Saturday, December 31, 2011

Silent Saturday ~ Part Eighty-Nine

Tick Tock
I’m writing this in a state of shock,
Watching the clock—tick tock, tick tock,
Advancing, approaching, relentlessly,
A brand new year; Oh, can it be?
The calendar says the same thing, too;
Time races, vanishes for me; Boo hoo!
No, wait! If time flies, I’m having fun!
A year of fun! It’s gone! It’s done!
I now embrace the blur of time,
Because it simply means that I’m
Too busy with pleasure, joy, delight
To mourn the passing days’ swift flight.
So I’m wishing you fast, happy days,
Pleasuring you in myriad ways,
Filled with happiness and cheer,
Oh Happy, Happy Bright New Year!
By Joanna Fuchs


We've Holidays and happy days, and memory days galore
And when we've toasted every one, I offer just one more
So let us lift our glasses high, and drink a silent toast
To the day, deep buried in each heart
that each one loves the most

Auld Lang Syne
by Robert Burns

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne 

We've Holidays and happy days, and memory days galore
And when we've toasted every one, I offer just one more
So let us lift our glasses high, and drink a silent toast
To the day, deep buried in each heart
that each one loves the most

 Wishing you and yours the Happiest of New Years!!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Random Tuesday....Rolling along and still enjoying!!

I sure had a fabulous celebration and my house is still filled with Christmas guests!!  What fun!  They decided they could stay longer.  Woot!!'

So food supplies are running out and laundry room is filled to the brim.  I hear the sounds of sleep and the dryer going!  Ha!!

Hope you all had a great Christmas celebration as well!  We had a fabulous feast (pics next week) and we even got out to the cinema!!  What fun!!

Will see you on Saturday!!

Have a blessed and magical day!
Hugging you

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Random Tuesday.....Buried in snow; Merry Christmas!!

Blizzard has hit!  We have ten to twelve inches and it is freezing cold!!  So much for last minute shopping!
Ha!  But the good news ids house is all decorated and presents are wrapped and under the tree!  Stockings are hung by the chimney with care!!  Hope this clears up by tomorrow??!!

I just wanted to share some of our snow!  I know you love it!!

Merry Christmas everyone!  What with this blizzard and company coming...I am overwhelmed right now!  Ha!!  So I will be away from my blog until after the holidays.  Have food to prepare and I have last minute shopping to do to prepare the feast!  Did I tell you I found the Turducken?  At the Cajun Kitchen!!  Ha!  My grandson will be so excited!!

In the mail, I received a wonderful surprise/gift from my Blog friend, Charlotte Smothers of Seahorse Ranch.  She made a beautiful Christmas tag for me....

Beautiful isn't it?

Have a safe and fabulous Christmas.  Laugh, sing and dance!!  Hugs and kiss your family and friends!  Enjoy yourself!!

May you be filled with peace and blessings and most of all, joy!

Hugging you

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Silent Saturday ~ Part Eighty-Eight!!

At Christmas A man is at his finest towards the finish of the year; 

He is almost what he should be when the Christmas season's here; 

Then he's thinking more of others than he's thought the months before, 

And the laughter of his children is a joy worth toiling for.

He is less a selfish creature than at any other time; 

When the Christmas spirit rules him he comes close to the sublime. 

Edgar Guest 

May you have a magical and blessed day! 

Hugging you,

PS.  This post won Post of the Week...!!!   Woot!!  Thank you Hilary of The Smitten Image!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Christmas Gift for you!

Just had to share.  This was posted on "be yourself, everyone else is taken".  What a beautiful gift !!
Merry Christmas!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Random Tuesday....It's beginning to look....!!!!

 It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!  Don't you think?  I've got the snow!  And the cold!!  And the decorations and the baking supplies!  Even smells like Christmas!  So cool!  I love this time of year!  But I could do without the snow!  Sigh!  But it is pretty!

Thought I would share some of my decorations!!....

