Tuesday, December 31, 2013


 And I wish all my great readers and friends a great big happy year for 2014!!!!

and Guess what else!!!!!
We have 365 days to get ready for Christmas of 2014----
are you working on it--it will get here fast---again!!!!!

Best Wishes--
and keep warm--
some of us are going to be very  cold the  rest of this week!!
LOve to all--Di and Miss Gracie

Sunday, December 29, 2013


Hey--Mom--what am I suppose to do with these????
I think there is something moving--
wonder what it is????
You said to get a bit closer???
Is this better???
Maybe another angle will help, Mom????
I really think I can see 'something' under there????
Oh yes--there is something moving --
so now what????
you want me to do what???
OK--I will try to catch it!!!
It won't bite me will it???????????
I am not sure about this--
I think that mouse is going too fast--
can you slow it down a bit, Mom!!!!!!!!!

Hugs, di and miss gracie

Saturday, December 28, 2013


I do believe that Christmas this year was a delightful one--
one with many neat gifts from friends--

Do you see here that I got a new car????
and it can go 200 miles per hour????
Thanks Alice!!

and more items of 'sweets' and cat toys!!!
from Alice!!

And Sunny sent me a stocking filled with gifts and treats for me and miss gracie!!
I love the stocking--and I don't believe I have had a stocking since I was 18--
at least not one that I did not make myself--
thanks Sunny for all the goodies--
and this--
this will stay up for awhile--I just love it--
hand made by Sunny!! love it.

another gift from a friend here at the Jefferson!!!
the gingerbread is the front of a tote bag--
how cute!!!

I really did have a great Christmas this year--
and I do hope everyone else did, too!!!

Are we all working on our 'word' for next year????????
and what about our 'bucket list' for next year?????????
hugs, di and a more spoiled than ever--Miss gracie

Saturday, December 21, 2013


I have my stocking hung--
and it is filled--
thanks to a package in the mail from a blog friend--
I have lots of gifts to unwrap--again thanks to the mail and a blog friend--
Is it Christmas yetttttttttttttt???????????????
Hugs, di and miss gracie

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Here is a parade of photos that I have taken --
they say surprises can come in any size package--
well--I will share with you '2' of them--
it was not what was in the boxes that surprised me--
it was the size of box these orders came in--
this big box--held this one small box of tea!!!
and this bigggg box held this one small bar of soap!!!!?????

Here is a snow picture--this is just outside our Community room window--
so you see we did get us some white stuff--
but it will not last to Christmas--Thursday it will be warm enough to start melting off!!!!

This is a door to the apartment of one of my neighbors--
it is different--
and this is on the door across the hall from me--
double check out what the white plate says!!!!!

How is all your Christmas plans coming--???
anyone behind, yet????
hugs, di and miss gracie

Saturday, December 14, 2013


here and it is adding up--
but will it stay for Christmas-?????
and it is actually snowing during  the day--
last few years it has been during the night!!!

And I want to let you see--
that I plan on doing some kind of work on Christmas this afternoon--
Ohhh--it already is afternoon--well--then soon I will work on making some Christmas cards!!!

and here is my 'decorating' sooooo far!!!
I have another string of lights for this little green tree and some brown string lights for the
tree branch--then I just might get the drawer of little ornaments down and ????

Here is self-gifty--
I have no idea why I decided I had to have this snowman--but he cheers me up every time I look at him--also got the 3 teacup items--but they are actually larger than I thought they would be!!!
and is this snowman a bit different--he is sitting in a black hat--love him!!!!
and I feel in love with this box with the cardinals on it at Joanns one day--
here is the front side--and do you see the word on the left corner--hummmm?????

Don't forget to take a few minutes on the busy week end to sit and just sip a cup of tea, coffee, hot cocoa--something and be thankful for something!!!
hugs, di and miss gracie

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


is December 12th--
And today we get to choose from many different colors--
Blues and purples--
mixes of colors--

This color is still my very favorite!!!

And now they are trying to say that Poinsettia's are not toxic to kids or pets--
but I don't believe that one!!!!
They do say that the moist soil often harbors mold--but that is with all potted plants!!!!

Care advice--
don't overwater--and toss the colorful greenery when the petals start to wilt!!

So go out and buy a Poinsettia and take it to someone to enjoy for holidays that maybe can't get out!!!
Hugs, di and miss gracie

Monday, December 9, 2013


I am a bit late,
but today is National Pastry Day--
and I would love to have one of these--right now!!!
with a cup of tea--

But as tomorrow is the day the post office likes us to have us mail our packages by--
and that 'jolly' man in the red suit--
is behind--
I guess I need to get busy and help him--
I only have one problem--
I can't find a couple addresses--again!!!!
I think Miss Gracie eats the addresses for lunch!!!!

Hugs, di and miss gracie

Friday, December 6, 2013


Today is Mitten Tree Day--
So if you are out shopping--grab a couple pairs of mittens and give them to someone else!!
or maybe your Church or School is doing a mitten tree-
and you can put some on one of them--
they also look nice on your own tree--
then you have a quick gift when that 'one' extra' person shows up for the holidays!!!!
Have some fun with this--then tell me what you did!!

hugs, di and miss gracie

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Think -- Stocking stuffers--
I think the very best part of Christmas is getting the stockings filled with all kinds of little things--
and yes-I always got an orange in mine in the toe--and the other big candy item we always got was a box of the lifesaver candies!!!!  I miss getting stockings--I want to be a kid again!!!

But why should 'kids' and the young people have all the fun--
and we give our pets stockings for Christmas--
I am going to give you an idea here--
Why not get or make a stocking and fill it for some one special as a 'Secret Santa' project--
and as you are out shopping and about--keep your eyes open for small items that this person could use and would be great in a stocking--

and don't forget the orange and a penny for the toe!!!

Ahhhhh--I wonder if a penny means much today--maybe we should stick a $1 bill in the toe instead??????????

Let's have some fun with this--
hugs, di and miss gracie

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