Thursday, November 26, 2015

From our home to yours, Happy Thanksgiving.  May your day be filled with love and contentment, gratitude and thanks for the freedoms we have here in the United States.  
 See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

It's outdoor Wednesday, so what better time than to post two magnificent cats we saw on Monday in RMNP. You have to look closely, as both cats blend in well to the tree branches.

We were in awe and secretly I was wishing we had a longer telephoto than we have; we are blessed to have a good lens, but I really wanted more detail.  Of course, I probably wouldn't be able to hold a longer one, but we are hoping maybe in the winter to get another one and take a class too.
I love being so close to the Rockies and just driving up for the afternoon.
Hope you enjoyed the pics.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Happy Tuesday. As promised yesterday, here is the cute ornament I got last weekend. It is different than I've bought in the past, but I loved the homespun cottage feeling. It is made from felted wool and has to elk on it.
Speaking of Elk, yesterday when we were up in RMNP we saw quite a lot.  Most were huge bulls, but we didn't get any good shots of their faces; however tomorrow I will post some picks of two animals we hadn't seen before and I was so excited, just wish we had a longer lens.  It's another cold day and that's alright by me.  Today I'm taking four granddaughters to Jo*nn's for supplies for the second project they are making for their moms.  I'm also hitting the grocery store and getting all our food for Thanksgiving.  The girls and I split up what we bring, so it isn't too much put on one person. All I know is that when our grandsons found out that there would be a total of 30 pounds of turkey, they were very happy.
I hope you have a blessed day.
With love,

Monday, November 23, 2015

Happy Monday to you!  I had a cute photo to share today, but once again my computer is acting up and now I can't even get to my gmail.  I'm really hoping it is Google and not my laptop; I can tell you this ongoing issue has been so frustrating.  So on Friday afternoon I went to a craft show and was very disappointed in the items for sale, but I did find one really cute ornament for our ladies Christmas ornament exchange party.  Maybe tomorrow I'll be able to upload it. I love it and would have bought one for myself if they had a second one.  In fact, I wouldn't mind if no one wants it.  Then on Saturday afternoon, I went to our town craft show and only got a couple of things; one item was hand made dog biscuits for Hunter and he doesn't like them, so I'll give some to Odie-his best buddy.
Today I walked and then ran over to my youngest daughters to watch as they decorate the house.  It surely got me in the mood and I think this week things will start appearing before Friday. 
I hope you had a great weekend and will have a warm day. 
Joy to you!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Happy Friday

Good Morning to you from cold Colorado. Yesterday was so cold, but the sun was out and shining so life was good; today is cloudy and cool with snow moving in. Guess it is that time of year. I recently read an article on FB about how Norwegians have a different perspective on winter weather. Instead of dreading the snow, they just bundle up(probably in those thick Norwegian sweaters that are not only warm, but beautiful)and spend time outside. Last night when I was reading one of my favorite blogs, a sweet gal who lives in Idaho, shared the beauty of her land after the snow. It inspired me to enjoy the pristine beauty in a new fallen snow. Actually, one thing I enjoy about winter is that I stay inside more and can get more sewing done; it's a good time to relax a normally hectic schedule. We had friends over for dinner last night and enjoyed a visit with them as well as one card game. Our evening ended much too early, but I'm looking forward to seeing them in Dec. Today I have a haircut and color and am so anxious. I had to wait longer than necessary for the appointment, but will be glad to look fresh after it is done. I looked and looked for cute clip art, but am unwilling to download anything or pay for something I can get for free. This computer is still giving me fits and I wonder if a MacAir will be under the tree for me this year.
I have a couple of crafts shows to go to this weekend, but other than that nothing is planned, except sewing. 
I hope you are finding joy in your day and that the weekend will hold some time for you to do something that brings you joy!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Good morning. Although it is outdoor Wednesday, with our high winds I don't think I'll be outside much. The winds are worse than yesterday and our outside blind actually blew down. I'm not sure what I'll be doing today, except that I'm volunteering at Operation Christmas Child today from 4:00-6:00; it should be fun.
I hope you stay warm!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Weird Weather

Baby(you know) it's cold outside when  Hunter snuggles in to a nice comfy blanket and just won't move.  Last night was such a night.  We were supposed to get snow, but got rain instead and then heavy snow and blizzard strength winds were supposed to hit us during the night. I had decided if the weather was to be that bad, that I wasn't going to our last study this morning.  It was a brunch for our last class and I had a large egg & vegetable casserole to make, but decided I wasn't going to make it since I probably wouldn't be able to go.  Dear hubby kept telling me to make it as the weather wouldn't be that bad, even thought the forecasters were saying it would be. When I got up at 6:30 am to look out the window and see who much snow we'd gotten, I saw no snow.   So we got up and hubby ran to the golf course to open, while I began making the casserole.  I was able to get out of the house on time and make it to the study.  I'm so thankful I did, I have loved the ladies and although I'll see most of them in Jan., I wanted to wish them the best over the holidays.  It is amazing how close you can become to a group  of ladies in 10 weeks time, but that is what happens when you share your heart with others.  Now I've got more free time to work on my quilt and on miscellaneous projects for Christmas.  It does feel good to have  time off, but I know by January I'll be ready to be there again.  Our weather today is clear, but snow is covering our foothills; I'm heading downstairs to continue on in my sewing room. I hope that you are staying warm and safe, as many of the states are having unusual weather patterns too-such as Kansas and Texas.
Until tomorrow~
Noreen and my adorable sidekick Hunter