The mantle..

I decided to go COLOR this season... !!  Now the tree!!...

The stockings....

I found these stockings for $1.00 a piece at Dollar Tree!  Aren't they pretty?  I just added the glitter names and wa la!!  We have Christmas!!

Tablescape in living room...

I had a girls' day out with myself!  Ha!  I got my nails and toes done!!  They are so Christmassy!!

My hands have ink and glue all over them...sorry about that!  But the nails are the coolest!!  3D poinsettias!!

It was was snowy..but the sunrise was awesome...

I still have the dining room to decorate!  This will happen today I hope! Surgery tomorrow!!!  Yikes!  I am now getting nervous!  Ha!!  Think of me around 9:30 A.M.  MST!!

All my Christmas present shopping is done and 3/4 of the food shopping!  I have last minute stuff to purchase; but that has to wait until next week.  I sure hope I can get out and do it?  But I know Cheri or Dr. John will give me a hand!!  Good thing!!  I need eggnog and orange juice!  Oh!  And some brandy!!

Don't you just love this time of year?  People are smiling and helping each other!  I love it!!  And all the lights and decorations!  Oh boy!!

Well, it's that time again boys and girls!!  Random Tuesday...and all those wonderful bloggers who share their randomness with all of us!!  You must go and visit Stacy at Stacy Uncorked! Then go and visit Keely at the UnMom and tell her we miss her and that we are waiting patiently for her return from the Zombie Wars!!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Silent Saturday ~ Part Eighty-Six!!

The day starts like any ordinary day!  Sun brewing....then you open the front door....

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Random Tuesday...Coming to you from the frozen West!!!!

You heard me!!  Frozen I am...frozen!!!  -3 degrees and counting!!  Yep and 16 inches of snow!!!!!!

And you thought I was joking??  Ha!!    Freeways closed...schools closed!!   And boy is it cold!!!  The driveway hasn't been plowed we can't get out!!  Kind of nice actually...Dr. John home...snuggled by the fire!!!!  Never mind....!!!!! 

Was getting my nails done yesterday...sigh!!

Dr. John got the Christmas cards addressed and ready to go!  Woot!!  He also finished the Index for his book!  So all is truly done book wise!  Scheduled to be published in March, 2012!!  Amazon is one book store that is offering it for pre-sale!!  Double Woot!!!

I had gotten most of my Christmas shopping done!!!!  For Dr. John, I got a -------- and a ------!!  And for the g'daughters a ---------- and a --------- and --------------!!  For g'son I got clothes and a very cool trick battery powered car!  He will love it!  What?  I can't tell you what I got for them...they read this blog!  Ha!!

Everyone is coming here for that is nine people and two miniature dogs!!  So two blow up beds, one guest room bed and one couch.  (plus the master bedroom bed)  Done and done!!  Oh and I ordered a Turduckin!!  My g'son will be so excited!  He has been wanting to try on of these for two years!  It is a turkey, stuffed with a chicken, stuffed with a duck!!!!!!  So we will see!  If it tastes funky...I guess it is hotdogs!!  Ha!!

Rest of the menu....sweet potato casserole, scalloped pineapple, cranberry relish, mashed taters, dressing ( corn bread and regular), deviled eggs, relish plate, pumpkin pie, lemon meringue pie, cherry pie, apple pie, rolls, and of course gravy!! I am hungry!!  And full!!  But this should be enough to feed nine people...right??

I have told you all that I hate the snow!!  Just saying!!!

My BFF Cheri's mom turned 98 years old two weeks ago!!  Woot!  And she is one beautiful as a tack!  No walker for her...she is strutin' her stuff for sure!!  Happy Birthday Louise!!

Have I told you I hate snow!!??  This is a look at my driveway...see the front gate??  The UPS guy drove up this driveway and brought me a package!!  Ha!  He made it in and out!  Woot!  It was our gift for our son, Lee!!  He will love the ------- and the -------!!

