Friday, December 26, 2008

Our first heavy snow storm 12-19-08 "White Christmas"

WHITE CHRISTMAS Tree covered branches in our yard. BEAUTIFUL !
But will it last for Christmas?
On Friday, December 19th,2008 we got our first heavy snowstorm. It was so beautiful with its pristine fresh pure whiteness and the tree covered branches. It started about 2:30pm and it came down thick and fast and furiously; in no time the roads became hazardous to drive because of poor visibility.
We were in Warwick shopping when we decided we better head home, what normally would take 20 minutes took us 50 minutes. By Saturday, with the continued snow the compilation for northern Rhode Island and Lincoln where we live was approx 12 -15 inches deep.
My husband tried to get the snowblower to start but as you can imagine it did not run and we needed to shovel to get out. The main roads were decent but not clear to the asphalt.
" We thought this would last and we would have a White Christmas" Unfortunataely this major storm a week before Christmas did not last.The temperature rose to high 50's and 60 degrees and it rained and washed all the snow away. That right! The snow was washed away and on Christmas eve and Christmas 2008 There was no snow.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Edition of Getting to Know You

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your blogging friends.

Copy this blog post and then post it on your blog with the changes in answers so that they apply to you......HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Thanks Kelly, this was fun!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? wrapping paper

2. Real tree or Artificial? artifical pre-lighted 7ft blue spruce

3. When do you put up the tree? Usually middle of December

4. When do you take the tree down? Until January 6th, Epiphany-Little Christmas and my paternal grandfather's Voo-Voo's birthday

5. Do you like eggnog? only when I could drink Kahlua Coffee Liqueur

6. Favorite gift received as a child? my phonograph suitcase that played 45's

7. Hardest person to buy for? Used to be my mother "May she rest in peace, she is so missed daily"

8. Easiest person to buy for? my husband "He loves anything green"

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Vintage white porcelain 15 piece set from Avon 1980's

10.Do you send cards or email cards? both "Special cards to relatives"

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? clothes, "I like to select my own styles"

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? 1954 White Christmas With Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? all year long always shopping with Christmas in mind

14. Ever recycled a Christmas present? always the ones I never would use "I hate to see a gift go to waste"

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Christmas cookies and peppermint candy canes

16. Lights on the tree? yes, white, clear (outside decorations multi colors)

17. Favorite Christmas song? Silver Bells

8. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Would love to go to Anderson, SC.but this year will stay in RI and visit relatives. I also love to drive around and look at decorations in upper class neighborhoods

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner/Donder, Blitzen, and Rudolph.

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? a beautidul handcrafted angel made and given to me by my daughter-in law, Victoria about 10 years ago before she married my first born son, John Michael

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Always Christmas morning 7-ish and the tradition of going to midnight mass at the cathedral in Providence

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Rudeness in stores, pushing shoving and the dis-courteous drivers with parking spots

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? handmade from my sons over the years when they were in school and ornaments collected on trips

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Turkey and ham at my sister, Maureen and brothert-in-law, Carl's house (tradition)

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? peace and good will amd hugs and kisses from loved ones "I have never been a materialistic stuff person" I love giving

26. Who is most likely to respond to this? Jenny , Maureen and Vicky

27. Who is least likely to respond to this? Debbie and Kelly who have already done theirs
"Enjoyed this :)

Christmas 1974

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My FIRST Blog Award

I was given this MOST BEAUTIFUL award from MY SWEET Daughter-in-law , Victoria in South Carolina @ 2lilpumpkins
Thanks Vicky:)
Now to follow tradition....I am to give it up to other people that I think have beautiful blogs! There are so many fabulous blogs that the first that come to mind are the following:
Theresa @ sentimental journal
Rhondi @ rose-colored glasses
Patty @ Old Lady Lincoln
Nancy @ Southern Lady
I love 2 lilpumpkins, but this award has been given. I will cherish this first award especially since I have a passion for butterflies.