Saturday, November 21, 2015

First snow of the season Nov. 21, 2015

Poor Little John .. he is still fishing and his buddy Goose is keeping him company.

The snow is coming down at a pretty good rate. This is the Markle Park across the Wabash River

Looking east up river at the park across the Wabash

Looking west at the big old pine tree and Little John.

Brrrr but it sure is pretty

Looking to the west at my PINK barn and the big pine Tree. Yes the barn really is pink. Because it is mine and I can .. haha

Thursday, November 19, 2015

5 for Friday

1.Do you celebrate the religious aspect of Christmas or the commercial aspect of Christmas?
 I sort of hate how commercial it is.
I just like being with my family, seeing my friends and having a couple of nice days with no arguments or animosity. It's nice

2.What's your favorite activity to celebrate the holidays? (i.e. baking, making ornaments, etc.) I don't really have one. Unless you count curling up somewhere warm to watch A Christmas Story. I love me some Ralphie

3.Would you rather give or receive?
I feel awkward receiving presents, but I love giving them.

4.What is the gift you are most anxious to give this holiday season and who is it for? What makes is so special?
I'm anxious to give Morgan her gifts. I got her an early reader Bible and a toy.
I'm also anxious that I had to set a limit this year again,.

5.What is the most memorable gift you have ever gotten for Christmas? Why did it stand out more compared to other ones?
This falls in the "be careful what you ask for" category: One year I put Socks and Underwear on my gift wish list, just to be stupid. Sure enough, they showed up under the tree, beautifully wrapped and everything. Obviously not the most extravagant gift ever, but I've never forgotten it!.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Random Tuesday

  • my children
  • my brother
  • my family
  • my friends
  • my helpers
  • my health
  • my roof
  • my pillow
  • my memories
  • my freedom
  • myself
It's what is sustaining me today. You?

Thursday, November 12, 2015

5 for Friday

1. What's your favorite smell in nature? The  air after a storm.

2. What smell makes you nostalgic, and why? Lilacs They remind me of my Grandma, who used to put a vase of them on the kitchen table when they were in season.

3. What smell makes you happy?  In general, all Christmasy scents make me happy. Piney scents; ocean scents.

4. What do the seasons smell of?  Winter - pine and cinnamon, Spring - grass, roses, Summer - heat (it does have a smell), sweat, grilling, Fall - damp leaves, rain, pumpkin

5. What is the last thing you actively remember smelling? I just had the most delicious cup of coffee; the old paperwork I'm going through (well, avoiding going through, right this moment).

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Monday Memories:

  • Peter Max posters.
  • Mary Quant.
  • OJ cans as hair rollers.
  • The Zodiak Killer.
  • Bonne Bell 1006.
  • Klackers.
  • 4 TV channels.
  • The milkman.
  • Earth shoes.
  • Ashtrays in doctors' offices.
  • Mercurochrome. With the wand.
  • Denim binders.