Thursday, December 25, 2008

Guess who is celebrating his birthday today...

If you guessed my dear husband, Larry, you would be correct. Born on Christmas Day in 1941, he is a great guy, lots of fun, good sense of humor, and a very generous, loving person. He is solid as a rock, full of common sense, and there is no one more honest than he. Happy Birthday to a wonderful husband and a super dad, a special man born on a very special day.

Monday, December 22, 2008

More deck snow...

These pictures were taken this morning after the weekend snowfall. The snow measures 8" now and it was still snowing when I took these pictures.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Deck snow..

Here are a couple pictures of snow on the back deck. Some of the pots contain my herb collection: parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.

The downside of snow flurries..

We had even more snow today, about 3", which is a lot for us. We now have compact snow and ice on the roads, so I'm not leaving home. It also means Nathan's personal care attendant cannot make it here, even riding the bus. The bus wasn't running up the hill this morning, the roads are much worse now, so I'm sure they won't be running tomorrow morning. I had to cancel dad's appointment at the infusion center and tomorrow I'll have to cancel Nathan's post-op appointment in Tacoma, no way we'll make it down this hill and up the hills in Tacoma. So, there is a downside to those lovely flakes that fell all afternoon today. I'll try to get some pics tomorrow and post on the blog.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snow Flurries

I love snow and today it is snowing. Sometimes a gust of wind will come along and the snow will come swirling down. I've turned on the outdoor Christmas lights and the lights on our Christmas tree in the big living room window. This will be our first white Christmas in a long time. Memories of Christmas past are with me today.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Wild Thing and the Table Decorations

Wild Thing was inspecting the Christmas decorations on the dining room table today. He couldn't resist them. He's a cat with no self control.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Wild Thing and the Christmas Tree

Here is a picture of Wild Thing guarding the Christmas Tree. This is the dining room tree. We also have a tree in the living room. He divides his nap time between the two. He leaves most of the ornaments alone, but does like to nibble on the cords and fake pine needles.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Busy, busy, busy...

I feel like I'm running through December. Lots of Relief Society stuff going on and trying to get the house decorated. I need to go through my totes and down-size my collection of Christmas' past.
My biggest concern is the Ward adult fireside on Dec. 21. I hope my "great" room will be "great" enough to fit 40 or so people. We can accommodate 25-30, so an extra 10 should fit??? I'm still not sure how our house was chosen. I may have said "yes" in a weak moment.
Nathan's birthday present arrived yesterday. Only two days late. He wanted terrycloth bath ponchos and a winter wheelchair poncho. I was pleasantly surprised to see all the items proudly displayed a MADE IN USA label. The winter poncho has a shiny (like nylon) outside and fleece inside. It will be so much easier to get on and off than a jacket, and much warmer, it will cover his lap, too. It's nice that there are some special clothes available that look nice and are easy to use for people with mobility issues.