Thursday, December 31, 2009


This is my wish for you:

Comfort on difficult days,

smiles when sadness intrudes,

rainbows to follow the clouds,

laughter to kiss your lips,

sunsets to warm your heart,

hugs when spirits sag,

beauty for your eyes to see,

friendships to brighten your being,

faith so that you can believe,

confidence for when you doubt,

courage to know yourself,

patience to accept the truth,

Love to complete your life.

Wishing you all of these blessings in 2010,


Image by The Vintage Moth, Quote by lynnie buttercup

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

I wish you a holiday of relaxation, peace and fun with your family and friends.  That's what I'm aiming for!

Enjoy the beauty of the season,


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

'tis the season

It's okay...

  • if the cards don't get out this week... mail them in January, or divide them up and call or write to a group of people during each month of this coming year... they're always glad to hear from you.
  • if the presents aren't beautifully wrapped... gather up the opening of the bag that they came in and put a big bow on it... it is a great, green alternative!
  • if all the presents didn't get purchased... offer the gift of your time or services... volunteer to spend some time with the person, do an errand, make a favorite dinner, plant a garden - write a note on a card with your gift.
  • if your home isn't decorated...dim the lights, light some candles, cook something on the stove, and turn on some carols... the mood will be warm and festive.
This is a season for reaching out to others and speading good cheer.  Try to keep it simple and not to stress over the details.  Sit back, watch the magic around you, and smile.  It is truly a beautiful season.

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. ~Janice Maeditere


Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I'm back from a Thanksgiving home!  Very relaxing...and got a lot done.

It started on Thanksgiving with my mom, sister and her kids arriving for Thanksgiving dinner.  There was lots of food. 

Hubby and son always make the mince pie.  When it came time to make the slits, do you think they did "M" for mince? Or a pattern?  Oh yes, a pattern!  Do you see the basketball court?  Yes, that was the design of choice for the mince pie!

I love setting the table.  I had an old family quilt that I used down the center of the table and an old wooden bowl that I put gourds and leaves in for the centerpiece.

This is our second Thanksgiving without my mother-in-law.  She had collected lots of dishes but my favorites are the Thanksgiving ones ['His Majesty' from Johnson Brothers].  We miss her but using her china is a nice remembrance of her and is a way to "bring her to the table" with us.

It was wonderful to have time with my family, to have time to rest, and time to work hard at home.  I am so grateful for all that I have.  And, you are part of that.  Thank you so much for spending time with me here!