Weekly Photo Challenge–Together

New plants together in container

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Word A Day–Vouch

This will be my last post of 2011, and the last Word A Day for me. Nancy is ready to try something new for 2012, so the last day of the last month of 2011 will be the last prompt. Now, down to business:

I would like to get your input. Do you have a dishwasher brand you would vouch for? I was out shopping today, and there are so many brands available, I would appreciate your experience with the appliance that takes doing dishes off your hands. 

Are there features you love, or wish you’d gotten?
What color? Stainless steel is the current trend, but my other appliances are black. It is situated near the stove, which will probably be the next appliance to be replaced.

Thanks for your help!  


Word A Day–Scare

We had a good scare one night when our burglar alarm malfunctioned. The siren is located near our bedroom window. Talk about a rude awakening! It’s hard to fall back to sleep after something like that. 

Changing subjects, I opened Windows Photo Gallery hoping to find the lost pictures had magically appeared, but found this photo taken on a walk in early December. 

I needed something to brighten my day, and this pretty red flower served that purpose well. I’ve not accomplished much, still trying to deal with the disarray of what once was a working kitchen. Change is not something that comes easily for me, I need time to adapt. 

As I awaited the signals from the laundry room when it was time to start a new cycle, I nestled into my recliner, and opened my Inbox which was bursting at the seams like Santa’s bag. I basked in the warmth of your prose and welcoming blog themes. Falling behind on reading them was a blessing of sorts, I got to experience the holiday preparation at a slower pace, and Christmas all over again through your eyes and words.

What did I ever do without you?  

 

Word A Day–Slippery

Once again, Nancy’s Word A Day perfectly coincides with my life. I need to read ahead on her list and see how the rest of this year is going to go…

We had a great Christmas with the grandchildren, lovely weather, and the added benefit of using a free hotel stay Christmas night in historic Gloucester, Virginia. Monday, we spent the entire day roaming the back roads of the rural, coastal community.

The Courthouse Green area is being renovated, and the wind was a bit chilly, so we were content to see what we could from the car, getting out occasionally to take pictures. We will have to go back on a warm day to do a walking tour. I did see a little bookstore there, Twice Told Tales, which carries new and used books. I thought that was a great name for a bookstore; and look forward to spending time there one day soon.  

It was upon our return home that things got slippery, namely, the kitchen floor, which was partially covered with water. Hubby is dismantling the dishwasher this evening to see what went awry. I’ll keep you posted on that. 

I was going to share some of the photos from our trip, but I managed to “forget” to import them.

Lessons learned:

  • Don’t delete pictures from the memory card until verifying download 
  • Don’t try to write a blog post with so many distractions

 I hope you’ve had a good holiday, and found only good surprises upon returning home. 🙂