Wednesday, December 27, 2017

27 DECEMBER 2017

December you have kicked our butts. RSV invading Caitlin's home, first Betty getting sick. The day she was taken to doctors and antibiotics given ,  baby  Gus was showing signs of congestion.  Off to the peds with him and yes, tested positive for RSV. Mom staying up with him for several nights but Gus continue to get more congested and coughing. He was admitted to the hospital for 5 days, then home on O2 for 3 more days. Everyone on the mend now and staying close to home to avoid those nasty germs out there in public. 
Christmas Eve dinner was here and it was fun to have children in the house for the presents. Forgot to take any pictures, I think I was still on auto pilot and the camera never crossed my mind. Christmas Day we spent by ourselves, eating left overs, watching movies and knitting. We also took NAPS...for 
2 days! 
Due to staying up at night so Caitlin could get some sleep, ( poor thing had gone 4 nights no sleep), and helping with Betty, I missed some fun get togethers during the sickness time. Sorry, my old quilt group and friends from the hospital dinner. Lets try again, I miss everyone!

Monday, December 11, 2017

11 DECEMBER 2017

Sunrise on the Foot Hills

This time of year is always busy, but this year with the Christmas gifts mailed today to family I feel a huge EXHALE! I drove over to a little town just north of my home to mail my boxes and 1) had a lovely drive through the foot hills, 2) saw plenty of wildlife and 3) had a very short wait at the tiny USPS, helped by some very pleasant postal workers. I strongly encourage people to seek out small Post Offices, well worth the trip.

Have been spending lots of baby holding time as well as walking my girl. Love having 2 Grandchildren.  If not with the Grand kids, I am working on a half square triangle quilt. Very excited to put this quilt together, love love the colors. I bought the fabric in Wisconsin at one of my 3 favorite quilt shops west of the Mississippi.

Reading: The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder

I truly hope the rest of this month remains calm and SLOW!  I no longer enjoy the business that often is a mark of Christmas, some of the business is our own making and some is the hype around the Holiday Season. Lets slow down and be aware of the season as well as those suffering this December-California Wildfires. 

Saturday, December 9, 2017



Where I have been.......

Monday, November 20, 2017

20 NOVEMBER 2017

I went to the dairy to pick up some milk and  took all back roads! I could live on back roads, a matter of fact, I wish I did live on some off beaten road in the country. The open space looking west to the foothills with the great Rocky Mountains behind them, oh my yes please. On the way back home I came across those three deer just hanging out on someone's front lawn. Well, I had to turn around to get some pictures and have a chat with those beauties. Did you know that deer will look right at you when talked to, yes, it was like a real conversation, all that eye contact.

We are totally tucked in for winter on the outside. I finished planting the 400 daffodil and tulip bulbs. Whew, that was a job that was completed over a couple of weeks. Hope they all bloom come spring, it will be magical!

That bird pictured above is not our turkey for Thanksgiving, a matter of fact it is not a turkey at all, but a huge 20 pound chicken. I bought 4 of these whoppers from a young kid here in the hood who raises them for meat on their small farm. We had 4 last year and they were wonderful, but this year they are HUGE. I froze most the meat for later meals and the bones will be used to make broth, yum yum. And that bread, making it several times a week...sooooo good!
Continuing  to knit, all over town---down town, Lucky Joe's, Me Oh My......

It's the start of the holidays with Thanksgiving this week. I enjoy Thanksgiving, getting together with family and the food! The best part is no stress regarding gifts. I hope to keep this season very low key, enjoying the people and things that are important to me and my family.
Please have a wonderful safe holiday this Thanksgiving and may the season ahead meet your needs!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

9 NOVEMBER 2017 (quick change trousers II )

OMG, can't get enough of these pants!!!!
Quick Change Trousers
I have 4 more pairs cut out and ready to sew.


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