Monday, January 25, 2016

Its cold in N. Florida !

It sure has been cold in N. Florida! I was hoping that we would see a few snow flurries at our house this past weekend but it did not happen here. A few places in the panhandle reported seeing some. The children always love it when we get some and some of us big children also. My hubby came from Michigan so he does not enjoy it like I do but to this native Florida girl, I love it! This morning as I took my Granddaughter to school I passed a lot of frosty lawns and smoke coming from fireplaces. Its a lovely sight to me. I know those in the North who have problems with heavy snow do not like it and I do understand that it can be horrible for some. I pray that you are all safe and warm!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Another great weekend and winter has arrived !

It was a wonderful long weekend with our boating club and friends at the Henry Ford Museum in Ft. Myers this past weekend. A nice visit with Jim's brother and SIL in Zepherhills on the way home. We finally are having some winter weather in N. Florida. I had to scrape ice off the windshield 2 mornings this week and highs only in the 50's. I am not complaining, I actually  like it ! I am enjoying my new electric fireplace and sitting in front of it with a book and cup of hot cocoa. Another of my simple pleasures!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

It was a Merry Christmas even though it was different this year!

Christmas 2015 has come and gone, it was a nice one,had my Children and Grandchildren here Christmas Eve. The weather was warm and foggy, so we did have a "foggy Christmas Eve"! Christmas day I visited my twin brothers. It was different this year as one of them unexpectedly lost his fiance in September after visiting with each of them, we visited the cemetery.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas Eve is only a week away !

It is so hard to believe that it is only 1 week until Christmas Eve! I do have my tree up and decorated inside and out although I kept it simple this year. I have all my gifts bought and wrapped.
I have also started baking. Sunday is my twin brothers Birthday so I will be cooking some special dishes for them and celebrate with them on that day. I am enjoying Christmas music, the decorations and the smells of Christmas cookies baking as I sip my eggnog flavored coffee!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Enjoying the season !

Even though it is 78 degrees outside, I am enjoying my fireplace along with a bowl of homemade vegetable beef soup. Hope to get my Christmas tree up this weekend as well as some outside lights. I just cannot believe it is only 13 days until Christmas. I am enjoying every minute of the preparations!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas !

How can it already be the 9th of December ! Time is going so fast it seems, maybe this is what happens as we get older. I remember when the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas seemed long. I do have my Christmas shopping all done. I have learned to start it in October and try to be finished by Thanksgiving, avoiding the heavy crowds and long lines. I have my inside Christmas decor out and  poinsettias and a lighted Santa by the front door. All I have yet to do is decorate the tree, make cookies,wrap gifts, plan Christmas dinner, mail cards!

Friday, November 27, 2015

The day after!

It was a wonderful Thanksgiving! Both my daughters, their children, 1 of my bothers and dear neighbors, who are like family were all here. I was so busy enjoying the day that I forgot to take pictures, I do have one of my youngest daughter,her daughter and myself that was taken before everyone else arrived. It is always so good to have my loved ones under the same roof at the same time! I was very tired by the time the day was over, I do all the cooking and try to have everyones favorite dish made. They always offer to help but it is something I enjoy doing for my family. Today I am relaxing and reflecting on how great the day was and how blessed I am!