60░/57░ A few showers early becoming a steady rain for the afternoon. NW winds at 5 to 10 mph, increasing to 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
I'd love to get your rain and I just might today!! It's looking good!
Those are good thoughts and have been the cry all summer for some. Yes, we need to put fall to bed, wet.
Yayyy, Iowa is covered in little raindrops on the map :o)
Look at that jet stream!
You look AWESOME!! The gown is a perfect fit too :o)
It won't be too hard to find homes for the boys, and I sure would want to keep the snuggler. Besides, we need to see one of them grow up!
Funny how just entering November makes everyone panic because it's almost Thanksgiving. I know why. Because we neglected our house all summer and now we have to clean. I started dusting yesyterday, LOL!
I hate wasting a good day, but sometimes the errands are more pleasant in good weather. Especially if you have things to carry into the house. I get cat litter ahead for that reason alone! That and being out once. Never again!
Yesterday was breezy, sunny and beautiful. I washed windows and cut back the peonies in the cat's fenced in yard. They can't hide under them now that they fell over. I did leave the ironweed stalks. I worry about hoot owls swooping down in the dark, and they need a place to hide and watch the birds and squirrels. Today we have a change in the weather. The balmy air now, will quickly drop with the rain moving in. Finally, a real rain!
Still wet on ground and past few days ago that they working on the street to ripping off the old road and put 3 times layer on road! That on front of the driveway is 1 inches (don't want to damage to my van's rim.)... So 2 days ago they put 1 last layer on the road then yesterday got good raining around before 5 pm...
I am waiting for the paint on road what they planning...
God block and brick from my daddy. Have to get it out of the van and find it a home for the winter. One more load to pick up. They are filling in their pool and have to "alter" the route to the back yard for the workers. Mom was pulling out gardens yesterday - clipped the last of the Culver's Root seed heads off - showered myself in the process with seed. Lol. If I had the energy, I would take more from her but I just dont. I still have a few plants to throw in the dirt this weekend. One last deep water, one more mow and one more big rake. Feel the snow comin in my bones.
Wow looks like winter is officially here for many...you must take pictures of the snow if you all get any. I'm glad everyone at least got some good welcomed rain.
Guess the cold front coming through here because a slight chance of rain today and only up to 73, tonight low is predicted to go down to 52░.
Big plant show in Mt. Dora on Saturday, so low seventies will feel good. I'll do my best to just look and not buy. ☺
Ju Ju is cute...I miss my dog, she'll be gone two years the 13th of this month, we had her since pup and she was 13 when she died.
Went for a nice long hike yesterday in Wekiwa Springs state park...all the wildflowers going to seed now, but there were still a few liatris here and there and still some butterflies fluttering around, lots of bees. Pretty grasses blowing in the breeze...
Snow always looks better in pictures, haha! Would love to see them as long as they are not here!
It was only 37 at 7 am but finally warmed up to 71 this afternoon. Supposed to be 46 in the am again. Covered the plants. Will have to take the house plants and tropicals into the gazebo and hang the plastic before long. They stay nice and cozy there.
The patio and canvas enclosure just did not work last year. The canvas kept the heat out in the day, so no heat built up for the night. Oh well, a good science lesson learned at a cost of $84+ dollars!
The grandchildren's high school football team were undefeated until tonight. They lost 35 to 28. At least it was close and they are both going to playoffs.
36░/59░ Partly cloudy this morning, then becoming cloudy during the afternoon. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday morning I got up to feed the cats, but we only had one cat. After searching the whole house we saw that Zoe had slipped out on the side porch and then outside when DH was checking a water dish.
It was the fenced in area we put up for them. But, DH locked the door behind him and the cats hook their claws in it to bang it when they want in. We saw where he had made it to the top, bent the fence a bit and went over.
We looked all over in the dark with flashlights and went back out after the sun was up. No cat any where. All day we looked off and on. Needless to say, I took the fence down that afternoon and we won't be letting them all the way outside again.
That night, DD needed us to come to the emergency room to get three of the kids. #2 had a swelling on his neck under his ear and since her DH gets off after the Dr. office closes, they have to use the E. Room. He turned out to have strep throat and didn't need it surgically lanced.
We got home around midnight. I went ahead and called for the cat. Came in and checked the sideporch door...and there he was. He must have just come over to be let in. He was pretty quiet and subdued for a day and now he's getting back in they rhythm of things. I think he felt he lost his place and isn't as agressive towards Petey as before.
