A family portrait.........


Wednesday, April 16, 2014


 I woke up at 6am today.  The sun was rising and the moon was still high in the western sky.

 There was still a little snow on the ground and it was in the low 20s.  Too cold.

 Steph and the crew were here for part of the day.

 They played cards for awhile then went out to lunch.
 In spite of the crazy weather, the daffodils are starting to grow.
 I was relaxing in the kitchen with both dogs on my lap when the phone rang around 1:20.  One of the Wednesday bridge players did not show up and they needed someone asap.  I was still in my barn clothes and did not have time to change, but decided to go.
What would you bid Sally?
Home a little after 4 and did evening chores at 5:45.

 Got the girls tucked in by 6 so I could grab a shower and make a salad for our monthly dinner with Brenda, Al, Ron and Ann.

Tootsie Louise was waiting for us at the back door.
 Our hostess was sporting her new lips.

 Another excellent meal with good pals.

 Brenda brought out three of Al's carvings that were just in a big show.  All were gorgeous.
 Dessert was butterscotch pudding with bourbon and meringue.
Steph and Jen have all the kids tonight.  We are crashing.
Night all.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Are You Serious????

 As I am writing this, the temperature is 28 degrees!  It rained most of last night so it was a mess out at the barn this morning.  First we put the sheets on the girls, then hung 4 haynets in the indoor so they would not get soaked before we got their stalls cleaned.

 As it started to sleet we said what the heck and put them back in their stalls....

 Then the snow arrived and the temperature kept going down.

 Class at 10:30.  I put the heater on in the Studio at 7:30 hoping that it would be warm enough to meet out there.  Dianne and Doug H. arrived at 11 to grab some photos for the article Doug is writing.

 Steph and all the kids stopped in to say "hi" before going out to lunch.

My turn to cook tonight, so I spent the afternoon getting ready.
 Once the weather settled down I let the horses out, recleaned the stalls and set things up for the night.
 The kids were playing a card game called spit.  Ever hear of it.  Very FAST!

 Tucked the girls in around 6 and it was darn cold.

Jen brought a beautiful salad and a couple loaves of crusty bread.

 Scott joined us too.
 Daniela and Ariana are both readers....don't need to be entertained, that's for sure.

 It's so nice to have all the grandchildren together.
 We chowed, and had ice cream for dessert.
Now, I am going out by the fire to watch a movie....The Butler.
Night all.