MAY YOUR HOLIDAYS BE MERRY, YOUR BLESSINGS PLENTIFUL, AND BEST WISHES TO ALL!! LET US NOT FORGET THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
We have had winter this year......early winter......here at 6,000 feet! Lots of cold, lots of snow, and then....lots of melting, too!!! I love icicles, and have always had a fascination with them. Have you ever watched the travels of a water droplet as it slides down the icicles, and then drops off the end? Pretty cool!! I know......the rest of you are busy getting productive things accomplished while I am spending time watching the change in icicles!!! heheheeeeee!!!! Here are some recent pictures that I thought you might enjoy!!!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Thanksgiving......2009......already here. My goodness! Where has the year gone??? As we reflect on our blessings, let us not forget our troops and their families serving our country both at home and abroad. I hope that everyone enjoys their day, in whatever manner the celebration takes form. My day will include preparation of the traditional meal....the nice fat bird, the stuffing, the mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and on and on! I truly love preparing the grande feast!! And obviously, I enjoy eating it, too!! :) Then there is football.......and I do hope that the Broncos are able to pull off a win, to break this long spell of losses. And.....the Texas/Texas A&M game is being played at the same time, I believe.....hmmmm....that's a problem!! Travel safe, count your blessings, share with others, and enjoy the day!! Blessings to all, Trudy
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
As we remember the veterans of our Armed Services, let us not forget the freedoms we have as Americans. Thank you, veterans, for your service, both at home and abroad. Thank you to you and your families as well. Let us also remember those currently serving today, as well, and their families, too!! No amount of thanks will ever be enough for the sacrifices made on behalf of all Americans.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Such sweetness.....if only our world could be filled with more of this!! Here is Big Sister Sadie sharing some love with her new BIG baby brother, Gunnar William, who is now already nearly three weeks old!! This precious picture was taken by Sadie's mommy, Jenny, and sent to Gram!! :)
The local news reports that this is the biggest October snow dump here in the Denver Metro area in 12 years!!! Love it!! We at 6,000 feet, looking down on the city, are in heaven if you are a snow lover like me, or fit to be tied if you are not!! HA!! Areas up above us are reporting as much as 32 inches!! WHOOOOOO!! WHOOOOOOOOO!!!!! My spot on the deck where I have been measuring is now showing 22 inches, and it is still snowing!! However, this morning it is a lighter, more powder type snow. This storm is supposed to move out of this area, and out across the plains, by 5 or so this evening. That means blizzard conditions across the Eastern Plains.....stay safe and warm, my friends to the East!! Enjoy the pics!!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Snowing still...and has been snowing all day long. My last measurement on the deck was 15", but rather hard to tell what the actual level was since it has been windy out there in the last hour. It was a beautiful day, with everything covered in a blanket of white!! This is quite a dump for October!! And.....it isn't over yet!!! Supposedly this storm will hang around until sometime tomorrow afternoon, with lots more snow to come our way!! Time shall tell!! Enjoy the pics!!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Halloween is just around the corner, and the pumpkin season will soon be drawing to an end as well. SO....I have decided to have a SALE on some Fall and Halloween raggedies and primitives!!! You will find some great bargains in both my Annabelle's Attic shoppes and my Crows in the Attic Primitives shoppes on Lemon Poppy Seeds and Country Fried Primitives. You will find the raggedies here and here, and the other primitives here and here!! I hope that you will stop by and browse, and perhaps find just the thing for yourself or a gift for another special someone!! Please come by and take a peek!!
It is another gorgeous morning here in Colorado, with the sky so blue, the sun shining brightly, and the bit of remaining snow on the mountains glistening like a crystal wonderland. We are so blessed with the view we have, and I love the weather almost every day!! The inches of snow we got a couple days ago were gone by the next afternoon, except for what remains in the shaded areas. Today is a sunny, 58 degrees already. I understand things are once again changing tomorrow, though, with rain in the forecast.
