Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve 2011

Work or Play?
Resolutions or Bucket list?
Keep to yourself or Share?
Isn't it odd the things that are floating around on the interesting net?
To Be or Not To...

Happy New Year Everybody.

Thursday, December 29, 2011


     Choice #1-make a slide show of things that happened to us during 2011. Put some music to it and remember what it was like to be alive on the planet in 2011. [ no longer than 5 minutes please. I have things to do.]

     Choice #2-make a Fabulous Bucket List for 2012. Remember the Mayans have foretold the end is near (next winter's solstice day) so, why not achieve (the ideas and items on the list) in a fabulous fashion?!

Hey. Did you think this post would be about mundane things like the choices from the dining room table: pay the bills, grade the papers, make a shopping list???

Easter 2011

Easter 2011
Hey.  I think I need a calendar...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The third of three posts today.

November 2011 Trisha and Delia begin our decorating.

A little later, we are adding ornaments.

All of us are happy to be decorating, right?!

Everyone in the living room to decorate the tree. Pronto.

I'll get the sweeper out later.
This decorating is serious business.

Before Christmas Photos (still fun)

Crafting in Sun Valley 2011 November

Christmas Eve 2011 at the Miller's; Zoey's note and Santa's cookies

Her cute Christmas Jumper is Green

Some fun photos of Christmas 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Let the vacation begin...

Today is the First Day of Winter.

          It is also a day of work for me (paid of course) and a half day of "time on my own" stolen from a previous incarceration and doled out by powers-beyond-my-control to me today. So why do I just want to sleep?

          Dr. Oz suggests "wear yellows and white"; lose the "red" and "black"; sit in front of the light for 30 minutes in the morning or go outside and watch the sunrise. Sleep (only) at night; eat figs for the minerals they possess, and tart cherries at night for the melatonin they create.  

            He didn't say "run the sweeper, clean up the kitchen, pay the bills, get the work done I've been avoiding; do the laundry, wash the car, get the brakes checked, change the light bulbs, " and the list goes on and on and on. I won't even list the Christmas things I have not done. But YOU know what they are.  The choices that I make may be the right ones for now, and not the correct ones for later; but "choices they are," says Yoda.  
           The following photos are keeping me "focused" during the happiness of the season. And, on a different note: My friend and co-worker, Lynn, has suffered a loss this week. Her husband, Bill, died yesterday of a heart attack - while she and her daughter were at school, teaching. The memorial service will be next week.

We are missing the photographer; however, she is standing on the porch of the Pretty Penny  taking this snapshot of Our Great Watoga Adventure. The porch pillar didn't hide me as I had hoped it would.
This would have made a great Christmas Card photo. Consider it so, says Yoda.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Another Weekend on the horizon: Shopping Saaturday

Merry Christmas Shopping Saturday. Tomorrow. I'm glad the weather is clear, even if it is cold.
Big plans: Get up early (always a tough goal); get on the road to the shopping arena; purchase every thing on the list and in the back of my mind.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Suddenly Sunday

It's suddenly Sunday (night, that is) and I am gearing up for another work day tomorrow. I'm sitting in the "office" watching Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (for the first time - I don't pay much attention to the Potter World generally - but, I saw the others this weekend and I wanted to see this one.)

I tried a new pot roast (today) and it was good. Cooking has never been my strong suit, but clean up is something I usually do pretty well. I am just so slow at doing everything it seems like.   When I finally go the car out of the garage, I drove to the cemetery, then to the stores. I got another pair of jeans and a t-shirt to wear to school.  I'm into my "other" wardrobe now. I stopped a Kroger for butter n eggs. Got a PeCAN pie too.

Yesterday was a good day for cleaning and straightening up: car wash, mail pick up, laundry.

Yesterday, the sun went too quickly for dusting, but the little houses got their dusting of "snow" and all's right in their world. 

I talked to Leah. She's doing well. not to go back to doctor for a while. They'll take the pic line out tomorrow. Check her low grade fever and send her out into the world.

Today, I've been out to the cemetery to change the flowers on Grandma and Grandpa's headstone/bronze plaque. Evidently, the owners of the land held a candlelight ceremony on December 2 (Friday night) and the luminaries have not yet been picked up. I didn't get out there in time to make the Christmas bouquet for the ceremony; but someone had rearranged the Fall flowers and moved the flag (we need a new flag anyway)

I can't get it to turn upright. Just tilt your head ;)