Rainbow Bridge – Mocha 2004-2016

mocha-obitWe had to say goodbye to our dear friend this morning.  Last month she had a large tumor removed from under her Left Front leg..and in that time another one showed up that was as big as my hand.. She went for surgery today to have it removed, and with the x-ray  they take before any surgery of this type, there were 8 more large ones and who knows how many more smaller ones..

Her quality of life plus longevity would be so bad with the treatments and medication that the decision to put her to sleep was made.    We will miss This gentle soul.. who loved to run and play in the park, begged for treats, and brought much joy to our lives.      Fare Well Mocha.   Run and play with Pepper  like you did when you lived here with us. (both passing in Dec)

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Baby It’s Cold Outside:

The sun came out and the temperature “out there” jumped up to 22 F.   Lots better than the 6 this morning.

The tree is up and decorated, Finally:

dscn8439Yes there is a bit of snow on the ground this year.. but it didn’t last very long.  I’m sure we’ll be getting more once it warms up a bit.. LOL.

dscn8443 dscn8449I just love the New Star topper that John picked out… it changes color, too.  And I added a new table top or “under the tree” ornament this year.. My snow men/women love it too!!

And Boomer is all set for the cold, too.

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Stay warm, stay safe and enjoy the Holiday Season…

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Dec 4th- first snow

It’s coming down and staying…

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Temps are hovering around 30F.  with a bit of wind.. Not bad for this time of year.

the heating pad is on!!

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2016-cards-4-xmasAnd I am putting together this years Christmas cards… Gotta get them done this week and in the mail… Time keeps flying by.

And I am sick so didn’t celebrate My B/D… sore throat, chills and achy.   My Cousin who shares the B/D week with me is also sick… we like to share!

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Decision time…

 

I’ve agonized long enough over the border for this quilt.
Time for a decision…….

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So I searched the internet til I found this serpentine border… but NO CORNER template to match it..border4illusion

So I drew my own corner template to match/compliment the side template..scan0001 It is really rough looking and I had to tweak it, but It looks GREAT with the sides and I have one of a kind quilted corner..

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Hopefully I’ll get the sides quilted this week and call this one Done!!   AND DONE!

 

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Day is done

There was over 60 kiddos with their parents out and about this Halloween.   We gave out a large storage tub/container of candy, plus 40 “toy” bags and 10 tiny peoples rubber toys for the infants in arms.

I mean dd#2 is very generous with “handfuls of candy”.    She did enjoy herself this year!!

 

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The animals were exhausted afterwards and took up residence in my room.  One in the chair, the other in the middle of my bed.    Yes indeed we got this day done with extra time to crochet.crochet-blue-doilly

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In My Head

doing-nothingThat is me this past week.    Had doctors appointments & procedures to endure this past week. Also afflicted with another inner ear infection.   Got meds for the ear and doing eye drops after a laser treatment in my right eye.   Am awaiting the results of the endoscopy biopsy.. I have Barrett’s syndrome from my GERD.  That has to be checked every year.     And the inner ear problem has me suffering from dizzy spells.   Can’t find my motion sickness pills… but am getting better.

So my son’s Christmas quilt is on hold.   (can’t show you since it is suppose to be a surprise)

The patriotic blocks got put in  a “to do” box. oct-d-board-patriotic

And the Serenity quilt is laying there waiting for the borders to be sewn on and serenity-illusion-charmsquilted.   Everything is cut out, tho.!!   I have to sew the borders on before I can start the quilting on them.. I was hoping to do the quilting before adding them to the main quilt, but the design won’t allow that.

And I have ordered the Christmas Card Die cuts for this year.   Yup, I have the cards all planned out and will get started making them this next month.

Have you ever gotten a magazine that is full of Recipes!!  Well I get  “living” and it is full of ideas and easy recipes for some unusual ways to prepare plain veggies and meats.    I get hungry just looking at the pictures.   So I did a menu for this  coming week.

Well did you notice all this stuff is done In My Head as I sit around getting over the Endoscopy and ear infection?   Yes, I am quite busy.    

 

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Getting ready for the Boo Night

It was a beautiful day to take a trip to Tanner’s Orchard.. 30+ miles north of Peoria…

Besides lovely pastries, salsa, syrup and apples, we bought some MUMs.  (flowers- for those who don’t know what MUMs are)

 

2016-tanners holloween2016mums red-mums yllomumsAnd they are the perfect touch to our out side decorations for this years Trick or Treat perpetrators.    Aren’t the colors this time of year vibrant!!

I did finish a small quilt this past week… the 6 inch Orphan blocks for charity this Christmas.  The quilt is laying on a twin size bed..dscn8366 dscn8367

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