Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday Smiles

Hello everyone!  It's another great Friday.  I'm joining in with Annie for Friday Smiles.  To join in or see what others are smiling about click  HERE .

I can't believe what I'm doing!  I'm looking at cars.  Whhhaaattt?  Yes, I'm retiring and the best gift just might be this little darling.  I can't wipe the smile off my face.
Confession.  I've had one of these before.  Then I decided that I needed to be more mature and buy a Honda CRV.  More practical, I told myself.  But I just can't get the Bug out of my system!  I'll let you know what I decide to do.

My dad has his knee replaced on Monday.  Yesterday I stayed with him and he's doing remarkably well.  Can you believe he's 80 and will be 81 in October!!
Another smile I had this week was when I spotted a rabbit in my yard.  I also saw a deer drinking from my pond but I didn't get a picture of that.  I wish I had....
 One of my hollyhocks bloomed.  I love the color.
That's my smiles for the week.  Please go visit Annie and others to see what brought smiles to their faces.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Hello everyone!  I'm joining in with Julia at Stamping Ground for another WOYWW (What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday).  People from all over the world share their desks and what they are working on.  To visit others, join in or find out more detail about this go HERE.

I've been crafting a bit.  I've gotten back into jewelry making.  It's been pretty fun.   I've also been playing in my Carpe Diem Planner.  I keep it opened in my bedroom so I can look at it every morning when I start my day.  I have a smaller planner that I will probably start carrying around with me once I'm retired.

My craft room is a major disaster!!  I'm almost embarrassed to show these pictures.  I didn't work in it at all last weekend or so far this week.  I keep telling myself I'll make "major progress" once I'm no longer working.
My desk area isn't that bad, really.  I'm thinking about changing up my desk to face the door instead of the window.  My furnace is right underneath the window so I'm not sure that I like it the way it is now.

Here's a picture of my Christmas Cactus.  I just love the blooms.
I will visit those that end in the same number as me and also those that visit and leave a comment (please leave your number).  


Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Hello my fellow crafty friends!  I'm linking up with Julia at Stamping Ground for WOYWW.  Please check her out and visit other desks HERE.

Lynne shared her shawl pattern with me and I made this.  Sorry about the terrible lighting; I took this last night.  It's a varigated yarn and I really like how it turned out - almost the hombre effect.
I took pictures of my craft room this morning but they aren't showing up on my computer to download.  I'm not sure why because the photo of the deer I took is there.  He was in my backyard this morning, grazing on the tall grass.
His antlers are just coming in and are velvet.  That means my poor little aspen tree will be abused in a few months!

I've been going through my craft room VERY slowly.  My last workday is July 21 and I am telling myself that I'll have plenty of time in the world to get to it!

It may not be until Friday that I'm able to visit (I'm at work now and it's very slow so maybe I'll be able to do it today if things don't pick up).  As always I will visit those that end in the same number as me and those that leave me a comment.


Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday Smiles

Hello everyone!  It's great Friday here.  We've been getting rain almost every day and the plants around the house are doing great.  It's fun to see what blooms!  I'm joining in with Annie for Friday Smiles.  To join in or see what others are smiling about click  HERE .

I've had lots of fun happening this past week.  I was off Wednesday and had a nice day about town.  I found some great finds at the thrift store (will share soon). 
Moon over Los Alamos
Cafe mocha with peppermint

Huevos Rancheros at my favorite restaurant

Entry to my home
I am loving my new home.  The vine above is wisteria.  I need to tie up some of the growth.  From what I understand it hasn't bloomed in the past; I'm hoping it will put on a show for me.

Only twenty three more workdays left!  I can't believe it.  I've worked all my life, before I even had a driver's license!  To say I'm excited and nervous is an understatement!  Yep, life is good.

Here's a funny:
I'm hoping to have a semi productive weekend.  I really need to get into my craft room and organize!

Have a great weekend.