PINECONES & ROSES

WELCOME to PINECONES AND ROSES
Thank you for visiting my blog.
My hope is that you will find something happy, funny or comforting here. Please stay as long as you like and come back often. I'm so glad you came.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Time

 A really great day.  Cathy and her husband as well as our son in law and granddaughter were here.  The guys (or as Lili said "the boys") were here to do some things to help Leonard out, and we made it our Christmas together, too.  Cathy looks great, doesn't she!
Me, Cathy, and Leonard
Cathy and Lili.  Cathy was modeling a hat she's probably going to wear before long with the chemo.  Didn't get a shot of Don.  It was a great day all being together.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Pink Christmas...................

As you know, wreaths are a sign of welcome, among other things.  This little pink wreath hangs on a shutter that I use year round.  Sometimes I stick favorite cards in it - even without anything it's chipped paint is a welcome addition to my home.

As I said earlier, I'm dedicating this pink Christmas blog this month to my oldest daughter, Catherine, who is fighting her second bout with breast cancer.  I hope you enjoy all the pink.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Do you remember these?...........

They came with a little bit larger wrapped candy canes and I think my girls got them for Christmas (not sure, though).  They're just the cutest little guys, especially the Frosty one with the quite dapper top hat.  Well, they've come out again this year to help me share with you the joy of the Christmas season.

Thursday, December 4, 2014


Pink or red?.................

What's your favorite color of poinsettia?  Mine is pink or white.  My favorite job was when I worked at the greenhouse and flower shop which I did for 7 years.  When I worked there we handled thousands and thousands of poinsettias - red ones.  When they began growing pink, white and peppermint it was such a refreshing change.  I still feel the freshness of those new colors.  We usually have a disagreement in our family.  Leonard loves the red - red is Christmas to him.  We usually compromise and buy two.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Not really Christmassy...............

..........but it's funny and I think everybody needs to laugh.  Sometimes something is so silly that it can't help but get you.  I hope you have at least one "belly laugh" today.


Monday, December 1, 2014

Pink for Catherine

This is going to be a pink Christmas on here this month (and maybe longer)  The reason  is my oldest daughter, Catherine, is fighting  breast cancer.  I will spare all the details because I'm sure she wouldn't want me to, except that she begins chemo soon.  I know she reads this and I hope it gives her some joy, too.  Love you, Cathy