Monday, February 26, 2018

A Week

Yes, another week... sometimes it just seems like i am letting the days pass me by one by one.  Brian has been home for a week as the weather has been horrid... sleet, snow, wind. At least his boss decided to not work them in the snow and ice..  but he has been home for a week..... nuff said
have gotten in some snow shoveling.. just a bit, normally there is a layer an inch or so of the snow and ice and  single digit temps, but not a whole lot of snow to get out of the way and by the afternoon, mostly it has melted away.. but then nite comes and it does the same thing all over again, Mt B has 96 inches, which is a good thing.  The mountains look beautiful sitting there in all their glory.
This week have some doc appts with a friend of mine, stamp class (oh, i made like 9 cards, was fun, just sitting here at home), Friday nite the Prineville Spring Follies, amazing the talent in the area.  Sunday another community concert... Monday and Tuesday more doc appts..... nothing wrong with me, just a check up so they will keep giving me my meds..... going to try to get appt to get hearing aides adj as they just do not work for me....
getting a trip together to go to Iowa, have plane ticket, been over a year since i have been and have not even met the youngest child who will be two this year!!!! Time sure does fly!!!
So things are happening, i am trying to get out and about and live!!! other than just putting dogs in and out and picking up poop!!! my life in a nutshell, hahaha
Take Care and God Bless

p.s.  Spring is coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, February 17, 2018


Here it is already the 17th of February!! Can barely believe it....
Have done nothing but read and dogs in and out, clean house now and again, but not get too crazy with doing that!
Dogs are doing well, Carl as good as can be expected for old and crippled, still hanging in there.
Weather has been amazingly good, even balmy at times, like today not too cold and some wind but not enough to complain about.  there have been some days the wind whips thru like it is coming off a glacier and just plain bitter.... not so today.
Yesterday went to the new stamp club meeting and made 3 cards, it was fun to be in a new group of ladies, went with Laura a friend from my high school group, so i at least knew a person. Today went to lunch with friend Carol, who is in Redmond house sitting for the week end, always fun to have her in town....
So things go on and i do something now and again and am just getting along fine... hope all of you are too!
Take Care and God Bless

Monday, February 5, 2018


We have had absolutely balmy weather!!! High clouds, sunny, wonderful.  Even went outside and sat in sun with dogs in backyard!!!
One would think with the wonderful weather it would be a mood enhancement.... not....
Have read some really great books... Dear Bob and Sue by Matt and Karen Smith (about visiting the National Parks) and Dories, Ho! by same authors about floating the Colorado river down the Grand Canyon.. great travel books.  And Family Tree by Susan Wiggs.. loved this book and going to find more of her books...
My back has been very painful and can only remember it starting to hurt when i bent over to get dishes out of dishwasher!!! Weird... it is on the mend tho, but made for a very slow weekend.  think Brian is putting up with alot of moaning and groaning...
Take Care and God Bless ALL

Friday, January 26, 2018

Cold today

Well..... today i managed to actually DO something!!! got ALL my paper/cardstock in order, what a total mess, every which way and here and there, now it is all in one place!!! Also cleaned out the bag i take with me to class with all the basic things in it.  Over time that bag gets things in it that really don't belong and glue that had hardened n was no longer any good.. bits and pieces that collect and no longer have a purpose.  It is alot lighter now and can start over again to collect things, ha!!!
had a little bit of snow on the ground this morning and was cold all day. Snow melted by noon tho.
Nothing going on..
Tomorrow going to go see Hostiles...... supposed to be a good western, we will see..... Christian Bale in it, i rather like him..
Reading Year One with Nora Roberts, i rather like her too.... have been reading her forever, she is a rather prolific writer, with many good stories.  this is an interesting storyline with the world being decimated by a bad flu like disease called the Doom. there are mytics coming to be and fairies, elfs, good and evil.... There are Three groups of people which i am sure are going to eventually come together.  Think it is a trilogy, which i have a hard time with new ones, as by the time the next one comes out i have forgotten the story line and all of the people involved.... but i am liking it and the premise....
Just finished What Alice Forgot... good book, but i had read it before, had forgotten the story and people so it was like new, but there were a couple of things that i remembered, aaaaah, i have read this before... darn.... think i will just re-read all of the books i have here in the house that i have kept and liked, am sure i probably don't remember them or everything that is in them, may have a vague idea of what there were about...  i think that is getting old and forgetful......
Hope you are all having a great Winter and are looking forward for Spring!!!!
Take Care and God Bless

Sunday, January 21, 2018


It is mid Winter and dreary.  We have had NO snow yet this year, only a tiny bit in Nov that melted really fast. There is hardly any on Mt B, don't know how they stay open, BUT supposed to be some this week end!!! On the mtn and pass.. not down here... It is just not getting over the mtns and over to us is all, which is a good thing, but hardly good for the countryside, nothing stored for the summer.  Right now it is overcast, and windy, somewhat cold but not bracingly so...
Been watching Hallmark garage sale mysteries all day, Brian in watching the playoffs... Dogs in and out, at different times of course :) other than that they sleep.
Have not even gotten out of my pj's and it is now 2PM  so what is the point???
I really should re-arrange the craft room, clean out the garage, clean out my closet.... work on my Doomsday book... HA!  that is another story.... crochet.... even read.....
just can't get the steam to actually DO any of it.... isn't it just too much the even think about?  I DO clean, that gives me alot of satisfaction that the kitchen is picked up and clean, disinfected even... even the TOP of the refrigerator!!! Scrub the floor in the utility room with a stiff brush and pinesol... but mostly it is all surface stuff, nothing deep, like moving living room furniture.... that would take too much energy....
Hope all is well and active in your part of the woods!!!!
Take Care and God Bless

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Very Grateful

Of all the horrid, awful, cold, freezing, wet weather around the U.S. today we had in the low 60's i am sure- is 59 right now and it is almost 5pm, sun shining, i was driving with my window down and only a sweater on!!!!
last year there was at least a foot of snow and my ankle was broke, had only been out of surgery for a week and was not able to get anywhere or DO anything... this year is so very much better!!! So very, very thankful for the grace and things that i do have this year... survived last year and this year is before me and can only look up and onward!!!!
Take Care and God Bless

Picture is of the Three Sisters about noon today

Sunday, January 7, 2018


This is the park and the logs that Brian worked on all of last Winter!

Have wanted to show the frozen fog that we have had and last week went to Costco in Bend and decided that i had better take some pics as the sun was coming out and sure enough after i got done all of the frozen was melted.... so glad i got the pics when i decided to or would never have gotten them, and who knows if would get any more of the fog this year.  This is the second time this year have gotten it and pretty rare to get it even twice!!!

 It just adheres to everything in different ways.  so very pretty, but OH so very cold....
(that is my car in the distance, there were some people out walking but no other cars, even the skatepark was empty)

Really looks pretty in the pine boughs and if there is a tiny bit of sun shinning thru

Oops, see the sun coming thru and the blue skies...

Yet the frost is on that fence, every little link.

Today we just have overcast and i think in the 40's, so no frost and it would even be ok to go out and not freeze to death, and yet, no, i don't.....

Take Care All and God Bless