Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  How quickly it came.  I hate when people call it "Turkey Day."  The day is about so much more than eating turkey and all the trimmings.  Look at the word.  Thanks.  Giving.  Giving thanks.  And we have so very much to be thankful for.

I haven't been able to get online much this week.  Not only is there a million things to do before tomorrow, but Joe and I both got sick.  His is a virus.  Mine is a bacterial infection.  Both bad.  Yesterday we both went to our doctors.  We have different doctors so it meant two trips.  But we both have medication which is helping us to no end.  Although I just ate a bagel for breakfast and now feel as though it really wasn't a good idea.

I hope I feel better than this tomorrow.  Joe and I are heading to Lancaster County for dinner.  We made the reservations last month when we were out there.  I've been looking forward to it all month but if I feel the way I feel now, food is the last thing I want to see.

My house is still a wreck.  I try so hard and will get one spot cleaned up but then look around and there's a dozen more to work on.  Are any of you like that?  But at least I'm trying and that's what counts.

Yesterday Debbie and I made a day of shopping.  We began by going to my doctor (isn't that exciting) so I could get some medication.  Then we headed to Salvation Army.  Debbie had six bags of items to donate and I had one and a winter coat that doesn't fit me anymore.  Then we headed to Target.  I got a few stocking stuffer gifts and some household things like hand soap and air freshener.

Our final stop was Shop Rite.  I haven't been shopping in a couple of weeks so I was all out of so many things.  But I still spent only $125 and it will last us two weeks or a little bit more so I don't think that's so bad.  Debbie and I go to Shop Rite on Tuesdays because that's Senior Citizen Day.  We get 5% off our bill.  Yesterday I saved over $6.  They never ask if we're over 60, they just automatically give it to us.  I guess we look old.  Ha, ha!

I do a lot of online jigsaw puzzles.  The other day I bought a Thanksgiving collection.  They are so pretty that I am photographing them from the computer screen.  I thought I would share the three I've completed with you.  I hope you like them too.

I think I will do a couple more before I begin my day.

And that will about do it.  We have our annual Pie and Praise meeting at church tonight and hopefully I will be doing an extra post today on that.  Then Thanksgiving tomorrow.

So until later, have a wonderful day.


1 day to Thanksgiving
33 days to Christmas
40 days to New Year's Day

Sunday, November 19, 2017


Sorry I have been missing for a few days.  Joe has gotten very sick and between running him to the doctor, doing church work and trying to clean and decorate the house it has been hectic.  One day I got sick and slept the entire day and night.  It must have been the right thing to do, though, because the next morning I felt much better.

With all of that said, let's get to this week's photo from Sarah.  Is it being built?  Is it being torn down?  What exactly is it?  It's interesting, that's what.

I will be back soon with some great posts for you this week.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017


I promised you yesterday some pictures I took to and from the Holiday Bazaar Carol, Donna and I went to last Wednesday.  It's been a long time for the color to come to the trees around here, but now it is just beautiful.

I was sitting in the back seat of Carol's car and she was making some time driving, not creeping along, so I was shocked when I saw how good these pictures turned out.  Of course some were too blurry to use, or I didn't get what I was aiming for, and those I got rid of.  I sat there and clicked and clicked and sometimes didn't even aim, just kept shooting to see what I would get.  I am very pleased with the result.  What do you think?

There was a beautiful display set up outside of the building where the Bazaar was located.

And this beautiful red tree was next to the building near some of the apartments.

When we came out, I got a closer view of the display.

Then it was time to go home.  One of the roads Carol wanted to use was closed and we had to take a detour.  I think the trees were even more beautiful the way we went.

It's interesting to see the green and the colors together.

The sun shining on the trees was so beautiful.

At one point Donna said, "Oh look at the horses!"  I quickly turned and took about five shots as we went by.  I never really saw the horses because we were going so fast (about 45 mph), and three of the pictures were just blurs, but these actually turned out quite good.

 And then we were back in the city.  But even the city has some beautiful trees.

I hope you have enjoyed going along with me on this beautiful ride.  How is the foliage by you?

8 days to Thanksgiving
40 days to Christmas
47 days to New Year's Day