Thursday, November 26, 2020

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

Wishing You All
A Beautiful
And Blessed
Happy Thanksgiving


Now WHERE did that
turkey get to?
He knows we have a date!

 

PLEASE have a SAFE

THANKSGIVING!

We will be joining family via

ZOOM this year.

I am thankful that we are all 

virus free this year.

Praying for all of you that 

have had losses this year.

My heart aches for you.


See you soon with

Christmas Cheer!!!!



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Monday, November 23, 2020

PICK YOUR FAVORITE THANKSGIVING TABLE RESULTS!

 Here we go!

Who is sitting where you ask?

Well---read on!

Here were the choices.

#1-Elegant & Colorful

Katie/Preppy, Penny, Ron(martini in hand-which will make bj VERY happy-trust me), Dawn P, Kim, Gayla, Kris(wants to face away from the mirror-doesn't want to see herself STUFFING herself with stuffing), Fabby, Louise, Dewena, HappyOne, Rita, Jan/Lowcal, Sheri, Julie H, Kathy, Buttercup, bj, and of course, BeachGypsy (insists on dancing and twirling and bringing bells for everyone)-Oh My!

#2-Copper Light

StartingOver, bobbie, Mevely, Melanie,Lynne, Lisa, Vee, KatieIsabella, Unknown, BabblingBrook, Kay(stealing napkins and anything not bolted down)

#3-Green Ivy

Debra/SheWhoSeeks, Dear, dear Gert, Karen, Ginny, BillieJo,Diana, Sylvia, Connie F(Hi Connie!) and Unknown-Unmask at once!

#4-Rustic Plank

Michele, Diane/LavenderDreams (bringing pinecones-okay then), Constance, Doris, Lorrie(2nd Thanksgiving but I won't tell), PamelaS, Doreen-(really wanted to sit at #1 but thought it was impractical), Jettie withBo her comfort pet, Jack&Sherrie(her table pick), BeachGram, Jenn,                Laurie/Heaven'sWalk-(going to make it tropical-which undoubtedly means she will show up in a bikini-and sadly look good in it), Jeanie, Julie, Bonnie, Missy(as long as the candles aren't scented-whine-whine-whine), Judy,Pogonip, Diane, Woody(Hi there-friend of Jack & Sherrie), Pam & Sweet Becky! Oh- and JennythePirate (who has flitted from table to table but finally parked her buTt here)-Lucky you!


#5-Just Plain Fun

A small but OH-SO-FUN group!

Ann, Rose, Carla, Susie & Ceclia

#6 - Refined Roses

Well- Ain't Nobody Sitting Here!

#7-Going For The Gold

Another small intimate group-

MA, Terri D, Liz, Kathy

and last, but not least

#8-Whisper of White

Leena, Nancy (a soul soothing table), Estelle, 

Bless & Denise


I HOPE I didn't misplace anyone (hahaha-get it-mis-place/place setting-)Never Mind!

As always, thank you so much for playing along.  I love doing this and will be doing a Christmas one very soon.

I have been decorating a bit and working outside to dress the condo.  I am sure the people here think I am a bit crazy out there on my ladder.  They wouldn't be far wrong.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

PLEASE STAY SAFE-EVEN IF THAT MEANS STAYING HOME ALONE...WHICH IS JUST WHAT WE ARE DOING THIS YEAR.


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Monday, November 16, 2020

PICK YOUR FAVORITE THANKSGIVING TABLE

Well, here we are!
Thanksgiving week is almost upon us.
I have been saving ideas for setting a fine
THANKSGIVING TABLE.

So,
Let's see what our choices are.
If you want to play along pick 
ONE TABLE 
that you would like to be seated at.
Got that?  ONE pick!!!!  lol
Some of you are  kinda naughty 
about picking more than one
you know who you are.

I think I have sources for all of these
this time...Okay-
Ready?

