Happy New Year!! January 2020 $50 Your Way #Giveaway

WOW!! 2020!?!  REALLY???  Now I’ll really show my age here but …….. in high school 2020 sounded like it was SO far away! I mean hello…… I’ll practically be dead! Seriously, 60 sounded like a really OLD persons age. 61?! Hello? Would I have a blanket around my shoulders, be knitting blankets be in a rocking chair ….. wait… that’s a bad example because I WOULD love a rocking chair on my porch and I am slightly addicted to knitting.

I did think we would have flying cars……. course if you’ve ever seen me on the road….. I kinda do fly.

What about you? Did you have any crazy expectations about the year 2020??

Happy New Year little Peanuts!! I hope the year is full of amazing things for us all!


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  1. not doing the best today my brother in law is dying cancer throughout his body nothing can be done I feel helpless

    • stephanie baker says

      So sorry to hear 🙁
      I lost my mom to cancer 10 years ago, & I can honestly nothing anyone said or did helped more than just knowing they were there. Just let him & the family know you are there, & especially be there for the family when he is gone.

  2. I’m resolving to try and not let my mother-in-law’s criticism get to me. It’s a toughie!

  3. My day is going okay. I wish I had slept better. Even though fireworks are illegal, there are always people in the area setting them off at midnight on New Year’s.

  4. It is the start of a new day and year. Hope for the best. So far so good.

  5. Diane K. Brimmer says

    I made no resolutions as I would only break them anyway! I have decided to try and not let things bother me so much and to be happier. No matter what happens.

  6. Diane K. Brimmer says

    My day is going really great so far! The sun has decided to show it’s self and it is a whopping 27 degrees in the sun. Yahoo! My brain wants to do so much today but my body is fighting with my brain. We will see who wins!

  7. Victoria K says

    Today is going good so far. Happy New Year!

  8. Victoria K says

    Lots of resolutions but I really want to get in the best shape of my life.

  9. Molli Taylor says

    my day is pretty good, im feeling a bit sick but taking it slow!

  10. Molli Vandehey-Taylor says

    i have a lot of resolutions but i really just want to work on being more authentic!

  11. Happy 2020 one and all, wherever you are! Mum & I popped a bottle of bubbly to ring in the New Year then both slept till lunchtime!

  12. The only things I’m resolved to do are to make some time for myself, find joy in the simple things and to finish one job before starting another! I’m quite good at two of those already so I could be onto a winner!

  13. Today is going great so far. I did some grocery shopping and the sun is shining.

  14. I have decided to get in the habit of eating a lot more vegetables this year.

  15. Please take away add giveaway to blog entry accidently submitted.

  16. My day is going pretty good so far. I gave out my last present.

  17. I want to be healthier overall this year.

  18. my day is going okay i am working on not to stress this much this year for new decade and new year. i really hope that this year is lot better as well as the decade.

  19. Tamra Phelps says

    Oh, my resolution is obvious! I want to get back on my feet and get home.

  20. Tamra Phelps says

    Here’s my Current Post Comment: I definitely thought we’d be in flying cars by now, lol. Someone recently told me Blade Runner was set in 2019. I mean, it seemed so far in the future when that movie came out!! I fully expected we’d be living that movie by now.

  21. Tamra Phelps says

    Here’s my daily how are ya doing comment, lol. Therapy is moving right along. It’s going to be a process, which I still believe no one should have to do twice for crying out loud, lol. Oh well, it’ll get there.

  22. shelly peterson says

    I have no resolutions but I do need to continue on working on my health.

  23. shelly peterson says

    I am spending the day relaxing. Happy New Year!

  24. Mya Murphy says

    I’m looking forward to the new year..bundled in my blanket..scrolled down twitter and saw this!!

  25. Mya Murphy says

    I don’t make resolutions because it stresses me out too much.. If I have any changes I need to make, I can’t go by dates.

  26. Ann Fantom says

    My first day of 2020 is going well!

  27. Ann Fantom says

    No, I don’t do new years resolutions

  28. Margaret Smith says

    Day is going well. Nice relaxing quite day.

  29. Margaret Smith says

    No resolutions. Hoping to loose some weight, eat healthier and exercise more.

  30. Happy New Year! My friend always has a New Year’s Day party. Good food and good friends.

  31. shelly peterson says

    I am glad I have one more day off. I am also glad our snowed melted away.

  32. rana durham says

    the first day of the new year and the decade was good so far i really hope that it keeps going that way as I really want to have a good year that makes filled with happiness

  33. stephanie baker says

    Seriously, I’m almost 42. I thought this was the age where I’d have the amazing job, come home to cook a fabulous meal every night wearing my distinguished work clothes & nice shoes, tuck my kids in with smiles on every face then have a cozy evening with my husband. Yesterday was a crappy day at work, changing into PJs at 4pm & the hubs going to get happy meals for the girls & takeout Chinese for us, and bedtime was forced brushing of teeth, begging to read 5 books & the wrong blanket, wrong stuffed animal, needing drink of water, etc. Blah. But I still love my life & wouldn’t change my little chaotic family for the world!

  34. My day is starting out well and I’m ready to start a new year!

  35. I’m going to try to clear out at least one item of clutter every day in 2020.

  36. It may be the start of a New Year and a new decade but some things never change; it’s Ireland and it’s raining!

  37. beth shepherd says

    My day so far is going wonderful. I am excited about the new year! Thank you

  38. Diane K. Brimmer says

    Well, it’s a high of 42 degrees and sunny! What more could a person want to start out the day. I am planning to go into town to get a few things done and then come home to do chores.

    • Diane, so far we are at 37 degrees and expecting snow this weekend. It’s so weird up here. We were covered in snow and 12 hours later gone. It wouldn’t be so bad except the rain and cold temps mean I have a skating rink around my house…… weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  39. My day has started off well – I’ve lost another 2 pounds! It’s slow, but it’s happening! Happy New Year to all!

  40. Diane K. Brimmer says

    I am commenting on here as there isn’t anything new to comment on. I do love your generosity in your giveaways. You are just so awesome!

  41. My resolution is to continue on my weight loss journey. I’m more than halfway to my goal. Doing it with good eating and lots more activity.

  42. Dana Rodriguez says

    Happy New Year Connie! We stayed up New Years Eve but boy it sure was a struggle lol

  43. Dana Rodriguez says

    I didn’t really make any resolutions besides taking more ME time instead of focusing on everyone else all the time.

    • Dana, that is so hard to do RIGHT!? I just signed up for an on line exercise class…….. being snowed in means a gym membership would go to waste as soon as snow hits. Wish me luck…..

  44. My goal this year is the same as last year: swim 3 times a week. I was mostly very good about it except for the last 2 weeks when there was a holiday on Wednesday. But I’ll take 2 times a week and be happy.

    • Sarah, I am trying to do my exercise video at least twice a week. So far? 3 weeks in?? ZIP. Nadda. None! And another ACKKKKKKKKK for the day. That’s it. Signing off right now and doing a class. Sarah, you are a great motivator!

  45. My day is going well so far. I received the Cricut maker for Christmas so I am currently on YouTube trying to learn how to use it and possibly make a business out of it

    • Valerie, my Cricut Maker is the BEST part of my craft room. I LOVE that MACHINE!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you aren’t a Cricut Design Space member I highly recommend it. So many pre-made designs I don’t think you could ever make them all. Fonts. Idea’s! SO fun!!!

  46. !@#$ HEADACHE oops all day. took aspirin. tried ginger. tried ginger & turmeric. Sat quietly. watched TV. eat food. Drank water. Had fan on, sigh…. Ok fine. How are you?

    • Theresa, sending you a big quiet hug. Hopefully that headache is long gone now. Maybe a nap?
      I have never heard of ginger/turmeric for headaches. I will have to try it. Feel BETTER!!!!

  47. Tamra Phelps says

    I’ve been reading the results of my CT scan and trying to make heads or tails of it, lol. Guess I’ll find out from the doctor tomorrow.

  48. Susan Smith says

    My day is going good. It’s pretty warm for January and it’s nice to get back into a routine.

  49. Susan Smith says

    My resolution is to declutter my house and turn my spare bedroom into an office.

    • Susan, I wish I had been more picky when I moved. It would have been the perfect time to declutter. Oh well, I’ll just leave all the clutter to my kids.
      Good luck with your new office in the making!

  50. Karen Alley says

    My son visited me for an hour or so. Otherwise, I’ve had a lazy day. Watched tv and played around on my laptop.

  51. Christina Sparks says

    I had a long day at work working 2 hours of overtime prior to the start of my normal schedule. Now enjoy a nice night!

  52. shelly peterson says

    I ran some errands today and went to lunch with my son.

  53. Lauren Peterson says

    Hi! I hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday season.

  54. Diane K. Brimmer says

    Today it is kinda gray out. We are loosing our snow again which doesn’t bother me at all. Watch now that I have said that it will become a blizzard around here. I am doing fine, just not the hubby. His blood sugar is really low today. If it isn’t spiking it is bottoming. Not fun! Stress doesn’t help. I think he needs to do something today to chill out.

