Saturday, December 31, 2011

Samantha's Accessories New Year Giveaway

Samantha is having a wonderful giveaway. It it ends tonight at midnight. She is starting a new business/ expanding her current business. She will still be making her amazing aprons but she is going to concentrate on tarts and scents. Her tarts look good enough to eat. You can check them out here. You can sign up for her very generous giveaway at the same link.
Check it out!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

December 28th in Northern Maine

This has been the weirdest year for weather. Today it was 48 degrees and raining. I can't believe how nice it was. I cleaned up my front porch and am so glad I got to do that. However tonight the wind howled and the temp has dropped to 7. Seven degrees? Seriously it is an icy mess out there.

Just a little bit of water out there.
I finished my doors for my hutch and put the windows in. I put them back on as it was easier than trying to putty the holes from the hinges and storing the doors. I actually really like it, especially with the clear glass.
Now just to find the perfect new hardware.
Oh and last but so not the least I got a wonderful present in the mail. My dear friend Patti from Raspberry Lane Primitives sent me a Christmas box full of such great things. OH and she added Sweet Annie. Lots of it. The lady at the post office was bringing it to me and I could smell it coming. I LOVE the smell of that stuff.
The grungy candle, The gingerbread man, the ornament in front of the candle, The tall candle (which is actually made out of fabric), and the snowman with his bundle of candy canes and sweet annie. it is all just amazing. Thank you so much Patti. Oh and there was also some sweet annie seeds and egg gourd seeds. I hope I can get them to grow this year. Not sure our growing season is long enough. ARRGGG
I am sure there is so much more that I am forgetting but there is always tomorrow. I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and that the New Year is your best one yet.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The best Mom in the World

Well my dear Mom has never got back to her normal self, pre-great escape era.
I have decided to move her to a different place. They moved her downstairs to full nursing home level and I am just not happy with the care down there. I won't go into details but the new place is only about 8 minutes away and I go to Caribou at least 3-4 times a week. So I will be able to see her way more often. Where she is now is about a half hour away. My dad is in the VA home as well so it would be so much better for all.
She was so happy to see her handsome grandson. He is home from college for the month and I am so enjoying his company. She doesn't always remember what everyone's name is but when I asked her who he was she looked at me like I had lost my mind and said, "Well that's Ryan." Like I was stupid or something lol.
She has had such a hard life and deserves to have great care. I wish I could care for her here at my home but she wouldn't be safe. 
I love you MOM.