#1
Elegant & Colorful

 Think it's not  a Thanksgiving table?
Look at the place setting~


#2
Copper  Light

#3
Green Ivy

#4
Rustic Plank

#5 
Just plain fun!
Looks like MacKenzie Childs 

#6
Refined  Roses
 
-
#7
Going For The Gold
And,
last, but not least,

#8
Whisper White
Martha Stewart

So-There you have it~
Vote for your favorite.
This will be the last 
Pick Your Favorite
I do before I do a Christmas one 
or two or three.

Have fun voting and I will be
back to tally the votes
and tell you who you are sitting with.

I hope everyone has a 
wonderful Thanksgiving planned
even if it is just for you alone.

We are dining alone this year
but will zoom chat with our
connected family 
in the afternoon.

I will be back this coming week with
the results.
Be good--and if you can't be good-
include me!


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Friday, November 13, 2020

THE RUMOR HAS BEEN EXAGGERATED. I AM NOT DEAD

 So!  

There you have it~!  

I am alive but have been thinking 

of taking up drinking. 

My good friend, Laurie, 

has offered to help me with the process.





 I want to thank everyone 

that reached out to me 

and asked if everything was OK.  

Everything is good!  

I have been trying 

to get the condo done 

before winter sets in.  

It has been hard to find anyone 

to do final touches because of Covid.  

However, I finally found 

a wonderful young man 

to come in and install light fixtures 

and handrails, etc.  Whoo Hooo.  

We didn't even have 

smoke alarms in the house.  


I have spent all week painting trim.  

All the trim was a dark blackish-brown.  

It is now a sparkling white.  

I am pretty sure it is blessed 

because of all the times 

I called God's name 

while I was painting....just sayin'....  

If you have ever painted windows 

and/or trim-

you know exactly what I am talking about.  


I plan to get back to blogging 

regularly soon.  

My old computer doesn't  work right or

like me anymore  SO

I am now the proud owner of a 

Macbook Pro and I LOVE IT.  

Who said you can't teach 

an old dog new tricks?  


I will soon be sharing 

some Christmas fun 

from the new place 

so please bear with me.  

Plus, I still haven't  had time to figure out 

the new blogger

...and where the heck are my pictures

on the Mac book now?  LOL....


We are still seeking answers 

to John's medical issues 

and I have been very involved 

with that process.  


I need a few more hours in the day.  

Take good care and thanks for

sticking by me as I find my way back!  


Is it too late to do a 

Pick Your Favorite Thanksgiving Table?



                   


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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

SAY A PRAYER FOR KRIS-JUNK CHIC COTTAGE-HER MOM HAS PASSED

 Good Morning~

Many of you know and love

Kris-Junk Chic Cottage.

                                   Early this morning

her 88 year mom passed away

after battling cancer.

                               Keep Kris and her family 

in your prayers as they 

deal with the loss and all

the loose ends that 

Kris will have to tie up.

She has been a wonderful daughter-

going above and beyond what

many would have done.

She has the heart of a true caretaker

and being an RN has

served her well.

If you are not a 'pray-er',

please wing good wishes

and healing thoughts her way.

Still waiting on a new computer here...


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Thursday, October 15, 2020

SAME OLD COMPUTER-SAME OLD LIFE-BUT WAIT--AN ENGAGEMENT PICTURE

 Good Thursday morning!

Well, I have not had the chance

to get out and buy a new Mac yet.

Things have been hectic here.

John is still struggling with health issues

and we have no more answers

than we had a year ago.

More tests coming up and 

I will keep you posted.

Here is a picture of him with our beautiful

Mindy Rose

taken almost a year ago on a 

GOOD DAY.



         She's our Irish girl through and through.

OUR GOOD NEWS

Our sweet Alana got engaged

and her engagement pictures

are beautiful.

I am 'stealing' one

to share with you here.



            She is a 4.0 nursing student

and works 2 jobs besides.

I hope if I ever get sick,

I have someone like her to take

care of me.

She wears her heart on her sleeve

and wants to go into women's medicine.

So, kids,

That's it-

That's all I got-

Heading up to 

Door County

to check the camper one last time.

