Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

(He really does have ears)...... Sitting in bed the other night working on my New Wave Crochet afghan... and I always have help.
Been very cold the last couple days..... last night I picked up hubby at the airport and it was -24 at 11pm... and poor guy came home with a horrible head cold... so he is feeling under the weather.  I made him chicken soup and hot lemonade... he feels a bit better tonight.  Now I hope I don't get it.


The weather man says it will warm up in the next couple days.  Maybe 30 ABOVE !!!
But I would rather have the cold temps than ICE.... I hear them talking on the weather channel about the impending ice storm further south..... YUCK.... Ice is the worst !


My tea is ready so think I will have to cup and hit the recliner for the evening.
Stay warm and stay safe.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January 10........... Day 10 of RETIREMENT

Today is January 10, 2017...... and I am retired !!  I guess I have been loafing the first few days......trying to get into the swing of things. 
Husband went back to work......so this is my first week home......... alone......... to do what I please !


So......... I had plans today to do some sorting and some sewing....... then I woke up and saw this.....
SNOW.........way too much snow !! ........
so I guess snow-blowing is on the schedule for today.
    But the great thing is................ I can take all day to do it..... because I don't have to go anywhere !!
  How is your New Year going so far ??
I will be seriously starting on my "down-sizing" very soon...... but always good to take a couple days to just veg.........and blow snow.
Have a good day !!!



Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016..........comes to an end

Today is the last day of 2016............ and really....... where did the year go ?.    I have big plans for 2017.... I have so many projects to get done.... and so much I have to accomplish.. and I will keep you posted with my progress...... that will help me be accountable....I hope.


I have one thing to share with you..... as of yesterday I am officially retired.  Remember when were 18 years old and planning our future ?............. and now all myself and my friends talk about is what we are going to do when we retire, and whether or not we take our Social Security this year or wait a few years.... Wow.... where did the years go.


So.....this year will be planning our future......... and reflecting on the years past........


Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year !!! ...... ( not sure I can stay awake till midnight )

Friday, December 23, 2016

December 23, 2016................. Merry Christmas !!!

Wishing everyone a VERY Merry Christmas !!  I hope you all have plans with loved ones this holiday.  The weatherman threw in a clinker here........ we are under a blizzard warning for late Christmas Day and into Monday.  I hope travelers will be safe...... so scary to travel in these conditions.  So Please enjoy your Christmas and stay safe !


I have all the necessary supplies to be stormed in...... coffee, tea, bread, milk, frozen pizza, some snacks, fabric and thread and just a "few" projects to work on !!!  oh and dog and cat food. 
I better get to my sewing.  Still have a couple gift projects to finish up on.


MERRY CHRISTMAS !!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A cold December day............


It is a cold December day here in eastern North Dakota........   I look at this picture and I just can't imagine living in a little house like that on the vast Montana hills and prairie....  This is a picture of my Grandparents homestead..20 miles north of Wibaux, Montana.  My father was 3 years old when they left the Red River Valley and headed west.  That would have been about 1910 I believe.  It is hard to see on this picture, but there is a pair of wooden skis leaning up against the house.

This painting was done by a friend of my father's, Norm Selberg, from Fargo.  He did this from a little photograph about 3 inches square...   This was one of my dad's prized possessions......and it is very dear to me.  All the stories my grandparents and my father told me about growing up about living "north of Wibaux".

Those must have been very tough times.... but they did it, they got through it and many stories were told over the years...

My parents and grandparents are gone now.... but I will remember so  many of those stories they told.

Merry Christmas

Saturday, November 19, 2016

November 19...... Saturday night




Last night we got our first snow........ we didn't get much here......but enough to let us know that winter is coming.

The dogs remembered what snow was.....they scratched on the deck and ran around in the yard.  But didn't take long till they got cold and wanted back in.
I have been drinking hot tea in the evenings.....just need something warm I guess.  I got out my special Christmas mug.
I am busy sewing some pot holders and knitting dishcloths.. I will have pics of those soon. 
I hope everyone is making Thanksgiving plans....... we will go to our daughter's and have dinner with them.... I hope all the boys will be there !  They are so busy we don't get to see them much.
Do you have plans for shopping on Black Friday ?......... Not me... I am not fond of the crowds of people....and I am not much for shopping like that.  I pretty much have my Christmas gifts decided and they won't be coming from the mall.

Who is making their Christmas gifts ?......well, mine will probably not be home-made this year. 
One thing I am going to do in the New Year is keep up much better with my blog.  So......I may surprise you and be boring you with my blogging.    If you read my blog....please leave me a comment.....otherwise I don't know if anyone is reading this or not......
Thanks, and a Happy Thanksgiving to you all !