Wednesday, December 31, 2014
I know that it's not far down the line that she will not want to come to Nana's and Papaw's house to spend time. That hurts my heart.
We will be going into town to visit with aunt Angie today. Then to the $ store for her to get some trinkets, like she needs them. LOL. We had a couple painting crafts to do too.
Hope all of you are safe , if you are out and about this evening. Do not drink and drive, call a taxi, or your mom if you have too.....your mom ..no matter how old she is , or you are,will pick you up. Wishing you a Happy New Year. XO
Monday, December 29, 2014
It was sunny and frosty this morning, Monday. It was colder all day. Those 40 degree days have spoiled me for winter weather. LOL. Who wants to see old snow now. I know it's a coming. So I will be counting the days till spring.
I know I have a major project to redo one of our flowerbeds. I just let it get out of hand last year. So I will be making some little drawings of how I want to change it. I also am going to be thinning my mums in the front flowerbed. They are getting to bushy and taking over. Ha...seems strange to be talking of flowers here in December.
Wishing all of you a nice evening. XO
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Hope all of you have a beautiful Sunday. XO
Saturday, December 27, 2014
I know many of you put things away the day after. I usually let it stay up till after new year's day. I may actually start taking things down on Monday. Do any of you feel that the holiday came and went very fast? I enjoyed getting ready, except for the stove repair interruption. LOL. I enjoyed viewing my decorations and the whole of our Christmas family time. Loved it all.
Wishing all of you a bit of relaxing time now. :):) XO
Friday, December 26, 2014
When we got ready to eat dinner, we got into a circle and held hands. My daughter Angie usually says the grace, but my son-in-law Matt said it yesterday. It was so heart felt, it made us all feel so loved. We had a lovely dinner that everyone helped make . Then later we opened gifts and then played some cards and watched some football games.
I think all the grandkids were tired from staying up late and getting up early. LOL I hope all of you had a wonderful family Christmas also. XO
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
I hope all of you are going to have family around this time of year. I know it's not always a picnic...but life is short...make the most of it. Nothing that is happening or going to happen during your family holiday time will change the way the world turns. Love one another. Be kind.
MERRY CHRISTMAS :):):) XO
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
I have missed having Emma over. She goes to her other grandmother's house....because a girl in her class lives right next door. They are friends, so she would rather play with classmates at times. I will get to have her over during their break from school. We will have to whip up some crafts. Emma is really into drawing, so we may make some cards. Or even a painting.
Wishing everyone a great holiday time. I will try to get a post out tomorrow. Smile today, someone needs to see your happy face. XO
Monday, December 22, 2014
When our parents got home, they liked our tree. We kids actually got presents that year from the Salvation Army. Even mom and dad got us each something. This is my true story.
Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas. XO
Sunday, December 21, 2014
I think I have everything ready for our holiday week. But you know some of those last minute things...yikes. LOL. So there maybe a quick trip to the store tomorrow.
I will clean and do a little wrapping. But I want to be outside today in this sunshine. May drive to Angie for a cappuccino later. Just to talk about our last minute plans , for Christmas dinner.
Wishing all of you some sunshine, even if it's just in your hearts. XO
Saturday, December 20, 2014
I will tell you about my mother's decorations. She would have lights that she had for years...those big ones...look like 50 watt bulbs in them , no kidding. She had a Santa Claus(plastic)about 3 foot tall, a North Pole sign(plastic) I think it went with the Santa, they lit up with a bulb inside. Mommy found a baby Jesus at a yard sale once. She bought it. Well every year, she would put that baby Jesus between the Santa and the North Pole sign. I used to tell my daughters, "Well it is officially Christmas Season, grandma Maddie has the baby Jesus lying between Santa and north pole sign ." Bless her heart. Oh I miss that display so much.
Wishing all of you a beautiful weekend, XO
Friday, December 19, 2014
Hope you are all getting ready for your Christmas family time. I have to go grocery shopping for a few things. Enjoy your day. XO
Thursday, December 18, 2014
When I left, I told the children that if they see me put and about, to be sure to say hello. Some gave me hugs. :):) Hope your day is fun. .XO
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
This is the story of the Horton's . It is a family owned hardware store. It's called Do It Best Hardware. It is ran by Tim and Karen Horton . Their children help out also. The nicest family you'd ever want to meet. They will help you in any way they possibly can.
