Wednesday, December 30, 2015


"Rain, rain, go away...
Come again another day...
Little Don-Don wants to play...
Rain, rain, go away......"
7 inches over the weekend.
2 inches yesterday.
2 inches today.
My view out my kitchen window is soggy!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas = Family Time

Yes, I'm a "family guy."
And nothing brings family closer than Christmas.
Here is our little, but growing, family...
and we're only a small part of the bigger picture.
(Too big to put here, that's for sure!)

(Front row, l-r) my granddaughter, Kelly; then her mother, my daughter, Cindy; then the Mrs., better known as Penny; then great-grandson, Gavin being held by his mother, Katy, my granddaughter;  and last but not least is my daughter-in-law, Maria. 
(Second row, all the guys) my grandson, Conner;  my son, Donnie, or Donovan to be exact, the husband of Maria, and father of Conner;  then of course, ME in the middle; and finally Paul, future husband of my granddaughter, Katy.  


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Today's My Birthday....

"Another (year) older, and deeper in debt....
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go....
I owe my soul to the company sto'e...."
(Lyrics from the song, "Sixteen Tons" by Tennessee Ernie Ford, 1955)

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Unexpected Surprise

Got a call from my brother Friday night....
needed my help on Saturday if I was available.
I really wasn't, but I changed my plans to help him out.
A tree fell on his house... hole in roof, collapsed ceiling in his bedroom.
Today... we fixed the outside problem. 
(This pic, however, is still the INSIDE problem.)

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Double The Fun !!

After 3 days of working a little bit here and there,
I've completed the "addition" to my Chicken run area.
It's about 40 feet long!
When I opened it up, they came right up to where the old
fence use to be, and stopped!  
Finally coaxed them to step OVER the imaginary boundary.
Complete happiness overtook them!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A Day of Joy!

My morning was filled with joyful things.
And my mid-afternoon was filled with work, but joyful work. 
And my late afternoon was filled with joy and laughter,
as I watched the face of my great grandchild having a great time jumping in leaves...
A full day of JOY!
I loved it!


Friday, December 4, 2015

Christmas Stuff Is Breaking Out All Over

Amidst the hectic day's activities we now have Christmas things beginning to appear around here.
Got the tree decorated...
There are ornaments on there from each year of our marriage.  (48 of them!) 
And there are things the kids made when they were little... they're now in their mid-40's.  
And things the grandkids made when they were small... they're now in their early 20's! 
Why I do believe it is a sentimental tree!


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Red December

Apparently the wet, warm weather we've had throughout
 the Fall season delayed a lot of bushes and trees changing colors.
This morning as I was out, I noticed the brightness of my
 BLUEBERRY BUSHES, and how brilliantly RED they were.
Absolutely beautiful !!!  (Even with a cloudy, rainy morning.)