It was a very long day and he was gone close to 24 hours.
Yesterday we went to the church auction and had so much fun. The auctioneer is DH
d Uncle in Law and ah and the other guy are soo funny when they quip about things and people to try and get them to bid. We got kidded a lot to bid on a pork loin, and we did. Then he used the loin as a reason to buy other things and the whole hall was rocking with laughter.
There is also a very funny older woman and she got the most laughs because she wanted to buy a scarecrow that was in the corner. It was a church decoration, but they got it out and bids were placed. She got it and we all had a good time over that.
Earlier she had a question about the game tickets being auctioned. Meanwhile the bids were going off all around her, the auctioneer was making remarks and we were all cracking up again. She's a wonderful lady!!
So it went from heart ache to heart happy over the weekend.
Happy Bithday JuJU. You're a beautiful girl!
Well, I read but the morning is going fast. I have to gather garbage and recycling and set them out this morning.
LOL! A kittten would have helped the tears, but I am so glad to have the big boy back!
Pepper, I woke up to the promised rain and I am so happy. I hope there's a brake because we vote for our city council members today and for once we have 7 to chose from and need to vote 6 with a new mayer.
Got pour soaking raining and lightning...Then I felt earthquake rumble my bed! And the new said " Earthquake hit in OK at 9 pm" So, I knew it and oh boy! I know I was living in Southern Calif few years back...
Right now it still raining and lightning will be later on...
Last nite, My dogs got very scared and sit by my bed and whine! and power was off at 4:22 am it been like almost 30 minutes and I just woke up at 530 am...
64░/79░ Sunny...We had some off and on light showers and cooler weather over the weekend due to a low off the Atlantic side of FL. Was nice for the garden. Yesterday was beautiful...but a sad thing, we had to chop down our twenty year old orange tree. We got one grocery bag of oranges and it is my last ever crop. They are still sweet but a tinge of sour to them. I hate losing that tree, but we tried everything for the past two years, even had an expert come out and take a look...it was not going to make it. DH is going to put a patio in with pavers and make us a permanent fire pit where the tree was. It is really a large area the tree took up. So strange to not have it there anymore.
Billy that is scary to have a cat get out. Our Oreo has escaped twice because someone didn't shut our door all the way. We were out with flashlights and searching...luckily both times he came right back home after an hour or so. I can't imagine 24 hours...your cat knows where home is and that is good.
Rusty I looked at your weather...looks like some heavy stuff to deal with today. An earthquake...wow...I also lived in So. Cal growing up and been through some bad ones.
Texasgal...you sound like me dragging in all the tropicals when the temps start dipping. I have a patio with windows, the vinyl kind so we run a heater out there and they still get light. I can open the windows when it warms back up also. Brings in lizards and other things...the cats have a heyday chasing them. I hope we don't get down that low for a bit...so far low 50's been our coldest night temps.
kwanjin, did you ever get snow???
Well we're off to buy pavers for our little patio...here is a picture of my Mexican sunflowers way up there in the sky...plant is over twenty foot up, so all I can do is take pictures of the bottom of the flowers. They will bloom until it freezes...and it always freezes to the ground.
46 this morning, should climb to 73░ today...sunny. Taking my Ma to the craft show this morning, gonna be a cold start. By tomorrow back up to 81░...yeah...it is hard to get up when this cold...had to close the windows during the night. House is 62, cats were all snuggled up with us last night.
49░/58░ A mix of clouds and sun with gusty winds. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph.
When they remodeled our Walmart, we were there every week, but when it was done and things were in the new place, it was a new store! Most of it is for the better, but they dropped things because they lost whole aisles by making the aisles bigger. That wasn't so happy!
No new photographs here either. Not even of the babies, LOL!
This time of year you need three sets of clothes to keep changing into. I'm glad to finally just put the shorts away. Now I alternate between sleeves and no sleeves.
We bought the twins a baby swing. This one worked well, so we will get another. Sheesh, they don't even look the same as the one my DD had, LOL! The seats in these can sit up more or lay back, and they are at the stage where they want to be up. They should be shakily sitting by Christmas and after that, well, Grandma's going to get you starts :o)
Mid 50's today. Hit 64 yesterday! BEAUTIFUL! Got more leaves raked, moved the John Deere to the garage - had to use a dolly to get it to the front - something wrong with the choke and it wont start. That was not fun moving it. Good thing I have a strong hubby or it would have been tarped until next spring.
