Monday, November 23, 2015

Hurray for chilly temps :-)


Good Monday morning Friends ~ After rains on Sat and yesterday, cooler temps moved in. I checked accu-weather a little while ago and it was 62, feeling like it is 58. Oh how wonderful that feels! I see that some of you have gotten your first snow of the season. Pictures look so pretty.  We are to have cooler temps all week, yippee!

I’ve started a beaded phone case, and if this turns out nice, I hope to make more to sell in my Etsy shop.

I took a piece of lace and am beading over the flowers. Have drawn out some stems for smaller flowers, then the rest will just be filled in with beads.



Below is a collage of three of my beaded brooches which are now in my Etsy shop.


I went outside yesterday for something or other and spied this string of caterpillars on my Dwarf white orchid tree.  I have no idea if they are a moth or a butterfly.


They were making their way to the leaves at the top of the stem. I went out later and the stem was clear of cats and I thought to myself, where did they go.  Then I saw them all clustered and eating away at the ‘leaf diner’.  Sorry for the blurry photos.


Now for some more photos of one of my favorite roses, ‘Kathleen’. Photos taken with my Canon PowerShot A650.






That’s it for now. The sun is shining, the sky is blue and I better get going as things need doing around here before company comes on Thursday.

Happy Thanksgiving preparations.


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving week!


Hello Folks ~ It is a gray, wet morning here in s.e. FL.  Cooler temps are coming and I am thankful for that.

Also, I learned yesterday that I’m having another guest for Thanksgiving dinner, my nephew Josh. Hurray!  I’ve not seen him since he was a lad and now he’s become a ‘man’ and I look forward to getting to know him.  I’ve been told he’s a lot like my dear husband. His father, Todd,  is my husband’s brother. Josh is a tech geek and I look forward to help from him with my new smart phone and the tablet I got for free for buying the phone. Todd put me on his family plan for unlimited phone and texting. The phone is my Christmas present to myself this year. After reviewing on Google, I decided to get the LG G3 and have LOTS to learn.

Here’s a photo taken with the phone camera.  This is ‘Kathleen’.


Miss Rosie thinking she’s sneaking up on my foot.


My first ‘selfie’.  Usually I take pics of myself in a mirror.


These next two pictures are of me not quite awake. Had gone to bed very late for me the night before, 11:30, and then up at 3:30. 

When I sit in my chair for any length of time, Miss Tork climbs up on my chest and sits. She’s done this since she was small.  I’m her mommy. Smile

In the second picture she doesn’t look too happy with me taking her picture.



I’ve lots to learn and it’s exciting and scary at the same time.

Well, I sat down and figured my monthly expenses and I ‘need’ a part-time job, so am praying about that, and ask for your prayers too. My SIL Sue sent me a good verse this morning,

Now unto him (Jesus/God) that is able to do exceeding abundantly

above all that we ask or think,

according to the power that worketh in us,

Unto him be glory

Epehsians 3:20-21a


I wish all of you here in the US a great Thanksgiving.  Enjoy preparing your homes and food for guests.  If you’re by yourself, make a nice meal just for you.

Above all let’s thank God for His many blessings and tender mercies.

Let’s also remember to pray for those who are hurting around the world.

Love, hugs & prayers