Next week

I. AM. GETTING. A. COMPUTER.

or else---

and y'all know what that means.

I might have to throw a 

hissy fit the next time this

computer shuts down because 

it feels like it.

Have a wonderful Thursday.

Bear with me as I try to get around

to visit everyone!


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Monday, October 5, 2020

BEAR WITH ME- MY COMPUTER IS GOING-GOING--SOON TO BE GONE

 I am not sure why 

BUT

my computer has been 

showing old blog posts

as current ones.


                                       If they pop up in your feed,

just ignore them.

I am getting a new computer

sometime this week.

THIS IS A CURRENT POST.


                                           Have a wonderful week-

I am looking forward to 

getting back to the 

WORLD OF BLOGGING!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

PICK YOUR FAVORITE-FALL WEDDING TABLE RESULTS

 So-Who is sitting where...

or is that WHOM is sitting where?

Read on to find out!

#1-ARBOR LIGHTS

Lots of people love this one-including the JANs 

Pam S, Kathy/LookingAtLife, Gert. Penny, Noreen, Babbling Brook, Jan E (complained about forks on the wrong side), Jan/Jan'sJourney, Jan Koch/L, Jan/RedSockMama, Susie/SheJunks, Julie(feeling safer eating outside), Linda/mxdotis, Diane(bringing a real fairy)uh-huh, Lorrie, Vee, Cindy O, Nonie(not sure about the chairs though-but she's a'comin'), Debra/SheSeeks, CHERI-(who had WAY too much to say about it all)-LOL, MA, Dawn P, Beachgram(as opposed to TELEgram), Carla, Linda/ItsyBitsy, Julie H(daughter just got married)  Sheri/RedRose and last but not least- Dear bj-who is bringing TWO boyfriends--Sam S & Johnnie Depp!

#2-FLOWERS FLOWERS EVERYWHERE

This is a small select group-

Ron-(hope he brings Jeff) and Judy/GoldCountry-she is also bringing her hubby and will fight off anyone that tries to take their bread...and...as most of you know--RON is the Cocktail King!

#3-PILLARS & PUMPKINS WITH STARS

Ginny, Gayla, Debbie-Dabble-she wanted an October wedding but the halls were all booked-Sadly (or happily?) she got married in August, and Cecilia-bringing Pumpkin Beer- please line up to the right and bring your own cup!

#4-WHOOT! IT'S WHEAT

Missy (said she had a simple mind so liked a simple table-Hey! She said it) LaTane, Patti G, Lynn G, bobbie-(thinks it is a boring table but hates orange),Bless(wants to move the table outside). Lisa-wants to sit next to Sandra to tell Southern Baptist jokes, Sandra (there you go), Carole S, Terri(going to wear her emerald green dress because she thinks it will look good against the wall)

#5-IS BROWN THE NEW BLACK

Here we have another select group of sweet gals, Liz, Michele, DianaL, Krishna(neglected to make an actual selection so I seated her here), Ellen & Chris

#6-PUMPKINS ON PLAID

Nellie, Ann(doing lots of mingling cuz she feels skinny---unlike most Covid peeps), Billie Jo, Cindy/ckrut

#7-RUSTICALLY REFINED

Jan/LowCarb(I so wanted to put her at Table#1 with all the other Jans-lol) Kris, Fabby, Diana/Sunflowers(says she is rustically aged so this table is perfect for her), Jenn(hold on to your wine glass she is table hopping to steal wine), Nancy/Rustic, Cindy/Creations-(dressing to the nines and even buying new lipstick), Connie, Katie/Preppy, Marilyn(gardening hat and all)

#8-IS COPPER COOL?

Laurie/Heaven's Walk, Gail, Mevely, Sandi, Doris, Rose, Theresa, Kim/Exquistely, Louise & Karen/This Old House.

Well, there you have it.

I braved the new blogger here but have NO IDEA how to change the spacing which is driving me nuts--and I don't have far to go-believe me.