Been having van troubles. Rack & Pinion is leaking and there is a knocking in the engine. I dont want to bring it in to find out what is wrong - it only has 70K on it! MAD! Daddy is letting me borrow his van. They are pulling out their pool so he is not in need of it right now. Lots to do around there. And I am finding that I am bringing home lots of pavers, bricks, and fence panels from their house. I have my work cut out for me next spring with the pavers & such. Saves me from having to buy them :) Sure looks different in their back yard though.
I have a little "Norma" peeking around my screen watching me type. The kittens are getting so big. Treating fleas...how they got fleas this late in the season is beyond me. Good thing I dont have carpet is all I keep thinking.
Today will be an inside cleaning day...unless the sun shines. Then I will find something outside to do :)
It was gorgeous over the weekend. Youngest granddaughter was here so she helped us move the tropicals into the gazebo and we hung the industrial strength plastic shower curtains.
It 's not supposed to get cold all week, and now that I have them in there we probably won't even have a freeze...ever.
It about wore me out. I wanted to get it done while I had a good helper. Now I can focus on Thanksgiving Dinner and cleaning house. It's my belated Spring cleaning...or Annual Fall cleaning time. I've started on the stove...next is the refrigerator.
Glad to hear from everyone!
I'll have to take some pictures of my makeshift greenhouse. The house plants, plumerias, some of the ferns, and majesty palms are in there. There's still more to go in there. I left a few things to spice up the patio. I put most of the artificial plants around the rock waterwall garden so it still looks pretty while the tropiicals are cozy and warm in the gazebo. Only now I have to water them once I get the canvas top on, but that easier than going out in the chilli weather to cover them up. That makes me achey.
34░/60░ Chance of a shower or two during the morning, followed by partly cloudy skies this afternoon. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
I suppose the warrenty is off the van. Huge MAD!
Awesome on the pavers, and yes, you will be ''fun busy'' figuring out where to put all the new landscaping!
Pulling out a pool. How big is it?
We had fleas on the outdoor cats too. I think the combination of dry and warm weather lewts them out of hibernation, or what ever it is they do. I should Google a flea's life outdoors.
We've been finding baby shrews dead outside. All around where the cat fence used to be. Petey had caught two when they still got to go out. They are TINY! A little over an inch. I hate to see them die because they eat baby mice. A loud thunderstorm can literally scare them to death.
Some days I wish I had Southern winters, LOL! I brought my Zephyr Lily/Rain Lily in and put it under the closet. It's good for the year, along with a humongus 4 O'clock root and the few glads I just bought this spring.
Grinning, I'm finishing up the dusting. The Grandkids (both boys) die to hold my knick knacks. Yesterday I quietly got out a tv tray and started unloading the shelves. I dusted and they handled what they wanted to see. Cael has already spoken for the clear blue, bluebird statue I just bid on at the Church auction. LOL! I told him to remember the babies have to grow up before we start boxes with their names on them. Grandma will give before she's gone, as soon as they get married and settled, they get their box. They will also know that no one takes their things in a divorce. Cold hard facts!
Grinning again! The thought of walking among the tropicals, if it's possible to get thru all of them, LOL, makes me feel summery!
No - van is no longer under warranty. 3 yr/30K. I called a guy today about it - the father of a classmate of my son's. He is close by and good prices. Now just to drive it over. DH wants to look at it again before we bring it.
Their pool was oval 18x36. Daddy said they paid 140K for a pool and got the house for free. Haven't "opened" it in 7 years. But have fledged mallards every year for the last 7 in it. :) Ducks are gonna be mad come next spring. It is going to look so different.
Got the living room cleaned and rearranged. Had to make room for the tree come next month. I knew if it didnt get done over the weekend it wasnt going to happen. Didnt decorate last year. DH was in training and just couldnt get in the mood. Luckily the kids didnt mind. DH just brought all the decorations up from the "doghouse" (detached 2 car garage) so I will have a better chance of getting it decorated this year :)
Thursday is our 8 yr anniversary. Next Monday is my birthday. Following Thursday is Thanksgiving and then its December already. Where did the year go.
With all this van garbage going on, looks like gifts will be of the eating or gardening variety this year for extended family. Good thing I've been shopping the last few months already.
