I am back home again. Sorry I wasn't able to post for awhile. I have been with my mother as she had another back surgery. She had surgery for another broken vertebrae. It was an outpatient surgery. She did well. She has had so many surgeries....I think the count is 12 now in about 8 years. Not all on her back though. She wasn't too happy about my leaving to come home. I wish that she would move closer to either me or my brother.
This is another picture of our downtown. You should have seen it last night. We have lots and lots of snow. It was also very cold out. Last night was our Christmas Candlelight Walking tour. The town was so crowded all night long. Stands for apple fritters, kettle corn and hot chocolate lined the sidewalks. Horse carriage rides and Santa and Mrs. Claus and the churches and businesses were open to greet people. We actually went to our seven year old's first basketball game of the season and then out to eat at a restaurant in town called Snapshots. We came home to watch OSU.......a sad ending to their season. I went to bed early as I was exhausted .
Our two grandchildren are here for the day because both their Mom and Dad are working today. So glad to be back in the Christmas craziness.
Happy Birthday to our sweet, funny, rotten ornery little grandson. He was so excited when we talked to him last night. He got a real frog and cupcakes for his birthday. He can't the real frog because "It has germs." "It has germs" "It has germs". (Yes that is just how he said it) But oh the cupcakes....he went on and on and on about them.. Then when he forgot Grampy was listening he said he wanted to talk to him. He told Grampy the same exact story about the frog, the germs and of course the cupcakes. He also said he didn't like that thing in his nose last week. His oxygen. He is doing well now and off the oxygen. He has cabin fever due to the freeze going on in Colorado. This boy loves being outside, digging in the dirt for worm and bugs. His favorite thing is fishing. This first photo is when he saw a dolphin in the ocean on a boat. We sent him a card with a huge trancula gummy spider in it. When he opened it he said, "Wow, that's a lot of sugar." Love you little guy.
And here are the adults. (Picture taken by our oldest granddaughter) We were missing the rest of our family. It is so nice to have our one son and his family for Thanksgiving this year. When they lived out West they didn't come home at Thanksgiving.
Now, can you guess what this is a picture of. I was standing there looking at this and it took me a little time to figure out what it was. Now blown up it is easier. It's Goose sitting on her feet while she is eating dinner.
Funny, isn't it.
Our Thanksgiving was simple but nice. On Friday we went to see our Mom's
While you are saying prayers for Nana Diana's cute little grandson that is so sick, can you PLEASE pray for my grandson. He was visiting other relatives in New York. He first got sick there but got better. They flew home to Colorado on Thanksgiving Day. He got really ill on the flight and all night long. The next day (yesterday) and was admitted to Children's with pneumonia. His oxygen levels were in the 70's and he was really struggling. The doctor said that if he hadn't had a flu shot...........it would have been much worse. He is doing better but on oxygen. If he gets to come home he will also be on oxygen when he does. The altitude there doesn't help matters. So say a little prayer for him. Actually my daughter, son in law, and granddaughter are all under the weather. It must be the same virus. We are hoping and praying that my SIL's parents do not get this. They are in their 80's.
So that's our Thanksgiving. P.S. If you want to read my preaching about flu shots read on.
When my grandson's doctor said his pneumonia would have been a lot worse had he not had his flu shot, brought back memories. Most of you will remember that my cousin died almost three years ago to H1N1. It was an terrible death. When she got sick, It started out as pneumonia. Her lungs continued to get worse. She was strong but the lungs wouldn't rebound.
My message to you is.....please get your flu shots. Yes, there can be complications but most can be reversed.... If you feel like you have pneumonia, get to the doctor. Please do not let your family go through what our family had to endure.
Happy Thanksgiving from my little corner of the world. I hope you all have a blessed holiday season. We all have so much to be thankful for. Praying for all of you that are facing struggles right now. (This is an actual picture of the downtown in our village)
It sure is cold. There were flurries yesterday but no accumulation. There are only 30 days til Christmas, just in case you didn't know. I want to be able to enjoy my decorations for Christmas more than just 3 weeks, so I started today. I also found out that my Mom will have to have another back surgery the Monday after Thanksgiving. That is always the busiest week of the holidays for me, for some reason. So the decorations are going up.
