Another Cold and Snowy Weekend

Hello friends, it has been a rather quiet week over here. I have been battling a nasty cold or sinus infection or something like that. The hubs is finally getting over what he had a couple of weeks ago. Soooo I don’t know about all this sickness but I do know a lot of people are sick right now. I am praying for a speedy recovery for all of them.

First of all work has been fairly slow all week and that is a good thing since I am feeling really stinky. We were supposed to have Izzy and Sadie spayed on Thursday but our vet called and said they were so short staffed they were having to close for a few days. I am suspecting Covid but can’t be for sure. But our two girls got rescheduled to next week. I am so looking forward to getting those two spayed.

I did have a little issue with my blog. I noticed last week that my link was broken. I don’t know how this happened. Sometimes I am not a big fan or WordPress. Strange things happen that you seem to not have control over. When I posted a comment on another blog the link back to my site was a site that did not exist. Anyway I contacted the WordPress team and they got me back on track. So if I commented on your blog and you couldn’t link back to mine that was the reason.

I came home from work early on Friday because I was feeling so bad. I went straight to bed and stayed there until Saturday morning. When I got up I felt much better. I decided to do the grocery store pick-up on Saturday morning so I wouldn’t have to get out and actually gather groceries. I did that and came home and that is where I stayed all weekend.

I made a crockpot full of chili today. It has been cold and windy and just the perfect day for chili.

We have been having a really bad time with our old girl Molly. She is approximately fourteen years old and having a lot of issues. She is still able to get around quite well or I should say she has been able to. She has some liver issues and really has to be coaxed to eat. She has been having some other problems that I won’t go into but the last two days we have been really worried about her. I thought today we were going to lose her. She would not get up all day. She went out once to pee and slept all day. She refused to eat no matter what we tried to feed her. We know the time is coming and that is all I want to say about that right now.

Look at that sweet face. You can tell by the gray in her muzzle she is getting to be such an old girl.

I have been working on a couple of knitting projects and a Valentine cross stitch pattern this weekend. I may not have this one finished by Valentine’s Day but we will see. Remember this cross stitch I was working on last year for Valentine’s Day. I didn’t finish it and I put it in the WIP (Works in progress) basket and forgot all about it. I dug it back out last week and have been working on it. If I don’t finish it this year I am sure I will next year.

I bought these little Waverly one yard fat quarters to make some valentines. I got the idea from a fellow blogger who made several and put them in a glass jar. I thought they were so cute and would make a great center piece. I made several today and I am still working on them. I think I will get a different color or pattern to mix with these or maybe a solid red color. The stitching is very simple just a running stitch up the sides and then I stuff them with a little batting. I will also use pinking shears around the edges of some of them to give them a little variety.

It was such a nice morning for sewing. I cut and sewed and cut and sewed and it was very relaxing and methodical. It started out being a beautiful morning with a little sun but then the clouds rolled in and by 2:00 PM it was snowing like crazy.

Here are a few of the semi finished hearts. As I said I will finish the edges with pinking shears to give them a little bit of different look.
I glanced up and saw all this snow and couldn’t believe it. I don’t think it will be bad driving or anything and that is good.
Keeping in line with Valentine’s Day colors I think I will paint my nails this color. I bought this at T.J. MAXX a few weeks ago and haven’t had a chance to use it yet.

I have a busy week coming up. I will be leaving next Sunday for a trip to Cocoa Beach Florida for an Attractions meeting, I can’t wait!!!, So I have a lot to do this week to get ready to be gone most of next week. We are going to Cape Canaveral and I have never been there so I am really excited about that. I would have loved for the hubs to be able to go with me but he has to work and he said he would stay home and take care of all the fur babies. Such a good husband and fur baby daddy.

Do you have a lot going on this week? How was your weekend?

Always remember

Love your day your way!!!!

A Shiny New Week!!!!

Sunday and we are well into this shiny new year. How was your week?

We had snow twice this week. Well sort of. That is really unusual for us here in East Tennessee. Also unusual because last Saturday it was 78 degrees F and Wednesday the high was only 22 degrees. This weather is crazy!!

Monday night I went to bed and it was raining and by Tuesday morning when I got up we had gotten several inches of snow. It was the best kind too. The heavy wet snow that sticks to all the trees but not the roads. Even my driveway was ok.

That creepy figure in the upstairs window is Santa. We still have him up lol.
See the donkey?
My Driveway. No snow on the driveway.

I think the early morning light gives everything a beautiful blue color.

So into the week wide open. Work has slowed considerably so a good time to catch up on paperwork and things like that without any interruptions.

I had lunch with the sisters on Wednesday. On Thursday we had another “snow event”. Supposedly the snow was going to start in our area around 2:00 PM. and come in really fast. We kept a close eye on it at work. We even closed a couple of hours early as did other businesses in town. All we had was rain and a little sleet. The snow totally missed our area this time and I am ok with that.

Saturday I finally took down all the Christmas decorations, went to visit my MIL in the assisted living village and then took a little trip to Hobby Lobby. I was in the mood to buy a few Valentines decorations and of course some yarn. I then bought groceries, went home and walked and fed the babies.

Christmas decorations waiting to be wrapped and put up.
My Snow Babies.
The snow babies are ornaments I have had for more than twenty years. They are special to me because I bought them at a little shop in town when I was with my mama. We just fell in love with them. I put them on my tree every year it always reminds me of her and our day together.
My yarn haul from Hobby Lobby
On our walk Saturday before all the rain started.
Mama kitty.
Buster

Today was a rainy day, all day. I watched the movie Lost Daughter on Netflix and it was really good but a little strange. Definitely worth watching I think. I knitted a lot and watched our Molly girl. As you know she is very old and having issues. Today was a challenge so I felt like I was lurking over her every few seconds keeping a watchful eye on her.

