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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Friday, December 21, 2012


My new glasses are in and now I can sing my own rendition of Johnny Nash song, I can see clearly now...
I can see clearly now the rain is back.
I can see obstacles in my way... mmm  mm  mm mmm...

Yes, it's raining here instead of snowing on our first winter's night and the shortest daylight of the year and we survived the end of the world...

Someone from my followers wanted to see my new glasses and I thought that I would model them for all of you. Yes, I'll be brave and show you what I look like after taking off  my toque when I got back from my chores at the barn. I have a love/hate relationship with the said toque. It keeps my head warm which I love and it makes me look twerppy when I take it off because my hair gets all flat.

As you can see Miss Clairol doesn't make any money off of me, that's for sure.
I can't blame the lack of Miss Clairol for my wrinkles though. Wow, they are multiplying fast. I know that I don't get enough beauty sleep lately. Heck, I hardly get a good night sleep anymore. Sometimes less than 6 hours a night.

I've been  playing with my camera again.
I set it to night setting and it depends at which angle the lens points out, sometimes it flashes a tiny bit and sometime it doesn't.

Is that close enough  for you to see my wrinkles? Wrinkles are something that is hard to avoid when you get your old age pension. It's a conspiracy with the government. You got to look old to get money for old age. Kids like wrinkled grandmothers, right?

How about that, it didn't flashed this time and I was looking directly in the camera lens in the bathroom  mirror. I'm trying my best to smile without cracking the mirror.

Now to be fair, I'll include this last photo of my new clip on Polaroid sun lenses.  I just hold them by  the edges on each side and pull slightly and it is spring loaded  and they clip right on just like that, for $30.

I ran into my next door neighbour this evening on my way to the farm to feed the calves and we chatter for a few minutes. She had no plans for Christmas as she was going to be alone. We've only met in passing on the road or when I work in my gardens. Always too busy to invite her in. Well I invited her to have Christmas dinner with me and my husband on Christmas Day and she was so pleased.  I cannot let her eat alone when I live just next door.

My wish is that you all have someone to spend some time with at Christmas even if it's with just a furry friend. Christmas is not about present but it's about love.

Merry Christmas my blogger friends.


  1. Julia!!! Hey good lookin'!! LOVE those new specs! Your hair is soooo chic and a nice salt and pepper color! I like to think I've earned every one of my wrinkles.... one for every good deed! You've earned another dear friend...bless your heart for inviting your neighbor this Christmas! I know you will be blessed with more than wrinkles .... perhaps another feather in those angel wings!! LOL!!
    Many people are left feeling very lonely this time of year when the world is gathered celebrating with family..... It is a very depressing time for many. Bless your heart Julia!!
    Merry Christmas and Big hugs!!
    Cathy G

  2. I really really like them. Love that second picture. Isn't it hard to take a picture of yourself. I wanted to save the $100 to add the built in part that makes your glasses turn into sunglasses and I bought the $30 clip ons. I lost them somewhere. Next time, the tinted ones. Yours fit nice. Alot better than ordering online.
    Nice of you to invite the neighbors. We will be here and there over the holidays starting tomorrow.
    I hope you and your family have a warm, peaceful and wonderful Christmas.

  3. You are beautiful! Love the glasses.
    Good for you for thinking of a neighbor. I'm sure your Christmas will be awesome because of your thoughtfulness.

    Merry Christmas to you.

  4. You look lovely Julia! :) How kind of you to include your neighbor for your Christmas dinner...that's wonderful! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

  5. Hi, Julia. It's Darlene's daughter, Sue. I just had to say, so you don't have the wrong impression of Mom's kids, that we do not expect her to do all that baking...in fact, we beg her not to. But it makes her happy, and she is unwilling to stop, even though it wears her out. The good news is that I did talk her out of making the pumpkin pies this year!

    Anyway, keep telling her she needs to take care of herself. You are a good friend. And maybe she'll listen to you. I hope so.

    Merry Christmas! And it sounds like you have made your neighbor's Christmas a little more merry, too.


