Sunday, November 22, 2015

Granny's Box of Papers

A small Kardlet of facts about the year that my Gram was born... I will share a few
1. Gram was born on a Friday
2. Henry Ford established the first assembly line
3. Income tax imposed by congress 
4. Federal reserve banking system established
5. Los Angles Aqueduct opens 
6. One of the movies of this time was "The Battle of Gettysburg" 
7. Music of this year Danny boy, Peg O' my heart, TOO-RA-LOO-RA-LOO-RAL
8. Fritz Carlson won the Boston Marathon 2hrs, 25 min and 14 seconds
9. The electric refrigerator was invented 
10. Gallon of Gas .12 cents
11. Household yearly income 1,296.00 dollars
12. Born this year was Presidents Ford and Nixon along with entertainer Burt Lancaster
And finally number 
13. Life expectancy was 50 years

Gram lived to be 92 years young... a very long and experienced life

Thursday, November 19, 2015

One Thousand Gifts

 ~ Acquired wood this summer for fun DIY projects, all kinds of Ideas but need to focus on one to start... Tons of ideas running through my head, Pinterest has a plethora of ideas :-)

~ Able to breath a bit better now that my son is out of danger... Hospital neglect  :-(

~ More snow fall in two storms than we had all of last winter. Phew! We sure need it

~ Being given a gift... always so fun to receive

~ Snow... I'm sorry it had to be said again lol I love snow

~ Reading and rereading favorite books

~ Being chosen to host Thanksgiving dinner this year... I love to host party's

~ A new pop up trailer for camping gifted to us... needs repairing but is still usable as is

~ Pumpkin spice foods and drinks everywhere this time of year but my fav is the wax scented melts

#560 Gathering ingredients for the Ginger Bread Houses I am making this month. YAY!!! I love this time of year

Inspired by this lovely lady

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Granny's Box of Papers

Mom... Look what I found... I think this paper is around "#%" years old lol. Pretty cool right?
A paper that Granny kept with your birth information... I continue to find fun things that really are only important to us kids and other family members but are very fun to go through and record 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015

One Thousand Gifts

~ The return of snow in this region after a poor snow pack from 2014

~ Rain, Snow, Windy days, Loving it all

~ Back to work after a two week sabbatical

~ Friendships

~ Holiday recipes to enjoy for the next four months (I love winter foods)

~ My Daughter-in-laws home made "Creamy Chicken/Wild Rice Soup" last night
Recipe by "Little Spice Jar" unbelievably good

~ Spending the evening with family watching a fun show

~ Guilty snacks during the show! Fun eating at that time (but sugar hangover next day no fun!)

~ New shoes

~ The return of power to our house after the storm blew it out... Makes me think of what to have handy for the next storm outage

~ Feeling blessed to have power!!! I know some places in other country's don't have access to electricity

~ Receiving a gift from my auntie... My Nana's binder which has all kinds of stuff to go through... so excited

~ Very sweet pictures of my auntie and uncle. Very young at the time and such fun to be around

~ Having them as a example of all aspect in life! I have learned so much from you two

~ Cousins... Life would not be the same without Cousins! I love all my cousins

# 450 Family... Even with all our differences making it work, being together, sharing lifes ups and downs. Love you all!

Inspired by this lovely lady

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Okay I just had to share these pictures... I was up around 8,000 feet and as I turned the bend in the road I ran into a cloud. Hahaha... I love clouds and to be up inside one looks different but still fun. What you cannot see is the valley to the right where this cloud is coming up from as it migrates upwards left. Sooooo cool

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

First Real Snow Day of October 2015

I am so happy when it snows! I love the beauty it adds to the world, the quietness and peace it provides. Every day whether spring, summer, fall or winter this is the drive I make on my route. Traveling up Mount Rose to Lake Tahoe in all kinds of weather... Sunshine, Rain, Snow and other conditions as well... I have the best job in the world... This snow fall happened yesterday and I hope that it is a sign of things to come as we have had such a lack of snow here. Our snow pack is the lowest it has been in over 500 years and everywhere you look there are evergreen trees dying ... Yikes... It would be nice to have our reservoirs filled up again.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Granny's Box of Papers

Granny loved fun things to read and any chance she got she copied them down. I remember her sharing this one with us

Thursday, October 29, 2015

One Thousand Gifts

 ~ Having had a two week holiday

~ Starting back to work today (but would love another 2 weeks lol)

~ Having more time to continue with my writing

~ The abundant love shown to me over this last two week holiday

~ A date out to dinner with the parents

~ Cleaned and smelling much better puppy's (don't mind the snuggling now lol)

~ Cheese enchiladas Mmm Mmmm Mmmmmmm

~ Starting a fun back and forth game with one sister (Free color app)

~ Sharing step by step through pictures another sisters holiday to Disney Land... So cute

~ A cup of hot chocolate on a cold morning

~ A new yummy smoothie recipe... Still cannot convince my husband... he gags just looking at it lol poor guy. He says it's the green color that reminds him of when we had infants... if you get my meaning lol love you my sweet husband

~ Another gift from my mother in law! She is so thoughtful

~ A very good friend who has always been there for me through the years... Love you!

~ Wind Chimes

~ The soft rain that fell yesterday lifting the sweet scent of earth to my senses... Love the rain

# 434 Living life, Loving it and trying to continue seeing all the blessings great and small in my life

Inspired by this lovely lady

Thursday, October 22, 2015

One Thousand Gifts

~ Opportunities arising allowing me to slow down to a small much needed shuffle
~ Clearing my mind, organizing my thoughts, reconnecting with myself and others
~ Meditating, taking time to reconnect with nature, life and it's events
~ Feeling fresh by making changes in my life that affect my day to day rituals
~ The return of cold weather and the opportunities to wear my comfy cold weather clothes
~ Having such a beautiful lake so close by that I can take a day to visit it
~ Being all alone, enjoying the feeling, learning new things, loving the adventure of it all immensely
~ Being inspired by this special woman to do some cooking this week
~ The joy Chester Copper bottom gives to my heart
~ The sunshine filtering through my window shades casting shadows
~ A Party planned from February and pulled off in October successfully
~ A very happy father appreciative of all our work
~ A talk with my auntie
~ The comfort of a man who holds my heart and soul in his hands
~ Choice made for the new color in our bathroom and excitement over starting the job
~ A very sweet, loving, caring cousin who checks up on me just to make sure I'm well. Love u Cuz
~ A blessing from a friend
~ Dinner out with the family something that has not happened in some time
~ A very blessed child adopted to a couple that will cherish her/him for a life time
~ The warmth of my sweet puppies snuggling up to me (might be time for a bath tho lol)
~ Relaxing feeling the fiber-optic painting my mother in law gave me... soothing to watch
# 418 Being inspired by this special friend in many ways but mostly to log the gifts in my life

Friday, October 16, 2015

Taking Time

Today was a day meant for meditation...
Lake Tahoe is the perfect place to meditate
My son and I spent a couple hours in this paradise doing just that...
Finding a heart rock
Skipping Rocks
Spending separate time in quite meditation
Singing with music in the car ride home
Feeling a bit better after our visit to the lake
Here's to hoping that all of you find a place to "Take Time"