Oh well. Its the being together that is important. Not the "crap" we give each other. Right?
Oh - temps...right. Um, I think it was high 40's today. Sun was nice and warm, but it was a little windy. Still nice weather for middle of November. I heard something about snow flurries in the next day or so. Last year at this time we were in the process of getting 8 inches. I was probably out plowing the driveway. Tonight, I am watching the Vikings get their arses handed to them by Green Bay. Good thing I dont care about football. :)
Night all. Will check in again in a day or so.
31░/59░ Plenty of sunshine. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Isn't that the way it goes with warranties? They seem like a long time at the beginning.
The van guy sounds good. It's nice to actually know the person who will be doing thre work.
Grinning, that's how I would view the pool too! I wish I had one just big enough to float in, on an air mattress, with room to roll into the water and get wet, just to get back on and bask! But, I have no yard. Your Dad's pool was huge! No wonder the ducks loved it and yep, they will wonder where their pond went :o)
Oh dear, make room for the Christmas tree. I will have to move two rocking chairs. Luckily we don't go much over 5' nowadays.
I do love to decorate... My problem is not enough tables to set things on. I do have a nice wooden TV tray that will have to be set up, as my elderly relative gave me a lot of decorations this summer.
November is really busy for you! Next Thursday, then Monday. Need to remember that :o)
I know!!! I also got my first flower Catalog...Pinetree. It's a favorite :o)
Crap is right. There is nothing left to buy anyone!!
I'm making cookies for my elderly relative because she got rid of things and has a nice cookie jar.
I made bread yesterday afternoon. The recipe from the first cookbook I had as a youngster. It was basically the only recipe that called for the same amount of evaporated milk I had left over. DH put up a few Christmas lights. Yep, we're closing in on all these things.
I have to get out and enjoy the soft breezes today.
Yesterday got hot again, I'm sure mid 80's, last night I woke up sweating and said, "That's it, I m turning the air on.". So now it is back on. Will be this way until Thursday..above normal temps. Think it rained a bit this morning, everything was wet. Either that or the humidity was that thick...wouldn't surprise me.
Been working on the new patio, the bricks are all laid now. We sat out by our fire-pit for the first time last night. It was still cool enough for that. My poor husband has worked so hard hauling bricks...but he did a very nice job. I don't miss the orange tree so much now. ;--)
Texasgal I'd love to see the pictures of the make shift greenhouse.
minnesippi, happy anniversary, sorry about your van..I just hate when a car goes down...especially during a season when money is short...oh wait...that is all the time.
Billy I can just see those boys helping you dust...I remember my boys loved to help my mom with her knick knacks, she has lots.I like turtles and so everyone will give me turtles...there are turtles in every room. My grandson loves to go around and count them all. I put most out in the garden. Gives him something to do.
Here is the beginning of the patio...I'll get a finished picture later in the week.
Turned out to be a pretty nice day today. Another day wasted inside at work :/ :) I could be laying pavers or raking leaves!! Oh well.
Current temp = 51░
Wind: WSW 17 mph
Dew Point: 28
Visibility: 10.0 mile
Daddy delivered fence panels & more pavers to the house today with their contractor. Took a look see at my retaining wall "situation" that is caving on the north west side of the house. Foundation is sinking, wall is coming apart - found out last spring a permit was never pulled buy the company who built it and it wasnt engineered as per code requirements. Now it is about a $20,000 job that we have to deal with before we lose the basement in the rental side. Another "Not Happy" moment...smh. Can a girl catch a break? I see a video to Ty Pennington in my future ;) LOL!! I wish! Dont think I "have what it takes" to make the show...although a military husband, cancer survivor and a house that is falling apart...yah, still dont think I have a fighting chance.
Project 1) van
Project 2) John Deere
Project 3) retaining wall
Ordered flowers to be delivered to DH on Thursday. Dinner & a movie Friday for our anniversary. :D
Holmes was one of the judges on another show where they were picking the best handyman.
I watched all the shows & was very unhappy with the guy they said was the best. In my opinion there was a gal there that did much better than the guy.
Anyhow, I won't watch his shows any longer. There is something fishy there!
Nice & cold here today. 7║ this morning, now around 25║. Sun is shining.
Thanks Billy - got flowers delivered @ work today from my hubby :) I sent him some too. Date night is tomorrow - easier with the kids to do it on a weekend.
