January 7, 2019

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Nope, no beautiful sunrise photos to share today…that is fog.  Very cloudy from the upper atmosphere down to the ground.

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Fidget: Not a spot of sunshine to lay in ANYWHERE. Yes, I’m grumpy….

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About the most exciting thing happening the last day or two is that Mandy has decided to do weird things with her paws….like hold them like this…for no good reason.

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Mandy: Boring me again, Mom.

Happy Monday!

January 4, 2019

Sunrise!

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You can still see stars (planets – for you DH), it is such a beautiful clear sky.

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A few light ribbons of clouds forming towards the top of the photo.

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Good morning!

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Coming to the end of the first week of 2019, well it is Friday…TGIF!

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YaY! (The emoji that is supposed to look like me….;)  So weird.)

Fridays my husband works from home causing Mandy to be SO confused about where to lay…the office or the living room???

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Mandy: Mom, can you please go sit in the office. I need to keep an eye on both of you.

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Mandy: Compromise is tough…no bed, but I can see both of you from here when I need to. Just keeping my priorities straight.

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Mandy: Or from here….

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Mandy: We need a bed in the hall by the front door! You guys are making my life difficult.

Happy Friday!

January 3, 2019

Sunrise!

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It’s all about the sunrise today!

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It progresses so quickly.

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And starts to take over the entire sky.

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So vivid.

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So beautiful!

 

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Mandy: Yeah, beautiful.

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Mandy: Is that all ya got today, Mom?

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Mandy: Hummm….an even more beautiful sight.

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Mandy: Now we’er talkin’ progression.

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Mandy: zzzzzzz

Happy Thursday!

January 2, 2019

Sunrise!

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Another beauty! Just want to mention that these photos are taken with my Galaxy 9 Note cell.  No enhancements.

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Panorama photo above.

Winter is definitely here, but the holidays are over so the decorations began coming down.  The tree in the back yard is all snuggled in its box until next year.

Most of the decorations were put away inside but:

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Yup…still up. We love the lights of the tree so it is getting one more week and then away it goes until Holiday season 2019.

The outside lights are still up, until the weekend as well. As it was pretty cold the last couple of days and we are hoping for a little bit of warmer weather (not with a windchill below zero), to take them down.

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Mandy: Mom…

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(quick stretch and yawn)…blurred sorry.

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Mandy: You are boring me to zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….

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Happy Wednesday!

January 1, 2019 – Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!

          Happy Birthday, Mandy!!!

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11 Years Old! Waiting for her Birthday treat, still doing a mean tail spin and playing with her toys.

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Of course there was a lot of this after all that playing – see below.

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We love you more than words can express, Miss Mandy.

And

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Wishes to all for a wonderful 2019!

Some of our kids come over to celebrate New Year’s Eve with us, which is fun. But let’s start with New Year’s Eve DAY!

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Some snowing and a LOT of blowing going on.

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Was also really cold outside, BUT it was warm inside.

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Wish I would have thought to take a couple of photos before folks got here, but you can still see there was plenty of goodies to eat (and drink).

Games played, initial munching completed, we turned to Rock Band….a New Years Eve favorite.

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Meet one of our drummers!

And our main drummer is below:

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You go girl! 🙂

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Because we moved in just a couple of months ago, the drums needed to be re-assembled, so we put our best people on that.  These are our roadies/techies….above.

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One of the guitar players.

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The other Guitar player.

Me…well….I tend to vocalize or do some drumming…occasionally both at once even when no one wants to hear me.  I am also paparazzi…if you want to purchase a photo of any of these famous rock stars, please let me know. 😉

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Mandy: I am going to start a ‘GoFundMe’ page to purchase ear plugs.

Happy Tuesday!

and

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

 

 

 

December 26 – The Day After

Starting off with the sunrise this morning.

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Beautiful…again!

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Google decided to ‘help’ by sending me their ‘enhanced’ version of one of the photos I took this morning of the sunrise.  Sky was just not that blue….but it is pretty anyway.

Christmas Day…so for some reason, I didn’t take a photo of breakfast or dinner.  But I did capture some of the action between the eating.

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Present opening and checking out the stockings too!

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I think this one was a hit Auntie Kim!

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It led to some sort of shooting contest to determine who could open their stocking first to see what was inside.

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I am not sure who won…but it wasn’t me.  Might have been Gpa.  Zombie Nerf bullets flying everywhere along with a chainsaw sound….I made sure he took that one home with him! 😉

Another pretty popular present:

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For those who are having a little trouble figuring the one above out – that would be a kitty with a beehind that is larger than the opening to the tunnel…Yes, Fidget our Maine Coone kitty.  AND he does get in it…regardless of the snug fit, at least part of the way.

My cats are weird.

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(thought I’d get one of those…in – yeah that’s me in an emoticon)

After dinner there was some serious gaming taking place.

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Ummm….no I didn’t win this either.  I came in third I think.  And if I didn’t, it is my blog and I will say I came in where ever I want.

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The Chicago portion of our family didn’t make it to our house. but we did Facetime with them for a little while after dinner.

My daughter also texted me some nice photos –

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That would be one of our Grandsons in his Fireman garb.  Well maybe not the pants, but he looks ready to put out all fires that fall within his area! The fireman clothes were a Melissa and Doug toy in one of the boxes we sent to their place.

Cute!

We are expecting quite a bit of snow in the next 24 hours or so…we will see how it goes. We are north of the Twin Cities now and so they are predicting a lot more that they should get in the southern suburbs. Right now we really don’t have any.  It is gray outside now and is getting colder.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!!

Happy Wednesday!

December 24 – Christmas Eve Day

Sunrise today:

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Half an hour later:

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Another beauty.

While watching the sunrise I noticed the backyard Christmas tree showing its various colors vibrantly:

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Nice!

Inside this morning:

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The tree is at the ready for tomorrow morning!

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Mandy: MOM….TAKE DOWN THIS WALL!  I can’t get to the presents…AND Merry Christmas everyone!

Happy Christmas Eve Day!!!