We have both been very busy this past week, and spent a few days down in Austin the week before. The Austin trip followed Mike's being in Europe playing his guitar for the two weeks prior. I thought this morning was a great day to just lay back, chat, drink coffee, and send the dh MIKE up to the new local muffin shoppe!! We both have been working to eliminate all the junk food from our diets, but how could a pumpkin muffin not be good for me?? Right??? Well.........here is what he returned with!!! And the one he got for himself was in the other health food flavor...chocolate!! Being the usual prankster, I felt he was hiding the REAL muffin. NOT!! Rather than get annoyed, I thought, after hearing his testimonial to my health, well......he is just looking out for my best interest.
I have now learned THE REST OF THE STORY..........the muffin shoppe was sold out of the regular size pumpkin muffins. But...they put some in the oven, and Mike will be returning to pick up the REAL DEAL!!!! HHAHAAAAHAHAAAAAAA!!!!!! Such a great guy he is!!! Love you, Mike!!!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
It snowed here ALL DAY yesterday, with most of it melting. But then after dark, it did accumulate, as you can see!! My goodness!! Is this the Fall I love, or is this now WINTER???? I do love the snow, but this is not what I was wanting in October!! Oh well....welcome to Colorado!! Today will take care of most of the snow, since it is now all the way up to 39.5 degrees!!! Enjoy the pics!!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
As we said goodbye to dear, sweet Precious the Cat, we welcomed the second grandson this afternoon!!
After quite a struggle, this young man was brought into the world by C-section, and weighed in at a whoppin' 10 pounds and 2 ounces!!! YIKES!!!
Although Sadie was hoping for a baby sister, I think she will be a wonderful big sister to this new baby brother...still awaiting his name!! Congratulations to Sadie and her mommy and daddy, and the new baby!! Love, Gram
Monday, October 5, 2009
Prayers are needed for the sweet little Precious the Cat. She is still with us, but it seems that she is sliding day by day. She is not maintaining her weight, although she is still eating and doing all the other daily routines. She loves being held and petted, and wraps her arms around my arm as if to say, please don't put me down. She is a courageous old gal, and we love her. Please keep her in your prayers.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Yes, against my better judgement, I did venture down to Austin in August.......with a couple of goals in mind! One....to paint granddaughter Madison's bedroom, and two.....see just what this constant 100 degree weather was all about!!! HA!! NOT!!! What a summer they had! Whew!! Glad that is over!! They are actually now seeing some rain in Austin......something quite rare for many months. Tonight I am sharing some pictures of the granddaughters. Madison will be 4 in February, and Mackenzie will be ONE in November!! They are very special girls, of course!! Enjoy the pictures!!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Fellow folk artist and friend Johanna Parker NEEDS and WANTS and DESERVES your
vote!!! Please click on the picture and vote for her in the Martha Stewart's Favorite Doer Contest!!!
VOTE TODAY!!! CONTEST ENDS ON OCTOBER 2ND AT 5PM EST. Thank you for your votes!! Vote once!! Vote many times!!! Ask all of your friends to vote!!! Post this on your blog, too!!! Let's all help Johanna be a Martha Stewart Doer winner!!! While you are at Martha's site, you can read about Johanna, too!!! Thanks!!! THANKS!!! THANKS!!!!!
Monday, September 28, 2009
****************************With the busy time of year upon us all, and the summer season giving way to the falling of the leaves......I hope that you will take a minute and stop by Lemon Poppy Seeds and Country Fried Primitives to see what I have to offer for your decorating needs!! You will find "just raggedies" here and here, and all kinds of primitives here and here!! Enjoy!!! ~~Trudy~~
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Sadie learned to really ride her two wheel bike well this summer!! She also became an urban chicken "farmer", and proudly gathers the eggs now that her chickens have begun to lay!! We brought a half dozen of the pretty brown eggs home with us today!! Sadie turned 6 years old today, and had a fun sleepover Saturday night. Sadly, her gram failed to take any pictures this morning of her opening her family gifts. Oh well...there is already birthday #7!!