Friday, December 25, 2009

Delivering my Dad's Christmas gift today was like taking a sleigh ride. Oklahoma received more snow in the last 24 hours than I have seen since the snow storm in the early 80's. A 'state of emergency' has been declared for Oklahoma because of the Christmas Eve blizzard.
I prefer staying in the house by the warm fire and enjoying the view from the inside out. I slept in this morning and then we made Crate & Barrel's Holiday Pancake Mix. Oh yum....were they good. We decided we wouldn't mind having those again next year. Opened our gifts to each other and then later dug out food prepared for guest that did not show up last night. So we slept and ate alot today. All and all we both enjoyed our day together. I hope you and your family had a wonderful day.
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays &
Happy New Year!
At the end of this year, I would like to wish all of you, and especially all of you bloggers out there who inspire me, a wonderful holiday season!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Time

Not to get off on a sad note here at the holiday time....but, it is especially sad when we are going through loss of those we love at the holiday times. So, often we take life for granted.
My father-nl-law is going through terminal cancer. Enough said for that subject. It is so hard watching those around him, watching him slip away from their lives. We leave in two days to be with them. It will be tough to see him like this. It keeps bringing back memories of my Mother going through cancer. Death is never a pretty site.
So, take time this holiday season to remember those that have lost someone in their life and are going through this holiday season alone. Or maybe someone that is going through a terminal illness and suffering at this time. Stop and pick up the phone and tell them you are thinking about them. They will appreciate it. They will feel better. And so will you.

God bless you and may we all be thankful for our health.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Watch this, it did my heart good to see it!

Monday, December 7, 2009

I love decorating for Christmas. Here is a photo of the dining room with some of the holiday trim that I have added. I have stuck to the red, white & silver theme the past few years and I shop all year long for items that will fit into this color scheme.
The winter has turned cold, we have the lights hung outside and the fireplace is burning. It gets me in the mood for Christmas. No really big plans, some gatherings with friends and family members are generally the highlights for us. We love the fellowship of a good meal with those we love. I remember the most cherished times when raising my children, was when we would sit down for an evening meal and talked about our day. Never thought much about it at the time...but, later in the years, I realized that was when some of our best conversations took place.
We have so much to be thankful for that we can do for those we love, have been blessed with good health, and have our family and friends in our lives.
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Its Cold Outside

Its cold outside and I really love our new Kurig.....not only does it make coffee but it makes hot tea and hots chocolate. There are numerous k-cup flavors to choose from. Dave's favorite is the Newman's Organic Blends.  We decided that the kcups may be a little higher than regular coffice, but you don't waste as much pouring out what you don't drink. And it is fantastic for when someone drops in and just would like just one cup.
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