Monday, December 15, 2014

Dear Mark,

We had a fun fantastic weekend. 
Saturday was the Ripley family Monopoly game, played by the guys. Daniel won. 

 The ladies- I can say that about us because we were quiet and civil as compared to others in the house, made coffee filter snowflakes. 

Everyone had a good time from the sounds of it and the smiles we all wore. 

After the game and crafts we ordered take out and had a great companionable meal. 

Sunday started leisurely with our Sunday morning news show.  

Around eleven Charlie drove me to Tori's so I could spend the day together, I told her I'd help her sort some stuff she had and was not sure what to do with it.  It all turned out great and I got to spend some quality time with my daughter befor I head south. 

She has the most adorable kitten. 

Well that wraps up the weekend - Oh I only got one nap - on Saturday before  the family game.  Just though you wanted to know. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Winter Wonderland

Here are some pics from my ride to my moms Thursday (Charlie was driving not me)

These are not normal scenes for upstate New York in early December. 

Looking out our front window. 

These shots were taken going down her driveway. 

Well I guess that's where the song comes from - "Over the river and through the woods" - We should have had a sleigh - LOL



Finishing up Friday. 

Mitts are done!

Tree is up. Yes! That's our tree we love it , don't tease. 

The snow has stopped ..... For now. 

So now I'm fill this binder with the letters coming in 2015 ❤️

See you Monday. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Snow, Rain, Slush More Snow.


All this wet cold weather has me trapped in the house like a mouse hiding from a cat. 

I did get my Fountain Pen Pal swap done. Five pages of 11 by 8 paper, full. I was lucky the partner I got was a partner from a previous swap so I knew a little about her which made writing so much easier. 

Did you notice the pic was upside down????

Charlie rigged up a plow for the front of his snow blower today. There was no blowing that stuff it was pure slush!!! 

What a clever guy!! 

That's it for today --- Blah Blah....


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Shrink Paper!

Where was I when everyone else was making Shrinky Dinks???? 

It was the 80s I think I was all caught up in cloth diaper pin positioning, that was the extent of my artsy ambition. I can remember being very tired those baby years LOL. 

But!! Alas!! I have found them now.
  My paper just arrived in the mail over the weekend and my schedule was booked.  So, today I tried a few projects. 

I just had to try a crow.  Where to put the ring hole was a problem so I drew a harvest moon over his shoulder. Yup, that'll work. 

Not totally flattering but being the Mom I like it anyway. I wanted to try tracing in colored pencil, not to bad, gives me a good idea of what's possible. 

I HAD to try a ring ! Which involves math due to the shrinkage rate, I determined its just under 1/3 % of original. 

It is a fun cute project, I can't wait to make more. 

Let's not forget my ongoing project of "The 25 days of December" it's a tiny journal with snippets of each day leading up to Christmas. 
Not too thick yet. 

Oh! I must include there was no nap today? 
Humm.... I guess I'll have extra time coming tomorrow. 


Monday, December 8, 2014

Dear Mark,

WOW! What a busy weekend. 
Saturday was Master Noah's 1st Birthday, and what a Celebration he had. 
Cake smash and all! 

(Momma, Noah and Poppy) 

He loves his trike from Poppy. 

And believe me we needed a good nap after all that. 

Sunday was a bit more subdued, as Sunday's should be, LOL

I went to Walmart picked up some groceries, and some cool paper REALLY cheep. 
 Met Victoire for coffee in Lake George before her apt at Extoria...I won't go into that. 

Then home to rest for the evening AHHH...what a great weekend. 

Oh, I sent a whole bunch of post crossing post cards out Friday to people all over the world. 

All is well that ends well.