That was Rosie's comment the other day while she was enjoying her work of redoing a mug display at the store. It is a matter of choice, where we work, and if we enjoy it or not. I finally chose, almost thirty years ago, to love the home I own and to own the home… Continue reading "This Is Why I Work Here"
I rearranged the refrigerator art this morning. Gwen handed me a new piece while she was here this week so it was a good time to update anyway. Jube's beaver and Havilah's big yellow duck stay. I'll add in more as it comes. We enjoy it. There are two Thankful magnets. Elv met me here… Continue reading Gratitude Upgrade
March came in with ordinary winter weather, then promptly turned lamb-like. It was too early for spring but we all lapped it up anyway, heedlessly enjoying the warmth and disappearing snow. I walked around the house as soon as the snow was gone to find that the tulips and lilies were pushing shoots. Maybe that… Continue reading Intermission Post
A bouquet of tulips in February definitely helps to ward off the typical blahs of mid-winter. I recommend this for every family's table. The benefits outweigh the expense easily. Choosing fresh flowers at our Hayward Wal-mart can take a minute. I think we must get the last of the supply up here and some of… Continue reading Winter Flowers
Amy and I flew out to Idaho to see the Skrivseth family for ourselves. We found them just as we expected, taking turns gathering around this famous bar. The favorite meeting place is located at the home of Sid and Ruth Skrivseth, my parents. Each day we ate mom's delicious meals here. Each day someone… Continue reading Idaho Visit And Oddments of Thought
Who knew that old, well-used furniture, curtains, fixtures, and our dilapidated house would become "in". What a bonanza. My ship came in without any effort whatsoever. Thanks Pinterest! I just have to laugh. While the denizens of all things popular in the world of homemaking are having a field day using markers on… Continue reading It’s Better To Laugh Than To Cry
I found this perky little wren up on Amy's desk yesterday. She said I could take his picture knowing full well he would come to live on this blog. His warm, brown aspect on a sunny, cold January day pleases me. I would frame a collection of drawings done by the talented folks in… Continue reading A House Wren And Roses In Winter
We spent Saturday evening and Sunday with Mom/Grandma Graber this past weekend. The roads were good and our student driver did a great job. He didn't appreciate how the traffic picked up after Eau Claire and soon handed the wheel over to his dad. His road test is coming up. Then we'll have completed all… Continue reading When I Am Ninety
Autumn in Wisconsin has been beautiful again this year. Warm days and plenty of color. The flowers and crops in the garden held on without a killing frost till the middle of October. Bouquets kept coming in for our table.So the girls and I spent some time enjoying the garden one afternoon. I went out… Continue reading Mid-October Garden
Yesterday, after a long day of working on apple sauce, we had a nice candle lit supper of taco soup and salad. At ten when the guys got home we enjoyed Amy's warm apple pie and ice cream by the crackling fire in the living room. Yes, it is officially fall now. Hurray! Let the… Continue reading Is It Fall Yet?