Friday, December 19, 2014

Bunny issues again....

It is almost Christmas.... one week away. Our annual Christmas Open House went well. We had a great time; visiting, laughing and sharing Christmas spirit. It is nice when our community comes together for friendship. Can not believe it is almost Christmas..... it then means a new year is about to appear. I am so ready for a new year. I do not make resolutions for the year, but last year I made a list of what I wanted to accomplish.  I only did a couple of the things on my list...that is why I do not make resolutions. I am usually pretty good about a list though. Just not this time. So, I will try again see if I can be better with it. I am off work today so besides a few errands I hope to stitch later today. I just finished my RR piece and now have to get it together for mailing. I think it will be best to wait until the Christmas mail is finished. Mr H is still having bunnies chewing the Christmas lights issue. I think we have a bunny hutch under on of the big plants out front. I know there is one across the courtyard under the cactus plant, but I do think for the first time we have one in our front yard.

They are cute but a real nuisance  sometimes. He loves all these creatures so you know he will not do anything to harm them... he will continue to fix the light sets. Oh before I forget......I have a message from him to you....
"Thank you for all the birthday wishes! I was so surprised to read them both here and on Facebook."
He really was surprised to think that you would take the time to send him wishes. He does not go on FB or here, so I explained how to get here and there while I was at work on Tuesday. We had a quiet night and out for lunch on Wednesday. That is about it....I think I will return to the sewing room and stitch for awhile.... first a laundry to do! So glad to spend time with you and thank you for the friendship and kind words. Have a great day.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A special day here...

Today is Mr H's...... Dennis... birthday... He is not just the guy who puts gas in the car when it is on "3 lines" (tell you about that some time) nor just the guy who keeps our garden looking wonderful... not just the guy who cooks for me. He is a sweet man who is always there for me. Whenever I want to shop at The Attic, he will take the half hour ride with me, of course then we have lunch. Dennis never fails to check on what I am stitching, is ready to offer suggestions and encourage me to create. Getting older is tough but we are doing it together....

checking and fixing the lights after a bunny chewed the wires.....
working in the garden on a sunny day.....

 taking refuse under the Snail Vine arbor during the hail and rain the other day....
His smile melts me, his touch reassures me.....
Happy Birthday my sweet loving man

Sunday, December 14, 2014

How are you doing?

Such a busy time of year for all.... how are you doing? I have one gift to get and mail, 2 packages to go to the post office and a party here at our house on Wednesday evening. I organize our HOA (27 homes) Annual Christmas Open House and this year I am stop #2 so it is quick and easy food to be served. I thought baked ziti and a tossed salad would be good. It is pretty much a sit/stand and eat 45 minute visit before the next stop. Remembe the card exchange? well, it is so nice to get mail and meet new friends. The cards have been arriving and I just love the unexpected ones. I received this...
a lovely crocheted star with a tiny bell and a recipe for Snickerdoodles from dear Anne. I must try to make them. Just when I think I will not make/stitch one more Christmas thing, I see a pattern for something I want to make. I should, will must not look at anything on the computer. Did you see the cute Santa on FB?
Yesterday afternoon brought some thunder and then hail, yes, hail to Arizona...
those little white pebbles are hail. Then we briefly had rain and then the sun. In all of this quick weather, Mr H ran outside to open.. .... that's right, open the umbrellas to protect his plants form the hail. By the time he organized the umbrellas and moved some plants for shelter it was over. Our resident hummer was flying about and then trying to shake off the wetness from his tiny wings...not one, but two nuts out there. Today I hope to sit quietly and work on something, do not know what, but something while Mr H watches some football. That's about it.... glad to have you to chat with. Thank you for the kind words and your friendship.... have a wonderful day.