Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Jenny's Move into the Big House

 Here is a photo of the staircase at Jenny's new house. It reminds me of The Brady Bunch.  There is so much sunshine/natural light in their new house!  I love it!  
Saturday night they stayed in it for the first time and Jenny sent me a text that said, "I'm homesick.  Just like in middle school."  
I used to have to drive over to her friends' houses at 11:00 at night to bring her home, so I said, "Do you want me to come get you?"  Ha!  I'm so glad we had three weeks of our sweet baby girl's company.  They'd come upstairs and have coffee with us in the morning and the girls' would creep upstairs at 6:30 every morning, full of cuddles and smiles. Bliss.
Below is her dining area.  I think her table looks just right there.  Golden.
 Here's Mr. Cuddle Puss.  He is the softest and most floppy cuddler.  

 James came along with us on Saturday morning (we had the car loaded with Jenny and Scott's stuff) and LOVED driving the big moving truck!  
 Oh!  More cuddle bug-ness!  
 Timothy NEVER scratches and he has meticulous bathing habits.  
 Here is Jenny's spacious kitchen.  I am so thankful that they sold their old house and bought this one at just the right time.  
 Up here is a loft where she could have her own little study.  There is a study on the main level for the work Scott does and the part-time/at home jobs Jenny does. 
 There is so much big sky out where she lives.  I love their deck. 

 Back at our house, the walk to the bank and post box is gorgeous! 

 Here's Timothy saying, "Really?  How can you watch this stuff?  Turn it off!"
Sometimes we call him Silver Paws.

 And sometimes it is impossible to blog.
 This October is so gorgeous.  I was thinking that right now the leaves are a treat for the sight and the PEAR is a delight to the taste.
 Mr. Stripes the lap cat AGAIN! 
THIS little smile enhanced our days.  Bill started calling her Tigger.  Plum Cake also adapted to Granny and Grampy's quickly.  She was always crawling into Bill's lap or asking, "Can we go outside in the backyard and play MONSTER?"
 I've been knitting and knitting.  I have bags of yarn and bags of projects galore!

And the usual pile of books.  We read The Boys in the Boat for book club (today we meet at Nancy's) and I highly recommend it.  Five stars.  My dad knew that coach because he was still at the University of Washington when my papa attended there to play basketball his freshman year.  I like reading stories that take place in my home state.

 Naughty, Silver Paws! 
 These are the weird gourds that a bird planted in our garden.  Some of you thought I was talking about the nasturtiums, but this pumpkin-like vine produced several funny things!  
 Red pears!  Honey Crisp apples!  YUMMY!
 Yes, October has been VERY nice, full of grace, and gorgeous outside.  And I got a kitten as per Susan Branch's suggestion!  She so sweet.  Even on her Scottish vacation she took the time to answer my comment and congratulate me.  She's the sweetest famous artist EVER.

Soon I must wash ALL the dishes and the pretend foods that are in the Wendy house.  I will sweep and tidy the outside space.  I really want to move the exercise equipment from the family room to the basement, put down soft rugs and bring our wicker rockers inside.  I am still thinking family room/Brambly Hedge.  Stay tuned.
Today I have to do my office work, go to book club, and then I'll get a haircut.  I love going to this particular hairdresser because he cuts my hair so well.  It's a treat.
Tomorrow I meet with my sweet friend Sondra.  We are going over the book Stone by Stone: Tear Down the Wall Between God's Heart and Yours by Jasona Brown.  It's excellent.  Tomorrow we'll meet at the groovy coffee shop and talk about lies we've believed that have kept us from God.  I can't wait.

Oh, I meant to tell you that I am not going to make video podcasts like I thought I might.  I like watching them but I do not feel led to plunge into that endeavor.  I might make a few little videos for my blog, but no regular podcasts.  It's just not me.  

Happiest of weeks to you, nice reader!  Thank you very much for stopping by!