Monday, 22 November 2021


OK, Joseph Brian decided he wanted to put his train set out. It is a good distraction from health worries, for both of us. I was awake from 2 - 5 a.m., and had to get the garbage out for pickup. I took some meds, finally, at 3 a.m., but they didn't work too well. I popped out of bed and did the garbage. The day has begun.

I figured out a base: the card table, the box that held the deck top, with the styrofoam inside, and an old painting under to provide more width. I was quite pleased!

I ordered these kits a number of years ago (Feb., 2013), and they had to be assembled. If you look closely, my school house is a bit crooked. It was the first one I assembled, and it was pretty crooked. I did better with JB's train station!

The pièce de résistance were  🐻SNUGGLE Bears looking at the whole ensemble! 

We aren't having company anytime soon, and it warms the cockles of our hearts to look at the bears! We anticipate the kids coming over Dec. 26th for my birthday, as I turn 65! I've ordered my present and it arrived, a new trailcam. None of us are out shopping much. 

 The kids are happy that their other grandmother is visiting for a month from New Brunswick for Christmas. They will be busy. She makes cookies with them, and does all that Christmassy stuff we can't do! 
Josephine makes cookies in 2013
with mémère!

Blast from the past: We had so much fun! See the schoolhouse on the coffee table?!


Tom said...

...trains are the perfect toy for the season.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Very festive! I'll get my decs out this coming weekend... YAM xx

Bindu said...

It is getting colder. Your display is very nice. I haven't thought about gifts yet. But, I might order online too. Not yet ready to go to the mall. Thanks for the note about the frogs.

Nancy J said...

Down here not one of us know what Christmas will be like this year, no family get-together, we will each be staying at our own home, on December 15th, the Aucklanders will be able to travel outside their own region, and that is where most of the positive Covid cases are.So anyone in any other area will be very anxious. Online shopping sounds like the way to go for everyone. I like the house, the station, and the bears giving it a good look-over. Sleeping problems, that is catching, ditto down here!!! 65, a grand milestone, not quite enough to get a telegram from the Queen!!!

RedPat said...

Christmas is going to be a quiet one for me.

William Kendall said...

Neat train set!

Gaelyn said...

Cool train kit and love the log buildings.

The Furry Gnome said...

Looks like Christmas!

Anvilcloud said...

There’s something special about a holiday train. Speaking of which, does the CP one still one thru Perth at all or maybe they don’t even do that anymore. It came thru CP the first two years we were here — 05 and 06.

eileeninmd said...


The Christmas train set and the bear are wonderful, I am sure the kiddies are happy. My 65th is coming soon too. Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead!