Friday, January 25, 2019

Winter Found True Nor Cal . . .



Shasta reach out and touch her. 


Mt Lassen on the left, Broke Off Mountain to her right. 

                            First Christmas tree harvested with Granddaughter Emily


                                                Grandgirls Aubrey on left and Claire

                                        
                            These two girls Aubrey and Claire can split wood by hand!


                               
                                                Final resting place for their efforts. 



                         A bit late but trust everyone had a wonderfilled Christmas!

Forgive the lack of perfect balance. I am amazed this got done. Read your blogs often a slow start to beginning again this is. Last storm left me with 1392 gallons of water under the house. Life as a widow has been met with some interesting journeys. 



                                 


16 comments:

  1. Excellent update! I'm guessing those "interesting journeys" are more like wild roller coaster rides. One step at a time, eh? I love seeing your granddaughters - very capable young ladies!

    Today is day 147 for Violet and Jessie. Daytime kiddings would be nice!

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    1. Good guess Leigh😂 I will add “and from the last car in the train.” Just for that whiplash effect.

      My girls are amazing. They come by it naturally. While some young women their ages would worrying about breaking a nail they wear their slivers and bandaids as a badge of honor.

      I was thinking of you only this morning. Knew it was soon but not that soon! Hope the weather behaves for your girls.

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  2. So glad to see a post from you. I know we all look forward to more from you when you can. Must have been good having those two pretty gals around. Sending many hugs and much love your way.

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    1. Mama Pea you are so sweet!

      Good to have taken this first step. And yes my girls are beautiful inside and out. They are pretty tough also.

      Thanks for dropping in.

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  3. Good to see a post from you and glad you have the help! Phil/MN

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    1. Phil

      Trust you aren't frosty around the edges. All of my family is 5 hours plus south of me but they all showed up. Blessed I am.

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  4. What a blessing to have such wonderful girls in your life! Then, again, not a surprise, given that they are YOUR grandgirls. Given that winter seems to have us all in a stranglehold, your decorations are still timely. Courage and hope to you, dear, on your new journey. You are definitely up to it. xo

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    1. Susan
      You are so supportive. I appreciate your generous words. Being my grandgirls can be a curse or a blessing. I love all four of them to bits.

      How can I not press on with Blog friends such as yourself?

      Stay warm, safe and frost less! The eyebrows that is.

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  5. Happy to see your post. Take one day at a time.Your granddaughter's must be a great help to you. Love their smile.So much love and hugs to you !!XXOO

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    1. Thank you Lynne.

      Yes they are a great help and support. God has certainly given more than I imaged with my sweet family. You keep safe and warm . This is a season to bake if there was ever one , no?

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  6. So glad to see your granddaughters are there with you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

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    1. Thank you Mark. My sister is coming up soon and followed not too far by my daughter. So appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Keep yourself and your family warm and safe!

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  7. So glad to see you writing again. I am coming up to the one-year mark of my wife's passing last Feb. I can only empathize with your situation. I now live by myself on our farm - in Iowa -- in the middle of nowhere. And I love the farm. To keep my kids and family from worrying too much about me, I began writing a blog myself. I call it 'The Farm Report.' You might check it out for a kick. I try making it informational, as well as entertaining. oakdalefarm.blogspot.com. Not intending a commercial here, just a 'fellow' in similar circumstances wanting to cheer for you to keep writing as you heal.

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  8. Thank you for your kind words Tim.

    The weekend will bring more snow/rain but also a much needed and appreciated visit from a family member.

    I will be paying you a visit at your blog. My condolences on the loss of your wife.

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