Monday, December 28, 2009


Wishing you-all a very happy and healthy 2010!

Not much to say today, just starting to clean up all the Christmas stuff...big job! It may take a few days...

One of my favorite things to do is get up early and watch the Rose Parade on New Years day...I love all the flowers and seeing what they have done this year with the floats - always amazing! If you ever get a chance to work on a float, do it! So much fun to be a part of that - we have done it a time or two in past years. Then the Rose Bowl game - you know that the Oregon Ducks will be there - WE are rooting for them! YAY! GO DUCKS! So I will be up early making biscuits and sausage gravy for us (it's a once a year treat!) Will make some pouched eggs and maybe some sliced oranges...sound good to you? It does to me!

More seriously, lets all pray that 2010 will be a better year for our country and the world. Maybe with all our prayers, things will change and we will have "Whirled Peas!" (Just kidding, just kidding!)

One more thing I wanted to show you! Here is a painting by my good friend Laurie. She not only paints, but makes all kinds of beautiful things! She is also into photography and making her pictures really unique. I had bought the cutest birdie pincushion from her - that's how we met. This is a painting she sent to me via email and I'm sharing it with all of you! Enjoy and check out her blog at

Well, gotta go and start that Christmas clean up! Bye for now,


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to You & Yours!!
Love the Rose Parade but don't watch football just enjoy the day off......
I echo your sentiments of 2010 being a better year for all!!

Adrienne said...

Hi, Marilyn -
Now I'm thinking I should get busy and plan breakfast for New Year's morning. And you'd better believe we are going to be GLUED to the Rose Bowl game with our Oregon Ducks playing. GO DUCKS!!! We are having our first ever Rose Bowl Game Party here with our son and grandsons, daughter, her kids and boyfriend and my cousin's hubby. As strange as it was, we only invited people who wanted to watch the game - not anyone who doesn't like football and would sit and talk and chatter while we're being serious about the game! I'm heading to the Dollar Store for a green tablecloth and yellow napkins and doing some other fun things. My sweetheart will grill hamburgers just before the game and everyone will bring snacks and treats.

Happy New Year to you, my friend. We've been talking about getting over your way to see our family. When we have plans made I'll let you know I'm heading your way!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet surprise!! Thanks for showing my snowman! I do miss Pasadena on Jan. 1. I wonder if people are still allowed to spend the night on the curb camping out.We lived right down the street from the Rose Parade. Have a fun day!!

Laurie said...

I had to try this again. Why did it say I'm Anonymous...I'm not