Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year in South Carolina 2015

Happy New Year 2015!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas and New Years Pokeberry 2014~15

My Oldest & Youngest (so far) Grand children.

December 28 Year Ending thoughts...
A Gray Morning on Fishing Creek

I notice I have become so rare at posting here that it has currently been a month that has lapsed!  I think that is one of those thoughts I have for my 2015 New Years ''we shall see" Resolutions. I have multiple 'we shall see's' here is one: 
2015--Do more with my blog & my shop facebook page....we shall see..

New topic--above you can see Ruby & Lucy opening gifts, and JT sporting new PJs. We were able to do a nice Skype session with some members of  4 generations on Christmas Day. A bit of worry  over late packages in the mail, but all was well.

Ruby hopped up and down when I told her she was on my TV via skype & roku (please do not ask me how to do that! I have no idea and it took even my genius hubby a while to figure it out).  

Anyhow back to Ruby--This  is memorable -- her hopping up and down in her pjs on Christmas morning, with a new toy and a gap where baby teeth have gone out, shouting with glee--
"I'm on tv! I'm on TV, I'm on TV!"

 She has always wanted her own TV show and I think she feels that is her life calling.  

 JT --who cannot remember us at this time; was  eager to join in this new adventure and  say "Thank You"  & "Love You".  Melted my Granny~ heart!

Seeing Lucy in Mommy's lap trying to loose her chubby little self  to turn toward the excitement was another memory for me! 

Today is Dec. 28, the birthday of my youngest child, only daughter. Remembering her birth--I can recall she was not happy with the whole idea of being born. LOL, and she showed it in her first photo.  We were so over the top happy to have our 4th  child be a girl after 3 boys, our hearts are always hers-and theirs- of course. This year her family has been spending Christmas at their in laws. We had a small celebration here with them, before we went down to Florida to the great grandparents. 

"Sunday, Sunday, Sunday" -- It is a football day and the Packers are serious business in my family.  I love my family-- really really. But they are so LOUD!!
I'm not a loud person. Someone has to be the angsty introvert in my generation so I am it. I even managed to have crowd noise be a seizure trigger LOL. These days its been a while since we had a truly noisy Sunday, Hubby stopped paying for Directv so we get a hodge podge of computer coverage that 'maybe' will work on Roku. He ends up watching sometimes alone with headphones on.

But then for this Holiday Season there was LAMBEAU SOUTH! 

I lent Hubby my Packer hat when he took his Dad to see the Tampa Game down in Florida. He enjoyed the comments he got on the baseball cap in a venue where the Snow bird Packer fans filled up the Tampa stands. 

I got my hat down in Florida on an earlier visit and it is Packer Gold with Green with lettering that states "Lambeau South"  and  a Florida map.  

                          Winning made it all even better.  
Go Pack!

Mom in law and I enjoyed a dinner theater instead. 
We saw a fantastic musical version of A Christmas Carole at The Royal Palm . The food was also amazing. Mom in Law was excited to see the old fashioned  fudge for dipping. We were both sick with head & chest colds, mine took me to Urgent Care--after our trip--duh.

Finally this season I was really blessed to get pix via facebook of my old friends who were able to go to Israel and spend Christmas where it all happened visiting their son & his family that live there as missionaries.  That was awesome! 

Well this will do today it has been wonderful but I am still sick and so it is slow going here. Time to get fresh coffee and just sit awhile; I am on my way to recovery from the latest germ invasion visited upon me by my SC grandkids.
'If' I do not post again this year I hope you have a  Good Pokeberry New Year, and that it will start with a Green Bay Packer Super Bowl,  ... we shall see...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Good Morning from Fishing Creek Cold Spell Musings November 2014

November  on Fishing Creek. Well I brought out these old gals from my wooden people stash. They're all bundled up. If they lived in the north right now they sure would need that. Here in South Carolina we are still blessed with nice days although Friday I hear tell (yes I did say 'hear tell' again) it will be quite chilly with a low of 29 degrees, probably as we sleep.

Yesterday was a fantastic weather day. I did some leaf blowing-- the maples near my driveway are in full color and so is the drive way--which makes it hard to drive-- so I did just that part of the yard. I am the 'designated leaf blower' here. I enjoy doing it. I have been making our front lawn smaller by making  islands of leaf piles under and between the trees. It seems like a smart move to me. I can in no way mow the whole yard by myself--I generally have trouble even yanking that rope to start the mower. My plan is that when the leaves break down I will plant perennials and bulbs there.  Perennial herbs are especially on my mind. Hubby will have less mowing and I will have more planting beds in the shade. I ignore all plantings in the sun when summer comes, just don't even want to know about them.

I talk a good game I think.  I've botched up my garden plans every year it seems. The problem is I have issues with stairs and shovels and bending over. I also have a huge issue with weather. South Carolina in summer can be brutal.  Nothing wrong with dreaming though and planning and ya never know-- it could happen--right? I actually do have a pretty yard--even when I don't get there to tend it perfectly. Its all good.

Well we do have another bright white sunrise here today--same as yesterday-- everything is white. water and sky. Not from snow! We just have some thick mist on the water that is hiding the distant shores. I hope we have another nice day like yesterday. I'm not sure what I'll be doing--might be over at our other house with Hubby cleaning stuff up and thinking how he will be using it. I want to get at the root cellar pantry!  Mine, mine mine!  He is planning to make it an office since he is transitioning to working from home full time instead of trekking up to North Carolina every week to live in a camper during the work week. Currently he is here two or three days a week working and there the rest of the week. Since the house on Pokeberry Hill is all paid for, rather than sell it right now we will just hang on to it a while in these uncertain times and consider what to do with it as need arises.

My dawg pack is doing well. Mojo requires a lot of  petting these days, and is very good at acquiring what he wants. Yesterday he and Paco wanted to come in and he rang my doorbell! I thought there was company. We have door bells on two doors but they are almost never used. Crazy Dawg! I will admit though I like that better than scratching the screen door or sitting there barking like a fool.

Well that about raps things up for this November morning on Fishing Creek! God Bless, hope y'all don't freeze up there!  Keep blankets, cardboard and a shovel in your car--I still do that--old Wisconsin and Fargo ND habits. I use that shovel sometimes for spontaneous roadside plant digging. I am however finally donating my 'Fargo Coat' this year. Hopefully it finds a good home.

Have a Pokeberry Day!