London Trip

My daughter has been reporting in from London each day to let me know what she is up to after work.

Today was a trip to Harrods to see the store and sights and to buy some meat pies .

She's also been to the Tower, is enjoying London and really likes her new company.

She avoided a bad case of jet lag by traveling overnight and sleeping the entire way.
 The trip was to meet her boss and she will be home by the end of the week.
She will be traveling to Oslo, Norway for the job in a few months as well.

The Watchman

"Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains." William Penn

Happy Weekend

The bay, crystal clear on a cold winter day

Happy weekend!  Hope you have a lovely one.

My daughter will arrive in England on Sunday for a week on business. Her boss' office is in London.
It has been a rough week for her as Daisy was one of the kids as far as she was concerned. (see previous post)
Today is the first day without some sleety rain or light snow but, not much sunshine.

Sandy, the superstorm, threw a load of broken barrier rocks onto the beach here.  
Time to clean them up!

Rest in Peace Daisy

“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this?
In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind. "Every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the creatures of the field are mine."
Job 12
Rest in Peace gentle little soul.

May 10, 2007 - December 9, 2014

She kissed my hand when we said goodbye this evening.
Her 'mom' and 'dad' and 'sisters'  thank you for your kind prayers on Daisy's behalf.

Winter Snow!

  Winter!      Our first little snowfall of the year.
I love how the shoreline reflects in the dark water below. This photo is taken from my yard.
You can see the little flakes twinkling in the light.

The new signature is a gift from Judy.
I am an elf in a box!  I really like my Mr. Spock elf ears.
Thank you Judy!

Quiet Rainy Day

This week went by so quickly, didn't it?
Things fly by if we don't take care and notice the little things.  We need to hang onto them carefully.

 It is quiet and rainy outside today.

Have yourself a lovely day tomorrow.

Tuesday Meme and a Chat

We've had a busy time around here.
 My daughter had a birthday and the Famous Anonymous Kid had her's on Monday.
Garfield says "Hi"
 November and December are busy birthday months for our family.

 The weather here has been frosty and sleety/rainy and that lays me low.
My spine is growing bone and will be for a long time yet.
It is 18 months since my surgery and I am still healing.   It takes years actually, as bones must grow around the metal rods etc.  They actually ground up some of my own vertebrae, mix them with a medium and plaster it around the metal to grow.
I had extensive surgery from the tail bone up to the middle of my back.
While they can fix the collapse of the spinal bones  they cannot fix the arthritis that resulted from an injury and caused the collapse of the vertebrae.
For the arthritis I need a good attitude and my orthopedic surgeon recommends I use osteo biflex which helps tremendously.
"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones." Prov. 16

Bad weather and changing atmospheric pressure cause discomfort and make me feel bad all over sometimes, so please pardon my absence.  It just can be hard to sit for long enough to post.

I am still working on the blog's winter theme.  Slowly but surely I hope to get it done soon.

I am joining in Toni's meme this week.

#27 Holiday Favorites

1.   Favorite Holiday?:
      Fourth of July   

2.   Favorite Holiday Character?:
      Uncle Sam..4th of July

3.   Favorite Holiday Dish?:
      Potato salad and my homemade stuffing

4.   Favorite Holiday Weather?:

Our National Hymn

Did you know that the USA has an official national hymn?
We do.
 It was sung in schools throughout the United States as part of daily opening services which included the pledge of allegiance, the national anthem etc., prayer and the reading of the psalms.
Those were the days of America's greatness.  When milk and honey flowed through the streets.  Actually there were photos from those days of actual milk being so plentiful that it had to be released in the gutters!
 And that was after feeding most of the rest of the world with it.
Corn and wheat was so plentiful it overflowed the silos and stood many feet deep in the surrounding fields.  Even after sending wheat to so many other nations we had more than we could hold!

Our blessings came because we remembered our Creator as a nation.

 Here are the lyrics and a rendition of our national hymn   by  the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

" God of our fathers, whose almighty hand
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band
"thy word our law"
Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies
Our grateful songs before Thy throne arise.

Thy love divine hath led us in the past,
In this free land by Thee our lot is cast,
Be Thou our Ruler, Guardian, Guide and Stay,
Thy Word our law, Thy paths our chosen way.

From war’s alarms, from deadly pestilence,
Be Thy strong arm our ever sure defense;
Thy true religion in our hearts increase,
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.

Refresh Thy people on their toilsome way,
Lead us from night to never ending day;
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine,
And glory, laud, and praise be ever Thine."


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 I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!