Saturday, November 13, 2010

Saturday, mid-November 2010

Conversations are good.  I certainly missed my written ones when my computer was causing trouble for so long.

I really enjoyed the weather here and staying at home and out of the rain this Saturday!  I got some sewing and mending done as well as that ever present laundry.  We had lovely 60 degree weather all week and now we are heading into winter.  I've been following a storm that's dropping snow all over Minnesota, Wisconsin and other deserving states.  I think it is heading our way by the end of the week from what the weather predictors have said.  Ah, is November.

Today we had a slow steady rain, and with it came a wind that gently tumbled most of the remaining leaves off many of the trees around here.  I still have a a tree that has way too many leaves on it and after cleaning up a pile of the fallen ones yesterday my poor husband felt almost defeated by the growing piles that have taken their place on our lawn and by the back door.  The dogs remained indoors since their run has only one dog house and they crowd in it in the rainy weather...not much room for either of them especially now since we piled in the straw-filled burlap sacks just a few days ago in preparation for the winter months.

I have to share how much I'm enjoying playing with my new techie toys these days.  I also love the calendar on my Touch since it has an alarm on it to remind me of important events.  That's for the terribly forgetful person in our household - ah, that would be me!  I hope this new handheld will keep me on track since my Palm was dying and I kept losing power after only 4 hours.  (When you do that you lose ALL the info, and that can be a yucky experience!)

Life continues to be good for us here in West Michigan. I  enjoyed two of the grandkids all day yesterday.  One granddaughter shopped with me during the day which made for a fun time, and my oldest was here for 5 hours from the afternoon and on into the evening.  We got to plan for our coming trip in the Spring of 2011.  I'll share more about that in future posts, we're certainly excited about!  :-)


  1. Hi!

    Thanks for stopping by the Over 40 Bloggers I added your blog to the list!!

    Thanks for joining the party!

    Be sure to come by on Sunday for the Meet Me On Monday Blog Hop!

    Have a great day!!


  2. Thank you for stopping by to say hello.
    My gall bladder is gone and I am finally home...1 week in the hospital which I thought was strange for these times but I am happy to be home and on the mend. I am trying to be patient...
    Have a great week; I hope to join in next weekend!

  3. Java,
    Thanks for coming by!

    Glad you're done with the surgery, and that you're home! But a week in the hospital! What went wrong?

  4. I love the way you balance life's simple pleasures and keeping up with technology.

  5. Technology can be fun, especially when we use it as a tool (as opposed to a toy). My next great leap is to get a smarter phone.

  6. I'm reading this blog a week after you posted it. I got so far behind in reading blog posts, after photographing our neighbor's daughter's wedding. It took a long time for me to go through, edit and upload the wedding pictures!

    You wrote of rain. On Nov. 13th it was beautiful here. That's the day Bob and I drove to Benezette, PA and saw the elk. You were following a storm that was dropping snow west of you. Did you end up getting snow?

    I could have used an alarm today to remind me of my hair appointment. For the first time that I can remember I was late for an appointment. I remembered that I had a hair appointment 15 minutes after the time scheduled for the appointment. Thankfully, my beautician was able to still color and cut my hair!

    Where are you planning to go in the Spring of 2011?

  7. The grands make it all worthwhile. So happy that life is good for you. Best wishes on your upcoming trip.

  8. hello I am following you from Over 40 Bloggers love your blog

  9. I'm a week late, and I'm sure most of those remaining leaves are gone by now. Here in NY, our Norwegian maple still has a few stubborn ones holding on, but Time is not on their side and they too will fall. No grandchildren yet, but my daughter is home now, returned from college, and I'm looking forward to her company this holiday week. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

  10. Bax,

    I am thankful for things that WORK! :-)

    I will write about my new adventure in a couple of days! I'm running behind since getting the new computer, but I'm getting caught up thanks to this grand machine.

  11. We have rain here for this week as well. I do love staying indoors and just think about what is important. Or maybe read a book. Great post :)

  12. Our grandkids are the best, and I love having them around. I think I'm really lucky that they are all around here, too!

    Hi! And welcome!

    Nothing profound,
    Here the leaves are finally gone and the cold weather has sunk in to all our lives. No snow yet, but I'm sure with temps in the 20s that we will have some of the white stuff. Hope your weekend with your daughter was great too!

    Hey Bax! Though I love gardening, I like being indoors and reading, writing, or contemplating more like you. I'm knee deep in a mystery set in the twelfth century at present, and of course loving it!