Friday, January 27, 2017

Where did January Go?

I can't believe February is already knocking on the door! Time flies when you are having fun, right? I've had a busy month, but for the life of me, I can't tell you doing what! Other than normal day to day routines...I have scrapped some (not enough), watched TV (bingeing), listened to music (love my Echo), Ancestry research for a friend (so much fun), coloring (very soothing), printing my blog book (it's on it's way to me now), making my yearly calendar (so fun this year), creating some for Miriam (she sure is taking a long break), talking on phone a lot with my niece Amy (she loves to talk until my cell phone dies), scrapping still some more....and most importantly, loving on and being loved on by my fur babies. We so love snuggling together on the electric throw on the bed to watch TV! (especially in this crazy roller coaster weather)! I am so blessed that I am retired and do not HAVE to go out in it if I don't want to or mingle with the crowds and come home with a bug I've caught!! So many down with some virus or other allergy (Mountain Cedar has been astronomical this year)!
Monday the foundation guys were here to lift the corner of my house some more (gosh I hope they don't have to do this again, it messes up the ground and the inside of my house). I did all my grocery shopping on Tuesday. Yesterday my little 93 year old neighbor came home from the hospital and I am checking on her quite often today! I made a huge pot of Cowboy stew yesterday (that gets better each time it is warmed up) and a big pan of cornbread so I am set as far as cooking goes.The laundry is done, the floors are swept and mopped, I checked my to do list before I got my shower...all done so I have the weekend to do nothing of importance, but watch the ProBowl game! YAY!!
Here are the few pages I have done (these are for my next blog book...LOL)!
This is a QP from Mirella at LTH designs with Amy's 2 sweet girls, Annabeth and Eliza enjoying a day outside in the sunshine.
Maggie's young ones playing in the mud after a rainstorm....they sure had fun. Used a Template from Kimeric Kreations for this one.  Love Wayne splashing the water!!
I've got several more I am working on, but this is all for now.  If you want some Valentine's Check out Miriam's Scraps for some that I will be offering...this is the first cluster frame and QP!

That is all for now, check back later! In the meantime, y'all have a fantastic weekend making lots and lots of memories to share! Hugs, Mat


  1. I can't wait to see a photo of your blog book. Of course it will be awesome. Which company do you use to have your books printed?

    Pogo went for his annual check up and "healthy travel papers" today. His doctor was amazed at how young he looks and how healthy he is. What a great feeling!

    I have to agree with you about retirement affording us more time to spend with our fur babies, and to do whatever we want.

    Right now, it's time for me to head to the kitchen and rustle up some supper. It's hard to make doggie food look and taste yummy, but I'll hang in there till I get it right. haha.

    You have a super week, hugs, Edna B.

  2. Retirement has some good things, like not having to go out on specific times always.
    Don't linger too long because i seem to have a virus on my computer, caught by my scanner, but scanner not being able to deal with it, to put it "safe"?? Don;t know what to do. We'll see where it ends.

  3. Boa tarde, querida amiga Mat!
    Estou impressionada com sua energia, você tem tantos afazeres e tantas distrações!
    Eu também estou aposentada e cuido da casa, do meu marido, das minhas poodles e, às vezes, da minha bisneta.
    Estou, igualmente, espantada com a rapidez com que janeiro transcorreu! Já estamos em fevereiro!
    Querida amiga, um dia muito feliz e alegre para você!
    Abraços, Neli.

  4. translated by Google.....
    Good afternoon, dear friend Mat!
    I'm impressed by your energy, you have so many things to do and so many distractions!
    I am also retired and take care of the house, my husband, my poodles and, sometimes, my great-granddaughter.
    I am equally astonished at how quickly January passed! It's February already!
    Dear friend, a very happy and joyful day for you!
    Hugs, Neli.