Thursday, January 18, 2018

Happy Thursday!  I went to my new salon today and so glad for the change.  I was pampered and it was so relaxing-here is my new cut(I love it and hope it is easy to keep up, which is a must for me).  Hunter isn't sure why I'm holding him for the photo, but he had just finished giving me kisses.  Love this pup.
Hope you have a great evening.
Hugs,
Noreen and Hunter

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Game Time

Happy Wednesday to you; I hope your week is going well.    I had a video to post of Hunter, Copper and Lily rough housing, but it was too long for blogger.  It is amazing that two little Bichons, both seniors, take on an adult Standard Poodle together.  It's so fun to watch them play, be it rough housing or chasing each other in the yard.  Hunter is very fast and can keep up with Copper, which is so surprising considering what long legs she has.  One of the things our grands love to do with us is play games.  We had two grands over on Monday night and Papa and Miss D played Cribbage, then we played a card game called Golf and another card game called 3-13.  Then at Carrie's I played Imagine If with three of the girls, another new game that I don't know the name of, Golf and finally Jenga.  Miss O and Miss E love pulling out the blocks that make the tower so unstable.  Hunter played outside with Copper as well and needs a bath today...which he will get shortly.  How about you, do you like playing card or board games?  Hubby and I play Cribbage every lunch hour, then Eucher and finally Golf.  He's off to Badminton now and I've got several things-bathing Hunter and continuing to work on my new wall hanging.
I hope you have a great day!
Hugs,
Noreen

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Happy Tuesday to you all.  We still have snow on the ground and its melting quickly, the temp started at 5 degrees this morning but is up to 25 degrees.  Hubby was off to the golf course to play on the simulator, which keeps him sane through the winter and I had planned to go to the gym first thing but decided to go this afternoon when it's warmer.  I headed downstairs and got one block done for a wall hanging, but in the midst of it my old hair stylist texted me and wanted to know why I'm leaving her.  I politely just told her I needed a change and then she responded that most people don't share why they are leaving and that she would really like to know.  She asked me to be open and honest.  As nicely as I could I told her that I respect each persons right to their beliefs politically and  religion, but as much as I'd try to change the subject she just kept on.  How do you tell your hair stylist to stop talking about things  you don't agree on and not worry about your hair cut.  I had told her before that I don't engage in such discussions etc.  I also told her I didn't want to hurt her feelings but just needed a change.  While we were texting I could feel my blood pressure going up.  I should have addressed the issues with her years ago, but I'm not a confrontational person at all which is why I didn't.  I wish her the best and am hopeful my new gal will be just as good.  I feel a relief that I was honest and open and maybe it will make her business better.  I hope I learn from this.
The sun coming in through the window feels so good.  After lunch, I will head to the gym since I didn't go yesterday.  Tomorrow I will also go and then try to get back on my M,W,F schedule.
I hope you have a great day today and stay warm!
Hugs,
Noreen

Monday, January 15, 2018

Snowy Day

Happy Winter Monday to you all, at least it's winter here in Colorado. We woke up to a snowy day and it makes me just want to stay inside and sew-which is what I plan to do. Hubby and I had planned on going to the gym, but after seeing the snow continue to fall, I told him our workout would be shoveling later on. We have an ordinance in town that states you don't have to clear the side walk until the snow stops falling, so that is what we'll do. Here are some pics of our back yard and the golf course.

We had a great weekend and so glad our trip to Kauai wasn't this week; after the false imminent missile attack on Saturday, I'll be happy to wait awhile. I'm still waiting to hear what happened. I'm a woman of faith, but let me tell you I would be pretty freaked if I was there and got the message-especially if hubby was off playing golf.  Hubby's sister was there and it was pretty much a panic time for most people.
The rest of our weekend was good~I'm trying to avoid all the flu bugs going around, so other than a couple of errands we pretty much just stayed in.  Kim and her hubby are going away next weekend to celebrate their anniversary and we will have her five, plus Petrol; the last thing I want to happen is for us to be sick. This week is pretty quiet, other than trying a new hair stylist at the salon down the street.  I'm going back to my haircut from a couple of years ago. It will be so nice not to get hammered by politics or religion; mind you I think everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, but don't try to shove your thoughts down my throat.  I was always so worried that if I said the wrong thing, I'd end up with a bad hair cut or color.  When you pay top dollar for your hair, you don't need attitude upon attitude to go with it.
I'll get off my soapbox now.  I hope you have a fantastic day!
Joy to you.
Noreen