How was your week?

Always remember

Love your day your way!!!!

Another Lazy Weekend

Hello friends and happy Monday. It is cool and rainy here today but the weekend felt like spring it was so warm. But just hang around because tomorrow it is supposed to be only 46 degrees F for the day’s high. That is the wacky weather we have here in East Tennessee.

It was a rather quiet weekend here. I did the grocery thing on Saturday and went to one of my favorite thrift stores. I didn’t really find a lot at the thrift store but I did find this unusual bouquet of colorful thingies. That is the only way I know how to describe it. But isn’t it pretty. I think it looks so festive for the holidays so out of control and pretty. I don’t think my husband agrees but that is ok. I’m wondering if I might not be able to use it for my Christmas Tree topper. I am still on the hunt for the topper for this year. I wanted a moon but couldn’t find the right one. A girl at Walmart suggested a hat. Not like frosty the snowman’s hat but a real hat hmmmm, that had me thinking of course.

Isn’t it gorgeous

I didn’t get all the things done this weekend that I wanted to. It was a pretty big list that I had going. I did buy groceries and get all the laundry done, I had to give flea meds to eight babies, and add a few decorations to the house. I also took all the pumpkins off of my front porch from Halloween or Thanksgiving, yes Thanksgiving sounds better. I took the pumpkins out in the yard and hacked them up. Pumpkin innards can be quite a treat for forest animal. Pumpkin is also a natural worming agent for forest animals. You can also plant the seeds and or use the pumpkin in your compost heap. The kitties were very curious about the pumpkins. They all gathered around and watched me dissect them and throw them into the woods. They weren’t as curious after they discovered the taste was terrible. I also finished knitting some hats I have been working on. I have an idea for all the hats or toboggans I am turning out but more on that later. I am also continuing to work on the afghan for my nephew for Christmas. I am thinking if I get one finished I will give the other nephew a promise note to deliver it as soon as I am finished. I will show you a picture this weekend. Maybe by then I will have made a little progress. We shall see.

Smashing pumpkins. It’s very satisfying.
Three of these finished and another one started.

We bought a heated kitty house for the babies. Well we actually bought two. They were about $80.00 each and when they arrived I was very disappointed. They actually zipped together with a heating pad inside, which we could have put together so much easier and cheaper. We will keep the one we put together but I am sending the other one back. It is just not worth the amount of money we paid for it. Very disappointing.

I cooked dinner both Saturday and Sunday. Mark was off this weekend. When he is home I try to cook and not have to get take out which we are both sick of.

On Sunday it rained and it was quite cozy and warm in the house. The kitties were all in the garage snuggled up but not in the new kitty house. They love being together on this old bed.

I love the way Milo has his leg slung over Sadie as if he is protecting her.
And these two just minutes earlier had been fighting over this blanket.

Last week I had the opportunity to teach a precious lady how to knit. She had had one lesson from someone else but was still confused. She got my name from my niece and we got together last week to work on her knitting. She is just such a sweet woman and I had so much fun showing her some stitches and helping her with her scarf she was making. We plan to get together again as she progresses. Today I received a hand written thank you card from her. Wow!! I didn’t even know people did that anymore. It’s little things like that that I absolutely love and miss in this day of snapping and texting and face timing.

How was your weekend? I am off to bed because me and my sister Sandy have a big shopping trip planned tomorrow. We are headed to Pigeon Forge to the outlet stores and a few other places. I have to be well rested for that. Have a great week!!!!

Always remember

Love your day your way!!!!

We Gathered Together

Hello friends how was your week? Your Thanksgiving? Did you spend time with family and friends? We had only a small group at our house for Dinner on Thanksgiving Day, just five people. My MIL was able to leave the assisted living village and come and eat with us. Her Birthday is in a few days so we decided to go ahead and celebrate since we were all going to be together. We had a great time.

My husband loves candied sweet potatoes. I make them just like my mama always did. I just hate peeling them.
Cornbread made for the dressing.
And of course we had to have mashed potatoes too. They’re my favorite.
Making the dressing. We always call it dressing in the south unless you are actually stuffing it in the turkey
and then it is called stuffing. We had ham instead of turkey but Mark still likes the dressing with it.
Double layer Birthday cake which I then split into four layers. You get more yummy icing this way.
She loved the cake and her Birthday Girl Button.

It was a wonderful day. My sister in law and I took all the babies for a good walk after dinner. And by the time everything was cleaned up and the left overs put away I was pretty much exhausted. Mark drove his mom back to the assisted living village and then we settled in to watch Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and I couldn’t keep my eyes open. Unfortunately there was no Black Friday shopping for me and my sister because I had to work. But that is o.k. we already have a couple of shopping trips planned in the next week or two. Also Buster and Milo were scheduled on Friday for early morning vet appointments to get neutered. More on that in the next post. This silly kitty mama was a little emotional about taking the babies in for this procedure but they did just fine. My heart could barely stand it. Silly Kitty Mama.

I could barely keep my eyes open to watch Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. It is a tradition we watch it every year.

On Saturday I went downtown, Madisonville. The block around the courthouse was set up with vendors and food trucks for Christmas. It was a lot of fun. I bought a few things for Christmas presents and had lunch at one of the food trucks before heading to get groceries.

Rides were given around the square.
Yummy Kettle Corn. This booth smelled amazing!!!!
An event was planned for later Saturday night with some of our local churches’ choirs performing.
Isn’t our courthouse beautiful. It’s very old. There is a newer annex but I love this old one.
I didn’t get a hotdog at this booth but I thought the name was cute.
This is where I got the best cheeseburger of my life!!!!

I’m getting ready for a busy week, how about you?

Always remember

Love your day your way!!!!!