Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Me and the Flock

The Park Flock and I are wishing all of you a blessing filled, safe travel holiday.

I once heard someone says that turkeys are dumb birds.....WHAT!!!
These bird know where to be at this time of the year.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Newest Critter

this Otto the Otter..
He's made out of a very heavy log and stands about five foot tall.
He was done by a local artist using a chain saw.
We've seen chain saw pieces - usually eagles, bears or wolves.
Otto was the first otter we've seen in the area.
of course CityBoy had to spend his birthday money and bring him home.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The View is Back!

This is what the front yard looked like yesterday...
Then the Dillard Brothers showed up with the big boy toys..
Good Bye all you old trees with fungus growing on ya..!!
Now we can see all the way to the Blue Ridge Parkway...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Leaf Watch

It’s that time of year again. 
Time for the leaves to change color and drift downward.
Time for the Fall Festivals! 
Apple cider, baked goods, chili made in a black kettle over an open fire and crafts….crafts….crafts.
The mountains are calling you to pick up your pumpkins, gather some colorful fall foliage from the many roadside vendors, take long leisurely hikes and enjoy the solitude of the changing season.

Come Join Us!

This is the post I put on the park website this morning....
it's time for my favorite season.
I love all those little fall festivals - seems like every church has one.
There's always tables load with home made baked goods...one church even has gluten-free baked goods!! 

And since my birthday is in late September...I always have birthday money in my pocket for the crafts...!

PS....the picture is from 2016 - it's the road from the office leading up to the summit of the mountain.

Friday, September 21, 2018

And Life Goes On.....

It's been awhile and life has not been dull...
We weathered Hurricane Florence well, just some flooding of the creeks and rivers up here in the high country.  The parental units had some minor damage around the door ways to the outside, nothing that a little caulk can't fix and we just had wet dogs.  Playing in the rain was a new and wonderful experience.

This summer my SNL was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's.  She was doing fairly well until early August when she was injured in a car accident.  She pulled out in front of a car and was T-boned on the drivers side.  Broke her arm, concussion, small brain bleed, broken ribs and a very large and deep cut on her left leg.  Well as a result of the brain injury her Alzheimer's has advanced.  She has good days and bad days.  But, she is still aware enough to refuse a daily care facility.
Her care is taking a toll on all of us.....please send prayers.

On the bright side....!!

The male child will complete his Master's Degree in December!
The female child - my gypsy girl- is on the move again.  She and her family are touring Germany!

CityBoy and I are hanging in there......
He has cut his work week down to three days.
I'm still with the State Park, walking the Big Yellow Dog ( who is now up to 70 lbs.), and carving out some time for quilting.

PS..... the leaves are staring to turn....!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Still here...!

This is what's been taking up most of my spare time.
A new queen size for our son.....he'll be getting his Master's Degree in December and all he wanted was a new quilt.  I sent it off to the quilting lady yesterday.  Now he can retire the one I made him for HS graduation.
Weather permitting Mikey and I still go on our "sniff" walks and so far we've worn-out one pair of cross trainer!
Poor little babies.....they look tired don't they?
Mikey is up to 65 pounds.....making Big Sister Meg....Little Sister Meg
They're a crazy pair..!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Another "Use'ta" Moment

 Today as I was heading into work and I had another use'ta moment.
It's been 12 years since we moved to the Twelve Acre Wood in the high country of North Carolina and there have been many, many changes. 
This use'ta moment hit me when the radio announced that the temp was 59* and I realized that I was wearing jeggings, a tunic style t-shirt and sandals.
In my old life back in Florida 59* was COLD!!
  I'd be in dress pants and a blouse (tucked in), probably wearing socks with a heavy shoes and of course a sweater, maybe even a coat.  
The kids would be getting off the buses and out of cars looking like Dough Boy children, complete with mittens and hats, so heavily suited up they could hardly move.
Today in Florida it'll be somewhere in the 90's.....
I'll take my 59* and sandals.