Thursday, January 11, 2018

A Legacy

It's Thankful Thursday and I can't say enough how very thankful I am for my brother and his wife, the sister of my heart.  This photo was taken almost 50 years ago; they are coming up on their anniversary on Feb. 3rd.  Their steadfast love has been such a testimony to our family; first to me during the early years of marriage and then to our two daughters and their hubbies as well as to our grands.  WE are so blessed to have them as family!  In looking at the photos recently that Sue has emailed me, I suddenly realized how much my brother and I look alike.  I had heard it from others before, but didn't really see the resemblance-but now I do.  What makes this milestone anniversary such an exciting event and celebration is that they are coming to Colorado to have a family celebration and to renew their vows.  Anytime they come here the whole family is thrilled and we love carving out time for spending with them, but this time will be even more special.  Carrie's husband will be doing the honor of officiating the vow renewal.  We have hired a professional photographer to take photos of the special time.  Many of you know that Susan and I are so very close~she's mentored me in hospitality over the years, spoiled me when she should have slapped me-when I was young and immature and just been the best sister I could ever have.  What can I say about my big brother-words can not contain the emotions and love I feel for him; he's given the family so very much.  I can't begin to imagine life without them; just wish they lived closer, though it does make for fun trips going to see them.
May your day be filled with joy and love,
Noreen

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Dogs Chew Review

Hunter loves us being a #ChewyInfluencer and getting such wonderful things to try. This month Chewy provided us with two items for Hunter, free of charge in exchange for our honest opinion. Hunter isn't a big chewer, but if his cousins are around and take some of his bones, he definitely gets another one. With this in mind, I decided to try this product new to me and see if he'd take to it. After all, it is Peanut Flavored.

I made sure I got the mini size and as you can see it is still pretty big.

Description:Benebone's Wishbone Chew isn't your dog's average chew toy. Made with real crushed peanuts and durable nylon, the ergonomic wishbone will keep your dog chewing and each prong has deep flavor grooves to keep him interested. As if that wasn't enough, with your purchase you'll also be supporting animal welfare nationwide as a portion of all Benebone sales are donated to animal support organizations!

Key Benefits

  • Made of super-strong nylon and food-grade crushed peanuts
  • Deep grooves and ergonomically curved allows pups to get a good bite and increased surface area for improved scent and Flavor
  • No artificial flavor
  • With your purchase you'll also be supporting animal welfare nationwide as a portion of all Benebone sales are donated to animal support organizations!
First of all, I love that it is made in the U.S. and secondly that a portion of all sales are donated to animal welfare organizations.
Hunter loved the smell of the chew toy and was interested, but it his interest didn't last.  I'm thinking as soon as he sees Copper or Lily take it, he'll be more interested.
Once again, Miss Natalie and the entire staff get a diamond rating from us for all their help!
If you pup loves chew toys and you want something that will provide hours on entertainment, go check Chewy out~Chewy.com

Noreen and Hunter

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tuesday Tidbits

Greetings to you this Tuesday afternoon.  I don't know about anyone else, but since the first I've had trouble just getting back into my blogging routine.  Today is beautiful here in northern Colorado, the temp hit 60 and the sun was out.  I walked first thing with my girls on the street and then this afternoon went to Macy's to get some new makeup.  I used to use Clinique years ago-about 15 yrs ago, but lately have just gotten inexpensive makeup at the store.  So today I went and bought some Lancome, because one of my friends on the street recommended it.  It is much more expensive, but if it helps hide the aging, I'll be happy with it.  Speaking of trying something new~I've decided to try a spa/salon near me, for my hair, that I get my facials at.  I have been happy with my cut and color for the last five years, but unfortunately the stylist/owner frequently shares her philosophies on politics and faith with me-getting almost argumentative.  I have explained that I don't discuss those issues with others(especially when they are cutting my hair)and last time I saw her she said that she does this to get rid of clients she doesn't like.  Hmmm, I thought.  So I'm having a consultation with a gal at the salon I've gone to, to see what she can do with my hair.  I've tried to be really patient with my old hairdresser, but it can get very stressful and I've always been very good to her in the way of tips and Christmas presents. I'm really hoping the new gal will be just as good without the drama.  I am not a confrontational person at all and would have been happy to stay where I was, but enough is enough.
This afternoon I took Hunter on a walk too; he loves getting out and it doubled my exercise.  Tonight Kim and her family are coming over so that her hubby can help my hubby with some surround-sound speakers.  Tomorrow I'll hit the gym and who knows what else.
I hope you are having a good Tuesday.
Hugs,
Noreen