Grandma Barb’s This and That

Monday, November 25, 2013

Giving Thanks

With Thanksgiving only a couple of days away I would like to give thanks for my family and friends, including all of you, my blogging friends!  I would also like to give thanks for my cozy little home, food on the table, and the relatively good health that I have for someone my age.  I'm also thankful for computer techs that could fix my computer and retrieve my photos and documents.  The only thing that I lost was my contacts and the emails still in the inbox that I hadn't saved.  So that's not too bad.  Thanks for all your kind comments.  I was pretty bummed but then I thought it's only some photos and documents.  Nothing compared to all those that had lost so much in the tornadoes a week or so ago.

Wishing all of my US friends a Blessed Thanksgiving and safe travels and the rest of you a great weekend.  I'll see you after Thanksgiving.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Computer woes

Good morning everyone.  I hope you are having a better day than I am.  I seem to have lost Microsoft Office, my  personal email, my photos and who knows what else.  I am able to get on the internet using Firefox so I can get email on my gmail account and get into my blog.  I will probably be taking the computer to the doctor today so it may be a few days before I visit you.  I may go to the Library and use their computer to visit you.  But who knows when I will be back.  I sure hope they can restore it and find all my photos.

See you when I can.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Random 5 Friday

Here are 5 random facts from this week.  When I say random, that's what they are.

1.  Last weekend I took my friend to Onamia for his grandson's confirmation.  On the way home we stopped in Spicer, MN to see the Olde Mill that I had heard about.  It was getting quite dark so I had to lighten these photos in PicMonkey.  The mill was built in 1862 on Green Lake.  In 1914 it was turned into an inn to accommodate tourists.  You can read more about the mill here.

2.  On Tuesday I had a big old molar pulled.  It was beyond saving.  I spent most of the day resting.

3. If you live in this area there is a lot of eating going on.  Wed night the youth at my church put on a spaghetti supper to raise money for a mission trip.  Last night there was an education banquette to honor students, teachers, and other school personnel.  They also honor citizens of the community that have been influential in the school and the community over the years.  The father of one of my classmates was one of the honorees.

4.  The weather has been on a roller coaster.  The first snow has melted and then it snowed a little again Sunday night.  Yesterday the temps were in the 50's so I did a little garden cleanup.  The grass is still green.

5.  Tomorrow I am taking an all day watercolor painting class.  It is with the same teacher I took the class with at Senior Collage.

Well that's a wrap!

Thanks for stopping!  Have a great weekend!

See you next time


I forgot to say, please visit Nancy at A Rural Journal for more randomness.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Shoveling Leaves and Snow

Have you ever heard of shoveling leaves and snow at the same time?  Well I hadn't until Wednesday when we had our first snow and then the leaves fell.  Here is what it looks like.  The 1st photo is my first pass down the sidewalk.

This next one is my second pass with both leaves and snow in the shovel

The last one is when I finished and the leaves kept falling.  Notice how many are on the street at the top of the photo.

You can see more leaves and snow pictures in my previous post.

Thanks for stopping and have a nice weekend.
See you next time

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Orange and Gold

While out for an evening drive a week or so ago I took this shot of the farm site with the windmill backed by the orange sky.

Leaves on my Maple tree

My lawn yesterday

My lawn today.  What a difference a day makes in Minnesota.  

We had about 4 inches of snow overnight.  I have to dig out my boots and go out and shovel snow and leaves.

Linking to Rurality Blog Hop

I did get the living room cleaned.  Now I am pricing Christmas items and decorating my space at the lighting store.  I'll show you a photo when I get done decorating.

I hope you are all having a great week and I'll see you next time!