Category Archives: Holidays

Sunday February 12, 2017

Today is Colin’s 6th birthday. Nothing special planned, he gets VIP treatment 365 days of the year. House cleaning this morning. The temperatures were a balmy 61 degrees with just a breeze around 8am. By mid-morning the winds were back … Continue reading

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Saturday November 26, 2016

I have returned to Sparta after a fun filled two and half days in Winston with Frances and Al. I arrived in Winston Thanksgiving morning around 10:30. Al had started on painting the walls in his shed. Last week Austin … Continue reading

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Wednesday November 23, 2016

I am reading Books, Cooks, and Crooks by Lucy Arlington. Gym this morning for a light workout. I have been battling my annual change of season sinus malady since Saturday. The smoke from fires did not help. Nothing to do … Continue reading

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Saturday December 26, 2015

Wonderful Christmas with Frances and Al. They stayed over with us last night and headed home this morning. We had a lot of fun exchanging gifts and of course lots of good food to eat. Yesterday afternoon Frances, Bob, and … Continue reading

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Friday December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas. Our first Christmas in our new house in the mountains. No snow or even cold temperatures. It’s cloudy, windy, and more rain and thunderstorms in the forecast. At some point Al and Frances will be making an appearance … Continue reading

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Thursday December 24, 2015

Last night the winds were howling again. Instead of coming back to bed with me Colin stayed out on the couch with Bob until he came back to bed. Then, around 5 this morning we had a pretty good thunderstorm. … Continue reading

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Monday December 14, 2015

The rain and wind moved in sometime during the night. Blew both the grill cover and the patio furniture covers off. It has either poured or been a steady wind blown drizzle all day. I set up my Christmas village … Continue reading

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Sunday December 13, 2015

I put the big tree in the corner of the dinning room. I decorated it and the little artificial tree I always put in the den this morning. With the new house I do not have places, like a mantle … Continue reading

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Sunday January 25, 2015

Yesterday evening Jan dropped by with a beautiful red cyclamen plant from the group I work with. It came from Regis florist from whom we received a lot of very nice arrangements when mom and dad died. They do a … Continue reading

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Thursday December 25, 2014

This is our first Christmas without both parents. I have so many wonderful Christmas memories from childhood to present I could fill a book. From our childhood onward many Christmas traditions have come and gone with the times but this … Continue reading

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