Monday, February 16, 2015

Sunny Monday

Hello and Happy Monday to you all.  I have lots and lots of pictures today.  I hope you don't mind too much.  

The first is my Hubby, Dennis with Nita.  They are by Larry & Nita's new, (to them) trailer.  I should have taken some inside photos for you.  This camper is a 2000 model and looks like new!  They got a great deal on it and the RV place even threw in an electric awning like ours.  Nita is so happy.

Dennis went and towed the trailer from the dealer to their driveway for them on Saturday since they don't have a tow vehicle.  Today I spent several hours carrying things from their motor home to the trailer for Nita since neither she or Larry can lift anything.  In April, Dennis will tow it out to the lake and it will be left there full-time, just like ours.  They'll keep the motor home for family reunions, etc.
A closer picture with Sophie in Nita's lap.
Dennis' pride and joy.  The trailer was the first "big" thing he's towed.  He's pulled a few friends boats but they were much smaller than the 29 foot trailer.  He was very happy with it's performance and is now ready to hook up our trailer and tow it around the country when he retires.
Mandy and Brad gave me an Amazon gift card for my birthday and this is some of what I bought.  6 of the new lavender color and 6 blue ball jars.  They are so pretty.  I'm going to be using them as drinking glasses both here and at the trailer this summer.
A closer picture.  The colors are beautiful.  Look at the sun shining through them.  I love sunshine!
I also bought a package of floral frogs that fit in canning jars.  I'm taking one to Mandy too.
It's just a little insert but it works well.  Also from Amazon I got some straws and lid/seals to use with canning jars and a travel pillow.  Yay!  This birthday just keeps going on and on.  :-)
With the money my mother-in-law sent to me I bought this metal container.....
and this smaller one from Hobby Lobby.  They keep the area around the kitchen sink nice and neat.  I just realized that it looks like we take lots of pills.  Those are all vitamins-one for Dennis and one for me. The jar has Chloe's fish oil pills that I give her twice a day in the winter.  It keeps her coat soft and relieves the winter dryness of her skin.  She used to scratch constantly in the winter and she very rarely scratches anymore.
It is 63 here today!  Unbelievable for February.  Look at the rhubarb!  It is going to be so confused when we get freezing temperatures again.
Mt. Spokane with the snow all melting.  Sorry about the quality.  I took this about a block from home through the car window.  
The tree in our backyard.  Look at that blue, blue sky.  I am so loving this weather.  Mandy says they're in a winter storm warning in Maryland.  I better pack snow boots because she says there is another storm arriving this weekend too.
And finally.  Down came the Valentine decoration this morning and up went St. Patrick's Day.  Since I only have a few weeks to enjoy it because I'll be gone, I decided to decorate early.  I love my little crocheted shamrocks, don't you?
I finished two more baby sweater/hat/sock sets this weekend but they are in the washer.  I also started three more rainbow blankets.  I've just finished the second round of colors.  I'll try to take pictures of everything later in the week for you.

I hope you are all having a wonderful Monday wherever you may be.  I am feeling particularly blessed and happy right now.  The sun shining sure helps doesn't it?  :-)

"I, the Lord, search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve."  Jeremiah 17:10

Blessings always,


  1. We have had warm, sunny weather as well. Loved the drive over the Columbia River from Portland to Vancouver, WA yesterday afternoon with one friend to meet up with another friend for a late birthday lunch. The river was full of sail boats and Mt Hood was beautiful! Your jars are so pretty. I almost bought the blue ones at the store where I work. Not sure if I need them but a good deal as they are blue, which go with our plates. Take care!

  2. What a happy post, Betsy! I can tell how excited you are to be going to see Piper and your daughter! Sounds like you had a super great birthday. Enjoy your warm sunshine.. I sure am! Have an easy flight to DC. Have fun.. I miss you! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. It sounds like you had a wonderful itt hay my friend and you are making excellent choices of gifts... How fun. I haven't been feeling so great and my daughter was also sick so I haven't been able to post anything about my birthday yet. I will soon. I got a package with all the baby hats, sweaters, blankets and booties. How sweet of you my dear friend. The babies and mommies are going to rejoice with Hapiness. Thank you my dear friend. You sound so excited to go see Piper... I cannot wait to see the pictures and your happy face :)

  4. I spotted Sophie right away in the first picture before you mentioned her name. ;)
    I love the crocheted shamrocks also.

  5. Wow, even an early Spring in Spokane!!! I'm glad you are enjoying the sunshine, too :-) So glad you are enjoying celebrating your birthday still! It would be fun to drive up and try out your pretty new drinking glasses. Thank you sooooo much for sharing some of your PURPLE Japanese yarn with favorite color, too. I am having a happy b'day celebration with my sister Carolyn and the rest of the household. We went walking in a local park this morning and saw some trees blossoming in pink and white. I started knitting a dishcloth with the pretty aqua yarn you gave me. Before you know it you will be able to be back out at the lake with your friends, but sooner you will be flying off to be with Piper and family...lots of reasons to be happy, and yes the sunshine and warmer temps help :-) xx

  6. Can't believe your weather this year --compared to the weather in the northeast. We haven't had a 'bad' winter UNTIL this week. This week we are getting it all: ICE, sleet, Freezing Rain, snow, and FRIGID temperatures... Hope you don't run into bad weather on your trip.

    Love your new jars... So many people use them as drinking glasses these days... NEAT!!!!!

    Great RV... I know that your friends are happy with theirs.

  7. Sounds like you had a great birthday and post birthday too!!! Yes, the weather is amazing, fabulous, happy, wonderful, etc. and I wish it would stay like this for a long, long time :)

  8. Those floral frogs are a great idea.

  9. You and Dennis do so much for others Betsy, you both warm my heart. You had better get you snow shoes out and a snow shovel when you head east!
    Hugs to you my dear Betsy,

  10. You're so busy and always doing things for other people. It's really wonderful to see. I love your new jars and the floral holders. You'll make some lovely bouquets this summer. Hope you're having a good week.

  11. Oh how blessed you are to be so warm. I am glad you are having good weather. I hope all this crazy weather calms down so that when you head east it will be over and you can enjoy your visit. Blessings always sweet friend.

  12. Happy belated birthday! I do love those jars!