Monday, February 27, 2017

Two Peas In A Pod

Happy Monday to you!  I hope you all had  great weekend, filled with activities that make you happy.
As you know, Friday we had our carpets cleaned so Hunter and I went over to Carrie's.  It is truly his favorite place to hang out, though I think he was afraid we were leaving again.  I will say our carpets turned out very nice and it feels good.  Well, after the dogs all played Lily climbed up in my lap(she can be found there most of the time)and Hunter snuggled in next to her.  Hunter is awake, but had been asleep.  It's so funny-you really can't tell where Lily's body stop and Hunter's starts-looks like one big body.  Lily is starting to show her age-10 this year and it's so hard to believe that Hunter is 5 already.
I was able to walk on Saturday and today I will walk in the afternoon.  I am also hoping to spend a good chunk of time pinning to quilt tops that I need to start quilting.  One is for The Resource Center, which is a pregnancy counseling center; in fact, I hope to make another one in addition.  The other was from the Fig Leaf Club last year-I want to get that done. I also still have my top from the Sisters class I took last summer that will take a lot longer, do to its size.  I don't really want to start anything new right now, just finish these up.
I hope your Monday goes well and that you get to enjoy some sunshine~it's 28 degrees here, but sunny and clear.  It is supposed to get up to 50 later on-come on warmth.
Hugs,
Noreen and Hunter

Friday, February 24, 2017

Seriously!

Happy Friday to you!  Today we are having our carpets shampooed and had to move furniture etc.  Hubby put our ottoman up on the bed this morning and I just walked in to see this.  How funny Hunter is-I couldn't believe he had jumped up onto his bed on top of the ottoman; sometimes he can be a little unsure of heights.  However since he sleeps on our bed with us every night, I'm sure he nows how cushiony it is.
I'm still fighting this cold, but am better than I could be.  Since all our furniture is moved downstairs, including my sewing room, I'll just be playing on the computer until this afternoon.  It's snowing here again so winter is definitely back.
I hope you have a great day and weekend.
Joy to you.
Noreen

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Happy Thursday to you!  Well, we are covered in white again-so much for wanting spring weather.  I am thankful that I've already been out for my annual Women's examine and stopped at the store, on the way home, to get celery and carrots for turkey soup.  It will be perfect for today.  Not much on the agenda~I am passing on watching our grands, due to my cold, but hubby is going over to hang out with them. I will probably spend the time sewing or moving furniture, as tomorrow we get our carpets shampooed.
One thing I am not happy about is that a Fort Collins judge has ruled that the previous statute or law concerning women going topless in public  is unconstitutional.  Seriously!  So next Wednesday all of our family is avoiding the city.  I just think both men and women should wear tops; I'm hoping they are making a big deal out of something that won't come to pass.  When you have young children in the family, it isn't necessary to be exposed to this when out in public.  I'll get off my soap box now.
I hope you have a great day today, one that's filled with smiles!
Hugs,
Noreen

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Happy Wednesday to you. I'm back home again with that cold that has hung on-such a bummer. I promised I'd share some of the incredible food we had on our trip. Our first night we visited some friends in Sun City and took them out to dinner at Abuelo's in Peoria; they choose the restaurant and it couldn't have been better. It reminded me of a restaurant in Santa Clara, back in the 80's called El Torito. So I haven't had Mexican food as good as we had in California for 9 years-this place took me back there. I had Salmon with a wonderful sauce-oh it was so good. If we get back to Sun City, definitely going to have to get back there.
On Friday we drove up to Sedona and once again walked through the town and loved it.  We had lunch at our favorite restaurant-Oak Creek Brewery in the Village of TLAQUEPAQUE.  They had gluten free buns, so I was able to get a turkey sandwich.  We decided that this would be our big meal for the day-in fact, we didn't eat dinner that night.  Best coleslaw I've every had.
Hubby really didn't need dinner-great ribs.
It was a cloudy day and the sun broke through for a few minutes-so we only got photos with our phones.
I love the red rock formations.
On Saturday we drove to Florence and then onto Oro Valley.  We had planned on staying in Tucson, but our neighbors were in Oro Valley and decided to stay there. I can tell you that from what we saw there, I loved this area.  As you know, I'm not into big cities so Oro Valley was perfect!
Today I'll be hanging out and trying to fight this cold off.
Tomorrow we have snow predicted-grrr.
Seize the day!
Noreen

On The Road Again

Just checking in to say we are headed home today; we had a great trip, but there's no place like home!
Can't wait to see the family and love on Hunter.  He loves being at Carrie's, but it would be nice to take him with us. Looking forward to walking with my gals again and getting rid of the fluff I out on while we were gone-too much good food, which I'll share tomorrow.
Have a great Tuesday!
Noreen



Monday, February 20, 2017

Be Still My Heart

Happy Monday to you!  We have had such fun on our road trip, visiting with friends and our next door neighbors and exploring new areas of Az.  Again, we absolutely love Sedona and would like to go back and stay there as well as Oro Valley, near Tucson.  However, somehow on this trip I've managed to catch a cold and hope to fight it off.  Although we've loved our time here, the rain has put a bit of a damper on it and I'm more than ready to head home to family and to this little guy.  Carrie sent this pic to me yesterday and it made me want that fluff ball in my lap.  Luckily, our friends have their dog Dukie with them, so I got some time with him-I'm sure Hunter will be miffed when we get home and he smells his buddy from next door.  Being here actually made me think about spending a month here sometime-maybe in a year or two.  We'll see-if I can avoid big cities and their traffic, hubby might actually be able to talk me into it.
I hope you had a fantastic weekend.
Blessings to you!
Noreen

Friday, February 17, 2017

Happy Friday to you!  Currently, hubby and I are on a road trip and in AZ.  The drive on Wednesday to Albuquerque was very nice and we went to dinner at Standard Diner, a diner that had been reviewed and aired on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.  It was good food, but somehow gluten crept into my system and I definitely knew it.  Yesterday we drove from Albuquerque to Phoenix-another pretty drive; we hadn't driven on this stretch of the road before and I was pleasantly surprised by the landscape.  It's been four years since we've been in Phoenix and on our last visit, we were so impressed with the freeways and also how clean everything was.  I will say that in the four years since we've been here, the traffic has gotten to remind us so much of Southern California.  The freeways are still impressive and clean, but oh my the cars.  We drove up to Sun City to see friends and go to dinner and it took us 30 minutes longer than normal and it wasn't even peak traffic.
Today we will be going up to Sedona, Prescott and Jerome.  We may not get beyond Sedona, but will have a wonderful day!  It is supposed to rain this weekend in Tucson, where we head next and also rain on the way back to Colorado-as long as we don't have snow, I'll be happy.
I hope you are all well and having a good week.
Joy to you!
Noreen