Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Another December Post!!!!!! :D

Hello one + all!!!!

Hope you all are enjoying the seasonal festivities. (that sounds fancy!!! LOL!!!) Anyway things have slowed down for me the past couple of days...I'm down with a cold. AUGH!!!!! I pretty much stayed on the couch all day today. I was still able to get some things done so that was good. No cranberry bread got made...but I made a few more ornaments, knitted on the scarf I've been working on, sneezed, blew my nose (alot!!) + washed my hands (alot!!) So things are still getting done...just a bit slower.

Hannah did some running around for me today. :) That was wonderful!! I love that I can depend on her to do things like that for me. She's a great helper!!

I figured I'd have more to say but I guess not!! (LOL!!!)

Have a great rest of the week!
Only a week till Christmas Eve!! (just thought I'd remind you!!)

Love y'all!!!!
Hugs, Nanette :)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Can you believe it?!?!??!

Two posts in the month of December!!!! Do miracles never cease!! LOL!!!

Hope you all are doing well. Are things crazy at your house? Hard to believe but I am FINALLY making my Christmas cards!! Kevin actually said that it was 'too late' to start them and I should send store-bought!! Well, that is not going to happen!! So they are underway. ;)

We had some power line 'misshaps' a couple of times in a week. Last Thursday night the power line that went from the pole to our house catch on fire and spark. Of course it made our electricity go out. It was raining and we thought it was due to the apple tree branches that the line was running through caused a puncture in the line. Well, no, it ended up being a squirrel chewing on it!! Amazing!! That got fixed and we thought we were done with anymore problems. We ended up losing our microwave and Hannah's ceiling fan. (not sure why the fan?) Then yesterday morning shortly after 9:00 our electricity started flickering and power surging. What the?? Come to find out a dying black pine tree had uprooted and fell on the SAME power line!!!! In all the 23 years we've lived in this house we've never had this much problem with the electricity. It had been raining so much overnight that the ground was saturated and the tree came down. I had to go to work so Kevin ended up staying home waiting for the power co. guy. It ended up being the same one that was here last week! LOL!! Crazy!! It took him a few hours to finally get here. Come to find out a lot of trees had gone down all over the county due to the wet ground. Thankfully everything's fixed. We did lose our ceiling fan and a space heater with this go 'round. I had been 'hoping' I'd lose the fridge...but NO!!! Twice I had the chance and twice it's still running fine. (did I say how much I HATE that fridge?!?!) Oh well!!

Enough of that!!
Hope you all have a terrific Christmas if I don't 'see' you again before then!
Hugs + much love!!
Nanette :)

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

It's Christmas time!! YAY!!!!

Hello All!!!

I can't believe that it's been so long since I last posted. But I guess I say that everytime...don't I?

So is everyone ready for Christmas? I am certainly NOT!!!! I can't get over how the time's just flying by!! I still have so much to do!! We do have our tree up and a lot of our decorating done. So that's good. We had a funny thing happen Sunday evening after our fully decorated tree had been standing for about 3 hours...It fell down!!! It was amazing!! We only lost 3 ornaments so that was good. And it took Kevin another couple hours to put it back up and fix the light, ornaments + strings of beads. I felt so bad for him...he felt horrible about it. If it didn't seem so tragic it would have been hillarious! You see this stuff happen in movies...but not to 'real' people!!

We woke up to snow yesterday morning. It was really pretty watching it come down. It's pretty much gone now but I loved to watch it fly.

Sorry this is so short...but with so much left to do...I've not got as much time to blog!!
Have a wonderful Christmas if I don't get back here before then! (that wouldn't be too unusual!!)

Love you all!!
Hugs, Nanette :)

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

I'm Here...Still!!!!! (or again! LOL!!)

Hello All!!

I should be making supper right now but it has been so long since I last posted on my blog that I decided since I was finally able to get on the pc I had better take my opportunity! :D

We have been doing a lot of canning lately. And last week Pam and I picked beans and tomatoes at a local farm. They were only $7 for a 5-gallon bucket full. I canned 21 qts of beans and 9 qts of tomatoes. (I was hoping for more jars of toms. but they cook down some...) We ended up with 38 qts and 18 pts. of applesauce from the apples on our trees. And there are so many more apples on the trees that we could do a TON more! Kevin got tired of picking so he stopped. ;D We still have a box of apples yet to do something with.

