Friday, December 26, 2008
And, in the yard here there are strange, barking dogs all around in the neighboring yards. They come right up to the fence and bark at me - but I bark and growl and let them know how fearless I am too!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
He LOVED seeing the large ones on Fran's blog!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
This is the wreath that I hang on the 'inside' of my front door. My FSIL (favorite son-in-law) gave it to me the first year he and my DD were married (he's also my only son-in-law :)
This will be my last Christmas post of 'my' decorations as I'm on the road today. Hopefully I'll be able to post from Tennessee and Missouri.
A friend is house sitting with my furbabies and Frosty is traveling with me as my guard dog.
Merry Christmas to all.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
This tree is upstairs in the "FROG" room (family room over garage) so I don't see it as often as I don't spend much time up there. One of the reasons for all the other smaller ones around the house so I can actually see them.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Here's the entire tree, which is filled with my most prized ornaments - from over the years. A few from my kids childhood, a few from our travels and some fairly recent. Of course I had to add at least one elephant (at the bottom).
And here it is from back a ways. I love my fireplace (and my gas logs). It was originally a wood burning, but I'm way too old to worry about wood.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Looking at my front porch from an angle. Chuck always wound Christmas lights around the pillars - but I can't handle seeing them that way now, so I just put out my little baby porch tree and my shrub lights.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I even have an "elephant angel" for the top of the elephant Christmas Tree
Saturday, December 13, 2008
My little office tree is kind of a "Charlie Brown tree". It's one of those little skinny ones that's seen better days. But, the lights are cheery and the white/crystal ornaments show up well.
The Christmas pillows add a nice touch and are all handmade (by me).
Friday, December 12, 2008
The candle holder was another gift so many years ago it would be considered 'vintage' now. And, actually the glass beads I use around the bottom of the candles truly ARE vintage - they were my mother-in-laws in the early 1900s. I restrung them a few years ago as the string had long since worn out and I was loosing them.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
A friend gave me this little purple tree a couple of years ago as a gift and it always makes me smile (I think that was her idea). I couldn't get the purple lights to show in a photo. This little tree sits at the entrance to my bedroom, so I can enjoy it all day and evening.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Frosty's not totally excited about modeling his new Santa suit - but he does love those treats. I needed 3 hands.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
I love that little reindeer behind her. Friends gave him to me as a gift several years ago. He plays "Grandma got run over by a reindeer" and I smile every time I hear it.
NOTE - Okay, I stand corrected. I guess it's a moose (what do I know)... but it still plays "Grandma got run over by a reindeer". Maybe the creators didn't know the difference either.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I collect Barbies - not the vintage or terribly expensive ones - but I do have a room full. Chuck loved giving me Barbies, so I have some really pretty ones.
This tree always makes me smile :)
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
It's COLD in Alabama - and there was a dusting of snow when I got up this morning. Didn't last long, but it's snow!!! I've gotten tired of sweeping the leaves off my deck and it looked kinda strange with the leaves and snow. Little elephant plant stand looks kinda lonely doesn't he.
Friday, November 28, 2008
This is back off the road quite a ways and still lived in - by someone even older than me.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Trying to find an appropriate picture for today (and still not going out) I decided this was definitely it. This little pinecone turkey was made by my oldest grandson (now in college) in Sunday School when he was 3 years old (obviously had some help). He made it for Chuck and Chuck mounted it on the wooden base so he could keep it. It now lives in an honored place in a glass bookcase in my living room, and today reminds me how very much I have to be thankful for.
I have a wonderful family, a great church family, caring neighbors, loving furkids and so very much more.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Another day without going outside, so thought I'd introduce another of my 'housemates'.
This is "Squeaker". He's a cockatiel that I agreed to give a foster home to about 8 years ago.
He loves attention, and doesn't get enough. He used to come out and sit on Chuck's shoulder. But then, he liked Chuck better than he does me (of course, I've always been the one to feed him and clean his cage - Chuck just did the fun stuff).
He's about 17 years old and is great with a wolf whistle.
Monday, November 24, 2008
She's a long hair, gray calico (at least that's what the vet said). Her mother is "Halloween" who's photo has appeared here previously. However, you'd never know they were even related.
Fluffy is about 10 years old and thinks she's Queen of the World. She was here before the dogs, so she put them in their place quickly, however she wasn't particularly pleased when Emma Grace appeared on the scene.