    • Diane, we have slush coming from the sky. Rain drops big fat ones and snowflake. HOWEVER! The Husband is outside in the tractor so I am enjoying the quiet time inside.
      I hope your husband is doing better. Time for a puzzle? I would say dominos but we are pretty competitive in our family so that might not work.

  55. I’m frantically trying to learn the lyrics to 15 songs ready for the next rehearsal on Sunday!

  56. Finally the rest is over and I am back out in the garden.. weeding this morning into the afternoon.. pooped now…

  57. I don’t take resolutions. Today I took off from work and chilling out at home with my family.

  58. Shannon Victoria Holmes says

    Hey last night I had bad nightmares but when I went back to sleep this morning I had good dreams. I hate nightmares.

    • Shannon, I’m with you. I hate nightmares. I had the weirdest dream last night. I was dating a man (pretty sure The Husband would not approve) with a 3 year old daughter!??! WHAT THE?!?!?! Where did THAT come from?! 61 with a 3 year old? Did my dream self lose her MIND?!?

  59. Our day went fine. It was coldish and foggy through much of the day. The sky looked like snow but it was not cold enough for that.

  60. Good swim today and saw and old friend. Then grocery shopping.

  61. shelly peterson says

    I went to dialysis today. I am glad to be back to my regular schedule.

  62. Lauren Peterson says

    My day is good so far…I’ve been up sine 8pm last night, lol.

  63. Diane K. Brimmer says

    I am so tired today. We switched banks and my husband is just stressed out over the whole thing. It is no big deal but it is to him! God help us all. Up half the night with him and now I go to kids for 8 hrs. The fun part is they are then coming home with me to spend the night while mom and dad go to a belated Christmas party. Oh yeah!

    • Diane, men. Pfffft they do and worry over the strangest things. AND according to Selena (the daughter in law enforcement) no matter how annoying they are still can’t wack ’em in the head and bury them under the house. Totally illegal!! That is my public service announcement for today.
      Meanwhile it’s been snowing all day here and it’s coming down even heavier right this minute and The Husband is out on the tractor snow blowing??? But every swipe gets hidden by snow before he get’s 20 feet. Men………..

  64. I just couldn’t switch off last night – 7am this morning and I was still tossing & turning. I need to get out in the fresh air!

    • Kate, 2 nights ago I could not sleep. I was doing a lot of math as in IF I go to sleep right now I can get 4 hours of sleep. IF I go to sleep right now I could get 3 1/2 hours sleep……….and so on an so on.

  65. Quiet day at home.
    Since Instagram kicked me off I can’t comment on your pictures but I can look at them and enjoy them.

    • Sarah, why are all these social media things so hard to deal with?? UGH, I get so frustrated!! The Husband gets in Facebook Jail all the time. Still take the credit. Thank you!

  66. Tamra Phelps says

    I have a new roommate. Supposedly, this one was different, was healthy, not near death. Geeze, she looks half dead, already. She’s on oxygen, barely breathing.

  67. Sorta rough day, RA is flaring and it is a damp cold outside today.

  68. Shannon Victoria Holmes says

    Rainy day today, did not get a lot accomplished besides entering contests.

  69. Hmmm I haven’t made a resolution, but I hadn’t given it much thought. What I had been thinking about is I was really happy with many things I accomplished last year, things that aren’t something to put in a FB or Instagram post, but important to me. I’d like to make a resolution that I think I can actually keep, though, instead of bringing forward the last few years resolution(s) over and over!!!

  70. shelly peterson says

    I sept in today and spent the day relaxing

  71. Lauren Peterson says

    My day is good so far. I have the dogs entertained with some bones, so now I can get some things done around here, lol.

    • Lauren, I actually did clean the house today. I’m feeling pretty darn good about it too. However, cooking dinner still looms in front of me. I’ve said it before thank HEAVENS for the InstaPot!

  72. Jennifer Wilson says

    Held my precious guinea pig. That’s always a highlight of my day. 🙂 . Husband is finally home from work, had soup for dinner, and about to head to bed.

    • Jennifer my granddaughter wants a guinea pig so bad!!! She has a hamster right now. They are so cute!

      • Jennifer Wilson says

        I have the facebook page Guinea Pigs Tule. Honestly unless a child has some adult help with a guinea pig I wouldn’t recommend them for children. They are a LOT more work than one would expect (and a bit more expensive, too.)

        • Jennifer I had no idea they were more work. I’m heading over to your FB page next.

          • Jennifer Wilson says

            They live in an enclosed area which means they can start smelling quickly. Boys need disgusting clean outs esp. as they get older. I love my pigs, and I don’t mind it, but I don’t think a child would want to. There’s some great youtube videos that talk about guinea pig care and such. L.A. Guinea Pig Rescue and Scotty’s Animals are great channels, but I would recommend a cat or dog for a child, especially because most vets don’t treat guinea pigs and you’ll have to find an exotic vet if something goes wrong . If the adults are on board to take care of the pigs (or supervise) then it would be different, unless of course the child is super responsible and don’t mind cage cleanings, etc. I had a guinea pig as a child, and my mother did most of the care for her, and I was a pretty responsible child, I just hated so much cage cleaning. But they are WONDERFUL pets if the cage cleaning, vet etc isn’t a problem . Very social creatures and so much fun. 🙂

            • Jennifer, that’s one thing I use to insist on when my kids had pets. You clean up after or bye bye. My daughter has done really well teaching Alice to clean up the hamster cage. I will copy all this and show my daughter. I don’t know if she realizes just how much more work a guinea pig is. THANK YOU, really! Thank you for sharing.

              • Jennifer Wilson says

                Def. check out Scotty’s Animals and LA Guinea Pig rescue channels on youtube. Even if your granddaughter doesn’t feel a guinea pig is right for her, she can still enjoy watching these videos. 🙂 . Holding my HoneyButter right now and she’s sitting here eatting her poo. (They do that to get nutrients. Koalas do it too. When I was at Lone Pine in Australia the zookeeper asked if anyone knew of any other animals that did that, and she didn’t realize that guinea pigs do that as well.) . lol

                • Jennifer, Alice is gonna love these videos! HONEYBUTTER!! OMGEEEEEEEE that is the cutest name!! I love that. I did not know they ate their own poo. Bear thinks turkey poo is a delicacy. UGHHHH UGH!! UGH!!! Animals.
                  Zookeeper WOW!! THAT is a VERY COOL job!!

                  • Jennifer Wilson says

                    I’ve had pigs named Hamlet, Sherman, Archie, Charlie, Einstein, Fuzzy, Baby Crockett, Caesar, Bingo, Lucky, and now HoneyButter and Winnie. 🙂 I have started compiling a list of possible names let a pig choose from them. When they respond with looking towards me or something I know they liked the name. I overruled Gustav and named him Lucky (which he also liked). HoneyButter liked both Honey and Butter, so I decided to combine the two.

                    • Jennifer Baby Crockett that is supper cute!! Alice in GuineLand should be on the list. LOL

                    • Jennifer Wilson says

                      I feel like I am Alice in GuineaLand except that my name isn’t Alice. The guinea pigs do rule the household, though. 🙂 . We went on a long vacation last year and had a volunteer at a GP rescue watch our Lucky (we lost him in August). From what I heard, he waltzed into her home and took over. I’m half proud and half embarrassed. And the lady was a nun — not sure if that makes it better or worse, but does make it funnier.

                    • Jennifer that is the funniest thing!! You’re making ME want a Guinea pig!!! I’m sorry for your loss of Lucky. How many GP’s do you have now? Do they do well in pairs?

                    • Jennifer Wilson says

                      They are great pets. 🙂 . Yes, you should look into getting them in a pair — they are quite social animals. Lucky was an exception — I think he thought he was human. lol

                      Check to see where the closest guinea pig rescue is near you. A rescue can help you find a bonded pair that best suits your situation. 🙂 . I saw our girls (currently have 2) were brought into the humane society in Pittsburgh and they looked like they needed me. Turns out I needed them just as much. Winnie adores my husband and HoneyButter adores me. Helps with stress to hold a pig of an evening.

                    • Jennifer, that is so cool that you have his and hers!! Winnie and HoneyButter those are the cutest names!!!

  73. I worked yesterday after taking the holiday off well.. taking today off too!! Work one take off one my new mantra! Happy Sunday all!

  74. Diane K. Brimmer says

    Had a couple of the kids spend the night and the 4yr.old grandson puts his hands behind his head, lays back and says” So grandma this is the first sleepover I have ever had here with you, isn’t it” I said” Yes it is” He says, “It’s cool”! This kid cracks me up with the things he comes up with.

  75. rana durham says

    my day going so far very well i am really trying to stay focus on things to better.

  76. Day is going good. Made a few good recipes for later, now cleaning up!

    • Rosie, I should at least THINK of what to fix for dinner tonight. I did clean the house and catch up here for awhile so I guess I did pretty good. THANK HEAVENS for the InstaPot!!

      • I should get an istant pot. I’m still getting cheap thrills from having a slow cooker, my first It is a nice smaller Cuisant, that I got about 1 1/2 years ago.

        • Rosie, skip the insta pot and go for the Ninja Foodie. OHMYGOSH!! I am having so much fun with this thing!! My favorite is a whole chicken. Pressure cook then turn on the grill. OHMY!! Juicy, crispy. Deeeeeeeeeelicious!