We've also been purging the 'stuff' we have in our house. It is amazing how much stuff you can acumulate living in a house for over 23 years. ;) I recently went through our linen closet and will be donating a bunch of sheet sets that I don't use. I would rather someone else get use out of them than throw them away.

It's raining today. I have been a bit lazy and tired. It's been quite a while since we've gotten any rain that I'm not complaining. We need it so badly. But the grayness has just made me a little lethargic today. I even took a nap on the couch this afternoon. ;) Something I haven't done in a while!! LOL!!!

Not too much going on around here lately. I NEED to clean and organize my scraproom. Something I DO NOT look forward to. My creativity has been sucked in there in a BLACK HOLE and I can't seem to find it. :( I have gotten so discouraged and have not done any papercrafting in such a very long time. :(

Well, I leave you on that 'happy' note!! LOL!!!
Have a great one!
Hugs, Nanette

Monday, September 22, 2008

It's been TOO long!!

Hello All!!!

I have been absent from here for way too long. Sorry about that. I will try to do a recap (in quick order) of what we've done the last 6 weeks.

I survived, quite well I might say, of changing my meds. I am a new person. And I love what God's made me to be now. :D I look at things so differently. Through new eyes, so to speak. I've seen things that I've never noticed before. And I couldn't have made it through without my God and my family and friends that have been praying for me. Thanks so much!!

Kevin and Hannah 'kidnapped' me and took me to WI. For 33 days!! I didn't think that I was 'ready' to go...but they had other ideas. We left on the 7th of August and I ended up sleeping 85% of the trip that first day. It was unbeliveable. They teased me the next day. Well, the next day I was a totally different person. Didn't sleep at all. It was quite the transformation.

We had a wonderful, terrific vacation. Kept busy. Hannah even worked a couple of days at the Rivers End gallery shop. Made some money. She's got jewelry selling at the Sea Hag gift shop. We went to Cornucopia Day. I volunteered at the Quilter's bake sale. We went to Game Night and besides Hannah, Kevin and I were the youngest ones there. But those 'older' people are HILLARIOUS!! We had a great time!! Went to the Village Inn and had the Friday Night Fish Fry on a number of occasions. Mmmm!! Went on a 'sunset cruise' on the boat. Just gorgeous!! Went 4-wheeling. Did a 4 mile hike on the coast of Lake Superior. Went yard-saling. Ate, ate and ate some more!! Went swimming in Lake Siskiwit. And did many more things that are too numerous to list.

The one thing that I was quite disappointed about was that I never go to go swimming in Lake Superior. It was a bit colder this year than in previous ones. :( I was so upset that it didn't work out. Well, there's always next summer!!!!

Now that we've been home for a few weeks, we've canned grape juice and applesauce from our own vines and apple trees. I love to can produce so this is right up my alley! We plan on giving some away as Christmas gifts. :)

Kevin and I will be celebrating our 29th anniversary on Monday the 29th. We plan on going away for an overnight this coming weekend. Something we've only done one other time in our life. We're really looking forward to it. ;)

I'm so sorry it's taken me so long to post here....but hopefully this will let you have a glimse of my life right now.

Have a great day!!
Hugs, Nanette :)

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

An even better day!!

Today was an even better day. I even spent sometime outside. May not sound like much but it's a big accomplishment to me. Even my appetite is coming back. I'm taking baby steps but moving forward.

I want to thank all those who have been praying for me and all the encouraging words. I can't tell you how much it all means to me.

Hugs, Nanette

Monday, August 04, 2008

My best day yet...

Well, yesterday I said that I could see a glimmer at the end of the tunnel. Well, today was even better. I haven't had to take any Ativan at all today!! Praise God!! And today is only my 5th day on the Paxil. I even made some hummingbird food for my hummingbirds this that's quite an accomplishment. LOL!! I will tell you that I've spent the better part of the past 6 days or so just lying around trying to get through life. But I think things have turned and I'm on the road to recovery.

Thanks for all those praying for me!!
Couldn't have done it without you!!

Hugs, Nanette