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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Sunday, December 30, 2012


Another year zipped by and did I attained all my goals?  No, I didn't. I make lists and I cross them as I reach certain goals.  Then when the list looks messy, I make a new one and start all over again.  I must admit that I reached many of my goals but I always take on more than I can accomplish. The reasons are many but I get a second chance to do better in the new year. A whole year of tic toc is almost history.
One day at a time we're given a second chance and another and another to reach our goals. Some are long term goals and they need more time and some are short term goals. I've stopped making new year resolutions and just try to do my best. I can't think of any regrets for this past year.

My computer was not cooperating at Christmas so I'm late posting on my blog although my grandson could play his game.
Christmas was low key this year and was a departure from the usual. Somehow I managed to take some pictures. Everyone was overworked and tired but getting together was still important.

My daughter and the kids came for the afternoon visit

My grandson L.  playing his game of skill

My granddaughter M. working on an amazing piece of embroidery for a period costume that she's working on. These are supposed to be the pockets. I'll try to post her progress when she is has more done if I can.

My grandson S. reading his new book.

A close up of her handiwork. each hole is counted and the white border around the design is actually is a tiny cord that is stitched over. Very tedious work which she loves to do. The tiny gold thread is a chain stitch.

The pencil lines in the centre is where the seam will be. She has done a lot of work but still a lot more to do.

My other granddaughter N. and her mom, my daughter Jackie sorting out the puzzle

My hubby working on the puzzle while granddaughter N. is  painting her mom's fingernails blue with her new nail polish kit. Her mom chose blue.

Grandpy is a good sport and volunteered to have her practice on him.

Now that she had the practice on grandpy, it's mom's turn to be pampered.

My next door neighbour came and just before dinner was ready, she placed some puzzle pieces with lightning speed and got it all done while I was putting dinner on the table.

Here is the finished puzzle.
We normally have a larger and more complicated puzzle to do but the Holstein cow on this one was the decisive factor. As a rule the girls and I all sit around the table to work on the puzzle  and we are only allowed to take a sip of wine when we place a piece. It gets pretty hilarious some time when someone gets lucky and puts several pieces in while the others haven't placed a piece in some time.

I did not take pictures of the turkey dinner.

My son was here and came to take some food to his friend who was not well. I didn't thought of taking his picture. In reality we had 5 people for Christmas dinner. Next year if all goes according to plan, it will be a big dinner at our house.

Today we are being pounded with another major snow storm. There is no color and everything seems black and white.

A shot from my sunroom door of the deck.

This is what is left of the turkey soup we had for lunch.

I have more pictures to share for next blog post because this one is already too long but it's for my family.
I hope that you all stay safe and warm while you wait for the New Year to come in. The New Year baby in diaper is going to freeze his butts this year. He'll need more than a hat to keep warm.