Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Road Trip!!!

HA!!! Luci n me!

Well going with brother and sister-in-law to So Cal to pick up Bonnie Bounder.. She did NOT sell, so am bringing her home and the fam can use her as they need. You know she only has 45,000 miles on her and one would think that would be a good deal. but 1995 is a loooong time ago and she is definately dated.... but has new batteries and tires.. roof has been re-done, whatever that means.... and everything works... but there was just no interest and she has been down there 4 years!!!! time sure does fly by... not much to say about that.

SO... we are driving down and then they are driving her back and i am going even further south than where she is to spend Thanksgiving with my niece, which will be a change and fun. Don't know exactly know what we will be doing... or where i will stay the next  two nights but will figure it out on the fly...

One thing, we are leaving at 8p tonight, right.... never done that before, but brother drives log truck and sister-in-law drives cattle hither and yon and was a long haul driver for 5 years so they are accustomed to driving at weird hours.  Says there is less traffic and no need to stop to eat ... well, i think you would eat when you were awake, but what do i know.. AND it has started to snow in the mtns where we are headed, BUT they say no worries, will just take chains.... really??? but i guess putting chains on an RV would be nothing after putting chains on a loaded (80,000#) log truck!!!

So i am headed off for an adventure (Luci is staying home with the son, which one will be more traumatized i don't know!)  Maybe i will have some stories to tell...

Take Care and God Bless All

Friday, November 15, 2019

Goodness!!

This recipe was on Facebook, milk chocolate cookies... WELL... they are MUCH too gooey for me and i even overcooked them!
I am on a sugar high after just ONE!! AND they are BIG, you are supposed to use an ice cream scoop to make the cookie and recipe only made two dozen... well sure, as you would not want to eat more than one at a sitting let me tell you!!
There are marshmallows inside!

Take Care all and God Bless

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Cards, movies n make-up


Cards made at stamp club saturday

Watched two GOOD movies, (on netflix and amazon prime, can't remember now which was which) Tyler Perrys Acrimony... scary.... and BRAVEN with Jason Mamoa.... goodness, it was heartpounding action.... i mean, really, was sitting there watching with the blanket up to my chin and heart just going mile a minute.....

AAAAAND

Don't know about you, but just LOVE doing Snapchat....
REALLY... it is fun! and just look at that unlined skin!!! my leopard sweater fit right in...

Take Care All and God Bless

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Blue River



We went on a road trip today!! Brian wanted to go to Christmas Treasures!!!   And i jumped at the chance to get out of town and foster his interest in Xmas!!
This on the South Santiam on the way to Eugene...


It was a really beautiful day.. this looks foggy, but it is just dirty window and sun reflection... You can't get him to stop at anything extra and i was just along for the ride.  Luci went to and was very good, no whining at all, but then i held her most of the time...



 These are life sized and really cool!!!
I did not get any pics of us together or inside!!! Geez, why not? Guess i was just overwhelmed.... It is just all things xmas, they had just gotten in a whole shipment of those nesting Russian Dolls, out of wood and hand painted. they are so very neat, i have 4-5 of them i have gotten over the years. My fav is on of santa with his sled dogs i got in Wrangel, AK and ones that are not nesting but have chimes in them....


This was a neat Patriotic Santa, Americana !!!


Hog rock in the background.... a fire went thru here a couple years ago, lost a beautiful old growth forest, in most places there are lots of little trees coming up, it is good to see..

Excuse the pics. all taken driving down the road thru the windows, which were dirty....
Mtn above was Mt Washington

It was a good day

Take Care and God Bless

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Shot. lids & mess


The light this morning was really beautiful!!
I have since chopped down all those grasses and that plant to the left. And got another bag of the last of the leaves.  Have 10 bags out there i have to take to the dump!.. so the yard is all ready for Winter. I do love the smell of hose fallen leaves, so organic....

Am in the throes of making xmas cards.... each step is seeming to take forever... AND i have a mess.  Seems i can't do anything productive without a HUGE mess..
Had all the Halloween stuff out and now i have Gratefull and Blessed  and Xmas...
The Snickers is for energy.....
AND is this the new look for Starbuck's???

Well... that is ok, i am for doing away with straws, but it is a change and i seem to increasingly have an issue with change.. AND this makes it oh so much easier for Luci to get into...

And i had a shingles shot... i don't plan on ever getting that, BUT just in case... the doc thought i should have it as it is not a happy thing to get. and.... it really hurt... the dlu shot was lots better and my arm is still sore, was afraid to look at the site this morning as it hurt so bad, was sure it would be swollen of bruised, BUT it is NOT and i am just being melodramatic.. AND it was expensive, even my part!!! but in the whole scheme of things i guess it was not as much as actually having the disease and trying to get rid of it, huh?

Take Care and God Bless

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Saturday Visit

Went for a drive to Prineville as friend Carol G was housesitting north of town.  Weird house at the end of a lane, sat really high in the back, so must have been on quite a hill... nice great room and kitchen tho.. but think it would take a time to get used to being continually that high up all the time.
We went to Dillon's Grill and shared an order of nachos which was really good, spiced ground beef and not shredded beef.  Like it that way, Nice ambiance.  THEN right across the street was Makers, a business Rick Steber opened that highlights local craftsmen.  Had some really interesting things in there.  Expensive paintings.
Steber is a local author of the western genre.  i like his books...
It was rainey off and on and sunny too...










Been raking leaves in the back yard.. Got 6 HUGE black bags so far.  Also cleared out a bunch of dead flower stems... did some borders.... the pick up is full again and the front yard again has loads of leaves...
Today went to Redmond Comm Concert, the 1st of the season, Dallas String Quartet.. they were really good, the second half was on their electronic instruments and it was different but really good... had an enjoyable time and feel as if i am all cultured up for a while now...

Monday, October 14, 2019

weird sign


What the heck?  this was at Eagle Crest and they were not short little speed bumps, but really wide speed bumps, but just seemed a weird sign, think i would have used another phrasing...

Was going to just stay in jammies all day, becuz, why not? nothing going on.. no where to go, but only got to 2p and HAD to take a shower, then might as well just get dressed... BUT am still lazy.. i even finished my book last nite, so at odds today, what to do? which book to start now?
Think i am going to read The Testaments by Atwood, she has written LOTS of things that i have never read, only the Handmaids Tale and re-read that a couple months ago..
Read The Invisable Bridge by Julie Orringer.  it started kind of slow... was about Hungary from 1937 (yes, u know where this is going) was very, very sad... Hungary was able to keep Germany away from their Jewish population for a rather long time, not until 1944 (as this book goes) did they fully occupy and start transportation, but the Jewish population was still on 'work' crews in the East by and over into the Ukraine, then had to deal with the soviets after the end of WWII... so quite a bit of history involved and devastation of families.....

well thats about it, BUT think i am going mildly crazy with Luci's whinning... OMG she has gotten SO bad.... when she gets what she wants, food, outside, pick me up, go to bed it stops, so don't think it is a pain thing.... she just knows me ... oh.so.well

Take Care and God Bless