PINECONES & ROSES

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Goofy girls.......................

 These make me laugh.  This is Amanda playing a tune on a lilac leaf.  Never sure what she's going to do.
 Brenda on a visit to Alaska.  Do I need to say anything else?
Catherine, Miss Glamour Puss modeling some old sunglasses.
 
And Jess, my daughter-in-law and Jordin trying to be ugly (but not really succeeding).  My girls make me laugh.  I love that.  

Thursday, January 22, 2015

An Odyssey and then into the unknown.................

After ordering a new phone from AT&T on the 27th of December, having the phone disappear before I received it, talking to multiple nice people who kept putting me off about getting a new one which I still haven't received, and doing investigating on my own and finally convincing UPS that I wanted to get to the bottom of this, I talked to a guy who helped me.  Yesterday he brought down his documentation, it took two minutes to figure out that they had delivered it to the wrong house on the 31st!  He went to our neighbor two doors down and after he went there twice and she reluctantly  gave it to him!  What a nice guy - thanks, Mike.  Finally I have my new HTC Desire.  

So now - how do I use it?    

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Night Visitor............................

We've had squirrels, ducks, deer, all kinds of birds and even a couple prairie dogs but never a raccoon.  Such a beautiful little thing.  After nearly having his bird feeder destroyed Leonard brought it inside last night.  We didn't know who or what the villain was.  Before I took Rascal out for the last night I flipped on the yard light and there he was, eating the bird seed he had previously knocked out of the feeder.  What a charming thief!      

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy Birthday, Tatum.................

He's my great grandson here with Cathy a couple years ago.  Can you believe he's already six years old? How time flies!  

Thursday, January 8, 2015

For you.............

Roses on a miserable (around here, anyway) day.  We all need a lift sometimes and these are for you.  O.K., so they're dried and they were in the cottage last summer but a taste of last summer is good , isn't it.    Have a beautiful day.

Monday, January 5, 2015

The woods are lovely................

Sometimes the only thing to do is just stand and stare and enjoy the beauty.  More snow was falling today and it's hard to tell the drifts from the piles that have been shoveled up from the regular depth.  Today as I walked my dog it was easy just to stop and absorb the beauty of it.  Someone called it replenishing solitude - I like that.  

Friday, January 2, 2015

2015..........

 Staying with the pink this month to support my daughter, Catherine, in her 2nd battle with breast cancer.  She's 1/2 way through the chemo treatments now and such a brave girl.

  Love these two pictures of her.  They show her love of children which she has always had a passion for.  In fact she has worked with them all her life in one way or another.  

The fund raiser Give Forward is on my facebook page We've managed to raise
money to help take the burden off but we're still working to raise more.  What I like about
it is that you're not putting your money into the obscure but giving it directly to help
someone who needs it now.  Blessings,