Sunday, February 17, 2013

Nineteen degrees and dropping:

Friends keeping friends warm!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Lazy Afternoons

When almost everyone has something to do...

Friday, February 15, 2013

Why do I Blog?

I was in the midst of a MNN (Much Needed Nap) when that quirky sound alerted me to the fact that 
I was being texted upon.

If I told you about the ensuing conversation, you would not believe it, so I'll SHOW you. 

 Ah, the wonders of technology.

This message came from one of my 
six favorite sisters-in-law.

The green shaded words of wisdom came, 
of course, from me...

Now, why do I blog?

To re-read when I am having a down day
 so I can smile again and again...

Go out and give one of  your smiles away!


Saturday, February 09, 2013

National Read Where?

It's National Read in the Bathtub Day

 Reading in the tub is one of my favorite things to do.  
I'd spend the entire day reading in the tub if I could. 

I could see that this could easily become one of my very favorite holidays!!!!

I thought of how I might decorate...alas, there is no room in my bathroom for a tree...

So I thought I'd just practice...

So I got a cup of tea in my favorite mug...

Ran a tub of hot, steamy bubbles with my favorite bubbly...

And since I am a modern, high tech kinda gal, I gathered several of my favorite book(s)...

Sure it's a Kindle,  I love that thing!

Oh, and I had to be sure that my phone was ready and able...


I leaned back, turned on the Kindle, 
sipped my tea and began to read...

the cat comes in to walk on the edge of the tub...
the phone rings...
I answer (it's a lady from church)...

Now the next few minutes are too ugly for you to see, so we will skip ahead to where...

I threw on my robe...ran down the stairs...and got the rice...

Yes!  Rice!

No, I didn't suddenly get hungry for Chinese!

While doing my research, I saw that several people were posting photos of their Kindles looking like this...

I thought that was silly...

But now, my Kindle is encased in a baggie too.  Look:

We're still drying out, still crossing  our fingers...

~heavy sigh~

So if you need me today, I'll be easy to find. I'll be in the tub, celebrating Read in the Bathtub Day the old fashioned way:

One page at a time!

Love ya,

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Welcome new friends!

The word on the street is that Marlene from Stitching by the Lake is heading this way with her virtual tour!

I just wanted to say...

Come on in, look around.  I planned to post a gracious and witty welcome to all newcomers, but I've been busy this week...

So, this will have to be a self guided tour...leave a comment to let me know you were here and please...come back again!

Nice to meet you!


Monday, February 04, 2013

Today is...

Can you believe it?

Scary, isn't it, but it's true...

Katie, my beautiful niece,

is having a birthday today!

Happy birthday, Miss Katlyn, 

I love you!

Aunt Jan

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Happy happy...

Groundhog Day Comments

Magickal Graphics

Not sure about you, but I am ready for spring!

Punxsutawney Phil Sowerby, what's your answer?

See you soon!
Love ya,

Friday, February 01, 2013

I got that warm fuzzy feeling...

Last night when we were getting ready to call it a night,
 Tony and I were in the kitchen filling the water bowls for the dogs.

Winnie, Tony's basset hound was standing there, just waiting.

Instead of carrying her bowl back to it's usual place, 
Tony set it down in front of her so she could get a drink.

And then...

are you ready for this?

He lifted her ears and held them up so they would not fall into the water bowl (something we deal with all the time around here) while she drank.

Warm Fuzzy

Tony loves his Winnie...

And Winnie loves her Tony!

~happy sigh~

She's NOT spoiled...

Is she?

Don't you just love those little love stories out there?

Now go out and lay some loving on someone. Make your own little love story:   Hold open the door, Let someone with only a few items go in front of you at the check out line, smile like you mean it!