It's always a lot of fun to participate in this great event. You get to send stuff to someone and meet them and then get a package from a different person and get to meet them too. So you make 2 new friends that way.
I signed my mom up to participate this year. She's 88 and loves getting mail. She really isn't able to write much any more though but she sure had fun getting her package in the mail. Her partner that she received from was,
Patti Boyd. Patti doesn't have a blog.
This is what Patti sent my mom.
This really pretty mug which was a tea infuser. It was packaged in a really cute matching box.
Mom doesn't drink tea/coffee anymore but she liked the Tang and the Cocoa that she received. There was cookies and jams which were enjoyed as well and a pretty book mark.
Also a lovely embroidered tea towel, some scissors, a pretty little tatted decoration. Such delicate work on that., Somre pretty butterfly clips which mom used to decorate with. Plus a Swinging butterfly decoration. Mom loves butterflies.
A closer view of the tea towel and tatted ornament.
Thank you so much Patti for making my mom's day a little brighter with your wonderful package and sweet note.
Mom sent to: Shelly Kaunzner. - She doesn't have a blog.
Next up: My partner who had my name was: Bev Kirk - Bev does not have a blog.
Here is what I received:
This really cute mug, some salted caramel cocoa (Yum), Chamomile Tea, French Vanilla Coffee and a Chocolate Mint candy. - I liked them all.
Hand Lotion and Some Flower Seeds. - I love flowers.
A coloring journal and pencils. - This has some great designs in it.
A super neat pot scrubbing pad. We really like this pad for doing dishes.
Thank you so much Bev for all the wonderful items.
4. I'm thankful for Food Bloggers. There you can find great recipes for food like this: Beef Tips and Gravy (Found HERE)
5. I'm thankful for Nature and Beautiful Trees like these Magnolia's or Tulip Trees as we call them.
Did you know they come in other colors beside's pink?
How about a Yellow one...
6. I'm thankful for having a sense of humor because you need one when you see things like this...
7. I'm thankful my mom taught me how to cook or rather let me learn to cook by allowing me into the kitchen to try out recipes on my own. I finally have mastered a flaky pie crust and oh my Apple Pie never tasted better.
8. I'm thankful for music. This week I started listening to a Bob Seger album (Ride Out) that I have and really haven't listened to all that often. It has some great songs on it. I wanted to play a song called, Listen from the album but YouTube doesn't have it. So how about California Stars instead.
9. I'm thankful for making it down this road we took up in the hills last week.
Towards the end of the drive down it the road was super "rutty" and I had to really drive slow so as not to drive off into one of the ruts and get stuck.
10. I'm thankful that I can see things that I would never get to see if it were not for bloggers like Jackie (Junkboat Travels). Check out this POST, It's pretty awesome. Thanks Jackie for sharing.
That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. Have a very Happy Easter.
1. My mom & I took a drive up a back road the other day so I could get some pictures of the valley but it was so overcast you really couldn't see it that well. We did spot more deer in the same field we did last year so I had to take pictures of them. Yes they were quite far off and even with my zoom you can't seem them that well. Can you tell how many are in the shot?
Be sure to click to enlarge for a better view. - The answer is at the end of the post.
2. We had a beautiful sunset the other night. I walked down to the school (about 2 blocks) to get this shot so it would be free of power lines.
3. I was on my way to the store the other day when I noticed this house was getting some new roofing. Of course it's been pretty rainy here lately so they haven't exactly started on the roof yet but all the shingles are up there. I just happened to think it was unusual to see them wrapped in purple plastic. Naturally I had to get a picture. This is for you Debbie (It's All About Purple)
4. Coming back from the bowling alley on Wednesday I saw something running across someone's lawn and thought, "What is that?" I managed to pull over and get my camera out and snapped a couple of pictures. Sadly they weren't the best of pictures but you'll get the general idea. It was a squirrel...so what's so unusual about that you might ask?
Well this one was a mutated squirrel. Instead of it being brown it was a pale tan color with white splotches and a white face. It was over cast and I was parked where I shouldn't have been parked so you'll just have to make do with the shot that turned out the best. - Believe me it was one "weird" looking squirrel.
5. Finally today the wind has been blowing at a steady pace. Coleen and I drove to Safeway to get lunch and on the way we noticed a street closed sign. Now around here that usually means they are working on the streets but in this case it meant this....
A large fir tree blew over and took out a branch of a birch tree as well. We walked up, being careful of the downed power lines and snap a few shots. I'm just sharing this one for now.
Today I'm showing the last of the fence shots that I took from a trip we took in 2015 to a small town in Oregon (Weston) for breakfast one morning.
We spotted this along the drive and I had hubby pull over so I could get a couple of pictures.
Not much of a fence there but it went well with the Covered Wagon that was there.
A closer view of the Wagon
This I think was the entrace to an RV park.
Whenever I see covered wagons I always remember that as kids one night at the dinner table we ask our parents what it was like to come across the country on the covered wagons! Of course our parents weren't old enough to have traveled in covered wagons but we sure thought they were.
1. Last week while dealing with our computer issues I was driving out to WalMart to try and find a DSL Modem to replace the one we had that had gone bad due to a "power surge" earlier in the week. So I am stopped at a traffice light when I hear a loud pop followed by another pop and a jolt to our van. - We had been rear ended because the car behind us had been rear ended and it threw them into the back of our van. - I got out and looked at the damage to the van and told the driver of the car behind me I wasn't even going to worry about it and he could deal with the car that hit him. So I'm thankful that we weren't hurt and that this was the only damage to our van.
2. I'm thankful for my Granddaughter, Coleen and the fact that she wants to share fun little things with her Grandma. Her teacher showed the kids a website the other day at school and Coleen had to show it to me. - Warning it's addictive. It's called: Quick Draw - Just click on the link and have fun.
3. We've had so much rain this month we've almost needed row boats to get around (well it seems that way) so I'm thankful that today it's not raining and my daffodils look like this...
Instead of this:
4. I'm thankful for being able to see this yesterday on a short little drive I took with my mom.
It's always fun to spot this group of deer that hang out in a residential area.
5. I'm thankful for cute birthday gifts like this solar flower that I got from my daughter & granddaughter for my birthday last week & for everyone that has wished me a Happy B-Day recently.
It's pretty during the day just as it is and at night that little ball in the center changed colors. So pretty.
6. I'm thankful for: Peanut Butter...yes, it's my go to breakfast when we are short on grocery money and I can even eat it right out of the jar for a snack too. Yum!
7. I'm thankful for Casper The Friendly Squirrel...that's what I've named this little fellow who is always willing to come and take peanuts from my hand. - Coleen was able to get a picture of him yesterday taking peanuts from me.
Coleen asked me how I knew which squirrel it was and I can tell you this little fellow has a stubby tail and I know it's him by his tail and the fact he isn't afraid to take the peanuts out of my hand like most of the other squirrels are.
8. I'm thankful that my husband has been able to find jobs to help keep money coming in as it's been really "tight" budget wise since he retired and now has to depend on finding work on his own.
9. I'm thankful for all our kitties (Miss Dottie, Callie-Jo, Harley, Captain Cuddles, Ghost, Spooky-Boo, Bandit, Pepper, and Caramel Honeybun) as they always make me smile. Like Miss Dottie here cramming herself into a cardboard box that was way to small but she managed to fit inside it.
10. I'm thankful for everyone who stops by my blog and leaves a comment or just stops in because it makes me feel goo to know you've been by. - I hope you've enjoyed your stay here today.