Saturday, January 28, 2012

SATURDAY ODDS & ENDS ~ ~ ~

 Another snow day!!  Yesterday, I posted a picture just like this on Facebook ~ then,  the snow melted all gone ~ and this morning, we awoke to this again!!  It is very pretty ~ a Winter Wonderland! My friend, Cathy, suggested that it would make a great Christmas card with a little shot of color added to it ~ she is absolutely right!


 Sonny made another driftwood tree up at the lake ~ first one went to friend Margo ~ the second one, to her daughter, Lynne.  They do so many nice things for us ~ and entertain us so beautifully throughout the year.   They both love all things beach related, so we know she'll love this, too! Maybe, the next one will be ours!
 ULU ~ have you ever  heard of an Ulu?  It is this chopping blade ~ made in Alaska ~ the handle is some animal's antler!  Son Chris, gave this to Sonny while we were in Seattle ~ we both LOVE it!  It chops like a dream and came with it's own rounded out chopping block!  I chopped my little heart out the other day to make vegetable soup ~ it made enough to feed an army  ~ nice for the freezer for upcoming cold nights!
This is Seattle grandson, Hunter!  His parents had this cut-out stand-up picture made for me for Christmas and I just love it! He stands on the desk so I can see him every day!

The two desk tops are finally cleaned off and organized ~ woo hoo!  I rarely work at a neat desk ~ kind of weird not to be searching thru piles of paperwork!! I really do know where everything is, though ~ and now most of it's where it should be ~ that's even weirder!!  I have to go thru the files now and pull out things from prior to 2005 and have Luke shred them ~ he likes that job!  That will make room for last year's paper work and then, voila!  The office will be in order!!

Last night, we went out for dinner with Cliff and Margo (she bought Sonny a birthday cake for dessert at their home).  Tonite, we're entertaining grandson Luke while his dad and Luci go to the father/daughter dance.    Have a good weekend whatever you do!!  Stay warm!

Alice

8 comments:

Saundra said...

Love your driftwood tree, you've got a keeper there in Sonny. Cool chopping knife too.

Saundra

annie said...

I love the tree, that's wonderful. That chopper looks fabulous, and I love the cut out!

Julia said...

Alice you got yourself a winning combination, a great driftwood tree, a handsome grandson cutout, a fantastic Ulu chopper and board, and an enthusiastic shredder.

Have a great weekend my friend. JB

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

I simply love the driftwood tree...so unique! I really like the chopper. My son is a cook and would love it!
Courtney

Rugs and Pugs said...

Alice ~
What a cool driftwood tree!
The last two mornings it has been the same here "up north". Pretty snow in the morning gone within a few hours. My kind of snow!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Jacque. said...

Love all the photos...and the items depicted in them! That outdoor scene belongs on a card, for sure.

dulcy said...

I LOVE the driftwood tree! What a creative use and idea for driftwood. Also, when I was in Alaska many years ago those little cutters were for sale everywhere. I almost bought one, and now seeing how much you're using yours, I wish I did! No snow here, but crocus are sticking up their heads in our yard.
xo
dulcy

Tony Latham - totally-hooked.blogspot.com said...

Very cool tree