The store has paint, custom made blinds, a greenhouse, and lots of little rooms for the Artisan Markets they present , about 4-5 times a year. That is when venders come in and sell their wares also. Lots of fun times throughout the year. I hope the Hortons don't mind me doing this. I really like the family and their store...but they do not realize how much I write about them on my blog. :)
Wishing all of you a great day. Gloomy here. XO
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
It is getting colder around here now...the last few days of 40 degrees just about spoiled me. LOL.
Hope everyone has a pleasant day. XO
Sunday, December 14, 2014
I noticed him watching me from the floral dept . of the grocery. So I rang the bell in his direction and smiled. He was getting excited. So his mom brought him over to put money in the kettle. He dropped his coins in and started to dance a bit. He reached into his pockets and got two more pennies out and put them in the kettle. I said, "God bless your heart, you have given all your money to the poor. Now poor children will have some Christmas. " The I gave him a small bell we were handing out to children who gave. He started ringing his little bell and smiling .
Yesterday, I go back to the grocery. I asked the florist if she remembered the boy and his mom. She said they go to her church. She is explaining who the grandparents were. I did not know them. She tells me then that the mother was working in their office right then. I thanked her and went looking for that young mother.
I found the mom at the office. I explained that I could not stop thinking of her son ringing the bell and giving all his coins. She said he had been up that very morning ringing his little bell. So I told her I knew a bit about birth defects as my own twins were each born with one. She told me her son had already had 13 surgeries on his hands and was in PT learning to use a new thumb, made from one of his fingers. Your thumb is 50 percent use of your hand . The mother and the angel boy have a long road ahead. They are in my prayers.
Just telling this story because that child touched my heart. Wishing all of you a beautiful Sunday. XO
Saturday, December 13, 2014
I watched people go into the grocery , on walkers, canes , and scooters. Even with arthritis , I can still walk. People with kids , not in warm enough looking coats. I have a coat , gloves, and scarf, I am warm. Do you see where this is leading.?? We have to count each and every blessing we have. The more I saw the more I rang that bell. I do not know for a fact how much was put into the kettle, but more put money in than walked by.
I met a 90 year old man , he was there to buy candy and roses for a 97 year old lady. He put money in the kettle and introduced himself to me . We shook hands and I have a new friend. I met a man that told me he was in the Oklahoma City bombings and that the Salvation Army really helped them a lot. He put a big bill in the kettle. I thanked all who put money in and wished all a Merry Christmas. I will tell you tomorrow about the youngest person I met . He is a small angel.
Enjoy this day, count your blessings . No matter how small...you know it is the small things that make our lives worth living. My blessings are Angie, Kathy, Karen , and Lizzy. :):)
Friday, December 12, 2014
The sun is shining and I am loving that . I have the people on both coast in my prayers today. Too much wetness at one time. Pass along a smile today. :):):)
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Yesterday, The repairman came to put the ordered part on the stove. A bit pricey, but it worked. Oh happy day. He used the gas sniffer meter to check for any other leaks. None. He did explain a few things about what had happened. You know if you understand a little it helps...if you don't he could be just blowing smoke. LOL. Since Ted had worked on appliances as a young man , he did glean some info from it. So move over Nellie, I may bake some cookies too. :):) In case you don't know Nellie, she is the queen of cookie baking over at Berries And More.
Hugs to all who need one. Who of us could not stand a hug? :):)
Monday, December 8, 2014
Some times when everyone is talking about health issues, I feel truly blessed. I have some arthritis in my ankles and now getting into my fingers. Otherwise , I am very healthy. I will absolutely count that as a blessing.
Hope all of you had a wonderful fun weekend. I sure did. I went to the granddaughters' choir program on Saturday. Enjoyed that so very much. On Sunday, I went to brunch at my daughter Angie's. Then I helped her decorate her tree. With two of us, it went pretty fast and turned out nicely.
Today is mostly cloudy , if the sun pops out I will be smiling. :) Wishing you a nice day . XO
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Wishing everyone a pleasant day. The sun is out here and looking so good. XO