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March 18, 2015

Bows for the girls

My youngest is interested in hair bows.  She wanted me to make her a new bow.  I had about 20 minutes before the bus came so here is what I came up with.

It started with this one yesterday went the girls had to have a green bow for St. Patrick's Day.  This one for one girl.

And this one for the other.  I was trying to make it look like a four leaf clover.  However I have one to many leafs.  Oh well.

Now I am off to the store the youngest wants a few more bows.  Michael's always has ribbon on sale.  

March 12, 2015

What can I do! Recovering from Surgery is boring

I had two surgeries two week ago.  I am happy that they were successful. However, it is the hardest thing to sit or lay around.  I feel good now, but I am restricted to light activity for four weeks.  That even means restricted from most house work.  I can not even carry the laundry baskets or vacuum or mop the floors.

Yes my family is helping me out, but I am going crazy because when they are all at work and school I just sit around looking at all the things that need to be done.  Yet I have to wait till someone comes home.

I have watched enough TV to last a life time.  I have read some books, surfed the web and napped.  Is that all you can do to recover from surgery, probably not.  If I do the things I want to do my husband with threaten to take more time off.  He needs to be a work.

So the bordem will continue for the next two weeks... Does anyone have suggestions.  I would welcome anything to keep me from going stir crazy.

February 16, 2015

Wild life out my back window

Sunday Morning outside my window I spotted this cute little lady.  The temperature was frigid.  We were at 20 degrees below zero.  

My new camera is so cool.  The deer was at least 40 feet from me.  The detail of the deer looking in my direction is awesome.  I love my new Nikon camera.
 I hope she returns again.  I also hope she is warm, it is so so so cold out side.  Love those NY winters.

Keeping It Simple

January 28, 2015

Scrabble Valentine Canvas art

During the Blizzard of 2015 that did not happen where I live, I like in NY 50 miles from the city. I need a project for my girls to help me with.  So I went to Micheal's, before the storm, and got two 12 x 12 canvas and these two decorative wood hearts.  Then I had them paint the canvas's.  They love to paint.  After they were dry I glued the hearts and the scrabble tiles.  So super easy and up on the wall they went.

They are always asking to do projects with mom.

They turned out so super cute and so easy to do.

Happy Valentines Day early!

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January 26, 2015

Birds foraging in the winter

Today I am watching "Beautiful" foraging birds out my window.  I don't know what they are called but it is sure fun to watch.  ***Update!!  They are called Eastern Blue birds. With my new camera I am getting great shots.  They are preparing for the 12 - 24 inch blizzard we are supposed to get tonight and tomorrow in the Hudson Valley of New York.




This one seems to be watching me.  He is saying crazy human you are not storing food for the impending blizzard that is coming tomorrow.

I could do this all day from my living room window.  Well I would like to go outside and get more but it is cold and wet.

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January 9, 2015

Snow days

My kids had the first snow day of the year.  

They could not wait to go out.

Big brother is always good for a snow ball fight.

The most important thing to do in the snow is to make a snow angel
They are so pretty.

January 2, 2015

New Years Resolutions

Welcome 2015!  I have a few things I would like to do or change this year.  I would like to get my Diabetes under control.  It is not bad right now but I still have a lot of pounds to shed and I need to avoid the sugars and bread.  This is easier said than done.  So for my first goal this year I am going to find health alternatives to cut the sugar and bread cravings.  And second because I know diet alone will not shed the pounds I will implement a work out time three times a week.  After I have established a good route I will extend that to five times a week.
Ok! I have written these down in hopes that I will succeed.  I will have to rely on prayers and will power.  Wish me luck.