  77. I’ve just got back after 6 hours of rehearsals – opening night of Beauty and The Beast is this Friday …EEK!

  78. Tamra Phelps says

    I have an appt. tomorrow with my infectious disease doctor. If you stop T the Univ. of KY info desk to ask for directions to infectious diseases, I noticed they unconsciously take a step backward, lol. Just saying.

    • Tamra, have you ever seen the Friends episode where Ross has something on his butt and Joey and Chandler take that step back in unison? Your comment immediately made me think of that. Maybe you should have leaned in closer and said BOO! (I DO have a mean streak!!)

  79. Picked up a friend to take her to her first Sage Singers rehearsal. It was good to be back singing.

  80. Jennifer Wilson says

    My blood sugar is up today. I can’t help but wonder if the holidays at my inlaws contributed. Next time I’m going to use grub hub at dinner time instead of pretending to pick at my food and not eating anything.

  81. I had a very hectic day at work today. yes I work on Sunday.

  82. Lauren Peterson says

    My day (night, lol) is so far, so good. Dogs all went out, did their thing and then ran back in!

    • Lauren, OHMYGOSH taking Bear out for her potty runs with the snow on the ground is a NIGHTMARE!! This dog wants to eat the snow. Then run and jump into the piles then we are back to eating the snow. It’s not until I start pulling on her harness that she remembers what she wanted outside to do!!

  83. Laurie Nykaza says

    I made a resolutions to eat healthier this year with the family.

  84. Laurie Nykaza says

    Taking it easy movies with the family and lots of cooking great foods.

    • Laurie, I love watching movies with the family. The Husband and I watched a movie we had never seen before last night. It’s older but SOOOOO GOOD!!! Hugh Jackman in Real Steel. It’s a great family movie.

  85. Donna Martin says

    Today was pretty much an average day in the life of me

  86. My resolution is to get at least 7 hours of sleep each night!

    • Natalie, I don’t know how people survive on less sleep. I’m too groggy and muddle headed NORMALLY but under 8 hours? Pffffttt I barely know my own name! That’s a great resolution. Good luck!

  87. Diane K. Brimmer says

    Life is short and you can choose to be happy or sad. I have decided to take control of my life and change my attitude. I want to live my life the best way that I can and be a good memory to those around me. It doesn’t matter what happens, it’s how you deal with it. No self pity! Be a good memory!

  88. The birdsong has been wonderful all day – great what a little sunshine can do!

    Today is Tamra Phelps’ birthday – another one spent in either hospital or nursing home – can we all give her some good wishes?

  89. Went to town and got a lot of errands done, taking a break for a few minutes. I’m looking out the window and it is an extra nice sky – not anywhere as nice as Sandpoint, but better than usual here!

  90. Swam at the Link today. Water was lovely warm. Some kids are not back in school yet so it was noisy and splashy.

  91. My goal is to walk 5 miles. I’ll start the journey with one step.

  92. I have been so TIRED 😴 that am going to bed in a couple of minutes. I can hardly write this comment.
    Thank you for the opportunity and Good night 💤

  93. shelly peterson says

    Just a typical day of dialysis.

  94. Have to leave the house today.. the dogs need food and my plants need food too!! Moving fast so that I can come back home as soon as possible….there are days that I just don’t feel like shopping.. LOL

  95. It’s a wild, wet & windy day out there and my body is saying ‘go back to bed’ but Mum needs her meds so I’ll have to head into town. Another mega rehearsal tonight …

    • Kate it snowed all day yesterday and then around 8pm started raining and has been raining since. That pretty white snow is gone. I can only imagine what our road looks like now! UGH!!
      Have a wonderful rehearsal!

  96. Diane K. Brimmer says

    So yesterday we were driving past this woods where they fell a bunch of trees but just left them that way. Well, if you know me I have to make a joke out of it. I said “Well, that’s just Tree-mendous!” My 4 yr old grandson says, ” Grandma, you made that up that’s not real the word”. This kid’s brain is mind boggling! lol

  97. Tamra Phelps says

    Therapy is going pretty well, hoping to start taking steps (AGAIN) this week. I’m motivated, that’s for sure! Nothing like a second Holiday season in this place to make you want to get home.

  98. Had a fun WinterGreen outreach program today. Had 8 people plant little herb gardens. They all seemed to really enjoy it.

  99. My day has been a good one. I made a great batch of black bean soup. I’ll freeze some and enjoy the rest later this week.

  100. Finally home after a long rehearsal. Dress rehearsal tomorrow night.

  101. I had a lazy day. I just laid around and did nothing!
    So it was an okay day.

  102. Patrice P. says

    My day went pretty well. I was able to take a long walk after it stopped raining and the sun came out.

  103. shelly peterson says

    I didnt do much today. I pretty much relaxed.

  104. Lauren Peterson says

    My day is good so far…It’s looking good that I’m going to get a promotion soon, so I’m really excited!

  105. I am laying in bed as tired and exhausted as I could be, staring at the ceiling! I don’t want to take another sleep aid. I am going to let you know how I am feeling tomorrow Thank you for asking 😍

    • Sue, laying in bed staring at the ceiling is the worst. I’ve heard (not that I do it!!) that getting out of bed and do something else for a half hour or so and then go to bed and you’ll be able to sleep. Again……. I’m way too lazy to try it but I’m not too lazy to share the information!!

  106. The coming eclipse and the heavy Saturn/Pluto energy this week and next is just so apparent to me…Sitting here watching the news and getting very down… Have to call the surveyor today to see about the procedure to sub-divide land….making some long term decisions….

  107. Diane K. Brimmer says

    I feel like a new woman! I got a hair cut and no kidding I think there was a bushel basket full of hair. My hair grows so stinking fast it’s not funny. I thought it was going to be a busy day as I had to run right from my hair appt. to my dr. appt. But it seems my doctor had to cancel. So I have the day to goof off. lol

  108. Ingrid Jackson says

    My day is going very well. I will be having dinner with my grandson this evening after he gets off work. This is most exciting for me and I am totally looking forward to seeing this most handsome young man.

  109. Tamra Phelps says

    Pfft, even though I wrote down all my doctors’ appts. two weeks ago to be sure the nurse knew, and reminded them twice yesterday, no one arranged transportation for my appt. today. Lately, it’s like a struggle to get things done here.

  110. It’s mid-week and I keep feeling like the days are going by so slowly. I know it’s because I’m anxious for Saturday to be here. A friend that I haven’t seen in about ten years is coming to spend the weekend. I’m looking forward to catching up with her.

  111. My resolution is to not let piles of papers pile up on my desk. It’s only been a week but so far I have been filing away documents, bills, etc. and my desk is in order. I hope I can keep it up.

  112. Well, that’s the dress rehearsal over and done with – you know what they say: a bad d.r. means a great opening night, so we should be in for a great one! Roll on Friday!

  113. Today’s home post comment:
    What t-shirts are you working on now, Connie? I’d love a couple with cats on, hint, hint!

    • Kate, when my friend Marilee and her crew came over, one of the granddaughters made a shirt with cat on it stretching over over the words “Home is wherever my cat is!”
      It was super cute. Her second one made me laugh; it said “I went to Idaho! What did YOU do?” She made that for the first day back to school.

  114. Had a Sage Singers membership committee meeting this afternoon. Was planning to go to the pool afterwords but I fell going up to their house and skinned my knee (and got a hole in my favorite pants).

  115. My day is going wonderfully. I finished reading a great book and I cooked a great supper.

  116. shelly peterson says

    I went to dialysis today. I came home and rested.

  117. Lauren Peterson says

    My day is okay so far. Listening to a new podcast, and waiting for patients to come over.

    • Lauren, I listen to books when I’m driving and I didn’t want to get out of the car yesterday. I’m at such a cliff hanger! The who do it I thought did it. DIDN’T!! I love a good twist and turns book.

  118. Kate Sarsfield says

    I’ve a day off from rehearsals & was so looking forward to a lie-in so of course the phone rang at 8 am. Could I get back to sleep? Not a hope in hell 🙁

  119. Connie, they ship to Ireland! Dear Santa, am I too late to wish for a Diamond Eternity Ring? It’s only €‌2,350 😉

  120. Diane K. Brimmer says

    Midi Stackable Diamond Ring and it’s $180 I probably would break down and wear that everyday, as I lost my diamond out of my wedding ring and never had the money to replace it.

    • Diane, stackable rings are always my favorite. I have a set of silver with Selena, Zachary, Alice on them. Then I have thin gold rings in-between. That midi would look super cute with that stack.

  121. Diane K. Brimmer says

    I am having a lazy day just doing a few things around the house. It is 29 degrees and extremely windy. Feels like it is in the lower teens, and it is hard to keep the house warm. Seems like the wind is sucking the wood right out of the furnace.

    • Diane, it’s actually cold down here in my craft room. I’m thinking it may be time to go upstairs and knit. Working on a blanket so I’ll be warm. AGAIN I have to ask WHO builds a house in NORTHERN IDAHO and doesn’t put in a fireplace!?!?!?!

  122. Shannon Victoria Holmes says

    I am doing good today so far. It is a beautiful day here in Chester, VA.

