Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving and Thanksgetting !

Wow....I've been meaning to post these photos for several days now.....I'll lose all my loyal viewers due to my tardiness ! There's always so much to do this time of year....I know everyone out there shares my pain !
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving....just local family and old friend, Ray. It was a bitterly cold day and we spent the day inside cozy and warm......pretty much eating the day away ! Everyone contributed something wonderful to eat or drink . It was such a mellow day......I could do it all again tomorrow.........well, maybe !
The next evening Tess and Boyce came down from a ski trip at Squaw Valley. They'd spent several days there enjoying the new powder and a new found love for Big Buck Hunter ! Molly, Ross, Seth and Amanda came back up for dinner and we sat around watching the Boise State football game ........very exciting ! Boyce actually had placed some money on the game so even Tess was into it ! Unfortunately Boise lost ........meaning Boyce lost also !
Granny, Molly and I also got in a little Xmas shopping in Auburn........AND......I ended up in the local newspaper. A man-on-the-street type of interview......a picture and everything !! Too bad I had nothing much to say, but it didn't seem to matter to the reporter......he still stuck it in the paper !
Tomorrow, no more fun for a while. I have a big show on Saturday and so my nose will be to the grindstone......or sewing machine in this case......for the foreseeable future.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

So Sad to See It End !!

The "cozy weekend" is just about over......Jim heads back to work tomorrow and I head upstairs to sew. The storm turned out to be not as horrific as advertised, but we were without electricity for a good part of yesterday and today. We only got a few inches of snow, but some of the trees still had leaves on and they were hard hit....especially our Maple, which is now about half the size it was pre-storm. I'll venture out maybe tomorrow to document the damage ! Pretty sad about it as it was becoming a beautiful large tree......I hope it can continue in spite of this setback.
While the power was on yesterday I managed to get a bit of sewing done, but still not caught up......I have two weeks until my next show so I'm not too stressed yet ! Today we watched some football, courtesy of faithful "genny", but now the power's on and we're about to settle in for a Kings game. I've been cooking a pot of beans on the wood stove all day and just finished raising some yeasty potato rolls.....pop them in the oven in a few....and we're good to go !

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cozy Weekend Ahead !

I just got back up here from Auburn...car loaded with groceries, chicken food and 12 books from the used book store !! Whatever the weekend weather holds for us....we're ready for it !! So far just some gentle rain and cold temps.....high so far, around 40. Overnight temperatures are supposed to drop low twenties and then snow for the next three or four days. Jim stocked up on gas for the "genny" this morning so we're even all ready for the inevitable power outage.
I hope to spend a lot of the weekend baking for Thanksgiving with a little sewing thrown in for good measure.....and then there's always all those new books beckoning !
I'll get some Winter Wonderland pictures to post as soon as the snow shows up....right now I think I might check out Xmas CDs on Ebay ......Xmas music is legal in this house the day after Thanksgiving !!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Party Time !

Another wonderful party at Granny's house.....thanks for letting us invade, the free flowing wine and beautiful setting ! It was, as always, great fun.....great laughs.....and warm hugs.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Buckwheat's 25 Today !

Today is my baby girl's 25th birthday......how is that possible !!! For most of Molly's young life she was called Buckwheat by her older brothers, their friends , me and my friends .......almost everyone that knew Molly ! I don't really know why or how this nickname came about......or I've blocked it out of my mind.....but I'm pretty sure it had to do with Josh and his rowdy friends !! Regardless, Molly was loved by all....she was everyone's baby sister........but it's no wonder she was happy to move to California and make a new start in life as Molly Quinn ! Miss Molly brings me joy in more ways than I ever imagined......thanks for being here, Molls.
By-the-way.....I chose this photo because it's probably the only time I bothered to coordinate Tessy and Molly's clothes and I was quite proud of myself. I'm sure I only managed to do so because of Tess' great energy to get things done. But really........aren't they adorable. What fun we've had......what a wonderful life !

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I'm Still Alive !!

Just wanted to say "Hi" and let everyone know that all is well here at Lupine Hill ! I 've been ignoring my computer lately and focusing all my attentions on my sewing machines . Not nearly as fun, but certainly more profitable !!
I took a break today and spent the day with Molly .....she had the day off today and since tomorrow's her 25th birthday we headed down to Roseville to do a little shopping and maybe have some lunch. However.......I've never seen so many people !! There were no parking places anywhere......we ended up going to ....where else......but Target !! Was a very fun day, nonetheless, and we found plenty at Target to occupy us ! Tomorrow there's a big get-together to celebrate her quarter century of life......I'll try and remember photos !
Jim and I have big plans tomorrow morning for a huge firewood haul......wish us luck !