Monday, December 28, 2009

Today's mail...........

Today's mail brought two wonderful photos.
First, grandson Luke's high school graduation photo.
Luke is #3 grandson -- 2 older, 4 younger.
He can't possibly be that old --- but what a handsome young man he is.

Also, a Christmas photo from Lego Land in California. All decked out for the holidays, musician daughter Steph and her good friend Bill took a minute to have a photo taken between playing their lovely music.
And this photo of grandson. Colin, #5 grandson, who is in Louisiana with his Dad, Mom and 3 brothers volunteering their time to help rehab houses. I am so proud of them all -- hope DD won't mind I "borrowed" this photo from her Facebook page :-)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Fun and GAMES..............

I received the below from my brother, Don, in Indiana.
Any of you who are familiar with Cribbage know what a great hand this is.
The best hand you can get is a score of 29 -- this hand scores 28 -- if the queen were any of the jacks it would have been a perfect 29 hand.

Glad you were playing against Mike instead of me, Don. LOL -- good for you.

Friday, December 18, 2009


With the holidays fast approaching, there is a lot of activity going on and some fresh snow too. Last night was the Christmas Concert for 3 of the grandsons. Second, fourth and sixth grades.

Wishing you all peace, love, and joy.

And Snow

Today brought some snow -- I usually have old sheets on the laundry room floor so the dogs don't drag in lots of mud -- that means washing the sheets frequently -- and Polly, our wonderful black lab, has discovered that sheets just from the dryer are warm and cozy and just waits to have one draped over her.

Two Give-Aways

1. Friend, Kerry, has a nice give-away posted on her blog. Click here to sign up: Kerry's Give-Away and to check out all her wonderful things go to: Kerry's Blog.

2. Another give-away is a great beading book-- The Lone Beader has this give away sign up posted HERE. I was fortunate to win one of the books in The Lone Beader's drawings and it is great.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Another one I couldn't resist posting..........

With all the extra holiday
goodies that will be consumed
in the coming weeks,
just had to post this thought:

Monday, December 07, 2009

Days gone by ... Rug Hooking ...

I don't know how I got on "By-gone Days Road" today --- oh, yes, I do remember. I was looking at Maggie's BLOG and saw a link to rug hooking -- that reminded me of all the fun I had hooking rugs a few years ago -- and of all the wonderful Hooking Friends I made and still have. I wish there were more hours to a day -- don't we all? -- there are so many things I would still like to be working on -- may just have to pick up the 2-3 UFO rugs and work on them again. Most of the hooked items I made were given away and I don't have photos -- or at least digital photos -- but here are a couple photos that I do have --

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Holiday Lights....Lincoln Park Zoo

Holiday Zoo Lights -- be sure to click on the arrows for more photos. Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL.


Friday, December 04, 2009

Birthday Bracelet......

Today's mail brought a wonderful bracelet made for my birthday by friend Lynn in California. I just love it, Lynn, and my very favorite colors too -- thank you so very much -- I treasure it and our friendship. [I have posted two photos in an attempt to show the beautiful colors] Click photos to enlarge

Oh my gosh.....

Oh my gosh, I can't believe it is almost a month since I posted here on my blog. The time has flown by -- Thanksgiving has come and gone (and a wonderful one it was too) -- several birthdays have been celebrated and youngest grandson celebrates his birthday on the 11th. Then it will be Christmas -- and in case I don't get back here until after the first of the year, thank you all for your visits and the comments you have left and emails sent to me -- I truly appreciate hearing from you all and am sending my best wishes for a wonderful Christmas for each of you and your families -- I will do better here after the first of the year. In the meantime, here's a picture of Polly and Munchkin -- that was the day before the lab, Polly, found a tiny opening in the zipper, pulled out all the foam rubber padding and shredded it into tiny bits -- well, it did make a cute photo :-)