  123. Shannon Victoria Holmes says

    Halo Diamond Opal Ring in rose gold.

  124. Tamra Phelps says

    I’m a bracelet fan. I like the flower cuff or the arc cuff bracelet.

  125. Tamra Phelps says

    So, I said I wanted to take steps this week…AND I DID!! Just two, but I’ll take that, lol. It’s a start.

  126. I like the classic rings, especially the cute little diamond cluster ring, it reminds me of a tiny flower.

  127. Went to see my rheumatologist. It’s a long drive from my house but she moved facilities from downtown to quite a ways north. She’s worth the drive. Very caring.

  128. Jennifer Wilson says

    I’ve known my primary care physician since elementary school. That can be awkward at times. . . anyway, had an appointment with him today and he is perplexed as I am at why my blood sugar is doing wacky things all of a sudden.

    • Jennifer, GRADE SCHOOL? You really did grow up with your physician. When I lived in California I had the same doctor for 40+ years. She retired the same time I did. Now my doctor in Sandpoint looks like she is 12!! OMGOSH I am old.

  129. shelly peterson says

    I didnt do too much today. I ran a couple errands.

  130. Lauren Peterson says

    My day is busy so far…Came into a big rush at work, so playing catch up now!

  131. Tracy Robertson says

    Today was okay. It was just a regular work-a-day Thursday. I am so ready for the weekend!

  132. I have no idea where my daily comments have gone.. do not see them here oh well.. lets see if today is my lucky day.. the eclipse is here.. as for me lying low and as it is a rainy windy day I can stay put inside and read….

  133. I really like the Bridge Ring….

  134. Diane K. Brimmer says

    Midi Stackable Diamond Ring and it’s $180 I probably would break down and wear that everyday.

  135. Diane K. Brimmer says

    Today is just awesome out as there is no snow! For today at least! I do hear it will be back in full force this weekend. I have to go kidsit this weekend and the weather makes me so nervous anymore when I am out and about. Oh the joys of getting old!

    • Diane, I had to drive to Coeur d’Alene yesterday for recall on my car. It’s only 40 miles but knowing that the snow was coming made me a little nervous. Made it back safe and sound. We are fully stocked with food. Wine. Yarn. Bring it on Mother Nature! (I AM SORRY MOTHER NATURE……. it was just a reflex PLEASE be gentle!!)
      If you get what we are supposed to get (14″) go get more wine.

      • Diane K. Brimmer says

        Oh I hear you! I had the clerk in the store ask me if I got everything I needed to for the storm. She said you better stock up.

  136. Welcome ladies, gentlemen and children to the opening night of Beauty and The Beast! Hopefully the adrenaline will start to kick in ‘cos I’m tired before we even start!

  137. Tamra Phelps says

    The little black diamond ring is so pretty. I’d wear that one.

  138. Day is going great! Finally put the Christmas decorations put away for another year.

  139. Tamra Phelps says

    I was able to take three steps today, so that’s consistent, which is what you want to see in therapy. Man, I never imagined taking three steps would be so exhausting, lol.

  140. Shannon Holmes says

    I think that I am trying to get sick, my roommate and I both have the sniffles and sneezes.

  141. Wowie zowie I love this Marilyn Monroe Collection 1/15 CT. Diamond Solitaire Curved Bangle in Sterling Silver. It is unique, but not in a weird way. So pretty and delicate!

  142. Glad to get back to the pool today. Had a fall on Wednesday (my dr. checked me out as OK).
    Still a bit stiff and sore.

  143. shelly peterson says

    Today was a dialysis day. We got a lot of snow today.

  144. My goodness, this day is over in a few minutes. I got my home ready for my weekend guest. Cleaned the house, stocked the fridge and now I can relax.

    • Terri, I really, really REALLY should be upstairs cleaning. However, since we are all stocked up on food and snowed in I’m gonna be lazy with a dirty house. Have fun with your guest!

  145. Lauren Peterson says

    So far, my day is good, but I’m definitely looking forward to getting off work!

  146. Diane K. Brimmer says

    Well I am off to the kids house. Not very excited about the drive in as the weather took a drastic change over night.

  147. Shannon Holmes says

    Well we thought our cat was sick and we were going to have to take her to the vet but she is looking better today.

  148. Great day so far! Going out for lunch soon!

  149. That’s the first of the matinées over, just tomorrow’s to get through and then Mon – Sat are evening performances (get to lie in for a bit)! Full houses & great reactions so far! Going to sit down to a pizza & might even finish off a box of Christmas chocolates.

  150. Shannon Mitchell says

    No resolutions for me they don’t seem to work out anyway.

  151. Tamra Phelps says

    Oh, did you check out the earrings on AUrate?? My Mom loved earrings, so I was checking them out, thinking, ‘oh, she would’ve loved those,’ etc. I love Art Deco, so the Deco Fan earrings caught my eye. Beautiful.

  152. Tamra Phelps says

    Today, I’m just flipping channels, watching people re-do their houses on HGTV, or animals on Animal Planet, or people ‘off’ each other on ID, lol. In other words, I’m not being very productive.

  153. Just a quiet day at home. I see you’re having a snow day up there. It’s strange for me to see that you have snow and then the rains come and melt it all away.

  154. I love the Lariat Necklace! Oooo la laa!

  155. shelly peterson says

    Today was a good day. I went to lunch with my family and then to a movie.

  156. Diane K. Brimmer says

    It is absolutely beautiful here today. The snow is sparking like diamonds through the sun. Went out to dinner with my brother and his wife after I got done kid sitting. He said something last night that made me cry. He told me I was his best friend.

  157. Lauren Peterson says

    Today is good. I slept in, after being up for about 20 hours yesterday. Whew!

  158. Shannon Holmes says

    Our outside cat is getting better at being inside with the indoor cats for the most part.

  159. Robin Abrams says

    My day is going good. I got to sleep in today. We have all been sick and today is the first day in a month that I have felt good.

  160. That’s the last of the matinées done & dusted. Another full house & standing ovation! Hopefully I’ll get to have a lie-in tomorrow before catching up on housework – yay (not!).

  161. I love pearls. So simple, easy to wear and beautiful, the Simple Pearl Necklace is really elegant.

    • Kate, Pearls are so elegant. I have my great-grandmothers set of course she was a skinny, tiny thing and my big ole neck won’t allow me to wear them without having them re-stringed.

  162. Tamra Phelps says

    Like I said, I like Art Deco a lot, and I noticed they have those Deco Earrings with a pearl, too. Nice!

  163. Tamra Phelps says

    My brother just visited and brought me Oreo’s new caramel coconut cookies. That’s been the highlight of my day, lolol.

    • I’ve never had an Oreo – remind me too much of dog biscuits!

      • WHAT?!?!! Kate!! Never had an OREO!?!?! WHAT!??!!? Omgeee I have such a funny story about Oreo’s. Alice was under a year old at the time. Her parents didn’t want her to have sweets…. I tried. HONEST I tried. Then there was the OREO’s!!
        Off to Tennessee the three of them went. Alice’s parents again with the no sweets to Grammy and Granddad. Granddad said “Oh one Oreo won’t hurt her!” as he tossed the cookie on her highchair tray. (This was the first time I was ratted out by a kid that couldn’t talk yet!!) Selena got out her phone to take video of the 1st cookie……..
        Alice twisted that Oreo like a pro, licked the icing and then ate the cookie.
        Granddad said “MY ASS this kid has never had an Oreo!!”

    • Tamra, that’s a new flavor to me. I’ve never even seen caramel coconut Oreo’s. Good huh??

  164. My day is going wonderfully! I’m healthy and alive and happy!

  165. We’ve had a couple of really warm days, today was sunny, too! I just finished making kale chips with a topping, and putting dishes away. Now to relax for a bit!

  166. I love the Flower Bracelet Closed!! Very pretty!

  167. Had a good rehearsal with Sage Singers. This is the 2nd week I’ve been picking up a friend so she can attend the rehearsals.

  168. We went to six flag today. It was a pretty fun day.

  169. shelly peterson says

    I went to breakfast with my kids and grandson. They came over later to watch The Seahawks and eat home made soup.

  170. Lauren Peterson says

    My day is okay so far. Not looking forward to how many errands I have to run in the morning, though!

  171. Looking out at the weather today and I have decided that I need another day off…..so I have to find something to get into trouble with here in the house! This will not be hard….Happy Monday all….

  172. Shannon Holmes says

    I just got up, getting ready to go to my appts today. Looks to be a nice day besides the rain in the forecast.

  173. Ugh! Awake half the night with Storm Brendan but not as bad here as on the Atlantic coast, and anyway I was snug in my bed so what on earth am I complaining for?

  174. The Large Chain Bracelet reminds me of when we were little and made jewellery out of paper clips!

    • Kate, I had to go look, that is what the bracelet reminds me of, except classier and prettier. And note to The Husband noooo you can not chain paperclips together for my Valentines day present!

  175. Diane K. Brimmer says

    Today is kinda a nerve racking day, as I heard last night that my niece’s huband choked on a piece of chicken. In the process they had to defibulate him. As far as I know he is doing okay. My brother is having a procedure as we speak and I am on pins and needles. Hope the rest of the year is not like this.

