Monday, December 5, 2022

In the Basement.......





The swan will be brought upstairs for Christmas. The rest is in storage for the winter.  It is Monday and things have been happening with decorations.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Sunday Afternoon......


It is time to bring up the antique toys to place under the small old fashion ornament tree.  The metal horse and driver is probably the fromt part of firewagon.  I don't have it and I don't think I have ever seen one like it.  The train is one that many people seem to have the complete set.  I have just the engine and can still remember the old metal bucket that I pulled it out of at John and Iva Horton's house.  They were moving and the wanted me to take some of them. 



This is a replica of an old set of years ago.  I remember that specifically shaped bell when I was a kid in the 1950's.  We had a couple of them hanging on our brown partly green cedar tree that we had cut from the timber. I assume they were sold in hardware stores.  I bought this at a lumber yard.

It is very cold outside.  I have stayed in and will just rest the most of the day.  I do have to take the garbage out tonight.  The changed their times of pick up and it is very early morning.  My wife spent some time hanging angel decorations on here tree today.  She will finish them tomorrow and then there will be visuals of course. 

Thanks for checking in today.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Saturday Stuff.....


The boxes of ornaments keep being carried up to the first floor.  The tree is now up and the lights are all on the branches.  It will be good to get them all up but for now the boxes sit in readiness.  

Christmas time is one of good memories and some sad or bad ones.  The sister-in-law who gave me the Italian snowman passed away a month ago. She would buy them as gifts at Christmas sales and gift them to me the next year.  I will still smile at the snowman with his wine in one arm and his food in the other arm. I like his striped shirt and blue beret. I will never forget Linda and the gifts she gave me in so many ways. Sad feelings and happy ones will always be.

My new cactus blooms greatly with such great color. The people with the greenhouse knew just the timing to get them to bloom. 

My wife and I are feeling better.  It has been four weeks from today that we picked up some variant of the covid virus.  We were very sick and still have a lot of negative effects from it but we are better.  My wife still has a cough that we are treating.  We both have weariness and can tire so quickly from normal tasks.  The muscle weakness that I originally had can still creep back on me.  We are so glad that we are so much improved.  I am the designated runner for groceries and sometimes we do just order them online and picked them up at the newly built drive-up.  That is the only place I go except for the one Ace Hardware run for a room humidifier.  We will be back to normal but the coldness keeps us both inside and at home.  

We are having a good day today.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Friday's Finds

 The glass angel was purchase during the summer.  It will become a part of the angel Christmas collections once we get it out for display. 

Everything on the chest of drawers has been cleared now as this tree is being assembled.  I find it interesting that the camera is reacting to the led lights. I don't know what setting I need to set it at so that won't do the blur. 

I have collected cheap glass-blown ornaments most of my life. I find them on sale after Christmas and collect them.  This small tree has become the one for displaying the smaller ones. I have started to put together another bigger tree for the larger glass-blown collection.  Again the larger ones too were usually bought when the sales were going on.  I do have a few that were gifted to me from people who know about my collection. 


 The moon phase looks like this right now.  I seems time flies by when you notice the moon making it's changes.  It seems like I just took a photo like this just recently. 

We are warmer today after having a very windy day yesterday.  Strong winds is the real set of words for it. All of my outdoor Christmas things stayed standing so I must of put them out correctly. Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Things of Thursday......



The tree is finished.  I started helping with the tree and then got a phone call.  When I came back my wife had fun and finished it by herself.  This tree stands in our entryway greeting people who enter our home. 

I don't use garland much but this set goes on one of my smaller trees.  I really like it on that tree and would like to buy one more strand of it.  I don't know what the chance is that I could find it for sale anymore.

The salt and pepper collectors were always looking for the next best set.  My mom bought these blue eyed cats on a trip to Colorado.  We have a facebook friend the recently adopted kittens.  Her recent photo of them grown up is one of them both under the Christmas tree, looking like they are going to get into trouble. 

It is 19° F. outside so I won't be working outside again today.  I may have to run to get meds today but I will wait until it warms a little bit more.  We have two trees in progress now and one more should get done today.  It is nice to get the workshop area cleaned out with the Christmas trees being moved out of the area.  It is Thursday already.  We both are feeling stronger but aren't back to normal yet.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Middle of the Week....

 A Christmas cactus which some call a Thanksgiving cactus was for sale at my grocery store. I didn't have this color so I bought it.

The blooms are wonderful.  I see by the label that they were grown in a local greenhouse and our grocery store bought them for sale. 

A blank canvas awaiting some added dabs of color and texture. I have had it up a couple of days.

The color and texture await their being placed on the tree.  It may take a couple of days but I am sure it will be decorated soon.

We are in the deep freeze today.  I will venture out to get the mail but that will be it.  I have some lights to put out for decoration but that will wait for a warmer day.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The Wind Does Blow....

 Strong winds outside with a few flurries but it is nice and warm inside the tropical fish tank.  The evil killer angel fish at the bottom left has calmed down and isn't trying to eat the white angel fish anymore.   I returned the white one to the tank and he at first was aggressive but that all died down.  The three of them in the tank are all getting along now.

When getting the white one out of the guppy tank I mistakenly captured a guppy.  I think the guppy can survive in there and won't be a part of the food chain. The guppy will grow larger in the tank and can live in the castle if she feels like she is in danger. 

I bought gas for my car this morning and also picked up gas for my snowblower.  The weather was in the 40's at the time.  By noon the weather extremely changed and it dropped to 26° F.  It is in sharp contrast with the windchill blasting away.  We will stay in for the rest of the next few days.  Thanks for checking in today.