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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Day 29, January 29, 2013

My baby,
just so cute!!!
 
It's is official, Cath is a Mah Jongg player and
 has her own Mah Jongg set!
  She is a great addition to our weekly game.
  Cath has caught on so well and won many times.



Day 28, January 28, 2013

Wow, went to the PO Box
and look what I had waiting for me!

In the beginning of the year, many people
on Facebook put out a "Pay it Forward"
challenge.  Sign-up under someone and
then put the offer out on your page to the first 
five people, who will then pay it forward too.
I signed up under Lindsay Ostrom, I shopped
at her shop, "Paper Rabbit" in Montrose, CA.
She has long since sold the shop and moved
to Northern California.  We re-connected on
FB.  So this is my surprise from Lindsay!
I feel very lucky to have received such
a beautiful gift.  She asked me for a favorite
quote and this is what she made for me!
I will always cherish it, thank you Lindsay!

"Why fit in when you were
born to stand out"  Dr. Suess
 
My five include, Treba, Brenda, Betsy,
Christy and Michelle.  Looking
forward to surprising them...

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Day 27, January 27, 2013

When it is cold outside,
quilters get sewing...
 
I had the blocks completed,
but had not put them together.
Now, they need a few borders.
Getting closer to being finished!


Day 26, January 26, 2013

Love waking up after it has
snowed.  This was just a very light
dusting, but still very pretty.
 
Had a few errands to run.
Stopped near the library and snapped
a few photos of the river that
 runs through Westport.
Yes, that is ice.  Has not been
over freezing in eight days...



A bit bored, without much to do,
so stopped by the beach.  Two guys
out flying kites on a cold Saturday
afternoon.  The beautiful blue
skies save your sanity during
this cold, cold weather!
brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


A bit of snow on the beach,
this always seems so funny to me.

Got a last minute call from Michael, he askes
us to meet him at Plan B Burgers.
Eric's family is in town.
Great surprise and now, not bored!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Day 25, January 25, 2013

Al and I took a drive to Cabela's in
Hartford.  In November the shelves
and racks had been completely full,
now, almost empty.

 
A light dusting of snow and
Hank can't wait to be outside.
He stayed out for 40 minutes
in single digit weather,
running his figure-eights
and playing with his toys!

Day 24, January 24, 2013

Involved with a "swap."
Exchanging half square triangles
with a group of 16  quilters.
Need 320 two inch squares,
using this great paper pattern.
All sewn, now just need to cut...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Day 23, January 23, 2013

Won this book at Weight Watchers!
Now, will have to make a recipe from the book.

Day 22, January 22, 2013

Ready for Mah Jongg.
 
Sharon's Bird House Quilt.
Ready for the Bird House Auction.
Her second quilt!
 
When visiting Sharon, you almost
always get to see this family of deer.

Day 21, January 21, 2013

It is soup time...
Broccoli Soup.
 
Vegetable Soup
 
Finished!
 
Prepared for a week
of good, healthy eating!!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Day 20, January 20, 2013

Great movie, intense!
Everyone should see
Zero Dark Thirty!

Day 19, January 19, 2013

The day started with a trip
to the range for David.
 
Then off to the XL Center
in Hartford
to support Donate Life CT,
with Al, David and Carol.
UCONN vs Syracuse
Women's Basketball
 
The Yale New Haven Hospital and
Hartford Hospital Transplant Surgeons.
(Dr. Emre holding the basket ball)
  
 
 
 
 
The surgeons
welcoming the other team,
Transplant patients and donors!
 
The half time show!
 
The game we really came to see!!!
 
 
The after party at
Russian Lady
with
Donate Life CT

Friday, January 18, 2013

Day 18, January 18, 2013

Al and I driving along I-95
and see this truck with our name.
Too bad it isn't ours.
 
Went to the PO Box and there was
a present from Miss Anna Marie.
She wrote "saw these and thought
of you."  Perfect surprise!
Thank you Anna Marie!
We "wuff" you.

Day 17, January 17, 2013

My "Project Life" kit arrived!!!
I am scraping my 2011 Blog.
This is simple, easy and fast!!!
 
Here are my 2011 pictures.
Organized them in 3 hours.
Now the fun will begin...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Day 16, January 16, 2013

Woke up to snow.
Hank's first paw prints of the morning.
 
Hank loves the snow!
First thing he does is sniff around,
stick his face in the snow and pull out
his toys and bones.
Actually, it is amazing how fast
he finds them all.
 
Here he is with his head in the snow.
 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Day 15, Juanary 15, 2013

One of my new favorite things.
The Weight Watchers Points Plus
calculator, makes my life easier.
Tomorrow is the end of Week 2.
So far, so good!

Day 14, January 14, 2013

Neighbors and Newcomers of Westport
 Night Canasta at Drea's.
Jo, Peggy, Drea, Lucy, Lisa, Angela