Thursday, January 31, 2013
I unscrewed the screw and pulled off the handle and - BOOM!! Water shot out of the faucet, hit the light above, the light exploded, glass splintering everywhere. I tried putting the faucet back in, but it was the hot water and it was too hot. The sink filled up right away and overflowed. Water was shooting up everywhere. I tried again to shut off the water valve under the sink. Still wouldn't budge. I ran to the basement and looked frantically for the main shut off valve. Couldn't remember where it was. Water was coming down through the floorboards.
I guess my next career will not be plumbing. But at least I tried.
Monday, January 14, 2013
|Self-photo during my birthday carriage ride.|
|A rose is a rose is a rose.|
|Everyone dreaming different dreams.|
|Dad picking tomatoes.|
|This is a different app called "Sketch".|
|Love this one.|
|A place that holds many memories for me - what is left of the amphitheater at Eagle Creek Park.|
|This app is called "WaterBooth".|
|A couple more of what the "Sketch" app can do.|
What are your favorites?
|The next day, this snowman was built in my yard.|
|My son and two of the kids came over to help clear my driveway, so Avery and I built a snowman.|
|She had such fun and took lots of care in fixing the hat and scarf just so.|
|Of course I had to run to get my camera and make a record of this fun event.|
|We sang "Frosty the Snowman" and made up our own words and were being very silly. Somehow you feel silly when you're rolling around in the snow building a snowman.|
|Avery likes to take pictures, too, so here I am with the snowman and a shiny new orange sled. They all went sledding at Ellenberger Park afterwards and had a ball. |
And such was the Blizzard of 2012.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Realized I have not written a Christmas blog. So here are my favorite pictures and a Christmas Recap.
|One of the first things to do is get packages and a few cards in the mail.|
|I made votives with scraps of old linen and lace and clear votive candles.|
|I made a yummy Christmas drink, Cranberry Slush, that was just pleasantly potent.|
|Here is the view out my kitchen window. There is snow out there!|
|Every year I make my granddaughter a Christmas dress. As she is getting older, her tastes are a little simpler. This year I made a white peasant blouse with red rickrack trim.|
|And I added a cute Christmas tree button.|
|Candy canes in an old Ball jar.|
|This concoction is simply called "Wreath". It is like rice krispie treats only made with cornflakes and lots of green food coloring.|
|I don't especially look forward to wrapping presents, but after I get started I am usually pleased with the results. Pretty.|
|This year I cut an old t-shirt into strips and stamped with my Merry Christmas stamp to decorate.|
|I got together with my kids and grandkids at one of my son's house on Christmas Eve. I guess you could say we gathered 'round the Christmas tree in this picture!|
|My younger son has a great booming voice and agreed to be Santa. He really gets into it!|
|Here is my now 7 year old granddaughter in the cute Christmas top I made.|
|Christmas Day found us all at Great Grandma's and Nathan played Santa again. Fun.|
|And here is the youngest grandchild enjoying his first Christmas.|
|Avery took her role as an Elf very seriously. Here she is consulting with her uncle.|
Now on to the new year.