Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Last Nights Lunar Eclipse

On the news last night, we heard there was a lunar eclipse that would occur during the middle of the night. I am usually the one who will be awake until the wee hours of the morning; however, last night hubby crawled out of bed around 1:30 a.m. I was awake enough to tell him where the camera and telephoto was and then went back to bed. It wasn't as spectacular as we expected but he did get a pretty good shot of it.

Today, I've already been out walking and other than folding laundry, not sure what is on my agenda. Hubby has golf and later this afternoon, we will be going to our girl's house to put up wire fencing for the dogs. Right now they don't have any fences and when the two pups are together, they just get tangled in the leads. I'm sure it will be hubby and the two grandsons putting it up, but I can supply an extra set of hands. Last night we watched a bit of American Idol before switching to the Voice; I have to say I so prefer the Voice-there are such good singers this year and somehow they all seems more professional than those on Idol. On the home front, we still haven't heard anything from the second showing yet. The designer/stager is coming tomorrow morning; that will be interesting to hear suggestions. I am still hoping that we get an offer before it is on the MLS; it would be so much easier.
Have a great day!
Noreen & Hunter

Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Musings

Good Morning To You! I hope you had a great weekend; after getting our house ready for a second showing on Sat., we spent some time with our grands. Today is a very special day-our Peanut turns 7. She is a very delightful girl with a huge heart. Peanut, as you may remember, has battled through some serious health issues and although still has some minor problems from time to time, she enjoys a full life. Gifted in art, she loves drawing. We are so very proud of her!
Hunter went to the groomer on Friday and as you can see, looks pretty handsome. I always love his coat when he's just gotten cut; even though we fuss over the cost, it is well worth it.

Now, if I can keep him mat free I'll be happy.
 Yesterday we had a nice family lunch at our youngest daughter's house. Today we got some errands to run and before we leave we have to make sure the house is ready to show, just in case.
May your day be merry!
Joy to you,
Noreen & Hunter

Friday, April 11, 2014

Happy Friday to you!  With all the craziness in our lives right now, the days are flying by so very quickly.
Yesterday was a full day and right before dinner, we got a call that someone wanted to see the house today(even though it isn't even listed on the MLS yet). 
O.k. so I'll admit that I want it perfect for showings and that I probably have a little obbessive behavior issues.  So after I got home from a ladies gathering at church last night, I vacuumed upstairs and started doing small things.  We haven't had a time confirmed as of this morning, but my attitude is that I still want it in tip-top shape, just in case.  Hubby is much more relaxed than I am.  Hunter gets groomed today and there are some things I still need to do-such as polish the wood floors. 
I hope you have a wonderful day filled with joy and a relaxing weekend, filled with sunshine.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thankful Thursday

Oh Happy Day, O Happy Day...  Do you remember this song?  I love it and it just popped into my mind.
We had a great day yesterday, met with our Realtor and signed a contract to put our home on the market.
Now we still have minor things to do, but all in all it is looking pretty good.  I had planned on purchasing flowers for the outside pots in the garden, but snow is expected on Sat. and Sun., so I will wait until next week to get them in the pots.  I'm off to walk Hunter this morning and then go check out Sears for a Lands End tankini/top.  Since we will become members of a community pool when we move, I realized I really did need a top I liked because our grands may join to. 
Here in Colorado, we get what are known as "Wave Clouds" and they take what could be a wonderfully, warm day and make it cooler.  Yesterday was supposed to get up to the high 70's, but it never did due to the wave cloud.  Come on Spring-I'm ready for warm days that stay. 
I hope find rays of sunlight today and joy in your heart.
Noreen & Hunter

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Happy Birthday Dear Girl

Since I posted early this morning and I was so very tired, I didn't really think about today.  However, I need to give a Shout Out to our Miss S, who turned 9 today.
She is quite the young lady and such a helper to her parents.  Her sisters and brother look up to her and treat her like a second mom.  Birthday girl has a joy of living and is always so fun to be around.
Papa and I went over to see her today and see the presents her family gave her.  We celebrated her birthday last week, but still want to honor our oldest granddaughter.
May you continue to grow in wisdom and grace; may He smile upon you.
WE love you S.
Papa and Nana

A Little of This, A Little of That

Happy Wednesday Friends.  I hope your week has been a good one.  I wanted to share this photo with you~our Eagles are back and this juvenile was seen in our youngest daughter's neighborhood. I love seeing them up close and personal.  Hubby also told me that the Pelicans have returned; this definitely signals spring is here-at least for part of this week.
I knew that life would get really crazy very quickly and it has!  Yesterday, after my morning walk with Hunter, hubby and I began to load boxes into a trailer that a friend has lent us.  I can tell you that it was hard work and we got about 70% of our boxes packed securely in the trailer.  We were also able to stage, I use this word lightly, my sewing room and get everything upstairs looking ready to sell.  Late yesterday afternoon, hubby connected with our Realtor and he is coming this morning so we can sign the contract.  We are hoping for a quick sale and thinking the house will hit the MLS this weekend. 
We have sold enough homes over the years to know what to expect in the way of presenting our home.  Because we will be away part of the time that our home will be listed, I wanted to get some sort of floral arrangement for our kitchen. I initially thought of fresh flowers, but that would mean someone always checking on them and it could get pricey.  So on a whim, I stopped at our local floral shop in town.  After talking to the owner about what I needed, she took me over to her silk arrangements.  I immediately fell in love with this; bright spring colors and a little bit of country mixed in.  I can tell it that it was very expensive and I am having buyers remorse.  I know it looks perfect here and am confident that it will look perfect in our new home; I just can't believe what I spent on it.  I am having a garage sale in May, so hoping I make enough to cover the cost of this pretty.  I am not usually one to, but I will feel better knowing that it will last and last.  Can you tell that I am trying to justify it? 
I've got to take Hunter out for his walk before the Realtor comes; in fact, Hunter will be going with me everywhere while the house is on the market.
Please know my friends that I am truly trying to get around to say hello and check in with you; but if I don't, know I'll keep trying.
Have a blessed day!
Noreen & Hunter

Monday, April 7, 2014

A Busy Weekend

As you know, we had Lily here this weekend because our daughter's family were doing their final big push to get all moved into their new house.  I felt that she would be more relaxed here with Hunter and they did indeed have a great time.  These two are so cute together!  This chair will be my reading chair in our new bedroom-so I don't fret about them being on it.  Hunter loves sitting on top of the furniture; won't he be in for a shock when the couches are moved around etc. I think he will choose to hang out in his new sun room, where he can catch some warmth and also watch the yard.
Well, I am happy to say that hubby and I completed a huge task this weekend-we got the back yard done.
We weeded three beds, laid garden fabric down and then put down 53 bags of mulch.  We had already put 10 bags on the front bed; boy what a lot of work.  I can tell  you that for some of you, this amount is easy and no big deal, but for this gal it was hard work.  Today I am sore, so not walking-plus it is so windy out there.  We've got other things to do today  too.  
I hope you had a good weekend!  Enjoy your day.
Noreen & Hunter