Monday, November 17, 2014

UPDATE-CALIFORNIA MOVE

This is the third move in 3 years. I should be getting pretty good at this. We left Arizona in the middle of September. Spent one night in Kingman and arrived at my daughters the day after we left.

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The day after arriving we unloaded the truck into a storage while we looked for a place to rent.
We found a nice 2 bedroom cottage to rent after about 2 months of staying with my daughter and family.
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Between my daughter, grand daughter, and myself we got the cabinets lined ready to move in and fill them.
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This was move in day.
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We did not bring a lot of furniture with us.  We knew we could get things here at the thrift stores in the area.  How do you like my $25 couch.  It has a hide a bed in it.  My doxie seems to like it.
We got us a new bed and another lounge chair at a thrift store for dear hubby.  
Below are some pictures of my kitchen.  It is the only room so far that is almost completely done.  At least it is usable for cooking.  It was a lot of fun.  Especially since I have a lot of red items and the brown went nicely with it.
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I will keep all of you updated on the little cottage as soon as I am able to find furniture to organize my craft room and my bedroom.  
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My mother'n'love is doing a lot better. She is still frail but gaining some strength. We are trying to fatten her up some, so trying to cook some meals for her. She is able to cook a few things herself, but to spend a lot of time in the kitchen is just too much for her. She is also getting so she can do a few more things for herself in her apartment.
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I also got to help out a little with my mother, who had a knee replacement at the age of 83.  She is home and feeling so much better. She is hoping to get to work with her flowers outside this coming spring.  The handsome young man in the picture is my youngest brother.  Go Giants-and they won too.
Nina

Friday, August 22, 2014

MOVING


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 Yes we are moving in September. We are going to help my husbands mother. She is 86 now and needs some assistance so she can live by herself as she wants to do. I packed for one week and then got an infection in my foot. 

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 I spent a week not able to do anything but soak my foot 5 times a day, take medication, and keep my foot elevated. It sure is hard to sit when you have all these boxes around and still needing to pack. Today was a different story. I was able to do a lot of packing.
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While on Pinterest I found a VERY neat way of packing. Using plastic wrap to wrap things with. Pinterest information used it on silverware holders. I took it to a whole new level. I wrapped containers that have lost their lid hooking ability over the years. Not only that, but once these items are stacked on top of each other they do not move. I thought that would be great for moving in a truck and a long distance. I have used the plastic wrap on containers with pens and pencils, my pattern weight holders, and a whole lot more.  No having to tape things that would be hard to get the tape off.  Also used it to wrap my vanity bench that lifts up to store things in.  I will use this to keep drawers in chest of drawers, etc.  So if you have to move give it a try.
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Here is the result of my afternoons work in my craft storage area. Everything is ready to move in this room. Tomorrow is more packing but at least I am making some head way. 
Nina

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BEATITUDES FOR FRIENDS OF THE AGED

I came across this beautiful writing the other day and thought I would share it.  As I get older this makes more and more sense to me and something for all of us to remember.
I plan to copy it and put it on my refrigerator.  Loving and Respecting the people that have made us who we are by giving to us their time and love over a life time.



My Mom 83 years old

My mother-in-love 86 years old

Beatitudes for Friends of the Aged
Blessed are they who understand

My faltering step and palsied hand.
Blessed are they who know that my ears today
Must strain to hear the things they say.
Blessed are they who seem to know
That my eyes are dim and wits are slow.
Blessed are they who look away
When coffee spilled at the table today.
Blessed are they with a cheery smile
Who stop to chat for a little while.
Blessed are they who never say
“You’ve told that story twice today.”
Blessed are they who know the ways
To bring back memories of yesterday.
Blessed are they who make it known
That I’m loved, respected, and not alone.
Blessed are they who know I’m at a loss
To find the strength to carry the cross.
Blessed are they who ease the way
On my journey Home in loving ways.


~ Author unknown

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

ROCK HOUNDING IN THE DESERT

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 Today we went out to look for petrified wood in the desert. Of course we live in the high desert so we are use to desert areas. I still find them fascinating.
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If you look right in the middle of the picture you can make out a green area down in a ravine. The ravine is the little Colorado river. It looked so pretty against the background of the reddish rocks and earth.
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We are headed back to the road and it is along a ravine where the Little Colorado River flows. We are traveling along the edges of it. We are not on any road, we are using a 4X4 to travel to areas where petrified wood is found.
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 This is a closer look at the ravine. It is deeper than it looks. My honey jokingly told me I should go out on one of the boulders closer to the edge to take a picture. Of course he was teasing as I have problems with heights. So this is as close as I can get to take a picture. The rocks were unique looking, or at least I thought so. It was a fun trip. I did not do much rock hounding as it turned really windy. My allergies this time of year and the wind do not go together. So my dog and I sat in the car for most of the time. I enjoyed looking at the sky, clouds and the scenery.


Thursday, March 27, 2014

MY 64TH BIRTHDAY



Started my day opening a package sent to me by my oldest daughter in California.
I just love all the spring colors in this wrapping paper. Wouldn't a kitchen in these colors be fun.


I get to start my exercise program for controlling diabetes and being ready to do some hiking to collect rocks this summer while camping.

Got these flowers via Facebooks from my son. Also will have a lunch together this week-end. Lots of happy birthday's from family and friends also on Facebooks. I received phone call from my sister and mother in California and will most likely get more tonight. My present from my honey did not come via the mail on time, like it was suppose too. That means I can celebrate an extra day right. All in all a good birthday.