Monday, February 20, 2017

Catching Up, Forever Catching Up

I am must catching up on about four months of Blog entries, so what have I been doing that I have gotten so far behind?  Well, for one thing, I have been depressed and trying to pull myself out of it without much luck.  Last night, Linda gave me quite a good encouraging pep talk and I realize I am silly to get so down, I have so many blessings, I love my home, I love the quiet lovely place I live, I am healthy, and I have so many wonderful things to think about, write about and do, I just have no time for such nonsense as depression and feeling lonely!!  I also started knitted, if I ever finish this project and it looks at all decent, I will take a pix...  Also...

There was Christmas and getting ready for Christmas.  I made about 15 fleece blankets which I hope the recipients enjoyed.  I enjoyed doing it, tried to find material that personalized them but then the material I would choose would not be available so that did not always work.

Then there was Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I decided to fly to San Diego for Thanksgiving week and that turned out really fun.  And Maria's family, all but Matt, came for Christmas the week before Christmas.  They were only here a few days but that worked out really well.  We had such a great time and played such interesting games and ate such good food.

And then there has been the snow every since.  It seems that most of my day is just taking care of me, Sadie and the house and the steps and deck.  And it snows and snows.  Luckily I have had such great service from Nathan's Handyman Service.  They have been wonderful.  Sometimes not getting to me till it was getting dark but always seeing that I had wood on my deck and my deck, stairs and driveway clean.  I also have a new home teacher, Joe.  He and his wife Monica have been wonderful to me and he has cleaned my driveway several times and even took my broken mailbox home and fixed it.

So I need to start uploading the pictures from the past few months.  I am going to run out of time in my life, the way the months just fly by and I had my 84th birthday.

Oh, yes, and then there has been the books, I have listened to so many books.  I listen to more books than I watch tv, though I also do that.  Although I have stopped watching the news since the election, it is all such negative atmosphere since before and after...I just don't want to deal with it, especially since we have no control over anything anyway.

And then there have been the power outages this winter, about four so far I think.  Snow, power out, snow power out...such is my life.  And my eyes get so dry and hurt, seems I am always dousing them with Systane, is there another problem?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Oh, How They Grow Up--James Hardy Family

Pictures of Lea and her boyfriend at the beach at sunset.
  Is this neat or what!

Jacob and his date for Prom.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Keira Turns 6!!!

I wasn't there but Keira celebrated her birthday six wearing a dragon costume and her Grandpa held a balloon for her to punch and graffiti fell all around her.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

February Snow for the Stewart Children

Kristi and her children came up on Sunday and have found the snow is delightful to play in.  That is, except Molly, the little one, who does not like to wear winter gloves and hats and all those things that keep you warm.

The children were delightful to have around and Kristi has them all well in tow.  Kristi did most of the cooking and she left my house looking better than when they arrived!!!  Here is hoping they will come and visit me again.

P S They live outside Las Vegas but were in Reno visiting Mike's family...lucky for me.  Why didn't I do more with my hair and makeup that day ???  I get lazy living alone.





Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Pretty Mermaids

Maria is always looking for interesting things to do in her search for JOY this past year and so she and Linda ended up in this Mermaid exercise class at the Hotel Del Coronado.  They said it was great fun and don't they look beautiful!  

John Hardy Memorial Hike 2015

My Life So Far