Sunday, November 11, 2012

Goodbye my lovely tree ......


I received the Norfolk Island Pine in the above picture years ago. The bank purchased one for each employee's desk as decoration for Christmas. When I got it, it was less than a foot tall. I brought mine home, watered it once a week and moved it to bigger pots as it grew. I would take it out to the deck in the spring and bring it back inside in the fall.


When it became too large for the house, I would move it inside the garage for the winter. Hubby would complain every spring and fall when he had to haul the heavy tree and pot through the back door. Last year it was a real struggle getting it inside and it was almost too tall for the garage. I measured it this fall and it was close to 10 feet tall.

I knew it had outgrown our garage as well as the house. I hated to leave it outside and have the cold temperatures of winter kill it. I decided to put it on Freecycle and offer it for free to someone who had room to winter it inside. A kind lady in town came by the other day to pick it up. I will miss my tree and I wish it well.

Perhaps I'll purchase a small one this Christmas and start the process again.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

What the Kitties have been up to .....


Maggie May has been keeping me company while I'm on the computer. She loves to mess with the touch screen and make me fuss. After awhile that gets boring, so she settles in for a nice nap.


Mazie Grace has been spending much more time inside since the weather has gotten cooler. She gets her hunting done, then comes inside and settles in front of the TV for a long nap. She pushes those silly decorations Mom put up out of her way.


Little Mollie Ann loves to curl up on anything soft and take long naps. She's a sound sleeper and it's hard to wake her up once she's asleep. (She snores loudly too.)

As you can see, the kitties have not been very busy, in fact they have been quite lazy. They must take after me.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Sandy was kind to us ......


We were very lucky and had no damage from Hurricane Sandy. There was heavy rain to the east of us, snow to the west of us, and rain and wind to the north of us. We got two inches of rain over two days and had moderate winds that just blew leaves off the trees. My heart goes out to all those who lost property and electricity during the storm. I was prepared with fresh batteries in the lanterns and plenty of food that didn't require cooking, but our lights didn't even flicker. I'm truly lucky to live in a region that does not flood and seldom has snow. I will keep those less fortunate in my thoughts and will donate what I can to the Red Cross.

The kale in my garden square is growing and will be big enough to pick soon. I love kale, so I'm looking forward to a big pot of greens. The last several nights have been in the lower 40s and upper 30s. I don't like it when I have to keep my windows closed and bundle up to go outside. The kitties have been staying inside more since it has gotten cooler. They've decided they want to snuggle.

My phone has been ringing all day long with political calls. I will be so glad when the election is over!