HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I just happened to see that this will be my 553 post! Who would have thought that over the last few years I would have come up with enough foolishness to fill the pages? I wish there was some way to put it all on a CD to save it all for future reference. I used to print off each one but that went by the way side long ago.
It’s bright and sunny here in the north east after having some of the worst weather that we have had in a long time. Everyone is finally all dug out and power has been restored to those that were unfortunate enough to have lost it. We were happy not to have lost ours but we do have a big generator that clicks on within a few seconds when needed.
Mimi took Miss T and Cousin K skiing this week. They had a blast in all the new snow. Thank goodness for helmets though as each of them took at least one good tumble! We have a small mountain about twenty minutes from here that is just right for an afternoon of skiing for young ones. The trails are not to awfully challenging and they have installed a chair lift instead of just the T-bar that they had when Son was out there skiing. I gave my skis away a few years ago, I’m just not as brave as I used to be………….
I’m sure a lot of you have heard about the chairlift accident here at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley. The lift was old and was on the list for replacement but they still had it running in very heavy winds which was a big mistake. They had it shut down for a while but then started it up again. Thankfully no one was critically hurt but several, including kids had to be taken to the hospital. I’m sure the two feet of fresh snow to fall in helped a lot!!!!! I have always been a little afraid of that happening, no, not always, when I was young I didn’t think a thing of it! ha!
I looked out the window one morning and saw this beautiful sunrise. Glad I had my camera ready as it didn’t last long.
I guess it’s time to bring in this chair that we keep on the little deck off our bedroom. Don’t think anyone will be setting out there at night for a while. (It is now in the basement)
I counted 42 turkeys out back this morning when I went out to feed them. Yikes! I think the flock is growing every day! I think the word is out ‘Come to Weezies diner, the food isn’t that great but the price is right!’
I think what has happened is that two flocks have merged. I enjoy watching the dynamics of the flocks and after a couple days of stand off they are together. There was a lot of posturing with feathers all fluffed out and lots of squawking but all is quiet now except for the cute little clucks and peeps that the hens make.
Never know what you are going to find on your bed when you make it up: Noodles loves snuggling under something.
Mary at Mary’s Writing Nook had a book swap before Christmas and I was so fortunate to have gotten Barbara H. from Tennessee as my partner. She sent me the loveliest books that I have just devoured! This one is by Melody Carlson and has three of her books in this one edition. They are heartwarming and such good reading, I will dig it out each Christmas season to read again.
This one is fabulous, it is The 12 Days of Christmas Cookbook and I do love me a good cookbook! It has great recipes and tips on having a wonderful less stressful holiday season. I have already bookmarked numerous recipes to try! Yum!
This next one is a devotional by Nancy Guthrie. Each and every one of us should use this for the month of December, it really keeps one in the right spirit of the holiday. It is jam packed with daily devotions from the Bible for each day of the month, words to the wonderful old Christmas carols, a place to write in comments and notes that you want to remember, great for family devotions or by yourself, you will be blessed to read this book! I will be ordering this book for numerous people before next December!
Last but not least was this lovely pen and pad with a cardinal and Luke 2:14 written on it, ‘Peace on earth, good will to all.’ What a thoughtful gift to tuck in with the books! Thank you Barbara soooooooooo much!!!
We are headed down to the lake this afternoon to check on things and enjoy the sunshine.
We’re back and it was delightful down there. The sun was streaming in the front sliding glass doors once we opened the blinds. The lake was open except right here on the narrows where we are located but it certainly wasn’t thick enough ice to walk on. Ice fishing starts tomorrow but it will be a while until people can put their ice shacks out.
The Hubs enjoying his Wall Street Journal.
Guess that’s it for today. I hope you all are enjoying this New Years Day. We aren’t much to celebrate and were asleep by 9:45 last night. I guess that means we are old duffers but oh well…….. :o)
Saturday, January 1, 2011
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