Monthly Archives: December 2017

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

It is a cold Christmas season for us here in Colorado. We’ve had single digit temperatures for 3 straight days which means the daytime highs don’t get very high. Santa will earn his money this year. We may have a bit of snow on Christmas day. 

I’m having Christmas Eve dinner with some friends then time with family Christmas Day. I hope you are able to be with family and friends, also! Merry Christmas to you.

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Long Winter Shadows

Long Winter Shadows

Long Winter Shadows

“Ordinary people seek entertainment. Extraordinary people seek education and learning.” -Benjamin Hardy

It’was 1 degree this morning at 5:24 am. Brrrr! Fresh snow and heavy frost. Brrrr! Humidity is 83%. Brrrr! Brrrr! Glad I don’t live where is really cold. Stay warm and enjoy your holidays. 

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Its Cold This Morning

Frost on my windshield

Frost on my windshield

“Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.” Zen Proverb

Frost is on everything. Temperature gauge on my dashboard says 7 degrees  (F). Makes for cold toes. We are expecting similar nighttime lows for the next 5 days. Stay warm!

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Winter Solstice and a Birthday

Madie

Madie

Today is not only our Winter Solstice but it is my youngest granddaughters birthday. I know its hard to imagine this 5 year old with a totally innocent expression in the above image is 21 today. Happy birthday, Madie! You have brought a lot of joy to so many people. I love you!

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Trees at Sunset

Trees at Sunset

This was taken 5 years ago and is a pair of favorite trees I visited a lot. I have not been there for quite some time and wonder how they would look now. Good grief, we are less than a week away from Christmas.  It is coming up too fast. I noticed we are expecting to have a bit of cooler weather for Christmas. They say snow Thursday through Saturday then single digit temperatures at night for the next 5 days. Brrr! 

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New Fountain Pen

Pilor Elite 95s

Pilot Elite 95s

I have a new fountain pen called a Pilot Elite 95 s. I fell in love with this pen the first time I noticed it over a year ago. Pilot’s Elite S fountain pen was first introduced in 1968 and enjoyed great popularity especially as a wonderful gift for celebrating school admittance or a new job. The Elite 95S is based on the 2nd-generation Elite S from 1975, and mirrors the vintage feel of a pen from those times.

It has a retro style look I like. The 14K gold nib gives the pen a classy intriguing look and is a smooth writing instrument. When capped, it’s short and lightweight at 15 grams. When the cap is posted, the pen’s standard length makes it comfortable for writing. It comes in a solid black with gold trim and a burgundy body with a gold cap. I’m loving it!

 

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Sweet Sinsations

Sweet Sensations

Sweet Sinsations

There are four coffee shops, that I’m aware of, on the campus at Colorado State University. There are several off campus catering to the thousands of students pulling all-nighters. One I patronize is located in the Lory Student Center call Sweet Sinsations Cafe. Of course all you will find are students working the coffee shop and students grabbing a cup on their way to class. And it is cold this morning, 22 degrees right now.

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