PINECONES & ROSES


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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Two-faced...........





 Two different loves, in the same house. Thought I'd show you how fickle I am.
Most of my house is muted, quiet tones and brings with it a peace and calming.
Then there's my kitchen.  Since I have a potter in my family(Amanda) I get the benefit of amazing colors.  That's why I took the doors off of my overhead cabinets, to easily display the vibrant colors.  A few days she sent me some cafe au lait mugs, small bowls, and some bowls in amazing colors that are just the right size for a big serving of popcorn(the plaid one with the cups).  I have benefited from her generosity for many years and never get tired of looking at the pottery  

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A season..........


Right now it seems like this is a season of nothingness.  A time to stay in bed or not get dressed until 10.  A time to go to bed early.  I have not taken pictures or created anything. I look at my basket of fabric and know I want to make 2 quilts for my great grandchildren.  I know it and I just look at it.  At least I keep my house reasonably clean and groceries in the house but that's about all.  I don't have the interest or desire to do anything. I started crying when I was washing my hair the other day.   I hope it doesn't last forever.  I really wanted to write an upper post but after staring at it for an hour I decided to just write.

My blogging friends have been so supportive and loving but there's a limit.  You soon get tired of reading downer stuff.  I'm sorry.  I'm really praying that soon I will get my enthusiasm and zest for life back.     Diane

Friday, January 15, 2016

The way things are going............

I'm still here. I seem to have settled into not feeling bad, not feeling glad, trying to get things done but the problems with my feet slow me down so much.  I look for the joy each day and try to be an upper, try to do something new.  Amanda assures me that it's not just me, it's the January after Christmas blahs.  I'm wondering if it's a stage of grief.  Whatever it is I don't like it.

On another note, yesterday I forgot about senior discount day at Albertsons.  I went out there to buy some things, have to use a cart because of my feet.  Started in around the store and ran into someone I know, stopped to chat for a minute.  Before we knew it we were creating a traffic jam of all the seniors who we were holding up and they were afraid all the bargains would be gone.  I took the nearest open aisle and got out of the store as quick as I could.  I'm a senior, too, and I like a bargain, too, but not at the expense of a peaceful shopping experience.

A good thing - I took Rascal to a new dog park, something which he has never done.  Off leash, other dog smells, it was good for him.  He doesn't get along very well with other dogs (on leash) so this might make his life better.  No other dogs there at that time so it gave him a chance to get his bearings.

So see!  My life right now is not really exciting but we do the best we can.     Diane

Saturday, January 9, 2016

My Great Grandchildren..................

Tatum will turn 7 on Monday.  He just loves his little sister ( I did a post on her when she was born in November).  Aren't they just adorable?  Not bragging, I just think they are.  And I love the way he loves his little sister.  He will be playing, stops, goes in and gives her a kiss and then goes back to what he was doing.

Even though I feel so bad that I can't be with them more, I'm tankful for phones and email and video to keep in touch with these two precious little people.  Diane

Thursday, December 31, 2015

January 2016

Another year.  Good things, bad things, they all will happen. Bright hopes for the future....surely!  The best thing I can hope for is that I will become a better person, a wiser one, a person who likes who I am and that I will grow even nearer to God.  For you and me I wish more laughter, more joy, better health, more happiness, peace of mind.and lots of love.   Diane

Monday, December 28, 2015

Blessings..............

For a loving family who is always near
For dear friends who are like gold
For my little dog who is my
constant companion
For a warm home (hovering near 0 outside this morning)
For enough food for both of us
For beauty everywhere
For music
For inspiration
Joy
and much, much more.

Blessings to you,     Diane

Thursday, December 24, 2015

A most joyous Christmas to you,..........................

Wishing you a Joyous and meaningful Christmas.  

As I write this early Christmas Eve morning the sunrise is casting a beautiful pink glow across the neighborhood.  It's going to be a wonderful day.

67 years ago today I got my best Christmas gift - a baby brother who I love dearly.  I saw him yesterday and will call him this morning for his birthday.  I will NEVER forget that Christmas.  
Me, Mike, Patsy and Mother in front.

Merry Christmas 
Diane