16.2* this morning (YUK!!) high was 40 something. There is a kitten in my DH's shoe - head first. :) Only Norma is spoken for so if anyone wants a boy kitty..let me know :) They will be ready to go in 2 weeks. I will miss them but there is no way we could keep them. Too many critters already. (But if we do keep one, I think it would be Two-fi(ve). He's the snuggle bug. He looks like he has rabbit feet in back. HUGE!!
Ave of 4 inches by this time - only a trace so far. (Which is okay with me). .02" precip in the last 36 days. potential to set a 141 year record on dryness. Snow comin on Saturday - possible 5-6" north of here. 2" here if we are lucky. 45* high tomorrow. 20's over night. YUK!
I still watch Holmes but not his Handyman show. I didn't like that show from the beginning. His show I will watch due to the fact it is interesting and he does more stuff right than others on that channel. Only other contractors I like are Income Property, Kitchen Cousins and Property Brothers.
Highs in the mid 40s and sunny. Didn't feel too bad out.
Yeah, cute twins there billyp! The twin in blue looks a little bigger. My paternal grandfather is a twin, his brother was smaller by several inches. Yeah, not bad here today outside Kansas City, MO., just cool, but not too windy and even sunny.
My favorites on hgtv are My First Place, House Hunters and Property Virgins.
32░/52░ Windy with a mix of clouds and sun. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
I'll bet each place of work is jealous of the flowers sent. Date night is so sweet :o)
Oh yeah, giving up baby animals. Not easy. Hopefully he will melt someone's heart. Next day off, put him in your bag and casually stroll into work to get something from your desk close to closing time. Someone will go home with a kitten :o)
Dryness. I always hope we go into winter with rain in the ground. Especially for the pine trees.
I've never seen the handyman show, so I won't bother with it. I didn't know there were two. I just like to see the problem explained and fixed without a lot of fal-de-rah. Then I imagine the cost!!
It's the camera angle. She has a pound on him, and she's lead while he's a feather. I try to get him in first or he looks smaller than he is, LOL! He filled out nicely tho. He's the youngest.
I need to scope out these shows. I don't watch TV much. Not at all last night. I spent last night going thru cupboard and the fridge to make sure I have all the fixings for all the fixings on Thanksgiving.
Wow a cold week for all of you...CountryGardens, seven degrees...I can't even imagine. My DIL is working for a few weeks out at the Gaylord Palms hotel near Disney...a really neat indoor atrium hotel. They have this special thing right now called ICE and she is getting me and DH in free tomorrow night. One of the displays is 9 degrees and they give you a parka when you go in to see it...so I'll think of you when I go in there and how cold that seven degrees is...lol.
Made pumpkin pies from scratch and a tray of pumpkin bars. Also made a pot of chili. Kids have been out playing in the snow. I've done 11 load of laundry in the last 2 days AND decorated for x-mas (minus the tree - too early for that). plowed the driveway and went to the grocery store tonight.
Have a "robin" headed my way :) so I have seeds to go through soon. Its my first and I am excited.
American Music Awards are on, looking at a pile of dishes in the sink from baking today...they will be there tomorrow ;)
SO glad the snow is somewhere else! It's beautiful in pictures!
Wow Billy the babies sure have grown! They are so cute!
Minn...the kittens are adorable. Can't get over how much they look like ours when they were babies.
Our weather here has been crazy warm...in the 80's some days. We've had one day a week that the morning was in the 40's and high 60's and then right back up to the 80's!
C R A Z Y...but fine with me. I did finally water the plants in the gazebo today. Need to find the canvas top, wash it and get it on there before it does get cold. At least with it warm I can open up the shower curtains so the plants can get air.
The yellow jasmine is in bloom and looks soooo pretty and smells soooo good.
Been cleaning. Tomorrow is shopping.
Happy Holidays Everyone! I'll try to get some pictures of the makeshift greenhouse. It's the same one I had several years ago. There's probably a picture on here somewhere.
The "robin" has already left the nest - this round is too late. I believe there are several during the year though.
I think I have convinced a co-worker to take a kitten. Only problem is he is in Florida...I am in MN...need to find transport for the little bugger :) He can have Norm or Two-two. (Just in case we "lose" Two-Fi and he doesnt find a new home ;))
82░/63░ pretty much the past few days and tomorrow also...sunny, with a few showers yesterday coming in from the Atlantic, then sun back out after they pass over.
