Saturday, December 31, 2016

The End of 2016 - Last post of the year

December 31, 2017
I have not posted since October! I have posted a lot this year with the garden, the fires in California and Washington state as well as my vacations and the Blind Convention.  
Not too much was going on with me and my family since October.
We are into Winter now with snow on and off. We have enough snow to look very pretty and cause some driving issues when the snow melts and there is icy roads for my son in law and my daughter driving to work.
I do not drive since 1994. When I did live in areas where there was snow when I did drive, I have never driven in the snow. 
Thankfully my oldest daughter whom I live with and is my primary caregiver and her husband have lots of Minnesota driving experience. My daughter lived in Norway two winters and drove her 10 speed bicycle in the snow! So I feel she has a lot of experience.
So here are some Winter photos!

First I want to dedicate this page to Carrie Fisher and her Mother Debbie Reynolds, as well to the many whom we lost this year.
Debbie and Carrie 

Carrie Frances Fisher (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016
Mary Frances "DebbieReynolds (April 1, 1932 – December 28, 2016

Carrie sitting on a chair watching her Mother Debbie sing onstage

We lost so many people this year. Probably not anymore than we usually have in any given year, it just seems like it.  

Here are a few of those who passed this year whom were some of my favorites in my lifetime.

 Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (21 February 1946 – 14 January 2016

Gene Wilder - Jerome Silberman June 11, 1933 – August 29, 2016

Doris Roberts  - Doris May Green; November 4, 1925 – April 17, 2016

Muhammad Ali  -  Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.  January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016

Anton Viktorovich Yelchin March 11, 1989 – June 19, 2016

Patty Duke Anna Marie Duke December 14, 1946 – March 29, 2016

David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust - David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016)

Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)



My Birthday is five days before Christmas and my daughter got me this Christmas cactus

Happy 67th Birthday to me - My daughter got me Strawberry shortcake as I wanted for my "cake"

The Christmas Cactus continues to bloom

Decorating the house and the tree the kids cut down from the tree farm
Decorated tree and our gas fireplace

Scandinavian Advent candles and Creche

                                    Close up of Creche

   My son in law and my youngest granddaughter decorate the tree

                          Ceramic Christmas village I bought 5 years ago

                           Christmas Village with Fairy lights

My new table for my bedroom I got at the Antique store with the Christmas Village

          Close up of the lighted Christmas Village

Christmas Village in the daylight

Close up of the Christmas tree

My 2nd daughter gave this Advent treat closet 5 years ago

One adds candy or small items to the tiny drawers for the kids

I made this plastic canvas and yarn tree a couple of years ago. I added some more ornaments to it this year

And then there is the snow...

My daughter shoveling the snow

I love the snow when it is in the tree before the wind blows it off

The snow in the sunshine down the street

The heavy snow day with the snow still on the tree

Christmas morning at our Temple

My daughter and her two daughters making snow figures

Snow figures 

The snow figures got snowed upon!

They lost a hat and a glove. I am sure we will find them when all the snow melts

Our house Christmas Day


My new Computer Chair - after using my manual wheelchair for the last 18 months I now have a comfortable chair

I got a very pretty pot for my new flower bulbs

A second flower pot with pretty mosaic designs

New flower bulbs  - Blue Scillas

Snow Crocus two tone very pretty

These Daffodils have some that have pink! 

Last night of the lights and the snow 

Me with my new Christmas Sweater

My other flowering Succulent type cactus with white flowers


Christmas past

My brother and I - he is 4 and I just turned two

Me and my youngest daughter - she is age 4 and I just turned 25 in 1974


Christmas Humor

Even Darth Vader gets a cold



My favorite Christmas Greetings

Meowwwy Catmus!

I love the Vintage cards


Peace Love and Joy to all of you!

Happy New Year!