Sunday, January 25, 2015

January 25

I just figured out I can't get a picture to load here.  Now I will have to work at that.  I had a couple of pictures our out new living room.  I have most of it put together.  Just the entertainment center to finish tomorrow. If any want to see it before I figure this problem out  you can go to my Facebook page Lea Myers Williams. 

We were blessed with a beautiful church service this morning.  It was great to be there.  Worship was wonderful.  Outside of my family the 2 people I love the most are Pastor Greg and his wife Lisa.  They are so dear to us and they are the worship pastors.

Other that and the living room, that was my  day.  It was 55 here today, now for sure we have tons of mud.  I didn't get outside.  That made me feel sad.

Have a wonderful week.  Blessings.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January 21, 2015

I bet you thought I had disappeared again.  I thought I might to because I had trouble getting here.  I figured it out.  Whew.

Last Saturday we had  7" of fresh snow.  By the time we got up for church Sunday morning it was mostly gone and we had lakes.  It got chilly again and now instead of mud we have ice.  Oh good!!! Not.

Our living room is not done yet but almost.  Bob is putting the trim up tonight so tomorrow I should be able to hang the curtains and begin getting the floor cleaned good before we put back the furniture.  It is bright but we love it.  I want to do the dining room next but I want him to get the front porch completed.  I won't suggest it just now though.  He has done such a good job even though its been slow going. 

I have started walking again.  Adding a little distance every day.  I want to get back into shape so when I get Sage back from Kylee I will be able to ride and not feel like I am killing myself.  If it was not so icy I would have worked with her today but not only would it not been safe for her, it would have been scary and unsafe for me too. So I didn't.  I need to get my horse fix soon though.

I am a huge football addict.  And most of that is with the Seattle Seahawks.  I wish I could find a way to go to the Superbowl but it won't happen.  Last year one of our grandsons flew to New York with no ticket but intending to get to the game.  He did have a friend to stay with and he did get a pretty good ticket.  I know it still cost him a fortune.  I don't know if he will go to Phoenix or not.  Have not talked with him.  I will be surprised if he does not.  I would not have to guts to go and plan on finding a ticket after I got there. 

Well, not much else to say.  Just plugging along.  I  just saw on Facebook 56 days until Spring.  I am ready.  So much to do outside.


Sunday, January 11, 2015

January 11,

Before the days get any further away from me, here I am with not too much to say.  I see posts of people out riding their horses in the snow and I am jealous.  I just can't get all those clothes on, saddle up the horse and ride.  by the time I get all saddled I am tired.  Darn it anyway.  Wish I were young again or even have someone ride with me.  There is not enough snow to get my sleigh out.  Its a cutter and neeeds more of a base so the runners don't to the ground.  My driving pony would love to be doing it and I am not sure Sage would not like to be ridden in the snow. 

We are still working on the living room.  It is 2/3 painted.  Bob will finish it tomorrow or tuesday I imagine.  It is brighter than I imagined but yet rich colored.  Of course it will tone it down to have furniture in their too.  He just has the wainscoting to paint.  I may have a paint finishing, show off my living room party.  I did not think it would take us this long to do it.  If Bob would let me paint maybe it wouldn't but I don't do that well (at least he think).

Nikki was here since Thursday.  We did not see too much of her as she was working at the wedding.  The wedding was beautiful and I am glad I got to go see the beautiful bride and her handsome new husband.  The meal was good, the cake delicious and it was good to see so many friends.

It quiet here today.  Yesterday the Seahawks won their football game and today I watched to see who they would play and get to beat for them to get the the superbowl.  I would have rather seen Dallas but we got Green Bay.  I really am a football fanatic, sorry.  And Gonzaga basketball.  They won yesterday too.  I am a Washington State University alumni so guess I should be rooting for them.

Life just goes on.  I am ready for spring but know it is a way off.  I hope this finds you all well.


Monday, January 5, 2015

January 5

Not much to say today.  We are still working on the living room.  Bob has just about got all the wainscoting up.  Just a couple of small places left.  I will start painting tomorrow.  Then he can start helping me paint.  Its not the best thing I do but I want it done. 

Saturday night and Sunday we got about 6" of snow and during the night it started to rain.  So this morning we had a few inches of slop.  I had a hard time getting the car up our little slope up to the road this afternoon.  The main roads were OK.  Our road got  plowed, we are fortunate to live on a school bus route. 

Our daughter Nikki is coming over Thursday to coordinate a wedding.  The mother of the bride is a wedding coordinator too and she has done it up till now and Nikki will take over Thursday.  We probably won't see a lot of her but what we do I will be greatful for.  We went to Everett for Christmas but stayed at our other daughters.  No room for us with all the Christmas stuff.  We saw a lot of her but not enough.  She has had a tough year. 

