Sunday, December 31, 2017


I wish my family and friends a New Year of BLESSINGS, JOY, and GOOD HEALTH!  May each day be filled with light.  Live each day of this New Year with positive thoughts and let us spread PEACE everywhere we go.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Cold Bug Got Us

This is what the 3 of us did today off and on.  Jake is not sick, but Mr. Magic and I brought colds home with us from Ohio.  We are coughing and doing all we can to not let these colds get out of hand.  We are headed to bed for the night, hoping the coughing will not keep us awake.

Thursday, December 21, 2017


Couldn't help myself ~ bought this adorable "Jake" ornament yesterday!

Monday, December 18, 2017


WOW!!  So glad I watch the sky.  Early this afternoon I noticed rainbow colors in the cloud right under the sun.  I was blessed to have captured it as it wasn't there very long.

Spring in December

More like Spring than Winter today.  Sunny and 60*.

The Smell of Christmas

Nothing beats the smell of fresh cut pine!
High atop a mountain in Roanoke on Saturday.

Sunday, December 17, 2017


Climb the steps and imagine what/who you would like to find at the top.
It's your time to be Princess for the Day.  Celebrate YOU and your life.  And if you can, extend that celebration for a week or so.  I always do!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Annual Cookie Package

I just opened a package that came today from my dear friend in Ohio ~ Susie Spear Bruhn.  She never fails to send a box of her home made Christmas cookies!  They are SO pretty and always delicious!
Thank you, Susie!!!!!  

My Christmas Collection

 I had a fun time yesterday unwrapping my vintage altar boys and angels that I display every Christmas.  My collection has grown ~ not enough room on the mantel anymore, so I stretched them across the top of the bookcase.  Took closeups so you can see their sweet adorable faces.  I put some of the angels on the mantel.

Well, my friend, another 365 days have gone by and here we are again celebrating the day you were born!!   Wishing I was there to celebrate with you.  I know we would have fun and we'd eat somewhere exciting and complain about our weight while we ate.
I miss you SO much and look forward to spending some time with you during my next visit to Ohio.  As fast as time is passing, that visit won't be too far off.
Have a fantastic day.  Celebrate the special person that YOU are.

Gorgeous Sky

Our sky last evening.  It was amazing!!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Vintage Altar Boys

Be still my heart.
These arrived today.  Could they be any more precious?

New Snow

New snow blew in this afternoon.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Many Deer

 We went to the cemetery on Saturday to put some Christmas flowers on Mom's and Patrick's grave.  While driving up the hill toward their graves, I yelled "Stop"! I couldn't believe I was seeing about 15 deer all together beside the woods and SO close to us.  I couldn't get them all in one photo ~ they were too spread out.  They were beautiful and they didn't run.  So, I snapped a lot of photos with my phone and my Canon.  It was a beautiful sight that made my day!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas Tree 2017

I put up a small tree this year ~ topped it with Jake's little stocking that was a gift from his Aunt Patty and Uncle Jim.

Bullington Art Show

I spent the morning with Mary Bullington at her home where she is having her Christmas Art Show until 4:00 this afternoon.
Stop by to see her latest paintings and to have a snack.  Her paintings are SO wonderful.  


Our Salem, Virginia, 2017 City Christmas Tree!!