Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

Photos of the girls on Christmas morning.

Happy New Year and as my friend Molly said as we toasted last night - "I'm glad 2008 is gone." When we read the papers it seems that it will only get worse before it gets better. I think that we will have a great 2009 and if we need to tighten our belts then we can. At least I hope!!

I don't know about others but I don't drive a block like I used to. I think that we can learn a lot from our sisters in Europe that have always been smart about walking or taking public transportation. I've changed where I go to the dentist and getting my hair cut. I can walk to both places. I walked to get my hair cut at 5:30am this morning!! I can't believe that I did this but he's going away for three weeks and he said he'd fit me in at 5:30am this morning and I walked over there. But he knows how to cut my hair and he's reasonable!! Of course I came home and went back to bed but he has a full schedule today.

Today one of our pastors and his wife are going away for a couple of days and I'll go and stay at their house with the two boys and three dogs. The boys are great and it should be fun as they have a Wii! I've never played this and so I'm looking forward to that and I want to take my granddaughters over since they have never played it before. Okay I have to go as I want to do some cleaning this morning. Ugh!

Have a great day!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

New Treasures Found Chicken/Rooster Picture

This is my latest find about a week ago. I found this at one of my favorite places and this is such a unique piece. It's all hand done - someone has painted the background and the feet and faces on these guys but has been meticulous in using tiny feathers to put each one together. My favorite is the one that is lying down. I just think this is such a great piece. This is in an old frame under glass and even the paper on the back is old. I'm sure that whoever priced it did not realize that there could be value to it. But maybe the value is all in my mind but I don't think so. I paid $2.00 for this and I still can't believe that no one saw the artistic value of this. I also purchased some other pictures the same day. I'll put them on later.

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that you were able to be with loved ones. I came down ill on Christmas day as did my daughter. I went over at 7am to watch the girls open gifts and in two hours I was getting worse and worse. I came home went to bed and basically was in bed for two and a half days. I did go to the doctor and this bacterial sinus stuff does not work with drugs like amoxcillin (sp?) so he put me on a stronger antibiotic and today I'm better but not 100%. My daughter also went to the doctor the same morning and has the stronger antibiotic. She is doing some better but she hasn't been able to rest as much as I have.
The girls had a good Christmas and they each received the American Doll that they wanted with stuff. I felt bad that on this big day we couldn't be with them as much as we usually are. But they are good sports and played a lot and their dad took care of them so their mom could take a nap.
The weather has been so strange here. It was in the high 60's yesterday and rainy. There was talk about breaking a high temp record from the early 1900's but I don't know if it happened. I didn't leave the house but I did stick my head out the door. By the time I get better it will be waay too cold for me.
I'm trying to putter around a little but then I get to feeling weak and head achy. I guess I'll say so long for today. Maybe more tomorrow.