Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to everyone!  May your day be filled with joy.













Monday, December 19, 2016

Almost Christmas

Christmas is close now.  I love seeing all the Christmas lights around the neighborhood at night time.  Sometime before Christmas I want to ride around and see lots of them, before they're gone.  I STILL haven't put all the decorations that I want in the house.  I need to make time for that, or I might as well wait until next year!  This Christmas will be quiet.  We will be going to Tom's for our family Christmas, but not until January.  With Andy being in retail management now, he can't take time off around the holidays.  Well, it just prolongs the Christmas season for us! 

I have been busy with a rush cookie order this weekend.  I received the order on Friday (it was a last-minute, kind-of-emergency order), and I shipped it out this morning.  Here are some of the cookies.






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On a sad note, my former supervisor (and friend) passed away last week.  You might remember that I posted about the company that I worked for that was run by mother and daughter.  It was the daughter (Norma) who passed away.  I worked for them for 21 years, and I never met Levonne, the mother!  We talked almost daily, either Levonne and I, or Norma and I.  I did meet Norma a couple of times.  We gave Buddy, our parrot, to them and he had such a good home with them.  Jerry and I are going to the viewing tomorrow and I will be meeting Levonne for the first time.  I know her voice so well that I know I won't have any trouble recognizing her.  Here is Norma's obituary.  Prayers for the family would be appreciated.  Even though they retired in July, I will miss her very much.



I hope everyone had a good weekend, and I wish all of you a wonderful week.  Happy Monday!
 
 





Saturday, December 10, 2016

Well,  hello there! I know I haven't posted much - as in, not at all!  Let me catch you up since my last post in September.  September?!  How did that happen?!  Anyway.....

In October the boys and I participated in the 5K that we do together every year.  This is the first year it rained.  Actually, it didn't just rain, it POURED!  We didn't bring umbrellas because the weather forecast just called for a few sprinkles in the morning and when we started the 5K it was just cloudy.  Then it got cloudier and darker, and the sky opened up.  I had my phone in one hand and my iPod in the other, and no pockets to put either.  Our shoes were sloshing when we were done, but we really had a good time, as usual.  This time they had auto cameras at the finish line to take your picture as you crossed it.  It got everyone's picture but mine - I got a fairly nice picture of one shoe......!

Here are Tom, Lucy and Wrex,



here are Andy and Sarah,



 ....and if you look behind #33's behind, you'll see my black shoe with the bright pink laces!


Just as well.  Some poundage has crept back and this is not the year I want to remind myself of that, in Spandex, especially.

Then in November I had a cookie order.  Here they are ready to be packed and shipped.



Then came Thanksgiving.  Tom, Lucy and Wrex came here and it was the five of us for dinner.  We ate too much, laughed too much, and had a wonderful time.  I was too busy cooking and eating and forgot to get pictures.

That pretty much brings you up to date.  Now I am getting ready to decorate the inside of the house for Christmas and put the tree up.  We put the outside lights up and changed the flag out front the other day.  I love seeing the lights on at night.

I hope everyone has had a very good day today.  Happy Saturday!


Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Still Kickin'


Hi there!  I'm still kickin'!  It has been a busy summer which has flown by.  We grew a garden, I worked a lot, we dog-sat Wrex for three weeks (which we LOVED!), Andy bought a car, and I gained a little weight back (boo...hiss...), but generally we had a great summer.  Now fall is quickly approaching, which is my favorite season.  I'll post pictures soon, but the main reason I'm checking in is to tell you that my blog will be located back at it's former home, at Karensramblings.blogspot.com by the beginning of October.  I plan to dual post on both sites until then, so I don't have to back up anything else, and to give you a chance to update your bookmarks.  My domain contract is nearing renewal, and I can't justify keeping it because I really didn't use it as much as I thought it would, so I'm going back to my former blogspot blog.  So, I'll see you there...or here...until October 1st, anyway!  I'll leave you with these.  Happy Wednesday!


Friday, September 19, 2014

New post!

New post at my other space, Karensramblings.com.   See ya there!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

On My Mind

I have written a new post over at my other blog.  Please feel free to join me there!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Beautiful Morning

It was 23 degrees out there today and the first bird, a cardinal, sang at 6:19.  They are definitely starting to sing earlier these days.  There were only a few patches of snow left that the sun didn't get to yesterday.  It was nice to get the 2 inches of snow that we got during the day yesterday.  It was beautiful watching it.  I'm still not ready for spring or summer.  Still lovin' winter!

Today I have worked, exercised (a necessary evil), worked on my other blog, and fixed spice-rubbed pork chops for dinner.  I'll be grocery shopping tonight when I pick Andy up from work.  And that's my day in a nutshell.

I hope your day was wonderful.  Have a lovely rest-of-Thursday!

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