Snowy Mailbox Pompadour :)

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And Suddenly It’s Winter!

Hi Friends,

This past weekend it quickly went from Autumn and green grass to winter white and warm coat weather!  You can see by the 2 beautiful evergreens outside my living room window what I mean.  It truly is lovely so I will not complain…yet.  😉

snow trees

I’ve been pleasantly occupied this week with work, crochet, watching my son’s school play (he did great in one of the lead roles!), keeping warm by the wood stove and enjoying some evening family time.

Something jogged my memory recently so I thought I would share this little treasure:

When the kids were smaller we use to listen to The Cinnamon Bear radio show every night (on our computer) starting right after Thanksgiving up to the last episode on Christmas Eve. It was recorded way back in 1937 and I can just imagine families back then sitting around the radio attentively listening to this cute, quaint, silly little program.  It’s a really fun little story with each episode lasting about 12 minutes long.  Lately I find that I am listening to an episode here and there while I crochet.  Brings back great memories of family time with “Judy, Jimmy and The Cinnamon Bear!”

If you’re interested, the link below will take you to all the episodes on radiolovers.com:  http://www.radiolovers.com/pages/cinnamonbear.htm

CinnamonBear

Here are a few more photos to round out this blog post.  🙂

Cozy Molly.  {She needs some grooming TLC!}

Cozy Molly. {She needs some grooming TLC!}

I decided to flip my quilt over and add this Thanksgiving table runner and another one on the dining table with the same candle centerpiece.

I decided to flip my quilt over and add this Thanksgiving table runner and another one on the dining table with the same candle centerpiece.

Dear daughter had oral surgery and her work gave her this beautiful orchid plant.  So sweet.

Dear daughter had oral surgery and her work gave her this
beautiful orchid plant. So sweet.

One of my crochet projects - the white chevron yarn has pretty silver thread mixed in.  Wish is photographed better.

One of my crochet projects – the white chevron yarn has pretty silver thread mixed in. Wish it photographed better.

Blessings all!

Joyfully,

Jackie

First Snow

snow - 1st snow 2013

Snowflakes dance around.
I stick out my tongue and taste
The sweet joy of youth.

-Heidi Bitsoli

snow - 1st snow fall 2013

Hi Friends,

Today we had our first snow. It didn’t fall everywhere in town, but it was here at my little house. I’m sure it is melted by now {I’m on the other side of town right now where it didn’t snow}, but it is a reminder of what is to come…and stay for awhile.

I love the brightness and freshness of the snow {much more than the gray of a rainy winter}, but the length of our snow season can be wearisome come Springtime.

Regardless, it is coming and I am ready. I’ve got yarn and a toasty warm wood stove. 🙂

Blessings with joy,

Jackie

I Can’t Wait! But I Guess I Have To…

The temps are up and the snow is starting to melt.  It’s “breakup” time here in the city and it couldn’t look uglier.  Lol!  It happens every year in the Spring.  All the sand and gravel that is spread on the roads throughout the winter, to keep them safe for driving, piles up on the snow and as it melts it looks pretty gray and grungy {is that a word??}.  But pretty soon it will be all melted and gorgeous and cabin fever will be a thing of the past.

One of the things I’m looking forward to the most is getting outta “Dodge” and going to Seward with my family for the weekend!  Here are a few picture memories from last summer that make me happy.  And speaking of happy….HAPPY SPRING… wherever you are and whatever it looks like!

Joyfully, Jackie

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Daughter on my dad’s boat. Fun times await!

Beautiful day, beautiful scenery!

On the lookout deck at Seward Sealife Center.

Son and our wonder-dog, Molly. 🙂