Thursday, February 26, 2015

Free Hummingbird.........

............included with the house.... Maybe we should have put that on the flyer... lol ..... To the left you can see the nest...such a little thing and the blur is the hummingbird.....  If anyone can identify it i'd love to know... The picture in the header is much clearer...... I've had this hummer buzzing my head every time i walk outside lately and now we know why... I hope we don't disturb her too much and she stays.... I'd love to get a photo of the teeny tiny eggs if she has any...none so far.......... 

The Open House went well....... lots of people showed up . Our Realtor had to stay late both days ....but very few offers...... sadly .... We did get one offer for the asking price and i think we are going to just count our blessings and go with that...... Getting what you ask for ... hey can't argue with that.  :)  Stay tuned! Hugs! deb

Monday, February 23, 2015

Jinx took a Field Trip......

Well........  This past weekend was our first and hopefully last Open House .........everyone please collectively cross your fingers , toes and eyeballs....... :)   We've had a couple bids come in and they are right around the asking price..... pssst.... is a bidding war too much to ask for??? lol  

Anyway so we had to vacate the premises for several hours each day and took Jinxyboy with us. We went to Hubby's work where he could have the run of his office.  He rode in the truck well.... meowed incessantly for the first 10/15 min then calmed down and 'enjoyed' the ride.... 

He has finally learned to take more than two steps without falling over in his harness.....  he's so funny.... He hid behind hub's desk for a little while but an open window is enough to lure him out....you know what they say about curiosity and cats.......  All in all he did good.....  We plan to take him for some more short rides leading up to the big move .......so hopefully riding in the truck won't be such an ordeal for him......  

So that was my weekend!  I hope all my Drinking Buddies have had an awesome week ......TEA drinking buddies that is...lol     If you'd like to read more pop on over to Ms. Elizabeth's and Bleubeard's!! My drink for the week is actually some drink for the plants in hubby's office (MiracleGro) :)  Hugs! deb 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Packing...Packing... Packing....


.........Am i ever glad hubby had me start packing my craft room right after the Holidays....geesh i have alot of .... well ..... stuff....


I thought i would be getting rid of alot as i went thru it but that was not the case..... I want it ALL...LOL!  


As you can see i still have a ways to go.... Honestly though i'am alot further along than this picture suggests.... Hubby is now tearing down that shelving unit to the left... So its all good...progress....  I just wanted to pop in and say hello. You can see by the header theres still some artwork going on even if its just in my sketchbook... I've had that little lizzard design for awhile. I just decided to do something with it....  

We've been signing Realtor paperwork and getting the house ready to show......uuughhh...... its very obvious we are not spring chickens anymore....  :)   Hugs! deb

This picture repeat is just for my T stands for Tuesday peeps over there at Elizabeth's and Bleubeard's ......Happy happy Tday!!!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Socked In..............



When we decided to make that trip to Mt Diablo a couple weeks ago just before hubs and i got sick we had been 'socked in' with fog for a week and a half..... We almost didn't go to Mt Diablo . Figured we wouldn't be able to see a thing



But the truth is we rose above the fog and it was extraordinary.... We were so, so glad we went... We just sat there on a picnic bench eating an apple , watching the tendrils of fog take over the valley. The fog was always moving , always changing...never still..... Amazing that we had the sun on our face and warming our backs when other people in the valley hadn't seen sun in over a week...  That by the way my tea drinkers is my liquid refreshment for the week....Fog... Mist...


I hope you will enlarge these photos by clicking on them. They are pretty amazing... I kept 'petting ' the moss that grew in all the shady areas on the mountain... I just think after years and years of living in a desert i'am just attracted to the color green.... lol




The picture above and below are soft limestone formations on the mountain that have been eroded from wind and rain... there is a section called ' Wind Caves' that is not to be missed... Unfortunately humans have left their marks too..... So many people felt it necessary to immortalize themselves in stone...names were carved everywhere.... it was very sad to see..... although i'am not condoning it , the above carving was pretty darn cool compared to all the 'Johnny loves Susie's '  ........ 




Below are a couple plants growing on the mountain... If anyone has idea what they might be i'd love to know.... 




Its been fairly warm for the last month around here. Lots of things are starting to grow...


This seal is at the very top of the mountain. There is a gift shop and lighthouse at the top...... The light was lit until WW11 , when they turned it off for fear of the Japanese using it as a beacon..... Now i believe it is turned on once a year to commemorate Pearl Harbor...  Hey i read the plaque but i don't always retain all that info... :)


Mt Diablo used to be a vacation spot for the rich in San Francisco back in the 20's and 30's.  Even had a hotel up there that has since burned down...  I could just imaging riding a wagon all the way to the top!  I hope you enjoyed the visit and your little taste of fog in the central valley , CA... They are predicting a rainy weekend for us this coming weekend. Maybe if everyone reading this crossed their fingers and toes maybe it will come true.... We just had our driest January on record.......Happy Tday!!! Hugs! deb


Monday, January 26, 2015

The Missing Week........

Wowzers......... thats all i can say.....  After i wrote last week's post hubby and i got slammed! First him.... he came down with a fever   103! at one point and nausea and chills and i was like ooohhh boy we are IN for it.... cause no matter how careful we are he always 'shares' whatever he comes down with or brings home from work and i know the people at his work have been sick....  took two days then he started feeling better and noticed his left leg hurt.... I took a look at it and on his shin was a huge red area that was seriously inflamed...  

What you don't know is that the weekend before we went hiking on Mt. Diablo... I have pictures to show....they are coming promise..... He must have been scratched or stung or bit by something that he did not react well to....It was a serious infection that the Dr said we were very lucky to have caught it when we did... I can't help but wonder if the fever and nausea were all related to that... anyway as soon as hubby was on the mend ...say by Wed.... then BAM

It was my turn.... sinuses... i couldn't breathe.. it got down in my chest.... laid me out... I'am just now coming back to the land of the living. I'am so sorry i dropped the ball on the GiveAway... I want to thank everyone soooo much for all your kind words and Congrats... Paid or not it IS an exciting thing.... I have drawn two names out of the hat.... 

Ms... Violet and Ms. ...Eden . If you will please get back with me with your snail mail addy i will get your little print off to you... My email is nuleaf@comcast.net  .... You have thru Wednesday to let me hear from you ....

Okaaay business taken care of...lol .... I'm going to go back to trying to breathe thru my nose now... uuughh.... I hate it when the sinuses attack...thank goodness its not often... I have lots to share with you...... I'll be baaaackkk..... :) Hugs! deb