Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Starting to look like Christmas in Cowcamp...





Christmas is right around the corner, and I've managed to get the packages to far away places on the stage. My homemade wreaths and swags of cedar, redwood, and xylosma are hung, they are far from perfect but they were free for the making.




Dad's tree is up and twinkling, his girlfriend has been visited and given a present and hugs.  I try to call her weekly but I've been slacking in actually getting down to see her. 

Last week the retired couple wanted to see the house again.  Afterwards, they put in an offer on the house, and I countered, and they countered back. It was not quite as much as I had hoped for, but there were no other offers. I talked it through with my Sean and decided to accept the counter and signed the escrow papers. Now we are waiting on my brother to return them with his signature as he is 1/4 owner. There will be a 45 day escrow, giving me time to put the furniture and things in an online estate auction.


Snagged one of my granddaughter Lauren's senior pics. 


After HS graduation she is going to play volleyball for a small college in the Sierras. She's majoring in psychology and law enforcement. 
 On Saturday I went down to watch her play in a basketball tourney.  Afterwards Marymine and the granddaughters took me to a late lunch at Farwood. Food was good, visiting with my girls was better.

With all the hustle and bustle of this time of year don't forget to... 
take a moment to sit back, close your eyes, take a soft breath and listen...

Perfect Symphony


 

23 comments:

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    1. Well Seasoned Fool,
      Thanks, appears to be going to be needed.

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  2. Yay - god news on the house. It's better to take a bit less and get out from under that mess.

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    1. Adrienne,
      It is good news. Sean's thoughts were much the same as yours.

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  3. Merry Christmas to you and all who are with you. Your brother is in the rear-view mirror.

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    1. LL,
      Dang sorry, missed your comment on the first go.
      Wishing you and yours a Christmas full of Love & Laughter!

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  4. I'm glad the house sold. I know you will be relieved when it is all done. So much stress for you. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. CiNdEe,
      I will be much relieved when this is done, and I can get on with my life.
      I imagine it has been as dry there and here. Have had to turn the irrigation systems back on to counteract that dang N wind.
      A Merry & Blessed Christmas to you!

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  5. I hope it all works out for you and so glad you can spend time with your loved ones. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

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    1. Changes,
      Thank You. A Merry and Blessed Christmas to you!

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  6. Glad to hear there is some progress! Beautiful young lady there, and I'm sure daddy's got a shotgun handy! :-) Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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    1. Yep gett'n there.
      LOL... Actually there is a mom, several brothers, a sister, a BIL and a granny that a pretty darn handy with a shotgun... just say'n

      A Blessed and Joyful Christmas to you and the Family!

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  7. I hope all goes smoothly with selling the house. I know we are glad to be free of ours back in NC.
    Seeing family is always good. Congratulations on your granddaughters graduation!
    Merry Christmas to all and a Blessed New Year!

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    1. LindaG,
      It will be done when it's done, I'm trying to learn patience in the process.
      Seeing family is the best. Thank you.
      May the Blessings of Christmas be with you and yours.

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  8. Glad you got an offer and can now move forward on your next adventure. Your granddaughter is lovely.

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    1. Me, too.
      Thanks, she's got a lot of try and the smarts to go with it.

      I'm excited to be moving forward, who knows I might even get to take a biscuit mak'n class...

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  9. How nice you are keeping your Dad's girl friend in the mix. This has to be a hard time on her also. Glad the house is settled and off your to do list. What a beauty Lauren is. Those dimples are adorable.

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    1. A Patti,
      She is not doing so well, least I can do is to keep her in the loop.
      Thank you, Lauren's a keeper.

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  10. You're still waiting for your brother? I thought he would jump at it.

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Woodsterman,
      Finally got the signed papers back Wed... Stranger and stranger.

      The Best of Christmas to you and the family!

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  11. I love a real wreath! It looks great!
    Good news on the house. Happy Holidays Brig.

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    1. Jenn,
      Thanks, they were fun to make and smell sooo good.
      It is good news on the house, home inspection next week, but there shouldn't be any problems with that.
      May your Holidays be Merry & Bright!

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  12. Hi Brig,
    Sorry so late to your Christmas party.
    Good decision on the house.
    All is well for you!
    I wish you only the best.

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