Friday, April 18, 2014

Thank You for the Cross, Thank You for the Cross
Thank You for the Cross My Lord.


May all your hours be filled with Resurrection Power this holy weekend and may His Love and Life shine in yours.
Easter Blessings,  Noreen

A New View

Good Morning Friends, Yesterday hubby and I took two loads over to our new home. We came home and began getting the remainder of boxes ready to take today; after dinner, hubby said he had an idea that would make me laugh. I had no idea what, but he quickly said we are going over and watching the sunset from our new deck. The couple who we bought the house from and who had been renting it from us for the last four months were officially out. Although we won't be moving in for a couple more weeks, we decided to go over. The couple are still in the midst of cleaning it and we figured if they were there we'd sit and visit. They weren't there and we spend a good 45 minutes just sitting on the deck watching the beauty of our sunsets. It is so quiet and peaceful. Needless to say, I am very anxious to be in our new home. This is one view of the mountains from the deck.
Another view-spectacular!
I have always wanted a water feature/water fall and now I have one. Love the sound of the bubbling water cascading over the boulders. 
Hubby and I are so very happy with our new home and know it will provide many wonderful evenings with friends, making memories. 
Have a great morning!
Hugs,
Noreen

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

It is hard to believe it is only Wednesday and that it is already 3:30 in the afternoon. You've heard the expression "dog-tired", well that is how hubby and I are feeling right now.  I got up and walked first thing this morning and then came home to ready the house for the Interior Designer/Stager that our Realtor was sending over.  I will tell you that when we lived in Ca., I had two experiences with Interior Designers that didn't impress me.  I always knew there was someone out there that would, but wasn't sure I'd ever use one.
Well, our Agent has a gal who works along side clients to ready their homes to sell.  What a breath of fresh air she was; of course it helped that there weren't any big issues to change.  She walked through our home, advising us to get rid of placemats, doilies and lots of items that I thought would be o.k.-such as a mortar/pestle on the stove etc.  I guess many of the designer tips have come and gone.  We opened everything up visually, so the space looks even bigger.  I will say we had two bookcases and a round oak table that got moved to the garage.  I'm wondering why we never rearranged the furniture in the family room before.  Hubby and I had taken down a lot of art pieces and she had us put them back up.  Some of the things we did hubby doesn't agree with, but if it makes our house sell faster, I'm all for it. I told hubby if I ever needed a Interior Designer, she is the one I'd call. 
After we finished doing most of what she wanted, we made a run to our oldest daughter's house to finish putting up a wire fence for the dogs.  They haven't yet gotten their corral fence up and so other than putting the two dogs on a lead when they are outside, this will give them an area to run, sit in the sun and also take care of business. Hunter and Lily played outside while hubby and the grandsons worked on the fence.  When we got home, Hunter just crashed.  I think he isn't secure with all the changes going on here.  The next month could be a bit unsettling for him, poor pup.
Tomorrow, we have a photographer coming over to take photos of our home for the MLS listing and the fliers; it will also be on You Tube.  All I know is that I'm counting on all our hard work paying off. 
I'm not sure whether I will be posting the rest of the week, too many things to finish. I will be touching base with all of you though-so don't give up on me. 
In the next week or so, I will have a surprise for all of you dog lovers and dog bloggers....I will have photos of a good friend and her two dogs,  who I'll be meeting up with.  No hints though.
May your Easter be filled with love, family and good food. 
Until tomorrow,
Noreen & Hunter

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Last Nights Lunar Eclipse

On the news last night, we heard there was a lunar eclipse that would occur during the middle of the night. I am usually the one who will be awake until the wee hours of the morning; however, last night hubby crawled out of bed around 1:30 a.m. I was awake enough to tell him where the camera and telephoto was and then went back to bed. It wasn't as spectacular as we expected but he did get a pretty good shot of it.

Today, I've already been out walking and other than folding laundry, not sure what is on my agenda. Hubby has golf and later this afternoon, we will be going to our girl's house to put up wire fencing for the dogs. Right now they don't have any fences and when the two pups are together, they just get tangled in the leads. I'm sure it will be hubby and the two grandsons putting it up, but I can supply an extra set of hands. Last night we watched a bit of American Idol before switching to the Voice; I have to say I so prefer the Voice-there are such good singers this year and somehow they all seems more professional than those on Idol. On the home front, we still haven't heard anything from the second showing yet. The designer/stager is coming tomorrow morning; that will be interesting to hear suggestions. I am still hoping that we get an offer before it is on the MLS; it would be so much easier.
Have a great day!
Noreen & Hunter

Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Musings

Good Morning To You! I hope you had a great weekend; after getting our house ready for a second showing on Sat., we spent some time with our grands. Today is a very special day-our Peanut turns 7. She is a very delightful girl with a huge heart. Peanut, as you may remember, has battled through some serious health issues and although still has some minor problems from time to time, she enjoys a full life. Gifted in art, she loves drawing. We are so very proud of her!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PEANUT!!!!
 
Hunter went to the groomer on Friday and as you can see, looks pretty handsome. I always love his coat when he's just gotten cut; even though we fuss over the cost, it is well worth it.


Now, if I can keep him mat free I'll be happy.
 Yesterday we had a nice family lunch at our youngest daughter's house. Today we got some errands to run and before we leave we have to make sure the house is ready to show, just in case.
May your day be merry!
Joy to you,
Noreen & Hunter

Friday, April 11, 2014

Happy Friday to you!  With all the craziness in our lives right now, the days are flying by so very quickly.
Yesterday was a full day and right before dinner, we got a call that someone wanted to see the house today(even though it isn't even listed on the MLS yet). 
O.k. so I'll admit that I want it perfect for showings and that I probably have a little obbessive behavior issues.  So after I got home from a ladies gathering at church last night, I vacuumed upstairs and started doing small things.  We haven't had a time confirmed as of this morning, but my attitude is that I still want it in tip-top shape, just in case.  Hubby is much more relaxed than I am.  Hunter gets groomed today and there are some things I still need to do-such as polish the wood floors. 
I hope you have a wonderful day filled with joy and a relaxing weekend, filled with sunshine.
Hugs,
Noreen

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thankful Thursday

Oh Happy Day, O Happy Day...  Do you remember this song?  I love it and it just popped into my mind.
We had a great day yesterday, met with our Realtor and signed a contract to put our home on the market.
Now we still have minor things to do, but all in all it is looking pretty good.  I had planned on purchasing flowers for the outside pots in the garden, but snow is expected on Sat. and Sun., so I will wait until next week to get them in the pots.  I'm off to walk Hunter this morning and then go check out Sears for a Lands End tankini/top.  Since we will become members of a community pool when we move, I realized I really did need a top I liked because our grands may join to. 
Here in Colorado, we get what are known as "Wave Clouds" and they take what could be a wonderfully, warm day and make it cooler.  Yesterday was supposed to get up to the high 70's, but it never did due to the wave cloud.  Come on Spring-I'm ready for warm days that stay. 
I hope find rays of sunlight today and joy in your heart.
Hugs,
Noreen & Hunter