Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Still Winter........

Merry evening friends.  Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.  Some of you, like me, may have just gotten thru a very big snow on March 25.  Not December, or January, or February 25....but March :)   We had a big snow...got between 6-10 inches in our area.  Here in our yard we got about 7 inches before it was over.  Here's a pic the first morning!





Now Spring arrived, by calendar on March 20, but you wouldn't know it.  Something you'll learn about me though, is that I love Winter...and snow!  So I wasn't necessarily upset about this gorgeous surprise.  I actually loved it.  One last snow for me was a good thing.  I have seen people grousing and complaining about it, even threatening those poor groundhogs! LOL!  But I am of the belief that everything happens in it's time.  Take each day as it comes, make the most of it.  To do that, I had an all day fire in the fireplace, made some hot chocolate, and watched movies in my recliner.  I also went out and made up half a dozen large snowballs and put them in my freezer!  I will love pulling them out in the hottest part of the Summer, and watch the grandbabies play with them, or just let them melt down my neck, or maybe as a friend suggested, make a frozen margarita with them!! 

Spring is coming soon...even here the temps are warming up into the 50's this weekend and the snow has almost completely melted already.  Daffodils, tulips and crocuses are blooming.  I too, look forward to Spring...planning and working in my new yard, in my new gardens. Doing things outdoors with my girls and my grandbabies.  Taking walks, eating lighter, dressing lighter....  Can't wait!  But for a couple of days, I enjoyed the last fling of Winter and waking up to a beautiful, glittering, snowy morning.


"The last fling of winter is over ... The earth, the soil itself, has a dreaming quality about it. 
It is warm now to the touch; it has come alive; it hides secrets that in a moment,
in a little while, it will tell."
- Donald Culross Peattie




Peace and Love
Kim aka Nana

Monday, March 18, 2013

An Introduction!.......

Merry evening!  After tossing around the idea for a while..I have decided to start a new blog. I'm a blogger..have been for a few years but  it's almost Spring, we have moved recently to a new home (smaller and simpler), I have recovered from a rough year health- wise and decided to make a fresh start! 

My name is Kim or Kimberly or Kimmie..depending on who you're talking to :)  I will be 55 next month..(OMG!)...married to Jim, my high school sweetheart for 33 years.  We have two gorgeous daughters, Sara 31, and Kate 28.  Sara is physically disabled and lives with us...she's smart, funny, patient, loving and beautiful!  Kate, who is wonderful in every way, is married to her high school sweetheart Matt, for over 6 years now and they have given me my 3 adorable grandchildren!  Lily Rachelle is 4, Charlie Matthew is 22 months and baby Henry Joseph is just 2 months old.  They bring so much joy into our lives and being a Nana has become my favorite thing in the world to be!!  You will hear alot about my family in my posts..as they are my life! 

My adorable grandchildren!




My beautiful daughter Kate and her handsome Matt




My gorgeous Sara
 
 
 
 
 
My hubby who isn't fond of having his pic taken :)




and me!
 
 
 
 
Must include my beloved kitties....Jasper and Harley!
 


We recently moved back to where my hubby and I grew up.  We bought a smaller home..on one floor with a lovely, more manageable yard.  We came from a 3 story house with 2.5 acres and after my recent illness, we decided that we needed to downsize and it has been a good decision for us.  We are thrilled to be back where we came from and we love our new home.  We are still working on the improvements, updates, decorating and having a blast doing it.  You'll hear a bit about that too.  I am so anxious for the weather to break so I can start working outside on landscaping and gardens etc.  I love digging in the dirt, growing herbs and flowers and veggies and it'll be fun to have a clean slate to work with.

I have many hobbies, from reading to sewing, from crocheting to gardening, from cooking to cleaning and organizing....and my family and I spend a lot of time together...having fun and working on various crafts and projects...so I'll talk about that too!

Well..that is my introduction to my Life as Nana.  I hope to connect with others thru my blog so feel free to leave comments and follow along with me. If you have a blog too...let me know so I can follow along with you!

Peace and Love,
Kim