Sunday, January 25, 2015

Happy Sunday

Today, after church, I'm making tacos for anyone who wants to join us. 
If you know where I live, come on over.
 If you don't, call me. 
 If you don't know my number, ask and you can come next time.
 
First order of the day is church.
 
After church, I'll run home and brace myself for guests...
 
Here's a thought for the day...
 
 
 
Tag, Mr. K, you're it!
 
God bless you and you and you!
Jan
(AKA Mrs. K)

Friday, January 23, 2015

National squirrel appreciation day!

!

Oh no!!! We missed it 

January 21. 
Remind me next year. 

Happy birthday, Catherine!

It's Catherine's birthday!  



Happy birthday, 
with tons of love and good wishes!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Tidy Home...

Means I'm in the wrong house!
 
Seriously, I don't do too bad, but on occasion one or more of my bad habits comes crashing down around my ears...
 
Normally, I spend the wee hours of my day drinking coffee,
 reading my favorite blogs,
checking obituaries from my home town online,
 and planning my next foray into the world of making a mess in my sewing room. 
 This morning, everything seems to be out of wack!
 
First of all, I slept in until 8:00! 
 
I love to wake up to a quiet house...not so today.  I woke to the sound of Ron's phone ringing.
 
It was the plumber saying he'd be here in 15 minutes.
 
Fifteen minutes to:
 
  1. run downstairs to make myself coffee
  2. put Linda out to potty
  3. feed Linda
  4. run back upstairs to wash my face, brush my teeth and comb my hair
  5. change out of my fleece pajamas
One out of five ain't bad.  I managed to grab a cuppa, drag Linda's bed into my office
 and sequester the two of us while Ron greeted the plumber. 
Thank goodness Linda is a big dog with a huge bladder. 
 She didn't mind waiting patiently for Steve the plumber to leave.

(which he did after relieving us of $366 to replace gaskets on Ron's toilet)
 
Why did I sleep in?
 
Yesterday I strapped on my favorite watch...
 
And joined my dear hubster for a trip to the BIG city...
 
After a lovely dinner, we headed for the...
 
 
 
 
 Consol Energy Center to watch the Penguins game.
 
Our seats, although lower than the last game we attended, had a more limited view...
 
 
 
 
I came up with this brilliant idea...that they should seat people according to their head size
 and whether or not they insist on leaning forward. 
 Gum poppers should have a section all of their own. 
 Remind me to write to the Penguins with my suggestions.
 
Speaking of suggestions...apparently the hockey gods forgot that I do not like tie games and HATE shoot outs.
 
Last night's game, against the Chicago Blackhawks ended in a shoot out and WE LOST!
 
So, back to today...
 
Here I was, closed up in this delightful room with my dog...
 
 
I started rearranging a book shelf when I found a few cards tucked between books.
 
One card was from my cousin, Susan, who had been going through some old photos and she sent me this...
That's me, fifth from the left, with my hands (partially) raised.  My first dance recital!!!!
 
I know...
cuteness overload...
 
But for now...
 
Ron and I are going to pick up my mom and take her to Morgantown, WV to see...
This will be the fourth time we have gone to see this musical...
We love it. 
 
So I must go and make myself beautiful.
 
God bless you!
Love,
Jan
 
 
 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ahhhhhh....

I looked out the living room window and saw...
 
 
I walked into the family room and saw...
 
 
I walked upstairs and into my...
 
 
Where I spent the day playing with ...
 
  
and...
 
 
and...
 
 
While wearing my...
 
 
 Is it any wonder I have a
 
 
 on the wall of my sewing room?
 
I am blessed!
 
Love,
Jan
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Winnie the Pooh Day!

Yes, it's finally here (and I've found someone who might care, Noelle)...
 
 
 
Celebrated every year on January 18,
the birthday of Allen Alexander Milne,
better known as A.A. Milne!
 
Celebrate!
 
 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Linda wants to know...

Does she look good in brown?
 
 
Isn't it fortunate that both Linda and Ron wear the same size t-shirt?
 
 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Shower the People You Love With...

Shower them with gifts, of course!

Sunday was Ashley's baby shower!

It was a little unusual since Corinna, Ashley's best friend, who had been planning this shower since Ashley made the great announcement, was unable to be here (last minute) because she lives in Watertown, NY, and all the interstates were closed due to huge snowfalls!

On Friday, when she realized that she (and all the wonderful things she had planned, bought and started) weren't going to make it,
Ashley's family scrambled to  carry out all those great plans and make it all happen...
and it did!

Everyone pitched in,
from Tony, our balloon delivery boy...

 
To Michelle, Ashley's mom, who worked her bum off to get things done...
 
 
Not to mention Andy, who followed directions (pretty much).

The theme of Locklan's nursery (and the shower) is airplanes!

Ashley saw this bedding set months ago...

 
She planned Locklan's nursery around it:
 
 
We all loved it, and the entire family was on the lookout for airplanes...
from toys to clothes...

I don't have a copy of the invitation, but when I get it, I'll share...they were amazing!

The guests were greeted...

 
And of course all the tables were decorated...
 
 
And Ashley and her mom worked their fingers off to make these adorable fridgie magnet favors...

 
There were airplanes everywhere!
 
Wasn't this cute?  Instead of a guest book, the guests were asked to add their fingerprints as clouds and to sign their names...
 
 

Corinna was able to enjoy the shower, via Facetime...





But she didn't get to eat! 
 
In case you were wondering why I bought six chickens and 60 croissants...
 
I cooked the chickens and cut them up...
 
 
I also bought a bushel of grapes...
 
 
a truck load of green onions...
 
 
and a bunch of other goodies and made...
 
 
chicken salad for sandwiches. 

(trust me, it tastes better than it looks)...
 
Sixty chicken salad sandwiches, a bath tub sized bowl of tossed salad,
gallons of delicious potato soup
and a wonderful cake...


and most of these ladies...



And Gavin,

 
my great nephew, didn't go home hungry,
although Gavin would have been happy just to collect the airplane favors!


 
There were so many wonderful gifts...
 
 



 
Locklan will be well dressed, well equipped and of course, well loved!
 
I think the most memorable guest was Alicia, Ashley's sister...
 


Who's son, Bentley, is due to arrive in two weeks.
 
That means (gulp)...
 
That in just
 
four short weeks...
 
Locklan will be here...
 
EEEEEEEKKKKKKK!
 
More news:  Noelle is now recovering at home.  She is delighted, since she claims her coffee is so much better than the hospital's.  Dolores, her grandmother is scheduled to be released today...
 
Prayers answered!
 
Now I have to go.  Mr. K is leaving this morning for a business trip in Mexico. 
I'm pondering sewing name tags in his boxers...
 
Just kidding...but my coffee cup is empty, need a refill.
 
Love you all, thanks for stopping in.
Come back!
 
Love,
Jan