Sunday, March 18, 2018

Cemetery Visit

 Gorgeous Sunday for a trip to the cemetery to give Mom and Patrick some Spring flowers.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

A Beautiful Saturday

 Beautiful St. Patrick's Day!  I attended an OSTARA Party at the home of good friends, Wally and Therry, where everyone enjoyed great food and fun conversation as we welcomed the season of Spring.
Pretty little flowers along the sidewalk, and an exciting sky on the way home.

Little birdies on the wire stretched across the sky!


Friday, March 16, 2018


 This was taken earlier in the week.  Our forsythia is in bloom and there is still snow on the mountains.
I took this photo late this afternoon.  We were out and about most of the day.  The wind died down and we almost reached 60*.  Pretty day.  Ready for Spring!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

This is Jake's "I love you, mommy" face.  It makes my heart melt.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

#2173 at Buy The Season

 As of February 28th, I gave up my 2nd booth and my glass showcase unit.  This corner is my one and only booth now.  I spent 3 hours in it today working and painting.  I think I'm going to enjoy only having the one ~ being able to spend more time merchandising and keeping it orderly.
Taking new inventory in every week.

Monday, March 12, 2018

March Snow

BIG fluffy snowflakes are falling today.  A BIG March snowstorm hit our area early this morning.  It is on the way out just as fast as it came in, but it left a beautiful white wonderland behind!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Work in My Booth

 I just spent an hour working in my booth ~ 1st time I've been able to in 2 weeks.  I hope to do more on Monday.  Beautiful sunset on my way home, and the deer were out front when I reached my driveway.

Out of the House

Yesterday, we had alternating sunshine and snow.  I didn't care - I had to get out after 10 days of being in.  Mr. Magic and I went out for soup and a sandwich.  The fresh cool air was exhilarating.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

I'm Back

WOW!  It has been a while.  This just proves that if you stay away from something for a while, it can drag on to a very long time.
My sister and brother-in-law were here visiting for 6 weeks.  We were busy doing some running here and there, and she was helping me with sorting here at home and in my Buy The Season booths. There was much to do.
I am now down to one booth!  I will write a post on that in the near future.
The last week of their visit, I had a bad attack of gout in my foot - ankle and toes! It started Monday night, Feb. 26th.  I spent the next 6 days down and out on the couch.  Could not walk - too much pain.  I am now able to walk, but there is still a touch of swelling.  I've been doing a lot of reading about gout.  Nasty stuff.  Who knew it could set a person back for so long?
I had my first attack in 2016 - ankle.  I believe I might have to give up a few foods that I am used to eating.  I will do anything to prevent another attack.  Horrible! The pain was bad enough, but losing SO much time not being able to function was very inconvenient.
I've not been back to my booth in 10 days.  I am hoping tomorrow I'll be able to get a shoe on my foot, go in to BTS, and do some work.
I truly enjoy my sister and brother-in-law's winter visit every year.  I miss them being here. Jake misses them, too.
I'll do my best to keep up here on my Blog. I have quite a bit of catching up to do in many areas.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Ash Wednesday

"Remember man, that thou art dust, and unto dust thou shalt return."

Valentine's Day 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Mardi Gras

MARDI GRAS Pancake Dinner last evening in our church social hall.  Great food and fun with photos!!

 Our Pastor, Rev. Ken Shuping

 Mr. Magic

Sunday, February 11, 2018

More Often Than Not

Card Credit:  J & M Martinez, Ltd.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Winter Dragonflies

A Mild February Day

 Yesterday was a very mild February day here in the Roanoke Valley.  We had a beautiful sunset and the sky gave us a lovely show of pink and blue afterward.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Baby Rhino

The Cleveland Zoo announced the birth of a new baby Eastern Black Rhino, born on Feb. 7th to 14-year-old Kibibbi.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Freezing Rain

 More freezing rain today.  Mr. Blue Jay doesn't mind.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

An Icy Winter Sunday

 We woke this morning to light snow.  It wasn't long before it turned into freezing rain.  Dangerous, but beautiful.  I HAD to venture outside to take photos.