28 January 2015

A Sunny Break

We had a few more items of my hubby's uncle and aunt that needed to be delivered to them so we took a little break down to Florida.  We left behind a cold, rainy, week to a week of warm sunshine.  Not quite in the 80's, but very close.  The retirement park they live in had a chicken dinner with dancing on Sunday, and I would be showing pics of that yet somehow I managed to mess up that video.  Then another morning we had the "big" breakfast.  Oh. My. Goodness.  I needed to leave the place just so I would not gain any weight!  We have never been there in January before so it was quite a change with the park being so full and very active.  Let me tell you the seniors know how to party!

We made it to what used to be a favorite place for us to go and eat lunch right on the beach.  It was not so good this time, but I will give it another chance as I enjoy sitting on the roof top.

Next was the beach, and who can go wrong with the glorious beach?
However, when I put my feet into it
Brrrrrrrr, yep, it is January! So, the solar heated swimming pool was nice.

It went by way too fast, but we did some things around the house there too like a new ceiling fan for the living room so it can be used during the summer months.  That was a gift to them since they really don't need anything, and had their fill of candies over the holidays!  I always plant flowers for them too as aunt loves them just as much as me.  I also brought a geranium and a fuchsia plant back.  Hey, I need a little color around here till the spring!  I am so ready for spring, are you?

09 January 2015

A Sunrise

The 9th of January already.  Before you know it the month will be gone.  Here is a beautiful sunrise taken in Connecticut.  Enjoy your day and the weekend!

07 January 2015

Along came a.......

My Thanksgiving cactus bloomed beautifully this past Thanksgiving.  Practically for two months!  I had placed both of them during the summer in hanging baskets as my great aunt had done hers that way a long time ago, and my cousin still has them.
So one day I took them to the sink to give them a good dose of water, and when I went back to the sink later this is what I found....
A little frog!  Apparently he had made his home in one of the pots.  Sorry to say I had to place the little frog back outside, but at least it had a long time to bunker in before the year ended and this cold front arrived!    You never know what you will find when you bring plants in, and he blended quite well! 


01 January 2015

Good Morning 2015!


Hope you have a beautiful start to this new year!

31 December 2014

So time goes on....My Year In Review

So, here it is December 31st.  It seems like yesterday it was 12/31/13, and now look it has come back around again.  A lot has happened through the year here. The first biggie was my daughter moving on in her life, a single life once again.  It's a good thing.  Then she moved to another state; a sad thing for me yet life moves on as many of you know that have grown children.

It was busy around here during 2014.  We moved a metal shed and started a new garden area.
The metal shed used to be back behind our house.  I got tired of walking down, and then all the way up the hill to cut the grass, weed, etc.. so I talked hubby into moving it.  Oh boy, was that ever a chore! It fell apart, we put back together, then painted it. Now it is in the middle, and only holds garden tools, lawn mower, and a weed eater instead of all of those things plus junk storage.  At least it is in the middle now with no more running down the hill then back up again!  The other thing we worked on was building raised beds.  They are not very big, but it really is the sunniest spot on our property.

As the year progressed we watched from our back yard a million dollar house being built.
They are still working on it.  We believe they will have horses along with a swimming pool, beautiful conservatory/sunroom, great garden area too.  Of course this used to be cow pasture with an old homestead on it so this will be a beautiful place.

We are still working on our camper, but we have gotten a lot done to it this year.  More pics to come on it, but here is a refresher photo.

It is painted now, yea!, camo gone!  I am going to put a camper post together for 2015.

We made a few trips up north to Connecticut to help my hubby's uncle and aunt who have decided to move permanently down to Florida.  We enjoyed being up there and doing some exploring too, and along the way we stopped to visit my daughter and her new boyfriend in Va. Bch.  I was one happy mom!
Beautiful Connecticut.
And through the summer the garden grew.  Not the greatest, but it did so so ok.  Like our fence?  Hubby and I took apart a fence panel he came across so we made the garden fence with the wood.  Turned out pretty cool.  We added wire behind it, but some of our chickens have learned to hop over the fence.  That will be fixed in 2015! 

During the fall I painted the inside of my daughter's old place.  No pictures of that yet, perhaps later.  I wanted it to be a happy place for when they came for Thanksgiving.
It was a great Thanksgiving, just not enough mommy and daughter time!

So, that was my year.  Lots of little, but big things happening.  I have a lot of things planned for 2015.  This was not my best blogging year, and I know I said it before that I want to do more, but I guess that it why we make new year resolutions.  Speaking of that I found a great saying on facebook (ummm, yes, I did spend time there....) which I want to share with you.
That is what I want for me and all of you!  Happy New Year!






01 August 2014

August already!

I have been so busy around here!  We have had a couple of trips, worked on the camper which is turning out really nice, done a new garden bed, and the list goes on.  So with it being summer time I thought I'd share a few summer posts.  These were taken a couple of years ago, but I am hoping to get back up to Maine and take some more.  Gorgeous area! 
The light house in the distance we got closer to yet the only way over there was by boat or a bucket going over the water! 
I will try to post more soon!  Hope you have enjoyed part of your summer!


18 April 2014

February, March, and now April!

Goodness, I am behind on posting once again.  Well, a lot has been happening around here, and then I must admit facebook and especially pinterest has taken up a lot of my time.  I have been looking for designs to use for our camper that we purchased last year, and have just now been able to start working on again since we had all of that crazy, crazy weather here in the south. 
So here is what it looked like in February, and yes, snow again!



Where I wish I could have been!

The start of a new colorful day.

oops!  I am going to have to learn how to turn these around!
So, February and March had snow and cold rain with April finally warming up to bring us flowers and color back into our life.
I need to play around with blogger again.  So much to show, so much to do, and never enough time for all of it. 
Our list has been working on camper, working up the hill on my daughter's house underneath it putting insulation in.  Cleaning the yard everywhere as with the wind, snow, etc. you would not believe all of the tree branches down.  Putting up a bigger chicken pen so we can try and grow some grass in certain areas before the chickens find it!  We have also made new garden beds in front of my garden house so fencing needs to go around it too.  Whew!  The list could go on, but we have been busy beavers here.  So hope all is well with all of you, and I have visited a few so I need to get back with it.  Till then!