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Saturday, December 3, 2016


most all of my posts in December will be on my Christmas blog.  Thanks Betsy

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Moms Birthday

Mom turned 95 on November 23.  We brought her a lemon meringue pie and an apple pie to share.   She has in front of  her a potted poinsettia Lynn sent her.

Happy Birthday Mama

A drive for a little shopping at Lewis Ginter Gardens.     It was a shoppers faire day and I got out for a little while and looked around.   The gardens are lit now.
Wont be walking around them this year too much, but maybe next year.

The bubbles at the fountain change color.

wreath at the gate

on our drive home,  the sun is lighting the tops of trees on the hi way.
Trying to get in the mood for Christmas,  but it's coming slow.. Catching a cold on top of everything else doesn't help.

Sunday, November 20, 2016


Am on the way to feeling better and better everyday.   Will be sharing posts soon.  Many post from now until the end of December will be about Christmas, so many will be on my Christmas site.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

around the house

Hopefully will get a good report from the doc today on knee.     I can move it fine and still need some PT.  
In the meantime looking out my window,  I see I need to get Frankenstein sign back to the shed and clean up a little and a little is all it will be.
We never put bunny away.

looking downstairs to entrance is still a very blooming mum, my sister in law 
Wanda brought me.

my little owls on the fireplace along with the pumpkin tree I made

Time to get ready for Thanksgiving

Hope to catch up more later

Sunday, October 16, 2016

At home now

The way the sun hits the plants this time of  year brings their color out so crisp and vivid.
Nice to see such color upon arriving in driveway.

Beautiful dahlia to greet at Lamp post.

along with more mums that were planted from pots several years ago.

Already fall - hard to believe the year has just flown

Wreath on my door to greet

Glad to be home after - Total Knee Replacement - surgery.
five days prior to that,  I had a root canal done. 
The meds I need are less now but still take,  give me a headache, nothing I can do about it, have tried several and have tried several nausea meds too.
No picnic.

although swollen - having ice packs laid across the knee, felt  good

Beautiful view from my bed.  Bet the view will be even prettier in a few weeks when the leaves change color.

Best invention yet I think are the foot pumps for circulation to reduce risks of blood clots.

Hurt  afterwards, maybe for some it's easier.   The third day was the worst.
My daughter is staying a week with me and I am so happy and fortunate to have her.
Husband Steve a great help,  running around making sure everything was safe and secure at home.   He always makes sure I have everything I need.

The nurse came in the second day I was  home.  She answered any questions I had  and took blood.
Now physical therapy in home for a couple weeks 
Bon Secours a good choice for therapy at home after hospital stay.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

New repurposed

My sister Lynn, who lives in Corinna Maine repurposed this well worn head and footboard you see in the picture below

to this -- she made the pillows and seat cushion
which she won for best repurposed

this chair is a beauty some one recovered and won

Beautiful painting some one did on this dresser

a neat table for the porch or outside I would like

from this pedestal

love this color on this buffet

All of these at Traditions in Corinna Maine.
I see I will have to take a large vehicle when I visit.