Monday, December 30, 2013

Fun Things

 Aw!  The sleepover was well . . . SO CUTE, so I had to add in one more photo of the three mice crowded around my rickety white board.
 Speaking of mice, Miss Bug received a little mouse to go with her bigger mouse of a few Christmases ago.  I adore the face!

 I baked a batch of peanut butter cookies, but that was it.  We gobbled candy instead.  Chocolate is everyone's choice anyway.  Sometimes my mom serves chocolates for desert.  That's a good idea, right?
 Kelli's new house is VERY pretty with lovely Colorado land views all around.  
 For now, the girls are all in one bedroom (the other bedrooms are downstairs, too far away from Mama and Papa Bear).  Doesn't this remind you of Nanny McPhee?  
 My mom's gift to the girls: their own Christmas trees.  Because they moved right before the big day, they liked having their own trees.  The decorations are so candy-like.  They insisted on angels on top.
 This was a horse Christmas for them.  Do you see the floppy horse on the left?  He's a puppet.  I can't wait to play with him when I stay over.

 This is what the country looks like in Colorado.
 The house doesn't have a pantry, so Bryan found this big barn board cupboard at his favorite antique store.  Isn't it funky?
 Can you believe the stove?  Fancy!  I hope I can remember how to turn on the oven.
 I'd like a pat on the back for dragging out my ripples.  Somewhere, I messed up a bit, so I'm trying to correct.  This will be a big pillow, not a blanket.  
 I remembered the pattern for this alpaca cowl I'm making for a friend and I found another skein of yarn.  Yay!  It feels extremely cuddly.
 I am an amateur crocheter.  I really don't get it, but some how I ended up with A LOT of crochet hooks.  Do you see the old "60 cents" package?  A granny gave that to me.
 Here's a bit of my Christmas book love.  Annotated Anne?  Yippee!
 This is FUN to read.  Smells and the secrets of smells.  VERY good reading.
 Bill bought me a very impractical item (x4!) from my Amazon wish list.  YAY!  When I was a kid, we had a collection of bunny cups that my mom used when serving us cocoa.  A few of them were broken over the years and none of us kids could agree on whose was whose.  I have such a soft spot in my heart for bunny dishes.  Now I have a nice little set of four to use when three nice people come over for second breakfast or a cookie break.  

 This book is about making a garden a play place.  Yes!
 I read this book 25 years ago and I didn't have it anymore, so I wanted to read it again.  It's a good read.
 Polka dot mugs from my sweetie, too.  I love spots.
Some people don't like getting household things for gifts.  I'm not one of those people.  My mama cooked with a cast iron skillet like this and it was so useful.  Tomorrow, a pot roast will slow cook.  You can make pizza with these lovelies, too.  Kelli also gave me new pots!  I have to rearrange and give away some of the junk in my little cupboards so I can start using them.  

Another little thing, The Poetry Foundation is a wonderful site.  There is a very handy free app for your iPad or phone, too.  Also, Poetry 180 (Library of Congress) is lovely. 
Okay, sorry to hop around so much (I know.  I always do.)
Thank you for your friendly visits and kind words of comfort.  YOU are a SWEETIE PIE. 


Bonnie said...

What a blessing your grandbabies are!!! Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. I can't wait to see what you do (make) with all of your new toys.

Farm Girl said...

Well I have to say that The Way Home, changed my life. I need to track down a copy too. Nothing has ever rocked my world quite the way that book did. :)
I love the views out the window and I love the girls and the white board. That green cupboard is totally fantastic. I would love that in my house too.
I love your new pots and pans, I would be lost without my iron skillet. I love your story about bunny dishes.
I think it looks like you had a lovely Christmas in spite of being sick. I am glad you are on the mend. Now I am off to my shed to get new devotionals for 2014 :)
Have a lovely day.

TexWisGirl said...

the mugs are cute. so are those girls and their beds. :)

Betty said...

The new house looks beautiful, I love the stove - that will take some polishing! You read such a lot of books Pompom and I always want to read them too when you show them! I think any little girl would adore that horse set - they look like they need a lot of grooming with much plaiting of their tails and manes, sparkle nail varnish for horsey hooves maybe, a little fresh hay to nibble on? In the UK all the little girls get 'my little pony' who comes with its own hair comb and hair accessories, so cute. Betty x

♥ Tina said...

Lovely pics, PP! What a nice new home they have, woo! You got some great gifts, and now you can enjoy them because you are feeling better, yippee! xxx

magsmcc said...

You cheer me, my soul! That room, those beds, are sooo Nanny McPhee. I think I could McPheeize my bedroom in the new year! And the pantry cupboard. Also very McPhee. We may be having a major shake of the house come 2014. I think I need to watch much Nanny McP in preparation. Maybe I should finally learn how to Pinterest!

Sherry said...

Looks like a great time at your house with those three cuties and chocolate too! I always enjoy your ponderings and pictures too!

Kit said...

I love your gifts! And I love Colorado views. :) Kit

Gumbo Lily said...

Our kids were always "horsie kids" and so there were always horses for birthdays and Christmases. The photo of them made me remember when. What fun gifts you received. It'll be fun to have cocoa with your new bunny tea things. And I'm with you....I love kitchen things. And I love cast iron. I have two skillets on my stove all the time and use them every single day.

M.K. said...

What very fun gifts! I love the way you want to sleep-over so you can play with your grand girls' toys. So cute :) We use our cast iron pans for everything, and yes they're the BEST for making a good pizza crust. Pre-heat them well, till blistering hot. Yumm.

I really must start an Amazon wish list for next year. You and GJ both got such excellent gifts that way! Love the bunny plates.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

love chocolate, love Nanny McPhee, love the view, love the angels, love the cupboard, love the stove - is it a Viking, Wolf or ???, just a lotta love in this post Mz Pom!

Deb said...

I have three little trees like the ones you gave the cute. I love mine too. They make a little Christmas Tree forest in my entry way. I love the Colorado views. I grew up in Colorado so this is so beautiful to me! Have a very happy new year!

wayside wanderer said...

I loved this post so much I can't decide what to comment on first. I love love LOVE the cupboard! The color is the best. And that stove. Sigh. Trying not to covet. Beautiful home, sweet girly things in every corner and it is all simply wonderful! Hugs.

Lisa Richards said...

The Way Home is an old favorite of mine as well, from my homeschooling days!
I love the photos of the grandgirls' house. The three little beds are so cute!
I love the Christmas trees! I'm going to find one for next year!
I remember my horse crazy days. I can just feel the girls' excitement when they found horse models among their gifts. So many pretty dishes and such a fun post to read!

melanie said...

Hi Pom Pom :) looks like you had a lovely Christmas, I love, love, love your bunny crockery! I have crockery envy now, lol :)
Hope you have a lovely New Years Eve, all the best for 2014 :) x

Fat Dormouse said...

My friend at college had a Bunnykins mug & I think of her when I see yours. What lovely gifts you had for Christmas!!

I always love reading your cheerful blog posts, and I love that they do hop about all over. Such a joy!

Wishing you all the best for 2014

Attic Clutter said...

ha it..rickety whiteboard(:)
love the barn hutch cupboard
you're a great granny(:)

Heather L. said...

We used to have some of those bunny dishes too! I'd love to find some again for my kids....and your polka dot mugs are gorgeous!!!!

GretchenJoanna said...

My oldest was given some of those very same - or very like - bunny dishes when she was born, and I'm sure she still has them, but I haven't seen them in sooo long, it is very sweet to see your new ones!