  176. Diane K. Brimmer says

    I also love the White Diamond Ring $350 14K SOLID GOLD. It is just beautiful! No body ever said I was cheap! LOL

    • Diane, we are the so the same! I’ve learned just point me to the most expensive piece that’s the one I’ll want. Be it food or appliances or jewelry. We just have excellent taste!

  177. My day is going just fine so far. I work from home and have two toddlers, so there’s been a couple minor upsets this morning, including them slurping milk off the floor after spitting it there…but they are in good moods!

  178. Good swim this afternoon with friends. Then I had to drop off the house key I had for when I was Steve sitting. His memorial service is this Saturday.

  179. no resolutions this year

  180. I love the Diamond Cluster Studs! I have to be careful with my pierced ears, I had to have a cosmetic surgeon fix them, but studs are OK. I’ve been noticing lots of stars wearing diamond studs, after so long of not wearing much jewelry. These would be good for so many occasions with just the right amount of sparkle, nothing too gaudy, yet noticeable!

  181. Tamra Phelps says

    I was looking at AUrate’s black diamond rings. The black diamond circle ring is soooo pretty. I love it.

  182. Tamra Phelps says

    Well, I’m more determined than ever to move therapy along as fast as possible. I’m just sooo tired of being here. I want to be on my feet, at home.

  183. shelly peterson says

    Today was a typical day of dialysis.

  184. Lauren Peterson says

    My day is good so far…My friend sent me a video of a dog rescue that got a ton of donations I collected from neighbors…It felt so amazing to see it!

  185. Ok so enough is enough.. time to actually get back to work…I have my “get back to work” to-do list and after breakfast out I go….

    • Michele, I actually crossed off 3 things today. Course, it helps that I am snowed in and really had no excuse. But the house is vacuumed. Bed changed and the kitchen is sparkling. Whew…… now the dog wants to go out and I DON’T WANNA GO!!!!!

  186. Diane K. Brimmer says

    Good Morning! My brother came out just fine and the nephew is doing okay. It’s a great day! Well, we will see what the day has instore for me as the phone has not rang just yet. It is hard to make plans as usually the phone rings everytime and I have to change them. I guess I could protest, but not when it comes time with spending time with Hunter.

  187. Diane K. Brimmer says

    I reall like the White Diamond Ring in rose gold. It is just so gorgeous.

  188. Half 4 in the afternoon & I can’t get Mum out of bed! She’s glued to the snooker on tv and doesn’t want to budge – well, sorry Mum, the rest of the world is moving and so must you! I’ve got 3 hours to get to the theatre…

  189. I’ve always loved opals so this would be a nice one to own: Simple Opal Ring.

  190. My day is going great! Got my flu shot this morning and should stay healthy for the rest of the season.

  191. I love the Mini Stackable Diamond Ring. I actually have one similar, that is for my baby finger. And now I’m thinking how I never wear it! But stackable is nice, you could pair it with something else, and it would look nice.

  192. Sandy Klocinski says

    Meh. I need more sleep, otherwise it was a decent day so far

  193. Tamra Phelps says

    All AUrate, they have a Sensu Ring that reminds me of the Deco earrings and rings. I really like that.

  194. Tamra Phelps says

    Physical therapy is going well. I’m able to push my own butt out of the wheelchair now. So, my strength is coming back.

  195. Busy day. Got my infusion. Got an Oregon Blackberry shake from Good Times. Then an hour massage.

  196. Shannon Holmes says

    I made some african peanut soup with collard greens today and it was delicious.

  197. shelly peterson says

    I stayed in today. It snowed all day.

  198. Lauren Peterson says

    My day is good so far…I’m hoping it’s a nice, easy shift!

  199. Yes I am back to normal in the swing again.. Cleaned out the conservatory and re-arranged all the plants.. then re-potted more flowers and transplanted some veggies…Today no matter what the weather back out again to clean out the beds and get ready to plant some lettuce and greens….

  200. Diane K. Brimmer says

    Today is another great day other than all my kids are coming down with the flu and I am staying home, where they are not! I know how that sounds but I don’t bounce back like I use to.

    • Diane, I’m with you! NO WAY I’m going to visit anyone with a cold. Nope. Nope. NOPE!!! Those adorable little germ carriers want to hug and cuddle, kiss and snuggle. They have super powers of persuasion and G’ma’s can’t resist. Stay home.

  201. More paper clip jewellery: Sway Large Chain Earrings Long!

  202. Hold the front page, folks! Mum got up & dressed by herself! This morning’s bit of dry weather & sunshine worked it’s magic!

  203. My day is going great! Weather isn’t too bad today so I’ll go for a long walk.

  204. Tamra Phelps says

    The pave diamond evil eye bracelet is pretty neat. I like the idea behind that, lol.

  205. Tamra Phelps says

    Went out for a CT scan today. The goal is to see what’s going on with a bed sore I got while in the hospital at Thanksgiving. With my bad health, low immune system, these days, I don’t heal quickly. They want to be sure there is no infection because it was tunneling, but it seems to be better since they put me on another antibiotic…yep, two major antibiotics now, lol. But if it gets well, I might be able able to get into a physical therapy place in Lexington, called Cardinal Hill. It’s the state of the art facility in KY. They can work with you three times a day, for hours. (As good as these guys are here, they can’t do that.) Cardinal Hil’s goal is to get you home quickly. I’m good with that.

  206. Shannon Holmes says

    My cat is feeling much better today. I have an outside kitty we have been working with to come inside the house and she will come in longer and longer each time.

  207. The Double Mini Letter Charm Pendant with White Diamonds would make a nice gift for someone special, esp as shown, with XO, it is so cute!

  208. Good swim today. No errands for a change.

  209. Laurie Nykaza says

    We had fun at TJMax shopping today which is always fun. We had to buy some gifts for Birthdays coming up in our family.

  210. Back out again today.. more flowers to transplant then setting more seeds.. doing a little test of my homegrown seeds against store bought… sometimes you never know…anyway this is my chore for the day then I want to start watching Outlander.. it will be my television guilty pleasure for the month!

    • Oh Michele, I love Outlander. I haven’t started the new season yet. I have no doubt homegrown seeds will win. My chore list is ummmmmmm maybe try to drive into town. Let’s see how much snow is out there first!

  211. Shannon Holmes says

    Been watching The Witcher on Netflix and I love it.

  212. Diane K. Brimmer says

    Today is my little Avery’s 8th birthday. Sad to say that her whole family has got the flu. As much as I hate to say it I guess we will drop her gift off at the door.

  213. Tamra Phelps says

    I really like bracelets. Their X Cuff bracelet. I tend toward big bracelets like that.

  214. Tamra Phelps says

    Well, last night what had been a mild sort of itchy thing with my skin went ballistic. It might be a reaction that built up to one of the antibiotics I’m on, likely the one I started a few weeks ago. For now, they’re stopping the I.V.s. Some one who deals with recurring bouts of MRSA can’t afford to have too many bad reactions to antibiotics. I already can’t do the sulfa ones because I’m very allergic to them.

  215. Another terrific show last night but I’m beginning to feel tired (note to self: put the bloody book down and say no to ‘just one more chapter’!).

  216. The Diamond Circle bracelet is very pretty, dainty and sweet. Nothing gaudy or too flashy, but graces your wrist in a captivating way.

  217. Oh my, these are beautiful and not heavy so easy to wear: Pearl Ear Chain Threader

  218. Day is going great so far! Just bought insurance for our upcoming Caribbean cruise. Getting excited!!

  219. Quiet day at home. Then a busy few days.

  220. Lauren Peterson says

    My day went pretty well…Didn’t sleep as much as I would’ve like, because the dogs kept waking me up, lol.

  221. shelly peterson says

    I had a good day relaxing and doing a little cleaning.

  222. Lauren Peterson says

    I’m good so far…Still feeling the lack of sleep though!

  223. Laurie Nykaza says

    Today we went for dinner for 2 birthdays we celebrated and it was so much fun to see everyone there.

  224. Shannon Holmes says

    I haven’t been to sleep yet, boo. I have tried.

  225. What a surprise this morning.. heard from a friend that I thought was gone from my life for good.. it has been 14 years!!! Replied immediately and so happy to get that connection back…doing a happy dance….

  226. Diane K. Brimmer says

    Good Morning! Hope your day is going well so far. You know they say you can tell how old a person by their conversation. I am going to pick up more monthly prescriptions. LOL I guess there might be some truth in that. I am going in now as they are predicting another snow storm. Can I say I won’t really mind as we have a busy weekend ahead and it wouldn’t be so bad if we had to cancel. I am awful!

    • Diane, If the how many prescriptions you take thing is correct ………. I’m REALLY OLD!!!!! I’m with you, I would be fine with a ton of snow and just stay home get some work around here done. I also want to see just how close I can get to my deer buddies.

  227. We’re in for some beautiful cold but sunny days & frosty nights so I’m getting out into the garden for fresh air as much as I can. Great way to get rid of stress as well 😉

  228. I love this Crossover Ring! Easy to wear with anything & a bit different as well!

  229. Sandy Klocinski says

    So far so good but there’s still plenty of time for things to fall apart…

  230. I’ve been going gaga lately for aquamarine, and I found this ring!!! BIRTHSTONE – AQUAMARINE – MAR!!!

  231. Tamra Phelps says

    The flower necklace closed is really pretty. It looks thick and heavy, but pretty.