Hubby brought my sweet bear tree upstairs for me. I went to Canal Winchester yesterday and found the neatest lights. They falsh, blink or just stay lit. When they blink slowly they look like little stars. So the tree is lit but more decorations to come. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS......This is a teeny tiny glass mason jar. It has a little rubber stopper on the top that you can insert a light from your Christmas tree strand. You could do a whole strand of these if you wished. I was going to do that, and I really wanted to but the jars were $3.50 a piece. How cute is this. I have never seen them before. I also went to Polly's darling cozy shop, Georgie Emerson, and bought this garland.
Isn't this sweet. There are rusty jingle bells on a burlap ribbon. I asked Polly if she sewed each one on.....she rolled her eyes at me, hah. I may or may not add lights to it.
When I got home yesterday this huge box was outside. I knew it was coming. I won this beautiful bust like Santos. She was hard to photograph. She wouldn't smile or open her eyes. She's really big. I love her. I have wanted something Santos lie for a long time. I even signed up to take a course to make one. There was also a magazine and homemade Christmas tags in the box. What a nice win . Thank you so much Sharon.
I have been waiting to post the owl swap pictures until everyone got them. Everyone else has posted the pictures except our Norway swapper. She may have gotten the owls or will soon. First is the owl that I made. This was second attempt. The first one came out really scary so I scrapped it.
Little owlets ready to be mailed.
This sweet hand sewn owl cutie is from Holly from Cotton Pickin Fun. She joined the swap at the last minute when two others had to drop out. Isn't this owl adorable.
This cutie was sent all the way from Norway. It is sweet owl in a match box.......this lucky guy has his own blanket and pillow.
This hand sewn owlet was made by Genie from Buttons by Baga. She always does such a good job. I never have to twist her arm to join a swap.
Last by not least is this cute little ornament by Judy of 20 North Ora. If you follow or know Judy, you know that she is one creative person. This will be on my tree this year. Judy's family could use some prayers right now.
Thank you all for participating in the owl swap. This was a lot of fun. All ideas were so different. I love swaps like this.
Thank you Bloggy Friends for all your sweet comments this week. I didn't intend to post so much about our kitty. I just started and it came out. Kinda like how I post anything. Not a lot of thought, just words that come out.
We need some big prayers for a co-worker of my husbands. Her name is Deb. She is having tests in the hospital. She is such a hard worker and sweet person. She has seen an oncologist and may start chemo next week. I know you bloggers can do amazing things......so please send some prayers her way.
HUGS to all of you. It is heartwarming knowing how much you care.
Good bye my sweet Kiki (aka Clarisse) . You were my wild little one. You were born to a Ferrel mama and rescued by a vet. That vet brought her to me saying that you needed someone to give you a lot of love. You didn't like to be held . You would hide from everyone else by me and Mr. Cozy. Sometimes you were funny. You would come out of hiding to eat crackers with me. I knew that you were really sick when you started having all those accidents. I knew you were loosing weight. I was still surprised that you only weighed 8 pounds last night. I hope that you will forgive me for capturing in that quilt and tucking you in the basket. I think you liked it later. You were funny, you poked your head out and then went back inside the quilt You slept in the basket while the doctor checked you out. She said you were terminal and would only last a couple of months with treatment. I knew you were hurting so I couldn't let that keep happening. Please forgive me for what was next to come. I rubbed you and told you that I loved you and then went to walk out the door. I came back because I wanted to see those fabulous green eyes of yours. They don't show up in the pictures. You weren't the prettiest of cats but those eyes were wonderful. You looked up at me one last time and I left the room. The vet said it would all happen right away. So so sorry, you are already missed. 12 years of having you around, it will take awhile to get used to you that. Goodbye little kitty, xo.
My husband and I have been married forever. We have four grown children and six amazing grandchildren. I am a
Nanny as well. I have always loved being around children.
I love the cottage, country, cozy look. I scrapbook and do paper crafts. I enjoy the simple life.