Saturday, January 28, 2012

Flowers in January!

We've had such a crazy winter here. Had a light snow in late October and we said "oh my, we're in for it this year." November was chilly but no snow. December, the same with a couple of cold days thrown in and January, it got pretty cold with another light springling of snow. At the end of January, we're enjoying temperatures in the 50s. My Camelias started budding and I found a flower this morning. It's not May, fellows - go back to sleep!

Believe me when I say that I like this weather. I think Spring when I see blooms this early. Oh, I wish!

I'm going to my brohter's house in Florida to get out of all this cold. What a laugh! If I only knew!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

And, now I'm 81!

I had a great day today! Just felt happy! All of my kiddies called in plus friends and relatives. Rec'd two flower arrangments and gift cards to Pier 1 and also a promise of dinner, a show and a pedicure. Yesterday I had lunch with an "olde" girlfriend. She and I have remained friends for 75 years so pretty good, huh? But, of all these gifts, the greatest was talking to everyone and catching up. I am truly blessed to have such a loving family and friends.

Some of the news is that my granddaughter, Nicole has accepted a job at the University of Colorado in Boulder for coaching soccer. She will be on the coaching staff. That's great, isn't it? I think Joe & Denise are experiencing the "empty nest syndrom" with Ellie & Brooke in California and Nicole there.

Some of my Happy Birthday singers were: Bill's kids - all in good voice, Kathi, Donna Fletcher and my sister.

Tomorrow, I will don my purple outfit & red hat fora Red Hat Luncheon at Edna's house. We always have a good time.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year!

I don't know where I've been as I haven't been blogging for 3 months or more. I certainly enjoy it. Hmmm.

I'm glad the holidays are over. It seems to instill such a lot of stress in us. I had about 13 people over for Christmas Eve and everything went pretty well, considering. Christmas was over at Bill's! Regardless, I was tired from all of the hoopla.

I am not making resolutions this year either but like, Jane trying to get organized a bit. This house is too small to have so much stuff in it. I'm taking that old Mantel clock back to the repair shop. If he can't fix it as it is, I'll ask him to install new insides. It will lose its antique-ness but it's not doing anything except take up space.

Did anyone see "We've bought a Zoo!" Cute movie and a different role for Matt Damon. I saw the "Artist" too and didn't think much of it. It's a silent movie from back in the 20s.

Anyway, wanted to say "hi" to everyone and hope to see you more often back here.