Thursday, December 27, 2018

31 days of posts... I Like Thursdays # 121

Welcome to this week's list of likes. Boy this week passed by quickly didn't it?

I loved the full moon this week, very dramatic!
even my little point and shoot captured the magic!
 along with the interesting clouds we almost always have, it was gorgeous!

I liked the neighborhood church doing a Christmas Eve service in the park so we could walk to it!
singing, a few prayers, kind of a sermon. It was very cold, but they had hot chocolate for us to sip, and all were welcome!

I love singing!
Earlier that day we had gone to the Science Museum, always a treat...

lots of BIG crocs in Cuba!
...(we're members) and seeing two exhibits... one was about Cuba. I learned a lot, surprising me as I grew up in Tampa Fl. with the Cuban culture and many Cuban friends. Definitely miss true Cuban food! I got fun pics that deserve their own post to come later this week!
Cuban coffee for everyone! Viva!

We visited the brain games area too. What fun! I was so happy to see so many smart people challenging their problem solving skills too. It was fun to watch teens and younger kids solving complex puzzles. We did pretty well ourselves, and on one game Drew and I won equal times, whew!
Those who are married know what I mean!

I loved getting some gifts from long distance friends this week. Not expected at all, but so full of terrific things that show how well they know me!
Pat in NY sent these really cool fabric fat quarters she collected for me on a trip. She also included some floral scraps, knowing my extreme love of scraps!
flamingos with gnomes! Flamingos with hearts! COWS!!!
I know a person can cut up yardage and voila! Scraps! but still... there's nothing like getting someone else's scraps!!!

My friend Ellen sent a box chock full of treasures!!!
every time I look in I find some new treasure!!!
 How exciting that was.. kind of like opening a stocking to find lots of things! Fabric including this cowboy one! LOVE IT! a mesh bag of threads, pins in pretty colors, stamps galore to use in creativity work this year, patterns to make me happy,  oh so much to love.

I love her for doing this, it lifted my spirits and I felt connected to her. Connection is the one thing above all that I seek in life. I like my comfort, I surely love my husband and pup and fabric, but the connection between me and my friends... priceless.
see Mary there on the left, and me taking the shot?
We spent part of Christmas day in Boulder with my friends Mary, Ben and Paul. Mary gave me this lovely hand made pin cushion and some caramel cookies to be enjoyed this week.

It's been terrific to hear from friends around the globe via cards this week too. Thank you to all for the connections we share.
I really wanted this mug from Anthropologie (in Nordstrom)  but how many mugs can a person keep???
Bonjour! with hexies! Whee!
it was next to this way cool mixer
I liked the little beaded snowflake ornament we got in Castle Rock when we had a lovely visit with our friends Rose and Bob this week

Milo's Moments
finally it's my turn!
Barking out loud! I love Christmas! I got some new toys, and my Mama and Daddy are both home with me all week! Whee! Lots of rideinnacar's too.

 I liked walking around Boulder and meeting a 7 month old Airedale puppy Mia... we romped best we could on leashes
note the tiny hexi tiles
 and I liked this baby I met at a hotel lobby... how cute is she? She knew already how to be gentle on my naturally curly hair! I know babies are delicate and I might grab Daddy but wouldn't never grab a little baby. Nope, you gotta be gentle with them.
And hope they drop a cherio.

I have never yet met a black lab I don't like! I met my friend Onyx one morning and the two of us ran and ran and ran and ran on the golf course.
We had to stop when some guy wanted to play through.

Well, gotta go work on destroying these non-destructible toys...

Mama says
“The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer.”—Motto of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
then have a new snack!
Everyone having lots of naps and snacks this week? Hope so! And play!

please visit these peeps also doing lists of likes... think about doing your own to share here! 

Mary in Boulder
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easyweimaraner said...

mugs are like potato chips or shoes you can't have enough there is always room for one more ,O)) said...

Very cute ornament. How great to see the Christmas Story at a service in the park. Your comment about competition made me smile. Have a blessed week.

Michele McLaughlin said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Enjoyed seeing your treasures! How nice to have the service in the park! Hugs!

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

The llama is adorable. What fun trips you had and a great assortment of gifts. Happy new Year. mary

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

The moon has been amazing this week - you got some great pictures of it! Love the flamingos with gnomes fabric! And the picture of Milo with the little girl is just precious. He knows when to be gentle and calm and when he can play!

Sandee said...

That's a lot of wonderful things to like. I especially like Milo.

Have a woof woof day, Milo. My best to your peeps. ♥

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I've been loving mugs for a long time and I can't stop myself from new ones too.
You have a lot of wonderful connections, LeeAnna. Cause for celebration!

Jean said...

Have to rotate the mugs in and out, I think. That's a pretty mug. We saw the moon for a bit but then the clouds covered it. Such fun gifts over there. Oh, love that pink mixer but I'm a Kitchen-Aid snob so if it's not one of those, I'll have to pass ;) Sounds like Milo (and you) had a nice Christmas and time being out and about.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

And, possibly drop a cherrio, hahahaha, Milo. Last week we went to Costco and a food demonstrator dropped 2 wrapped Lindt chocolate balls in our hands. We were in heaven.
Connections, LA, I'm with you. That's what life is all about. Cheers!

Suzanne said...

Scraps from someone else's stash is so fun to receive and use. I love the mixer too.

LA Paylor said...

it looked very 40's deco to me, I like stuff like that. The fact that it was pink was a bonus. And that mug... i should go back and get it.

Brian's Home Blog said...

My goodness, that looks like a whole big bunch of fun all around and I'm glad your Christmas was Merry Milo! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

MissPat said...

Llamanaste. I love it. I'm glad you were pleased with surprise package. You have really great friend, girl. And Milo waiting for a cheerio to drop, what a riot. Happy New Year. Here's to a fabulous year.

denthe said...

I love to read about your week LeeAnna. It sounds like you had a good time all around. And very nice friends sending you all those surprises. Hope your next week will be as great as this one. Wishing you only good for the year to come. Love and hugs xxx

Michelle said...

This week has been quick, but that always happens when I am off work! lol Thanks for linking up today.

Angie in SoCal said...

Wonderful post. Love those beaded snowflakes - so delicate. God's blessings in the coming New Year.

netablogs said...

You received some great, meaningful gifts, which means you have some great friends! I do love that mug! Happy New Year! visiting you from Thursday 13 :)

Valentine said...

What special gifts you received from pals! Mom asks if Miss Mary makes pin cushions for sale, too? When Mom sees flamingos, like on your fabric and the plush toy, it makes her think of her goddaughter that luvs flamingos, too. Mom sent her flamingo-themed gifts at xmas. Winks. -Valentine (& Kerry) of Noir Kitty Mews

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi LeeAnna, it is a lovely hexie cup...but we already have too many cups, don't we?

riitta k said...

Many joyful memories of the week.. Wishing you healthy and happy 2019!

Tails Around the Ranch said...

The outdoor light decorations are so much fun to check out at night. Some neighborhoods really go all out.

CountryDew said...

Welcome to Thursday 13. What an interesting list you have here. I especially liked the part about your friends and how much they mean to you. It is so important to have that connection. Bravo. I hope you have a great new year - and come on back to visit us.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday. Thank you for joining us to make Pink Saturdays special.

You know I love that pink mixer, and so did everyone else. This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week as "the one with the most clicks". Thanks for sharing.♥

Louca por porcelana said...

Pretty pink mixer!Happy Pink Saturday!Happy 2019!