a NEW member of the household


Happy Tuesday!

So what’s NEW???  We’re getting a NEW member of our household…she moves in soon…she’ll be 82 years old in March…and I rummaged through her kitchen to find the above treasures!!! (with my husband’s assurance that she wouldn’t mind :o)

Yes, my 82-year-old mother-in-law will be coming to live with us once she is released from the skilled nursing facility.  She fell and broke her arm and may have other issues such as heart problems etc.  So, we have lots of NEW changes going on around here!

I’m LOVING the NEW soft box kit my hubby got me for Christmas!  It made shooting these old pans and knives SO FUN!

Have a great day!  Do or Learn something NEW!

I’ll link up to Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday

NEW photos of my week #41



This week I took a short over-night trip to visit my Mom and Sister, and to also go with them to see The 5 Browns in concert.  On the way home, I stopped at various rural towns to take some pics.  It’s obvious that the old and the weathered caught my eye that day….nothing NEW!

The concert was FABULOUS!!!  50 fingers were flying!  Here’s a sample of how good they are:

On the trip I also listened to a book on CD, “A Girl Named Zippy“,  that the teacher of a family history class recommended.  The book is random stories of the childhood of Zippy.   It was nice to listen to….but I don’t think I would’ve liked reading it, since there really was no plot etc.  But it was a good example of how interesting our own personal histories can be.  (And a good reminder to me to start writing a few things down before I forget them!)


Have a great week!  Do or Learn something NEW!

Linking to:

Mosaic Monday


NEW photos of my week #29 and an act of kindness


I think it is AWESOME when people do something for the sole purpose of making someone smile.  I’m choosing to believe that’s what happened here:  I went on a photo walk yesterday and wandered by an abandoned gas station.  There were two old cars parked in the stalls where the gas pumps used to be.  The windows of the cars were really quite dirty, but as I looked closer….I saw Mickey and Minnie in one of the cars…and I couldn’t help but SMILE!  I think the owner put M&M there just to make people smile (unless Mickey and Minnie were so big the owners didn’t have room in their house to put them).  But again, I’m choosing to believe they’re there for people’s pleasure.  I think it was a GREAT idea and an act of kindness to do that!

Have a great week!  Learn or DO something NEW!