Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
We did have company for Sunday dinner. Our little family came, and then it didn't matter so much how cold it was outside. It was warm and happy and full of fun and snuggles. Still, Sweet p wants to go in Grandma's garden. The Sun tricks the little sweetheart into thinking it's a fine time to play outside.
|Two of my favorite photos of my dearest, right next to our bed on my table.|
The best place to be in weather like this is in the kitchen, and that's where I was.
Sorry that even my posts are more of the same...I promise to get going with some thing more interesting. Until then, thanks for stopping by. Enjoy this beautiful day.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
If you expected to hear the woes of old age, you will be disappointed. Sure, my skin sags and my hair is thin and graying, but happier and more content than at any point of my life.... I threw myself a party...not because no one wanted to, they all asked, including my dearest how I wanted to spend my birthday. I didn't know until I emailed my dear SIL and invited her and her family for homemade pizza, that I was gonna have a party. I am so glad that I did. I had a near perfect birthday. The only missing piece was Mike and Amanda, but we face timed during the party and got to laugh and say hi to everyone.
I made a lemon trifle with the cake I froze that we didn't get to eat Super Bowl Sunday. I made meatballs in the crock pot and Jon made the little hot dogs in the crescent rolls also left from our party cancelled by snowstorm.. Dear brother Greg brought the punchki, aka Paczki. I always buy them for him, sentimental one that he is, but he beat me to it this year.
If I've learned anything from living 60 years, is that life goes by so quickly, enjoy every minute. .I've been blessed having a very happy and love filled life. We've laughed through some very difficult times, known sickness and loss but always loved and appreciated life. I am grateful for my husband and children and my baby grand, they have shown me the most perfect love. For all my family, my brothers and SIL's who are so dear to me and especially my nieces and nephews who I love so very much. I have the best friends, some for almost 50 years, some like sisters, some brand new and some friends who have come into my life because of blogging. I also remember friends who didn't have the chance to grow old, for friends that lost their dear sons when they were just starting their lives. How can you complain about getting old, it is such a gift. I also remember my parents, and their parents and ancestors long forgotten who paved the path for me to this place, at this time. I say it all the time, I AM GRATEFUL, but it is only a drop in Lake Michigan of the gratitude I feel. Here's to being 60 years old...so glad to have great companions I have on this journey! (You know who you are...Buffskiboots forever!)
Enjoy this beautiful day!
Friday, February 13, 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Oh we've had a gloomy couple of weeks here in English Valley.
I've had nothing much to share except more snow photos.
I went into my archives to dig up some hints of Spring.
These photos were taken in 2011.
I just had my son Jon help me bring in my glass table
from the deck where it winters,
so soon my dining room will have its springtime look.
Lent starts next week, so Easter and it's bunnies and eggs are not that far away.
Might just be some cabin fever that has me thinking about spring...
I need some green. A trip to the local nursery might do the trick.
Maybe I should start some seeds for the garden.
The smell of the earth and growing things is good for my soul.
It's probably just February, one foot in winter, with the promise of spring.
I hope you enjoyed this moment of reverie.
Enjoy this beautiful day my friends.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Monday, February 2, 2015
decorated our guest room. This one was hidden, as most good things are, and I immediately picked it up. For the small sum of $5.99 I took it home. Then I looked it up it to find it is worth at least $60! It looks brand new.
It was a very long week, filled with worry. Oi Vey!
Saturday I sat and watched the funeral of Ernie Banks, #14, Mr. Cub.I have written about Ernie before, he was on my team, the 1969 Cubs,and right into the early seventies, when I was baseball crazy. Last week Ernie died of a heart attack at 82 years old. It was the most beautiful service with music and eulogies by former team mates, Ernie's twin sons, and those that loved him.. The most beautiful thing said was that it was not that we loved Ernie, but that Ernie loved us back that made him so special to us. He treated everyone with love and respect. Ernie loved the Cubs, loved Chicago and was an approachable, warm and genuine man. Everyone has a Ernie story, my son Jon photographed him with Robert Redford at an opening day several years ago, my brother Greg met Ernie at a convention and he was warm and generous, even inquiring on Greg's wife.;-) That seemed to be an Ernie trademark. I got my only detention in High School because I was listening to my radio in Religion class when Ernie hit his 500th home run... Rest in Peace Ernie, you will be missed and always remembered.
It might be a couple of days till things get back to normal here in Chicagoland. We have a driveway to shovel, thank goodness for 4 wheel drive on the beast, we can get out even before the driveway is clear.
Snow pictures tomorrow. I can't help it, it is sooo beautiful today, the sun is shining.
The newly engaged Jon and Charlotte are planning a engagement party to bring their two families together before they start to plan the wedding. They will marry in 2016. Mike and Amanda have a new family member, a cat named Hannah. They rescued Hannah and hope that she will keep Henry the cat company.
Mike found a seasonal job when they first moved and it has turned permanent. He is still looking for a library position. Amanda is loving her new job and it's challenges. Being on Lake Erie, they get the same
weather we have first. They got about a foot of snow in Cleveland yesterday. I miss Mike everyday, but he is so good about staying it touch...that helps. .
I recently found a french phrase that I love... "raison d'etre". It means, the most important reason or purpose for which a person exists...for me, without a doubt my raison d'etre is my family.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments. Enjoy this beautiful day.