  232. Tamra Phelps says

    Since I had an allergic reaction, likely to the newest antibiotic, they’ve decided to pull the picc line and switch to a pill antibuotic. Fine by me. I hate those picc lines. An infected picc line is what led to MRSA to begin with.

  233. Day is going great! Lots of snow coming down but it’s so pretty!

  234. Good swim. My car was yelling at me so I stopped and got gas.

    • Sarah, I’m so amazed at myself; these last 3 years I fill up the car when it get’s to the half way mark. If you knew me in real life you would know that is a MAJOR deal for me. I normally say E is for Escondido. (That’s the town where I use to work) I was so good at playing chicken with the E. Snow and long lonely walks up a steep road…. that will cure anyone. Even ME!

  235. Dana Rodriguez says

    I love their Simple Opal Ring in rose gold. Opal is my birthstone and that is so pretty.

  236. My day went by so fast. The older I get the faster time goes for me. My hubby was longing for a candy he had when he was a kid, black licorice pipes. I found a company on line that sells them and lots of other candies from our childhood (OldTimeCandy.com). They came today and he was thrilled.

  237. shelly peterson says

    I went to dialysis and then went to dinner with my son and daughter. I had my grandkids over for a while.

  238. Lauren Peterson says

    My day is good so far…Not too busy at work, and we’re planning a coworker’s birthday.

  239. Diane K. Brimmer says

    Good morning! Well, we are in the middle of a storm here. It would be great if I didn’t have to go out in it, but duty calls. Going to watch my little buddy and his sisters, while moms at work and dad goes to work on the farm. Cattle don’t feed themselves! When you live on a big farm it takes a lot of work. Don’t tell him but I like my job better than going out into the bitter cold on a tractor.

    • Ewwwww Diane, you must be getting what we had last week. It’s a dooooozy!! Drive carefully. Having grown up on a farm in Colorado I do not envy farm work!! Farming is so much hard work. I’d much rather spend the day playing inside with the kids!
      One thing having had experience on a farm I insisted The Husband get a tractor with a heated cab. NOW he is thankin’ me big time!!

  240. I’m trying to beat the clock by getting all the usual Sat. chores done because it’s the final show tonight followed by the wind-up PARTY!!! Sequins all the way for me!

  241. Diane K. Brimmer says

    Not sure where I should really be posting this but here goes:
    Now I just looked at the Medium Diamond Solitaire Ring it is absolutely gorgeous! I know that the round diamond ones would probably stay in the setting better but I love the square ones. I lost mine because of the prongs wearing out. So I haven’t had one in years. Guess not much need when you live on a farm and tend goats, chickens and so forth. LOL

    • Diane, you can post anywhere you want too!!! I’m with you. We never get company out here so I don’t wear anything but my wedding set and truthfully, IF I could get it off I probably wouldn’t be wearing that either.
      BTW I want a chickens and a goat!! But, we found the remains of a doe yesterday up by the house……… sooooooo I do not believe chickens OR a goat are in my future.

  242. Arc Ring: … bold and curvaceous … just like me!

  243. Shannon Holmes says

    I finally was able to get some restful sleep and I am happy about that.

  244. Day is going wonderfully once again. It always start with a good cup of coffee and a snuggle with my little dog.

  245. It is a chilly day today. We had a nice breakfast this morning. I am working on some projects today.

  246. Tamra Phelps says

    On AUrate, the assynetric pearl ring is drawing me in, lol. It’s gorgeous.

  247. Tamra Phelps says

    Ugh, it’s been a rainy, nasty, windy day here. I just don’t like dreary days like this.

  248. With this Flower Ring Open with White Diamonds I can get my wish for flowers!

  249. Bittersweet time this morning. Memorial service for my friend Steve who died at age 100. He had a good, long life. Good to see his kids, grand kids and great grand kids.

  250. Jennifer Wilson says

    Is it 2021 yet? I’m so over 2020 already. I have been belittled, falsely accused, and nearly scammed, not to mention my health has been bad from my blood sugars almost doubling to a stomach bug.

    • Ahhhh Jennifer I’m so sorry. I wish I could come and give you a big hug!!
      Hopefully, your blood sugar is back to normal.
      It’s almost Monday a new week. A better week!! Sending you positive thoughts.

  251. shelly peterson says

    Today I did a whole lot of nothing.

  252. It snowed today. We got about 6” and the temperature was only 10 degrees while my poor hubby cleaned it away with the snowblower. It felt even lower with the strong winds. It was a good day for homemade chicken soup.

    • Terri, Homemade chicken soup sounds so good!!! The Husband has to take the tractor out and clear the roads tomorrow (it’s supposed to be in the 30’s soooo not as bad as your 10 degree weather.) but soup and homemade bread would probably be appreciated… Yup. That’s the goal for tomorrow!

  253. Lauren Peterson says

    My day is better…Had a really bad headache yesterday, so I’m glad it’s finally gone.

    • Lauren, I’ve got a dozy of a headache brewing right now. I need to take something before I go off to bed. I do NOT want to wake up with a headache, I have to clean this house tomorrow.

  254. Shannon Holmes says

    I took a walk with my room mate and our doggo. It was nice.

  255. Sunday glorious Sunday…First thing after I get things sorted is mass….after a day relaxing with my lists for bulk shopping tomorrow.. The first since the holidays.. my cupboards are bare!!

  256. 14K SOLID GOLD

    Love Me Knot Ring that is the one for me….

  257. I sparkled, I shimmered, sang my heart out (Oh, and did I mention I’m in charge of sound effects? Well, it’s an iPad and all I have to do is hit the icon … Yes, I am/was in charge of all the farts/burps etc. etc.). Didn’t go to the party as Mum wasn’t feeling well … catching up on all the goings on on FB as we ‘speak’!

  258. Sorry, Connie, all I did today was to reply to Michele’s comment re. her jewellery!

  259. Diane K. Brimmer says

    I am enjoying my morning here even though it is really snowing. We have a lot of churches cancelled because of the snow. We are suppose to go out to dinner with my brother but secretly I would love to just cancel and stay home. Oh man, I am getting old! This warm fire just seems to be drawing me to just stay here.

    • Diane, anymore I’m such a homebody! It’s got to be the snow right?!?? The snow makes me want to stay home and read or knit. Also not a fan of the roads with this much snow.

  260. Tamra Phelps says

    I was looking at the rose gold jewelry. The Brooklyn Bridge ring in rose gold is really pretty.

  261. Tamra Phelps says

    This has been a blah kind of weekend. The weather has been gray and rainy, and my mood has matched it, ha!

    • Tamra, I’ve had the blahs all weekend. Tomorrow I HAVE GOT to SNAP out of it!! (that was my VERY best Cher impersonation!) This house is a MESS!! I need to get some work done!

  262. The Connection Bracelet is perfect for a special occasion or a date when you want your wrist to look extra pretty while holding a wine glass!

  263. Good Sage Singers rehearsal. I like carpooling with my friend to rehearsal.

  264. Jennifer Wilson says

    My day is finally better than any I have had so far this year. Ha! Sitting here holding sweet little HoneyButter — it’s 16 degrees outside and having to make sure the water doesn’t freeze. Happened a few years ago, a pipe burst, and we had to go to the local gym to get a shower on days it was open to the public and not just members. Paying $5 for a shower was never so wonderful. lol

    • Jennifer, before we bought this house the pipes burst downstairs in the middle of winter. Fortunately, or unfortunately no one was living in the house at the time. Soooooooo lot’s of damage. Do you do anything special to keep the pipes from freezing? We leave a faucet in the downstairs bathroom drip. We did the insulated covers for the outside spikets and we keep all our fingers and toes crossed. I don’t even KNOW where we would go for a hot shower. UGH!! Stay warm!

  265. It was freezing cold here in NJ but we enjoyed it.

  266. shelly peterson says

    Today was another day to relax, But I did go grocery shopping.

  267. I had a relaxing day and watched several movies on Netflix.

  268. Shannon Holmes says

    I went to my fave park and saw the goats. Also cooked a lot so that was fun.

  269. On my way out to go shopping.. Yeah…I need a shopping day even though it is to the grocery…squeezing the melons is a treat for me! Had another lovely surprise yesterday afternoon my godsons wife came for a visit.. lovely catching up….

    • Michele, that sounds like a great day! I am excited for spring and our farmers market. Actually, I’m more excited about having a dry driveway so I can company too! Right now, it’s either a mud pit or an ice rink. I have not inbetween right now.

  270. Lauren Peterson says

    My day is good so far…I got more sleep last night than I have in a long time!

  271. Diane K. Brimmer says

    Top of the morning to ya! Seems the storm has passed and now it’s quiet and calm. Although they say we have quite a bit of black ice and to be careful. Glad I don’t have to be in town till this afternoon. Hope you have a great day!!

    • Diane, We have all this snow and tomorrow and the rest of the week. ON the snow? OHHHHH NOOOOOOOOO that means we shall have an ice rink. UGH!! I’m so glad I don’t have to go anywhere this week.

