Saturday, December 15, 2012

A package for me?!!

Packages or boxes come to our house almost everyday, never for me.
So was I surprised this said my name!!
From my good friend Ann that moved to California, I miss you.

All wrapped up with a jute ribbon, because she knows me so well.

A sweet note.
Merry Christmas Ann!!

Look what she sent me!!
Beautiful cards from Muddy Boot Dreams Photography.

As you can see, profits from these cards are donated to the Alzheimer's Society of BC.
Thank you Ann, you really do know me and that make me happy.
Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family.
Miss you...

Lola B just loves the glow and warmth of the Christmas tree.
 


I tried paper whites for the first time this year.
I can believe how easy they are to grow.  I'm not crazy how they smell.

 

I like finding old garden equipment to plant things in, like this old fertilizer spreader.

I have planted a few peppers, I have to leave the marker because I can't ever remember what I plant.

Jack blends in all with all the white.

He's only 2 years old but acts like an old man, very calm.
He's a another sweet heart

My yellow bush that I'm making into a tree is blooming nicely.
It attracts yellow butterflies, I try to plant things that attract birds and butterflies.

This guy comes every morning and starts squawking very loud, then all the birds and squirrels start yelling and trying to warn everyone to protect their babies.
It's sad because he will fly into the trees and come out with a baby and fly off. 

Lola is a happy girl...

I went to my friend Gail's house the other day so she could help me with my camera skills and some tips for storing pictures.  I have had such a problem blogging because I just don't understand some things.
Help Gail!! 
Gail is Camera Crazy!  That's the name of her blog and she is!!
 
 

Baxter is a real cutie.
Don't you love that cute stool?!! 
She has a great home, very eclectic, just what makes a home.
 

Oh, I want to show you something my brother in law, Scott, taught me at Thanksgiving.
Do you like rutabaga?  I do!  It's Scott's job to make the rutabaga, he went on line and found a great way to peel them.  I don't make them very often because they are so hard to peel and cut.
I have been known to take them outside to the driveway with a huge knife to cut them in half.

Well, put them in a bowl.

Microwave them for a few minutes.  My camera battery died right after this picture so I just have to tell you from here.  It melts the wax and makes it so easy to peel with a potato peeler and because they have softened up in the microwave they are easy to cut up.
I finish boiling them like potato's and mash with butter.
Simple!
 
It's Saturday, the day after the horrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary.  My heart is just so heavy, I don't know what to say.  God bless them all.
It's hard to have a normal day when you know these people are hurting so bad.
I'm just so sorry...
Hugs to them

3 comments:

Gail Peck said...

Good job with this post Sue!! My house is indeed eclectic. After my friend Bev saw it for the first time she called it eccentric and then corrected herself. Hmmmm...maybe she meant what she said?

The Boston Lady said...

It got there so quickly! Thanks for linking to Jen's site, she's so talented!

Love the pictures of Lola and Mr. Jack. They look quite content.

Knowing you got that package was a bright spot in all the dark of yesterday. Miss you my good friend.

Ann

IoContemporaneaRetrò said...

Che belli i tuoi animali, sono dolcissimi, da riempire di coccole. A presto