Sunday, January 7, 2018

Well hello 2018

We are off to a cold start here at my house.  I wanted snow in November and December but we hardly had any. We still haven't had the snow others have.  But we have cold.  I have been stuck inside for most of December and so far this month.  Strep stinks.
Somehow a few days at Christmas I felt okay.  The day after I got worse.  The first antibiotics weren't working.  But everyone around here is so sick.  
Our kids at Christmas in the following pics. The baby is solo as we didn't get her family to stand still long enough. Thank goodness I didn't have to cancel.  We missed the Colorado kids but we were fortunate to see them a lot this year.
But medical things were cancelled.  Hubby got his eye surgery in.  He did well.  Lesions gone. My second cataract surgery has been pushed back two times.  I have appointments for just about everything this week.
My shop space was moved to a different area.  My choice but most would think I was crazy.  The girl at the store had to move everything since I was sick.  What a dear she was.  
I am so far behind.  Lots to do in a couple of weeks as we are headed south.  Hear that "south".  Hubby is going to be working with our nephew for a couple months.  How will I manage being away from the littles. esp.the baby?  I'm thinking of flying back for a week.  But I think there will be a trip or two to Disney.  
The doggies get to go , too.  We have rented a house near my hubby's sister.  We are looking forward to spending time with her family.
Well friends.  Here is to a Healthy New Year.  My word is hope or hopefull.  I forgot already.
Stay warm. ❤️


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Friday, December 15, 2017

Merry Christmas to all.

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This is our Christmas card this year. It was a goof but we loved it so much.  Hubby and I were trying to hold the baby still when the hat fell down over her eyes.

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And now you can see her face.  We have so much fun with her.  She is starting to walk a little now.  Hope we can keep up with her.

Are you wrapping up getting ready for holidays.  I started so early by getting my shop space ready the first of November.  I still having baking and wrapping to do, but going to just enjoy the last 10 days.
I'm looking forward to the get togethers  with our family.  We keep the gifts simple here.  I'm trying to hold out on just giving money or gift cards. That day is coming soon enough.  

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We are having a busy month with our eyes. I had cataract surgery last week. It went well.  Hubby has to have a little surgery to remove a cyst in the corner of his eye on the 20th.  He has to see a plastic surgeon that specializes in eyes.  It should be minor, we are hoping.  Then after Christmas I'm having my other eye done.  We should see well to bring in the new year.

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It's been cold here but not much snow.  I'd rather have it a few degrees warmer and more snow.  Sorry, but it's just magical.

The older grands are busy with basketball games, dancing, and digging for gold.  Q is having a birthday party tomorrow in the mountainous where they get to dig for gold.  How cool is that.  We love when they call for back up with the kids.  It's nice that hubby only works one day a week because some times it takes two of us.   They are now 14, 13,11, 11, 11, 9, 8, and 1.  

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Our furry kids are always on our laps except when the baby is here.  They follow her at all times.

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So we would love to wish you all a Christmas with memories to cherish and a happy, heathy New Year.


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Saturday, August 19, 2017

3 Months Later

BloggerImageI can't believe my last post was three months ago.  I have tried to visit through Facebook, Instagram and Blog Lovin.
With so much going on in our country right now, I though this would be a good photo to share.  
We certainly need more love and less hate. BloggerImageWe all need to worry about our little ones and their future by doing what we can.

With that said, it has been crazy around here.  I know in your lives, too.  It's been one medical thing after another for me this entire year.  So far all is well.  Just a lot of hurdles.
I'm still on Etsy (Grammy petals Shop) and have space in an antique store outside of town.  
The grands keep me busy. They are now 14, 13, 11, 11, 11, 8, 7, and one.  Yep, that babyis one. BloggerImageWe have the best time with her.  Such a sweet baby.
Hubby is still working one day a week. He just got back from Colorado helping out our grandkids that live there. I had to cancel because Little Hank was ill.  He's doing okay now .

