Friday, February 27, 2015


we had a good snow.

Last week we had ice. much rather have snow than several hours of freezing rain,

So now...I'm officially ready for spring. I heard birds singing when I let our dog out this morning. I have a lone daffodil blooming, even thru all the single digit temps we had last week.

The days are getting longer-there's still day light when I leave work.

Spring is on it's way.

I'm looking forward to seeing how spring will be here at our new home. Looking forward to sitting on our patio, cool breezes blowing, listening to the birds.

My body seems to be craving warm sunshine. These winter days have taken a toll on me, especially since I'm in an office all day.

But this too shall pass and life moves on and we make it thru.

~~~til later

Sunday, January 18, 2015

winter so far

This was our first snow, back in November. We've had a few flurries since, some ice but mostly just cold. The temps have been below 50* for several weeks now.

I would love to have a good snow--one that comes down steadily for several hours or more, blanketing the earth with it's silence and beauty.

And then go away after a couple days. Just one day home, stuck in the house would be fine with me......

a quiet day to be snuggled  in with hot coffee or tea, a pot of soup or chili and some cornbread. Getting caught up on Downton Abbey (I just finished the 2nd season!).

Snuggling with our sweet Chloe girl....
Chloe has been with us
for about 3 months now. We rescued her from our local animal shelter. Such a sweet heart, she is. 
They labeled her as 'bassett hound' mix and named her 'Clover'. But 'Clover' didnt' work for us, kinda hard to say, so we changed it to Chloe, which I think suits her better. 
I'll share more about her later.
She came to us at a good time. My husband lost his mother the first week of October. I think Chloe has been good for him. She loves to be loved on as you can see in the picture. 

~~til later

Sunday, January 4, 2015

It's been year...

almost, since I last posted.

 I've been coming here off and on, reading other's blogs, commenting some, reading some of my past post, mostly looking at the pictures.

 Do I dare attempt to restart this thing? I've been thinking of it. Not sure why..

                                       .....maybe to just get all these unnecessary thoughts out of my head.

2014 was a year full of firsts and last...good and bad...two steps forward, three steps back...births and deaths...

I'm looking forward to a new year. As my pastor put it last Sunday...
                      ...2015 is a nice bright, beautiful, clean page....


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

so how cold is it?

Here in on my porch in western NC it is 1*. Not sure what the wind chill is.

I'm so thankful that I have a warm house, hot water, hot coffee and power this morning. I think of those who are in shelters, which are filled to the max. Thankful for those people who help support these ministries as volunteers, etc.
Think of those who did not make it to the shelters for what ever reason. Praying they found a warm place to stay.

Wishing I didn't have to get out in this, but I must work. Hopefully my car will start.

Ya'll stay warm!!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy 2014!

Dh asked me last night if I had any goals for the coming year. I really hadn't thought about it except for the usual 'get healthier' thing,
But there is one thing that I definitely need to work on and that is the balance between work and home. There is a lot to take into consideration. What steps do I need to take to get better organized. I do think taking better care of myself-physical and spiritual- is right there at the top.
So what steps do I take?
I need to start a list, an attainable list.


Sunday, December 29, 2013

last weekend of 2013

wonder what 2014 will hold?

We had a very nice Christmas.
It was a relaxing day. Had baked pork chops, fried potatoes, slaw and biscuits for supper. We weren't able to be with our daughter and her little family but we did Skype with them. I love Skype!! We had sent their gifts with them when they were here at Thanksgiving and they mailed ours to us-a gift certificate for one night at a very nice inn here in the mountains of NC!! I think we are going to purchase another night and go for our anniversary. Looking forward to that!

Guess who has come to my house to live?
Meet Floye! She is a 1935 Singer Featherweight! I purchased her at a local antique store. I've been working on her, trying to get her cleaned up and oiled. She runs very nicely and I look forward to sewing with her.