Waiting on another round of tests for hubby. Each "good news" brings more frustration as we seek answers and get none.  

Hope you all have a great week and I will be back when/as I can.

Love to you & Happy First Day of Fall!!!!

If I made fun of you, I apologize-

No! I don't!

 

 

 

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

PICK YOUR FAVORITE FALL WEDDING TABLE

 

 As you know

 

                  ONE of the things I like doing is the

PICK YOUR FAVORITE
series .

We are still searching for answers

to hubby's medical issues

but this is a good distraction

for me!


My youngest daughter, Mimi, had

a beautiful Fall wedding.

It was outside by the Bay,

on a gorgeous Fall day full of 

Sun and Colored Leaves.

I thought it would be fun

to see some different 

FALL WEDDING TABLES...

from simple to simply extravagant.


Here's the deal.

You are invited to the wedding of your 

best friend's daughter.

You feel great.

Your hair looks good and you have the 

perfect dress and shoes
and you feel skinny!;>)

Which table do you want to sit at?
Seven choices- one for every day of the week-


#1

Arbor Lights


#2

Flowers Flowers Everywhere


#3

Pillars & Pumpkins With Stars

source


#4
Whoot It's Wheat

source


#5
Is Brown The New Black?

source


#6
Pumpkin On Plaid

source

#7
Rustically Refined

source


OK..

and ONE MORE for fun.


#8

IS COPPER COOL?

source


So-You know the drill
PICK ONE TABLE
that you would like to be seated at.


I'll be back after all the votes are in
to tell you who you will be sitting with.


ps-I am still hating the NEW blogger! 

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Friday, September 4, 2020

SEPTEMBER UPDATE

I have had several emails
asking why I haven't been posting
and wondering if everything is okay.

So, here I am-saying Hi!
I am going to fill you in.
Since April of 2019 
we have been on a journey
to find out why MyHero 
is having medical issues.
Many of you have asked
after his health.
I didn't want to say anything
because he was still a chaplain
at a local hospital.
As of today, he resigned.

He has endured numerous tests
these past few months.
Here's the good news!
Heart is perfect,
Bloodwork is perfect,
MRI of his head shows nothing
well there are some brains in there
Just had a chest x-ray and that looks okay.
Bad news?
We are back at square one with
2 more tests scheduled.
So-keep him in your prayers.

Meanwhile,
We have been camping on a site
in Door County, WI
with the Minnie Winnie.
Guess what?!
We are selling it!
Are we giving up camping?
Nope!
We are going glamping!
We bought a 5th wheel that is
set up on a permanent site
in the same park we have been in.


We met the previous owners today.
What lovely, lovely people.
They would have been great
camping neighbors.
But, they are in their 80s 
and felt it was time to do something else.
LUCKY US!

I can't wait to show it to you!
Here it is!
Okay- I might have lied about that!
Anyway--that 
WOULD BE FUN THOUGH
wouldn't it?

Fall is quite beautiful up here!
Okay-it's NOT REALLY my own
campground! (you nitpickers)

And-I am still in the process of
waiting for things to get done
here at the condo.
John's health issues have taken
priority so I don't go far from home.
No shopping-No treasures. lol

To be done:
Rug for dining room(one on order)
new lights in upper bathroom,
New faucets in upper bathroom.
Paint cabinets in upper bathroom.
Get window treatments up throughout.
Glass for tile shower enclosure-
using a shower curtain is driving me 
And, believe me, I haven't far to go.
Oh yes- also need-
smoke alarms (really?!)
fan in master bathroom,
too many little things to mention.

We moved in the week that 
COVID 19 shut everything down!
How lucky can I get?

I have had the opportunity to
sort through a lot of stuff.

Somehow, I have managed to keep my
SENSE OF HUMOR--
or maybe I am just crazy in general.
Shut up family!

So that is the 
Tale of Nana Diana.
I will be back with a 
PICK A FALL TABLE 
soon!

Headed up to the campground
right now and I have 
NO INTERNET UP THERE
so will catch up on Monday night.



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