Saturday, January 31, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
This past week, my nieces sister-in-law delivered her baby girl prematurely, and I want to get her quilt done. These are two of the fabrics going into it. I'm so anxious to start, it may end up being a kitchen table project!
Welcome to the world Hailey!! And congratulations to Brian and Debrah. She's beautiful!
Monday, January 26, 2009
Being a Grandparent...
First, I peeled off the plastic film that covers the box.
and the little book is pictures of birds I took around my feeders.
I really wish AOL still sent cd's in these boxes, ideal for craft projects! After I'm done with the two I'm working on, that will be it, unfortunately, unless I can find someone with any in their stashes they'd like to toss my way!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
I just talked to my sister, Mom is being kept at least another night, she is ill again. They are running quite a few tests, her gal bladder, kidneys, etc. to see where there may be a problem. Please continue to keep her in your prayers. Mom is 81. We pray they find what is wrong and that she bounce back soon. Blessings to all, Laurie
Thank God for Life Line. We signed my mother up for this when my sister moved, in case of emergency. Yesterday morning she used it. She became ill during the night with the stomach virus that is going around, and by 6 in the morning she was so ill. My sister was called and found her unable to move, in her chair. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital where they found her severely dehydrated and quite sick and very weak. All day yesterday they pumped her full of fluids. Mom will be there for a couple days, while they run some tests and let her regain some strength. Please keep her in your prayers. And if you know a senior who lives alone, please check on them. What a scary thing to go through. One of us girls visit Mom every day, and if we had known what was going to happen, well we didn't and are so grateful she pushed that button.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
When my father was alive, it was a tradition in our church each Christmas, for him to join the choir in a recitation of this song by Larnel Harris, "All Year Long" With his deep, beautiful voice, he would recite the verses while the choir sang the refrain. It always moved the congregation to tears. With Dad gone now, I still reflect on the message of this song.
In our home, I have held to the tradition of taking down the decorations on January 6th, Epiphany; the arrival of the wise men to the manger, traditionally the 12th day of Christmas. Then comes the hard part. How to keep that spirit alive all year long. How do you? What traditions, acts, or feelings keep the birth of our Lord, and the purpose He came to us alive in your heart?
He braced the old ladder with all of His might
And shouted, "dad have no fear"
As I stretched high to store the stockings and trim
In the attic for another year.
We were busily packing our Christmas away
While singing a carol we knew
When I heard my son in innocence inquire
Do we store away Jesus too?
I smiled at my boy as again I explain
God's longing to reconcile
How He gave to the world the gift of new life
When His yearning became Mary’s child.
Though surrounded by all of man's goods we embrace
The hope of that Bethlehem night
We will never store this blessed gift away
With the tinsel and colored lights.
All Year Long,
We must worship day by day
All year long tis the season to obey.
May the Christmas tree lights
And the sleigh rides at night
Remind us all to stay
In Gods' presence
All Year Long.
As we welcome the Epiphany, may each of you, my dear blog friends, carry the spirit of Christmas in your hearts, and have a very blessed 2009.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
1. If it isn't chocolate, it isn't candy or ice cream.
2. I am a sucker for animals. Strays seem to find me, all but one of my pets are rescues or were found on the
3. This is harder than I thought it would be! Can that count as one?! No? Well,...hmmm..uuhhhh...I hate
housework. I'll do it, but only because it needs to be done. I'd much rather be playing, but can't enjoy if I know everything isn't where it should be.
4. I'm not a phone talker, in fact if I didn't need one, I wouldn't have it!
5. I love the outdoors. Spring, summer and fall are my favorite seasons.
6. I wish I had the courage to go up in a hot air balloon. Maybe someday...
7. I love dreams where I am flying. Just floating through the air. I feel so free and liberated!
8. Games. I love board games, card games, and wish I knew someone who played cribbage. I used to play it by the hours, but lost my playing partner.
O.K., I don't have many to tag, but will. Actually, this is fun, I didn't know I'd have to go so deep to think of 8 things to post.
I hope everyone is enjoying the new year. I'm off to my sisters, she was the New Years baby for 1950!
Enjoy your day!