  272. Sandy Klocinski says

    My day is going pretty great. Thanks for asking

  273. The Quadricolor Ring with White Diamonds is one I’d like to have to mix and match!

  274. I have done absolutely nothing worth mentioning today!

    • Kate I built a snowman! That’s how much I didn’t want to do anything!! Alice said “Non, build a snowman” and Sooooooo I built a snowman. Upside down as requested. I also forgot how much snow weighs. HOLY MOLY I forgot how much work building a snowman IS!

  275. The Diamond Snake Ring with White Diamonds is stunning!

  276. Tamra Phelps says

    The Tableau Bracelet is really nice, very classic. I love it.

  277. Tamra Phelps says

    Well, there were three walks in therapy today. They were 8 feet, 8 feet and 6 feet. Hard to imagine how exhausting they are. But things are going quicker than they did the first time around, so I’m hopeful it will continue like that.

  278. Good swim today. Then I stopped by to pick up the wind chimes from Steve’s daughter. They sound beautiful and I will think of him when I hear them.

  279. Jennifer Wilson says

    Ran water all night last night to keep the pipes from freezing . Got down to 10 last night. Was awake really late reading a new book on Kindle Unlimited, and fell asleep before putting on my cpap and felt bad upon waking. Feeling better now though. But this month. I’m so ready for January to be over.

  280. It was so cold today so I decided to bake oatmeal cookies and an apple pie (hubby’s favorite). I love the aroma that fills the house when I make an apple pie.

  281. Lauren Peterson says

    My day is fine so far. It’s been a bit busy at work, but hopefully it’ll settle down soon.

  282. Had a really nice day yesterday.. got everything on my lists s and stayed within budget … a miracle… looking at the day and I truly do not feel like yard work so baking?? yes!!!

  283. Diane K. Brimmer says

    Oh this morning woke up to 3- degrees. One thing possitive is that it makes the most beautiful frost on the trees and branches. It is simple gorgeous outside. I just don’t want to stay out there that long.

  284. We’re having one of those lovely misty days when there are pearls on the cobwebs outside. The first snowdrops are out already.

    • Kate, I love seeing sparkly cobwebs. I saw a picture floating around I THINK it was on Facebook of a spider web that had gotten wet and was frozen solid!! It was sooooooooo cool looking.

  285. Michelle L says

    Its really too early to tell today, so far so good.
    This month has been exhausting though to be honest.

  286. I love this little flower ring: Flower Ring Closed. Reminds me of the one that Dad had made for Mum for their anniversary many moons ago.

  287. Shannon Holmes says

    Today has been a good day so far. My outdoor kitties are slowly becoming indoor kitties.

  288. Tamra Phelps says

    The ear cuff with black diamonds is pretty. It’s unique, too, which I like a lot.

  289. Tamra Phelps says

    Well, there’s a stomach virus going around in the building. 19 people got sick last night! So, this morning if you leave your room, you have to wear a mask, lol. Lord, I hope I don’t catch this!

  290. Just a quiet day at home. Did a few chores.

  291. shelly peterson says

    It was not the best day. I spent thee day dealing with car problems.

  292. I was afraid my car wouldn’t start since it was only 6 degrees this morning but fortunately it did. I had to do several errands in town. First stop was to my card store to get Valentine’s Day cards for my 2 granddaughters, a birthday card for my cousin, a get well card for my sister and a baptism card for a friend’s baby boy. I love sending cards to friends and loved ones.

    • Terri, I FINALLY, FINALLY have convinced Alice to write to me!! I LOVE sending her fun cards. With a few bribes included. Usually a squishy toy and a t-shirt. Card sending is a dying art, But, I am trying to keep it alive in my family.

  293. Lauren Peterson says

    My day is okay so far. Work is not bad, but just found out two of my friends are leaving 🙁

  294. I’m still tired after Panto & my hip hurts like hell but, as we professionals know the show must go on! Cue Connie singing ‘There’s no business like show business’ in her best Ethel Merman impression 😉

  295. Wow, clean, understated but dramatic: Bold Ear Cuff With Diamonds!!

  296. Diane K. Brimmer says

    Goood Morning! Well not much of the morning left! Lol I got to spend the day with one of my daughters. It was so funny just sitting and listening to her and how things are going. I see her all the time but it is usually in passing as I am watching their kids while her and her husband work. I go there becuse it is much easier on the kids and them.

    • Diane, I miss getting to sit and talk with my daughter. I’m going to have to start calling her while she is on her drive home. HA! Captive audience. I use to watch Alice at her house, my motive was the mess stays THERE and no MY house! LOL!

  297. Shannon Holmes says

    I am having a good day so far, just had homemade burritos for lunch.

  298. Tamra Phelps says

    The Halo Diamond Opal Ring is beautiful. I’ve always been fond of opals.

  299. Tamra Phelps says

    Things are just going along as expected here, which is good. They still have the North side of the building, where therapy is, on lockdown. You have to wear a mask when you go there. It’s a stomach bug. Shouldn’t be much longer until it goes away. Hope I steer clear of it.

  300. Good swim with friends. Then grocery shopping. How come I keep having to go there?

    • Sarah, That made me laugh so hard!! My Mom used to ask me the same thing. She tried to get me to do all her grocery shopping……. the answer was NO. If I have to go SO DO YOU!!

  301. Diane K. Brimmer says

    I too love the Halo diamond opal ring. It is just so pretty. Good thing I am broke, because if I wasn’t I soon would be with all these pretty things.

    • Diane, same here. It’s a good thing I don’t have a ton of money. I would be one of those little old ladies with rings on every finger and necklaces that make me hunch over. LOL!

  302. The X Ring with White Diamonds is very pretty on the hand, it is striking and very feminine!

  303. My day went well. We were very busy. The weather is still pretty cold.

  304. Jennifer Wilson says

    Been hitting all the Dollar Generals I can for the 25 cent Christmas item sales Found 10 cans of cranberry sauce tonight for 25 cents a can. 🙂

  305. shelly peterson says

    Well I got my car repaired, but it cost me 560.00. 🙁

  306. It seemed like I spent hours on the phone today trying to speak to customer service reps. They start with press 1 for this, then press 3 and then our representatives are all busy on other calls, please hold on. After 15 min. I hear a click and if you want to make a call…and realize that I have been disconnected. This happened over and over with different companies. I miss the days when humans answered the phone. Very frustrating day today.

    • Terri, OHMYGOSH I am so with you!! Being on hold is so annoying and when they have that high pitched music it makes me ANGRY!! Ohhhhhh then to be disconnected? I would be frustrated too. I hope tomorrow is wayyyyyy better!

  307. My day was good at work.

  308. Lauren Peterson says

    My day is good so far. It’s been productive, but I’m definitely looking forward to going home and getting some sleep!

  309. Laurie Nykaza says

    Cold outside today so we cleaned the house and watched some movies with the kids.

  310. Have to get a move on and work on some grow beds….there are days when I still cannot believe that a little ( many many moons ago) girl from NYC is playing in dirt all day…never saw this at all….and loving it …

  311. I opened the curtains this morning and … nothing! We could be in Dickensian London. The cat was not impressed & the fog’s expected to stay for a couple of days. Not a breath of wind out there.

  312. Trust me to go for the most expensive on there: Large Diamond Pendant Necklace!

  313. I’d love to have this for Valentine’s Day! Diamond Bar Square Ring with White Diamonds!! Even if I’m sitting home eating ice cream, I can do it in style!

  314. Tamra Phelps says

    In the pearls, the pearl ear chain threader is so neat. I had never seen that before.

  315. Tamra Phelps says

    Well, so far I’ve managed to avoid the stomach bug here. I hope it passes soon. We all have to wear masks if we go to the therapy side of the building. It looks like some modern day plague movie back there.

  316. Diane K. Brimmer says

    I am preparing for a Colonoscopy Friday. Oh joy! I have never had one so I am a little nervous. This jug they have given me does not look like a burger and fries!

    • I have them regularly Diane, and, although they’re not something I look forward to, they’re not bad – heck woman, you’ve had children! You’ll be fine x

      • Kate, you are so right!! Diane, after childbirth pffffftttt *not a fart noise……. honest…… except now I really can’t stop laughing… after childbirth everything else is easy.

    • Diane, Colonoscopy’s are important. But ………. ha ha ha ha I made a funny……. but the prep work is disgusting. It’s not bad honest. You sleep through the entire thing. Thankfully!

      • Oh I don’t Connie! Don’t even take valium, just watch the whole procedure on the monitor – fascinating!

        • Diane K. Brimmer says

          Kate, wake me up when it’s over. I haven’t slept all night. I think you know why. LOL

        • KATE!!! What!? That was a choice??? WHAT!?!? I had mine done in California and there was no option. ALTHOUGH, here is Sandpoint the tech let me see all the scans from my boob squish. That was very fascinating. Found a couple of spots so back again in 6 months. Oh goodie more squishing. My favorite part is when the tech says “Don’t breathe” UMMMMMMMMM I couldn’t possible breathe if I TRIED!!

  317. Quiet day at home. Had a good long sleep.

  318. shelly peterson says

    I slept in today and then watched my granddaughter.

