Gardening, cooking, crafting and being Nannie

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/

Saturday, May 13, 2017

21 years ago

My dad died on Mother's Day. What a bittersweet holiday this is for me. My mom has been gone for 5 years now.
I miss them.
A couple of my favorite old pictures.
My brother and me and my dad. California

My parents before me :)

I posted this on Facebook the other day and everyone was telling me my Granddaughter
Piper looks just like me here. 
Daddy and Me. 

Friday, April 28, 2017

My flowers are blooming.

I love the iris and this one is my favorite.
More blooms

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Happy New Year
This was taken on Christmas Eve. Oldest granddaughter teaching the youngest to play Hello Kitty Uno. When Livvie was little it was her favorite game to play.
My trees are down. I took them down before my surgery on December 30. I wasn't expecting to have surgery but had to have my gallbladder removed. So I have been taking it easy, recovering and thinking about all the things I want to do this year.
Like blogging more.
Crafting more. 
Gardening more.
Visiting my favorite blogs more often.