We are having an old fashioned kind of winter. One that I remember growing up, where there was always snow on the ground. We had a couple of warmer days last week and it melted most of the snow. On Friday the snow came down in huge fluffy flakes. It was so beautiful. We are continuing to have snow every day. We have more coming tonight and tomorrow and our temps are dropping and will stay cold for several days.
Our house with just a little snow. If you look way up high in the clearing you can see one of the turkey vultures. They have been leaving for days only to return when the temps warm a bit. I can hear someone shooting at them sometimes in the evening. So glad that others here are taking action. so it's not all up to us. We bang our trash can lid and hundreds will take off.
On Friday my DIL, her mother and I were invited to my DIL's neighbors for a Valentines Workshop. Her neighbor is an old friend of mine and quite a character. She is 80 and very bossy but hilarious. I have made these Danish cut outs before but not for years. There were others there as well. She charged us $10 and that included soup and dessert. She had all her grandmothers china in use. I didn't take pictures because it just wasn't the right thing to do. Next summer I will take pictures of her fairy gardens. Jo Jo as my granddaughter calls her, runs a tight ship. She makes you pay attention and follow along. Even though she is bossy she is funny. She wants people to share her art with others and encourages similar get togethers to do just that.. The three of us like to talk and meet new people. The other guests were not very friendly. We tried to get to know them but it wasn't working. Jo Jo kept asking me if I was okay. I was very quiet, and she knows that's not like me. The lady next to me was loud and intrusive. She kept reaching for things in front of me and bumping my scissors. I was a good girl and didn't jab her with my scissors......I was close but I didn't. Here is what we made.
Saturday was a busy eventful day. We had basketball games for the grands at 12, 3, and 5. We also had Baby O.'s first birthday party. She walked right over to me when we walked in the door. Doesn't she look pretty in her birthday dress.
We made it to all the games and had lunch at Bob Evans and coffee at the coffee shop between events.
(Before I move to Sunday, I have something to tell you about one of the games. My oldest granddaughter plays on a 5/6 grade team. They happened to be playing the best team in the league. It's actually a traveling team not a rec. league. They have paid adults refereeing the game. The star player on the opposite team's mother was an assistant coach. We were sitting in the opposite side of the bleachers so I didn't see what this mom did or hear what she said. All of a sudden the ref started screaming at her to shut up and sit down and called a technical foul on her. The gym got silent. I have never heard a man yell at a woman like this. It is probably old fashioned of me to think of it in that way instead of coach vs. referee. It was something else.
The girls play very aggressively. My granddaughter is timid and shy. This was the first game that we were allowed to go to because she was embarrassed. She did really well I thought. Her dad said it was the last year for her to play. He is so protective. While this game was going on her mama was in the ER having tests run. She is okay but they did find some minor things wrong.
On Sunday we went to the two little B's baby dedication. They go to a huge church. Tons of people. Very casual and non-denomination. The kids on stage were so funny. So many wiggles. I had to show you a couple of Little B doing funny things. These little guys are so special. As soon as they saw us they were both in Mr. Cozy's arms. We went out for lunch afterwards. It was the quickest lunch we have had in awhile. Good thing I didn't have a salad.....no time to chew.
On the way home we met our son with his girls. We took the girls to see Nut Job. While they laughed out loud and said it was the best movie ever, we struggled to stay awake. But I will admit the ending or after the ending was the best part.
Don't you love their spikey hair.
Check out these last two pictures and Baby B.'s arms. So funny.
(This family may not be blood related but we couldn't love them more)
My wish list is going well. I am concentrating on less sugar, more organic and fresh veggies and fruits.........but today has not been a good one.....a new day tomorrow. I did connect with more than one friend I haven't seen for awhile. I looked online for exercise classes......it's weak, but it's a start. I think writing it down and publishing it helps keep me responsible.
Now to hunker down and await the snow and cold. Not really, I will be out and about tomorrow. I did stay home and rested today.