Monday, December 31, 2012



Saturday, December 29, 2012

There's Something Happening Here...

What it is ain't exactly clear...

Do you see it?

Mesh lights....

And, an extension cord...

And, a multi-plug stake...

All dragged out into the yard.  This is THREE TIMES THIS WEEK!!

They belong over there on the far left...peeking out from behind that tree.

Other areas are unplugged, too.

I blamed the deer.  I always blame the deer.

 Mr P thinks it's something else.

But, what?

It's getting a bit strange.  And, very annoying.


Friday, December 28, 2012

Oh What Fun.......

For the first time in years, we had all the grandkids together for Christmas.

Our daughter and her family, moved from North Dakota, to Kansas.
Much easier to drive down for the holiday.

She's had some health challenges this year.  But, things are looking much better.

We went to our local Trail of Lights.   It's small town fun.
Lots of lights...a yule log to roast marshmallows and a hot chocolate stand.

Even and big light tree....

...for twirling.

Santa was very good to all of us.

I did the table this year, in a sparkly winter theme.

A simple twig wreath and a sprig of rosemary, finished off the napkins.
For some reason, I didn't get photos of the kids' table.  It was more candy  & Santa themed.

A cold front blew in and dropped the temperature 40 degrees.....again.
That's not so easy on this old head of mine...

We had a really good time.

Hope you did, too.


Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas...2012


Saturday, December 22, 2012

We're Still Here....

The World didn't end.

Seems the predictors were wrong.....again.

Glad all the work of decorating for Christmas, was not in vain.

Hope things are going well, in your part of the world.


Friday, December 14, 2012

Are You....


This two-sided ornament, from Jim Shore, lets us show which way we're facing.

But, we better watch out.....Christmas will be here soon!

Have a great weekend...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Chilly Today.....

We had a few hours of Winter.

Yes....20F degrees.  It had been 19F, when I pushed the button on the coffee maker.

This monitor is on the window sill, in the kitchen.  That's why it shows so cold inside.

It'll warm up later.  And, I'll have a lot of mushy plants to clean up.

Hope you're keeping warm.


Monday, December 10, 2012

It's Already.....

the 10th of December.

Yep....time's moving fast.

After being hot yesterday, today dawned clear and cold. 
Good old Texas weather.
The rain missed us....again.

We've been off visiting in Kansas again.
Great photo opportunities there.

We were there for birthdays.  Both Kansas grandkids have birthdays in the same week,

And, we had to get in some middle school basketball.

We had some nice sunsets.

And, enjoyed the Christmas lights.

We had a really nice time.  Now back to getting ready for the holidays.

How was your weekend?