Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Snowy Day

Happy Snowy morning to you all. So it probably isn't snowing where you are, but here in northern Colorado we are having a big storm. The good news is that we are on the tale end of this one. Last night hubby went out right before ten and cleared the driveway; we knew what was coming and he wanted to get a head start on it. This morning, when we finally dragged ourselves out of bed, we got in to start the lengthy shoveling time. I haven't shoveled in approx. 2-3 years due to the fact I didn't want to slip and injure myself. Let me tell you I forgot how much work it is. I worked straight, alongside of hubby, for an hour. He continued clearing our elderly neighbor's sidewalk and driveway. He worked for another hour doing that as well as clearing our driveway two more times. Before I finally asked him when he wanted breakfast, he was over helping another older neighbor. One neighbor took these photos to document I really did help hubby today.
Trying to give my back a break.
Our outside lights look like Mushrooms.


Hubby decided to see just how much snow we got; I don't remember having this much last year.
In case you can't tell, we have 15" on our roof outside our kitchen and it's still snowing.
I'm glad we don't have anywhere to go today!  My heart goes out to those traveling for Thanksgiving.
Be safe, where ever you are!
Joy to you!
Noreen

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Christmas is Coming

Hello Friends, Just about the time I'm ready to head down and sew, I see a friends blog who is posting about dishes. I almost didn't go by, because the last thing I need is more dishes....however I'm so glad I did. For the last several years, I've picked up some of these plates, just because I love them. This year, I'm not making quilted gifts for the neighbors, but thinking a plate of some goodies would be really nice for the holidays.

I also love the chargers that are underneath the first dish-so cute.  So tomorrow when I head to Walmart, guess what I'll be getting.
Yay!  I'm so anxious to get out house decorated and was going to wait until after our Thanksgiving weekend company comes, but now I'm thinking we might have to move it up to next week.  I just arranged for our two oldest granddaughters to come over Wednesday afternoon and help put up the tree. They love it and it helps the with Christmas expenses.
So now that I'm inspired, I will need to get downstairs to work on a special quilt project; it's the perfect day because there is snow on the ground.
Hugs,
Noreen

Monday, November 18, 2019

Monday Monday

Hello and happy Monday to you.  I hope you had a great weekend.  Hubby and I had such a great day on Saturday; for the last three years or so, we've gone down to Denver to the Performing Arts Center for a production.  The last two times we went we saw the Nutcracker Ballet; once my sister-in-law Sue joined all of us girls(except the youngest who was so little to enjoy it) to attend the Nutcracker.
You may recall that when our girls were little we would join my sister Dee and Sue to attend a holiday production in San Francisco. This outing was always one of the highlights of the holidays; we would go to lunch and then to the Opera House.  We have so many precious memories of those days!  So several years ago we invited Sue to come out and go with us; something so special for each of us.  Last year both daughters families attended the Nutcracker; it was fun, but our teen grandsons felt that they didn't need to go again.  So on Saturday, hubby and I went to see Phantom of the Opera in Denver.  It was fun, but again we remembered how incredible the SF Opera House is.
Yesterday after I got back from church, hubby and I put up the Christmas lights on our tree in the front yard; they won't be turned on until Dec.  It was such a pretty day that we also took Hunter on a walk. Can you imagine our surprise  when we turned on the Broncos-Minnesota game and they were leading; it's like watching our old team.  Go Broncos.
Have a  great week!
Hugs,
Noreen

Monday, November 4, 2019

Happy Monday to you!  It is so hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner and then Christmas will be following shortly.  Thank you all for  your comments about my missing diamond from my original wedding set, that is now 41 years old.  Unfortunately, I did not find it; hubby was surprised that I spent time searching, since it was such a small stone and that I was blessed by our daughters and 10 of our 11 grands coming over to help me search for it.  I will say that they all thought it was my ring from our 25 wedding anniversary that popped out.  I am going to be more diligent in watching the prongs on my rings from now on.  At some point we'll go to our jewelers and have the center diamond replaced.  It was a very inexpensive set we got when we became engaged,  but more importantly it was the sentimental value it held.
We are back into our routine of getting to the gym and it feels good, but it is still work.  This week is fairly open, expect for sewing and our mini group meeting on Friday.
Our snow is gone and sun is out-yay!  I hope you have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Noreen