  319. In just this week I learned that many of our friends and family are dealing with sudden health problems (bronchitis, torn ligament in knee, UTI, broken arm, COPD, to name a few). I’m so grateful that hubby and I as well as our kids & grandkids are well. It makes me realize that we often complain about the small things in life when we should be counting our many blessings.

  320. Lauren Peterson says

    My day is tiring so far…I didn’t get near enough sleep yesterday.

  321. Jennifer Wilson says

    I only got about an hour of sleep last night and we had a long day today. I can’t wait for my husband to quit puttering around and go to bed.

  322. I tried to sleep but gave up after a couple of hours tossing & turning. If this fog lifts to day I have to get some fresh air to tire me out. Just listening to vixens calling for a mate (lucky them!).

  323. Ooh look, paper clip rings: Open Link Ring!

  324. Taking a break today…..doing chores then doing whatever makes me happy….we should all take a “me day” if we can….

    • Michele, I love ‘me days’. The Husband went to town today for a doctor appointment. I got SO MUCH DONE!!! I don’t know WHY but he is here I get nothing done. He leaves and WHAM I have energy and I can clean like a mad woman! I am thrilled that my house is sooooooo clean right this minute. So quick. COME OVER NOW. By morning it will not be clean. Bear is a major shedder and then there’s The Husband……

  325. I love pearl earrings, these Pearl Studs 14K SOLID GOLD are extra nice!

  326. Diane K. Brimmer says

    I am kinda in a hurry this morning as I am off to my scope! Whoot! Whoot! I am having trouble with the Giveaway form. Doesn’t seem to want to load for the last three days. Just wondering if anyone else is having issues. Well, wish me luck!

  327. Diane K. Brimmer says

    I just love the ring that you chose, Midi Stackable Diamond Ring is one of my favorites and it’s $180.

  328. Good swim with friends. Then stopped at Panera and had a bowl of their French Onion soup. (had a $2 off coupon).

  329. Shannon Holmes says

    I went into town today to the Mediterranean Deli. I got the falafel sammich and it was awesome.

  330. Tamra Phelps says

    I think the connection necklace is pretty. It’s simple but nice.

  331. Tamra Phelps says

    Physical therapy is still going pretty well. The walking is getting a little easier, slowly but surely. I can see a light at the end of the tunnel again. I really hope it’s not the MRSA train coming at me!

  332. I had a really nice day today. One of my girlfriends and I went to lunch and then did a little shopping at the mall.

  333. shelly peterson says

    Today I went to dialysis. And later I went to dinner with my daughter and grandson.

  334. Jennifer Wilson says

    I got a new planner for NEXT year (2021). It’s undated and I began putting the date stickers in it today. I like to keep one full year ahead in the planner I carry everywhere, so I can add January 2021 as soon as this January ends.

  335. Lauren Peterson says

    This day isn’t going as well…Too many frustrations at my job, and feeling like I’m not appreciated.

  336. Laurie Nykaza says

    I was out at the nursery buying plants today for my yard love Hoya plants they are so pretty

  337. I planned on weeding today .. bleh …then I got a call .. thank goodness .. with a last minute chocolate cake order.. Yes!!!!! they need a birthday cake for Sunday…. weeding.. well.. too bad not today!

  338. Diane K. Brimmer says

    Well I made it through my Colonoscopy! I can say I am clean! I am Hinny clean! LOL I don’t have to see him again for 10 years. Yahoo! I have to say the cocktail prep and the IV was the worse part of it. The IV because I have little tiny spider veins and they are like rubber bands. Three tries!!! He had to push down on the vein so he could finally peirce it. Not fun!! After 6- 16 0z glasses of the Suprep concoction I would have never thought he would have a hard time. Well I guess it didn’t all stay in my veins. LOL

    • Diane GREAT now I have that song in my head “I’m clean because my hinny’s clean”
      Feeling back to normal yet?

      • Diane K. Brimmer says

        Connie, Yep! I have embarrassed my kids by posting that I had this done. I told them “Hey I am old, when your od you talk about stuff like this!” LOL

        • Diane, LOL Well, you how much I embarrass my kids. It’s payback from their teen years. Besides it IS WHAT we talk about now. That and The Husbands announcements “Guess who died today?”

  339. Tamra Phelps says

    We’ve established I like Art Deco style jewelry, lol. So, no surprise I like that deco fan pearl ring. Beautiful.

  340. Tamra Phelps says

    Well, it’s early, so not a lot has happened today. Weekends are long and tedious. I miss having physical therapy, which they only do on weekends if you miss a weekday session. It’s an insurance thing, lol.

  341. Connie, the vixen is a female fox! The male fox is called a dog! The red fox mating call sounds like a small baby crying. I had one of those ‘did a lot of little things but nothing to show for it days’! Happy Chinese New Year or Burns’ Night, if you’re of Scottish extraction.

  342. Hey, did you notice that you can try on the jewellery at home? Put my name down for the X Cuff, please!

  343. Oh, I’m a sucker for hearts, and my jewelry box confirms it. Even so, I’d love to have the Infinity Heart Ring! It is so darn cute!

    • Rosie, I love hearts so much that everything I find a rock shaped heart or flower or something similar I always take it’s picture or bring it home with me, I believe it’s my Mom putting them there for me. Someday I’ll create collage of rock hearts.

  344. Went to a great concert by my old chorus, The Denver Women’s Chorus. Excellent music and message celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage.

  345. We had a great day today. It was cool but the sky was a beautiful blue. We ate at a favorite Mexican restaurant at lunch time.

  346. shelly peterson says

    I had a good day celebrating my grandsons birthday.

  347. I spent a good part of the day watching the Daytona 24 Hours Race. It finishes tomorrow. My son got me hooked on watching these races.

  348. Jennifer Wilson says

    My husband brought me home a Diet Pepsi from his work. I feel like I married UberEats. lol

  349. All peanuts are welcome!! So just waiting.. and it is early ..for the cake to be picked up .. then I can relax and have another cup of coffee.. I do have 3 loads of laundry to wash and hang out to dry then my day is my own….the weeds are calling but tomorrow is another day….going to indulge and watch another episode of Outlander.. never saw it before so only on season 2 but my goodness this is good!!!

    • Michele, I have so much to do tomorrow. Trip to town because more wet rainy/snow headed our way next week. Need wine. Cake. Chocolate. Wine. Cheese and stuff for Killer Beans and wine.
      I LOVE Outlander!! I need to catch up though.

  350. I’m heading into the theatre for the showing of the DVD – great chance to catch up & enjoy the show from an audience’s perspective for the first time!

  351. Simple and clean and if they’re good for tension I’ll take a couple! Diamond Tension Ring

  352. The Three Stone Diamond Bezel Ring has just the right amount of flash! Enough flash to catch the eye, but not like you are flashing your cash!

  353. Diane K. Brimmer says

    I need to get out of the house, so this storm needs to quit! I have made chocolate muffins, homemade Chicken Fajitas, a pot of homemade Chili, and homemade Guacamole. I say homemade because we grow veggies and Chicken.

    • Diane, I want to get snowed in with YOU!! Dang girl! You cook and bake like a crazy woman! I have to head to town tomorrow because we have another slush storm headed our way next week. UGH! I’m kinda over the rain/snow concoction already.

  354. Diane K. Brimmer says

    I like the Connection Bracelet it is very beautiful. Let’s face it I love them all but if I were buying one I probably would looks for something simple and cheap! There it is I said it!

  355. Good rehearsal for Sage Singers. Only 2 weeks til our concert.

  356. Tamra Phelps says

    The X earrings are so classic. I like those a lot.

  357. Tamra Phelps says

    The weekend is nearly over. Thank goodness, lol, because to me weekends are just slow days without physical therapy.

  358. shelly peterson says

    Today I relaxed for a bit. I took my grandson to Krispy Kreme and to dinner.

  359. I watched the rest of the Daytona 24 Hours Race today. It was really great. Those race drivers are amazing to complete 24 hours of racing.

  360. Jennifer Wilson says

    I’m looking forward to the $4 Christmas grab bags at Michael’s tomorrow. 😀

  361. So time to get back to work.. the weather is glorious today so weeding and mucking about in the garden and land won’t be bad at all….Plug in some old school R&B and disco to keep me moving and off I go…

  362. Diane K. Brimmer says

    Good morning! Today I have my youngest two grandchildren Alley 3 and Aaron 2. This should be a lot of fun as I haven’t had them here in quite a while. Got things locked and bolted! LOL

  363. Diane K. Brimmer says

    I love the White Diamond Ring in rose gold. It is just gorgeous!

  364. Connie!!! We had snow! Well, it started as rain, turned to sleet, then snow … Check out my FB post for more – you’ll be so proud of me!!!

  365. I love pearls and this is so simple but different: Proud Simple Pearl Pendant.

  366. Tamra Phelps says

    The long gold ball hook earrings are a little different. I like that.

  367. Tamra Phelps says

    Therapy is progressing, moving right along. Hopefully, it will keep getting better. Today’s walks were 15, 15 and ten feet.

  368. The Diamond Circle Earrings are so pretty, but they are a lot of money. I can still appreciate them from afar!

  369. Shannon Holmes says

    I had an okay day. My doctor is leaving the practice and I am sad about that.