When it’s been so long since I’ve posted, I almost feel like I should apologize for my absence. Of course that’s ridiculous – isn’t it? I write this for me – don’t I? No one says you have to read it – do they? I enjoy putting words to paper – and sometimes my words are funny and sometimes I just “report the news”. Either way, writing a post tends to make me stop & focus on what’s in my life that “might” be interesting to others. That said – I’ve got nothing. THE END.
OK, I’m kidding. I just got back from a visit with my daughter’s family in Denver. Perfect timing on that. It was seriously below zero here while I was gone and it was in the 50’s in Denver & I never wore a coat. I LOVE IT!! Did you know that when it snows in Denver, they only plow the major streets/highways? Residential streets are pretty much forgotten about. Of course they know that the white stuff will disappear in a couple days anyway so they just put up with it. Too bad for you if you have to get to work. Unless of course, you ENJOY shoveling. Not so much myself. You know? This ol’ gal ain’t as young as she used to be.
Moving on. My one & only granddaughter is 7 and is quite a doll if I do say so myself. We decorated a tree in her room. It’s very pink and very pretty. We had to take all the stuffed animals out which was rather traumatic but we over-came that trauma.
Winter wear in Denver…
If you like classic but subtle outdoor Christmas displays, you may as well skip these photos. I’m certainly not saying there’s anything wrong with them, I’m just saying the style is probably not for everyone. But my absolute favorite part of this neighbor’s yard in Denver is the inflatable snowman with a orange hunter’s cap and a rifle. I’m not sure of the statement it makes or what the connection is to Christmas. I just know it was never part of my nativity scene. Ok, enuf said.
There is a truly beautiful shopping area 5 min. from Kristi’s house called Southlands. It’s built like a little old-fashioned city with gorgeous streetlights and buildings, etc. It has very well known retail stores, restaurants of every kind, a large cinema, carolers at Christmas and an ice skating rink rimmed with the decorated trees. It’s exactly like Rockefeller Center – only different. LOL. It was all decked out for Christmas and I could not get any pictures to live up to the real thing but this is a peek at it anyway:
Speaking of Christmas trees (we were?) – well here’s one for you. DD and I went to the outlet shopping center in Castle Rock. This was their main tree. I can pretty much guarantee that it didn’t grow anywhere near my house!! Again, it was so much prettier in real life. Hey, a photographer I’m not.
This is my garden shot for this week – Well, it is in my bird garden and they love the heated birdbath for a little bit of open water.
We had Woolies today at Mrs. Farmhouse’s. If you read her blog – and I’m sure you do – you know that her house is decorated “to the 9’s”. Whatever that means – I assume it means it was the BEST. AND I forgot to bring my camera. AGAIN. Bad Faye, Bad Faye.
So let me just tell you that we started with a touch of grape juice – or a variation thereof, if you know what I mean and a hot artichoke dip. Seriously good. And the food just went downhill from there – from a diet, let’s lose some weight point of view. Otherwise, it was delish! A little cherry/chocolate cake mid afternoon and just in case, some Christmas cookies, fudge, etc. THEN I had to go home and fix supper for my Mr. I’m telling you – it’s not easy being me. Sigh.
IF I’D HAD MY CAMERA, I could show you the snowman exchange we had. Or I could show you what people brought to show as one of their favorite Christmas ornaments. Or I could show the show & tell stuff. Not that any of that was the least bit interesting or anything. Still, I would have shown you if I could. Just in case you wanted to see. You hear what I’m sayin? (I feel like such a failure…sob)
Just because I know how to insert pictures, I thought I’d add a few of my own decorations. Why don’t you just hum a favorite Christmas Carole while you scroll down…..
My plan is to spend tomorrow in my woodshop. I went wood shopping in Denver and had to bring it home in my suitcase. And let me tell you – it is heavy!