There is an area on my upper abdomen that I wasn't happy doc is going to fix it!!  No charge!  So I am slated for surgery on Dec. 14th!!  So I guess I am going to be a little sore for Christmas!  But it needs to be done.  Sooooooo!!!!  Just telling ya!!!

In 1989, we left Ohio on a cold and wet day in December and drove three days to New Mexico with our Toyota van loaded with clothes (mine) and art supplies!!  Oh!  And my drawing table!  My asthma had gotten so bad that I had been in the hospital for two and a half weeks and was not getting any better.  So we decided it was time for a climate change!!  Prayer was the order of the day!  Asking for guidance and wisdom!  We held an auction and sold just about everything we owned so that I would have enough money to survive on my own in New Mexico!!

So when we came into NM on I-40...we were shocked to see snow and freezing temps!!  I thought it was supposed to be sunny New Mexico???  Sigh!!  Coming from Ohio...I was totally fed up with snow and wanted no more of it!  Came here and felt I was escaping it!  Wrong!  Then we bought a house up in the East Mountains where they get lots of snow!!  Duh!  No one told us!!  Anywho...I hate snow...did I tell you all this?  It is pretty but........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We found an apartment locator and they found a one bedroom apartment for me to live in.  Nice place and the rent was very reasonable.  I opened a checking account and transferred the auction proceeds into it.  That was all the money we had for me to live here! 

When I left Ohio, it was with a grocery bag filled with drugs to keep my asthma in check and keep me breathing!!!!!  I was weak and scared!  I wasn't ready to die!!  And suffocating was not my idea of a good way to live or die!!!

More on this next week...getting a little long here!!  Ha!!

Did I mention that I hate snow????  Sigh!!!

In March, Dr. John and I are going to San Fransisco for a GeoTech Conference!!  Woot!!  Sun and kind of place!!  And in February, Cheri and I are going to Tuscon, Az. for a jewelry conference!  Fun times!!

Working on decorating for Christmas this next Tuesday, will have some pics to share for sure!  I need some holiday spirit right about you?  Singing Jingle Bells yet?

Dr. John's truck needs four new tires....ouch!!  Not a good time of year to need them money wise or weather wise!!  Hope he can hang in there for a few more weeks??!!

This is the time of year when giving is the subject of the day...let us not forget the food kitchens!  Local food banks are in desperate need of food, clothing and gifts for Christmas.  Call them and see what you can do!  And remember....this need is twelve months a year!  I set up my checking account to automatically send a certain amount of dollars to two local food banks every month.  That way I don't forget!!  Not meaning to blow my own horn here...just offering a suggestion!  Personally, it breaks my heart to know that the ranks of poverty have grown so!  This economy is destroying our families!!  Taking away homes and weekly paychecks!  In the land of plenty...this is almost unbelievable!! my soap box now!!

Well, by now you know the's Random Tuesday and there are many Randomizers floating around blogland sharing their stories with all of us!!  Time to visit them and you can start by stopping by Stacy's at Stacy Uncorked!  And then visit those randomizers who are linked up there. And don't stop there! Go and encourage Keely, of The UnMom to take up the reigns of Random Tuesday again.  We miss her randomizing for sure!!

Well, enough of my excitement...what about you?  What is blowing your skirts (or shirt) up these days??

Have a magical and blessed day!!
Hugging you,

PS...Oops!  I almost forgot!  Eggnog!!  Gotta have eggnog on Christmas day!!  The good stuff...with brandy and a touch of nutmeg!!  Ahhhhhh!  Perfect!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Silent Saturday ~ Part Eighty-Six!!!

This day I would love to be sharing pictures like this...

But, alas...I am sharing these...

And these...


Yes, the first of the snows has arrived!  Beautiful?  Yes, it is!  Cold?  It is that too!!  Skiers delight!!!  But to me causes such a fright!!  I hate driving in this and I have to go out early this morning!  Sigh!!


Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you