Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wishes for 2015

Just a few hours left before the clock ticks over to 2015, so here are a few of my wishes for this new year.

I wish for:

more love and less hatred
more caring and less disdain
more good news stories and less bad news
more homes, food and clothing for those who are homeless, hungry and cold
more friends for those who are lonely
more seeing the good in people, and less finding fault

Sadie and I wish you all a very Happy New Year and all the best in the 12 months to come. 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Evening Sky

As the evening began to fall yesterday, the sky gave us an interesting display. My camera does not do sky well, so my pictures do not do the view justice. It was a very remarkable sky.

It was quite amazing as the lower light moved eastward over the North Mountain.

It rained most of the day yesterday, sometimes quite hard, but above
is a picture of what the weather was like today. Lots of sun, but
also very windy.

A bit of felting......a present I gave myself.

Felting is all that I really did today....taking it easy. 
Had my afternoon nap, as Sadie had me up at 5:30.
She has made it to Christmas, so perhaps she will
make it to her 11th birthday, on Jan. 8th.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Day

Sadie and I wish all my readers a

Very Merry Christmas

May this Christmas time be the time when you find
Peace and Joy
in the wonderful Gift of love

My Christmas Card to all.

Blessings, Joy and Peace

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


Comfort and Joy

The wind was softly blowing
On that cold, clear winter’s night
And on the hillside, watching shepherds
Gazed at stars so bright.
And then in fear and trembling
They heard the angelic throng.
“Glory to God in the highest,”
Was their joyous song.

The shepherds hastened from the hillside
To a stable in Bethlehem town.
Before a manger where the Christ Child lay,
They worshiped and bowed down.
It was almost beyond their comprehension,
But in their hearts they understood
That this Babe in lowly manger
Had come for mankind’s good.

From the loving Heavenly Father
Came this tiny baby boy
Who would bring in infinite measure
Love and peace, comfort and joy.

We celebrate this Christmas
In the shadow of the cruel tree
Upon which the Savior gave His life
To bring salvation to you and me.
Let us open our hearts to this Christ Child,
As shepherds and magi did long ago,
And bow in adoration
Of the One who loves us so.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Saturday: Everything is covered with a dusting of frost this morning, like powdered sugar.

Tree went up yesterday, with lights (though they are not sitting evenly on the branches). I turned them on this morning in the early darkness, and they actually didn't look as bad as I thought they would. They shall stay that way.

I don't know what it is that causes me to have so much trouble getting into some sort of Christmas Spirit. I keep blaming it on baggage from years past.

Monday:  Well, I must tell you about my Sunday afternoon. My granddaughter is in a choir, as I have mentioned on other occasions. There was a special Christmas concert yesterday, with Lindsay's choir and two other youth choirs from our area. The music was absolutely beautiful. What great gifts the two directors have, to take a multitude of children from very young to older teens, and create music which at times actually makes you tingle. My friend P joined me and she really enjoyed it too. It is a huge commitment for both the directors and the young people.

This morning P and I visited a very talented J who has talents galore. She has no less than 6 decorated trees in her home. Themed trees, like the gingerbread tree and the nutcracker tree. Oh my, they are so beautiful. You definitely know it is Christmas with her beautiful, mostly home made decorations about. Everything is so beautiful. She has a big, old home, the type that suits all the decorations. Of course, she loves to decorate, and it shows in the presentation of the various rooms.

I think I may have a theme for my forlorn little tree - "Teddy Bears and Snow people, silver balls and some odds and ends". No, that's much too long..... Ah well.......That's the best I can do. Some folk just have that special knack, and J"s got it!

 Tuesday: Early morning found me watching the tree lights in the dark and adding a few final ornaments, holding the home made ones from my granddaughters' early years, and placing a few teddy bears for Sadie, who for the first time in many, many days decided that she wanted to play with one. She pounced on it and shook it, and then had a coughing spell, then pounced again. Bless her little struggling heart, she is now having a good snooze, which is how she spends most of her days now.

We are, as I always seem to say, 'hanging in', one day at a time.

Christmas is getting very near.........

Monday, December 8, 2014

Professor Should

I had a long discussion with Professor Should today. We meet periodically, usually when I am stressed. She shows up unannounced and we begin our session.

The Professor doesn't listen, she usually natters on about all the things I should do.......the result of this session:

Professor Should says;

You should be getting all those decorations out of the attic, and start making this place Christmasy.

Don't you think you should decorate the outside more?

If you were a good mom and grandma you should be making all kinds of Christmas goodies.

You should get that tree up soon!

You still have shopping to do. You should get that done in the next few days!

Haven't you got those cards done yet? You should finish them tomorrow!

Should, should, should!

There were also some 'should nots':

Should not take an afternoon nap. It wastes time.

Should not say 'no' to things people ask you to do.

Should not spend time on the computer - waste of time

Should not go to bed so early.....

After our session, which lasted most of the day, I finally left, slamming the door thinking.....

     You, professor, should go should yourself'.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Oh What Fun it is to slide...

......through the days leading up to Christmas. That's what I am trying to do....slide into Christmas. 
But, of course, when you slide down a hill,
you have to get back up to the top
meaning you have to walk.
And there in lies the problem.

The above information was on face book, It pretty well sums up my life.
I was going to carry on and make a few jokes about what fibro 
does to me through most days,
but as I think about it, I am in no mood to laugh,
and I am too tired tonight to finish writing this.

The slide down the hill is no fun....

Enough said.