Thursday, February 8, 2018

Been busy...




Been to two of granddaughter Lauren's basketball games, with another tonight.  Been to lunch with an old friend. Been to dinner out with family and friends, often. 
one of our favorite watering holes



 Been busy helping the grandkids, drinking wine, and working on getting the estate closed out. 


Got my pickup loaded and moved out of the house on the 29th by 5PM. New owners showed up with a pickup load at 4:45PM.  As I was hugging my old neighbors goodbye I said that I hoped the new owners would be good neighbors.  They hugged me back and said, "We managed to survive your mother, we can handle anything!" I know how they feel, lot of truth to that.

Willie and I are camping out at my granddaughter Ali's & her husband's til I get the estate stuff done. 

 
Ali's camellias are blooming awesome



They have a wonderful big ol' farm house and two goofy labs.

 
This is Duke, he's locked on to the bone I'm holding.


Lots to do to help out around here, and trying to stay out of trouble.  Harder than one would think.



Been working on a crappy head cold... and heartily tired of talking about myself... Just a bit cranky can you tell?  Ok, crankiness is over I don't have time for that attitude. 


34 comments:

  1. Big life changes will do it to ya! Love camellias.

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    1. Celia,
      Change is a constant for me it seems. Ali's camellias are beautiful. She has the white one and three different red ones.

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  2. Change is a challenge but also exciting. Best of luck with your new adventures.

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    1. Rain,
      Keeps me on my toes that's for sure. Thanks!

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  3. I envy you. You're looking forward to new adventures while I'm wondering about how to slow down the voles on the property.

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    1. Adrienne,
      You need some barn owls to take care of the voles!

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  4. Sometimes I think I'd like a change, but then our kids down the street bring me to my senses. Enjoy your new adventures and keep us posted.

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    1. Woodsterman,
      Change isn't really for everyone, and your kids need you there. My kids are older.

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  5. Love Granzellas! A frequent stop on the way to Lassen!

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    1. Erik,
      So do I, and Rocco's & Rocco's on the River.

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  6. Your load will lighter now going forward.

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    1. Well Seasoned Fool,
      A ways to go before that happens, but I'm excited.

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  7. Good to hear you're getting settled in some.

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    1. drjim,
      Temporary settling til the estate work is finished, but moving forward none the less.

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  8. Glad to hear you are done moving and enjoying your time. Don't work to hard and take care of your cold! Bad flu going around. So far we are doing good not getting sick.(-:

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    1. CiNdEe,
      I am enjoying my time with my grandkids, and my daughter. A few more things to take care of to finish up the estate.
      Cold is getting much better! Glad to see you & crew are not suffering with that damn flu bug that has way laid so many.

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  9. That Lab does look goofy. In fact, he looks like Goofy. Rest up, take Zicam for your cold, the sun is shining, life is good. You are out of the house and on your way to a new destination and life. You, of all people, will land on your feet because you have always had them firmly rooted to the ground. Bravo, Brig!

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    1. Cheri,
      There are two goofy labs, and they have been a treat to be around.
      Cold is almost gone, the sun is shinning, and I got to prune 6 over grown rose bushes for my granddaughter today, a good day!
      Thanks for the kind words, Cheri.

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  10. No flowers around here, I assure you. Baraboo is going to get 4' of snow tonight, and 6" predicted for saturday night. Winter in Wisconsin!

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    1. SCOTTtheBADGER,
      Winter in Wisconsin sounds very long and cold. It has been warm here with a lot of North Wind, and with min. snowpack in the Sierras... Not good for the farmers & ranchers.

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  11. I know that look that Duke has. Slim and Frankie can share that gaze when waiting for a treat. Bless you for accepting such big changes. Your life is different for sure.

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    1. Granny Annie,
      LOL, I bet they have that look down pat.
      Thanks for the blessing, I can use it.
      Wishing you well, and blessings!

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  12. Getting the estate closed was a long hard process for you. Take your time now and just be.

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    1. Changes in the wind,
      Not time to just be yet! Almost closed, and then I'm on the road North, to spend time with my son & family.

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  13. How good to see you post so we can exhale again.
    You're like a seed in the wind now...

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    1. Barber Cat,
      LOL, This is warrior granny yoga... breathe deeply!

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  14. I missed the Willie update. Delighted he is back under your roof. That had to have been awful.
    Also glad you are finishing up the daunting task of selling and moving but also glad you are sprinkling in some R & R in there also.

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    1. Arkansas Patti,
      Willie has learned his lesson about taking off, I hope!
      Something is always going on at my daughter & grandkids. It's been good for me.

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    1. LSP,
      Thanks Padre. Could you keep the prayers coming for just a bit longer...

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  16. Progress, however small... And time with family makes up for a lot of 'issues'...

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    1. Old NFO,
      Yes, it certainly does!

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  17. I'm so happy that you're well ensconced in some new surroundings -- that include loving family! -- and that all's well with the house process, etc. That white camellia is gorgeous. Is that an outside flower? It must be. And it must be California, or somewheres other than north Idaho. I don't think camellia's like snow.

    You, however, will bloom wherever you're planted. It's trite, but it's also true, which is a good thing.

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    1. shoreacres,
      I'm temporary at my granddaughter & her husband's til the estate is settled, but it is a huge relief to have the house sold.
      The camellias are in my granddaughter's yard in N Calif. They are all blooming like crazy.
      Thanks, I'm really looking forward to the next chapter, while enjoying this time with family.

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