Dec 29, 2010

Subtle Hints

We had a wonderful Christmas smothered in Grand-loves! 

 We recieved this gift with a subtle hint ~
I guess they want us to move closer! 

Dec 22, 2010

Christmas Goodies

Go ahead ~ help yourself!
 Calories were magically removed!
My virtual gift to you!
Merry Christmas!


As you are out and about traveling over the holidays please remember this:
A recent joint study conducted by the Department of Health and the Department of Motor Vehicles indicates that 23% of traffic accidents are alcohol related. This means the remaining 77% are caused by assholes that just drink water, coffee, carbonated drinks, juices, energy drinks, and healthy crap like that. Therefore, beware of those who do not drink alcohol. They cause three (3) times as many accidents.

Seriously now ~
If you drink - don't drive!

Dec 18, 2010

images found on net 
Oh my goodness
 what's that girl been up to now?

Dec 15, 2010

Wildlife Wonderland

Good Morning!
 Although it was over 20 below this morning; as the temps began to rise the animals began to move.  Within a short time frame we had deer, wild turkeys, crows, numerous chickadees, nut-hatches and mourning doves visit our back yard. The weather didn't seem to bother them in the least. I have to admit that I prefer seeing all this wildlife from the comfort of a warm and cozy house.  With all this activity going on I sometimes forget that we have a 'city' address.

Dec 12, 2010

Game Time!

Did you play games at family gatherings?  We did, do and probably always will.  Now it's mostly cards but when my sisters and I were teenagers ... into our young adulthood ... then our mid adulthood ... we spent hours playing SCRABBLE.  We would even take a board along to the beach, and we each kept one in our campers. Have board will travel. What memories ~ What fun!!
 Now that I'm thinking about it we enjoyed several games!

How about you?

And Dear Sisters, GAME ON next time we get together!

All images from the internet.

Dec 9, 2010

Sparkling Nights

It's beginning to look
a lot like

 Pictures just never do justice to the Christmas lights glow.

Dec 6, 2010

I remember waking up in what seemed like another world on Christmas morning because Santa came. Not only did he drop off toys but he also delivered a beautiful tree. What a breath-taking wonderful surprise! It was dressed in colorful balls, candle ornamets that bubbled, and sparkling lights - all draped in shimmering silver icicles. Each one perfectly hanging across the branch, as if the elves had an inch-worm in their pocket to determine the spacing of each icicle. And the floor was covered with presents, presents, presents! We each recieved one or two gifts, but it was always exactly what we wanted. Santa is so good at this sort of thing. I suppose I was in awe because there were so many gifts, but now I realize it was because there were nine of us kids in the house. However, beieve me, we were all very content with what we recieved. Our socks were hung on the fireplace and magically filled with various fruits while we slept. Bowls of nuts were set out on the table and we could only see a few crumbs left behind where we had left cookies for Santa. 

But now it seems that every year the trees go up earlier and earlier. As much as children like to help decorate, and yes I know that Santa is a very busy man, I personally think it takes away that moment of 'awe and surprise' for them on Christmas morning.  Stores are running the holidays all together. I remember when they would at least let Thanksgiving pass before seeing the Chirstmas items on the shelves. But like life itself, traditions change and we continue to adapt. But I still sometimes prefer tradition.

Dec 3, 2010

Creative Mind

My husband jokes that 
I collect craft supplies!
Sad thing is
 (as she whispers) 
he's right! 
I can't pass a good deal.
I'm guilty of collecting
while hardly ever creating!
my creative mind!
I need a kickstart -
just a gentle one please.

Dec 1, 2010

Oh My! Times have changed.

My memory is still good! I can actually recall the days when I could have pulled this off ~ or better yet Santa could have pulled it off me!
Wink wink! 

Oh come on people ~
Why do you think he winked all the time?!