Love the SNOW pic's...Countrygardens and Minnie
The little kitties are so adorable...too bad they don't stay that little.
Texas gal your weather sounds like ours, last week every day up to upper 70's to low 80's and then one morning in the upper 40's and only made it to mid 60's, then next day back up to 80...I just throw everything in the Jeep, jacket, flip flops, bathing suit, boots...lol.
Giving my wishes to all to have a very nice Thanksgiving...Some wild turkeys in Florida
Sunkissed...PHLTH :P ;) I would LOVE that weather about now!! Weather envy!
SHOULD be 50's by Thursday. 40's today...I am still in denial..no coat unless its below 15...
I am sort of glad they dont stay that little (the kittens). They learned how to climb into bed with us...then one peed in my bed! UGH! At 11:00pm! And I havent even had a chance to wash the other cover they peed on the other day! Grr! MORE laundry...I need another washer & dryer. (have one in the rental, but its occupied. When its vacant, I use those machines too. Its great!)
Celebrated my birthday with a migraine and a PTO meeting last night. Came home to gifts from DH & the kids. All was good until the kittens peed in the bed. Oh well.
Cold and cloudy here too!
Sunkissed, love the picture!
MInessippi, Happy Belated Birthday! Glad you got gifts from your kids and DH...sorry for the pee...you can't have it all!LOL
Are you ready for TG?
Ready for TG. Have to make rolls yet, but Im happy with just making rolls & pie. I wouldnt have been able to do the whole meal this year.
Thank you for the birthday wishes.
45* today. Hope the rest of this snow melts. I understand there is another front coming through with lots of snow in it :( ugh.
Belated Happy Thanksgiving Everyone. Got most of the cleaning done. Dearest sister and bf, and dearest daughter, granddaughter came over. Everyone brought food. DD's husband's friend fried the turkey. It was delicious!!! Two of our guys went hunting, and one granddaughter was at her Dad's family, so we were down a few.
This is our first year without Mom so it was kind of tough. All in all it was a great day!
Dearest son made a pork tenderloin and roasted potatoes. We had far more food than people. We had Mock pecan pie made with Oatmeal. My sister hadn't made it in over 20 years, The recipe was in Mom's old cookbook. It came out really good. We had pumpkin pie, and egg nog.
We have more left overs than we know what to do with! Everyone took food home for tomorrow. I plan to sleep in, in the morning. I warned them, Breakfast is in the frig! Do not wake me!
Hope everyone had a great day! Have a great weekend! The weather was perfect here today...we are supposed to have an arctic blast coming in for Sat and Sun, down in the 30's so we need to get the cover on the gazebo and get the rest of the plants in. I'll try to get pictures tomorrow!
59* here yesterday - met a record for temp on Thanksgiving and Nov 24th. Last time it was this warm was 1990 and 1939 respectively.
Sun is trying to peek out right now. Havent turned on the TV to find out temps for today. It will be a cleaning day. Got my shopping done last night. DH was up for it so we battled the crowds at WalMart and Target...good grief. Wasnt even going for "the deals" they had, but as long as we were up...now all I need is cat food, puppy training pads for the kittens (kuz they still miss) and a 6.5 ft pine tree of some nature for the corner of the living room.
Kittens are about ready to go if anyone has changed their mind :) I will be attempting to talk my boss into taking one with him to a co-worker in FL next week. Not sure how that will go. Lol.
Laundry day again...need a laundry chute and another set of appliances...someone else to wash them wouldn't be all that bad either I suppose ;)
Bernie - I would love to swing by, but that would be a (short) haul. I was planning on going antiquing on Wednesday afternoon but never got around to it...still want to (Im looking for lamp tables with claw feet and what ever other goodies I can find)
Merry Black Friday all.
(Family photo yesterday- DH's side. Me & DH are far left back row - our kids are "Gap" & "Argyle". We all look so happy...lol)
This was part of our bunch yesterday.
5 generations with the middle one missing.
He lives in Iowa.
Left is Great-great grandmother, she is 93.
then great-grandmother, my wife,
then the mother & baby born in October.
Thought we were supposed to get rain turning to snow, but no precip today. Which worked out schedule wise - we picked up the tree tonight and it is now up and decorated! Earliest we've ever had a tree up. Now I just have to remember to water it and we should make it through the holidays!
