Sunday, December 14, 2014


I've been missing in action, I know, but my "new" camera will no longer allow me to download my photo's..and I haven't been able to figure out what is wrong and the manual and even phone calls to Samsung, isn't getting me anywhere..
...since I cannot share any of my photo's ...  I'll just do the best I can.
I took this picture of my favorite coffee pot before my camera stopped working. I am trying to get our home decorated for Christmas.  The tree I ordered online arrived on Friday..and I am SO pleased!  It's just beautiful and I will do it again next year.  

Hopefully I will get my camera problem figured out and be back.

 We...finally have our wet you may have heard on the news.  When we get rain...we REALLY get rain.  It's called the Banana Express..since it comes from the direction of Hawaii.  
More later.  Please don't give up on me.  I'm just slow..and computer and camera problems leave me confused and flustered.

To be honest...I'm fighting the Christmastime blues...the 15th at 3:30 in the morning is the anniversary of Patrick's death. It does get easier as the years pass. It never goes away but it's bearable.

I know this time of year can be a delight..and usually is for me...but things are not always lovely and we can only cope.  Decorating and visiting your blogs is a huge help when I can't sleep and my mind won't turn off and I wonder at my loss.
I also wonder at my good fortune that I've been able to keep going.  Others have suffered worse.

Sometimes I give up and take a's just an aspirin with Codeine but it helps a lot.
So..that's it. :)

In spite of it's really been a nice December.  I must remember to be thankful that we are together, at least most of us.  With a family as large as's nearly impossible now.
Yes..I must remember to be grateful!

More rain this week?  Maybe..



Thursday, November 27, 2014


Where do I start..
I guess here.. at the top of the page.
It was a lovely day, but long.

I hope your Thanksgiving was as wonderful as mine.  If it was, then you are one happy person!
There were only 15 of us plus the baby. 
Christmas the number will go up by many.  

After dinner, we sat around the table and played a game.  Two teams.  Pick a name, give a hint and the team that guesses first gets a point.  It can be or not, cartoon character..etc.  
Who did I drop in the hat?  John Wayne.  (Yawn)  PH drew Justin Beiber and had to put the name back. 
He didn't know WHO that was!  Made me feel better. :)
I think I've dropped way behind in my worldly wise and even film stars!  WHEN did that happen!  
Not only that..Howard and I got the softest of chairs..our food, coffee, dessert was brought to us..and we are smiled at fondly and lots of kisses and hugs!  
It was heaven.  
They all were beautiful and I forgot to take my camera, and was so carried away with the whole thing that I forgot  that I can take pictures with my cell phone!  

And so on to Christmas.... (I'm so excited!)