All posts by Jean

  • Our crazy weather…hail, snow, winter advisory, sunshine, green grass…you choose :)
  • Furnace was out…1 night without heat but temp was warm 40-45 that night, and we were okay
  • Gson’s awesome skiing video at Big Sky
  • Commenting on a lady’s name of “Gloria” and how lovely…she said we don’t see that name often any more….I said that mine was “Jean” and don’t see that one a lot either….she smiled and said, “My middle name is Jean”….fun :)
  • Talking with a WWII Veteran who is 92….looks more like 72!! A fun guy…he’ll be around for a long time:)
  • Raking the yard of pine needles and pine cones…great to have it finished
  • Picture of the Orchid, Flower of the Holy Spirit, amazing!
  • GPa has me laughing for several days…he decided to do a “MacGyver” and fix some aluminum foil as an “antenna” on the top of his ear phones, to eliminate the static…it worked!      He looks like an alien from outer space :)

  • Grateful for….
  • Happy April
  • Lovely Spring month
  • Sue and Al back from Arizona
  • Good news on our taxes :)
  • Green grass showing in the yard
  • GPa’s homemade biscuits…yum
  • Austin & Caitlyn at the OR coast for spring break
  • Rare (thank goodness) excitement in our neighborhood: Police chased a man and woman in their car from downtown and into our area where they abandoned the car…Wow, police with rifles and a canine walking and driving past our home…thought this only happened in the “big cities”… we locked our doors and brought Cookie inside (she’d let us know if anyone was there but, of course, would happily let them in :)  …scary when it’s your own neighborhood….the “druggies” got away on foot but they’ll catch them since they know who they are…first time that’s ever happened to us and hopefully it won’t again.
  • Watching Luann’s cat, YoYo, play…he is big and fluffy and sooo cute…we love him…when he and Cookie meet up in the yard, they accept each other as they are and go on their independent ways.

  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day ♥
  • Huge celebration in Butte America
  • …first time in years that St. Patrick’s Day is on a Friday and a weekend…
  • …preparing for crowds of revelers, even transferring inmates from the jail to make room for people having too much “fun” LOL
  • Irish population in Butte is (per capita) more than Boston!  They say it’s true :)
  • Went to the VA this morning for GPa’s eye doc follow up…
  • …while we were there a man in the waiting room was totally unresponsive to a nurse and soon all of the docs from ER ran to help him and half a dozen medical people came to his rescue and took him to the ER.  Hope he is okay.  Prayed for him.
  • Loving the beautiful tulips Cathy gave me…interesting colors of pale peach, orange, pink GPa said we can plant the bulbs.
  • Happy that my sister is enjoying her new wall tv :)
  • Spring is just around the corner ♥

  • Happy Pi Day!
  • Bella’s 1st birthday :)
  • Earthquakes, 3.4…loud bangs, dishes rattling….
  • ……Marysville, Helena, Clancy, Deer Lodge, Avon, Butte…oh my
  • Family milestone birthday celebration…
  • …Silver Star…salmon, rib eye, yummy :)
  • Just saw this….The way we think creates our life experiences.

  • Grateful for my loving family
  • A day with Cathy…she makes me feel alive!
  • Made in Montana Show…about 200 booths…interesting crafts from so many imaginations…
  • We waited in line for 45 min., outside the building (thank goodness it was about 35 degrees and sunny)…fire codes only allowed certain number……then were inside for several hours…
  • 10,000 people were expected which is unusual for MT….we felt like we were in “the big city” LOL….we were blessed to be able to park near the entrance.
  • Lunch at Benny’s Bistro…jazz music…Madeline cookies with chef’s recipe from France, yummy!
  • Welcome call from my beloved Granddaughter….another alive feeling!
  • David in town for several days checking on his new home progress…hooray!
  • GPa remembered to set the clocks ahead :)

Harry

  • Harry is our 88 yr. old neighbor, kind, nice, tall Norwegian…
  • …keeps his lawn and yard so neat
  • An avid Vikings NFL fan and the only person who was allowed by GPa (an avid GBPackers fan) to come into our home wearing his Vikings jacket LOL :)
  • Would come here and ask what day it was about 4 times a day and would I write it down for him
  • Helped Harry with his bill paying, bookkeeping, grocery shopping
  • Realized he has progressive dementia
  • His family came to help and the VA also helped
  • Remembering with a smile the huge hug we exchanged when he was last home, when he recognized me…mornings are a good time for him :)
  • He is in a very nice nursing home now….we will be visiting him (mornings:)
  • Thankful for our abundant Blessings of good people in our lives.

  • Happy Valentines Day  ♥♥
  • Observing many men, young and sold, selecting flowers, candy, balloons…
  • Told one young man that it didn’t matter what he selected, she will love it because it came from him
  • A beautiful sunny and warm day!
  • Smiles and more smiles everywhere we went :)
  • Enjoy your special day ♥

  • Hello February!
  • We see more smiles in Feb., especially as Valentines Day approaches
  • A gift of beautiful yellow tulips
  • …harbingers of Spring :)
  • A fun girls’ day with Cathy…
  • …out and about in the blowing 6 in. of snow and cold…
  • …gotta love Montana :)
  • Car prepared for winter driving with a sleeping bag, jackets, gloves, boots, hats, a long list
  • Girl Scout cookies…all so scrumptious!

  • A welcome visit from Amanda and Sean…
  • …they came from Portland to pick up their yellow Lab puppy in Billings
  • Puppy’s name is “Cosette” after Amanda’s acting character in Les Miserables
  • OMG…what’s cuter than a puppy!!
  • Mary Ellen’s daily gratitude postings.
  • Looking forward to “girls’ beauty salon day” with Cathy :)
  • Progress on D/D’s new home….3 walls are up now, garage/shop about finished…lovin’ the lake view
  • Finally have some days where the temps are moving out of the teens :)
  • ROFL: What does a Thesaurus eat for breakfast?  A synonym roll.

  • 2017 Abundant Blessings
  • New Beginnings….looking forward
  • Crystal’s Creative Spiritual Women message…January 1
  • Very happy to spend quality time with our son
  • New homes being built…granddaughter and family…son and family
  • Lovely day yesterday, being out at the ice covered lake, sunshine, blue big sky
  • Snow again today…anticipating a week of minus zero
  • Glowing fireplace, cozy and warm
  • Blessed indeed for each and every one of you!
  • Thank You