Monday, December 31, 2012

Word #366

Last post for this blog!
I'll be just using my 
Snappy Repartee blog from here on!

There will be photos, poetry, recipes 
and all sorts of quirky things that
appeal to me! 


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Word #365

Life is all about change and I am
thinking about making some changes
in how I blog. I have had 3 blogs this
past year and I am considering just having one.
I'd still post photos and words, just not on a daily
basis. However, I would daily post on my one blog .
What is your opinion? Any suggestions?
Let me know what you think or have experienced....
Above is a coin holder from Blue Sky Gallery.
A premier photography gallery in Portland Oregon

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

Word #363

The sun is out and so are all of us!
The roads have been cleared and all
us folks suffering from "cabin-feveritis"
can get out and have a beer and a burger
at Dunsmuir Brewery Works!
Needless to say the outdoor patio is closed. 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Word #362

You know your husband has becme a redneck
when he uses a can of red spray paint to
mark your street numbers on a pile of plowed snow.
( In all fairness to Russell, this was pretty darned
clever when the big snow plow covered the original numbers
and we were expecting an important Fed Ex delivery..
our new toilet for the new bathroom! !)

Finally we can use our driveway to get out!  

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Word #361

Russell's special gift from Bill and Ewana
His own private stash of caramel corn !!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Word #360

Even with the internet and e-cards the traditional
Christmas Cards still arrive in our mailbox!
Merry Merry Christmas to all!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Word #359


Over a few days we managed to get 25 inches of
snow on our hill! Yesterday there was a blizzard
warning for most of the day. But then the snow stopped
and the sun came out and the snow began to melt and
fall off of the trees. Today looks like it will be sunny! Yay!
We need to clear our 2/10ths of a mile driveway so we can get OUT!

Needless to say- the sunshine is very welcome!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Word #357

In the blizzard Garden Buddha disappeared



Almost gone....

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Word #355 and 356

This photo was taken out the car window as
we slowly made our way to I-5.  This main freeway
had been closed for about 90 minutes while the 
plows did their job. We managed to get home 
after several hours of slowly driving 70 miles 
and going over two mountain passes.
I-5 is the main arterial for the west coast going
from B.C. Canada all the way down south to Mexico.

24 hours later it is still snowing and blowing gusts
up to 50-70 mph. Our first real taste of winter as
last winter was pretty mild. The snow drifts are amazing.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Word #354

What is making this shadow on
Grandmother's cactus plant?

Aha- Grandmother's cruet holder.
They aren't used as much now as in the past.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Word #352 and 353

Biped and quadruped
Me shoveling off our long driveway
coming across squirrel tracks.
Russell and I took a walk down the power line
 to see if we could find other tracks- only deer.
I think the bears are snoozing at the moment.

Seeing as to how snow filled the fox prints are
versus the gray squirrel prints- I doubt the
fox was after this particular squirrel.... 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Word #351

My heart breaks for innocence lost.

Dark days are ahead until we take responsibility
for raising our children in a safer and saner world.
That is the ultimate gift .

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Words #347 and 348

Our contractor would always leave important notes to self
right on the framing etc....

And the results were that most things were
done correctly the first time....
He had a rather large memo pad.
This is our almost finished Art Hall leading
to our master bedroom and bath.
The sliding door was made by a friend who
framed the African piece we had found in Portland.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Word #346

Our little trees usually come out right after
Thanksgiving. This year they are a little late
as I had to unpack them from their boxes still in the garage.

Our home is quite Christmassy now!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Word #344

      Cat with Laundry
        December 7, 2012  
Cats truly do have attentive staff.

Cats don't do windows
Never raising their paws
They recline on pillows
And scratch with their claws
With their little stomping feet
Threatening a devilish trick
They demand their treat
And make it quick!

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Word #338 and 339

Since buying our new home in February we have
discovered so many non-disclosed problems with our home.
 In other words: 
 the previous owners were less than forthright or honest.
We're muddling through these issues and in the end
we'll have a lovely home. 
At the moment we're pissed off.

The local brewery a mile away makes 
pleasant ales and has a nice selection of "Pub Grub" . 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Word #337

I never plan a quilt ahead. 
I let my subconcious lead me.
It never fails to surprise me.
Since moving to a rural part of Northern
California I obviously have been influenced
by the multi-colored fields .
What do you see ?

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Merry Christmas shopping everyone!
Today we'll go to our local Craft Fair and I hope to do all my shopping there-
Here's to shopping local and supporting your local businesses
instead of corporations that import from China.
That's been my mantra now for about 10 years.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Word #336

In the final process of making a quilt.
I've just finished pinning the binding on.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Word #329,330,331,332,333 and 334

and Sneaky!

A fellow blogger came up with this sneaky solution! Thanks Vero! 
"I don't think so these people don't have time to spare for the little bloggers like us.. I found something out which helped me to solve at least a small part piece of the puzzle. I noticed, every photo of mine that was rejected as too big was shot with the the zoom. I went ahead and cropped the picture via the windows snipping tool. The cropped pictures are all accepted, but when I tried to use the original one... it was again rejected. So far I am good now and able to add the cropped pictures. It must have something to do with the MB of the original. Not sure if that is of help for anyone.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Word #327 and 328

Tarnation and Frustration

Has anyone else encountered this annoying message
from Blogger. I have moved a ton of files off of Picasa
and I still get this message.

"Whoops! You're out of space. You are currently using 100% of your 1 GB quota for photos. Upgrade storage
Photos are stored in your Picasa Web Albums account and are included in your 1 GB free quota for photos. Additional storage you purchase is shared between several Google products and is in addition to your free quota. Learn more"

Is this Googles way of telling me "Happy Thanksgiving"???
Am I going to have to move to Word Press?
If any of you have a suggestion please comment!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Word #326

No this is not some strange American pre-Thanksgiving
tradition where we place bowls on the floor for cats.
 This morning after a horrendous windy rainy
night we discovered our dining room ceiling seeping water
from an improperly installed storm window above on the
second floor. (work done by previous owners...not us!)
Hence the plastic and towels in bowls to catch drips.
Russell did a temporary fix with the roofer so no more leaking.
All is dry now and the roofer/window guy will be here
when the rains stop to help us permanently repair and stay dry!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Word #325

I was noodling away on my lap top when I realized
I had a very interesting shot just waiting for me......

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Word #323

Lucy needs a refresher course in Emily Post's manners.
She's back on the dining room where
did I put my squirt gun? 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Word #321 and 322

Oatmeal Raisin cookies
Now that we are home the cookie jar needs to be filled!

Bread dough resting in the fridge.
All I have to do is pull some out and
 Presto !  freshly baked bread!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Word #320

It's amazing that within less than 24 hours
one can be in sunny HOT Zihuatanejo and  
presto- back in wintery Weed California!

Here we are driving south from Medford Oregon's airport...
Now, just where did I put my long underwear?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Word #316 and 317

the lone baby turtle works his way to the sea

The baby turtles begin together-
first in the nest of eggs and then as they begin their journey