So nothing really going on in this part of the country.  I promised to keep at this. 


Saturday, January 3, 2015

January 3, 2015

Kind of a dreary day with just a tiny bit of new snow.  More is supposed to fall in the morning and then rain the rest of the week.  Doesn't that just sound like jolly fun.  Wrong.

We really are getting to the living room.  Everything but the couch is moved in to the dining room.  Tazzy the cat is really confused what is going on.  She walks around with a puzzled expression, climbs on stuff and acts pretty silly.  The dogs just say oh well, as long as their blankets are on the couch.  Maggie just lays in her bed observing. 

Bob just went out to feed our "dependents".  The donks are really telling him to hurry up and Sage is banging on the panel by their feeder with her front foot.  I think she thinks she is ringing the dinner bell.

Nothing much else today.


Friday, January 2, 2015

January 2, 2015

Day 2 of my promise.  Nothing too exciting from this part of Washington State.  We got a little snow this morning but we are due for a larger storm on Sunday.  We have had so little this winter that I really won't complain.

We went into spokane today.  Did several errands and then went to Lowes to get paint for our living room.  We had the wainscotting for the living room for 2 or 3 years and Bob decided this was the time to get it up and paint.  I had a difficult time picking the correct colors.  I had planned with shades of pumpkin but it did not strike me this afternoon.  I hope we can really get going on it this weekend.  I am excited about it being fresh and clean. 

The animals outside are just fine.  Rosie and Sequoia have their own pen and shelter.  She was so glad to see him again.  Raven and the 2 donkeys have their own pen.  Raven missed Wrangler but seems to be OK now.  They were really best buds.  Sage, Rusty and Chemmy have the other area with a shelter.  Rusty and Chemmy play a lot together but Chem wants to eat and be close to Sage. 

We wnt to deliver some things to one of our great grand daughters today.  We had to leave it hanging on the back door.  She was being babysat by her big brother and he was asleep and she is not supposed to answer the door so she didn't.  I really wanted to see her but I am glad she was obedient even though her mom was gone to an appointment.

Maybe I will get out and take some pictures tomorrow.  Then I will have to see if I can fight with the computer to see if I can get at least one of them to load. 

Blessings to you,

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Lea is Back

Here I am again.  Still fighting with my computer.  I thought it was doing well until I went to do this.  I promise I will be more faithful about keeping up here.  I know its been many months since I tried.  I have worked things out somewhat but until I tried to do this it doing its own thing again.

We are well and happy.  Bob is working off and on at a friends wheat ranch.  No just wheat but oats and barley too.  This time of the year no so much to do and I like that.  He went into the Bob Marshall Wilderness in June with some friends and had an awesome time.  We both went camping with our horses late Spring down in central Idaho for a week.  We had a great time and rode a lot.  Sage did very well.  When she gets tired though she gets naughty and thinks she can tell me what to do.  Bob went elk hunting on horseback this year and had a great time. 

I rode some all summer but not like I would have liked looking back at it.  I have a problem getting the saddle on Sage is part of the problem.  When Bob is around or my grandsons it works OK.  I want to get a trainer to ride her a month maybe in March.  There are some things she needs to figure out.  She never bucks or runs off, she just refuses to go where I want her to when she thinks she has gone far enough.

In November we had a terrible experience.  Our wonderful horse that anyone could ride anywhere got stuck in the feeder somehow and broke his jaw and neck.  The worst part of it was our grandchildren next door found him struggling and when they were tring to figure out what to do he died.  We were not home, we were having lunch with our great grandchildren after church.  We have wonderful neighbors, they had all pitched in and had him almost buried by the time we got here.  We are still crying when we think about it too much.  Wrangler was a wonderful horse.

Earlier this fall we accumulated another pony.  We had Sequoia a few years ago and gave him to a couple of young girls.  They had all but outgrown him and moved to Kansas so he came back.  He is an awesome pony. 

I still am leading a bible study for some young women.  Love that and love them. 

No real resolutions.  I never keep them.  I am going to try to ear healtheir and to get back to exercising.  I know I feel better when I do. 

We have had very little snow but its been very cold.  It was 7 last night at midnight. 

In October for our 57th. anniversary we went down to the Oregon Coast.  We enjoyed it but the weather was atrocious.  Poured, and I mean poured down rain and the wind blew.

I promise to try to get some pictures posted on here.  They do not want to work too much.  I need a new computer really bad.  I have a laptop but it does not seem to be any better.  I think it might be operator trouble. 

Bless you all and I promise to be back.