Saturday, February 15, 2020

Valentine's Day . . .



Another Valentine's Day has come and gone...I love this day and pray that there will be many more to come.  On Thursday, my sweet husband gave me flowers, took me to dinner, ate chocolate with me, and made me feel like a queen...he always does.  And on Valentine's Day, we went to lunch with my daughter and my granddaughter...dinner was left overs and PB&J for me!  That's what I love about old love, it's all good!!  

I love this song, growing old with my sweetheart has been wonderful!!  


When You are Old
By Martina McBride

When you are old and tired and gray
Wear you overcoat on sunny days
When your brave tales have all been told
I'll ask for them when you are old

When you are old and full of sleep
And death no longer makes you weep
When your body aches with cold
I'll warm your heart when you are old

You'll still be the same to me
A comfort and a mystery
And I will be old too you see 
 I'll need someone to comfort me

When you are old and pale and gaunt

A gentle hand is all you want
I will give you mine to hold
And I'll be here when you are old

Yes I will give you mine to hold
And I'll be here when you are old

Be Safe, XO

Hugs and Love,
Barb

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

My Week in a Nutshell . . .



Life is kinda crazy right now, it seems like we don't hardly get a day when we don't have to just run as fast as we can...all day long!  It wouldn't be so bad, but it's been so cold here, in fact this morning on our way to Sam's Club, it was only 9 degrees around 9:30, so just going outside is a challenge.  It's also been super foggy, but I love the way it just covers the branches with frost, it's so pretty, so that's a plus. 

On Saturday we went to a play that my granddaughter, Emily was in.  The 7th and 8th graders performed, Shrek, the musical.  It was really good, one of the best performances I've seen with kids that age.  They were all really good actors and actresses, and I was blown away at their singing and dancing abilities...it was so good!  Emily was a, Fairy Godmother, and looked so cute!  I love this picture of these two cute cousins, Emily and Taylor, they just adore each other.  Emily will miss Taylor when she leaves for 18 months!


Here's this same cutie all dressed up to go to her induction into the Honor Society, and then she's off to a Valentine's Day dance.  Again, I just can't believe how quickly they grow up.  It really does seem like yesterday that she was a sweet little girl - now she's off to a dance!

Yesterday I had DUP (Daughter's of Utah Pioneers), and I taught the lesson.  It was a really interesting lesson on, the transcontinental railroad.  I loved learning about all the hard work that went into making it possible for East and West to be connected, it was fascinating.  The whole time I was teaching the lesson, my thoughts were on all of those strong, hard working, determined people who worked on the railroad.  I wondered if they had any idea how important their work was to the future of the Untied States.   

Tomorrow, I have a meeting, although we are going to lunch for the meeting so that makes it a little less painful! Then home to wait for a couch and love-seat to be delivered.  We bought it more than a month ago, but because of the terrible weather in the mid-west, the delivery was delayed...by two weeks!  It will be really good to have furniture in my living room!  And then tomorrow night, we are off to our scripture study group. 

Thursday morning we will be off to have lunch with Clara, another little granddaughter.  Her school always has a lunch for grandparents or parents on the day before Valentine's Day.  We love going because they always take a picture of us, and I love that so much!  I'll share last year's picture - Clara has grown so much since this was taken!

Finally, On Friday, I'll celebrate Valentine's Day with my sweetheart.  We are staying home.  I'm going to fix shrimp and steak, green salad and something sweet for dessert...no idea what!  Are you doing something fun for Valentine's Day?  Sunday will be church, actually Saturday and Sunday, and then a family dinner at my house that afternoon...whew!!  But it's a wonderful way to end the week, don't you think?! 

On that note, I will leave you with a sunset.  I'm always so happy when the sun starts moving North, and I have a better view of the sunset.  


Until next time, be Safe XOXO

Hugs and Love,
Barb


Monday, February 3, 2020

Simple Woman's Daybook . . .

 

For Today...February 3, 2020

 Looking out my window . . .  Welcome February!  Here in Idaho, February come in with a a whirl!  This morning we woke up to single digit's and 30 mile an hour - North - winds, and snow.  I need to remember that this is Idaho!  Most of the schools in our area had another snow day, and those that didn't really needed to bundle up.  I'm kinda ready for Spring.


 I'm listening to . . .  This song, you'll see why...



I'm thankful for . . . On Thursday night we went and picked up one of my sweet little granddaughters to stay for a few days, then on Friday my daughter brought two of little grandsons to join us.  So, I'm thankful I had this time with them.  It won't be long before they are too big to want to sleep over at grandma's house.  I was completely worn out by the time they left, but my heart was full and I missed them the minute we dropped them off...

Clara as a baby...

 Clara now...

 Nathan then...

Nathan now...

Tanner then...

Tanner now...

And here they are now...all tucked in having a sleepover...love this so much!!

I'm creating . . . When we were cleaning out my mom's things, I found an old needlepoint that I had given my grandmother over 30 years ago.  It was originally in a frame, but she made it into a pillow.  I was really dirty, and the pillow part was not in good shape.  

 This poor pillow, you can see that it's dirty and really in need of repair.


I don't think I've ever made another needle point so I really want to try to save this one.

Here it is all washed, no dirty spots, just waiting to be stretched.  There's a few loose threads, but I think I can just pull them through and tighten them.  I'm excited to get this project finished.

I'm looking forward to . . . Going to the temple with this beautiful granddaughter before she leaves to go on her mission.  Such an exciting time for us, I'm excited and scared at the same time.  She will be gone for 18 months serving the people in, New Zealand.  I'm really going to miss her, but I know she will be well taken care of.

Taylor then...

Taylor now...

 From my kitchen . . . Left over spaghetti...what can I say, it's been a long day!

leaving you with a sunset smile. . . 



Be safe!  XOXO

Hugs and Love,
Barb