So, what's been happening? As I have mentioned here on the blog before, I have been out of work since March and it has been hard financially. This year has also included many household appliances (washer, dryer, dishwasher) as well as my house air conditioning going kaput! ...and no money to repair or buy new. It was hard, but perhaps the worst thing was not having a washer or dryer, especially with lots of cats and two young puppies.
A dear friend, who wants to remain anonymous, gave me money to buy a new washer and dryer, plus more that helped to pay a mortgage payment. I was stunned, overwhelmed, and more than grateful. So two weeks ago, my new washer and dryer arrived and I have been a crazy washing lady and loving every minute of it. Seriously, I think I have washed anything that wasn't nailed down!
A funny note to this happy day: my puppies have never lived in this house with a working washer and dryer so were unprepared for the big white monsters that invaded our house. It took about a day of barking and growling for them to realize that these monsters are here to stay and that mommy wasn't afraid of them! So cute!
Thanksgiving was a joyous day for me, gathering at sisters house and spending the day with family! It was great!
|My sister, Jill, and her kids, Courtney, Mallory, and Spencer|
|My nieces, Mallory and Courtney|
|My sister, Amy and her kids Mackenzie and Dylan. (Amy and Jill are twins!)|
|My amazing 95-year old grandmother, Maydell|
|My brother, Travis, my beautiful mom, Sandra and step-dad John!|
|My brother, Travis and Mom|
|My beautiful, mom - look at those cheekbones! What a beauty!|
|Gorgeous niece, Mallory|
|My 15-year old niece, Courtney - the budding family photographer!|
Until next time friends,