local 
highway crew they work long hard hours and we appreciate it.
So time to just enjoy...

On Wed my sweet friend Cathy and I went out for a couple of 
apps and drinks. this place is on the lake and just amazing!

It is beautiful inside and out..

Not a bad place to hang out...

Or to look at the lake.
We enjoyed ourselves so much!
My daughter is really great at teaching sweet B 
to write thank you notes and her own cards to family and friends.
This goes with the gifts that she baked her teacher. She loves her teaching, so sweet.
Christmas is around the corner, I would like to wish you
a season of Peace and Joy.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

A Charmed Life

This year I have been reading Simple Abundance by Sara Breathnatch. It is daily thoughts on life.
This was about reading the glossy magazines and seeing the charmed lives that people are leading. She feels we should all take a good look at our own lives and see that a charmed life can be many things.

I belong to a wonderful women's group. We are a diverse group but what we have in common is really caring about each other and supporting each other through life. They have done wonderful things for me when my husband was going through his transplant.

These three have my heart. My sweet B with Santa, my daughter and son in law. I am so proud of those two,what wonderful parents they are!
Sat morning
 I ran errands around town. I bumped into people I knew every where. Some I hadn't seen in awhile lots of catching up, smiles, and hugs, small town
living at it's best.

We did get snow like most of the east coast. Besides being pretty we are safe and toasty. I went out to help husband with clean up shoveling walkways and cleaning cars. I was walking down our steep driveway and did a split! I haven't done a split in NEVER!
I sat in the snow for a bit taking stock of what was hurting or broken. Husband came running but really I am pretty good!! 
Not bad for an Gramie.

I spent the afternoon decorating, my feather tree with antique ornaments

I bought this hand carved santa this year at a church sale for .50 I put a little dark wax on him and he looks wonderful!

My little village, all vintage paper houses.

We are tucked in while the woodstove is doing it's job in the basement, We are enjoying a cup of tea..

I should be writing christmas cards but hooking calls.
While life has not been easy the past 6 years, I am leading a charmed life with many blessings that I am very thankful for.
Have a wonderful week, take time to make memories with loved ones and enjoy a hot cup of tea.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Christmas In Kennebunkport Maine

Merry Christmas!!!!

We are blessed with great friends who share their amazing beach house with us. The 4 of us headed to Maine for the weekend.
For the annual Christmas in Kennebunkport.
We got up early and toasted the sun rise!
On the beach so beautiful and chilly but really not to bad. Not a bad view while drinking your first coffee of the day.
The beach is so wonderful this time of year.

Then we were off to church sales, craft fairs, and...

Who could go to Maine and not visit Cushings and Camp Wool????

Liseanne was so wonderful and helpful at Cushings, helping me figure out some ideas for....

This applicated quilt! I am going to try to do a block a month with the on line facebook group. Settler's Pride by Maggie Bonanomi.
I have no idea why I get myself involved with these large projects and to top it off I have never quilted before! So I will need help with the finishing. The owner of Camp Wool had hers done and displayed in her window so she had lots of great tips and ideas.

We are back home and continuing to decorate. I saw this idea at 
Camp Wool's entrance and loved it. I gathered greens, I need more but it was getting dark and being in the woods after dark not my favorite thing.

I have lots more to share but wanted to end with this!
The moon setting this morning behind their beach house.
The whole house was sleeping so I quietly tip toed out on the top deck and took pictures. 
Have a great week take time to enjoy!