Thursday, October 31, 2019

A Good Day Until

Happy Thursday to you!  I hope your week has been blessed and that today you are counting your blessings.  I've had a great week, one filled with spending time sewing inside due to the two storms we got earlier in the week.  Last night hubby and I had his annual dinner with the other seniors that he works with at the golf course.  It was really nice.  Today I was just sitting down to write this and glanced at my right hand, specifically at my original wedding band.  I had noticed yesterday that one of four prongs we bent upward and we talked about going to the jewelers to have it fixed.  Can you imagine my shock this morning when I looked down and saw that the center diamond was missing.  Mind you it wasn't a huge stone at all, but after 41 years it is still very special.  I've gone through what I wore last night, my pj's and have crawled around the floor looking for it as well as checking in our bed.  Of course, I've prayed that the Lord would lead me to it.  It is not the end of the world, but makes me disappointed I didn't take the ring off when I noticed the prone was up.  I never take my rings off at night-just when I clean them.  So I'll go check downstairs, we had to wipe the windows down from the condensation this morning.  If I don't find it, I'll be fine...it's just the sentimental value that it holds.  So girls, check your rings and fine jewelry.   I still have so much to be grateful for~a wonderful life, an incredible husband that has been by my side through thick and thin, two incredible daughters who are best friends plus their hubbies who are more like sons than son in laws, 11 grandchildren who bless me continually, countless numbers of friends who I delight in, pups that bring me joy, an incredible home to live in, a beautiful state that is not suffering the wildfires like California.  It's a great life filled with blessings from above.  Count yours today!
Blessings on your day!
Noreen

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

When It's Cold Outside

Happy Tuesday to you; here in Colorado we are getting more snow and believe me when I tell you it's cold outside. Dear hubby is out shoveling the walkway, driveway and sidewalk; he said it was easier to shovel three inches now and three this afternoon. I didn't even try to go out; I'm getting too leery of slipping and breaking something.

I bought this beautiful Mum at the beginning of the month and it is the only one I have that is still alive.  One I planted in the garden and I have another in the sunroom, but it's very wilted; once the snow stops, I will try to plant it.  This beauty is my favorite this year and I've brought it in when its been freezing or snowing.  I will plant it too in the front yard; just can't bear to put it out there and watch it die.
I realized that with my lack of blogging lately, I hadn't shared any of my harvest decorations.


I have started making small Snap Bags for my granddaughters stocking stuffers; they are small bags than can hold gloss or lipstick.  I received one at our Guild's mini retreat in September and it is perfect for a large purse or travel bag.  I will continue to work on those and hope to start a new quilt for one granddaughter; I can't say I'll have the quilt done by Christmas but I'm hoping for the new year.
To all those in California, many are praying for relief from the devastating wildfires.  We have friends and family who've had to evacuate; it was just two years ago that they had the Tubbs fire and it destroyed much of our old home town.
Blessings~
Noreen

Monday, October 21, 2019

Good morning friends, I hope you all had a great week and weekend. WE have been staying so busy with guests and projects; amazing how quickly a week can pass and I didn't sit down to blog. Yesterday hubby and I went to our daughters & families church to see our second grandson play guitar with the worship team. It was fun, but I just had to smile as we walked in and I spotted our oldest granddaughter wearing the same dress as I had on-just in a different color. We had on black leggings and black boots as well. Needless to say it was has been so windy and cold that we both decided we needed to dress warm. I've had my dress for a year, but didn't wear the belt~I should have.
Miss S is 14 now and as you can see, she has passed me up in height.  It was so fun to be together this morning. Yesterday I just relaxed and just enjoyed being inside.  I have several activities this week and hope I regain my energy after our busy weekend.
Hugs,
Noreen