Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Another Anniversary Is Upon Us

The years - too numerous to count!
For me, a dozen roses, a watch, and a $100 winning scratch lottery ticket! 
For Tom, a watch and his tickets were all losers!  :)
( not a pretty background but running out of clear spaces in this house! )

 I had the idea to get us each our own little 6" cake from our favorite and famous dairy & bakery, Wright's Dairy Farm! He likes marble and I like yellow. I chose different colors for the roses. Oh, so good!  :)
December 10, 1966
( Yup, we're old now! )
Picture was taken at the small reception at my home in the doorway of the little telephone cubbyhole before we headed out to spend the night in Providence. The next morning we starting driving to Belleville, IL where Tom was to start serving in the Army as an MP.  We were looking around for an apartment and I started crying because I didn't like the first town we were in, (what a great start) but in Belleville we found a 3rd floor furnished apartment in a beautiful Victorian where the owners rented apartments to mostly military families stationed out of Scott AFB. 
We lived there for 18 months and moved back to RI when his service time was over.


Monday, December 9, 2019

It's Looking Like Christmas

The coffee table is getting crowded!
Went to Scituate Nursery for the poinsettia and added angel figurines I used to sell in my art & gift shop.
Ordered snow globes for gifts and kept this one for a new decoration. 
~ Wreaths ~
Between Garage Doors
On the door of the attached room on the right side of the garage.
The front door is hidden by tall shrubs so we just keep a twig "all season" wreath on it.
Our poor shed - needs paint in the Spring but will hang a wreath on it
anyway - for tradition's sake. 
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Having FUN Getting Ready For Christmas

Had fun wrapping the past two days.
Still have to find boxes for shipping to friends far away. 
And then UPS arrived today with this!
Yup! A glockenspiel.
I put the stand together myself and this is the only place for it right now but may move it into another room. The keys "tinkle" when you strike them...I was surprised the sound sustains.  Having fun playing Christmas carols one note at a time!  :) (Oh yes, and some "Queen" songs, of course!) Closer to Christmas I'm going to sit with it outside at night and play carols to see if the neighbors will come out to see where the sound of bells is coming from!  (haha)


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The Second Round - First Snow

We got 4" more overnight with 2 hours of this stuff to go!  I was able to use the broom today to clear a path to the table to feed the birds & squirrels.
The sun will be out tomorrow or Thursday and will start melting this.  Too early for the 1st storm of the season.  Lots of work cleaning up and keeping up with the clearing so we can do what we have to do on the deck and to get the cars out so we can get to the road. 
From the front door - should have trimmed the shrubs in the fall, but this is always my favorite view after it snows.  :) 

Monday, December 2, 2019

First Snow

Oh well, winter has begun.
We got 4" overnight and have been plowed out already, but the snow is heavy and I could only shovel a path to the deck table for the bird seed and nuts for the "wild ones." 
What is falling now is freezing on contact and 3" more expected today before it's "outta" here!
Looks like we're losing our gypsy wagon to age and a takeover by wisteria!  The red overhang fell down. Now I have to decide whether to leave it as is for the animals and birds to use  for shelter or have it dismantled. Then I have to decide if I dismantle it if I want to keep the big metal wheels and undercarriage or get rid of the whole thing.  Decisions...decisions.



Sunday, December 1, 2019

Signs of the Season

 
This is what I did today!  This is just a dent in what I still have to wrap, but I love it! 
It's snowing this December 1st.
It will turn to sleet and rain and back to snow tomorrow before it ends Tuesday afternoon.  Joy!



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