Tuesday, December 23, 2008


SO LITTLE TIME AND SO MANY THINGS TO DO!!!! However I can't forget to wish you all a Merry Christmas. I started blogging about a year ago and I am amazed at the number of people who have stepped forward to welcome me in this community. I wasn't sure if I'd have time to stop by again before the holiday so hope it's a good one for all.

Would you believe this is a snow bank.Sarah and I did a little last minute shopping and found this in the parking lot. I guess it's going to be a white Christmas after all. I know the snow looks a little yellow.

You should see the size of the dogs around here.............said the hobbit

Saturday, December 20, 2008

All kinds of weather

Well today was the big party. However before we could get started we had to do a bit of clean-up.Jiggsy took his trusty shovel and did the deed like a true gentleman.I stood on the porch with promises of hot chocolate cinnamon raisin toast with applesauce. It did the trick because I never had to pick up the shovel. More snow scheduled for tomorrow. I'd better stock up on supplies.

I did want to show you our lovely ice storm we all had to put up with lat week.Little house on the prairie had nothing on New Englanders last week. We were without power for 6 days and some people in our area have just completed day 9. We had very little snow with that storm.It was a freezing rain that happened so quickly that branches and whole trees just snapped off.
Of course there were magical moments too. When I saw this fall kale weighed down with ice. I was reminded of the sugarplum fairy from the Nutcracker. Don't you think it looks as though it's dancing?

This is normally the path to the bird feeders.As you see, it was scattered with branches.Doesn't look like a big deal but when they start to fall on power lines the problem is monstrous.
Some of my neighbors hunkered down with extra blankets and managed to stay in there homes through out the ordeal. Jiggsy and I were able to stay in the loft apartment where I work. We are truly grateful for having such good friends. All though we constantly returned home to make sure the pipes didn't freeze, with temps as low as 6 degrees staying home was not in the cards for us. But that's old news. I'm trying to catch up on things I should have posted about so I might be here there and everywhere for awhile. Hope you can follow my drift...............................said the hobbit

Friday, December 19, 2008

Family gathering

Well tomorrow should be a big day.My husbands' family has their annual Christmas party. Usually I am unable to attend but, this year things worked out for me to finally join in the fun. By Sunday I should have pictures of the family to show. All on their best behavior for certain. In the meantime I thought I'd show you a gift from Christmas past. This is the platter we use for Mr Tom turkey. It was made by our son Thom. All the little drawings are places we lived starting with my home in Candia,N.H. followed by Manchester,Metarie La. Scarborough Me. Neptune Beach FlaFarmingtonN.H. and finally Gonic. I thought it was a great idea and maybe someone out there would enjoy making such a platter for someone they know. Well it's off to bed now so much to do before the big parrrrtie. I believe I'm suppose to be at the farmers market for 9am.Already the day is getting a little too short Oh and I musn't forget to pick up a prezzie for the scotch exchange.
Times a wasting I'd better get some rest goodnight all........said the hobbit

Almost quit

Hi everyone I gave some serious thought to giving up this blog,but after 2 months of struggling with technology and a few crazy events in my life, I decided I really enjoyed the trip this past year and want to do it again. Sooo...I guess you're stuck with me for one more year. Today is just a short visit to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and remind everyone to pass out those smiles to everyone you meet. For some it will be the only gift they receive and if you are lucky enough to get one don't be afraid to share it with someone else. I'll keep it short today but I did want to introduce you to Izzy This is great grand child # 1 and we are happy to have her I think you'll be hearing more about her. There is also a grandson Aaron but,no picture today. I need to upload and the weather here has made power a little iffy.More on that later I have so much to tell you. For now Merry Christmas to all and it's great to be back.............said the hobbit