MN Gophers vs. Illinois (college) Football game tomorrow - courtesy of my BIL. Hope the weather is nice for that. Outdoor stadium. It will be my 1st football game.
54░/51░/31░ Showers early, then cloudy in the afternoon. Rainfall around a half an inch. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
I'm so far behind. I read and will just comment on the pictures.
That patio is so neat! The turkeys are beautiful!
Bernie and Minnesippi,
NOT liking the snow pictures as they look sooo cold!
ADORABLE!! And all ''boxed up'' for giving away :o)
YOU and your family are beautiful!
Lovely tree and decorations. I haven't done anyrthing yet, but today the T'giving things come down.
Those goats with the brown look like my daughter's Boers. LOVE the horses!
Beautiful Mum! Two lovely frost pictures.
That is the finest antique shop I've ever seen! The family is beautiful! Great great doesn't look that ''great.'' She looks fabulous!
I've been busy again. I spent last week washing walls. I have the three kitchens done, the largish living room, and hallway. All that's left is the TV room, tiny laundry room, bathroom and bedroom. I will finish them.
We had Thanksgiving yesterday. Just DD and her family and my Dad. 7 people, not counting the twins. At the end DD and I were bustling in the kitchen and DH was carving. It all came together. I started getting a sore throat last night and both boys, who are staying over have coughs and runny noses. The twins have colds too. I tell you it never quits at their house. DH had his sore throat and cold last week. Sigh, I thought I was going to be invincible :o(
My flower catalogs are trickling in and it will be next week before I have a chance to even sit down with them. I did go thru and order Christmas, so that's pretty much done. The boys seem to have everything the stores sell. It gets harder to find anything different.
Well, I hear rustling in the other room so I suppose the kids are going to wake up soon.
Sally, I got more tired after reading all you have done!LOL Girl, I hope you get some rest and enjoy the holidays!
It's been a wonderful sunny day and I was out in the garden digging!LOL Had some company too.. Gavrila and Trica!
80░/54░ And rain on the way, a cool front...hard to call them cold fronts down here...lol.
Love all the family photos and hope everybody had a wonderful Thanksgiving...ours was kind of small since DIL had to work and so no grandson (he is her son by a first marriage, so he was with real Daddy, my son is step-father). But all three of my sons were there and I'm glad about that, last couple years one was missing due to traveling or working. I hate how businesses are staying open now on Tday...but looks like more and more of that is going to keep happening.
We had wonderful weather for the past four days and did lots of grilling out with friends and it could just stay like this all winter long...boys even went to the beach one day...how about that? Going to the forest tomorrow to chop some firewood, we are running out. I will have to work on the tree and Christmas decor after that.
Well since everyone showing family photos, here is my four guys on Thanksgiving day...L to R...oldest my wonderful husband to the youngest son..they were goofing off and took five shots till I got this one.
I agree too cold...it's all of 37 deg F here. It makes me achey. Thank goodness all of the tropicals are in their makeshift greenhouse, all nice and cozy! They got watered today. It's supposed to be cool all week.
It is supposed to warm up into the forties of am and then high in the sixties. It was really pretty this afternoon.
I am still recooperating from Thanksgiving. My grandkids are all teens so they will get cash for Christmas. We will get small gifts for the adults, but minimal shopping. We're thinking gumbo for Christmas Eve...
Sounds like most everyone had good holidays. Glad everyone is OK!
It will be so chilly here brrr... Got bad dry sore throat every week (3 times)... So, the cough syrup is work for me that was Vicks Nature Fusion cough (real honey) and it work for me...Also neck stiff, too...
It will be chilly 20 tonight and right now is Clear 27░RealFeel« 21░
It was a gorgeous day. I took some of my Rose of Sharon seeds that had burst and put them in some empty pots I had nearby. I need to spend more time out there. It is so peaceful there. Last few days it got down in the 30's so I am glad I got the tropicals put away when I did. I am so worn out from TG that I would not have felt like getting them in there now. I watered on Monday and should water Fri or Sat. With them under the gazebo they don't get any rain so they have to be watered separate at least once a week or every two weeks.
It is supposed to be even cooler next week, but then it is the first of Dec.! It's hard to believe Christmas is less than a month away.
Happy Holidays Everyone!
PS I did take pictures of the GH / makeshift GH / gazebo but haven't got them uploaded yet.