Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Here's to a wonderful New Year..
Here's to happiness, success, good health and cheer
And the many joys still to appear !
My best wishes to all in 2015

Monday, December 29, 2014


Christmas Eve was my turn..
Ann and Joe ( my sister and her husband) came for dinner
and presents.

 Christmas Eve was when our family all got together.
When I was working, I worked Christmas Day.

 Years ago, 
someone gave me this snow globe and Ann and I 
have been passing it back and forth ever since.

Joe has been saying that he wants an elephant for Christmas..

 The dogs thought he should share.

 I was concentrating on dinner and presents so I didn't get
many pictures.
We had a nice evening together. 
They head south soon for the winter.

Christmas morning brought SUNSHINE !!
It's been weeks.
It was short lived... only a few hours before the clouds returned.


I hope all of you had a wonderful Holiday with friends and family.
Sad to think that it's over already.

Friday, December 26, 2014


The Sunday before Christmas,
family Christmas was celebrated at "the farm"....
Here's the table all ready for us all...

Before supper was play time in the rec room.
Pool, darts and general rough housing with the kids.
The Steelers were playing..They won!!!

Sammie catching 40 winks..

Dinner was served and it was wonderful.
There were so many good choices, each better than the last.
  It was hard to know where to start.

Our family keeps getting bigger almost by the day.

Lots of baked goodies..all home made.


After dinner we played
 Christmas tree bingo and sang Christmas carols.
Taryn was our Director.


The dogs weren't forgotten..

We were supposed to wear ugly Christmas sweaters.
They seem to be back in style but I don't have one anymore.
This one had Christmas lights on it. 

Clean up began.

The dishwasher wasn't empty for long..

Is somebody sleepy??

Things were cleaned up and spiffy in short order.

Then it was back downstairs for gag gifts, Pollyanna s
and presents.
Here is one of the "Ugly" Christmas sweaters.
I missed this but I think...

This was the top of the Christmas tree..

and her skirt was the tree skirt with the presents around the tree..


A wonderful time was had by all.
Our host and hostess outdid themselves as always.
We appreciate all the special efforts they go to to make everyone 
feel loved and welcome.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014


Max spends a lot of time "helping" me make the bed.
SOMEHOW "the video was removed by the user"..
You'll just have to imagine Max under the sheets , on his back with all four feet in the air trying to bite your fingers ..
I'll try to get another one some day..
It takes a lot of time to make the bed with him in it.

( Imagined video)

His real problem here is that he spends sunny mornings
lying on this bed starting at the foot 
and working his way up to the pillows as the sun moves.
I'm interrupting his lounging time.
 So much for clean sheets.

"It took you long enough".
I wonder why that was , Max?


After his nap,
he helped with Christmas cards.

He's such a dear...

Friday, December 19, 2014


"Mom just laid these clothes out for me to lie on."


"Oh, you're going out and want to wear them?"

"She's just going to have to wear something else."

Damn   Darn cat.....

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


In my last post,
I was bemoaning the fact 
that there was almost no activity at my feeders
Someone must have heard me.


Hi cutie!

Help yourself....

I wonder what happened to his forehead ?...Mange?

Meanwhile in a nearby tree this little one is grabbing a nap.

Ain't nature grand ?

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