  6. Hi Julia...We already knew you are beautiful on the "inside"...now we know the "outside" is beautiful as well. Your new glasses are very becoming and I love the soft color of your hair! Thanks for showing us your new specs. How nice that you'll be sharing your Christmas dinner with your neighbor...now that is the true Christmas spirit!
    Have a wonderful Christmas!
    A big Christmas hug,

  7. Love the rectangular shape of the glasses ~ they look good!! And love that you invited your neighbor for dinner! Almost every year, we have someone who has nowhere to go ~ along with the 26 in our immediate family!!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Julia! And thank you for being such a frequent and positive commenter!!!

  8. Hey there Julia. I love the new specs. They look great and so does your hair (not twerpy at all). I think you are an angel to think of your neighbor at Christmas. I'm sure that your invite meant the world to her.
    Merry Christmas.
    P.S. isn't it time for new pics of James?? ;)

  9. I love your pictures!!! You looks so good in your new glasses. Your sun glasses too. I hope you have a lovely Christmas. So nice your neighbor is coming over.
    I am so glad you were brave to show your picture. I love the color of your hair too.
    Have a lovely day.

  10. Merry Christmas, you look beautiful in your new glasses.
    I know your neighbor will never forget your kindness, and you will be greatly blessed.

  11. Hi Julia, I loved seeing a picture of my new friend. Wish I was brave enough to give up coloring my hair. You look beautiful. Blessings to you. Ronda

  12. Julia - I need new glasses and hope I can find some as fun and flattering as the ones you've just gotten! So cute! Merry Christmas!

  13. I'm in the "I need new glasses" mode...just have to make the appointment. Yours look wonderful! So does your hair. Hey, those aren't wrinkles, they are stripes like you get in the army when you get promoted..so be proud that you're a hot looking Mama and Grandma! Merry Christmas to you!

  14. you have a beautiful face. Wrinkles say you have lived a life, laughed,cried, and loved. you new glasses are wonderful and how nice to invite your neighbor over. Are you going to be seeing any of your children or grandchildren durring the season?

  15. Julia you look lovely...like the new glasses, very hip! Have a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New year. Sending greetings from Maine, Julie.

  16. Julia ~
    LOVE all the pics. Thank you so much for sharing.
    How kind of you to invite your neighbor to share Christmas with you. You truly are an angel.
    Merry Christmas to you and hubby!
    Pug hugs :)

  17. I Love your new glasses Julia and I love you.You look beautiful inside and out.You truly have the right Christmas spirit by inviting the less fortunate.God loves you more for this.I liked what Yaya said bout wrinkles being stripes.You earned every one of them.You look wonderful with them.Merry Christmas to you and your family and so too, to your neighbor friend.

  18. Julia, I just love to read your blog. I enjoy all your pictures, and stories! Thanks for sharing...
    Wishing a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  19. Merry Christmas Julia, I just found your blog and your face is what drew me in.....yes I love your glasses (I too wear them), but your face shows a warmth and caring person.....the I read your profile and your newest post and joined your blog! You remind me of some of my rug hooking friends. By the way, a quick description of me....mother of 2, grandmother of 5, married to my best friend for soon to be 35 years. Love to garden, read, rug hook, cross stitch, antique and we live on a farm!!

  20. love the glasses! and YOU have wrinkles.... hah
    and I agree with your new follower ... you have such a sweet caring face .. .and well, that's because you are!

    What a nice gesture toward your neighbor ...

    Christmas Eve ... wow ... another Christmas Eve ... they come each and every year whether we're ready or not... I'm always prepared to feel some love ...

    love for g'babies and furry pals and ... I tell you these fluffy gray squirrels here at the Lake are having a fine time ... jeeez! they're cute ... four of them chasing each other...

    HUGS to you m'dear!

  21. You look wonderful Julia, What a kind soul to invite your neighbor over.I hope your server problems get worked out. Have a Merry Christmas, Hugs Cheri

  22. You look Wonderful, Julia and such a good gesture on your part to invite your neighbor...You will be rewarded for it...

  23. Oh, those glasses were just made for you Julia they look great on you!! Hugs

  24. Julia! I love your picture! You look so nice! Love the glasses! I hope you had a Merry Christmas! How nice of you to invite your neighbor!


  25. You look Beautiful! I don't see wrinkles just a lively, lovely and gracious lady who is so sweet to invite her neighbor for Christmas. Hope you had a wonderful day I know she did. Thanks to you.
    I don't get but a few hours of sleep on any night as you can see by the hour I am writing you. Lol
    Take care and I forgot to mention I really do like your new glasses.