Monday, January 4, 2016

2016... Where's my flying car?


 As a Girl born in 1955 I imagined so many things.  I couldn't have possibly imagined all the changes in the world in my sixty years.  The one thing I imagined that hasn't happened is the flying car.  As a fan of science fiction, my Dad filled our heads with notions...wristwatch TVs, space travel and flying cars.  I carry an I phone where I have the world at my fingertips.  Missing my son in Ohio, call him, Face time him, text him...
Want to know that guy, you know that guy that was in that movie... I know his name before it drives me crazy.   So my only complaint...Where's my flying car? ;-)

We had a quiet new years eve, spent with the sweetest girl in the world babygrand Penny.  We celebrated a New York NYE at 11 our time.  We danced and pulled party poppers, ate chocolate cake and had a toast with sparking sangria..  We went to bed and after two stories, Penny was fast asleep, and Grandpa and I watched the Chi-Town rising coverage from downtown Chicago. (Don't get me started on the Chi-Town title..NO ONE in Chicago calls it Chi Town!
We took a drive to Lake Geneva Wisconsin.  .  This time last year, the Lake was frozen, this year open water.
We ate lunch and enjoyed the frosty surroundings.

 I will have a hard time taking down my decorations this year.  It just looks so cozy.
We had our first fire of the year.  Great company, good music...Why don't we do this more often? (Mostly because it's been so unseasonably warm this fall and winter.)
 Flowers still fresh from Christmas...
 All white Christmas, at least inside.  We didn't get snow until after Christmas Day, and then it was inches of ice and a flurry of snowflakes,
 We got out and did a little thrifting.  Nine dollars for 2 baskets, Southern Living flower frog vase and small covered glass jar and several yards of fabric.
 Love the color.
 Because I need ANOTHER wire basket!
These are Stock, beautifully scented and they last a very long time.

 I grew an amaryllis for the first time, and now I have another tradition for Christmas.  It was so sweet for our little one and for me to watch a tiny sprout turn into these amazing flowers right before our eyes.
In the bleak mid winter nothing could be more thrilling than have these beautiful blooms welcome us in the morning and when we arrive back home.  Truly magical!

I hope that you had a great start to 2016.  I wish you good health and happiness and Love, especially LOVE!  Enjoy this beautiful day.

6 comments:

Debby said...

Your home does look cozy. Leave the twinkle lights up forever, hah.
Little P. just makes life more fun doesn't it.
Happy New Year.

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Happy New Year, Penny! Glad your holidays were grand. We spent a New Year's holiday at a friend's mountain home in Galena, it was wonderful. Now back to the real world:) My son who is a real science buff (he wants to be a scientist) has been talking about flying cars for as long as I can remember. If no one else invents one I'm pretty sure he will! xoKathy

Melanie said...

Hello there! I was so happy - and surprised - to see a comment from you on my blog! Where have you been, my long-lost friend?! I am glad to see you had such a good Christmas and fun NY Eve. I can't believe your little granddaughter was able to stay up that late! We had a quiet night here, just the two of us. Ordered a pizza and binge-watched Broadchurch on Netflix. In bed by 11:30.

I would love to hear from you and better yet, get together. Email me? {{hugs}}

Lynne said...

I am so into 2016 decluttering, downsizing, donating, giving away . . .
and right now . . . going for a walk.
First of all I stopped for some Penny Inspiration . . .
GOT IT . . .
oh my . . . you cheer me up . . .
(Wasn't really down, just needed your CHEER!)
Happy Days my friend . . .

a writing place said...

Oh your Christmas home, was so lovely!!!!! Cozy, warm, sparkly, lovely!

You were born in '55. Thinking of all the happenings, you have seen.

I was born in '37. Think of all the happenings, I have lived through! :-)

But true. No flying cars! ,-0

Gentle hugs....

Karen said...

I always dreamed of owning a Jetson style car!