Gardening, cooking, crafting and being Nannie

Monday, December 17, 2018

Oh Christmas Trees
This tree has a lot of angels, some handmade things, silver, gold, copper and glittery, shiny ornaments.
I added blue to it last year
Tree in the living room.
I have a lot of different things on this tree.
Some of my favorite ornaments. 

Friday, December 14, 2018

What a bad blogger I am

I guess I have good excuses. 
My computer died and I had to get a new one.
My daughter had a baby boy. 
We helped our daughter get ready to sell her house
then we helped her pack and move.
So I got to spend time watching our little grandson.
I thought when I retired I would have lots of time at home.
But I seem to have more time of WISHING I were home.
Anyway here it is
Christmas time again.
A few pics
This is my mother's first Christmas tree. A feather tree my grandmother saved
for many years. The only things original to it are the little elf on the top and a gauzy stocking.
The other things she bought for her little tree.
The two candle holders are jars I recycled. 
I have a collection of old word Santas. The pink one just seemed to belong here this year.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Yes, I am a bit late with my wishes.
We were so busy 
Cooking for hours for big family meals just wears me out now.
I think next year I need to do something easier.
I did not take a lot of pictures. 
I haven't even downloaded the ones I did take yet.

So here are a couple pictures of our rare December snow.
 The rhodendron still had blooms when it snowed
 The trees were so pretty
My favorite tree. 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Christmas decorations

Christmas decorations are up
New coca cola ornaments
This is the tree in the den with lots of angels, sparkly things, silver, gold, copper and this year some added blue.
The ceramic tree my grandmother made years ago
I have been adding gingerbread decorations to the kitchen when I can find them.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

This little one

This little one wanted to come to our house last night.
Tonight my house is so quiet since she is back home now.
Her toys are still where she left them, tomorrow will be 
soon enough to put them away
until next time.
she loves the space beneath this tree. 
Today she told me a little deer sleeps here.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Back to school.

My granddaughter is back in school already 10th grade.
How did that happen so soon.
It seems like yesterday that she was just a little one asking me to read
One more book or playing in the sand 
At the Beach.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


I love to plant things. 
Every year I wait for flowers to begin to bloom again.
My garden makes me happy.
A wheelbarrow full of petunias/