I hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas!It's been pretty rough around here. Major health issues have taken over my home since October 30th, but we're hanging in there and made sure we kept our family traditions up through the Christmas season. In many ways we have been very blessed and blessed by many people. I know we couldn't have ever done this alone. Surround yourself with good people, because they pull you through times such as these. I mean that.Through the ups and downs over these last couple... read more »
Ma Pa Pugh would just like to wish you a
From our home..........
......to yours~I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends.We cooked a huge feast and had dinner at noon.
We shared what we were all thankful for around our table.
We have so much to be thankful for this year.
Charlie and I are blessed beyond words.
I love the simple things in life, as you know.
Faith, family, health, and great friendsare all I need.
(and yummy food, of ... read more »
I can't believe how close Christmas is and how easily Thanksgiving is kind of put on the back shelf these days.
It seems to me that this has only been happening for around the last 10 or so years.It's as if Thanksgiving is just a fancier Thursday dinner.
I really do love Thanksgiving!
I miss the love and excitement, via the media, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
I love Christmas, too, don't get me wrong, but each holiday needs the build up of the day-do you catch my drift?We know Christmas is HUGE!
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You know how I get excited for good deals by now don't you?
Well, I feel like I just hit the mother lode!It gets so very cold here in Illinois and I never like to cut loose of money, especially on myself, but I spent $1.29 last night and I couldn't feel better about it.
I was given a QVC gift card a couple of months ago and I just couldn't spend it foolishly.
It was something I had to really think about.
So I went on the QVC site and thought about new fun stuff for my kitchen, then I thought abou... read more »
It's been so gorgeous in Illinois this fall!Here are a few photo's that I have taken of my yard.
This is my tree that is by my porch.
Yes, it glows~
......and here all the leaves that are sadly falling off of my gorgeous tree. Soon it will be bare.
This is a picture of our front porch.
This is where I sit to observe the changing foliage and where I took these pictures for you.
Yes, I have a close up view from here.
See here is a different shot of the tree for you with the sun just streaming ... read more »
Many memories of an old tire swing, at my grandma's house, (we called my Grandma simply, Ma) from whenI was a little girlhave been on my mind lately and I have no idea why.Maybe it's because life was so simple?Maybe it's because of the warmth of this spring is triggering my mind and making me remember?Maybe it's because it was such a happy time of life for me?I don't have the answers, but all I know is that the memories wont leave so I must write them down to make room for other stories and memories that... read more »
It was way overdue that I needed glasses so a few weeks a go I was able to get a designer pair of glasses.Dolce Gabanna glasses!
I now feel like a little redneck celebrity in these specs!
Only around myown house, of course, and in front of anyone that encounters me in all of my designer "fabulous-ness"In my everyday life I am so frugal with my purchases and spending money, especially on myself, but I was able to get, not only one pair of glasses, but a second pair for free, because I have the gift o... read more »
We don't travel to Paris. We don't travel to Asia. We don't travel to Australia. Heck we barely leave our home-LOL!Who can afford gas these days?!?! Oh, my........gas prices are ridiculous.We have to find ways to entertain ourselves.We have to keep our minds active.We have to think outside the box.So we do home projects.So Charlie had Good Friday off, last week, and we got lots of stuff done around here. I had noticed my filters were getting nasty in the vent above my stove so I went right to Pinterest t... read more »
1. Busy week? Yes, it was.
2. I didn't have to cook for four days this week. This NEVER happens so I guess I could kind of say I was on holiday.
3. We ateout on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday Wednesday. Again, we very seldom eat out and I always cook. This is a BIG deal to me. I think I might be starting to get a bit spoiled. I love to cook. I do. I do, but going out for dinner was my mini vacation and I totally enjoyed myself. No prepping, no serving , no dishes. It was fabulous!
4. Charlie had his 52nd ... read more »
As the lilac trees have been blooming over this last week it stirs in me so much emotion. So I went in search of a blog post that I had posted a couple of so years ago.Click on the link below to read it if you'd like.What I learned from herShe was my world.
She was our world.
She was my mother-in-law.
The studio that I work in, now, was her home and we lived in the big main house. When she got very ill we moved her in with us and took care of her until her last breath. It was this time of year when ... read more »