I don't think I even posted about our family trip to Hilton Head.  We had a good time but one family was missing.  Oh and I choked on water and it went into my lungs. See I told you. BloggerImage BloggerImage BloggerImageWe were missing this family on vacation.
Well friends, stay safe and don't look at the eclipse.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Rain, rain, flowers and birthdays


BloggerImageFour generationsBloggerImageMy Mother turned 90.  About 50 of us spent the weekend together celebrating.  Little cousins met other little cousins.  It was somewhat a take over of the hotel. We had a banquet one evening.  It was a little too much for the birthday girl as the following two weeks she was pretty ill.  She's back to normal and drove her car .  Scary.

The sun is trying to shine.  So much rain.  We have been lucky considering the rest of the country.  The flowers are blooming.  Trying to hold off a little longer before starting my fairy gardens and potted plants.  

I'm closing one retail space and keeping my Etsy shop.  My other retail space in a little town near here is where my things will go.  I recently added more Steiff animals including puppets to both .
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I found this tiny dollhouse with all the furniture recently. It's only about 8" long. BloggerImageThis Steiff keystone  cop is a rare find. BloggerImage
And little peanut is getting hair.  She's about to get a kiss from Piper.  She is everywhere doing the army crawl.
BloggerImageAnd here are the birthday kids.  The cute guy turns 11 this month.  (From left to right). Next Elli and Allie turned 11.  Then our 14 year old.  But the next two have birthdays in December. 

Happy Mother's Day.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Spring break

Seriously, Easter is this weekend.  
We have been busy, but a lot of good times.
My daughter and her children came for their Spring Break.  That meant lots of family time.  And a photo shoot, far from professional, with all the grands.  It's more like smile, click click. But this event doesn't happen but about every two years. No time to call a pro.  Although my son  wife's camera and she is a pro. These are not those pics. It was raining so we had to find the best indoor spot. BloggerImage BloggerImage BloggerImage BloggerImage BloggerImage BloggerImageGuess who was the center of attention.  
I'll be back soon with some of the other fun events. I will spare you the ones that weren't so fun.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Daffodils and Snow

BloggerImageMy daffies are in shock. They bloomed in February.  With snow predicted they will probably not make it.
We have had such warm weather. Lately some chilly weather. 70s on day 20s the next.  Hoping you all surviving.
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A couple of cuties I have made for my retail spaces. I really like needle felting.  My little Hank loves to steal my wool.
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BloggerImageNew project started with some ducks.

My daughter and her children are coming the end of the month from Colorado.I need to finish projects and get ready. I can't wait to my fisher boy sees the pond.  The deer and the ducks are making daily visits. 

BloggerImageOur 3 ten year olds have started turning 11. Goose is first.  On her birthday she had an accident that involved hitting a sign twice and cutting her head.  They used glue to mend it but later they found out she has a concussion.  Hoping she will be well soon. She is tiny but plays very rough basketball and year around soccer.  Then she got hurt running on the playground.

Well that's it for today.  Stay safe.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Heart Day for sure

BloggerImagei know this isn't a good picture but it's US and how we celebrated our Valentines.
I spent three hours getting tests on my heart and another hour checking my brain.  And Hubby sat waiting for me patiently.  Well almost, he got worried when I was gone for three hours and not two.  And the good news is both are fine.  When I returned from the horrific brain scan I was a mess.  He took my socks off and rubbed my legs with lotion.  The nurse said, "You guys are so cute." My son told his dad that he was a good husband and that he is.  
The week before he surprised me .  We went for lunch and on the way to the movie he said he wanted me to look for a heart shaped diamond. I had a beautiful one once.  My challenged son had taken it and gave it to a girl that was also challenged.  But we didn't know that for 15 years.  I looked and looked for that ring.  We thought I had lost it or it was taken.  So this was my surprise.  The lady at the jewelry store tried to talk me into a band as well .  I think she said, "Wow you like things plain." Hah, yep that's me.  It's beautiful with my band.
No need to worry .  I just had several symptoms that together combined with my family history caused concern for a two night stay in the hospital and a bunch of tests.  Still no answers but with a good heart and a good brain, I can't complain. I'm to see a neurologist and another test was recommended.  I don't think I can handle any more tests for awhile.
The hospital ER and rooms were full. So many are sick with the flu. In the cardiac wing the patients we saw were struggling.  Hubby and I both said we wanted to get back to the pool and do better with our diets.  
So I'll just stop there for now.  ❤️❤️❤️❤️