On mountain mornings the wood smokes curls round and round

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Almost a teenager

My grandson Jake was twelve yesterday. It really doesn't seem possible. But, I am a proud grandma cuz he knows everything!! LOL. He is indeed 12 going on 20 and my daughter is going bonkers! HA HA HA Here is a scrapbook page I made. His party was a swimming party at the Flagstaff Aqua Plex. We all had a really good time.

I have been doing a lot of pages with my snow pictures and am going to make a book with them and maybe some note cards as some folks have suggested.

I am not feeling so good today and will mosey on off but I will leave you with this insight:

Snowman fall to earth unassembled.

Have a good one!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

54 inches

We have had 54 inches of snow and are still digging out. It snowed for 5 days. During the snow storm it warmed up just enough to rain 1 inch. What a mess. The schools were closed all last week and now are on delayed schedules because the buses can't run well in the outlying areas and the sidewalks are still covered so there is nowhere for the kids to walk except in the street.

But, when the sun came out it sure was gorgeous. My hubby had to begrudgingly admit it too. He spent all his time shoveling, including 6 hours on the roof (4 1/2 feet of snow can be very heavy), while I stayed inside and scrapbooked. Here are two pages I made yesterday for my BIG SNOW album.We are finally almost all dug out and going about our daily routines. We just have to allow more time to get around.

I will leave you with this thought:

Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms each day. Umm guess I'm thinking SPRING.

Have a good one!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


I would like to be able to tell you that in the past year I...

Successfully lost 20 pounds.

Ran a marathon.

Grew three inches.

Caught up on all my back scrapbooking pages.

Kept my house neat as a pin.

Traveled to a foreign land.

Developed an addiction for salad.

Instead, I have to tell you that in the past year I...

Am still working on the weight issue.

Have kept up with my water aerobics.

Downloaded more than my fair share of digital scrapbook supplies.

Failed to simplify my life.

Traveled to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Am still addicted to “Survivor”.

Have become lazy about using the telephone.

However, in the past year I also...

Met amazing women on line at my scrapbook forums and classes.

Have gone on a few great trips.

Have been doing things I enjoy.

Have fallen hopelessly in love with my Kindle.

Have re-discovered the examples of historical heroes.

Discovered that my own voice is best when I am speaking for myself.

Have a group of friends that I can do fun things with.

Managed to keep my hair at my favorite length.

Became faithful in my journaling.

Have Learned to send text messages.

Have learned to trust that my children really are grown-ups.

Have learned that my favorite time of day is right before bed when
the day is finally winding down.

In the next year, I am hoping to...

Continue my journey to rediscover the basics in life.

Be even more alert to the needs of others.

Spend more time simplifying my life.

Make progress in being worthy of the trust others put in me.

Continue to develop my relationship with friends and family.

Wear the jeans that I've had tucked away in my closet for years.

Write once a day.

Accept myself, forgive myself, and get back up whenever I fall down.

Have a good one

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Christmas Leavings

Christmas has come and gone. We had a very nice one. It was quiet and fun. We went with the kids and grandkids to ride the Polar Express. That was very cool. Christmas Eve the kids and grandkids came over and we had "eats", played cards and games and exchanged presents with each other. I was sick over Christmas with a bad cold so it was good to be low key. My son was in the hospital for two days and had some surgery. That was no fun. He got out on Dec 16th so had some time to recuperate before Christmas. Here are two pages that I've made for my Daily Decembers. When I am all finished I will have 75 pages as I am doing three separate ones. You might ask if I am crazy and the answer to that would be yes. I am just starting day 22 out of 25 so only 12 more pages to do. These will cover Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The ones here are a Christmas Cameo, Day 21 for my Tiffany Tillman daily and one from Jessica Sprague's Holidays in Hand about the polar express.